MTA is ‘punishing’ Woodhaven for its opposition to Select Bus plan, says one local lawmaker
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Select Bus Service still tops the list of concerns for Woodhaven residents, and one elected official thinks the neighborhood’s opposition is leading City Hall to “discriminate” against the community. Though the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) meeting last Saturday at the Emanuel Church of Christ was more lightly attended than most of the group’s other meetings, the […]

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Gold medal Olympian Dalilah Muhammad makes her native Queens and the nation proud
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Queens-born Dalilah Muhammad dazzled the audience last Thursday in Rio and the rest of the world when she won gold in the women’s 400-meter hurdles. The 26-year-old Jamaica native who was raised in Rochdale won the race in 53.14 seconds, beating the second place Sara Slott Peterson of Denmark and third place winner Ashley Spencer of Indiana. […]

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Astoria Park will get $30 million for capital improvements
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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that $150 million would be allocated to five city parks and Astoria Park was included in the list of lucky recipients. As part of the city’s new Anchor Parks initiative, these parks will receive money to initiate upgrades like new soccer fields, comfort stations, running tracks and hiking trails. More […]

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First Chick-fil-A in Queens will open on Sept. 1 and first 100 customers will win free food for a year
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Chicken sandwich chain Chick-fil-A will open its first Queens location at Queens Center mall on Sept. 1 and the first 100 people on line will win a year’s supply of free meals. The store will open at 9:30 a.m. and as part of the restaurant’s “First 100″ event, 100 adults ages 18 and older will win […]

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First-degree murder charges for Brooklyn man accused of executing an Ozone Park imam & assistant
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A Brooklyn man is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for arraignment on charges that he shot and killed an Ozone Park imam and his assistant on Saturday afternoon. Oscar Morel, 35, of East New York was escorted out of the 107th Precinct‘s Flushing stationhouse (which also serves as headquarters of NYPD Patrol Borough […]

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