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  1. City spent $114M on snow removal this winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | New York Daily News

    The city has spent $114 million so far this season on snow removal, busting its budget after more than two dozen storms. The spending so far is nearly double the $60.3 million budgeted for snow, and does not include cleaning up the first day of spring storm that hit the city last Friday, Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia told the City Council Wednesday.


  2. Maspeth wins Psal B title in first varsity seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | New York Daily News

    After transferring to Maspeth HS from New York Harbor School on Governor's Island last year, Tamer and the rest of the Argonauts were forced to play their third season in the PSAL's developmental league, even though Maspeth coach Anastasia Bitis told the PSAL the Argonauts were too good and deserved to be in the 'B' division. That extra year of waiting made Saturday's championship even sweeter for the Argonauts, as Maspeth completely dominated Frederick Douglass Academy III, 57-42, at Baruch College for a title in its first year as a varsity program.


  3. Inexperienced teachers are common in some NYC schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | New York Daily News

    Banana Kelly High School has a 42.5% graduation rate and 69% of the teachers there have fewer than three years experience in the classroom. Most of the students in Banana Kelly High School's class of 2015 have been at the school longer than the majority of its teachers have been on the job.


  4. Ireland' s Finest face NYC's Bravest in the ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | New York Daily News

    Members of the Garda Siochana Boxing Club of the Irish National Police Force stopped off at O'Neill's Pub and restaurant in Maspeth after flying into New York. The team will face off against the FDNY Bravest Boxing Club at Madison Square Garden.


  5. Feb. 21: Death, cheaters and horsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | New York Daily News

    Manhattan: When my sister called me in 2004 to tell me our father had died, of Alzheimer's, in a hospital-connected nursing home, she confessed that she had asked a nurse whether she should call an ambulance when she found that Dad was virtually comatose and unable to accept the milkshake she had intended to spoon-feed him as usual. The nurse told her that an ambulance would take him to the emergency room to revive his heartbeat and maintain life, but otherwise there was nothing that would improve his condition.


  6. Feb. 5: Nassau buses, vaccines and Sheldon SilverRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | New York Daily News

    Maspeth: I was saddened but not surprised to learn a NICE bus fatally struck a pedestrian in Queens. I have taken the N4 bus from Jamaica to Baldwin and personally witnessed unprofessional or unsafe behavior by the operators.


  7. Saint Stanislaus Kostka SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | New York Daily News

    At Saint Stanislaus Kostka School in Maspeth, teaching is done with respect and concern for all nursery through grade 8 students who enter its doors. Knowledge, character building and a foundation in Christian values are special attributes.


  8. O'Neill's of Maspeth hosts St. Jude's fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | New York Daily News

    O'Neill's in Maspeth gathers New York City sports greats in fundraiser to support St. Jude's Research Hospital The Queens restaurant and bar, a hotspot for sports figures and actors over the years, will host a fundraiser for St. Jude's Research Hospital on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. "It's a great cause," said restaurant co-owner George O'Neill. O'Neill's in Maspeth is hosting a fundraiser for St. Jude's Research Hospital on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant operation is a family affair.


  9. Carriage-horse drivers donate to NYPD slain cops fundRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Central Park carriage-horse drivers donate to Daily News fund that has raised $210K for families of 2 slain NYPD cops The carriage-horse drivers, who are hard-pressed and have been fighting City Hall to stay in business, displayed breathtaking kindness by donating $2,000 to the fund established to aid the families of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. More checks from people across the city and in other parts of the country arrived at the News on Tuesday, bumping the total to $209,690.


  10. Man hospitalized with critical injuries in Queens fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 | New York Daily News

    The blaze broke out just after 11:30 p.m. Friday in the basement of a three-story home on 66th St. near 50th Ave. in Maspeth, according to FDNY officials. Firefighter Frank Busener of Ladder 136, met with choking smoke and heavy fire in the rear of the building, found the victim unconscious near a stairwell.


  11. EXCLUSIVE: Protesters of horse carriage ban deliver coalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | New York Daily News

    A half-dozen carriage drivers - and a few of their children - stopped by the Jackson Heights, Queens, office of Councilman Daniel Dromm to present the lawmaker with Christmas stockings full of coal. Horse carriage drivers Christina Hansen and Eddie Callaghan hang coal filled Christmas stockings outside Councilman Daniel Dromm's district office in Jackson Heights with Keelan Kelly,12, and Aidan Kelly,8, .


  12. More airplane noise monitors for QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | New York Daily News

    U.S. Rep. Grace Meng pressed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to install the noise monitors after complaints from noise-addled constituents. The devices are designed to provide data on the impact that increased levels of aircraft noise have on communities throughout the borough.


  13. Sad farewell for slain Queens man murdered in set-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | New York Daily News

    That's what grieving friends said Tuesday at the Papavero Funeral Home in Maspeth as they mourned the murder of John Salazar. About 200 people showed up during the course of the day to pay their final respects to the slain 32-year-old, known to friends as "ChiChi," who was killed in a botched robbery on Nov. 24 - a job that cops said was arranged by the mother of two of Salazar's three children.


  14. Maspeth whiz kid gets a chance on JeopardyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Maspeth sixth-grader Gabriella Fusco and Jeopardy host Alex Trebek on the set of the famous game show. The 11-year-old was a contestant and taped her appearance in November.


  15. Nov. 23: De Blasio, Noerdlinger and plastic bagsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Rockaway Beach: I note with interest that Mayor de Blasio arrived by boat, and some 20 minutes late, for the Nov. 12 ceremony annually held on Beach 116th St. in Rockaway to honor the lives of the 265 people who tragically lost their lives some 13 years ago when Flight 587 crashed into the Rockaway peninsula . Just maybe, if de Blasio had not cancelled the Rockaway Ferry, he and his staff could have taken the 7:05 a.m. Seastreak boat from Wall St. to Beach 108th St. and arrived at 8 a.m. - and been on time or even early to greet and console the survivors, family, friends and relatives who attended this heartfelt and emotional coming together.


  16. Pedestrians should watch out for city vehicles, $88M paid for victims: reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | New York Daily News

    A new report by City Controller Scott Stringer examined more than 1,200 pedestrian personal-injury claims against the city and found that walkers should be wary on the streets of Manhattan. In the boroughs, the report found, pedestrians should keep a particular eye out for garbage trucks in Queens and school buses in Brooklyn.


  17. Number of homeless students in city schools spikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | New York Daily News

    The changes in traditionally middle-class Brooklyn and Queens fueled a 63% jump in homeless kids over five years, with a total of 77,915 students living in shelters or staying with friends and family. Kimberly Salters and her son Elijah,12, live in the Auburn Family Shelter in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.


  18. Civid leaders say Maspeth train derailment is part of a troubling patternRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | New York Daily News

    Firefighters on the scene of a train derailment on Eliot Ave. and 60th Lane in Maspeth on Tuesday nite. There were no injuries but local residents said they are concerned about the trains that run through their backyards.


  19. October 3: Jeter, Clooney and NewmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | New York Daily News

    But as a dietitian, I'm already cheering for what he has on deck. By continuing to promote healthy lifestyles among children, Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation will remain the positive force it has been in New York for nearly two decades.


  20. Cement truck overturns on L.I. Expressway in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | New York Daily News

    The FDNY, NYPD and paramedics all responded to the scene of an overturned cement truck on the westbound Long Island Expressway near the Maurice Ave. exit in Queens on Monday. A cement truck overturned on the Long Island Expressway in Queens on Monday afternoon, spilling cement across the roadway and snarling traffic for more than three hours, authorities said.


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