Thursday, July 24, 2014


Halloran calls alleged bribes consulting fees

Daniel Halloran may be the most talkative witness in his federal corruption trial. Comment.

Donations pour in for 2017

Although the next round of city elections is more than three years away, the delay has not stopped those with special interests from contributing to the tens of thousands of dollars amassed in Queens elected officials’ campaign coffers. Comments (1).

Bellerose wants tunnel repaired

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is calling on the city to repair a pedestrian tunnel in Bellerose that residents say has deteriorated to the point of being unsafe. Comment.

DHS shelters children from rally

Protesters returned to Elmhurst’s Pan American Hotel Tuesday for a third rally against the city since it converted the 216-unit building into a homeless shelter June 6. Comment.

Boro GOP late on filings

The Queens GOP locked itself out of official campaign coffers’ ledgers — and not because of inner-party bickering. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Crowley’s new bill encourages workers to use Citi Bike

U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) rode a Citibike onto Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, where he announced new legislation that would allow workers to use their pre-tax commuter benefits for bike share programs. Comment.
East Elmhurst

PA 9/11 hero retires at LaGuardia event

After 34 years on the job, Lt. David Lim decided it was time for the final roll call last Thursday at LaGuardia Airport and retirement from the Port Authority Police Department. Comment.
Long Island City

MTA shuts down G subway line in LIC

More subway service shutdowns are on the way for Long Island City. Comment.
Long Island City

LIC restaurants targeted during crime spree

An emergency town tall meeting was scheduled for next week to discuss the recent rash of restaurant burglaries that have struck Long Island City in the last month. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

GOP politico Haggerty returns to prison

Queens’ GOP operative John Haggerty is back behind bars, the Manhattan DA said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows fears thieves

A newly discovered burglary trend has Fresh Meadows residents fearing that their neighborhood has become a target for crime. Comment.
Floral Park

Daddario, 98, headed Creedmoor civic group

Beloved Bellerose civic leader Rose Daddario, 98, died July 9. Comment.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Katz and de Blasio remove eight Queens Library board members

Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio have removed eight members from the Queens Library’s board of trustees after they refused to oust the nonprofit’s embattled president, Thomas Galante. Comment.

Katz and de Blasio remove eight Queens Library board members

Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio have removed eight members from the Queens Library’s board of trustees after they refused to oust the nonprofit’s embattled president, Thomas Galante. Comment.

Maloney urges Congress to extend terror act

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) called on Congress to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act at Ground Zero Saturday. Comment.

Jung builds war chest

Flushing state Senate candidate S.J. Jung has out-fund-raised and outspent his opponent, Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), but her campaign is not worried. Comment.
Middle Village

CB 5’s Giordano saluted

State Assembly members Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) and Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) gave Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano a proclamation marking his 25 years on the board during its July 9 meeting. Comment.
Rochdale Village

Rochdale Library to get new roof in summer

The Rochdale Village Library is expected to temporarily close the book Aug. 2 to undergo a $4.1 million renovation project that includes a new roof. Comment.

Wheel Fun Rentals opens Queens locations

Queens families will have a couple more ways to explore Flushing Meadows Corona Park this summer. Comment.

More shops open at JFK’s Terminal 4

With more than 60,000 travelers passing through each day in the summer season, John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 has just undergone a face-lift. Comment.

Show Rockaways some love

Rockaway Beach, the land of no! Comment.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Advisory: U.S. flights to Israel canceled

KENNEDY AIRPORT - The Federal Aviation Commission has suspended all flights from the United States to Tel Aviv for at least the next 24 hours Comment.
Rockaway Park

Seaside sisters reported missing return home: NYPD

SEASIDE — Police said two sisters reported missing in Seaside returned to their family after staying over night at a friend’s house without permission, according to the NYPD. Comment.

MTA workers rescue mother, baby from Jamaica tracks

JAMAICA- A Queens woman jumped onto the subway tracks at the Jamaica Center station Monday morning after the stroller carrying her baby rolled off the platform, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

Lot LIC film, music event on tap

Part of the downtown music scene will move from Manhattan to a spot of land in Long Island City starting next month. Comment.

Guyanese woman missing in Queens

JAMAICA — Police were searching for a Guyanese woman who was last seen last Thursday in the vicinity of 111th Avenue, in Jamaica. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Man gets 17 years for beating senior roommate to death: DA

A former resident of a Rockaway Park nursing home was sentenced to 17 years in prison last week after pleading guilty to clubbing his 71-year-old roommate to death with the metal footrest of a wheelchair in October, the DA said. Comments (1).

Young artists exhibit work in Douglaston

Students from PS 811Q celebrate the opening of their art exhibit at the National Art League in Douglaston. Comment.

Suspect tried to hold up worker at Sunshine Grocery at gunpoint: Police

JAMAICA — Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who tried to rob a grocery store at gunpoint on Parsons Boulevard. Comments (1).
Political Action

Late Queens GOP Chairman Ragusa will be missed

The recent death of highly respected Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa has created a difficult situation for the party. Ragusa had led his county organization through one of its most difficult times in recent years. Comment.

Stop going after Wall Street

Interestingly, on June 25, the City Council released a joint report — “Thousands of Homeowners Still Drowning in Underwater Mortgages” — which found that private-labeled securitized mortgages, like high-interest and subprime, that contributed to the bursting housing bubble and economic collapse of 2008 are disproportionately high in African-American and Latino neighborhoods of New York City. Comments (2).

Monday, July 21, 2014


Affordable housing quest

Southeast Queens was hit hard during the housing crisis earthquake. Comments (2).
St. Albans

Miller gives $1 million to constituents to spend

How would you spend $1 million of tax money in your neighborhood? Comments (5).
Forest Hills

Legendary player hits home run in Forest Hills

Pop into any Citibank around noon time these days, and you may encounter the beloved mascot Mr. Met as well as Mets Alumni and SNY Broadcasters Ron Darling or Keith Hernandez. Comment.
South Jamaica

Cops looking for South Jamaica shooting suspect

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were searching for the gunman who opened fire during an early morning incident that left one man injured Monday. Comments (2).
I Sit and Look Out

Do not just pray for the poor but actually help them out

This is about Pope Francis and a lovely human being named Claudia. Comments (2).

Supreme Court ruling wrong for unions

The U.S. Supreme Court made a wrong decision when it ruled that some public workers who benefit from union negotiations and protections do not need to bother paying for them. Comment.

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