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Far Rockaway Jewish Alliance endorses Queens DA Katz for re-election

Apr. 3, 2023 By Bill Parry The Far Rockaway Jewish Alliance announced its endorsement of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz in her re-election bid just days ahead of Passover, during which time the NYPD will deploy additional resources at synagogues around the five boroughs. Katz greeted members of the Alliance, one of the borough’s largest…
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DOT to install pedestrian ramp at Stanhope and Fairview in Ridgewood

Apr. 3, 2023 Elijah The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will install a pedestrian ramp and other safety improvements at the notoriously dangerous intersection of Stanhope Street and Fairview Avenue in Ridgewood. In a letter sent to Councilmember Robert Holden, the DOT revealed they had the intention to add more safety measures after…
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NYC nonprofit DOVE program providing assistance for domestic abuse survivors

Apr. 3, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee’s (HANAC) Domestic Violence Program (DOVE) has been working to assist survivors of domestic abuse by providing them with the necessary protection and services. Following the state Senate’s recent passage of a bill aimed at enhancing the scope of health equity assessments to now…
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Community Board 5 looking to add speed camera at Maspeth intersection

Apr. 3, 2023 Elijah Hamilton Queens Community Board 5 (CB 5) is calling on the city’s Department of Transportation  (DOT) to install a speed camera at the intersection of 69th Lane and Eliot Avenue near the Long Island Expressway (LIE) in Maspeth. CB 5 District Manager Gary Giordano said that drivers often speed through the…
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Maspeth man gunned down just steps from home early Sunday morning: NYPD

Apr. 2, 2023 By Bill Parry A Maspeth man was shot and killed just steps from his home on 65th Place near 53rd Drive early Sunday morning, according to the NYPD. Emanuel Pippis, 44, was walking past the Paraguayan Steakhouse in Maspeth, within the confines of the 104th Precinct, just before 4 a.m. when he…
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Queens goes green: Borough’s first woman-owned adult-use cannabis dispensary celebrates soft opening in Jamaica

Mar. 30, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Dozens of customers were lined up outside of Good Grades, Queens’ first woman-owned adult-use retail cannabis dispensary, which celebrated its soft opening in Jamaica on Thursday, March 30. The new cannabis shop, located at 162-03 Jamaica Ave., opened its doors at 2:45 p.m., and customer Rico Brown could not…
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Queens councilman to host thyroid cancer screening event in Middle Village

Mar. 29, 2023 Elijah Hamilton Queens Councilman Robert Holden is partnering with HeartScan Services to host a thyroid cancer screening event in Middle Village on April 20. The event will be hosted at P.S./I.S. 49, located at 60-80 80th St., and is scheduled to run from 4 to 7 p.m. Holden said that hosting the…
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