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  1. UPK Program Short 'Hundreds' of Seats in Parts of Queens, Councilwoman SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    The Department of Education is short "hundreds" of universal pre-k seats for the next school year in Corona and Jackson Heights and has asked a local politician for help in finding space, she said. Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras said in her State of the District speech on Feb. 18 that the DOE needed to find space for hundreds of kids who will start universal pre-k in September.

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  2. Jackson Heights Sees 2,300 Percent Increase in Speeding TIcketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | DNAInfo.com

    Speeding drivers have been the target of a ticket blitz by the 115th Precinct as they continue the city's Vision Zero push, records show. Officers gave out 72 tickets for driving above the 25 m.p.h speed limit over the last 28 days, compared with only 3 tickets this time last year - a 2,300 percent jump.

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  3. Feb. 19: School suspensions, A-Rod and the circusRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | New York Daily News

    Astoria: "School suspensions ruin students' lives" is absurd. The average suspension is for a week or less.

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  4. 2 Women Sought In Thefts From Businesses In Queens, BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | CBS Local

    CBS 2 CBS 2 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. Latest Videos Eye On New York Dining Deals Tony's Table Links [...] WCBS 880 WCBS Newsradio 880 is one of America's most listened to radio stations providing news and information on the AM dial in New York for 45 years.

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  5. Tampa expands summer camp programs and scholarshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | St. Petersburg Times

    Tampa parks and recreation will expand its summer day camps and quadruple scholarships for needy kids, Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced Wednesday. This summer, the city aims to provide scholarships to up to 1,873 kids, or about one-quarter of all campers.

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  6. MAP: Pedestrian Safety Plan Includes 72 'Priority Intersections' for QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | DNAInfo.com

    "And that's where we're going to be focusing a lot of efforts in the coming years," said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg Tuesday in Jamaica. he "priority corridors," which include Queens, Woodhaven and Junction boulevards, make up just 6 percent of that, city officials said.

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  7. Becoming the (United Methodist) 'Church of Why Not'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | United Methodist Church

    The first scene of the play "Church of Why Not" shows singers at a service at The United Methodist Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. A character called Paul, played by Trevor St. John-Gilbert, raises his hand as he sings The character of Paul, played by Trevor St. John-Gilbert, is getting something to eat the church's food pantry when he meets Saul, played by J.Stephen Brantley.

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  8. City Unveils 'Vision Zero' Pedestrian Safety Plan For QueensRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | CBS Local

    The borough has more than 2,000 miles of streets, but about half the pedestrian deaths and severe injuries there happen on just 6 percent of those miles, mainly in high-density neighborhoods, officials said. Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the city's Department of Transportation, said efforts will focus on Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Elmhurst, WCBS 880's Alex Silverman reported.

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  9. New Yorker Warming Up to Free-Range ParentingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    The New Yorker 's Lizzie Widdicombe has written a terrific profile of Reason 's Lenore Skenazy and the Meitiv family. The piece credits Skenazy with starting a movement, and like Larry Wilmore's coverage of free-range parenting last week, it shows that that movement has definitely struck a nerve with people who remember growing up in a less playtime-averse society: The movement was founded by Lenore Skenazy, a former columnist for the News and for the New York Sun , who achieved mommy-blog infamy when, seven years ago, she wrote a column about letting her nine-year-old son, armed with a map and a MetroCard, find his way home from Bloomingdale's.

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  10. NYC Evening Traffic Report for Tuesday, January 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | AllMediaNY

    Snow in New York City means the afternoon commute will see some delays across the board, especially for commuters who take buses or drive this afternoon. Due to a rail condition at W 4th Street-Washington Square, the following service changes are in effect: Northbound B and D trains run local from W 4th Street-Washington Square to 34th Street-Herald Square; 71st Avenue bound M trains terminate at Delancey Street-Essex Street or Chambers Street; Some northbound F trains are running on the G line from Bergen Street to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue; F trains are running with delays in both directions; B and D trains are running with delays in both directions.

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  11. NYC Evening Traffic Report for Thursday, December 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | AllMediaNY

    Thursday evening's commute here in New York City will see quite a few hang-ups due to traffic as well as signal problems across the board in the subway system. Due to signal problems at West Farms Square-Tremont Avenue, northbound 2 and 5 trains are running with delays.

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  12. Queens Named the Number One Destination in the United StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | AllMediaNY

    According to Lonely Planet, Queens is now the Number One destination in the United States. Lonely Planet's authors and editors were tasked with the broad and challenging assignment of choosing the "Top 10 American Destinations Primed for a Visit in 2015", and Queens, New York, took the top spot, beating out locations like New Orleans, the Colorado River, Indianapolis and Mount Shasta.

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  13. NYC Evening Traffic Report for Monday, November 17thRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | AllMediaNY

    Due to a rail condition at Woodhaven Blvd, the following service changes are in effect: Northbound R trains are running express from Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av to 71 Av-Forest Hills. 71 Av-bound M trains terminate at Essex St. Due to a rail condition atDeKalb Av, the following service changes are in effect: Some southbound B trains are running local from Prospect Park to Brighton Beach.

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  14. NYC Evening Traffic Report for Tuesday, October 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | AllMediaNY

    Due to signal problems at Forest Hills-71st Avenue, the following service changes are in effect: Northbound E, F, M and R trains are running with delays. Some northbound F trains are running local from Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue to Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike.

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  15. Mother And Son, New York Couple Hurt In Snowmobile AccidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    About 11:30 Calian Huang of Jackson Heights, New York lost control of a rented machine in Randolph, hitting a tree. The 31-year-old and a passenger, Shuo Li, were both hurt with Huang's injuries described as "serious but non-life threatening."

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  16. A Valentine's Day Message from Diversity Plaza in New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | Planetizen

    "In preparation for Valentine's Day, the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership set up a camera in Jackson Heights' Diversity Plaza to learn how to say 'I love you' in some of the 138 languages spoken in Queens," according to a post by Stephen Miller. "Diversity Plaza lives up to its name.

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  17. Seen At 11: Rogue Car Dealers Take Up Parking Spaces On New York City StreetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | CBS Local

    CBS 2 CBS 2 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. Latest Videos Eye On New York Dining Deals Tony's Table Links [...] WCBS 880 WCBS Newsradio 880 is one of America's most listened to radio stations providing news and information on the AM dial in New York for 45 years.

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  18. Diversity Plaza Wishes You a Happy Valentine's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | StreetsBlog.org

    In preparation for Valentine's Day, the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership set up a camera in Jackson Heights' Diversity Plaza to learn how to say "I love you" in some of the 138 languages spoken in Queens. Diversity Plaza lives up to its name.

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  19. Not Really the Next Brooklyn: Queens Has Its Own Identity and Growing AppealRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The New York Observer

    They first hit the shores of Long Island City over a decade ago, newcomers to the area who eventually put Queens on the map as a refuge from the real estate frenzy in Manhattan and Brooklyn. When their numbers grew, they started spilling over into neighboring Astoria and when the buzz there picked up, pushed further down the subway line into the borough's interior toward long established neighborhoods that had their own identities, such as Woodside, Sunnyside and Jackson Heights and even deeper into the borough, reaching Rego Park, where luxury development has been on the rise, and even Jamaica.

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  20. Fire tears through Queens apartment, injures 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | New York Daily News

    Two people were seriously injured when a two-alarm fire tore through an apartment in Queens late Thursday, police said. The blaze erupted on the top floor of a six-story building on 81st St. near 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights about 11:30 p.m., officials said.

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