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  1. Feds charge Lawrence man, Queens rabbi in extortion schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 19 | Newsday

    Federal authorities have charged a Lawrence man and a Queens rabbi with using the clergyman's charitable organization to try to extort $7 million from a victim who wanted to keep incriminating information from authorities. Mark Weissman, 54, of Lawrence and Rabbi Igal Haimoff, 67, of Flushing, were arrested Monday and appeared in U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak's Brooklyn courtroom Monday to answer charges they participated in the scheme that prosecutors said began in early 2017.


  2. Queens doctor overprescribed opioid painkillers, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Newsday

    Dr. Lawrence Choy faces two manslaughter charges in the deaths of a Hauppauge man and a Queens man and reckless endangerment in the death of a Suffolk County chef. Dr. Lawrence Choy, 65, a physician who had an office in Flushing, is charged in a 231-count indictment stemming from alleged prescribing of opioids and other medication that led to some overdose deaths.


  3. The Morgan Center celebrates 15th graduation ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 6 | Newsday

    The preschool was founded in 2003 as a resource for children with cancer who can't attend other schools while undergoing treatment. Daphne Delgado, a cancer survivor and a 2003 graduate of The Morgan Center, returned to the center on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, to address this year's graduating class.


  4. Shah's Halal opens 8th Long Island location in East MeadowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | Newsday

    Shah's Halal in Hicksville is part of a chain of street carts and restaurants that serve pita wraps and over-rice dishes, like this one with chicken. Photo Credit: Newsday/Erica Marcus East Meadow is the latest Long Island town to get its very own Shah's Halal, the fast-growing meat-over-rice chain that began as a food truck in Queens and has morphed into a growing cadre of brick and mortar stores.


  5. Afghani chain Main Bakhtar Halal to replace Mediterranean...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Newsday

    Sambooseh, crispy pastry turnovers stuffed with vegetables and chick peas, was a favorite at the now-closed Miraj Healthy Grill in Hicksville. Photo Credit: NEWSDAY/Yana Paskova The Hicksville location of the Mediterranean chainlet Miraj Healthy Grill has closed.


  6. Doctor with Flushing, Queens practice admits to fatal abortionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | Newsday

    A New York physician pleaded guilty Friday to criminally negligent homicide for performing an abortion at a Flushing clinic that led to the death of a 6-months-pregnant woman. Photo Credit: iStock A New York physician admitted Friday that he was negligent when he performed a 2016 abortion in Flushing that led to a woman's death, Queens prosecutors said.


  7. MTA's bus action plan should focus on neighborhoods with no subway stops, pols sayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | Newsday

    Comptroller Scott Stringer rides a Q34 bus, calling for the MTA's bus action plan to prioritize neighborhoods that have little-to-no subway options. Photo Credit: Vincent Barone The MTA's bus action plan must prioritize areas of the city not served by the subway, elected officials say.


  8. Bodies found in NYC rivers, Queens park, NYPD saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | Newsday

    Two bodies were found hours apart on Tuesday, one in a Queens park and another in the Hudson River, police said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne Four bodies were found in city waters in three days, and a fifth was discovered in a marshy area of a Queens park, police said.


  9. NYCFC still looking for a soccer arena site within the cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Newsday

    Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Thursday afternoon that the professional soccer team New York City FC continues to look at multiple New York City sites to build what Garber described as "the most expensive stadium ever done in MLS." "The club knows and ownership knows they need to get into a soccer stadium as quickly as possible," said Garber, speaking to a group representing the Associated Press Sports Editors at MLS headquarters in Manhattan.


  10. Flushing Bank to open branch in ChinatownRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Newsday

    Flushing Financial Corp., the bank's parent, said it signed a lease at 183 Canal St., on the corner of Mott Street. Other area financial institutions, including Westbury-based NEFCU, also have installed video terminals that allow for some of their teller functions to be handled by an employee at a remote location.


  11. Citi Field food and features for 2018 seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Newsday

    The Mets showed off some of the food and features available at Citi Field for the 2018 season on Thursday. Here are a few photos of some new tasty treats and surprises.


  12. Robert M. Beatty, substance abuse counselor, dead at 57Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | Newsday

    Robert M. Beatty, right, shown with longtime friend Frank Trainor, grew up in Central Islip and worked for decades as a substance abuse counselor. Photo Credit: The Beatty family Robert M. Beatty, a substance abuse counselor who grew up in Central Islip, loved long, intense conversations about politics, music and life over coffee at the Daily Grind, his favorite restaurant in Albany.


  13. Flushing Financial to deliver bonuses after tax overhaul passesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | Newsday

    Full-time employees will each get $1,000 while part-time workers will receive $500 each, as the LI bank joins other companies passing on bonuses. Flushing Financial Corp. is providing each full-time and part-time employee with a one-time bonus, of $1,000 and $500 respectively, as a result of the benefits derived from the recent tax overhaul.


  14. New book highlights 111 unusual destinations in QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | Newsday

    Neir's Tavern in Queens is a 180-year-old institution highlighted in the new book, "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss." Photo Credit: ULI SEIT Queens was an alluring mystery to Joseph DiStefano, whose early memories of the world's borough included glimpses of the iconic Unisphere from his family's car.


  15. Late to the train, a new fan of the LIRRRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2018 | Newsday

    Since the day I got my junior license at age 16 in the late 1950s, I have been a driving fool. If you asked me directly or just hinted, I would take you to the airport, to the beach, to Montauk or anywhere you needed to go.


  16. Citi Field shaping up to be excellent Winter Classic hostRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2017 | Newsday

    Preparations for the 2018 NHL Winter Classic at Citi Field in Flushing, NY on Dec. 30, 2017. Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin It's beginning to look a lot like hockey, all around Citi Field.


  17. My Turn: Reliving a night in Islanders' historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2017 | Newsday

    Jon Ledecky, Islanders co-owner, left, speaks with longtime Islanders fan Norma Keeping, of Virginia, during a train ride on the LIRR in October. Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz Often the best part about history lessons are their ability to surprise us.


  18. Mets should show Shohei Otani the CitiRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | Newsday

    The Mets captured the city's imagination with their improbable World Series run in 2015 but have been chasing that feeling ever since, and stumbled badly last season to the brink of becoming totally irrelevant. Want to know how to change all that? A way to restore the damaged pride of a franchise looking to instantly matter again? Easy for us to say, right? We're not putting up the $20-million posting feel.


  19. Doctor arrested for alleged painkiller scheme, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | Newsday

    Ernesto Lopez, a New York-licensed doctor, after he was arrested on Nov. 2, 2017. Lopez and two other defendants are charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.


  20. Charter bus oversight still being pushed by lawmakers in wake of deadly crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Newsday

    More charter bus enforcement is needed in the wake of the crash between a Dahlia bus and an MTA bus in September, city lawmakers said on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp Following the fatal bus crash in Queens last month, the city must ramp up enforcement and increase fines against dangerous private bus companies, City Council members urged Thursday.


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