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The Southeast Queens Chamber of Commerce and its partners are hosting an inaugural Black Business Expo on Sept. 17 at the Harvest Room at 90-40 160 St. in Jamaica from 5 to 8 p.m.

“Our small businesses have been struggling and need to come out and get some exposure! Jamaica Avenue has been rising as one of the best cultural epicenter hubs in all of New York City,” said the Rev. Roxanne Simone Lord Marcelle, the founder of the Southeast Queens Chamber, in an email. “Jamaica offers a very unique shopping experience for shoppers looking for both value and ‘pizzazz.’”

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A Fresh Meadows traffic circle was outfitted with new signals, lights and delineators to increase pedestrian safety this summer, changes that area residents say have caused an insufferable increase in vehicular congestion.“It’s a complete nig…

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A memorial commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks was unveiled in Howard Beach on Saturday, a project that was many years in the making and created by local artists with help from community groups and volunteers joining together.“We have survived…

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New York City reopened school buildings Monday to all of its public school students for the first time since classes went remote at the outset of the pandemic.While the landmark day revealed some logistical challenges and frustrations that sc…

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning will start off its 50th season on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. via an art residency with Danny Simmons entitled “Homecoming.”Simmons, a Jamaica native who is a philanthropist, neo-African abstract expressionist …

Community leaders and residents of Maspeth have been trying for eight years to get the city to landmark the FDNY firehouse on 68th Street, which saw 19 of its members killed in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.It was the largest loss…

Twenty years ago, Queens College watched the Twin Towers collapse from the safety of its campus.What normally served as a perfect vista of the Manhattan skyline became a grim and horrid watchtower of the national tragedy. Forty college family…

Two South Queens community boards had opposite votes over the city’s plan to make the outdoor dining program launched during the pandemic permanent.Community Board 9 voted in favor on Tuesday, while Community Board 10 voted against the propos…

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The subway series started with a solemn ceremony at Citi Field Saturday, Sept. 11 honoring the lives lost two decades earlier.Fans arrived to the ceremony toting 9/11 flags, top right and center right, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 victi…

For her commitment to her community, particularly during the pandemic, Eun-Kyung Kim of Flushing was honored by the state Senate as a 2021 Woman of Distinction.Kim was selected by state Sen. John Liu (D-Bayside), and honored during a Sept. 13…

The York College Fine Arts Gallery is host to “Flores de Femecidio,” the solo art show of Natali Bravo-Barbee, whose work debuts on Sept. 16 to Nov. 19 in Jamaica.The gallery is located at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. and is open Monday to Frida…

Community Board 10 gave the greenlight to a developer in South Ozone Park hoping to build a new four-story apartment building along the Van Wyck Expressway on Thursday, Sept. 2.At the meeting a representative of the developer proposed changin…

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The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was commemorated in Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village much the same way it was two decades ago, when about 6,000 people were drawn to an impromptu gathering.Twenty years later, the 9/11 Candlelight…

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A “Better Buses” busway pilot will continue on schedule in Downtown Jamaica despite backlash from a previous initiative on Merrick Boulevard that was implemented last year and led to a recent modification of bus enforcement times as a result …

The Harvest Festival will be back for its fourth year in Downtown Jamaica on Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will stretch between Hillside and Jamaica avenues on Suthphin Boulevard.Shoring up the event is Glenn Greenidge, the executive di…

Community Board 11 members were wary of approving a cell phone monopole extension in Fresh Meadows, but ultimately did so Sept. 13 after the chairperson introduced some caveats to the application.Cell phone providers Crown, AT&T, T-Mobile…

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Police responded to a 911 call on Tuesday at 8:40 a.m. where an off-duty officer was in need of assistance in a domestic incident in South Ozone Park, which involved a male suspect later exchanging gunfire with officers.Upon arrival, patrol o…

The city is looking for avenues to make outdoor dining a permanent fixture throughout the five boroughs, and Community Board 8 supports the plan, though not overwhelmingly.The panel narrowly voted Sept. 14 in favor of a tax amendment that wou…

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The 9/11 Run for Richie motorcycle ride proceeded Saturday afternoon from the Aqueduct Racetrack to One World Trade Center, escorted by the NYPD and FDNY.The ride, organized by the Punishers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, honors the memory …

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Last Friday, people came out as they do every year to Maspeth Memorial Park to remember the 19 FDNY firefighters from the 68th Street firehouse who were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, the highest loss of life from any firehouse that day.Abov…

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Three probationary young adults from Southeast Queens spent the course of the summer working under the guidance of Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning teaching artist Anthony Carter creating a mural that depicted their vision of Jamaica an…

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In the wake of the flooding caused by Hurricane Ida, city Department of Environmental Protection officials recognized that the limited capacity of the city’s beleaguered sewer system caused much of the damage from the storm.During a City Coun…

Jamaica resident Juliet James, a clearance assistant, was excited to learn of the debut of the limited series, “Scenes from a Marriage,” starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain this past weekend.James, who worked on the show, didn’t realize…

Two people died in separate vehicular collisions in Queens on Sept. 11.One of the victims was a 19-year-old who had been driving a dirt bike on the Long Island Expressway near Woodhaven Boulevard at 5:15 p.m. when he was struck from behind by…

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey along with the JFK Chamber of Commerce unveiled a 9/11 memorial monument at JFK Port Authority Building 14 in Jamaica last Friday morning.During the ceremony officials dedicated the new structure …

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Those taken on 9/11 from Glendale, Ridgewood, Middle Village and Woodhaven were remembered in a memorial ceremony at the monument at Dry Harbor Playground in Glendale, above.At top center, members of the FDNY from Engine Co. 286/Ladder Co. 13…

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Just before the 2021-22 school year began on Monday, Sept. 13, Keller Williams Liberty Real Estate held a school supply drive for local students in need.KW donated the supplies to PS 63, the Old South school in Ozone Park on Friday, Sept. 10.

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The 9/11 Candlelight Vigil Committee of Queens welcomed all comers to Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village last Saturday for its 20th annual memorial to those lost in the 9/11 attacks of 2001.Above and on the far right, visitors were awed by…

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Boy Scout Troop 255, left, marched to the Friends of Francis Lewis Park ceremony, which honored 109th Precinct officers Sept. 11.

The Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park is hosting its big gala next week: An Evening Under the Sphere.The Sept. 23 fundraiser will feature an all-you-can-eat dining experience, provided by an array of favorite Queens Night Market inter…

The city Department for the Aging will be launching a pilot program that will allow elderly residents or those with disabilities from Queens to use an app to schedule trips to the doctor.Those ages 60 and older or those with disabilities age …

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The annual St. Michael’s Cemetery Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony was held last Saturday in East Elmhurst to mark the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.Among the highlights and the guest speakers, newly-elec…

A retired NYPD couple held a 9/11 vigil in Queens Village at their home on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The remembrance also included an encased glass shard from one of the towers they had kept.Some of the gue…

The Mid-Autumn Festival is set for this weekend.The Flushing Development Center announced Sept. 9 that the 21st annual celebration is set for Saturday, Sept. 18.

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During the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor de Blasio and then-Schools Chancellor Carranza upended New York City’s middle and high school’s competitive admissions process. The reason given was that students admitted to screening schools, which use…

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The Elmhurst A Post Office, located at 82-07 Broadway, has been closed temporarily because of water damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida, according to a press release sent out by the United States Postal Service.The USPS said the shutdown will…

The NYPD announced an arrest on Friday afternoon in the vandalism that destroyed a pair of 84-year-old religious statues outside Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills on the morning of July 17.Police said Jacqueline Nikiena, 23, of Olcott …

Ree Brinn, an account executive at the Queens Chronicle, hosted a networking event sponsored by the paper that updated entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders about the new Covid-19 mandates in New York at Antun’s of Queens Village last month.The…

Queens can have more history than one realizes — provided one knows where to look.And the folks from the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood will be leading a walking tour of history hidden in plain sight on Sept. 26. The itinerary? Stockholm Street…

The city’s Office of Emergency Management is offering resources for victims of Tropical Storm Ida in each of the five boroughs.“By placing one service center in each borough, New Yorkers can seek aid at any location as well as on nyc.gov/ida …

City repair crews were dispatched to Forest Hills quickly on Monday to handle what appeared to be a huge sinkhole that developed in the middle of the intersection of Yellowstone Boulevard and Groton Street, above left and right, that was abou…

The Gingerbread Players of Forest Hills, the longstanding community theater troupe renowned for giving roles to kids as well as quality productions, is offering what it calls “an original stunning virtual play” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, via t…

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, state Department of Transportation and city Department of Transportation are reminding the public that on Thursday, Sept. 23, the agencies will begin holding 13 public meetings on the state’s propose…

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The NYPD announced an arrest on Friday afternoon in the vandalism that destroyed a pair of 84-year-old religious statues outside Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills on the morning of July 17.Police said Jacqueline Nikiena, 23, of Olcott …

Rochdale Village’s community center committee is hosting a fall festival on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 169-65 137 Ave. “There will be a festival outside around the center and we expect a whole lot of people,” says Clifton Stan…

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey along with the JFK Chamber of Commerce unveiled a 9/11 memorial monument at JFK Port Authority Building 14 in Jamaica on Friday morning.

The Elmhurst A Post Office, located at 82-07 Broadway, has been closed temporarily because of water damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida, according to a press release sent out by the United States Postal Service.The USPS said the shutdown will…

The city’s Office of Emergency Management is offering resources for victims of Tropical Storm Ida in each of the five boroughs. “By placing one service center in each borough, New Yorkers can seek aid at any location as well as on nyc.gov/ida…

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“This is America where I’m standing right now,” President Biden said in the middle of an East Elmhurst alley Sept. 7. “These are the people, whether it’s in Scranton or Clamont or anywhere around the country, who built this country and it’s a…

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Tropical Depression Ida may have left a Hollis community down after the deaths of Phamatee Ramskriet, 43, and her son, Khrishah Ramskriet, 22, but it did not leave the residents out.Immediately after the Sept. 1 flash flooding that swamped at…