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Two police officers were injured in a car accident in South Richmond Hill on Wednesday while responding to the robbery of a nearby cellular phone store.
Larry Lembo, a resident of Cambridge Houses in Long Island City, is sick and tired of the noise his neighbor makes.
“This juicing company does juice extraction almost 24 hours a day as it causes so much noise, not just during the day but really late at night and really early in the morning,” he said at the Community Board 2 meeting last Thursday.
“Loves,” a Participatory GumHearts Installation, by NY-based artist Niizeki Hiromi, the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, now thru Saturday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. RSVP to Bonnie Thompson Dixon: (718) 709-0390, email@example.com.
The family of Danielle Thomas finally received closure last Thursday when Jason Bohn was convicted of first-degree murder for strangling and beating Thomas to death in their Astoria apartment.
“The jury bravely listened to harrowing evidence — including a recording of the victim begging for her life as the defendant tortured and ultimately killed her — and correctly returned a verdict of first-degree murder finding that ‘the defendant acted in an especially cruel and wanton manner pursuant to a course of conduct intended to inflict and inflicting torture upon the victim prior to the victim’s death,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a prepared statement.
Planned Parenthood is opening a health center in Long Island City — the organization’s first in Queens.
“We’re delighted to be developing our fifth center,” Joan Malin, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood NYC, said. “It fulfills one of our goals to provide good healthcare to New Yorkers in all five boroughs.”
In his preliminary budget for next year, Mayor de Blasio is looking to increase city spending by more than $4 billion.
But Borough President Melinda Katz wants more.
It’s still winter and that means few — if any — humans are spending their days on Rockaway Beach. But last week, one creature made like it was summer and relaxed on the sand.
A harp seal, native to the Arctic shores of Canada, shimmied out of the sea last Thursday and sunned himself at Beach 21st Street in Far Rockaway. The scene concerned passersby, who feared it may have been sick and lost, but marine biologists from the Riverhead Foundation told DNAInfo that the seal was happy and in good health. A message — “I’m just tanning, please keep back” — was written in the sand by a police officer.
The city Department of Health announced last week that 30 persons who handled live or raw fish or seafood in the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Flushing Chinese neighborhoods have contracted a rare skin infection over the last six months.
The bacteria, M. marinum, enters the skin through a cut while a person is handling the fish. Symptoms include red swelling under the skin of the hands and arms and difficulty moving fingers.
Just in time for Women’s History Month, Community Board 11 on March 3 elected an all-woman slate for its top four positions.
In what may be a first for community boards in Queens and definitely for CB 11, the new all-female leadership includes Chairwoman Christine Haider of East Flushing; First Vice Chairwoman Laura Jones of Little Neck; Second Vice Chairwoman Ocelia Claro of Bayside; and Third Vice Chairwoman Eileen Miller of Bayside.
(NAPSI)—Here’s an idea to think about: To stay mentally sharp, sustained effort is key. It takes work to keep a complicated organ such as your brain in optimum condition.
(NAPSI)—No matter where you hurt—neck, shoulder, back, knee—physical therapy may improve your quality of life and save you time, trouble and money.
Because physical therapists receive specialized education in physics, anatomy and other sciences, they understand how the body works and how to manage its major systems. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Many women—and their doctors—are taking issue with a recent study that suggests mammography is no better than annual clinical breast exams in reducing deaths from breast cancer.
(NAPSI)—Will you have enough savings to last throughout all your retirement years? If this question is the source of many sleepless nights or one you would rather ignore altogether, you are not alone. In fact, a majority of Americans nearing their retirement years are lacking confidence in their financial preparations, according to the latest research by the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI).
(StatePoint) When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development.
Planning a wedding means making plenty of decisions, and one of the most important – and, hopefully, enjoyable – choices you’ll make will be to select your wedding colors. Yet even when it’s fun, choosing a wedding color can be challenging, as you strive for a look that’s both on-trend and true to your personal tastes.
(BPT) - Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S., and 7 million do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Health alert: Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes and don't know it?
(BPT) - Vacation packing is an art-form, one every mother must master if she wants her family to be comfortable and well-dressed while traveling. Running out of clean clothes, having to do laundry, or wearing outfits that are hopelessly wrinkled or don’t suit the destination are all avoidable travel fiascoes. All you have to do is pack smart.
(BPT) - During cold, flu, and allergy seasons, sick teens and their parents are more likely to make time to see the doctor. However, these visits tend to focus on a specific illness rather than the teen’s general health and well-being. Annual checkups, on the other hand, can provide an opportunity for teens and their doctors to discuss important health topics, such as weight, sexual health, vaccines and stress-related conditions.
(BPT) - As temperatures warm and flowers blossom, Mother Nature’s renewal often inspires us to refresh our own surroundings. It’s officially time for spring cleaning, but as you focus on scrubbing floors, refreshing draperies and dusting every surface in sight, don’t forget about one area critical to your health and happiness: your medicine cabinet.
(Family Features) You head to the doctor for a fever or a physical and to the dentist for a sore tooth or a cleaning, but what about your eye health? If words on the page seem a bit out of focus, or your night vision isn’t as sharp as it used to be, do you head to the eye doctor? You may not, but you should.
(Family Features) Whether looking to advance their career, financial situation or personal life, taking the steps towards self-improvement is top of mind to many people.