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Power Women of Queens Celebrates 30 years 
Power Women of Queens Celebrates 30 years 

Mar. 1, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan

Since its inception 30 years ago, Power Women of Queens, this year presented by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, has recognized thousands of women for their extraordinary contributions and built a network for continuous growth. 

On Thursday, Feb. 29, Schneps Media celebrated the anniversary of the impactful networking event at Terrace on the Park in Corona. Over 550 attendees gathered to celebrate the women who received an award this year, many of them past recipients who paved the way for their other women in their respective industries. 

Victoria Schneps, the President of Schneps Media, started the company with just one newspaper, The Queens Courier, in her living room over 35 years ago. Since then, the company has grown to encompass 90 different publications covering local communities across NYC, Long Island, Philadelphia and Palm Beach, Florida. 

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Dozens of people, believed to be migrants, found living in cramped Queens cellar

Mayor Eric Adams confirmed that dozens of people, believed to be migrants, were found living illegally inside a commercial business in South Richmond Hill on Monday afternoon.

The cellar dwellers were discovered inside an illegal conversion of a 2-story, mixed-use building on Liberty Avenue in South Richmond Hill, according to the city’s Department of Buildings. DOB Inspectors were called to the scene at 132-03 Liberty Ave. by FDNY first responders after fire prevention inspectors acting on a tip found the people living in cramped and illegal conditions.

Southeast Queens man indicted for stealing more than $1.1M in pandemic loan fraud scheme: Feds

A Springfield Gardens man was arrested by federal agents on Thursday morning for allegedly stealing more than $1.1 million in a COVID-19 loan fraud scheme.

Terry Dor, 36, of 145th Road, was arraigned hours later in Brooklyn federal court on an eight-count indictment charging him with wire fraud, theft of public funds and money laundering in connection with a scheme to steal funds from the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program that provided emergency funding to distressed businesses during the pandemic.

Firefighter injured battling 2-alarm house fire in Forest Hills early Wednesday morning: FDNY

The FDNY battled a fast-moving two-alarm house fire in Forest Hills early Wednesday morning that injured one firefighter. The blaze broke out in a two-story private home at 114 Walnut St., a block north of Forest Park at 2:34 a.m. Arriving units found heavy fire conditions throughout the basement, first and second floors. Firefighters were hampered by an SUV parked illegally in front of a fire hydrant at the location.

The FDNY transmitted a second alarm, bringing 25 units and 106 firefighters and EMS personnel to the scene. Nearby residents said the building had been undergoing construction in recent weeks and firefighters were evacuated from the rooftop due to sagging conditions towards the rear of the home. Firefighters could be seen through a second-story window pulling down ceilings after flames breached the cockloft, the area between the roof and ceiling.

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults across the borough on the rise, burglaries down slightly in northern Queens

Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of felony assaults across Queens increased during the 28-day period from Jan. 22 through Feb. 18, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Tuesday. At the same time, the number of reported burglaries experienced a slight but noticeable drop in northern Queens.

Forest Hills man dies several days after he was shot at the Pomonok Houses in Kew Gardens Hills: NYPD

A Forest Hills man was identified as the victim in a homicide investigation by the NYPD on Tuesday morning. Police from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows responded to a 911 call of a man shot in front of 67-20 Parsons Blvd. at the Pomonok Houses in Kew Gardens Hills during the early morning hours of Monday, Feb. 5.

When they arrived on the scene just after 2 a.m., officers found 19-year-old Jonathan Mendez of 71st Avenue conscious and still breathing with a gunshot to the head at the location, police said. EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed Mendez to New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

QNS weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

Feb. 9, 2024 By Aidan Pellegrino

If you enjoy a wide variety of music and entertainment, along with enjoying quality food, the Queens area is the perfect place for enjoying all of the different forms of entertainment in New York City. From poetry to music, there is plenty to do and enjoy this weekend.