Former site of sexist statue ‘Civic Virtue’ in Kew Gardens is being rededicated to the women of Queens
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Workers have begun transforming the former site of the controversial Civic Virtue statue near Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens into a public green space, according to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. Contractors are repairing damaged stone work at the base of the fountain upon which the statue — now a resident of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn — once […]

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105th Precinct Satellite in Rosedale is now a 24-hour operation
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It’s not quite a new precinct, but for many south Queens residents, it’s close enough. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced on Friday that the 105th Precinct’s Satellite office in Rosedale is stronger than ever, with a 24-hour schedule and expanded staffing. As of Feb. 23, the satellite now has an additional 18 […]

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Queens Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, a champion of education, dies at 76
Photo via Facebook/Assemblywoman Barbara Clark

Updated 3:06 p.m. One of Queens’ longest serving lawmakers, Assemblywoman Barbara Clark, died on Monday night. The 76-year-old Clark was first elected to the Assembly in 1986, representing the neighborhoods of Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Hollis and St. Albans, and was the Assembly’s deputy majority whip at the time of her passing. Details about her death […]

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Pols. announce IDNYC pop-up center at Queens Library Briarwood branch
Council Member Lancman, State Senator Comrie, Assemblyman Weprin and Commissioner Agarwal Announce New IDNYC  Pop-Up at the Briarwood Library

Briarwood residents still have a few more days to get their official New York City identification card at their local public library. The Briarwood library is hosting an IDNYC pop-up registration center that opened on Dec. 29, 2015; the center is slated to close on Wednesday, Jan. 13. City Councilman Rory Lancman, state Senator Leroy Comrie, […]

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Thanksgiving drive delivers more than 500 turkeys to Jamaica families in need
Photo courtesy of  state Senator Leroy Comrie's office

BY BROOKE SMITH More than 500 turkeys were given out to families in need this Thanksgiving season in a drive sponsored by state Senator Leroy Comrie earlier this week. The two-day drive was made possible through donations from local food providers and community-minded organizations. Comrie enlisted the help of community partners in distributing the 500 turkeys to help alleviate […]

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