Jackson-Heights Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. M.T.A. Will Ban Alcohol Advertising on Buses and SubwaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | The New York Times

    The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday banned advertising of alcoholic beverages on New York City buses, subway cars and stations, contending that the social benefits of deterring underage drinking outweighed the loss of revenue. After years of pressure from grass-roots organizations, the board voted unanimously in favor of the ban, which will go into effect in January.

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  2. City's 'hooker' massage parlors may get a not-so-happy endingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2017 | New York Post

    A state lawmaker from Queens is trying to close the curtain on happy-ending massage parlors with a bill requiring spas to register with the state to weed out those that are fronts for prostitution, The Post has learned. Unlike nail salons, hair salons and other such businesses, massage parlors don't require a state license to operate, making it easier for them to sell sex behind the curtain, State Sen. JosA Peralta told The Post.

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  3. Conversion Attachments Invented for Stroller WheelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | PRWeb

    InventHelp, founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit this idea, the Stroller Slide, to applicable companies for their consideration. While strollers provide a convenient way to transport infants and young children, their wheels are not designed for travel on all types of terrain.

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  4. Data Drop: Some NYC Neighborhoods Have Less Representation at the Ballot BoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | City Limits

    The concept of "one person, one vote" has never been meant literally. An age limit has always been in effect, though it was lowered in 1971.

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  5. NYPD has no backup for its seized property database, recording millions in annual seizuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Boing Boing

    The Property and Evidence Tracking System is the NYPD's huge database where it stores ownership information on the millions in New Yorkers' property it takes charge of every year , through evidence collection and asset forfeiture. Though the database is crucial to due process, and cost $25.5m in fees to Capgemini, the NYPD has no backup for the system.

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  6. Leaked ICE forfeiture manual instructs agents to seize houses if they ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Boing Boing

    ICE have become house-flippers, using the notorious and discredited "civil asset forfeiture" process to steal houses from people they say were involved in crime, then selling the houses to fund their operations, and more seizures of more houses. A leaked 2010 Asset Forfeiture Handbook -- verified by ICE to be fully up to date -- sets out an entire playbook for finding the most expensive houses that can possibly be seized, then working backwards to find an excuse to target the people living there.

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  7. Troubles loom for patent trolls who rent sovereign immunity from Native American tribesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Boing Boing

    In September, we learned that the pharma giant Allergan had sold key patents to the St Regis Mohawk band in upstate New York , in a bid to avoid a streamlined patent-challenge process called inter partes review . American indigenous tribes are sovereign nations and under the doctrine of "sovereign immunity" they can only be sued in US federal courts if they agree to subject themselves to the court's jurisdiction.

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  8. Two of the Chicago airport cops who beat up Dr David Dao got fired...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Boing Boing

    Two of the Chicago airport cops who beat up Dr David Dao got fired for lying about it Two of the four Chicago Department of Aviation Security officers who beat United Airlines passenger Dr David Dao until he was unconscious , concussing him, breaking his nose and then dragging him off the plane, have been fired -- but not for administering the beating. Rather, they were fired for lying about it .

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  9. For under $400K, a big and bright Jackson Heights co-op in a historic buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | Curbed

    Welcome back to The Six-Digit Club , in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline .

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  10. Three NYC Stations Settle Over UST ComplianceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2017 | CSP

    Four defendants in a federal civil environmental case have agreed to settle claims against them arising from their violations of the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act . The violations occurred at three gas stations that the defendants owned in New York Citytwo in Queens and one in the Bronxand involve 27 underground storage tanks , which typically contain large quantities of gasoline and waste oil and can cause serious environmental damage if allowed to leak.

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  11. IRS changes its mind about giving Equifax $7.5m to fight fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2017 | Boing Boing

    The announcement attracted incredulity and derision, but the IRS pressed ahead...until this week, when it was revealed that Equifax had been hacked again and was serving malware to people who were trying to correct errors in their credit records. That, finally, was the bridge too far for the tax-man.

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  12. Beloved local restauranteur can't sell coffee or tea because Starbucks strongarmed the landlordRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2017 | Boing Boing

    The Arepa Lady started as a food-cart in Jackson Heights, Queens, owned by Maria Cano, whose son and daughter-in-law have continued the family business, moving into permanent digs, with seating for 30. But when they applied for a liquor license, they revealed a curious circumstance: the Arepa Lady wanted a license to sell beer, wine and spirits because their landlords wouldn't let them sell coffee. That's because their landlord has also rented a storefront to a Starbucks cafe, and Starbucks insisted on a clause in their lease that banned the landlord from renting to anyone who competed with them to sell coffee or tea.

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  13. Gunman returns to scene where he fatally shot victim for sandalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | New York Daily News

    The victim was shot after getting into a fight with a group of men on the street. He was winning the fight until his killer pulled out a gun, sources said.

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  14. In 'Ex Libris,' the story of libraries is really about infinitely complex peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | Christian Science Monitor

    Frederick Wiseman's voluminously fascinating documentary "Ex Libris" is ostensibly about the New York Public Library system and its many branches, but, like all of this 87-year-old director's best work, it's about a great deal more than its stated subject. Since 1967, with "Titicut Follies," Wiseman has looked deeply into the lives of the people who regulate and inhabit metropolitan hospitals, domestic violence crisis centers, dance companies, art galleries, state legislatures, public colleges, meatpacking plants, zoos, high schools, boxing gyms, welfare offices, juvenile courts, and so much more.

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  15. Man shot dead after hit in head, torso in Queens streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | New York Daily News

    The gunfire broke out on 95th St. near Jackson Mill Road in Jackson Heights at about 9:50 p.m., cops said. It was the first murder in the 115th Precinct in 2017. Homicides in the city are down 24.5% this year, or 203 versus 269 in 2016.

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  16. Starbucks' Ban of Arepa Lady Coffee Sales Is Totally NormalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Eater

    Queens street food favorite Arepa Lady won't be able to sell coffee when it moves into its new building in Jackson Heights - turns out a non-compete clause from coffee giant Starbucks bans any neighboring restaurants from selling java. DNAinfo reports that the famed arepa restaurant from Maria "Arepa Lady" Cano wants to get a liquor license partly because they can't sell any coffee or tea due to the Seattle-based corporation's lease with the property.

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  17. Starbucks Won't Let Arepa Lady Serve CoffeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Grub Street

    First, the good news: Jackson Heights favorite the Arepa Lady has found a new home for its brick-and-mortar restaurant, which must vacate its original storefront. The Colombian restaurant's building is being torn down for new development - and you'll remember that its matriarch Maria Cano has retired - but Alejandro Osorio & Co.

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  18. 2 Queens Teens Beg ICE Not to Deport Father Who Sought Political AsylumRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | DNAInfo.com

    The teen daughters of a Bangladeshi man awaiting deportation at a detention center thousands of miles from Queens on Tuesday held a news conference to beg the president to bring him back home. Simran Sharif, 18, and her sister Samiha, 14, wept inside their Jackson Heights tutoring center as they pleaded with President Donald Trump to not to deport their father, Bablu, back to Bangladesh.

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  19. Can you really lose weight eating gobs of butter on the keto diet?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | New York Post

    The ketogenic weight-loss craze is fueled by a controversial theory that eating fat spurs the body to burn fat. At this summer's Burning Man festival, Jackson Heights resident Nina Ho stumbled upon an almost miragelike scene: a congregation of lean, beautiful men drinking sugar-free margaritas.

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  20. GOP Lawmakers & Judicial Watch Hold Meeting on Awan Brothers ScandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Gateway Pundit

    A new report by Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller reveals Imran Awan, a former DNC IT aide, feels very strongly,' that his 'attorney client privilege,' be respected in connection to a laptop with the username 'RepDWS.' Lawyers for Imran Awan, an ex-aide who ran information technology for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, "feel very strongly" that a laptop with the username "RepDWS" should not be valid as evidence because he put a note that said "attorney client privilege" near it before leaving it in a phone booth on Capitol Hill, they said in federal court Friday.

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