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Hollis co-op goes smoke-free
Hollis co-op goes smoke-free
Southeast Maggie Hayes 3/06/2013 at 8:55AM

Queens could be going smoke free, one apartment at a time. The Queens Smoke-Free Partnership has converted 220 apartment homes into smoke-free zones and is furthering its work throughout the borough through various initiatives. “Smoke-free housing is very up and coming,” said Yvette Buckner, the Queens borough manager at the Partnership. “We’re helping to formalize [...]

Police search for suspects in 15 Queens armed robberies
Police search for suspects in 15 Queens armed robberies
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 1/21/2013 at 11:08AM

The NYPD is looking for two men wanted in a string of commercial gunpoint robberies around Queens. During each incident, the suspects, wearing masks and displaying firearms, entered the location and removed cash and property, said police. No one was injured during any of the robberies. The first incident occurred on November 29 at a [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Neighborhoods Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north after midnight. EVENT of the WEEKEND: Jazz Night at New York’s Legendary Metropolitan Room The incomparable Stix Bones will be hosting two Jazz Nights [...]

More West Nile spraying in Queens Thursday
More West Nile spraying in Queens Thursday
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/12/2012 at 11:14AM

On Thursday, September 13 there will be another round of West Nile spraying in Queens to help reduce the mosquito population and the risk of the disease. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the 1,993 cases of the disease that have been reported so far this year is the highest number [...]

Suspect wanted for 11 armed robberies in Queens
Suspect wanted for 11 armed robberies in Queens
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/15/2012 at 6:27PM

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for committing 11 gunpoint robberies in various areas of Queens. Darren Hicks, 28, first robbed a Pepsi delivery truck driver in front of the J&C Grocery store at 110-02 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica around 2:50 p.m. on July 3. He committed [...]

Queens communities facing brownouts
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 6:57PM

Several Queens communities face a voltage reduction from Con Edison due to electrical equipment problems. The 100 degree heat has many residents blasting air conditioners to stay cool. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 percent voltage reduction.  This was done in an effort to prevent a significant outage, a spokesperson from [...]

Plainclothes officer shoots man in Queens Village
Plainclothes officer shoots man in Queens Village
News Michael Pantelidis 4/21/2012 at 5:26PM

Plainclothes officer shoots man in Queens Village A plainclothes officer shot a man who pointed a gun at him inQueensVillageyesterday, law enforcement sources said. The 30-year-old man was wanted in connection with a shooting that took place earlier this month and his gun was recovered at the scene, cops said. A spokesman for the Fire [...]

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Fire tears through Hollis home’s second floor
Fire tears through Hollis home’s second floor
News Melissa Chan 4/05/2012 at 1:14PM

A raging fire ravaged the second floor of a home in Hollis on Thursday, March 29, but not before residents in the three-family house escaped without injury, officials said. “The whole floor was destroyed,” said resident Sarabjeet Mahabir. Embers from the first-alarm fire engulfed the upper portion of the 89th Avenue home at around 1:30 [...]