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Seven candidates so far have entered the field to succeed Queens’ only Republican councilman, Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), who will be term-limited out of office at the end of 2021 — including four new entries since the Chronicle last updated the state of the race in July.

Since then, young paralegal Shaeleigh Severino, filmmaker and community arts advocate Ruben Cruz, former teacher Helal Sheikh and Community Board 9 Chairman Kenichi Wilson have all registered to run for the seat with the Campaign Finance Board.

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All of New York City’s public school system will stop in-person learning starting today, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza wrote in an email to school principals Wednesday afternoon.The rate of people testing positive for the coronavirus ov…

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The dozens of parents gathered in front of MS 74 Thursday afternoon couldn’t be bothered by the rain and dropping temperatures — they were too angry that the Department of Education has, yet again, delayed specialized high school as well as g…

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As the citywide seven-day positivity rate has ticked up over the past week, Richmond Hill has remained near the top of the city’s infection rate. As of last Wednesday, the neighborhood had the second-highest seven-day Covid positivity rate in…

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released its four-year budget proposal on Wednesday, and the numbers are ugly:• 40 percent reduction in service on New York City buses and subways;

Residents of St. Albans may be upset with the speed of traffic in their neighborhood, but they appear to be impressed with how fast the 113th Precinct and the city’s Department of Transportation have moved to address it in three areas that we…

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For the first time in eight months, a jury last week began hearing evidence at a criminal trial in Queens.The case is a fairly routine burglary — a 33-year-old man accused of sneaking through an open window of a Springfield Gardens home in 20…

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Western Queens small business leaders and elected officials rallied last Friday in Long Island City, asking the state for a specific plan to help guide them through the pandemic.“Why did the cruise lines and the airlines get support and relie…

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Mayor de Blasio on Thursday said it is “just a matter of time” before New York City shuts down indoor dining at restaurants, likely in the next week or two, based on Covid-19 numbers and remarks by Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday.

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Nearly two weeks after Election Day and initially trailing behind their insurgent challengers, incumbents Assemblymember Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens) have claimed vitory in their re-election bids.T…