Tag: queens

Nominations open for FLAG Awards honoring top NYC teachers


Sep. 28, 2023 By Rachel Butler Nominations are now open for public school teachers in Queens for the FLAG Awards, which recognize teaching excellence in the borough and across New York City. The annual program, which is in its fifth year, is adding the new category of Top Elementary School Teacher in New York City,…
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Duo wanted for mugging two men in Rego Park: NYPD

Sept. 21, 2023 By Michael Dorgan Police have released photos of a pair of suspects who allegedly mugged two men in Rego Park last week. The suspects approached the victims in the vicinity of Austin Street and 63rd Drive at around 11:05 p.m. on Sept. 15 and demanded they hand over money, according to police…. Read more »

UJA Federation of NY launches initiative to combat opioid overdoses in Queens’ Bukharian Jewish community

Aug. 15, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed In response to the rapidly growing opioid overdose crisis among the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens, the UJA-Federation of NY has launched a new initiative to provide 12 community-based institutions with free Narcan kits. This first-of-its-kind initiative brings together The Jewish Board, a licensed Narcan provider, with the local…
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National Night Out Against Crime returns to Queens next week

Jul. 26, 2023 By John Schilling Next Tuesday, Aug. 1, the annual National Night Out Against Crime event will return to the many NYPD precincts across New York City.  This year, the National Night Out Against Crime will celebrate 40 years since it was established by Matt Peskin in Philadelphia in 1984 when the event…
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Queens residents, leaders sound off on housing crisis

Jun. 14, 2023 By Bill Parry The city’s Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) got an earful from Queens residents during a June 12 public hearing at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. Landlords and property owners were advised to steer clear of the hearing by the Rent Stabilization Association of New York which has a membership of…
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What Queens voters need to know ahead of the June primary election

Jun. 9, 2023 By Julia Moro Election Day is right around the corner, with polls opening for early voting on June 17 ahead of the June 27 primary. There are some contentious democratic primary races to look out for in Queens. Paul D. Graziano, Christopher S. Bae and Tony Avella are facing off for City…
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These Queens restaurants were featured on the New York Times’ ‘100 Best Restaurants in New York City’ list

Apr. 28, 2023 By Emily Davenport The Queens Chamber of Commerce is offering its congratulations to the 19 Queens restaurants that were featured on the New York Times’ “100 Best Restaurants in NYC” list. Based on his decade of writing reviews, restaurant critic Pete Wells compiled the restaurant list and ranked the city’s top restaurants….
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