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Power Women of Queens Celebrates 30 years 

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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…
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State of the art ‘Bond Vet’ clinic coming to Forest Hills in April 

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Feb. 29, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Bond Vet, a primary and urgent care clinic for pets, is set to open in Forest Hills this spring—its fourth location in Queens  The new office will be located at 70-38 Austin St. and will officially open on Monday, April 8. The services offered in its modern facilities include essentials such as wellness exams, vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries. The clinic will also provide dental cleanings and travel health certificates for a range of pets.  “Our team is excited to open our newest clinic in Forest Hills,” said Dr. Jeremy Kimmelstiel, Regional Director of Operations….
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Students at Hillcrest High School undergo anti-hate program following anti-Semitic incidents

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Feb. 28, 2024 By Czarinna Andres In an effort to combat hate, the students at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica underwent the Simon Wiesenthal Center‘s ‘Combat Digital Hate’ program in February—prompted, in part, by a series of anti-Semitic incidents at the school. This initiative, funded by Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and spearheaded by Council Member…
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Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults on the rise as crime overall flattens

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Feb. 28, 2024 By Christian Murray The number of felony assaults reported across Queens over the last month are up nearly 10% compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD on Feb. 26. During the 28-day period from Jan. 29 to Feb. 25, the number of felony assaults reported increased 9.6% in northern Queens, from 197 incidents last year to 216 this year. Meanwhile, in southern Queens, the number of felony assaults also rose 9.6% over the period, from 187 to 205. The jump in the number of felony assaults…
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NYPD wins 3rd annual “Battle of the Badges” volleyball game against FDNY

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Feb. 27, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Bragging rights and a trophy were up for grabs at the third annual “Battle of the Badges” between the NYPD and FDNY volleyball teams at Maspeth High School in Elmhurst on Saturday, Feb. 24. Tickets to the friendly championship game between New York’s finest and bravest were $10, and…
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Firefighter injured battling 2-alarm house fire in Forest Hills early Wednesday morning: FDNY

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Feb. 21, 2024 By Bill Parry and Lloyd Mitchell 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…
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Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults across the borough on the rise, burglaries down slightly in northern Queens

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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…
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Queens shoe store opens baseball batting cages on site as part of unique business venture

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Feb. 20, 2024 By Rachel Butler Combining the world of fashion and sports, a Flushing shoe store owner has innovatively introduced baseball batting cages within his premises. The unique addition comes after owner Peter Song, 46, observed a notable absence of batting cages in Flushing and the neighboring areas. Shoe Village, located at 45-22 162nd St. in east Flushing, has been in business since 2006, but it wasn’t until Song’s son began using space inside the store to practice his baseball that he thought that this could be a profitable idea. “When the store was closed for three months during…
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