Here’s where to shop secondhand in Queens this Wednesday on National Thrift Store Day
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Shop until you drop across Queens on Wednesday, Aug. 17, and celebrate National Thrift Store Day! The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and its donateNYC program are urging New Yorkers to shop second-hand first this Thrift Store Day by partnering with more than 60 nonprofit thrift stores and local vintage shops throughout the […]

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Jail time and probation coming for Middle Village man arrested in online teen sex sting
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A Middle Village man pleaded guilty this week to charges that he tried to set up a sexual encounter with a teenage girl who turned out to be an undercover cop in an online chat room. Joseph R. Sylvester, 51, of 78th Street entered a guilty plea to one count of second-degree rape on Tuesday […]

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Rego Park Jewish Center: ‘June is bustin’ out all over’
Rego Park Jewish Center: "June is bustin’ out all over!"

From Rogers & Hammerstein’s great show “Carousel,” “June is bustin’ out all over” certainly rings true today… May’s fickle weather pattern ended and warm and sunny days have made everything bloom. The daffodils along Macarthur Park signaled it’s time to shed our winter gear and get ready for summer. Being one of a very tiny […]

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This College Point resident and World War II veteran finally gets his high school diploma
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Speaking before the graduates of St. Agnes High School during their graduation Mass last Friday night at St. Fidelis Church, Monsignor Denis Herron had a powerful question for them: “When you reach a ripe old age, how will you be remembered?” For one Class of 2016 graduate, the answer was already quite clear. Anthony Barone, a […]

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Two abandoned, contaminated barges were floating in Flushing Bay for over a year
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Fewer toxins will be floating in the waters of Flushing Bay, now that two abandoned barges have been taken out of the waterway. Councilman Joseph Crowley joined with Colonel David Caldwell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NY District Commander, and Flushing Bay advocates on Monday to announce the removal of derelict barges that contributed to the pollution of the waterway. “To those who […]

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