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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sunnyside

Jackson Heights Tibetan chef opens a second and larger restaurant in Sunnyside

The world-class chef behind a popular Jackson Heights Tibetan restaurant has opened a second, much larger eatery in Sunnyside. Comment.
Politics

City seeks to modernize zoning rules to bolster affordable housing

Community leaders are up in arms about the city’s plans to update existing zoning regulations to accommodate its affordable housing goals, which they say will undo more than a decade of progress in zoning. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens’ theater with a flavor of the islands

In April 2014, Hillcrest High School theater teacher Harlan Penn traveled to Guyana as part of a church mission, but took time to meet with several acting companies while there. Comment.
Bay Terrace

Bay Terrace pet store celebrates its grand opening

After a low-key start during the slow winter retail season, retired police officer turned entrepreneur, Sean Jordan, switched gears to prepare for the grand opening of his new Bay Terrace store, Modern Pet this past week. Comment.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kew Gardens

Seven Queens residents charged in alleged gang attacks: DA

Seven alleged members and associates of a notorious street gang in southeast Queens were indicted on conspiracy, weapons and other charges for the attempted murder, shooting and assault of two individuals believed to be associated with a rival gang the Queens District Attorney office and the NYPD announced Friday. Comments (1).
St. Albans

Girlfriend charged in St. Albans’ shooting: DA

ST. ALBANS — A South Ozone Park woman has been charged with setting up a robbery that ended in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend in St. Albans, police said. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

CB 8 asks City Council to mandate smoking ban in housing

Queens Community Board 8 approved a resolution calling on the City Council to pass legislation requiring all new multi-family housing to be smoke-free. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Mayor announced new funds for schools at Richmond Hill HS

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with students and faculty members at Richmond Hill High School as part of his Renewal Schools program tour across the city last week. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Proposal helps flood problem, nature, in Jamaica Bay

A project dedicated to providing resilient design proposals for hurricane protection and climate adaptation released plans for four vulnerable coasts across the North Atlantic region, which includes Jamaica Bay at an exhibit in Brooklyn. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

With Anthony Mason in mind, Springfield Gardens wins first crown since ‘83

Anthony Mason was the guardian angel. He was the extra guy on the court. He was the inspiration. He was the motivation. Comment.
Corona

When the sun goes down, this marketplace opens up

A night market is coming to Queens — hopefully. Comments (2).

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Flushing

Queens man guilty of murder in 1980 cold case: DA

A Queens man was found guilty of murder for strangling a Holocaust survivor to death in his Flushing home more than three decades ago based on forensic evidence, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Queens Library seeks public funding

Queens Library president pleaded for severely needed funding for library repairs across the city in a joint appeal with the New York and Brooklyn Public library presidents last week before the City Council’s Finance Committee. Comments (3).

Untamed: Wild rally sends Maspeth to Federation ‘B’ final

The challenge of overcoming an 18-point deficit in the second quarter was made more difficult for Maspeth with star Paolo Tamer sitting on the bench with three fouls in the first quarter. When you have Tamer Tamer, Paolo’s younger brother, it proved to be no trouble at all. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

For St. John’s NCAA hoop dreams, it’s one and done

The St. John’s seniors spoke all season about getting a taste of the NCAA tournament. Comment.
Opinion

Be creative about Bell Blvd. parking

There are other options to building a multi-story parking structure at the existing municipal parking lot on 214th Place and 41st Avenue. These could provide additional parking that the “Bayside parking study begins” (Bayside Times - March 13) did not mention. Comments (1).
The Civic Scene

Cyberknife treats prostate cancer

For about 4 decades I have been taking regular annual PSA tests to screen for Prostate Cancer. My father passed with advanced Prostate Cancer in 1976 at the age of 81 and I then began detection using the PSA test. For our adult life Edna and I had been members of HIP but when we retired from teaching and did more traveling we switched to GHI and Medicare. Comment.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Astoria

City moves to make 21st Street safer for pedestrians

The city has begun introducing improvements, and is proposing many more, to make a two-mile stretch of 21st Street safer connecting Astoria with Long Island City. Comments (1).
Bayside Hills

Young Baysider wins spelling bee

Srinath Mahankali of Bayside Hills has won the top spot in his division at the New York Daily News Spelling Bee, outspelling about 70 of the best and brightest fifth through eight-graders in the city Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Cookie sales snag Queens Girl Scout top spot

Sales isn’t for the faint of heart. But for one Queens teenager, all of the qualities of a young saleswoman were apparent from her philanthropic Girl Scout Cookie transactions. Comment.
Maspeth

Maspeth wins city crown in its first varsity season

For two years Maspeth envisioned winning a city championship in its first varsity season, but it was still hard for them to believe it was happening. Comment.

Christ the King digs out of first quarter hole to beat LuHi in Federation semifinals

ALBANY – Christ the King put itself in a tough position early only to wiggle out and keep its three-peat dreams alive. Comment.
Opinion

City should not try to end half-day pre-K programs

This letter is in response to the article in the March 20 edition entitled “City hopes to enroll 70,000 students in pre-K by fall.” Comment.
Basketball

Lavin won’t return to St. John’s bench

Steve Lavin is out as St. John’s men’s basketball coach. Comment.
The Play’s the Thing

Parkside Players president Glenn Rivano shares the spotlight

Glenn Rivano doesn’t believe in term limits. At least not when it comes to his presidency of the Parkside Players. He’s held the office for 20 years, and there’s a rumor that it may be a lifetime position. Comment.

Royal Rally: Toussaint’s big fourth sends CK to Federation final

ALBANY – Dominique Toussaint’s stellar fourth-quarter performance helped her make good on her promise to her teammates and turned Christ the King Coach Bob Mackey’s defensive adjustment into a genius move. Comment.
Woodside

Woodside babysitter found guilty in shaken baby case

WOODSIDE — A 43-year-old Woodside woman was found guilty Monday of manslaughter in the death of a 9-month-old baby, who was violently shaken by his babysitter on March 10, 2010. Yohani Moran, a resident of 64th Street, faces up to 15 years in prison following a four-week long trial. Comment.

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