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  1. Astoria lawmakers want AG to investigate nonprofitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 27 | Jackson Heights News

    Three legislators representing Astoria are calling on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate possible mismanagement at the New York School of Urban Ministry . The Christian nonprofit rankled local elected officials earlier in December when it pushed to evict 39 tenants from its dorm-style housing.

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  2. Barnwell tops Nunziato in 30th ADRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    Democratic candidate Brian Barnwell bested Republican Tony Nunziato in the race to represent Woodside, Maspeth and parts of Middle Village and Astoria in the state Assembly, earning 60 percent in a voter turnout of nearly 35,000 people. Barnwell, a 30-year-old lawyer from Woodside, shocked political observers when he crushed longtime Assemblywoman Marge Markey in the Democratic Primary back in September.

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  3. Barnwell tops Nunziato in 30th ADRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    Democratic candidate Brian Barnwell bested Republican Tony Nunziato in the race to represent Woodside, Maspeth and parts of Middle Village and Astoria in the state Assembly, earning 60 percent in a voter turnout of nearly 35,000 people. Barnwell, a 30-year-old lawyer from Woodside, shocked political observers when he crushed longtime Assemblywoman Marge Markey in the Democratic Primary back in September.

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  4. Investors Bank to host third annual "Art of Thriving" Nonprofit ConferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    Leaders at nonprofits around the city can attend the third annual "Art of Thriving" Not-For-Profit Conference in Astoria this Thursday. The conference, which is presented by Investors Bank, is meant to help nonprofit organizations manage risk effectively and efficiently.

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  5. Barnwell routs longtime incumbent Markey in Assembly raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    When Assemblywoman Marge Markey stepped up to the mic at Community Board 5's public hearing on the homeless shelter plan, she was booed and jeered. She couldn't deliver her speech, and filled with frustration, she left the Knockdown Center after telling the crowd, "Goodbye and take care."

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  6. Barnwell routs longtime incumbent Markey in Assembly raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    When Assemblywoman Marge Markey stepped up to the mic at Community Board 5's public hearing on the homeless shelter plan, she was booed and jeered. She couldn't deliver her speech, and filled with frustration, she left the Knockdown Center after telling the crowd, "Goodbye and take care."

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  7. Tower Diner owners expand with dinerbarRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    What do you get when you cross two classic American concepts and apply a modern spin? You get dinerbar, which opened on July 5 at at 97-45 Queens Boulevard. Last fall, brothers John and Spiro Gatanas, the owners of Tower Diner at 98-95 Queens Boulevard, decided to expand from Forest Hills to Rego Park, drawing on the success of a family business that has served the community since 1993.

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  8. Editorial: A Tale of Two MeetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    There were 700 people in the Martin Luther School gym to hear the Department of Social Services proposal to use the 110-room Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth as a homeless shelter for 220 couples. Nearly double that amount were not allowed into the meeting because the room was at capacity, and it turned angry.

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  9. City looks to convert Maspeth hotel into adult shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    The city hopes to turn this Holiday Inn Express at 59-40 55th Road into a homeless shelter in Maspeth. A homeless shelter may soon be opening in Maspeth, according to city officials.

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  10. Chatime ups subway theme with new muralRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    The number of murals in central Queens is on the rise since the spring, including Ori Carino's Ramones mural at Thorneycroft Ramp, the Crisp and Praxis Ramones and Forest Hills Stadium piece at Station Square, and Andre Trenier's tennis legends mural at the Continental Avenue underpass. Most recently, Chatime Station at 97-11 64th Avenue in Rego Park became a canvas for murals by East Harlem resident Kristy McCarthy, who is a 33-year-old urban artist nicknamed "D Gale."

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  11. City looks to convert Maspeth hotel into adult shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    The city hopes to turn this Holiday Inn Express at 59-40 55th Road into a homeless shelter in Maspeth. A homeless shelter may soon be opening in Maspeth, according to city officials.

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  12. City looks to convert Maspeth hotel into adult shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    The city hopes to turn this Holiday Inn Express at 59-40 55th Road into a homeless shelter in Maspeth. A homeless shelter may soon be opening in Maspeth, according to city officials.

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  13. Queens real estate experts see larger growth for commercial real estate, with some residential mixRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    In an industry that's all about location, Queens is finding itself gaining momentum in the retail and office sectors. Michael Mattone, executive vice president and CFO of The Mattone Group , said Queens has a strong retail market right now.

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  14. Queens real estate experts see larger growth for commercial real estate, with some residential mixRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    In an industry that's all about location, Queens is finding itself gaining momentum in the retail and office sectors. Michael Mattone, executive vice president and CFO of The Mattone Group , said Queens has a strong retail market right now.

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  15. Astoria resident wins big on "The Price is Right"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    Whether you're watching at home or have ever been in the audience, there's a good chance that you've wondered what could it possibly be like to be a contestant on "The Price is Right." For one Astoria resident, that thought became a reality when she was selected and eventually won big.

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  16. Lawmakers propose bills to expand speed camera programRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2016 | Jackson Heights News

    State Senator Jose Peralta, center, and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker, in the back, proposed a series of legislation that would expand the speed camera program. In the aftermath of the hit-and-run death of 17-year-old Ovidio Jaramillo, who was struck and killed last December at the intersection of Junction and Northern boulevards, community leaders and elected officials are calling for additional safety measures.

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