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Detectives Endowment Association endorses Flushing Council Member Sandra Ung for re-election


Sep. 29, 2023 By Rachel Butler The Detectives Endowment Association (DEA) has announced its endorsement of Flushing Council Member Sandra Ung for re-election in the upcoming 2023 general election. The DEA, which represents 18,000 active and retired NYPD detectives, signified their trust in Ung’s commitment to public safety and her strong support for the city’s law enforcement agencies. “We are proud to endorse Sandra Ung for re-election in 2023. She understands the issues the city faces and the importance of keeping her community safe,”  DEA President Paul DiGiacomo said. “Sandra is the right choice for Council District 20.” District 20…
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Nominations open for FLAG Awards honoring top NYC teachers


Sep. 28, 2023 By Rachel Butler Nominations are now open for public school teachers in Queens for the FLAG Awards, which recognize teaching excellence in the borough and across New York City. The annual program, which is in its fifth year, is adding the new category of Top Elementary School Teacher in New York City,…
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Flushing councilwoman joins senior citizens for free tennis program in Kissena Park


Sep. 26, 2023 By Rachel Butler Flushing Councilwoman Sandra Ung joined local senior citizens at Kissena Park for the first session of a free tennis program that is now available to residents ages 60 and above. The program is administered by the City Parks Foundation and made possible due to a $15,000 allocation in the…
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Congresswoman Meng calls for commemorative stamp to honor Flushing inventor Lewis Latimer

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Sep. 26, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng has introduced legislation that is calling for the creation of a commemorative stamp to honor inventor and electrical pioneer Lewis Latimer, who lived in Flushing in the early 1900s. Latimer’s Flushing house now serves as a museum in the area which is dedicated to his legacy. Meng announced her legislation while attending the Latimer House Museum’s 175th birthday celebration of Latimer earlier this month. Latimer was a Black American who was the son of two escaped slaves who settled in Chelsea in Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Navy when he…
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National Night Out Against Crime returns to Queens next week

Jul. 26, 2023 By John Schilling Next Tuesday, Aug. 1, the annual National Night Out Against Crime event will return to the many NYPD precincts across New York City.  This year, the National Night Out Against Crime will celebrate 40 years since it was established by Matt Peskin in Philadelphia in 1984 when the event…
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MS-13 gang members indicted for string of brutal murders across Queens: Feds

Jun. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry Federal prosecutors brought criminal charges against 23 members of MS-13 in a series of brutal murders across Queens, including the torture and beating of a 17-year-old boy in Flushing’s Kissena Park in 2018. A 48-count, superseding indictment was unsealed in Brooklyn federal court on June 21 charging members and…
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Queens residents, leaders sound off on housing crisis

Jun. 14, 2023 By Bill Parry The city’s Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) got an earful from Queens residents during a June 12 public hearing at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. Landlords and property owners were advised to steer clear of the hearing by the Rent Stabilization Association of New York which has a membership of…
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What Queens voters need to know ahead of the June primary election

Jun. 9, 2023 By Julia Moro Election Day is right around the corner, with polls opening for early voting on June 17 ahead of the June 27 primary. There are some contentious democratic primary races to look out for in Queens. Paul D. Graziano, Christopher S. Bae and Tony Avella are facing off for City…
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