Muslim NYPD official is Congresswoman’s guest of honor at State of the Union
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BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Seeking to combat a growing Islamophobic sentiment nationwide, Congresswoman Grace Meng announced on Monday that a Muslim lieutenant with the NYPD will accompany her to President Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Meng’s guest of honor is Lt. Adeel Rana, president of the NYPD Muslim Officers Society. Rana is […]

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Middle Village man busted for trying to solicit sex from teen: DA
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He tried to lure a teenage girl into a tryst, but wound up getting an undercover detective. A Middle Village man was charged Friday in an online sting for using an AOL chat room to solicit sex from a 14-year-old girl, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. Though Joseph R. Sylvester, 51, believed to be […]

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‘Time to pass the torch’: Congressman Israel won’t seek re-election
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Congressman Steve Israel is turning the page on his political career. The Nassau County-based lawmaker whose district includes areas of northeast Queens announced late on Tuesday afternoon that he would leave Congress at the end of his eighth term on Capitol Hill this December. Israel indicated that he would concentrate on his writing career; he published his […]

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Packages & Pints

BY BRADLEY HAWKS Christine Cullinane-Haber has been curating the Sweet Afton Holiday Mini-Market for the past six years. “I wanted to create a market where local artists and designers could sell their work, free of charge—there’s no vendors fee,” she explains. “We have a great raffle during the market,” continues Cullinane-Haber, “in which all proceeds […]

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Local pol calls for immediate removal of abandoned barges in Flushing Bay
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For nearly a year, two abandoned barges have been left floating in Flushing Bay, damaging the water quality and presenting dangers to those that use the bay for both business and recreational purposes. On Monday morning, Congressman Joseph Crowley, along with advocates for Flushing Bay, met outside World’s Fair Marina, Pier 1 to call on the […]

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