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Support for widowed families coming soon

Plans are underway to build the nation’s first free daycare and community center specifically for widowed spouses and families in Forest Hills.The Rubinhaim Foundation, a Forest Hills-based nonprofit that collects donations to support families who have lost a parent, hopes to start construction on a new building that will house Angel’s Daycare and the Rubinhaim Community Center in March.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Queens hospitals prepare for Ebola
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 12:13 pm

After the false alarm Monday when two patients suspected of having Ebola were put in isolation at Bellevue Hospital, Queens medical officials are urging calm amid growing anxiety.

The scare occurred in between two incidents in which nurses who treated the first Ebola victim diagnosed in the United States tested positive for the virus within a week of each other.

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Queens' first Planned Parenthood facility breaks ground
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 4:24 pm

 This morning elected officials, women's rights activists and Planned Parenthood representatives gathered on the second floor of an empty warehouse to celebrate the second phase of construction for the organization's, located at 41-21 45 Road in Long Island city, new health center.

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City, feds girding for Ebola at JFK
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm

New York City has begun its preparations for any eventual brush with Ebola patients.

Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Tuesday met at the White House with Lisa Monaco, assistant to President Obama for Homeland Security and counterterrorism, and also with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

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Broadway to get an overhaul from DOT
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm

The battle to end traffic fatalities along dangerous Queens streets has extended to Broadway in Elmhurst, the city Department of Transportation announced at Community Board 4’s monthly meeting on Tuesday.

The agency unveiled plans to redesign one mile of Broadway, from 75th Street to Queens Boulevard, designated a “high-crash corridor, by adding high visibility crosswalks, left turn bays and new parking lanes among other improvements.

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Electeds applaud state DEC’s new train rules
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm

In July, the state Department of Environmental Conservation issued an emergency 30-day permit to Omni Recycling, requiring all trains carrying municipal solid waste from Long Island be properly sealed and environmental monitors be present along the tracks, including at Fresh Pond Rail Yard in Glendale, among other improvements.

Now, numerous area elected officials are calling for such provisions to prevent the escape of pungent odors often given off by MSW into neighborhoods surrounding the tracks to become permanent.

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Making strides against breast cancer
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 12:13 pm

This Sunday, more than 700 teams and 3,000 participants are expected to attend the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

The 3-mile-long walk, beginning at the Unisphere and the Fountain of the Planets, raises money for breast cancer research. It will take place rain or shine.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
Congress set to make noise on airplane roar
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Queens Congressional representatives have joined with colleagues from Long Island and five other states to form a new Quiet Skies Caucus with the aim of combating aircraft noise in neighborhoods near major airports.

Formation of the group was announced locally in a joint statement issued on Oct. 1 by U.S. Reps. Steve Israel (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens), Joe Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx) and Grace Meng (D-Flushing), along with Carolyn McCarthy (D-Nassau).

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Feeding the needy, with charity to all
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Gone are the days when soup kitchens were located primarily in lower-income neighborhoods, served only soup and, perhaps, a piece of bread, and conjured images of the Great Depression, with hungry, winter-coated men and women waiting in long lines on snow-covered sidewalks.

Case in point: the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, which was founded just under a decade ago and opened its latest location, its third, at 98-08 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park in March 2010.

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More dough for Doe and Rosedale cleanup
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Following the theory that nothing succeeds like success, workers from the Doe Fund will increase their presence and their footprint as they clean business and commercial corridors within the 31st Council District.

Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) said the workers, who clean up litter and garbage from sidewalks and curbsides, have been such a success in Far Rockaway and along Francis Lewis Boulevard in Rosedale that his office has secured more funding to expand the program.

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