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Illegal trash piles have been growing in South Ozone Park, and with them, residents’ frustration.Aracelia Cook of the 149th Street South Ozone Park Civic Association recently documented several of the chronic illegal dumping spots in the neig…

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The New York Blood Center and Assemblymember Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) are teaming up for the lawmaker’s 9th Annual Summer Blood Drive on Aug. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. Donations will be collected in the old Ameri…

The Bayside Historical Society’s 20th Annual Totten Trot is set for Halloween.The Oct. 31 5K will take place at 9 a.m. whether rain or shine.

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A report released last Friday showed that drug overdose deaths in Queens County surged during the pandemic, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, surpassing the national rise in fatalities.“In 2020, there were 391 overdose death…

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Braddock Avenue, once dubbed the “worst street in Queens,” has finally been repaved. Now, traveling down the road feels “like riding a cloud.”“Before you basically had to use a pogo stick, but now not only can you ride a bike on it ... this i…

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New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a civil rights advocacy group, issued two waste transfer companies located in Jamaica notices of intent to sue on July 19 for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act.The Clean Water Act outlines the b…

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The NYPD knows that kids are just as integral to the community as adults. So, the department has launched several youth groups to actively engage them and amplify their voices.At the 111th Precinct, Youth Coordination Officers Kristin Kirby a…

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Little Neck’s Challenge Playground is one step closer to being integrated into the 21st century.Community leaders ceremoniously broke ground on the reconstruction project that would outfit the park with new swings, seating, a spray area, a ce…