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To online monitors of vaccine falsehoods and hate, the “Disinformation Dozen” are a threat to the public’s health.But to anti-vaxxers, including those who joined a recent campaign along Queens Boulevard in their defense, “Truth Heroes” is a better word to describe them. A recent report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate and Anti-Vax Watch found that the 12 influencers are part of a group that misleads Americans about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines. The center wants their considerable and lucrative presence removed from social media, a move social media giants like Facebook have opposed.The report succeeded in riling up followers of the anti-vaxxers, culminating in “Truth Week” during the early part of April. 0

To online monitors of vaccine falsehoods and hate, the “Disinformation Dozen” are a threat to the public’s health.But to anti-vaxxers, including those who joined a recent campaign along Queens Boulevard in their defense, “Truth Heroes” is a better word to describe them. A recent report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate and Anti-Vax Watch found that the 12 influencers are part of a group that misleads Americans about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines. The center wants their considerable and lucrative presence removed from social media, a move social media giants like Facebook have opposed.The report succeeded in riling up followers of the anti-vaxxers, culminating in “Truth Week” during the early part of April.

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The Midway Theatre is slated to reopen on May 14! What are your memories of this historic local preservation? Opened in 1942, the Midway was named after the victorious WWII “Battle of Midway" & designed in the Art Moderne style by America's foremost theater architect Thomas W. Lamb, along with consulting architect S. Charles Lee. Today, the facade & lobby are mostly intact, and the theater features 9 screens & first-run films. 🖋 @michaelhperlman 🍿 Regal UA Midway  108-22 Queens Blvd (Forest Hills) ️ 844-462-7342 0

The Midway Theatre is slated to reopen on May 14! What are your memories of this historic local preservation? Opened in 1942, the Midway was named after the victorious WWII “Battle of Midway" & designed in the Art Moderne style by America's foremost theater architect Thomas W. Lamb, along with consulting architect S. Charles Lee. Today, the facade & lobby are mostly intact, and the theater features 9 screens & first-run films. 🖋 @michaelhperlman 🍿 Regal UA Midway 108-22 Queens Blvd (Forest Hills) ️ 844-462-7342

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#TBT to this Betty Crocker advertisement set at Eddie's Sweet shop from the February 1970 issue of Family Circle magazine. A sweet tooth is in full swing! ️: @michaelhperlman 📸 @feedourbellies 0

#TBT to this Betty Crocker advertisement set at Eddie's Sweet shop from the February 1970 issue of Family Circle magazine. A sweet tooth is in full swing! ️: @michaelhperlman 📸 @feedourbellies

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Legalization of mobile sports betting was included in the final language of this year’s state budget.“We were already facing a budget deficit before the COVID-19 pandemic, so we needed to find additional revenue streams for the state,” Said State Senator Joseph Addabbo of Queens, who has worked to legalize mobile sports betting for over two years. “Legalizing mobile sports betting will bring in the funds needed by the state that will go towards funding our education system, problem gambling awareness programs and creating jobs.”Mobile sports betting will allow people to place wagers on sporting events through their mobile phones or other internet-connected devices. Thirteen other states and Washington D.C. also have legal mobile sports betting.Addabbo argues New Yorkers are already placing mobile sports bets, but they are either going to the illegal market or quickly traveling to neighboring states where it is legal to do so. A study found that in 2019, New York residents wagered $837 million in New Jersey on sports bets. The state senator noted that not only was New York losing revenue to these other outlets, but individuals with gaming addiction issues were not getting the help they needed.“When New York residents travel to other states or participate in the illegal market to place mobile sports wagers, there is no way for us to identify and help them should they have a gaming addiction,” Addabbo said. “By safely legalizing mobile sports betting, New York State can better recognize and assist those with a gambling problem, with the help of the over one-dozen safeguards and measures written into the bill’s language.”The state Gaming Commission will start the creation of the mobile sports betting process and begin to accept bids from sportsbook providers this coming July. Will you bet on sports? Take the poll in our story! 0

Legalization of mobile sports betting was included in the final language of this year’s state budget.“We were already facing a budget deficit before the COVID-19 pandemic, so we needed to find additional revenue streams for the state,” Said State Senator Joseph Addabbo of Queens, who has worked to legalize mobile sports betting for over two years. “Legalizing mobile sports betting will bring in the funds needed by the state that will go towards funding our education system, problem gambling awareness programs and creating jobs.”Mobile sports betting will allow people to place wagers on sporting events through their mobile phones or other internet-connected devices. Thirteen other states and Washington D.C. also have legal mobile sports betting.Addabbo argues New Yorkers are already placing mobile sports bets, but they are either going to the illegal market or quickly traveling to neighboring states where it is legal to do so. A study found that in 2019, New York residents wagered $837 million in New Jersey on sports bets. The state senator noted that not only was New York losing revenue to these other outlets, but individuals with gaming addiction issues were not getting the help they needed.“When New York residents travel to other states or participate in the illegal market to place mobile sports wagers, there is no way for us to identify and help them should they have a gaming addiction,” Addabbo said. “By safely legalizing mobile sports betting, New York State can better recognize and assist those with a gambling problem, with the help of the over one-dozen safeguards and measures written into the bill’s language.”The state Gaming Commission will start the creation of the mobile sports betting process and begin to accept bids from sportsbook providers this coming July. Will you bet on sports? Take the poll in our story!

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POLL: On March 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation passed by state lawmakers the night before to legalize recreational marijuana in New York state. The state Senate voted 40-23 to pass the legislation. Later that night, the state Assembly voted 100-49 in favor of the bill.That makes the Empire State the 15th state, along with the District of Columbia, to have legalized cannabis for recreational use.Today, April 20th (4/20), has long been considered an occasion for smoking or celebrating the smoking of marijuana.

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POLL: On March 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation passed by state lawmakers the night before to legalize recreational marijuana in New York state. The state Senate voted 40-23 to pass the legislation. Later that night, the state Assembly voted 100-49 in favor of the bill.That makes the Empire State the 15th state, along with the District of Columbia, to have legalized cannabis for recreational use.Today, April 20th (4/20), has long been considered an occasion for smoking or celebrating the smoking of marijuana.

Do you plan to smoke now that recreational use of marijuana is legal? Take the poll in our story.

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Alexandra Phung and her sister Amelie of Forest Hills too part in the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals, which took place on the Sunday before The Masters at Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia. The event aired nationally on the Golf Channel. The event was canceled in 2020 over COVID concerns.The nationwide skills competition requires participants to advance through three rounds of qualifiers to make the final event. Top-three finishers in local qualifiers move on to subregional qualifiers and then to regional play.The championship is broken down into boys and girls divisions and four age groups (7-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15) within each division.
Alexandra tied for third in the 7-9 age group, scoring a 20 overall. Amelie finished fifth in the 12-13 age group with an overall score of 17.5. 0

Alexandra Phung and her sister Amelie of Forest Hills too part in the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals, which took place on the Sunday before The Masters at Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia. The event aired nationally on the Golf Channel. The event was canceled in 2020 over COVID concerns.The nationwide skills competition requires participants to advance through three rounds of qualifiers to make the final event. Top-three finishers in local qualifiers move on to subregional qualifiers and then to regional play.The championship is broken down into boys and girls divisions and four age groups (7-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15) within each division.
Alexandra tied for third in the 7-9 age group, scoring a 20 overall. Amelie finished fifth in the 12-13 age group with an overall score of 17.5.

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A message from Beacon Eldercare, the leading health care assistance firm in Queens 0

A message from Beacon Eldercare, the leading health care assistance firm in Queens

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Our charming beginnings! Forest Hills was named in 1906 by Cord Meyer Development Company, and this was their architecturally distinctive real estate office on Queens Boulevard & Continental Avenue on the east side. Newcomers were welcomed with much warmth, beginning with the grandeur of the facade, which emphasized commitment and was an expression of confidence.: @michaelhperlman 0

Our charming beginnings! Forest Hills was named in 1906 by Cord Meyer Development Company, and this was their architecturally distinctive real estate office on Queens Boulevard & Continental Avenue on the east side. Newcomers were welcomed with much warmth, beginning with the grandeur of the facade, which emphasized commitment and was an expression of confidence.: @michaelhperlman

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Last year’s cardboard cutouts at Citi Field were replaced by living and breathing fans last week. It’s been over 500 days since fans were allowed to watch a baseball game in Flushing in person, and while attendance was capped at 20 percent, the lucky people who were able to snag a ticket were happy to be back in the ball park on April 8 for the Mets home opener against the Miami Marlins. Tailgaters were socially distanced and enjoying the beautiful weather. Lifelong friends Felix Ramos and Zach Kiesecker from Suffolk County were at the first game of the season. “We’ve been away for so long, we had this pandemic go on and now that baseball is back we have people tailgating here and it feels normal to a degree,” said Ramos. “It just feels amazing.” To be able to attend, fans had to provide proof of either a full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Face masks were required unless guests were eating or drinking, and paper tickets were not accepted.All concession purchases will be cashless for the foreseeable future, and Citi Field workers will sanitize the stadium after every game. 0

Last year’s cardboard cutouts at Citi Field were replaced by living and breathing fans last week. It’s been over 500 days since fans were allowed to watch a baseball game in Flushing in person, and while attendance was capped at 20 percent, the lucky people who were able to snag a ticket were happy to be back in the ball park on April 8 for the Mets home opener against the Miami Marlins. Tailgaters were socially distanced and enjoying the beautiful weather. Lifelong friends Felix Ramos and Zach Kiesecker from Suffolk County were at the first game of the season. “We’ve been away for so long, we had this pandemic go on and now that baseball is back we have people tailgating here and it feels normal to a degree,” said Ramos. “It just feels amazing.” To be able to attend, fans had to provide proof of either a full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Face masks were required unless guests were eating or drinking, and paper tickets were not accepted.All concession purchases will be cashless for the foreseeable future, and Citi Field workers will sanitize the stadium after every game.

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Elmhurst History & Cemeteries Preservation Society (EHCPS), Inside Elmhurst, Historic Districts Council, and local residents held a candlelight vigil in front of the Walentyna Janta House in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.The event outside the home at 88-28 43rd Avenue attracted over 30 attendees on what is also the anniversary of the Warsaw uprising, a major WWII operation in 1944.Guest speakers included Rabbi Eli Blokh of Chabad of Forest Hills North, event organizer Alfonso Quiroz of Inside Elmhurst, and Leon Sherman, a 102-year-old Queens resident who survived five concentration camps, including Auschwitz.Rabbi Blokh called Sherman “a living testament to the fact that resistance is not only with guns, but is with the spirit and the soul and with love and hope.” “Leon is a survivor and a fighter in all those senses, and his faith keeps him alive,” he said. “People like Leon and Mrs. Janta show by example that heroes are those who make the right choices, even when everyone else around them is making the wrong choices.” Sherman showed the “B2593” mark that was imprinted on his arm by the Nazis. “They told us you have a number, no name,” he said. “Whenever they call this number, you have to answer. They told us the only way out is through the chimney. I saw the chimney burning day and night.” 0

Elmhurst History & Cemeteries Preservation Society (EHCPS), Inside Elmhurst, Historic Districts Council, and local residents held a candlelight vigil in front of the Walentyna Janta House in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.The event outside the home at 88-28 43rd Avenue attracted over 30 attendees on what is also the anniversary of the Warsaw uprising, a major WWII operation in 1944.Guest speakers included Rabbi Eli Blokh of Chabad of Forest Hills North, event organizer Alfonso Quiroz of Inside Elmhurst, and Leon Sherman, a 102-year-old Queens resident who survived five concentration camps, including Auschwitz.Rabbi Blokh called Sherman “a living testament to the fact that resistance is not only with guns, but is with the spirit and the soul and with love and hope.” “Leon is a survivor and a fighter in all those senses, and his faith keeps him alive,” he said. “People like Leon and Mrs. Janta show by example that heroes are those who make the right choices, even when everyone else around them is making the wrong choices.” Sherman showed the “B2593” mark that was imprinted on his arm by the Nazis. “They told us you have a number, no name,” he said. “Whenever they call this number, you have to answer. They told us the only way out is through the chimney. I saw the chimney burning day and night.”

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