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Melinda Katz kicks off campaign for borough president
Melinda Katz kicks off campaign for borough president
Central Terence M. Cullen 10/11/2012 at 3:12PM

Noting that it was crucial to determine what the common needs of a diverse borough like Queens were, Melinda Katz, former member of the City Council and Assembly, embarked Wednesday, October 10 on a year-long run for the borough president’s office — after incumbent Helen Marshall steps down at the end of 2013 due to term [...]

Bikini bar gets fierce opposition from leaders, locals
Bikini bar gets fierce opposition from leaders, locals
News Alexa Altman 10/01/2012 at 3:20PM

Residents are worried that an uncovered bid for an Astoria bikini bar may be a scantily-clad plan to wiggle a strip club into their neighborhood. Racks, the club located at 19-26 Steinway Street, was recently leased to a company called 8G Inc. Formerly a billiard parlor, the establishment sits just half a block from homes, [...]

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley kicks off her Congressional campaign
Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley kicks off her Congressional campaign
News Billy Rennison 3/23/2012 at 12:26PM

Surrounded by her teenage sons, Owen and Dennis, family and supporters, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley formally kicked off her Congressional campaign in front of the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. “As I stand here today, with the support of my family, with the support of my friends, I announce my candidacy for Congress,” Crowley announced at [...]

Sunnyside and Woodside concerned over sex attacks
Sunnyside and Woodside concerned over sex attacks
News Michael Pantelidis 10/17/2011 at 2:45PM

For the past month, women in Sunnyside and Woodside have been looking over their shoulders for a predator on pedals. With incidents of sexual assault rising across the five boroughs, the neighboring communities are the most recent areas to experience repeated sexual attacks on women. Beginning September 15, five women and one 12-year-old girl have [...]

Honoring the fallen at St. Michael’s
Honoring the fallen at St. Michael’s
News Bob Doda 9/28/2011 at 4:17PM

Equally as striking as the monument listing the names of the 343 firefighters that sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001 are the bricks at its base with the names of the first responders from all emergency services that died as a result of working on “the pile.” As of now, the number of first [...]