Hurricane Florence is projected to make landfall in the Carolinas Late Thursday or early Friday, according to projections by NOAA on Monday. Map and data courtesy of NOAA.

Hurricane Florence: Queens Will Likely Dodge the Big One

We may have lucked out: It’s unlikely that Hurricane Florence will have any major effect on New York City’s weather, according to Accuweather senior meteorologist Tom Kines.

But as always when it comes to the weather, “You gotta keep one eye open,” he told the Queens Daily Eagle.

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Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Catalina Cruz and advocates for more women in office rallied in Diversity Plaza Sunday. Photo courtesy of Amplify Her.

Jackson Heights Event ‘Amplifies’ Voices of Women Running For Office

With just a few left before Thursday’s primary election, women candidates from Queens joined more than 100 supporters at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Sunday to demonstrate their support for progressive women running for office.

The event was hosted by Amplify Her, an organization created to address women’s underrepresentation in the New York City’s elected offices.

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The National Weather Service of New York inflated a weather balloon to test atmospheric data related to Hurricane Florence. Photo by NWS New York.

Coastal Flood Advisory Issued For Southern Queens

Yesterday, the National Weather Service for New York issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for southern Queens until 1 p.m. today.

The NWS said tides were expected to reach one and half feet to two and a half feet higher than the normal level.

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Preparing to start the race. From left: Mirjam Grunenfelder, Kevin Suhey, Michael White, Travis Shannon, Brittany Pavon, Frank Reig, Paul Suhey. Eagle photos by Andy Katz.

Revel Transit Stages Rush Hour Race for the Future of NYC Transportation

The day was a fairly typical late-August weekday—traffic snarled early on the BQE; heat advisories from Albany and City Hall warned residents to move about with caution, and a thin, smog-like pall covered Manhattan Island. Nevertheless, something unusual was taking place in front of a small, Bushwick storefront. Billed by sponsor Revel Transit as a “Rush Hour Race,” the idea was simple: seven people would travel from Revel’s Cypress Avenue headquarters to Long Island City’s Court Square Diner using Uber, Uber Pool, a Citi Bike, the MTA subway, a traditional taxi, buses and, of course, one of Revel Transit’s recently unveiled electric mopeds.

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Main Street in Flushing. Photo by Chun Yip So

Free Flushing Tours Demonstrate Neighborhood’s Diverse Charm

More than 500,000 visitors from every corner of the world converge on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center each year for the U.S. Open. This tournament, one local organization plans to show them that Flushing is more than just a tennis hub with a baseball stadium nearby.

Starting today, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will host Discover Flushing, a free walking tour series that takes place for throughout the tournament, which ends Sept. 9.

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A Department of Sanitation garbage truck. Photo by Jason Lawrence.

Trash Law Treasured In Southeast Queens

The smell of trash and the rumble of garbage trucks are all too common experiences for residents of Southeast Queens.

For years, Community District 12 — which includes Jamaica, Hollis, St. Albans, Springfield Gardens, Baisley Park, Rochdale Village and South Jamaica — has been a literal dumping ground for the rest of New York City, but starting next year, the trash burden will lighten.

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Law school graduates take the bar exam. Photo by Pixabay.

CUNY Law Class of 2021 Hits the Books

The CUNY School of Law Class of 2021 officially embarked on their journey toward a career in public interest law when classes began Wednesday. First-year students and a crop of talented new professors face a challenging and exciting mission.

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Katz and Coalition Help Homeless Go Back to School

The Coalition for the Homeless is holding its annual “Project: Back to School” drive to collect backpacks and other school supplies for children in need until Aug. 30 and they are getting an assist from Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

Katz has encouraged Queens residents to stop by Borough Hall in Kew Gardens to drop off donated items.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo attends the ceremony marking Billy Joel's 100th performance at New York's Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Cuomo Signs Law Expanding Rehab and Diversion for Opioid Abusers

On Friday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a new law designed to address the opioid epidemic by funding diversion programs for opioid abusers involved in the criminal justice system.

The state will expand funding for diversion models, including law enforcement assisted diversion, known as LEAD.

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Barros’ daughter Eileen holds a sign that says “Give me back my dad” as she stands with Council Member Francisco Moya and demonstrators on the steps of City Hall Friday. Photo courtesy of Francisco Moya.

Judge Halts Deportation of Maspeth Taxi Driver, Father of 2

A federal judge issued a stay of deportation for Edisson Barros, a Maspeth taxi driver and father of two, just hours before he was scheduled to be deported, according to Telemundo and attorneys from Legal Aid.

Edisson Barros, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador, was detained inside Hudson Correctional Facility in Kearny, NJ and was first scheduled to be deported more than a week ago, but he was instead transferred to a jail in Louisiana to await the final decision.

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