Whitestone creepy teacher, subway stations and trains are getting new designs, and 8 other Queens stories
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Dear readers, it has been a long week and we are sad to report that school may not be as safe as it seems. One dirty teacher who worked at a public high school in the Bronx tried to have sex with minors. On the brighter side, you can enjoy a sneak peek of the new […]

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UPDATE: Bayside street will be renamed after a beloved softball coach
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A Bayside street will be honorably renamed after a beloved softball coach who died last February. Bayside High School alumni gathered at the Queens Community Board 11 (CB 11) meeting in Bayside last month to request the local street renaming. Last week, the City Council passed Councilman Paul Vallone’s bill to co-name 32nd Avenue and 204th Street in honor of coach Stephen […]

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Deserving children in Flushing can eat free summer meals seven days a week
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Children in Flushing, Queens have been receiving free meals every day, courtesy of the Summer Meals Program run by the United States Department of Agriculture. The New York City-Hunger Free America and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced on Friday that three locations in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx will be open seven days […]

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History teacher from Whitestone pleads guilty after he attempted to have sex with a minor
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A former public school history teacher from Whitestone will be doing jail time after attempting to have sex with a minor. Jonathan Blum, 29, a former teacher at Dreamyard Preparatory High School in the Bronx, tried to meet a 14-year-old girl who he conversed with online. The man was met with surprise when the teenager […]

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PHOTOS: Ridgewood’s Out In The Streets festival took over Onderdonk House last weekend
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Another year of Out in The Streets Festival made for a wonderful summer weekend. The two-day rock festival took place this past Saturday and Sunday from midday into night. The backdrop: the rolling, two-acre green space in the middle of industrial Ridgewood. Now in its seventh year, the festival has grown, but remains intimate and upbeat. Though single-day tickets […]

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