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Last Chance for Federal Disaster Aid

Queens residents with homes damaged by Tropical Storm Irene are running out of time to qualify for federal disaster relief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency…

DA Brown Reimburses Insurance Companies $500k

Following a 2008 investigation of insurance fraud, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown reimbursed $505,000 to 16 insurance companies cheated in the scam. The investigation, dubbed…

Tougher Restrictions for Sex Offenders

The creation of Sex Offender Registry Act in 1996 gave the public and law enforcement greater tools to identify those convicted of sex offenses. But…

City Warns Elderly About Dangers of Falls

In recognition of Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Commissioner of the Department for the Aging (DFTA) Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Commissioner of the New York City Department of…

City to Residents: Be Prepared

City to Residents: Be Prepared

In the past few weeks, an earthquake and a hurricane—two rare occurrences for New York—hit the city. The two events served as a perfect precursor…

Librarians Encourage Kids To Read

Librarians Encourage Kids To Read

When Queens’ librarians say they will do anything to get local children in their libraries to read more, they mean anything. Daniel Meyer, a children’s…