Community calls homeless shelter at East Elmhurst motel an ‘abuse of power’


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East Elmhurst residents blasted city officials Wednesday for placing a homeless shelter on Astoria Boulevard without community consultation, calling the move a “covert operation reeking of disrespect.”

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125-year-old East Elmhurst flower shop blossoms next to controversial homeless shelter


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For more than a century, one East Elmhurst family has been helping their neighborhood bloom.

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Emergency town hall to be held on controversial East Elmhurst homeless shelter


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Community members will have their voices heard during an emergency town hall meeting on Wednesday over the city’s decision to turn an East Elmhurst motel into a permanent homeless shelter.

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Community opposes newly approved homeless shelter at East Elmhurst motel


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A community is outraged and looking for answers as they learned the city went behind their backs to turn an East Elmhurst motel into a permanent homeless shelter.

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East Elmhurst woman vying to be ‘America’s It Girl’


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Does Jessenia Vargas have what “It” takes? The 26-year-old East Elmhurst resident is competing on a new reality competition show on WE tv, described as “America’s Next Top Model” meets “Project Runway.”

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East Elmhurst boy runs again to raise money for autism programs


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Photo by Larry Sillen

One East Elmhurst boy is getting his running shoes ready once again to help make a difference.

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East Elmhurst students to plant, learn from school garden


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One East Elmhurst middle school is helping students plant a brighter future.

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East Elmhurst man busted after child porn found on computer during Best Buy repair


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One East Elmhurst man has been slapped with charges of possessing child pornography after bringing his laptop to Best Buy for repair.

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East Elmhurst man arrested for allegedly murdering girlfriend and her daughter with hammer


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A man is in custody after a mother and her daughter were discovered dead in their East Elmhurst home Wednesday, police said.

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Cops searching for suspects in East Elmhurst kidnapping


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Police are looking for a group of men who allegedly abducted and beat a woman after they struck her with their vehicle as she was riding her bicycle. The 52-year-old victim was traveling down 30th Avenue near 74th Street at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 when the suspects’ van hit her and knocked her off her […]

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East Elmhurst boy runs five-mile race to raise money for autism program


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Photo courtesy of Larry Sillen

Max Moore has crossed the finish line to make a difference. The nine-year-old from East Elmhurst put on his running shoes to run in the June 30 Achilles International Hope and Possibility Five Mile Race in Central Park for the second time. This year, the youth raised $1,279 in funds online, surpassing his goal of […]

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Community boards OK rezoning for East Elmhurst, Corona


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Proposed rezoning of parts of East Elmhurst and Corona seems to be on track, with approvals from both Community Boards (CB) 3 and 4. The Department of City Planning received the go-ahead from the boards — a first step since Commissioner Amanda Burden’s June 3 announcement of the beginning of the official public review process […]

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East Elmhurst gets slow zone


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East Elmhurst residents are able to cross a little easier. Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Department of Transportation (DOT) Queens Borough Deputy Commissioner Dalila Hall announced the East Elmhurst Slow Zone as part of the DOT’s Neighborhood Slow Zone initiative last week. The DOT’s initiative is a community-based program that reduces the speed limit to 20 […]

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Four wanted in East Elmhurst knife attack


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Police are looking for four men who stabbed a 19-year-old as he was standing on an East Elmhurst street last week. According to police, the suspects approached the victim at the corner of 31st Avenue and 91st Street around 3:50 p.m. on Monday, May 6, stabbed him, then fled the scene. The victim was taken […]

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