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  1. Group Tries to Save 'Harold and the Purple Crayon' Author's HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A local historical society is digging into the crayon box to save a home where a famous children's book author lived - which was coincidentally purchased years ago by the Queens Borough Public Library with plans to tear it down and expand. Long before he illustrated "Harold and the Purple Crayon" in 1955, David Johnson Leisk, known as Crockett Johnson, lived with his family at 104-11 39th Ave. in Corona in the early 1900s, according to the Corona-East Elmhurst Historical Preservation Society He spent his elementary and high school years in an apartment inside the white two-story Italianate house before the 7 train was built and when the block was called Ferguson Street, according to the preservationists.

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  2. Moya Touts 'Honesty and Integrity' in Council Win Over Monserrate in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Assemblyman Francisco Moya was elected to the City Council on Tuesday, defeating disgraced former state senator Hiram Monserrate in one of the most heated primary races in the city. Moya won with 55.6 percent, or 3,480, of the votes.

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  3. Moya and Monserrate Campaign in One of NYC's Most Contentious RacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Assemblyman Francisco Moya and Hiram Monserrate - candidates in one of the most contentious City Council races this year - hit the streets of Queens on primary day as they worked for votes in what could be a close election. Moya, who's spent seven years in the state Assembly representing parts of the council district, campaigned on his name recognition and his accomplishments in Albany.

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  4. Men Take Stolen Car to McDonald's Drive-Thru, Leave Receipt BehindRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    Two men stole a car last month and were then captured on video days later using it to get fast food from the drive-thru at a nearby McDonald's restaurant, police said. The pair swiped the white sedan at around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 from where it was parked near 71st Street and 25th Avenue in East Elmhurst, according to the NYPD.

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  5. Bias Concerns Fuel Cancellation of Moya-Monserrate Debate, Sources SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    A planned debate between City Council candidates Assemblyman Francisco Moya and Hiram Monserrate was abruptly canceled Tuesday amid concerns over the original venue set to host the event - a Baptist church run by the pastor who presided over Monserrate's marriage. The debate, organized by Food Bank New York in a partnership with the Campaign Finance Board, was scheduled to be held at First Baptist Church on Astoria Boulevard and 100th Street in East Elmhurst on Thursday at 7 p.m. Food Bank New York decided Friday to move the debate to the local nonprofit Elmcor after it found out the church's pastor, Rev.

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  6. Man Arrested for Stealing Rare Tortoise from Queens Environmental CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a 100-pound tortoise from an environmental center last month, selling him for $300 to a buyer he met up with at a Connecticut train station, officials said. Shawn Waters, 36, of East Elmhurst, was arrested Tuesday in Queens and charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to the NYPD.

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  7. New 'Queens Craft Brigade' Market to Sell Borough-Made GoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    A group of local artisans dubbed the "Queens Craft Brigade" will be selling their wares at a market launching this week that aims to spotlight the borough's creators. The first Queens Craft Brigade market will take place Sunday, July 9, at the VFW Hall at 31-35 41 St. in Astoria, featuring 18 vendors selling clothes, art, jewelry and other locally made goods, according to organizers.

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  8. He's Not Old Enough to Vote, but This Teen Is Running to Replace PeraltaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The first candidate to throw his hat in the ring against Sen. Jose Peralta says he can represent his district better than the current senator - even though he won't legally be allowed to vote until months before the election. Tahseen Chowdhury, 16, announced his candidacy last week, inspired by the grass-roots campaigning of Bernie Sanders.

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  9. Major Fire Breaks Out in East Elmhurst, FDNY SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The blaze started at 526-11 94th Street at about 6:25 p.m. and quickly escalated, fire officials said.

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  10. Baby Girl Killed After Driver Hits Stroller in Queens Intersection: NYPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | DNAinfo.com

    A 1-year-old baby girl was killed after a driver ran over her stroller as she and her mom were crossing a busy intersection on their way home Thursday night, police said. The girl, Skylar Perkins, and her mother were crossing at the corner of 94th Street and 23rd Avenue on Thursday before 9 p.m. when Wallace Ramirez made a right turn in his pickup from 94th Street into the stroller, police and witnesses said.

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  11. Memorial Service for Queens Boro President Helen Marshall Set for SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    A formal memorial service will be held to honor the late Helen Marshall , who died earlier this month after serving 12 years as Queens borough president. Current Borough President Melinda Katz will join the Marshall family in hosting a celebration of her life this Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. Marshall was born in The Bronx in 1929 and worked as a teacher for eight years before becoming the first director of the Langston Hughes Library in East Elmhurst, where she lived.

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