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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/5/16-9/11/16)
Monday, Sept. 5 Powel Grajewski was arrested at 60-53 60th Drive for third-degree assault by Officer Arlotta. Diamond Mendez was arrested at 59-02 Myrtle Avenue for third-degree assault by Office M...
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Shelter opponents fight on despite owner calling off plan
The ongoing feud between Maspeth residents opposed to a homeless shelter and the city isn’t over just yet. After the owner of Holiday Inn Express told media outlets last week of his intentions to s...
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Maspeth honors residents, responders lost on 9/11
The Maspeth community paid tribute on Friday to the more than two dozen people who lived or worked in the neighborhood that died on September 11, 2011. On the 15th anniversary of the terrorist atta...
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Vote Markey in the 30th District
ENDORSEMENT
Sep 12, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shelter opponents vow to continue fight against city
Protesters turn backs to city officials at public hearing
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Maspeth lawmakers sue city over proposed shelter
READ THE LAWSUIT
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Markey booed out of public hearing on Maspeth shelter
In a dramatic scene at Community Board 5’s public hearing about the Maspeth shelter Wednesday night, Assemblywoman Marge Markey was booed by activists protesting the city’s plan. “Why are you bully...
Sep 01, 2016 | 22 22 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro shelter riddled with problems: residents
Residents at a Woodside motel that has been converted to a family homeless say their living conditions and quality of life are far from acceptable. People currently living in Metro Family Residence...
Aug 30, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents march against shelter as hearing approaches
Over 1,500 take to the streets to protest plan
Aug 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodside hotel now serving as shelter for homeless
Residents never informed about temporary situation
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Markey: meeting with Stringer key to stopping shelter
PLUS: Protestors urges nationwide boycott of Holiday Inn, CB5 prepares for potentially raucous hearing
Aug 24, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens mans sues borough president over FOIL requests
Wants info on two meetings Katz held on Willets Point
Aug 23, 2016 | 5 5 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/15/16-8/21/16)
Monday, Aug. 15 Roberto Figueroa was arrested at Saint Nicholas And Myrtle avenues for aggravated unlicensed operator by Office Szpak. David Williams was arrested at Fresh Pond Road and Metropolita...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protesters should direct their anger at City Hall: Holiday Inn rep
A representative from the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth, which the city plans to convert into a homeless shelter on October 1, said protesters should be shouting at City Hall, not the hotel. The r...
Aug 18, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: A Tale of Two Meetings
One aspect dominated media coverage of shelter meeting
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Workers build a wooden scaffolding at a construction site in BeijingBy Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - Boosted by higher government spending and record bank lending, China is expected to report on Friday that its economy grew by a steady 6.7 percent in the fourth quarter, giving it a solid tailwind heading into what is expected to be a turbulent 2017. China's sluggish exports also could come under freshpressure this year if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump follows through on pledges to impose tough protectionist measures. China’s total government and private sectordebt will likely surpass 285 percent of GDP this year, a 90percent increase since 2008." While China's economy appears to be on much better footing than a year ago, the expected fourth-quarter growth rate would still be near the weakest since the global crisis.


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CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him.
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This image made available by the Italian Guardia di Finanza finance police shows the avalanche inside the Rigopiano Hotel, near Farindola, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. (Guardia di Finanza/ANSA via Finance Police)FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche flattened the hotel, trapping more than 30 people inside. Two bodies were recovered, but the search for survivors was hampered by heavy snowfall and fears the buildings would collapse.


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