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Forest Hills mom’s murder-for-hire conviction upheld

Mazoltuv Borukhova’s attempt to get released from prison was turned down by the courts.

Jackson Hts. sign spells out historical connections

Community leaders say not too many people know that one of the most popular board games was created and perfected in Jackson Heights. A new street sign aims to change that.

Restored park honors civic leader

A Laurelton park got a major makeover and the family of the man it is named after could not have been prouder.

Experts weigh in on the future of Jamaica Bay

Scientists from around the country and community members held a special forum to discuss ways to save Jamaica Bay.

Volunteers clean up historic Bayside cemetery

A group of Bayside volunteers gathered to rejuvenate a hidden historical treasure.

NYPD opens Bell cops’ trial

The police have begun their internal deliberation that will determine the fate of two officers who shot Sean Bell.

Slater passes anger program with flying colors: DA

Steven Slater avoids jail time for his infamous JetBlue meltdown and gets props from prosecutors for his good behavior.

Parents admit taking their 8 children from Forestdale

The Foresdale 8 parents pleaded guilty to their crimes and avoided serious jail time.

Jack the Cat found safe and sound at JFK

The missing JFK Airport cat was found safe and sound and will be greeted with a surprise when he joins his owner in California.

Missing pet fans help JFK crews know Jack

Jack the Cat’s supporters are not giving up hope that the feline will be lost forever.

PS 48 students celebrate new school

The days of using one room for a gym, cafeteria and auditorium are now over for one Jamaica school.

Survey IDs boro danger zones

Southeast Queens is the worst place to be if you’re a pedestrian in the borough, according to a new study by Transporation Alternatives.

City makes Jamaica plant eco-friendly

The Dept. of Environmental Protection aims to raise the roof in order to clean up Jamaica Bay.

SE Qns on high alert following sex attacks

The city is searching for men who are wanted in a string of sex attacks in Queens that have the community on the edge.

SQUISH mulls over Huntley’s health plan

An elected official said she has an idea to fill the void left in Queens by two closing hospitals, however health advocates want to make sure there is enough meat on its bones to make a difference.

Brooklyn man killed in S. Jamaica

A murder in a parking lot to a closed strip mall in southeast Queens has left cops scrambling to find any information related to the homicide.

100 charged in massive identity theft bust

New York investigators have taken down an alleged credit card theft ring that stole millions of dollars and robbed people of their identities.

Suspects in basketball star murder held without bail

The pair accused of gunning down a rising New York City high school hoops player faced the judge for the first time since their capture.

Queens needs job seekers: Biz leaders

A group dedicated to creating jobs in New York City are see better schools as the top solution to the recent economic woes.

Feds nab suspect wanted in Jamaica post office robbery

A standoff between fugitives and U.S. Marshalls yielded no injuries after shots were fired in Springfield Gardens.