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20 years after rebbe's death, how has Chabad changed?

That was the existential question the Chabad-Lubavitch movement faced 20 years ago last week when its charismatic rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, died with no heir.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

NY1

For You: Queens Homeowners Stuck With Costly Water Main Repairs

A water main break in one Queens neighborhood has been a draining experience for homeowners who say they shouldn't have to pay for the fault of National Grid which they believe caused the break when drilling to put in new gas lines.

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New York Daily News

Mom took long shower while waiting for baby to die: prosecutor

A prosecutor said Nicole Kelly, 22, 'callously' took a long shower as she waited for her 11-month-old son to suffocate.

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DNAinfo.com

It's Getting Cheaper to Live in Queens, Report Says

A new residential rental development - Pearson Court Square - at 45-50 Pearson Street in Long Island City.

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DNAInfo.com

HBO's 'Girls' Spotted Filming on Steinway Street in Astoria

Cast and crew of the HBO hit show filmed scenes on Steinway Street in Astoria Thursday morning, turning a storefront between 30th and 28th Avenues into a mock post office for the shoot.

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Newsday

Massachusetts apartment fire kills 7, authorities say

Road construction. Right lane closed on The Grand Central Pkwy WB between The Northern State Pkwy and Little Neck Pkwy/X24 in Queens Road construction.

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Newsday

Defense lawyer: Dr. Stan Li not reckless or criminal in how he distributed pain killers

Accused pain-prescription peddler Dr. Stan Li may have been negligent and gullible but he wasn't depraved, reckless or criminal, a defense lawyer argued as summations began Wednesday at the manslaughter trial of Haven Drug gunman David Laffer's pain doctor.

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Free Republic

Queens mom allegedly kills 11-month-old son after ‘reaching breaking point’

Now, Nicole 'Nikki' Kelly is in police custody charged with the second degree murder of her 11-month-old son, and the story surrounding his death is disturbing to people who knew him and his mother.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

CBS Local

Police: Burglar Broke Into 5 Restaurants In Long Island City, Queens

Police on Wednesday were asking for help from the public in finding a suspect in a string of restaurant burglaries in Long Island City, Queens.

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NY1

Police Search for Man Who Allegedly Raped Woman in Queens

Investigators say the 32-year-old victim was walking home on 46th Avenue near Junction Avenue in Corona just before midnight Tuesday when a man approached her from behind.

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CBS Local

FBI Releases New Surveillance Video Of Queens Armored Car Robbery

The FBI has released new surveillance video in the hopes that it will lead them to three men wanted in an unsolved armored car robbery in Queens.

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New York Daily News

Nursing home resident sent to prison for killing roommate

An elderly man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for beating his 71-year-old roommate to death with a wheelchair footrest at a Queens nursing home.

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New York Daily News

Man spray attacks, rapes woman in Queens: cops

The 32-year-old victim was walking in Corona when the man came up behind her, forced her to walk to a secluded spot, squirted her with the substance and then sexually assaulted her.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

NY awards $462M to help hospitals keep services

The funds followed a federal agreement in April for New York to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospital overhauls and expand primary medical care over five years.

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Laughing Squid

Footage of The New York Public Library Book Ops Sorting Center Filmed by a Drone

"Flying Around Book Ops" is a short video by photographer Nate Bolt featuring drone footage of the massive book sorting center in Queens, New York that provides material for the 150 branches of the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries .

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Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

'Dead and Breathing' among offerings at 2014 CATF

Making its world premiere as the Contemporary American Theater Festival kicks off Friday at Shepherd University, "Dead and Breathing" opened to a well-attended pay-what-you-can preview Sunday evening.

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LongIsland.com

Floral Park House Robbed, Jamaica Man Arrested

July 9, 2014 - Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Jamaica, Queens man for a Burglary that occurred on July 8, 2014 at 1:46 pm in Floral Park .

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McBrooklyn

'The Epic Ride': 40-mile Brooklyn-Queens Bike Ride July 27

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and its partners are inviting folks to join "The Epic Ride," a 40-mile bike ride along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfronts.

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New York Daily News

1 in 3 city schools overcrowded: audit

One-third of the city's 1,500 public schools were filled beyond capacity. In addition, enrollment at a third of the city's elementary schools registered at least a startling 138% of capacity that year, according to a new audit by city Controller Scott Stringer.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Brooklyn Inc

An American weekend: Bushwick

Emilio Garcia has lived an American life, one he reflected on as the Fourth of July was approaching.

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