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Melissa Mark-Viverito elected as next City Council Speaker
Melissa Mark-Viverito elected as next City Council Speaker
Central Maggie Hayes 1/08/2014 at 2:18PM

Melissa Mark-Viverito was unanimously elected as the next City Council Speaker Wednesday by the 51-member body, becoming the second most powerful politician in the city and the first Latin-American to take the spot. “We will work together, because that is what New Yorkers expect and that is what New Yorkers deserve,” she said. “We unite [...]

Hercules: Aftermath of the storm
Hercules: Aftermath of the storm
Central Maggie Hayes 1/03/2014 at 9:10AM

Queens residents woke up to more than half a foot of snow Friday morning as they prepared to deal with the aftermath of the winter storm.

Suspect wanted for Rego Park rape
Suspect wanted for Rego Park rape
Central Maggie Hayes 8/25/2013 at 3:02PM

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for rape in Rego Park. On Friday, a 52-year-old woman was exiting the R train on 63rd Drive and Queens Boulevard around 10 p.m. when the suspect began to probe the woman for her name and phone number, said cops. After she [...]

Congregation fears Rego Park synagogue will be demolished
Congregation fears Rego Park synagogue will be demolished
Central Melissa Chan 8/08/2013 at 1:02PM

A growing congregation in Rego Park fears their beloved synagogue will be demolished in the near future despite assurances from the site’s new owner that it will remain. Supporters of the Ohr Natan synagogue, built in the former Trylon movie theater, have collected more than 1,300 petition signatures so far in their efforts to keep [...]

Home health aide allegedly stole from elderly Forest Hills patient
Central Melissa Chan 7/31/2013 at 4:58PM

A home health aide has been indicted on charges she stole $55,000 from an ailing Queens senior who was under her care, authorities said. Tameka Nunes, 31, of the Bronx, faces up to 15 years in prison for grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. District Attorney Richard Brown said Nunes systematically — almost [...]