Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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FEMA Dollars for Rockaway: More Than Budgeted by City?

FEMA Dollars for Rockaway: More Than Budgeted by City?

The Wave reports that NYC officials are grappling with the news that FEMA will award more money to rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk than the city budgeted.

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Crime Stats and a New Shelter

Crime Stats and a New Shelter

Does a homeless shelter bring more crime into a neighborhood? Statistics in one Elmhurst area suggest not – in fact, crime is down since the shelter opened, Queens Tribune reports.

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Ask for Help, Korean Families Told

Ask for Help, Korean Families Told

Local politicians and Korean social services organizations recently urged Korean families to ask for help to avoid tragedies such as the murder-suicide that took place on September 9 in Flushing, Korea Times reports.

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Caller ID Spoofing Scam Hits Flushing

Caller ID Spoofing Scam Hits Flushing

Scammers spoof a caller ID to defraud one business in Flushing, and the owner warns non-English speaking businessmen may be an easier target, reports World Journal.

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What Does it Mean to be Latino in Queens?

What Does it Mean to be Latino in Queens?

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Queens Latino asks a few of the 620,000 Latinos in the borough what it means to be Latino in Queens.

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Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

Although Latinos in Queens make up 28 percent of the borough's population, their local and state government representation appears to have stalled, El Diario reports.

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Parents Criticize Asian-Only Kindergarten Class

Parents Criticize Asian-Only Kindergarten Class

An article in the English-language version of The Korea Times reports that parents at a school in Queens are disturbed by the fact that one kindergarten class consists entirely of Chinese and Korean students.

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Chinese-Venezuelan Family Sells Arepas in Queens

Chinese-Venezuelan Family Sells Arepas in Queens

Queens Courier profiles the Chinese-Venezuelan family behind TuArepa Pizza Cafe, which recently expanded its pizza menu to include Venezuelan dishes.

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Jackson Heights Onstage

Jackson Heights Onstage

A diverse group of characters populates a new play about Jackson Heights to be staged in the West Village in September, Queens Tribune reports.

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Leader of 82nd Street Partnership Resigns

Leader of 82nd Street Partnership Resigns

Seth Taylor, executive director of the 82nd Street partnership, resigned and Queens Latino editor Javier Castaño called it "a triumph for the Latino community of Queens."

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Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.

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