Tribute Park in Rockaway Park, hosts a 9/11 memorial event this morning. Photo by Richard Santaga, Friends of Tribute Park via nyc.gov

Memorials Around Queens Honor 9/11 Victims This Week

Today, memorials throughout the borough will unite Queens residents and seek to remember the friends, loved ones, neighbors and colleagues who died.

Here are a few events taking place this week:

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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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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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The West Pond at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, one of the natural areas that Stringer believes will be threatened by the pipeline.// AP photo

Stringer Questions Notion That Pipeline Will Help Gas-Thirsty City Meet Environmental Goals

A $1 billion natural gas pipeline that would cut across 23 miles of lower New York Bay has pitted those with environmental concerns against the Williams Company, which says the new pipeline would provide much needed natural gas capacity to Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Wednesday voiced his opposition to the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline.

“The 23-mile pipeline would extend from New Jersey, along the Staten Island coast, past Coney Island and into the Rockaways,” Stringer said in a statement. “Allowing the construction of the pipeline risks damage to many of New York’s most precious habitats and natural assets, including New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay, and the Rockaway’s many beaches.”

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Quincy Homere walks away from a courtroom in Queens Criminal Court. // Eagle photo by David Brand

‘It’s Not Worth It,’ Chinx Murder Suspect Tells Kids

When Quincy Homere walked out of a courtroom in Queens County Criminal Court surrounded by law enforcement officers Wednesday, he had a message for four young people sitting in chairs in the hallway.

“Keep yourself out of trouble,” Homere said. “It’s not worth it.”

Prosecutors say Homere, 32, failed to heed his own advice.

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State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Jr. joins NYLAG attorneys during a recent visit by NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center. Photo courtesy of Joseph Addabbo’s office

Addabbo and NYLAG Team Up To Counsel Rockaway Residents

Next month, a mobile legal center will pull up to Rockaway Beach Boulevard and provide free legal assistance to peninsula residents. It one of the latest Queens stops for the innovative van.

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The intersection of Redfern Avenue and Nameoke Avenue in Far Rockaway where NYPD officers shot a 15-year-old boy who allegedly shot a gun into a crowd of people. Google Maps photo.

Officers Shoot Teen Gunman Who Fired into Far Rockaway Crowd

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old boy fired a gun into a crowd in Far Rockaway

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Far Rockaway, where Timothy West committed a string of home invasions. Photo by Lars Plougmann

Rockaway Home Invader Gets 34 Years in the Big House

A Far Rockaway thief has a long time to reflect on the string of home invasions that led to his arrest — 34 years to be exact.

Timothy West was sentenced Monday to 34 years to life in prison for a three-month burglary spree in the beachfront community.

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