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Borough President Melinda Katz, Council member Rory Lancman and retired judge Gregory Lasak all say they support an immigration hardship plea policy. (Photos, l. to r.: by David Brand via Queens Daily Eagle; courtesy of Rory Lancman; by Andy Katz via Queens Daily Eagle)

Embracing the ‘Immigration Hardship Plea Policy’

Immigration, Queens December 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Queens DA candidates say they support an “immigration hardship plea policy,” reports Queens Daily Eagle.

An Emotional Memorial for Yang Song

An Emotional Memorial for Yang Song

East Asian, Immigration, Queens November 26, 2018 at 11:29 pm

A memorial for Yang Song, the masseuse who fell to her death a year ago, was held in Flushing on Nov. 25, reports World Journal.

City Council members Daniel Dromm, in foreground, and Carlos Menchaca discuss the Trump administration's proposed changes to the definition of "public charge." (Photo by Michael Rock via Queens County Politics)

Addressing the ‘Public Charge’ Proposal in Queens

Government, Immigration, Queens November 26, 2018 at 3:33 pm

At a forum in Jackson Heights, Council members Carlos Menchaca and Daniel Dromm joined other lawmakers to discuss the federal government’s proposal to expand the definition of “public charge,” reports Queens County Politics.

(Photo via Everest Times)

Keeping the Nepali Language Alive in Queens

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Youth November 21, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Everest Times takes a look at Nepali language classes in Queens taught by community members who strive to pass down the culture to the younger generation.

Most of the items in the 99-cent stores come from China. (Photo via World Journal)

Trade War May Pump Up Prices at 99 Cent Stores

Business, East Asian, Government, Queens November 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Chinese owners of 99-cent stores in Flushing consider raising prices amid the trade war between China and the U.S., reports World Journal.

Sharon Lee was appointed as the deputy head of Queens. (Photo provided by the mayor's office)

Sharon Lee Becomes First Asian Deputy Borough President

East Asian, Government, Queens November 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Sharon Lee, once the senior advisor and press secretary for former City Comptroller John Liu, was named the deputy borough president of Queens, reports World Journal.

The first church building of the United African Church. A cemetery was built behind the building, which was recently rediscovered. (Courtesy of Elmhurst Histories and Cemeteries Preservation Society)

Pushing to Landmark an Elmhurst African Burial Ground

African, History, Queens November 14, 2018 at 12:51 pm

The Elmhurst Histories and Cemeteries Preservation Society is hoping to prevent development on a local African burial ground by seeking landmark status for the site, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Monique (left) and (Photo by , courtesy of We Come From Queens via QNS)

‘We Come From Queens’ Podcast Hits Milestone

Black, Queens, Women November 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Longtime friends Cadacia and Monique started the We Come From Queens podcast to change the perception of women from Queens, reports QNS.

Varanu Sahabir, right, prepares music for services at the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Hindu temple in Richmond Hill. (Photo by Michael Shain via Queens Chronicle)

Breaking Barriers at a Queens Hindu Temple

Caribbean, Queens, Religion, South Asian, Women November 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Varanu Sahabir is one of the first women pandits, or Hindu priests, to lead a mainstream congregation in Little Guyana, reports Queens Chronicle.

New York State Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Democratic candidate for State Senate in District 11 John Liu, and Senator Michael Gianaris at the offices of The National Herald. (Photo by Eleni Sakellis via The National Herald)

John Liu and the Greek-American Community

Elections 2018, Queens November 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm

John Liu visited The National Herald with two Greek-American NYS legislators who support his candidacy for the State Senate.

(Photo by Carlotta Mohamed via QNS)

Remembering a Flushing Burial Ground

African American, History, Native American, Queens October 29, 2018 at 9:09 pm

The city is commemorating a burial ground in Flushing where the remains of Native Americans and African Americans were interred, reports QNS.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Cretans Association Omonoia NY on Oct. 20 at the Kritiko Spiti in Astoria. (Photo by Kosta Bej via The National Herald)

Cretan Association Marks 100 Years

Culture, Queens, Western European October 26, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Members of the Cretan-Greek community joined the Cretans Association Omonoia of New York’s centennial celebration in Astoria, reports The National Herald.

Arepa Lady (Photo courtesy of Alejandro Osorio via Jackson Heights Post)

Arepa Lady Back in Business in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens, South American October 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The famed Colombian restaurant Arepa Lady reopens on Roosevelt Avenue, reports Jackson Heights Post.

The colorful dresses and green beard were only part of Ms. Colombia's extravagant personality. (Photo via El Diario)

Mysterious Death of LGBT Icon Rattles Queens Hispanic Community

Bronx, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens October 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Jackson Heights residents mourn the loss of Osvaldo Gómez, known as “Ms. Colombia,” an icon of the Latino LGBT community in Queens whose body was found on a Bronx beach but there is no official cause of death yet, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mrs. Wang in her hospital bed (Photo by Rachel Liu via World Journal)

Victim of the Maternity Center Bloodshed Struggles in Pain

Crime, East Asian, Queens October 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

A victim of the Flushing maternity center stabbing, who was a colleague of the suspect, speaks to the World Journal about the uncertain future she now faces.