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  1. These Three Men Have Been Locked Up For Almost Twenty Years. Are They Innocent?Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Nation

    In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight. Ira "Mike" Epstein, decided not to attend the holiday dinner at the last minute.


  2. Get a Rare Look Inside 350-Year-Old Queens Home and Backyard CemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | DNAInfo.com

    One of the oldest homes in Queens is opening its doors for a tour of its refurbished walls and elaborate gardens, as well as an ancient cemetery in the yard. The Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead was built in 1665 by Abraham Riker, an early settler of what was then New Amsterdam, according to the home's current owner.


  3. These key players will decide the fate of Astoria CoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Real Deal

    From left: A rendering of Astoria Cove , Jay Valgora, Melinda Katz, Costa Constantinides, Jumaane Williams and Carl Weisbrod The mixed-use 2.2 million-square-foot megaproject known as Astoria Cove is widely seen as the first test of Mayor Bill de Blasio's mandatory inclusionary zoning program. The proposal by a consortium of developers led by Alma Realty includes 345 affordable units , a number that affordable housing advocates and elected officials have said is too low.


  4. Oct. 27: Ebola, Carmen Farina and AmazonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | New York Daily News

    Bronx: So now Ebola is in New York City. Wonderful. I'm sure the response to this medical crisis will be swift and diligent.


  5. Astoria Residents to Weigh in on How to Spend $1 Million in DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | DNAinfo.com

    Participatory budgeting is coming to Astoria, where local residents will get the chance to help choose how $1 million in budget funds will be spent in their district. City Councilman Costa Constantinides, who represents the 22nd district , is launching the process this week with a series of meetings to let residents voice their ideas on how the funds should be spent in the neighborhood.


  6. New York is about to get safer for walkers - if the NYPD does its jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Grist Magazine

    Last week, the New York City Council passed a bill lowering the default city speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has pledged to eliminate pedestrian traffic deaths through his " Vision Zero " plan, praised the bill and will sign it into law. This is a good idea, since drivers routinely exceed the speed limit by a few miles per hour, and 30 mph is right around the inflection point at which the risk a pedestrian will be killed when hit by a car increases dramatically.


  7. Judge Duane Hart issues a heartless decision evicting 2 families and 9 childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | Examiner.com

    On Friday October 10, 2014 Judge Duane Hart of the Supreme Court of Queens County issued a decision that astounded and confounded attorneys on both sides along with courtroom observers. In 2012 Nando Perez lost his home at 31-38 103rd Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11369, to foreclosure but continued to live in the property while collecting rents from his tenants.


  8. Council Member Calls for More Affordable Units at Astoria CoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | The New York Observer

    Surrounded by a phalanx of supportive fellow City Council members and activists from the Real Affordability for All coalition outside City Hall today, Council Member Costa Constantinides called for more affordable units in the proposed 8.7-acre, 1,723-unit Astoria Cove rezoning that reached the Council last week following its approval by the City Planning Commission.


  9. Sept. 28: Cell phones in school, Chirlane McCray and bicyclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Brooklyn: Regarding Mayor de Blasio's vow to end the cellphone ban in schools: As a parent and someone who has worked in the school system for over 30 years, let me tell you why this is a bad idea. I completely understand the need for parents to stay in touch with their kids, but cellphones in school cause more harm than good.


  10. NYC: Eyes on the Street: Safer Streets Come to Jackson HeightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2014 | StreetsBlog.org

    In June, Queens Community Board 3 overwhelmingly supported two traffic safety projects: a neighborhood Slow Zone for part of Jackson Heights and new pedestrian islands on Northern Boulevard. Now those improvements plus multiple Safe Routes to School projects are being installed.


  11. Nearly a Dozen Western Queens Schools Lack Crossing GuardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | DNAInfo.com

    More than a dozen schools in Western Queens are either without crossing guards or do not have a sufficient number, an elected official said. The claim comes as parents and administrators at The Renaissance Charter School are pushing to reinstate a crossing guard who was pulled just days before the year kicked off.


  12. East Elmhurst, Queens Shooting Leaves Multiple People WoundedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | CBS Local

    The shooting happened around 9:50 p.m. Friday on 106th Street near Northern Boulevard, the FDNY told CBS 2. An unknown number of people were wounded, the FDNY said. Several of the injuries were described as not being life-threatening.


  13. Abandoned, burned building causing problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | Queens Crap

    From NY1 : Almost two years ago, a fire burned out a house in East Elmhurst, and neighbors say the scorched structure has sat there mostly untouched ever since. "Little by little, we got different agencies to come in, but no one could seem to give us the answer: when are they going to correct it, demolish it or possibly rebuild it?" says resident Jerii Durant.


  14. For You: Neighbors Worry About Abandoned Queens Home Damaged by FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | NY1

    An abandoned Queens house damaged by fire years ago has neighbors upset about the eyesore and worried for their safety. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following report.


  15. Speaker, Author, Life-Coach Dawn Diaz to Sing the National Anthem on September 11thRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | PR Log

    PRLog - Sep. 8, 2014 - NEW YORK -- On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Dawn Diaz; Speaker, Author, Life-Coach and Founder of the Non-Profit Organization Milagros Day Worldwide, will join other current and former members of the New York City Fire Department for a wreath laying ceremony at the Carlos Lillo Municipal Park in Queens County, New York. The park, located on the border of Astoria and East Elmhurst, in New York City, was officially dedicated in 2007; and has since been the annual gathering site for friends, family, and fellow Fire, Police and EMS workers, from near and far; to honor the memory and celebrate the life of Carlos R Lillo, an FDNY Paramedic who perished at The World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.


  16. Students Head Back to School as Mayor Launches Pre-K ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | DNAInfo.com

    New York City students streamed back to school Thursday morning, brimming with jitters and excitement - and with many more 4-year-olds in the mix. Thursday marked the launch of Mayor Bill de Blasio 's expanded pre-K program, which aims to bring 53,000 kids into full-day preschool seats this fall.


  17. Building With 144 New Pre-K Seats Unfinished Days Before School StartsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | DNAinfo.com

    The school providing the most full-day pre-K seats in its district is still under construction as crews work "around the clock" with just days to go before opening, according to the headmaster.


  18. Aug. 18: President Obama, Rep. Maloney and Gov. CuomoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Washington: President Obama took to national TV to announce military action "to prevent a potential act of genocide" in Iraq.


  19. Queens girls close gender gap through coding programRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2014 | Jackson Heights News

    While other teens are enjoying the beach and freedom from schoolwork, two Queens girls are doing their part to close the gender gap as they attend an eight-week summer session on computer coding.


  20. What Policing Looks Like To A Former Investigator Of MisconductRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2014 | WGBH

    When I was in my early 20s, my days were spent listening to New Yorkers tell me stories of how officers from the New York City Police Department had beaten them up.


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