Police probe death of woman found with body trauma on Astoria shoreline
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Detectives continue to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found on the Astoria waterfront Friday afternoon. The discovery was made at 12:45 p.m. by 114th Precinct officers responding to a 911 call regarding an unconscious woman in the vicinity of 21st Avenue and Shore Boulevard. Police found the woman, who sustained trauma […]

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Despite concerns, local bicyclists show support for Queens Blvd. bike lanes
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Many western Queens residents who frequent Queens Boulevard protested the roadway’s new protected bike lanes, arguing that they cause more traffic and unsafe driving conditions. But a number of residents who use bicycles as their main mode of transportation applauded Community Board 2 at its Thursday meeting for approving the bike lanes’ implementation. At least seven people […]

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Family of Jamaica murder victim demand end to gun violence at vigil
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BY BROOKE SMITH Jamaica residents are taking their community back from the gun violence that has taken too many of their youth. The death of Jihad Jackson, a 16-year-old boy who was fatally shot on New Year’s Eve, has pushed the community to the point of demanding a change. Jackson’s friends and family joined City Councilman I. […]

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Queens Boulevard has one of the nation’s best bike lanes: report
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A stretch of bike lanes along Queens Boulevard meant to be a quick fix for a road nicknamed the “boulevard of death” has just been named one of the best new bike lanes by People for Bikes. The organization, founded by bicycle industry leaders,  released its America’s 10 Best New Bike Lanes of 2015 list on […]

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Morning shooting in South Jamaica claims man’s life
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Police continue to investigate the death of a 35-year-old man found shot on a South Jamaica block on Saturday morning. Donald Reed of 164th Street was found by 103rd Precinct officers with gunshot wounds to his neck and torso in front of a home on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard between 107th and 108th avenues at 6:45 […]

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