Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Long Island City

Two Bridge and Tunnel workers injured saving people from LIC fire

Bridge and Tunnel officers saved more than a dozen people from a fire that swept a four-story building near the Queens-Midtown Tunnel early Wednesday, the MTA said. Comment.

Straphangers names No. 7 train the city’s best

The No. 7 train has been designated the best subway line in New York City by the transit advocacy agency Straphangers Campaign. Comments (1).

Biz service comes to Flushing

In an attempt to widen Asian-American merchants’ access to small business services, LaGuardia Community College has started providing an adviser at the Flushing branch of the Queens Library one day a week. Comments (3).

DEP to neutralize floodings with SE Queens storm sewers

Help is on the way for southeast Queens residents who suffer chronic floods in their homes and in their streets everytime heavy rain falls. Comment.
Long Island City

LIC now home to weekly eatery strolls

A new walking tour for foodies made its debut in Long Island City last week. Comments (1).

Woodhaven civic fights graffiti

The Woodhaven Residents’ Blocks Association wants to keep 311 busy. Comments (1).

Book passage with Astoria’s newest Thai restaurant

Just when we thought we had encountered all the varied cooking styles of Thailand on offer in Queens, a new eatery comes along to burst our bubble. Comments (1).

Peralta helped keep our children safe

As president of the Friends of the Lefrak City Library and a member of the community, I want to publicly thank state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) for resolving an important community concern by helping us secure a crossing guard for our school children at the busy and dangerous intersection of Horace Harding Expressway and Junction Boulevard adjacent to the Long Island Expressway. Comment.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Former Councilman Dan Halloran found guilty in bribery case

Former city Councilman Dan Halloran was found guilty Tuesday afternoon at the federal court house in White Plains of all charges on a five-count indictment in his corruption case. Comments (26).

One dead, another wounded in Woodside shooting

Two men were killed in separate incidents sparked by arguments during a bloody weekend in Woodside. Comments (2).

Avella secures $2 million for Queens College labs

One of Queens College’s older research laboratories is set to be revamped. Comments (1).

DOE street cleaning comes to Myrtle and Grand

Judging by her discretionary funding allocations, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) put a priority on a pristine pavement. Comments (3).
Rego Park

Rego Park real estate lawyer to challenge Joseph Addabbo

Queens Republicans announced a Rego Park real estate lawyer will assume the candidacy left vacant when former City Councilman Thomas Ognibene opted not to run for state Senate. Comment.
St. Albans

Family Day held in St. Albans Park

Families flocked to St. Albans Park Saturday for Family Day, sponsored by Councilman Daneek Miller. The event featured food, dancing and pony rides. Comments (1).

There’s more to mayor’s vacation

Only a politically naive person would believe Mayor Bill de Blasio is vacationing in Italy when the major impetus for this trip is to meet with some of his leftist Italian comrades of the Democratic Party of the Left, the nom de guerre of the Italian Communist Party after its 1991 reorganization. Comment.

Monday, July 28, 2014


Hollis scholarships send a dozen students to college

Jeff Oyo is enjoying his last vacation days. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Pols to hold hearing on restoring public transit in parts of borough

Two state lawmakers from Queens are gearing up to address the transportation woes that constituents in the outer parts of the borough say they have suffered through for too long. Comments (1).

GOP hopeful mulls reality TV appearance

A long-shot Republican candidate who is challenging U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) has considered venturing into the world of reality TV. Comment.

Avella gets nod from firefighters

Some of New York’s Bravest have decided to tip their firefighter hats toward state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in his re-election campaign this week. Comments (1).

Scholarship offers piling up for CK’s Alkins

Rawle Alkins isn’t fazed by having some of the nation’s best college programs and coaches getting in line for his services. Comment.
South Jamaica

S. Jam. man charged in violent crime spree: Cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man was arrested last weekend after allegedly going on a crime spree in Brooklyn that included two carjackings, a shooting and multiple hit-and-runs, the NYPD said. Comments (2).

QueensLine: Singer Guthrie died at Creedmoor in Queens Village

Iconic folk singer, radio host, author and political activist Woody Guthrie’s songs changed the landscape of American music and influenced generations of performers from Bob Dylan to Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen. Comment.

Civic needs to meet chancellor

On Feb. 28, the Auburndale Improvement Association Inc. sent city Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña a letter requesting to meet with her regarding PS 130, at 200-01 42nd Ave. in Bayside. Comment.

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