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Motorcyclist fatally struck by tractor trailer after wiping out on LIE near Woodhaven Boulevard: NYPD
Motorcyclist fatally struck by tractor trailer after wiping out on LIE near Woodhaven Boulevard: NYPD

May. 27, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb

A motorcyclist was fatally struck by a tractor trailer after he lost control of his bike on the Long Island Expressway near Woodhaven Boulevard early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

Police from the 112th Precinct received a call regarding the collision at approximately 4:37 a.m. on May 27. Upon their arrival, officers found a 22-year-old man lying on the road with severe trauma to his body.

EMS arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending proper family notification, police said.

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New York Hall of Science awarded federal funding for project on artificial intelligence

New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will play a key role in the future of artificial and natural intelligence after U.S. Rep. Grace Meng announced that the institution in Flushing Meadows Corona Park has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in federal funding from the National Science Foundation over the next five years.

NYSCI will be part of a $20 million initiative led by Columbia University to establish an AI Institute for Artificial and Natural Intelligence (ARNI), an interdisciplinary center that will bring together several top research institutions to focus on a national priority: connecting the major progress made in AI systems to the revolution in understanding the brain.

Op-Ed: Why I’m voting for Melinda Katz

May. 13, 2023 By Councilman Shekar Krishnan

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Steve Cohen’s team releases community-based report regarding development of 50 acres of asphalt around Citi Field

May. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall

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Young boy fatally shot by cop 50 years ago honored at South Jamaica intersection

Rarely does a street co-naming ceremony provide a cathartic moment for some of the city’s most potent leaders, but that is precisely what occurred in Southeast Queens on Friday.

Mayor Eric Adams and City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams delivered remarks at Calvary Baptist Church in South Jamaica before political leaders, clergy, criminal justice reformers, and members of Clifford Glover’s family as they unveiled a new street sign at the intersection of Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and 112th Road where, a half-century earlier, a 10-year-old Black boy was shot and killed by a white NYPD undercover officer.