Three illegal squatters in Woodside are responsible for a string of nighttime robberies, cops say
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Squatters living in a vacant Woodside home are responsible for five robberies across three different precincts, according to police. The three men broke into and occupied a home in the vicinity of 61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue and walked along the Roosevelt Avenue corridor at night to steal phones and “prey on people in the middle of the night […]

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Relief efforts continue across Queens in response to deadly earthquake in Ecuador
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With prayers and donation drives, residents across Queens are mobilizing to help the thousands of people affected by last weekend’s massive earthquake in Ecuador. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed hundreds and destroyed homes and infrastructure across a swath of the South American nation. The tragedy is not lost on the tens of thousands of Ecuadorian residents […]

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UPDATE: Suspect in attempted robbery in Corona, Manhattan homicide has been collard, cops say
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UPDATED Tuesday, April 19 3:30 p.m. The man wanted for an attempted robbery in Corona and a murder in Manhattan has been caught and charged, police report. According to authorities, William Smith, 53, of 400 East 30 St. has been arrested and charged with second degree murder for his alleged involvement in the murder of […]

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MTA tells frustrated 7 train riders that improved communication, service is on the way
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Queens 7 train riders packed the Sunnyside Community Services center on Tuesday night to express their frustration with ongoing delays and to hear from MTA President Veronique Hakim about completed and ongoing projects on the line. The town hall meeting was co-sponsored by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Access Queens, a transit advocacy group that started […]

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After the loss of a beloved Flushing supermarket, New York Mart diversifies beyond Asian products
Councilmember Koo announces new inventory at New York Mart in Flushing with members of the Holly Civic Association

In as diverse a community as Flushing, all the ingredients were there for a cultural clash. After the loss of a beloved neighborhood market, Flushing supermarket New York Mart will be diversifying their stocks beyond their standard Asian grocery products, Councilman Peter Koo announced on Friday. The loss of the longtime Met Supermarket last July to make way for […]

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