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In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) — a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization — has awarded a $15,000 grant to a Flushing organization for its campaign denouncing anti-Muslim harassment and bullying. Comment
City Councilman Daniel Dromm joined community leaders in Jackson Heights Tuesday to demand justice for the survivor of an anti-gay hate crime that occurred in early November. Comment
More than 100 seniors at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School had the opportunity to learn firsthand about what a career in politics entails. Comment
A huge, 34,000 square-foot movie multiplex will open in the heart of a new Downtown Flushing development scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Comment
College Point

Police investigating College Point murder

College Point

Police investigating College Point murder

A Brooklyn man injured in a double shooting at a College Point parking lot last weekend has died, police announced Monday. Comment
Detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding two armed men who are allegedly responsible for a violent home invasion in Richmond Hill last week. Comment

Cops nab Flushing man who allegedly sliced victim with box cutter during deli argument

A Flushing man who allegedly slashed another individual after getting into an argument with him at a neighborhood deli was arrested on Monday, according to police. Comment

Flushing Town Hall to present classic fairytale ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in February

The classic Disney fairytale “Sleeping Beauty” is coming to Flushing Town Hall in February. Comment
Queens spent the weekend celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and we’ve got you covered. Here’s a glimpse of some events held in honor of Dr. King. Comment
Dozens of justice reform advocates spent much of Martin Luther King Jr. Day rallying on the steps in front of the Queens Criminal Court in Kew Gardens Monday. Comments (2)
Students at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside have a brand new technology center that was created with an endowment from a local philanthropic foundation. Comment

Public utilities serving Queens agree to provide bill breaks for federal workers impacted by shutdown

Federal employees from Queens whop are losing wages during the ongoing government shutdown don’t need to worry about losing gas or electric service due to unpaid bills. Comment
Flushing ►Video

Vandal who destroyed Buddhist statues at a Flushing temple still at large: NYPD

Police were seeking the public’s help in identifying a male suspect wanted for allegedly vandalizing multiple Buddhist statues at a temple in Flushing. Comment
A new school is on its way to the Hunters Point South Development site in Long Island City. Comments (1)
Police arrested a driver who hit and critically injured a pedestrian in Bayside last week. Comments (3)
About 120 ninth grade students from Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Forest Hills rallied at the shuttered Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center Jan. 17 in an effort to raise awareness on how the ongoing federal government shutdown is impacting their education, school and communities as a whole. Comments (9)
The FDNY battled a major fire in a College Point building that left one person seriously injured Monday morning. Comments (4)
“If you want things to change and improve, you’ve got to be the solution” is the motto of Howard Beach couple Corinne and Jack Wlody, who are on a mission to make the world a better place with just a pair of gloves and socks. Comments (1)
State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi is calling for the executive budget to include a critical program he claims will stop the growth of homelessness in its tracks in a recent letter Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Comments (1)

Gymboree store at Glendale’s Atlas Park will soon close after national chain files for bankruptcy

The Glendale Gymboree clothing store will soon shut down after the company announced that it’s filing for bankruptcy. Comments (1)
Congestion pricing has been contentiously debated in the city and state ever since Gov. Andrew Cuomo first announced it was “an idea whose time has come” in August 2017, but now it has been officially included in the state budget. Comments (4)
Get in or get out of the way, one real estate developer is saying to Lowe’s Home Improvement, which has been slated to open at Douglaston Plaza for months. Comments (3)
Kayla Ho of Bayside loved learning about “how things work” even before she learned about engineering. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Matted LIC owner offers support for Amazon HQ2 campus project

Donna Drimer didn’t need to see the full page advertisements and the slick mailers sent to residents of western Queens as part of Amazon’s recent charm offensive reminding the public of the 25,000 jobs it will bring to Long Island City with the construction of its HQ2 campus around the Anable Basin, right on the doorstep of her store. Comments (2)
A new dessert spot has just opened up on Bell Boulevard in Bayside offering up a range of sweets, coffee and tea with a free game of mahjong. Comments (6)
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