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Co-workers mourn Queens nurse who died in Metro-North derailment
Co-workers mourn Queens nurse who died in Metro-North derailment
West Cristabelle Tumola 12/03/2013 at 2:37PM

Kisook Ahn dedicated her life to helping others. It was one of the last things she did before she lost her own life. The 35-year-old Woodside resident had just finished the night shift as a registered nurse the morning of December 1 when the Metro-North train she was riding in derailed in the Bronx, killing [...]

Queens resident killed in Metro-North train derailment
Queens resident killed in Metro-North train derailment
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/01/2013 at 9:28PM

Updated Monday, December 2, 4:36 p.m. A Queens woman was one of four people who died Sunday morning when a Metro-North passenger train derailed in the Bronx. A seven-car train, coming from Poughkeepsie and heading to Grand Central Terminal, jumped the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station around 7:20 a.m., according to the National Transportation Safety Board [...]

Mayor Bloomberg signs law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21
Mayor Bloomberg signs law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/19/2013 at 3:04PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a law making New York the first major U.S. city to have a minimum cigarette purchase age of 21. Bloomberg signed the law on Tuesday, raising the minimum age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The law, which Bloomberg said “will [...]

Hooters to reopen in Fresh Meadows
Hooters to reopen in Fresh Meadows
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/11/2013 at 10:20AM

Fresh Meadows will soon get its second helping of Hooters, but one where the busty wait staff might be clad in a new getup. The once popular neighborhood rack shack at 61-09 190th Street will reopen later this summer as a new franchise under Marc Phaneuf. Officials said the establishment closed last October after Hooters [...]

Francis Lewis High School drill team wins nationals
Francis Lewis High School drill team wins nationals
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/18/2013 at 12:34PM

A Queens drill team left high and dry in September has taken back the national title. Francis Lewis High School’s unarmed team earned an almost perfect score May 6 at the 31st annual National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida. “It brings tears to my eyes thinking back to how hard they [...]

Cuomo to hold New Year’s open house at Executive Mansion
Cuomo to hold New Year’s open house at Executive Mansion
News Billy Rennison 12/27/2012 at 9:20AM

Want to spend New Year’s with the governor? Well, here’s your chance. Governor Andrew Cuomo is opening the doors to the Executive Mansion in Albany on New Year’s Day and he’s invited the whole state to join him. The open house will take place from 1-3 p.m. All adults over 16 wishing to join the [...]

Smith’s move could stymie State Senate Democrats
Smith’s move could stymie State Senate Democrats
News Terence M. Cullen 12/11/2012 at 1:55PM

State Senator Malcolm Smith, representing southeast Queens, announced he joined the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) in an allegiance with Republican representatives. This will possibly give the pact a tandem leadership of the chamber and stymie the Democrats, who seemingly took power in November’s election. The tenured senator is now joining a coalition that will split [...]