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Christine covers Queens for THE CITY. She was previously a local government reporter at Newsday and a 2015 graduate of Columbia Journalism School.

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Afghan New Yorkers Spring Into Action as Humanitarian Crisis Grows

The fall of Kabul has Afghans in New York mobilizing to help their families back home — along with any compatriots who may soon find themselves in the city. Some of the first refugees arrived at Kennedy Airport this week.

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Suit Against Queens Doctor Alleges Sexual Abuse

Five women file Child Victims Act case against Dr. Ferdous Kandker, echoing complaints that ignited social media in the Bangladeshi community.

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Perkins Loses Harlem Council Primary Recount by 114 Votes to Democratic Socialist

Kristin Richardson Jordan prevailed over the longtime Central Harlem leader in a manual recount by the Board of Elections that took nearly a month to certify — and marks the official end of the city’s first ever ranked-choice-vote primary.

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NYC Asian Activists Seek to Turn Surging Population Into Electoral Power

New Census numbers showing a 43% increase of Asian New Yorkers in Brooklyn and a 29% jump in Queens fuel demands for more representation as the process for redrawing elected officials’ district lines heats up.

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What You Need to Know About New York’s Next Big Political Battle: Redistricting

Decisions at the city and state level will decide who has a shot at representing you in Congress, the state Legislature and City Council. Empower yourself with key facts about the high-stakes process of drawing district lines.

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Council Fast-Tracks Exceptions From Landmark Waste Equity Law, Enraging Queens Residents

Councilmember Daneek Miller sprints for votes on a bill sought by waste transfer companies to lift restrictions on how many tons of trash they can haul in, while the committee’s chair is out of the country. Neighbors of facilities are crying foul.

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Months After Massive Fire, Jackson Heights Tenants Struggle to Resettle in Queens

Former residents living in emergency hotels find few options in city affordable housing programs. "We basically have nothing," said a teenager, one of more than 500 residents displaced by the April eight-alarm blaze.

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Elizabeth Crowley Concedes to Donovan Richards’ Slim Lead in Contentious Queens Borough President Race

Though the city Board of Elections has yet to certify results, the former Council member gave up her Democratic primary fight against the incumbent Friday. Donovan accused her of racism in the days after the vote.

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Queens Senator Calls for Blood Lab Probe After Discrimination Claims Revealed

Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky sent letters Monday to Attorney General Letitia James and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli requesting a thorough review of BioReference Laboratories’ contracts and employment practices following THE CITY’s report.

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Blood Pressure: Workers Say NYC Lab Firm Discriminated Against Chinese Employees

Six Chinese phlebotomists employed by BioReference Laboratories are alleging years of unequal pay and work conditions. They’ve filed complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission while preparing a lawsuit.