Educator at East Elmhurst mosque sexually abused girl: DA
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An after-school instructor at an East Elmhurst mosque was arraigned Wednesday night on charges that he allegedly molested a 9-year-old girl, prosecutors announced. Mohammed Rana, 46, allegedly abused the victim on two occasions between Nov. 30, 2015 and Jan. 28, 2016, while she attended the after-school religious program at the Masjid Abu Huraira Mosque located […]

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Council District 23 race tops an otherwise light Election Day in Queens
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Northeast Queens voters are heading to the polls today to choose the candidate who will occupy the vacant City Council seat formerly occupied by Mark Weprin. Democrat Barry Grodenchik and Republican Joe Concannon are seeking the open 23rd Council District seat, which covers all or parts of Bayside Hills, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, […]

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Base of Civic Virtue statue to be restored, dedicated to women
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre. Documents via Department of Design and Construction.

Plans are set to begin soon to spruce up the former base of the controversial Triumph of Civic Virtue statue near Queens Borough Hall as a planted fountain. The base, which has sat neglected for nearly three years after the statue atop was moved, will be restored and new plants, shrubs, trees, benches and lighting will be added […]

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Controversial Bayside elementary school to start construction this summer
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The School Construction Authority is collecting bids to find a company to construct a controversial four-story, 468-seat elementary school in Bayside on the former Keil Brothers Garden Center and Nursery site. The school, P.S. 332, will cost between $46.2 to $48.6 million and should be open for students from pre-K through fifth grade in September […]

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Astoria’s Cats Eye Marcom wins five awards in international competition
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One Astoria firm brought home the win and caught the eye of those in its industry. Cats Eye Marcom, a marketing, design and consulting firm based in the western Queens neighborhood, won five awards at the 12th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards, an international interactive media competition. The firm was recognized in four categories. It received […]

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