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New York will be out of vaccines by the end of the day. Gov. Cuomo said they may even already be gone. 

A church deacon from Maspeth was charged with trying to have oral sex with a 14-year-old boy he met on the Grindr app, District Attorney Melinda Katz announced last Thursday.

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The exit 16 ramp from the westbound Long Island Expressway to Hunters Point Avenue/Greenpoint Avenue in Queens will be closed overnight from about 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, through approximately 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, the state Departm…

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Covid-19 was first detected in the U.S. one year ago — Jan. 20, 2020 — and has since killed over 402,000 Americans.Now, Mayor de Blasio said the life-saving vaccine supply is running low.

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The $1 billion in “savings” from organized labor that Mayor de Blasio has been hyping since releasing his executive budget for fiscal year 2022 on Jan. 14 still is not written on paper, much less carved in stone.“The labor savings are to be d…

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After more than a century of educating the young women of Queens — and for many years the young men, too — St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point will be closing its doors.The Leadership Council of the Sisters of Saint Dominic, who f…

The Middle Village man arrested in a joint show of city and federal force that included FBI agents in an armored vehicle was charged with illegal possession of ammunition after allegedly posting threatening statements about killing a U.S. sen…

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In the past several months, three more Democrat candidates have put in a bid to succeed Queens’ only Republican councilman, Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), after he is term-limited out of office at the end of 2021.Since November, Howard Beach att…

Despite its neighborhoods having a 9.2 percent average positivity rate, there are no Covid-19 vaccination sites in the northeast corner of Queens.There are 24 city-run sites scattered throughout the borough, four of which are clumped together…

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Civics, history and the environment all came together Monday at a crossroad — or at least at intersecting trails — at the Idlewild Park Preserve.More than two dozen volunteers braved the early-morning chill to commemorate the birthday of the …

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The Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic is partnering with Team Valentina to commemorate Valentina Allen, the Howard Beach toddler who died from hypoplastic left heart syndrome six years ago.The civic will sell red bows that residents can purchase …

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When Pesach Osina ran for the District 31 Council seat in a 2013 special election, he came within 79 votes of clinching the election against now-Borough President Donovan Richards and a field of seven other candidates.Now he’s coming back for…

SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT

At PS 97, The Forest Park School, teachers Mayra Guzman and Daniela Picone and and pre-K Class 215 have not let the new way of learning interfere with the ability to express their creativity and imaginations.Recently, the class was taken on a…

A Ridgewood man was arrested by the FBI Tuesday morning after threatening to kill high-ranking politicians including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx, Queens), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), accordi…

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There already is a Democratic primary for Queens borough president brewing for September, with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) on Tuesday announcing his candidacy.“The pandemic has laid bare the inequality that exists in Queens and …

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The state on Monday set up a Covid-19 vaccination site at Queens Baptist Church, located at 93-23 217 St. in Queens Village.Gov. Cuomo, in a press release, said it is part of the continuing effort to establish vaccination centers in communiti…

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There are 24 city-run vaccination sites in Queens. All sites offer the Moderna vaccine and require registration.• Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, at 137-43 45 Ave. in Murray Hill. Call (929) 362-3020;

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As of last Tuesday, cars are no longer allowed on Main Street and part of Kissena Boulevard between Northern Boulevard and Sanford Avenue.The Department of Transportation, nearly eight months after announcing the plan, finally launched the Do…

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The LGBT Network has completed its move from an old factory in Long Island City’s industrial district to a more accessible and more prestigious address at the iconic Kaufman Astoria Studios.But don’t blame founder and president David Kilmnick…

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The Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps recently announced that its plan for 2021 involves extending community-based volunteer EMS services to Woodhaven, Richmond Hill and Kew Gardens.In December, the RVAC submitted a formal application of ar…

Facebook is partially to blame for the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol building, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx, Queens) said during her virtual town hall last Friday.“Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook bear partial responsibility for Wednesday’…

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Annie CottonMorris, who heads the tenants association at the 71-year-old Woodside Houses, lives just a block from the nearest deli but it takes her two hours to buy a newspaper these days.“That’s how many people stop me now to talk about what…

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At Community Board 9’s meeting on Jan. 12, it voted on liquor license, method of operation and class change applications for three restaurants.First it voted on a liquor license for the restaurant by Kevinkel Corp. at 106-05 101 Ave. in Ozone…

Real estate broker Michael Earl Brown was inspired to become a contender in the Feb. 2 City Council District 24 special election after seeing the effects of the pandemic on vulnerable populations across the city. He and his own family members…

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority may have delayed fare hikes on subways and buses, but a vote on increasing tolls for bridges and tunnels by up to 8 percent still is on the table, according to MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye.Number…

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A mixed-use building slated for Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park took a step forward when Community Board 6 approved it during last Wednesday’s virtual monthly meeting.But the board’s 26-12 vote came on the condition that the developer would …

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When the mayor and schools chancellor announced that this spring will be the last time the Gifted and Talented exam is offered in New York City’s public schools, it raised a big question about what the future holds for the programs.Admission …

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A homeless man underneath the train tracks at Myrtle Avenue and Fresh Pond Road in Glendale, only a block from the Community Board 5 office, has been refusing help for weeks, area leaders say.Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District Execut…

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The city, Borough President Donovan Richards and lending firm Pursuit announced the launch of the Queens Small Business Grant Program on Tuesday.Mets owner Steve Cohen donated $17.5 million as the city will partner with community-based organi…

Police are looking for two men in connection with a Ridgewood burglary committed on New Year’s Eve.The duo reportedly removed jewelry from 1808 Weirfield St. at around 2 p.m. on Dec. 31 with an estimated value of $16,000. The men, who forced …

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More than 1,500 high school students logged in last Thursday for Northwell Health’s Spark Challenge, learning about careers in healthcare and roles that employees played during the pandemic.“I think a lot of high school students are just amaz…

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It felt like old times as St. John’s erased a 14-point deficit to beat UConn 74-70 on Monday afternoon.It was the first time the teams met since 2013 as the Huskies ditched the Big East for the American Athletic Conference before returning th…

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A man is asking for help in locating his male brown and white tabby cat that has been missing since late December.The cat, Darwin, was last seen on Dec. 11 at 75th Place and Eliot Avenue in Middle Village.

Two 109th Precinct neighborhood coordination officers raised over $1,000 to purchase holiday gifts and household appliances for families in need.Police Officers Christopher Vera and Arielle Gigante, who patrol NYCHA’s Bland Houses and Latimer…

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Moumita Ahmed, the progressive candidate running in the Feb. 2 City Council District 24 special election, fell under heavy fire after a 5-year-old anti-Semitic tweet resurfaced Jan. 18.In February 2015, Ahmed showed support for a post sharing…

The city Parks Department is offering free outdoor Shape Up NYC Walking Groups to help get people safely moving and enjoying nature during the pandemic, several of which are in Queens:• Alley Pond Park on Saturdays at 7:30 a.m., which meets a…

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you because it might poison your coffee.An Oakland Gardens woman was charged with spiking her husband’s morning joe with roach killer on multiple occasions, the district attorney said Jan. 16.

Capt. Igor Pinkhasov, commanding officer of the NYPD’s 105th Precinct, was at his Queens Village station house on the afternoon of Nov. 24, as one would normally expect, when the radio call came in — domestic violence Officers Christopher Wel…

While the Covid-19 pandemic could keep Councilman Daneek Miller’s annual celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday out of its traditional spot at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Monday, the virtual remembrance still featured…

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There already is a Democratic primary for Queens borough president brewing for September, with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) on Tuesday announcing his candidacy.

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Roughly half of eligible New Yorkers should be able to get vaccinated, according to Gov. Cuomo, but there aren’t enough shots for everyone.

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The Queens Village man suspected of killing his father in their Hempstead Avenue apartment on Jan. 14 has been formally charged with murder, the District Attorney’s Office said Sunday.

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With President Biden taking office next week with Democratic majorities in Congress, Mayor de Blasio is counting on a massive infusion of federal money to balance his projected budget for fiscal year 2022.

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A seven-alarm fire that raged for nearly nine hours in Flushing Saturday was started by a hair iron that was left on, officials said. It left several storefronts scorched.“In terms of timing it couldn’t be worse,” Dian Yu, executive director …

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As New York expands its vaccine distribution network, the first center for mass inoculations in Queens opened to the public on Sunday.The line at Hillcrest High School started forming before the 9 a.m. start time.

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A new year means a new chance for the city to restore much-needed resources to Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park, according to Democratic District Leader Richard David, starting with vaccine priority.In conversation with the Chronicle, David…

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Following months of outcry from the community, the Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens closed and a night supervisor was charged with allowing criminal activity in and around the site.Two police officers were stationed outside the location Monday a…