Elmhurst man sentenced for fatal stabbing of wife


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The Elmhurst man who stabbed his wife to death in 2014 and went on with his day, after faking her suicide note, has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison, prosecutors announced.

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City opens new homeless shelter at former East Elmhurst hotel


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Starting Monday, homeless families with children will begin to move into a new shelter which has opened at the former site of the Clarion Hotel, located at 94-00 Ditmars Blvd. in East Elmhurst.

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Senator Gillibrand visits Elmhurst to call for healthier school meals


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

As the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) is set to expire at the end of next month, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting against efforts to weaken school nutrition standards and to provide more children with healthy meals throughout the summer months.

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Elmhurst site near Queens Center may soon distribute medical marijuana


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

A state-regulated medical marijuana dispensary center may soon open shop across the street from the Queens Center mall in Elmhurst.

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Jackson Heights, Elmhurst district schools to receive $2.4M in funding


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Councilman Daniel Dromm, who is the chair of the City Council’s education committee, announced on Monday that he has allocated a total of $2.4 million for schools in his district for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Wild night of ‘Big Battel’ wrestling in Elmhurst


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THE COURIER/Photos by Kelly Marie Mancuso

As the lights of Queens Boulevard began to dim and store owners pulled down their metal gates on the night of July 10, a diverse crowd began to assemble at the Elmhurst Elks Club to watch costumed monsters square off in a ring as Boston-based wrestling sensation Kaiju Big Battel roared into town.

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Elmhurst plants a tree to honor late Parks Department employee


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

The Parks Department and members of the Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together (COMET) teamed up on June 11 for a special Elmhurst Park Day of Service in memory of Parks Department manager Jennifer Kao.

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