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The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a temporary injunction preventing New York State from enforcing Covid-19 capacity limits in houses of worship while two cases — including one filed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens — are argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The injunction was granted Thanksgiving Eve in a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the liberal wing of the Court in its dissent.

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The New York City Sheriff’s Office busted a swinger’s club over the weekend with 80 or more people inside a restricted yellow zone in Astoria.Deputy sheriffs entered the club just after midnight on Saturday night after they received a 311 com…

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Nearly 2,000 Queens residents have signed a petition this week urging Gov. Cuomo to sign a bill aimed at keeping the waters of Jamaica Bay free of contamination.The bill, which has now passed both houses of the Legislature twice, has two part…

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In Astoria, home of many — if not most — of the best-known eating spots in Queens, restaurant owners last week were showing signs of shellshock.Mayor de Blasio was predicting the most recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the city was likely goin…

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Groups across South Queens have opened up their hearts and wallets during the Thanksgiving season to donate food for the growing number of people that the pandemic has left wanting food.From Woodhaven down to Howard Beach, civic groups and bu…

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In honor of its 150th anniversary, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children threw a star-studded virtual celebration Nov. 18, which raised over $415,000 in a few short hours.The Big Night in for St. Mary’s Kids was hosted live by TV personality Howie…

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The Eastern Queens Alliance’s Environmental Science Learning Center on Nov. 11 welcomed Girl Scout Troops 4154, 4158 and 4164 of Cambria Heights for a cleanup and day of up-close, hands-on learning at the Idlewild Park Preserve.

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As Covid testing sites see lines that stretch for blocks, here is a listing of locations in the borough. The time to get the results varies as does whether an appointment is needed to take the test.

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Dilip Nath wears many hats — New American Voter Association Political Action Committee president, Community Board 8 member, SUNY Downstate interim vice president and chief information officer and more — and is looking to add another: to becom…

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Nearly a week since Mayor de Blasio shuttered all public school buildings in response to a rising citywide Covid positivity rate, he has offered a glimpse that a reopening plan might take a phased approach. It would begin with special needs s…