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Queens conducts first gay weddings

An Astoria couple that waited years for the chance to be married had their dream come true and made history at the same time.

MTA Chairman Jay Walder resigns

After nearly two years on the job, the head of New York’s public transportation announced that he will be trading the subways for international transit systems.

Turtles cause minor shell at JFK

A bale of reptiles from nearby Jamaica Bay not only caused a minor annoyance for planes at the airport, it also served as comedic fodder on the Web.

Voters duel with rallies outside Weiner’s office

Congressman Anthony Weiner’s ongoing scandal has got everyone talking in Queens, with some calling for his ousting while others who say the politician should gut it out.

UFT and NAACP sue city over school phase-outs

The fate of Jamaica and Beach Channel High Schools has taken another twist as the teacher’s union has filed a lawsuit to save the troubled schools.

CB 12 district manager hospitalized after crash

The district manager for southeast Queens’s community board is recuperating from serious injuries she sustained in an auto accident.

Dershowitz aruges to overturn Malakov conviction

Prosecutors and the famed OJ Simpson attorney squared off before a panel of judges over the inner workings of the Malakov murder trial.

JFK greenlights hopes for a Jets win

Gang green has taken over JFK Airport in anticipation of their big NFL playoff game against the Steelers.

Stranded A train causes overnight ordeal

The blizzard that rocked Queens the day after Christmas caused hundreds of straphangers to be left in the middle of an elevated station in the cold.

City bus slams into truck at supermarket

A devastating accident avoided being a catastrophe on the streets of Queens Village as no one was seriously hurt.

Man shot dead in front of Jamaica house

Another mysterious killing has rocked Jamaica.

K-Rod pleads guilty to assault

The Mets all-star pitcher saved himself from prison time for assaulting the father of his ex-fling but now he’ll be heading for the anger management counselor’s box.

Great Grandmother reunited with Holocaust rescuer

Thanksgiving was very special for a Canadian woman and her family this year as she extended her celebration to the hero that saved her life from the Nazis.

Laurelton deli customer charged in clerk’s murder

Police say they nabbed the man responsible for killing a deli worker who was trying to help his brother during a robbery.

Councilman Thomas White dies

Southeast Queens lost one of its longest serving leaders Friday.

Calls for tolerance follow anti-Muslim attack

After a Jamaica cab driver was allegedly stabbed for being a Muslim, the city’s top officials came together to support him and stop similar incidents from happening again.

Judge issues restraining order against teacher firings

The situation between a group of charter school teachers who say they were wrongfully fired and their administrators heated up as a state judge weighed in on the controversial layoffs.

Two suspects arrested in Flushing shooting

The authorities say they found the persons responsible for a violent shooting that left an immigrant gas station attendant dead.

Council gives Flushing Commons the go-ahead

After years of planning, the city gave its OK to the Flushing Commons development, with some stipulations aimed at easing the community’s concerns over the project.

Update:Pregnant mother, son killed in SE Queens fire

The police have arrested the boyfriend of a pregnant woman who was killed in a fire along with her son in Springfield Gardens.