West Nile spraying to target northeast Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Image courtesy of NYC Health Department

Another round of West Nile spraying is set for northeast Queens next week in an effort to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of the virus.

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PHOTOS: Good health and cheer found at Wyckoff Hospital street fair


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Photo by Eddie Torres/

More than 70 information booths from the hospital’s departments as well as community vendors lined Stockholm Street between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas avenues on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border.

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Wyckoff Heights Hospital working to affiliate with North Shore/LIJ system


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America’s health care industry is changing, and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border is looking to partner with a regional health care giant to expand and enhance its services.

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Pesticide spraying across many Queens neighborhoods set for Monday night


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Trucks will spray pesticide across nearly every corner in Queens this Monday night as part of the Health Department’s ongoing efforts to kill mosquitoes that may carry the West Nile virus.

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Op-ed: Planned Parenthood continues its care


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Planned Parenthood is the most trusted reproductive health care provider in this country, and nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our patients. Planned Parenthood of New York City has provided high-quality sexual and reproductive health services to New Yorkers for nearly 100 years, and that’s not going to change.

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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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Health Department to spray parts of Queens against West Nile


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Images courtesy of NYC Health Department

The Health Department is once again treating a number of Queens neighborhoods, including many across the northeast and central parts of the borough, in an effort to reduce mosquito activity and reduce the risk of the West Nile virus.

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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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ACS adopts model used by Forest Hills foster care agency


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The New York City Administration for Children’s Services will be rolling out the Strong Families NYC Initiative, components of which are modeled after a Forest Hills-based child welfare organization.

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Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus looking for airplane noise mitigation


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Congress members are continuing their fight to keep the skies over Queens, and communities across the country, quiet.

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New York Hospital Queens renamed NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The name change comes as a result of the hospital’s takeover by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, which was prompted by the need and desire to improve access to state-of-the-art care for Queens residents.

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CB 5 sounds off on waste-by-rail company’s permits


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

After learning of the extended time frame for public comments regarding two waste-by-rail permits, members of Community Board 5 collectively voted against them during its meeting Wednesday night at Christ the King High School in Middle Village.

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