College Point, Flushing and Whitestone will be sprayed from trucks this week to reduce the Zika thread
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The New York City Department of Health is looking to prevent mosquitoes with the potential to carry the Zika virus from spawning in Queens by spraying pesticides in parts of College Point, Flushing and Whitestone. In order to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of the Zika virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from […]

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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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Whitestone residents, a Papa John’s Pizza is coming soon, whether you like it or not
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Local pizzerias in Whitestone may have to scoot over, the corporate giant Papa John’s Pizza is coming soon. The franchise-run pizza shop, will be located at 159-39 14th Avenue, near Whitestone Commons, Foxy Nails and across from the Pie Zanno’s pizzeria. Nonetheless, some Whitestone residents are not too thrilled about their new neighbor. “Better than a spa but […]

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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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Pokemon Go, burglar in Whitestone and Queens home prices in 1995 make the top stories in Queens this week
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It seems that Queens residents are feeling a sense of nostalgia for the good old days when a single-family home cost about $200,000. We took a look at how much houses, co-ops and condos cost back in 1995 and the results are astonishing. It’s also not surprising that Queens is the borough with the most scheduled […]

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