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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/10/2014 at 6:42AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Thursday: Abundant sunshine. High 58. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Thursday night: Mainly clear. Low 49. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/07/2014 at 7:49AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Cloudy early, then off and on rain showers for the afternoon. High 51. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Monday night: Rain likely. Low 47. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Rainfall around a half an inch.

Queens pol wants to allow pet pigs in NYC
Queens pol wants to allow pet pigs in NYC
News Alexa Altman 2/20/2013 at 9:58AM

Despite citations, several swine owners are refusing to fork over the pork. State Senator Tony Avella wants to overturn city guidelines prohibiting residents from owning domesticated pigs as pets after constituents squealed for support. “I try to get the city to crack down on illegal construction, illegal contractors where workers have died, where neighboring property [...]

Bed bug found at Queens Health Department building
Health Alexa Altman 10/03/2012 at 2:23PM

A rogue bed bug made its way behind enemy lines. Officials discovered a single bed bug on the 19th floor of the Queens branch of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Building in Long Island City on Friday, September 28. According to a Health Department spokesperson, there was no evidence of [...]

Many divided over Plan B availability in schools
Many divided over Plan B availability in schools
Central Cristabelle Tumola 9/26/2012 at 9:34AM

Though Plan B, also known as the “morning-after” pill, has been dispensed at select New York City high schools since January 2011, its availability was not widely reported until recently. The pilot program, which also provides birth control to students, started with five schools then expanded to nine more at the start of the 2011-2012 [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens today
West Nile spraying in Queens today
News Billy Rennison 7/30/2012 at 9:32AM

Days after the first human case of West Nile virus was identified, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced they will spray larvicide in three Queens neighborhoods. A Staten Island man was the first confirmed human case of the West Nile virus this year, after 11 were diagnosed with the virus a year ago. [...]

West Nile spraying begins today in Queens
West Nile spraying begins today in Queens
Top Stories Billy Rennison 7/09/2012 at 9:30AM

With summer in the city comes humidity, mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile Virus. To help control the mosquitoes, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will apply larvicide by helicopter to locations throughout Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island beginning today. The locales are marshy, non-residential areas that are natural breeding grounds [...]

West Nile spraying in Queens this week
West Nile spraying in Queens this week
News Billy Rennison 6/11/2012 at 10:58AM

With summer in the city comes humidity, mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile Virus. To help fight the spread of the virus, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will apply larvicide by helicopter to locations throughout Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island beginning today. The locales are marshy, non-residential areas that are [...]