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Police search for three suspects in an early morning shooting in Bushwick last week
     Three individuals are being sought by cops for their involvement in a shooting that occurred in Bushwick last week. Cops are on the lookout for two male suspects and one female suspect wanted for assaulting in man in front of an apartment house on Starr Street near Knickerbocker Avenue at 12:05 a.m. on Aug. 19.
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Bushwick to unveil its own neighborhood map
     Bushwick residents who have a lot to contend with as they witness changes to the neighborhood and seek to understand them have a valuable tool in the Bushwick Community Map, a digital project developed by local housing justice activists.
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Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corp motorcycle show fundraiser
     The Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corp (GVAC) held a motorcycle show fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 21, in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop located at 64-66 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale.
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Maspeth shelter war
Video shows portion of closeddoor closed- Maspeth shelter meeting
     A five-minute clip of a secret meeting earlier this month regarding the proposed homeless shelter in Maspeth showed community leaders urging city officials to delay the shelter’s opening.
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Official public hearing on Maspeth homeless shelter set to take place on August 31
     City officials will formally present plans to open a homeless shelter at the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth during a public hearing that Community Board 5 (CB 5) scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31. The session will take place at 7 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the Knockdown Center, located at 52-19 Flushing Ave., at the corner of 54th Street.
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Is MTA ‘punishing’ Woodhaven over bus plan?
     Select Bus Service still tops the list of concerns for Woodhaven residents, and one elected official thinks the neighborhood’s opposition is leading City Hall to “discriminate” against the community.
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Nonprofit wants to turn former Ozone Park coffee factory into a homeless shelter
     A transitional facility has been proposed for a former coffee factory in Ozone Park, according to a letter given to Community Board 9.
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     November may still be a few months away, but one election is on. Through Oct. 21, you can cast your vote for you favorites – from pizza and dining to autos and even allergists – in the annual Best of the Boro competition. Now in its fifth year, the Best of the Boro program has grown to be a coveted award for Queens’s best businesses.
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New management for Glendale Catholic School
     One Catholic grammar school in Glendale is changing over to a new governing model this coming school year, but parents and students shouldn’t worry about any major changes to the school’s operations.
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This LIC warehouse offers free school supplies for teachers
     School is almost in session and one organization is encouraging teachers to go back-to-school shopping for supplies for free. Materials for the Arts (MFTA), which is operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the Department of Sanitation and Department of Education (DOE), provides free materials to teachers — from binders to paper and computer chairs.
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A lesson onfire safety in Ozone Park
     After three major fires across New York City over the last two weeks — one of them in Queens Village — FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro visited Ozone Park for an FDNY fire safety event on Monday to teach children the dangers of playing with fire.
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WWE Superstars visit Richmond Hill Boys & Girls Club
     Before the biggest pay-per-view event of the summer, WWE Summerslam, several WWE Superstars visited 350 kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens in Richmond Hill to promote literacy on Friday, Aug. 19.
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Evelyn DeCoursey, president of 110th Precinct Community Council, passes away
     Evelyn DeCoursey, the president of the 110th Precinct Community Council for almost 10 years, passed away on Aug. 20, the NYPD said. DeCoursey, a Corona resident, presided over Community Council meetings and helped to establish a strong relationship between cops and Corona and Elmhurst residents. She was 82.
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Susan Baer, Aviation director and trailblazer, dies at 65
     Susan M. Baer, an aviation director who in her 37 years at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey worked to smash glass ceilings, died on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at the age of 65.
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Two-story industrial building with full basement is for lease in Maspeth
     More industrial space is available in Maspeth. A two-story building is up for lease in the industrial sector of Maspeth, DY Realty Service announced. The space located at 57-36 58th Pl. can be leased for $22 per square foot, and has 5,200 available square feet of space, with a 2,600-square-foot basement. The building encompasses both office space and warehouse space.
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