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Teen Girl On Bus Killed By Random Gunfire

| Posted 07.19.2013 | New York

By Janon Fisher NEW YORK CITY — A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed while riding the bus Saturday night, police said. Daja Robinson, of Sout...

Jamaica Queens' Ryan Spencer Mourns End Of Nitrate Baloon Parties

CMJ | Posted 03.15.2013 | Detroit

In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Ryan Spencer of Jamaican Q...

Janell Ross

Hurricane Sandy Provides Business Opportunities In Queens | Janell Ross | Posted 10.30.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK-- Valerie Chamberlain met her sister at the 99 cents store they own near the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue Monday. The...

Art in Earnest: Harlem-Based Artist, Tyson Hall

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

Hall dwells specifically at the intersection of Art and Policy, his work aiming to touch people in the everyday. That is so cliché that it hurts as I strip the meaning of that universality down to a feel-good thing to say. I don't mean it that way.

Machete Wielding Queens Landlord Kills Tenant And Himself

Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

A landlord in South Jamaica Queens used a machete to kill one of his tenants, a 48-year old grandmother, before using the same weapon to kill himself ...

People Are Running 3,100 Miles Around A Single Block In Queens

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.05.2011 | New York

The world's longest certified footrace is happening right now--on a single city block in Jamaica, Queens. The 15th Annual Self-Transcendence 3,100...

Queens Lags Behind the Nation in Late-Stage Breast Cancer detection

Omar Kasrawi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Omar Kasrawi

A grassroots effort called HealthLink is mobilizing breast cancer survivors to reach out in laundry rooms and libraries across the borough to screen women in time.

50 Cent Cancels Queens Street Fair

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The rapper 50 Cent has canceled a "Family Day" fair he had planned in his old Queens neighborhood amid police concerns about security...

$133 Million Lotto Ticket Sold In Queens: Winner Nowhere To Be Found | By Henrick Karoliszyn and Katy Bolger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The mystery winner of the $133 million Mega Millions lottery has yet to come forward and collect the prize. Officials said that the winner let the com...