Author Archives: Timothy Petropoulos

Queens gun buyback brings in more than 500 weapons


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With no questions asked, hundreds of people walked into New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jamaica and turned in 509 guns over the weekend. The gun buyback program, the first since 2009, netted an AK 47, tec-9, 245 revolvers, 168 semi-automatic pistols and a Calico 9mm with a 50 round capacity magazine. Participants received $200 for […]

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Mayor Bloomberg: Willets Point facelift to bring thousands of jobs


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More than 12,000 construction jobs and 7,000 permanent jobs will come from the proposed Willets Point renovation, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, which includes retail space, a hotel and quicker access to the Van Wyck Expressway. The reconstruction — to be funded by $3 billion in private investment, as well as $100 million in city capital […]

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Howard Beach ‘Lights’ the way


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Once again Howard Beach came together to stand up to cancer. More than $150,000 was raised at the Fourth Annual Relay for Life of Howard Beach by 302 participants and 37 teams. The event, which took place on June 9 and 10, was sponsored by the American Cancer Society and held at Frank M. Charles […]

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Bank helps customers prepare for retirement


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The road to retirement is often a tricky one, with many obstacles along the way. On April 18, Dime Savings Bank tried to make that road a little smoother by hosting a dinner to discuss options for retirement with select customers at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant in Glen Oaks. This is the third event of its […]

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