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Free supplies for teachers, Chick-fil-A coming to Queens and 8 more stories from Queens

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With September quickly approaching, teachers are thinking about back to school shopping and one Long Island City organization is providing supplies for free.

In food related news, the first Chick-fil-A in Queens will open on Sept. 1 and the first 100 people in line will win a year’s supply of free food. Dairy Queen is also adding new locations to New York City and wants to open new locations in the “World’s Borough.”

A former doctor in Bayside was busted for selling diet pills illegally after he lost his license and a Bayside burglar stole a fortune from a local cafe.

Here are the top 10 stories from around Queens this week:

  1. Teachers getting ready for school can pick up free supplies at this Long Island City warehouse.
  2. The first Chick-fil-A in Queens will open at Queens Center mall on Sept. 1.
  3. A burglar stole $26,000 in cash and $4,000 in checks from a popular Bayside cafe.
  4. Beer Belly’s in Bayside unexpectedly went belly up.
  5. Northeast Queens was the site of a large pesticide spraying to combat the Zika virus this week.
  6. Check out 6 great waterfront restaurants to dine at this summer.
  7. A woman committed suicide by jumping off the platform of a train in Elmhurst.
  8. A Bayside doctor illegally sold diet pills after losing his license.
  9. Expect a lot more Dairy Queen in Queens as the franchise plans a massive expansion in New York.
  10. A 10-year-old boxer from Springfield Gardens has taken the boxing world by storm.

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