Linda Miranti decorated most of her house for Christmas already but now she does not know if she will be able to have her family over for the holidays, or if she will even be there herself, because of a strong stench that has filled her home and wafts through the air around 88th and 89th streets in Howard Beach.

Starting around Nov. 10, Miranti’s home, especially her garage and the front of her house, has had a strong odor of what she thinks is methane.

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City Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi was direct on Monday when asked about the possibility of Covid-19’s Omicron variant showing up in the city.“[W]e believe it will be a matter of days before Omicron is detected in the United States, an…

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When a constituent called state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) about discarded drug paraphernalia littering a road near her home, he decided to check it out for himself.“I went down to a street off of Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park …

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Attorney General Tish James announced on Nov. 23 that she is leading a tri-state coalition in calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tighten controls on air pollution from heavy-duty trucks because of nitrogen oxide emissions…

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Since all school staff have been required to get vaccinated, the amount of in-school Covid-19 testing has all but ceased for building personnel, according to city data.On Tuesday, only 26 teachers were tested citywide, compared to 6,661 students.

The state Attorney General’s Office has secured $5.1 million against Park Avenue Stem Cell Clinic, an assumed name for Image Plastic Surgery LLC in Manhattan, for deceptive practices that scammed patients out of thousands through false advert…

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Gov. Hochul and city officials have decided not to wait for the Omicron variant of Covid-19 to be detected in New York State.On Friday, Nov. 26, Hochul, under her emergency powers, signed a declaration to allow the Department of Heath to limi…

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The mother of a 5-year-old Jamaica boy who died of an overdose of his seizure medication back in 2017 has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for his death.Phyllis Reinoso, who pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment, was sentenced…

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The Coalition for Affordable Hospitals, a group of labor unions that have banded together to denounce the exorbitant costs of medical services, released an updated report from the Community Service Society of New York on Nov. 16, calling out …

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for a new orthopedic center at 134-20 Jamaica Ave. on the first floor of the hospital’s Axel Building.The new center was 23 years in the making, according to JHMC CEO Bruce Flanz.