Come to a special Woodside concert on Sunday to help the victims of the Ecuador earthquake
Photo via Facebook/La Boom New York

The “World’s Borough” will reach out to the people of quake-stricken Ecuador in a special way this Sunday. State Senator Jose Peralta announced the “Queens for Ecuador” benefit concert, which will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at La Boom New York, located at 56-15 Northern Blvd. in Woodside. Proceeds from the benefit […]

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Relief efforts continue across Queens in response to deadly earthquake in Ecuador
Photo via Twitter/@WFP

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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Hillary Clinton visits a Jackson Heights Indian restaurant to talk diversity and discrimination
Photos courtesy of Jackson Diner

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stopped at Jackson Heights’ oldest Indian restaurant, the Jackson Diner, to speak with Queens officials and community leaders about diversity and discrimination. About half of Jackson Heights’ residents are foreign-born, with many hailing from South America and countries such as India, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal and Bangladesh. Clinton met with […]

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Cops should have a satellite office to better patrol Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, officials say
Photos by Angela Matua/QNS

The fourth largest public park in New York City and the police officers who patrol it deserve modern facilities, according to elected officials and residents. State Senator Jose Peralta, Congressman Joseph Crowley and Assemblyman Francisco Moya stood in front of the 110th Precinct stationhouse in Elmhurst on Thursday and called on the NYPD to create […]

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Western Queens making progress digging out from the blizzard of 2016
THE COURIER/Photo by Katrina Medoff

Three days after the Blizzard of 2016 completely covered the city in snow, western Queens residents and city agencies are still shoveling and plowing their way out. Many people, including elected officials, took to social media to express their frustration with the city for not handling the several feet of snow dumped on Queens in a quicker manner. […]

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