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Woodhaven remembers and mourns Maria Thomson, a welcoming person, tough advocate and natural leader

The community of Woodhaven lost one of its warmest personalities and strongest advocates on Wednesday when Maria Thomson died after dedicating the last 40 years of her life to civic activism. Thomson’s list of achievements is practically endless. As the president of the 102nd Precinct Community Council, she served five terms and was named the first […]

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Queens cops recognized for animal rescues

By Naeisha Rose Two Queens NYPD officers were honored last week for their contributions to helping the city’s most vulnerable animals at the third annual Appreciation Luncheon held by ASPCA, a non-profit dedicated to preventing animal cruelty. Sgt. Wendell Seymour of Patrol Borough Queens North, which is in Flushing, and Detective Marique Monzert of the […]

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Woodhaven street co-named to remember fallen soldiers ahead of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time for Americans to remember and honor those who have fought and died for the freedoms this country holds dear, and now a street in Woodhaven will forever commemorate those soldiers. Forest Park Drive in Forest Park is already lined with memorial trees dedicated to those who lost their lives in […]

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Legalizing basement apartments a bad idea

By Bob Harris After rumors circulated recently that Mayor Bill de Blasio was again thinking of legalizing basement apartments, legislators and civic leaders have spoken out against any such proposal. State Sen. Tony Avella held a meeting in his office with civic leaders to oppose any such plan. Various legislators, such as Councilman Barry Grodenchik, […]

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Calling all bargain-hunters! Check out Glendale’s first-ever neighborhood-wide sidewalk sale

Glendale residents are ready for some heavy-duty spring cleaning — and selling — as more than 30 homes have signed up to be a part of the community’s first-ever neighborhood-wide sidewalk sale on Saturday, April 22. After hearing rumblings from residents interested in a neighborhood yard sale on the Glendale Civic Association Facebook page, Michelle Cook-Lopez, […]

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