Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Whitestone

A&P seeks brownfield cleanup for Whitestone shopping center site

The site of a former dry cleaners’ service, which is part of a shopping center in Whitestone, is now being considered for the state Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comment.
Long Island City

Weekend service on No. 7 subway line will be shut down as work resumes

Straphangers from Long Island City will have to bear the brunt of another round of weekend service shutdowns of the No. 7 subway line beginning next month. The MTA announced that disruptions will affect the line on 12 weekends during the first five months of 2015. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Civic calls for runway expansion impact study

The Eastern Queens Alliance had its day in court. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Officers stage silent protest at Ramos funeral

More than 20,000 police officers from as far away as Pearl, Miss., and San Francisco gathered outside Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale Saturday for the funeral of Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers who were assassinated as they sat in their squad car a week earlier. They came to stand with their brothers and sisters in the NYPD as a show of unity that even extended to joining the thousands in blue who turned their backs as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized their slain colleague. Comments (3).
Flushing

No school on Diwali, Lunar New Year

Starting next year, school holidays will be allowed on Lunar New Year, Diwali and Eid. Comments (2).
Astoria

Queens pols praise fracking ban

Queens lawmakers are saying the potential health risks associated with hydraulic fracturing outweigh the benefits after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on the procedure last week. Comment.
Political Action

John Catsimatidis may expand his radio program

The radio program featuring host John Catsimatidis has been growing in interest since it started several months ago on Sunday mornings at 970 AM from 9-10 a.m. Comments (1).

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Glendale

Hundreds mourn slain officer at Glendale wake

With the line to enter Police Officer Rafael Ramos’ wake at Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale stretching nearly four blocks , hundreds crowded behind police barricades and watched mourners come and go in solidarity with the fallen cop’s family. Comment.
Bayside

Bayside baby dies after alleged assault by father: NYPD

A Bayside infant who was allegedly assaulted by his father died on Christmas Eve, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Crime

Glendale man allegedly threatens to kill cops: NYPD

A Glendale man allegedly threatened to kill cops at a TD Bank in Middle Village on Christmas Eve and was arrested Wednesday, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Richmond Hill

Jamaica man shot and killed on Xmas: NYPD

Two separate Christmas Day disputes led to a 20-year-old man dying of a gunshot wound to the neck in Richmond Hill and a 24-year-old nursing a bullet to the leg in Jamaica Hospital, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Sunnyside

Novel set in Queens riding high in the literary world

A first-time novelist raised in Jackson Heights has plenty to celebrate this holiday season. Comment.
Jamaica

Chain stores boom in Queens: Report

Chain stores are multiplying across Queens. Comment.
Long Island City

Police save life of LaGuardia prof the day he retires

Two officers from the 108th Precinct are being hailed as heroes for saving the life of a LaGuardia Community College Professor Tuesday, his last day of teaching before retirement this summer. Comment.
Long Island City

Unique cooking school opens in LIC

A Long Island City man is taking his love of cooking and turning it into a second career, right in his own home on Crescent Street. After traveling the world for 30 years, Dan Dolgin decided to quit his job as vice president of Global Sourcing for Vanity Fair and open a culinary school. Comment.
Long Island City

NAACP hosts solidarity march

Some 50 elected leaders, pastors and Queensbridge residents marched peacefully in Long Island City to protest the grand jury decision to not indict a white police officer in the death of black Staten Island resident Eric Garner in August. Comments (1).

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Glendale

Council passes Crowley’s animal rights legislation

Cats, dogs and the City Council — oh my. Comment.
Opinion

Let the healing begin

The time has come for reflection – not polarizing rhetoric – on what the murders of two police officers mean for Queens and the rest of the city. We have lost two men who dedicated their lives to protecting us from petty crime and random violence as part of New York’s ascent from the dark days of the 1980s. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Farina discusses dual langauge push

Surrounded by community and ethnic news outlets, city Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced plans to open 40 dual language programs across the city next fall. Comments (2).
Corona

Putting a new twist on the blind date

Singles, here’s a radical concept to help meet that someone special and get to know them on a spiritual level — paper bag dating. Comment.
Flushing

Ring in 2015 without leaving Queens

Excitement is in the air as January approaches, with the dawn of a new year filled with hope, great expectations and new resolutions. Comment.

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