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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Prescription drugs and their well-documented dangers

Prescription drugs are a more serious problem than ever in our society, and the drugs have been at the center of several high-profile robberies and killings over the past few years.

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5 hrs ago | Newsday

Citi Bike Queens expansion could get a lift from commuter tax break bill

Queens Rep. Joseph Crowley rides a Citi Bike taken from Brooklyn to a Queens news conference with Transportation Alternatives director Paul Steely White about a tax credit for bike share commuters.

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9 hrs ago | CBS Local

Stroller Carrying Toddler Rolls Onto Subway Tracks In Queens

A 2-year-old child rolled onto the subway tracks in Queens Monday and survived, thanks to the quick action of the little girl's mother and that of a subway cleaner who helped the frightened mother grab her child before a train arrived.

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10 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Girl rescued after stroller rolls onto subway tracks

The girl's mother had walked away to throw out trash when the stroller rolled onto the tracks at the E train's Parsons Archer station.

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15 hrs ago | SILive.com

Citywide healthcare workers' strike averted as tentative agreement is reached

However, after intense negotiations over the weekend, a tentative agreement has been reached between the union and its management, League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes, said David Bates, a union spokesman.

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19 hrs ago | DNAInfo.com

TLC Wrongly Accused Hundreds of Being Illegal Cabbies in Past Year

Kareeal Akins still gets chills thinking about the long, frigid walk home that he and his then-pregnant wife were forced to make this past winter after the city seized his car.

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Yesterday | New York Daily News

Queens has second fewest number of homeless shelters in the city

The city has been moving homeless families into the Westway Motel on Astoria Blvd. in East Elmhurst, which had been used as a temporary overnight shelter since 2006.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Sweet Science

On Saturday, September 20th, 2014, "International Fight Night" returns to Queens, New York as New Legend Boxing celebrates their 2nd Anniversary of bringing professional boxing to Resorts World Casino New York City.

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At the Domino Sugar Factory Thru July 6, Kara Walker's 75.5ft long, 35.5ft high and 26ft wide "Subtlety" KaraWalker's "A Subtlety or The Marvelous Sugar Baby, an homage to the unpaid and overworked artisans who have refined our sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the occasion of the Demolition of By Stephen Witt A ... (more)

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New York Daily News

Eating Along the A Line: Beach 116th St. in Rockaway Park

The Queens side of the A train begins at Beach 116th St. in Rockaway Park. It's an endearing avenue, home to both free beach access and independently owned businesses like bagel bakeries, beachwear shops and these three restaurants that offer a break from the sun and sand.

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Examiner.com

A dream come true for young Queens film maker

With Hollywood hung up on CGI blockbusters and cable television stuck on reality shows, it's hard for young film makers today to get their work seen by more than just a handful of people.

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NorthJersey.com

Ervolino: Bus drivers with books: The plot thickens

In the fall of 1969, I was sitting in the back row of my science class at Holy Cross High School in Queens when it happened.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

New York Daily News

2 sisters, ages 12 and 10, missing in Queens

Kendra Salaman and her younger sister, Marquia Salaman, left their home on Beach 102nd St. in Rockaway before 8 a.m. Saturday, mom Deirdre Salaman said.

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Notification issued on 7/19/14 at 11:18 AM. The United States Coast Guard reports that a ship in Arthur Kill off the coast of Staten Island is offloading various fuel products.

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Newsday

Birdie the seal released in Hampton Bays by Riverhead Foundation

Birdie, a gray seal pup who was rescued April 17 in Far Rockaway, Queens, returned to her natural home Saturday morning during a release event under the Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays.

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The Real Deal

The weeka s notable renderings: The Seymour, 357 West St.

Ian Schrager is behind this 12-story, 88-unit condominium building in the Financial District designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

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Perez Hilton

Shoplifter Wins Half A Million Dollar Lawsuit For Breaking Ankle During Arrest! How?! Why?

A chef from Queens, New York, Kevin Jarman , just walked awayuh, limped away with $510,000 for breaking his anklewhile shoplifting! That's right, apparently Kevin fell down after being arrested for stealing a bag of shrimp and broke his ankle, causing officers to laugh at the site.

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NY1

Exclusive: De Blasio Considers Changes to Bloomberg Program for Sandy-Impacted Neighborhoods

Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering making major changes to a key program Mayor Michael Bloomberg set up for neighborhoods hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and while the new mayor decides what's next, the $84 million fund is going unspent, even as some say there are pressing needs for the money.

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SILive.com

Over 70,000 healthcare workers, including thousands on Staten Island, vote to strike on July 31

Over 70,000 unionized nurses and healthcare workers, including thousands at Staten Island hospitals and nursing homes, have voted to go on strike on July 31 for one-day over failed contract negotiations with management.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

New York Daily News

Man busted for old crime thanks to DNA on cigarette at scene

Cops cuffed a man who they say broke into a Queens clothing shop -- then tried to smash a hole into a neighboring jewelry store -- after cops linked his DNA to a cigarette butt recovered from the three-year-old crime scene.

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