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TSA, community talk parking issues

Two South Queens officials are hopeful that the Transportation Security Administration will encourage its employees to refrain from parking on residential streets surrounding John F. Kennedy International Airport — but said other agencies … Comments (0)

Woodhaven Blvd. bus crash leaves eight hurt

Several people were injured around 2:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon when a Resorts World bus traveling on Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park slammed into a building after swerving to avoid another vehicle.Officials from both the NYPD and… Comments (0)

Council calls banks out on foreclosure tactics

Experts have said repeatedly that Queens was ground zero when the national mortgage crisis struck New York City; and that the Jamaica region was ground zero in Queens.But last Thursday, three members of the City Council were in Quee… Comments (0)

City to purchase historic cemetery

Details still need to be worked out but it looks like the historic Brinckerhoff Cemetery in Fresh Meadows will be purchased through the efforts of the Borough President’s Office.Borough President Melinda Katz recently announced that… Comments (0)

New shelter opens in East Elmhurst

With news that the first new homeless shelter to open in the city this year is in East Elmhurst, some are stressing support for the families there over any angry reaction from community members.The city Department of Homeless Servic… Comments (0)

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Plunge into a jazzy Queens of times past

Dennis Lichtman is on a mission: to acquaint everyone with the rich jazz history of Queens.Many might have an idea that the borough was once home to big names — such as Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane,… Comments (0)