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New memorial to honor six firefighters killed in tragic Maspeth blaze 50 years ago

The site of a New York City Fire Department tragedy that broke the city’s heart 50 years ago sits unmarked, tucked away in an industrial section of Queens.But that’s about to change. Read more: Daily News

Female pedestrian fatally struck by bus in Jamaica

Just hours after revealing she wanted to return to her native Bangladesh, a 54-year-old mother of three was hit and killed by a bus Saturday night, police and family members said.

The victim — who family identified as Maleka Begum — died instantly, authorities said. She was crossing Merrick Blvd. at Hillside Ave. near her Queens home about 8 p.m., after shopping with her daughter, when the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) N6 bus hit her, according to authorities and family. Read more: Daily News

Car strikes Qns. ‘thief’

A shoplifting suspect being chased by a security guard ran onto busy Queens Boulevard, where he was struck by a car, police sources said.

The man was spotted stealing merchandise at the Macy’s store in the Queens Mall in Elmhurst at about 7:30 p.m. yesterday, the sources said. Read more: New York Post

Thrift shop continues to raise money for autism

NY1 first told you about a thrift store raising money for children with autism last year. Recently, NY1 made a return trip to see how things were going. Read more: NY1