Fake Cops Cross Paths Will Real Ones

by Jon Cronin Two men were arrested for impersonating police officers on July 22, while trying to impress their girlfriends and embellished to the wrong driver. “Move over, we’re cops!” they yelled to Inspector Jeffery Schiff, commander of the 106th precinct, as they turned onto Linden St. in Centerville. The two men were identified as […]

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Struggling City Schools Face State Takeover

By Tess McRae Editor The New York State Education Department identified 144 schools in 17 districts statewide, including nine in Queens, as Struggling or Persistently Struggling institutions. In an effort to improve each school, many of which are chronically low performing, NYSED created a new section of education law pertaining to school receivership. “In those […]

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Boro Council Members Tout Budget Items

By Domenick Rafter Editor In Chief Less than a month after the City Council passed the city’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget, members of the Queens delegation are spending the summer highlighting items in it for their districts. Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) said the budget allocated $14 million to his district, including funds to renovate several […]

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How The City Battles The West Nile Virus

by Domenick Rafter Editor In Chief The latter half of summer is mosquito season, and with mosquitoes come the diseases they carry – most notably the one that has become synonymous with New York summers this century, West Nile Virus. In an exclusive interview conducted at the Queens Tribune offices, merely a mile from where West Nile […]

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City’s First Lady: Read To Your Kids

By Yvette Brown Staff Writer New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray partnered with Scholastic and the Quinton Foundation to help publish “Love Is,” a book aimed at promoting early language development in children. McCray read the book aloud at the Jackson Heights branch of the Queens Library on July 15. “Love Is” was inspired […]

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Prenatal Program Comes To Queens

By Jon Cronin In their decades long battle to prevent premature birth, the March of Dimes has brought its successful national program aimed at providing vital healthcare to expecting bothers to reduce premature birth, Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait, to Queens. Dr. Sandra McCalla, chairwoman of the March of Dimes’ New York Division Program […]

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Stavisky Looks Back On Rocky Session

By Lynn Edmonds Staff Writer Last year’s scandal-laden legislative seLast year’s scandal-laden legislative session was surprisingly productive, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) told a group of journalists shortly after the end of the session. She said that the Senate passed 1,628 bills, the Assembly passed 1,065, and they jointly signed off on 718 bills to […]

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