Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Long Island City

Russian bakery comes to The Falchi Building in LIC

Food options at The Falchi Building became more intriguing last week with the grand opening of a Russian-based international cafe chain that has 49 locations around the world in such locations as St. Petersburg, Moscow, Belarus, Ukraine and Israel. Stolle Bakery opened its first franchise in the U.S., featuring Eastern European traditional cuisine. Comment.

Flushing chamber kicks off credit-lending program for area businesses

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce has launched a credit-building and financial-education program for area entrepreneurs and residents. Comment.

Markey pushes child victims bill

As Pope Francis concluded his historic trip to the United States, he told a group of sexual abuse victims in Philadelphia that “God weeps for the sexual abuse of children.” Comments (1).

Cardozo star chooses college that feels like home

When Rashond Salnave made his decision on where he’ll play college ball, he chose the place that felt like home to him. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Kew Gardens Hills

Kenyan diplomat injured by assailant at Kew Gardens Hills home

A Kenyan diplomat was attacked when a man broke into his home in Kew Gardens Hills Saturday night, the NYPD said. Comment.

Woman’s body found slashed in Kissena Park: NYPD

A 40-year-old woman’s disemboweled body was found in Kissena Park in Flushing Sunday in what police have determined to be a homicide, investigators said. Comment.

Vallone announces first wave of planning for 2016 participatory budgeting

Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) has started the ball rolling on participatory budgeting projects in Council District 19 for next year. Comments (1).

Addabbo holds annual jobs fair

Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) held his annual job fair at the Shops at Atlas Park last week, and even though the weather didn’t cooperate, over 85 vendors and hundreds of eager job-seekers showed up for the event. Comment.

Man living in Maspeth killed in elevator accident

An Israeli man who was living in Maspeth died Oct. 2 when he attempted to escape from a stalled elevator at a posh building in Williamsburg. In the gruesome incident, the man’s head was pinned between the elevator and the floor. Comment.

Holy Cross wins at Chaminade

A three-touchdown day from Aaron Griffin was more than enough to earn Tim Smith his first victory as Holy Cross head coach. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015


Pols and community leaders rally after fatal hit-and-run in Flushing

Following a fatal hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning at College Point Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, elected officials and community leaders are calling for improved safety and awareness in the area. Comment.

City Council doubles funding for the Cultural Immigrant Initiative

Immigrant cultural organizations will be able to broaden their programming, thanks to an expansion in City Council funding. Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito joined Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and leaders of several borough arts groups at the Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside last week to announce a $3.2 million Cultural Immigrant Initiative. Comments (1).

Big renovation for Woodside park

A 2.5-acre park in the shadows of Woodside’s Big Six Towers complex will receive a $1.8 million renovation. Big Bush Park, in between 61st Street and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, will be repaired and new playground equipment will be installed. Comment.

Domestic violence march held in Flushing

The Korean American Family Service Center hosted the 18th annual March Against Domestic Violence last week in downtown Flushing in commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Comment.

Queens World Film Festival holds screenings in Sunnyside

The Queens World Film Festival will help kick off the 3rd annual Sunnyside Restaurant Week on Monday Oct. 19 with a screening of short films at Bliss Plaza, under the 46th St. No. 7 subway station, beginning at 6:30 p.m. QWFF will return with a host of Queens filmmakers for a screening of “Queens-centric” short films at Claret Wine Bar, at 46-02 Skillman Ave., Wednesday Oct. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. Comment.

Christ the King duo pick college destinations

Christ the King’s David Cole and Tyrone Cohen were both eager to make their college plans known after taking official visits. Cohen, however, was insistent that they do it right. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015


Authorities: 6 men caught with 3,000 pounds of pot

Six suspects are facing up to five-and-a-half years in prison after getting caught with more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana, worth over $3.5 million, in Elmhurst, authorities said. Comment.

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Bayside area victimized by ATM skimming devices: NYPD

Credit and debit card skimmers are on the rise again in northeast Queens. Comments (4).

Public review begins for proposed high school in Bayside

A visit by Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) to Community Board 11’s monthly meeting Monday sparked a heated discussion among board members about an ongoing proposal for a new high school in Bayside. Comments (2).

New York falls behind in organ donors

Live On New York sponsored its first organ enrollment day Tuesday, following the July passage of a bill in the state legislature to institute an annual organ enrollment day. Comment.

Young Queens authors urged to enter writing contest

The Queens Literary Journal, which publishes works by young authors and poets, recently started a fund-raising campaign to help get the word out about its writing contest. Comment.

Undefeated Royals run past St. Joseph by the Sea

No matter who was taking the handoff, Christ the King had no trouble running the ball against St. Joseph by the Sea. Comment.
The Civic Scene

The city’s quality of life needs to be maintained

It is the obligation of the city to maintain the things which make our life worthwhile. We pay all kinds of taxes and license fees which are supposed to make our surroundings pleasant, but often the city does not use this money to maintain our quality of life. Comment.

Behind Fiorina’s rise

Carly Fiorina’s increase in her poll ratings as the result of her response to Donald Trump’s juvenile feminism statements, while laudable, does not in and of itself qualify her to be president or vice president of the United States. It is her positions on many other issues that should make that determination. Comment.

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