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Monday, June 1, 2015

Willets Point

Willets Point auto shop group launch hunger strike to protest pending eviction

Sunrise Cooperative, a group of 48 auto shop owners in Willets Point, is holding a hunger strike to protest their scheduled eviction from the neighborhood this Monday as part of an agreement with the city Economic Development Corporation. Comment.
Queens Village

Five-alarm Queens Village warehouse fire under investigation: FDNY

A five-alarm fire inside a Queens Village food-packing warehouse near 218th Street is under investigation, FDNY officials said Monday morning. Comment.
Queensboro Hill

Parking to remain in Flushing, Queensboro Hill in Select Bus Service project

The city Department of Transportation announced that it would only pursue travel lanes for buses in Flushing, leaving access to the curb for parking, as part of its proposal to create a Select Bus Service route between downtown Flushing and Jamaica. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights community rallies for more library funding

Elected officials joined the Queens Library interim president and dozens of parents in a call for more library funding at a Tuesday rally outside the Jackson Heights branch. Libraries across the city are advocating for an increase in operating expenses of $65 million, and full funding of capital needs of $1.4 billion citywide over ten years. Comments (1).
Whitestone

Former resident of Bronx shelter pleads not guilty in shooting of Whitestone woman

A former resident of a Bronx homeless shelter pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting death of a Whitestone woman, who was the shelter’s director, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson announced Tuesday. Comments (1).
Opinion

What New York really runs on

It is the place you can grab a gallon of milk or a can of frosting at midnight, but is it possible it is also one of those amazingly New York things that, like Central Park, makes us all a little calmer and happier? Comments (1).
Baseball

Beach Channel comes up short

Beach Channel had a chance to keep its season of comebacks alive with yet another. Comments (1).

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Queens Impact Awards

TimesLedger honors those who have made an ‘Impact’

The TimesLedger is proud to present this year’s recipiants of the Queens Impact Awards. Click here to see who made a difference! Comment.
Woodhaven

Trash at center of Woodhaven debate

There was a lot of trash talk at a recent Woodhaven community meeting. Comments (3).
Business

StartUP! Business Plan Contest winners selected

The winners of the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s 9th annual StartUP! Business Plan contests were announced earlier this month with winning entrepreneurs receiving $10,000 to jump-start their businesses. The awards cap a five-month challenge-and-instruction course. Comments (2).
The Civic Scene

Charter schools create an unequal environment

Queens Village

Unleashing human potential

Baseball

Madison ends Dozo’s championship quest

Benjamin Cardozo will not repeat as city champions. Comments (1).

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Long Island City

Three shot, one dead, in Queensbridge Houses shooting

An early morning shooting at the Queensbridge Houses left one man dead and two other people wounded Saturday, police said. Officers from the 114th Precinct responded to a 911 call of multiple shots fired in the rear courtyard of 40-15 12th Street around 2:20 a.m. The NYPD observed two victims with gunshot wounds to the body. Comments (4).

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Flushing

Joseph D’Alessandro Sr. dies at age 66

Joseph John D’Alessandro Sr., who operated D’Alessandro’s Food Market in Flushing with his four brothers, died May 21 at the age of 66 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Comments (2).
Sunnyside

Sunnyside subway pusher sentenced to 24 years in prison

A Rego Park woman was sentenced to 24 years in prison last Wednesday for shoving an Elmhurst man in front of a subway train because she thought he was a Muslim, prosecutors said. Comment.
Jamaica

Police shot, kill, Resorts World Casino gunman

The angry man who murdered his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of Resorts World Casino Tuesday before being killed by police in Brooklyn sent threatening text messages to her family members after he shot her, police said. Comments (3).
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Some thoughts on sleep and sleep disorders

I’ve been thinking a lot about sleep lately. It is a topic many complain about and discuss occasionally with friends and family, but it still remains a very mysterious topic to most people around the world. Comments (1).
Flushing

How salons can take the lead on safety

Nail salon owners in New York City have been under a microscope for the last few days. Many of these small business owners are hard-working immigrants who abide by the law, treat their employees fairly and contribute to the New York City economy. Comments (3).
Softball

Durso’s double delivers Molloy CHSAA state softball crown

Jamie Durso delivered in the clutch again with a championship on the line. Comment.
Jamaica

S. Jamaica man sentenced to 20 years in strangulation case

JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for the strangulation death of his girlfriend whose body was found floating in the water near the Idlewild Park Preserve in Rosedale in March 2013, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bayside

After appeal denied, Halloran asks for one more week before prison

Former City Councilman Daniel Halloran, convicted of bribery and fraud earlier this year, filed Friday for an extension on his surrender date after his bail pending appeal May 27 was denied in Federal Court in White Plains. Comments (2).
Bayside

Little Bay parking lot opens after decade-long wait

The long overdue completion of Little Bay Park’s comfort station was announced Friday even if visitors had to use portable toilets because the comfort station still was not finished. Comment.
Jamaica

Federal prosecution files to hide identity of undercover agent in terror case

Prosecutors in the federal case of two Queens women accused of plotting a terror attack filed a request Tuesday for a protective order for unclassified materials, including the identity of the undercover agent who befriended them, in Brooklyn federal court. Comment.
Flushing

Residents, leaders weigh in on Flushing waterfront project

At a lively town hall meeting last week, the Department of City Planning fielded questions from Flushing residents and community and business leaders on plans to revitalize the waterfront. Comment.
Glendale

Owner of new Glendale shelter has complaints with other building he owns: City board

The owners of Glendale’s soon to be homeless shelter have experience with owning residential buildings. They also have experience with complaints. Comment.
Astoria

New commander at the 114th Precinct settles into Astoria

NYPD Capt. Peter Fortune had just settled in as the new commanding officer of the 114th Precinct in Astoria when Officer Brian Moore was shot in the head less than 10 miles away in Queens Village. He died May 4, sending shock waves through the department and the borough’s station houses. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s Athletic Director Chris Monasch calls it quits

The St. John’s Athletic Department is looking for new management. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forest Hills commemorates Memorial Day with veterans ceremony

American Legion Continental Post 1424 organized the annual Forest Hills-Rego Park Memorial Day Parade Saturday, bringing together diverse groups with participants of all ages. Comment.
Transit

Advocates wary of proposed amendment to right-of-way law

Pedestrian safety advocates are worried that a bill City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) is proposing will make the city’s right-of-way law for drivers more lenient. Comments (2).
Astoria

Simotas former staff member passes away at the age of 27

Jim McFadden, who served as Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas’ director of communications for nearly two years, died May 20 at the age of 27. The first year student at George Washington University School of Law went into cardiac arrest May 1 after choking on food at dinner and was kept alive by life support for two weeks, according to his mother Lisa. Comments (1).
Whitestone

Whitestone celebrates and commemorates Memorial Day

The Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association put on its annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade with a flawless performance by all involved. Comments (2).
Opinion

Equality denied

The American dream was tarnished last week for at least 100 children who were shut out of a carnival at their Flushing elementary school because their parents did not pay the $10 fee. Comments (5).
QueensLine

Burt Bachrach’s style has kept up the times

Award-winning songwriter, composer and singer Burt Freeman Bacharach was born in Kansas City, Missouri on May 12, 1928. His father, Bert Bacharach, was a well-known syndicated newspaper columnist. He showed a gift for music early, forming a 10-piece band while a student at Forest Hills High School in Queens and playing piano at the officers’ club on Governors Island while serving in the Army in the early 1950s. In a care Comment.
Flushing

Unjustly ignoring a valiant World War II hero

Soon after the surprise air attack of Imperial Japan on December 7, 1941 upon Pearl Harbor, my uncle, Anthony V. Manago enlisted in the U Comments (2).
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s baseball team earns Big East championship

St. John’s continually found solutions to any problems it faced during its run to the Big East baseball crown. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Fatal collision kills 1, injures several children

SOUTH OZONE PARK — One woman died, while one adult and several children were injured after a three-vehicle collision Tuesday morning in South Ozone Park, police said. Comment.

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