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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Springfield Gardens

Employees protest religious discrimination at JFK

Employees for a Kennedy Airport contractor accused of religious discrimination called on the airport’s management Wednesday to ensure that harassment of Muslim employees is not tolerated. Comments (2)
Government

Individuals pass through unattended JFK Airport security checkpoint

Port Authority Police said 11 individuals passed through an unattended checkpoint that was supposed to be manned by officers from the Transportation Security Administration at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 5 Monday, according to a spokesman for the PA Police. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Fugitive cow makes a break for it in Jamaica

A bull broke loose onto the streets of Jamaica Tuesday morning before being taken into captivity by the police, but it later died, according to the NYPD. Comments (2)
Astoria

City rolls out new small-business promotion program

The city wants to put your neighborhood business on the map — literally. Comment

NASA runs STEM program for Jamaica students

Students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program at Merrick Academy Charter School in Jamaica are embarking on a weeks-long program of hands-on science workshops at York College, an event made in concert with the National Aeronautic and Space Administration’s Minority University Research and Education Project. Comments (1)
Letters

Transit projects favored by Katz require big bucks to fund

When it comes to public transportation, “Katz delivers ‘State of Borough’ address” (TimesLedger/Feb. 3) made for some great sound bites but provided little substance. Comments (1)
Basketball

Learning Curve: Former CTK star’s determination leads to dominant hoops career

Iona College standout Jon Severe is alwasy ready to learn something new, especially if it helps him become a better basketball player. Comment

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

Middle Village

Six injured in Middle Village apartment house fire

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Crime

Gotti’s grandson pleads guilty to drug charges: DA

John Gotti, 23, the grandson and namesake of famous crime boss John Gotti, pleaded guilty to selling oxycodone last week and was expected to be sentenced to eight years, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1)
College Point

7-month-old baby found dead in College Point

A College Point infant died Saturday, police said. Comments (3)
Hillcrest

Lancman wants uniform curb heights

The city’s Department of Transportation should fix any changes they make to curbs in the process of repairing streets in order to protect homeowners and tenants from flooding and city fines, City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) said about legislation he has proposed. Comment
Education

High school grad rates increase in borough and city

High school graduation rates in Queens increased and dropout rates declined during the past school year, matching citywide trends, according to city statistics, but state authorities cited worsening trends for English Language Learners in the city. Comments (4)
Whitestone

Mobsters charged with murder: Feds

Two members of the Lucchese crime family have been charged with murdering a fellow family member and the attempted murder of a Bonnano family member from Whitestone, according to Manhattan federal prosecutors. Comments (2)
Editorial

Fighting evictions

It’s tough to be poor in Queens and the city seems to be taking note. Comments (2)
Springfield Gardens

CBP arrests man smuggling cocaine

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS Customs and Border Protection officials captured someone trying to smuggle four pounds of cocaine into the country in pairs of sneakers Comment
Bellerose

Poetic license

Actor, writer, director, and former English teacher Mark Lord has a new original show to share. Comment
Basketball

At the top of the hill: Mary Louis star honored as All-American

Danielle Patterson has played the role of leader for the Hilltoppers throughout the season, but on Monday the senior star accepted the latest honor in a long list of accolades, named a McDonald’s All-American. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

Long Island City

Shia LeBeouf knocks MOMI

Actor Shia LaBeouf tweeted his disapproval after the Museum of the Moving Image closed the his anti-Trump exhibit. LaBeouf shared an image last Friday that said “The museum abandoned us” with the hashtag #hewillnot divideus. Comments (7)
Flushing

Police search for Flushing assault suspects

FLUSHING — Police were searching for two suspects wanted in connection with an assault in Flushing. Comment
Basketball

Former ‘Dozo player looking to follow in coach’s footsteps

Melvin Robinson found a basketball family at Cardozo under head coach Ron Naclerio and now the Environmental Studies coach is hoping to do the same at his program. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

Jamaica

Students advocate for diminished tobacco use

A number of student advocates from southeast Queens traveled to Albany last week to encourage legislators to do more to discourage smoking among New York City residents, particularly teenagers. Comments (2)
Government

De Blasio’s State of the City focuses on affordability crisis

From the start of his State of the City address at Harlem’s Apollo Theater Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised it would not include the “bells and whistles” of years past, with expensive project proposals such as developing the Sunnyside Yards or building a street car connecting Queens with Brooklyn. Instead the mayor concentrated on the city’s affordable housing crisis. Comments (2)
Jamaica

Police seek man wanted for public lewdness

JAMAICA — The NYPD was seeking a man who performed an act of public lewdness and was asking for the public’s help in locating him. Comments (2)
Baseball

Lasting legacy for Leary: Prep coach honored at last home game

St. Francis Prep Tim Leary coached his final home game on Sunday, wrapping up a storied career that has come to shape the Terriers’ boys basketball program. Comment

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