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Aqueduct racino and tax coffers in the chips

This is one gamble that paid off.

The Aqueduct Resorts World “racino” in Queens is celebrating its one-year anniversary — amid positive reviews from state officials and community leaders that the facility has boosted jobs and swelled Albany’s coffers in a fragile economy. Read more: New York Post

More express buses flying to La Guardia

If only they checked bags.

The city announced yesterday that it’s adding Select Bus Service routes to and from La Guardia Airport — complete with dedicated transit lanes — that will shave 10 to 40 minutes off trips. Read more: New York Post

Noel Polanco, the unarmed Queens National Guardsman killed by a cop, promoted to sergeant at his funeral

In life, he held the rank of specialist in the National Guard. In death, he is a sergeant.

Noel Polanco, the unarmed Queens man killed last week by a cop, was posthumously promoted Friday at his funeral.

“This is a promotion for outstanding accomplishments and service,” First Sgt. Gregory Sinclair said as the hundreds of mourners jammed inside the Eternal Love Baptist Church in Corona, Queens rose and applauded. Read more: Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: Strawberry’s to shutter suddenly Sunday

A New York baseball legend’s sports bar will shutter Sunday after poor management ran the popular Douglaston dive to the ground, the Courier has learned.

Strawberry’s Sports Grill – the brainchild of the Mets’ and Yankees’ four-time World Series champ, Darryl Strawberry – had only been open for two years before the prominent restaurant struck out, having to suddenly shut its doors for good this weekend. News of the closure came out of left field to employers and upper management, sources said. Read more: Queens Courier

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Decomposed body found in Queens attic after suicide note hints at atrocity

His cryptic suicide note left relatives concerned and confused:

“I’m going to go to hell for what I did,” he wrote.

Yesterday, the ominous last words of Devendra Autar, which he scrawled a month ago on a sheet of paper before he hanged himself, finally made sense.

As his cop brother was packing Autar’s belongings to clean out the Queens apartment, he was overwhelmed by a stench from the attic — where he found a badly decomposed body of a woman stuffed into a canvas duffel bag. Read more: New York Post

LaGuardia Community College janitor Harley Joseph loses his job after he allegedly offered high school girl money to suck her toes

A college janitor offered a high school student “as much money as she wanted” to allow him to suck her toes — a perverse incident that led to his firing, city investigators said. Read more: Daily News

Dragon Boat Festival Lets Hong Kong Culture Sail Through Queens

More than 180 teams, or more than 2,500 people, raced painted boats Sunday, as the 22nd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival wrapped up in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. Read more: NY 1

Park Rangers Invite Locals To Help Clean Queens’ North Channel Beach

Gateway National recreation area park rangers invited local community members to aid in the cleanup of North Channel Beach in Broad Channel, Queens this weekend. Read more: NY 1

Jazz Musicians Celebrate Louis Armstrong’s Birthday In His Former Corona Home

Jazz enthusiasts came together Saturday, to celebrate the birthday of the king of jazz, Louis Armstrong, at a museum housed in his former home in Corona, Queens. Read more: NY 1