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Last Wednesday the Knicks introduced their coveted free agent signing, point guard Jalen Brunson, to the public. Brunson fielded questions from MSG Networks interviewer Bill Pidto while friends and family watched from seats set up in the lobby of the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. This type of event would normally be called a press conference. However, you can’t call something a “press conference” if media are not welcomed to the event.

It seems odd that a sports team would want to needlessly limit the coverage regarding the acquisition of a perceived star, especially a squad that has struggled in recent years as the Knicks have. It is hard to imagine the Knicks media relations department, or the team’s president, Leon Rose, would not want to bask in the glory of finally signing a sought-after free agent.

During a season of uncertainty with Covid controlling a lot of the sports world, the girls varsity basketball team at Metropolitan Campus completed an undefeated regular season for the first time in school history.

Scoring a perfect 18-0 mark in league contests, the combined team from Queens Metro High School and Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Forest Hills finished atop the Queens A West Division.

Borough President Donovan Richards officially declared Oct. 1 Tina Charles and Dalilah Muhammad Day in Queens while on the steps of Borough Hall in Kew Gardens last Friday.

“The Queens of Queens,” as Councilwoman Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica) called the World’s Borough natives, who took home Olympic medals from Tokyo this year and were given proclamations from Richards in front of student athletes from their alma maters, Cardozo High School in Bayside and Christ the King High School in Middle Village. The Metro Eagles Track and Field Club members who train at Roy Wilkins Park in St. Albans, the same place that the track star, Muhammad, practiced with the NOVAS Track Club, were also in attendance.

Nearly two years after the shooting death of Aamir Griffin, 14, on Oct. 26, 2019, a reputed Money World gang member could face up to 25 years in prison for the youth’s alleged slaying.

Sean Brown, 18, of Jamaica was indicted on Sept. 8 for murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, according to District Attorney Melinda Katz’s Office. As Aamir was playing basketball around 8 p.m. on the night in question at the Baisley Park Houses, a housing project in South Jamaica, Brown allegedly was nearby at Foch Boulevard seeking out a rival gang member, whom he mistook the teenager for and fired three shots from a .380-caliber firearm.

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Spring is finally here: The warm weather has arrived and city residents are flocking to their nearest parks and green spaces once again.

There are several new attractions at parks across Queens to check out this spring. The Parks Department completed an abundance of projects within the last year, many at spots that had been closed to the public for years during constructions.