Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Fresh Meadows

New TJ Maxx store officially opens in Fresh Meadows

At least 400 people came to Fresh Meadows Sunday to check out a TJ Maxx store that opened in a former Barnes & Noble site. Comment.
Little Neck

Veterinary Care Group reinvents animal care experience in Little Neck

The Veterinary Care Group opened a new animal hospital in Little Neck last weekend, which it said is the first of many re-envisioned veterinary practices that reinvent the customer experience. Comments (1).

Homeless man charged with identity theft: DA

A grand jury has indicted a 26-year-old Queens homeless man for what prosecutors said was assuming the identity of an elderly man who welcomed him into his home and maxing out credit cards belonging to his benefactor. Comments (2).
The Play’s the Thing

Queens community theaters can take a lesson from Brooklyn company

Fifty is a nice round number, and any theater company that’s been around for that long must be doing something right. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015


Daly has record-setting day in seventh-straight win for SJU

Rachel Daly’s header put her ahead of everyone else in the St. John’s record book. Comment.
Rochdale Village

Rochdale library reopens adult center

It took almost a dozen years, but the Friends of Rochdale Library Adult Learning Center was able to see its hard work come to fruition Sept. 25, the opening day of the renovated and extended Rochdale Village Queens Library Adult Learning Center at 137th Avenue. Comment.

Flushing couple indicted on sex trafficking charges: Nassau County DA

A Flushing couple charged with coercing two women into performing sex acts on customers in Nassau County massage parlors that the pair owned did not have licenses to practice massage therapy of any kind, according to the Nassau County DA’s office. Comments (2).

Walk of hope hopes for Gov signature

Dozens of friends, families and supporters joined the annual missing persons Walk of Hope last weekend to commemorate missing children and adults across the nation in an event that started from Rufus King Park in downtown Jamaica. Comment.
Dining Out

Brazilian buffet offers Latino flavors in Jackson Heights

As anyone who has spent any time here knows, Queens can lay claim to innumerable good restaurants, and maybe even more than its fair share of great ones. Comments (2).

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015


Whitestone group planning breast cancer walk

After Donna Caruso’s mother died of breast cancer at the age of 53 after discovering her cancer late, Caruso was inspired to start a walk for women. Comment.

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College Point

EDC criticized for not reporting contaminated oil in Linden Place project

Community leaders and elected officials have blasted the city Economic Development Corporation for failing to immediately report fuel-contaminated oil it discovered during its Linden Place extension road and wetlands mitigation project in College Point. Comment.

Peralta urges Queens residents to donate organs

In his continuing efforts to increase the number of eligible persons who are registered as organ donors, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) is joining LiveOnNY to encourage Queens residents to give the Gift of Life in the first-ever Organ Donor Enrollment Day Tuesday, Oct. 6. Comment.

Man killed in Flushing hit-and-run: NYPD

A Corona man died after being struck by a car and thrown to the pavement in Flushing early Sunday morning, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

NYCHA houses in western Queens to get their own NYPD unit

More than 400 residents of the Queensbridge Houses, fearing the loss of police officers from Public Service Area 9, signed a petition in recent weeks expressing outrage that the NYPD would change something that was working so well. Crimes such as shootings, murders, rapes and robberies fell 33 percent compared with the same period last year, according to their City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside). Comment.

City grows greener with new initiatives

Two Queens members of the City Council joined numerous environmental groups Monday at Green City Force to announce over $1 million in funding for the Greener NYC Initiative. Comment.
Block Shots

Mets vets savor a sweet NL title

Much of the excitement around the Mets division title has centered on its young arms and new additions. However, it is not those players who make the moment extra sweet, it’s the validation and joy of the four homegrown players who have suffered along with Mets fans nearly ever step of the way. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015


Breast cancer less common but no less scary for men

For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is roughly 1 in 1,000, while breast cancer is about 100 times more likely in women than in men, according to the American Cancer Society. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Giving back after the breast cancer fight

When 60-year old Fran Holzman from Kew Gardens was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer in 2007, it was not a complete surprise. Comment.

Child literacy group teams up with Uno to raise money for new space

Uno Pizzeria of Bayside on Bell Boulevard held a fund-raising event for the Astoria-based nonprofit Reading 4 Smiles this week, pairing the release of the Dr. Seuss book “What Pet Should I Get?” with family-friendly activities, and raising just over $400.. Comment.
The Civic Scene

The Clearview’s logjam needs to be cleared up

During many morning and evening rush hours, 18-wheel trucks going south exit the Clearview Expressway at 73rd Avenue and block this street. Going south on the Clearview Expressway, those trucks find a bottleneck as they try to exit the Clearview to go on the Long Island Expressway. This exit going east is a narrow U-turn road, with an exit speed of about 10 miles an hour, so trucks back up to the north on the Clearview Expressway. Comments (2).

How to keep Francis’ message alive

I was heartened that during his visit to New York City, Pope Francis shed light on the prevalence of poverty across the globe. Almost anywhere you go, you only need to look around to see that poverty rages rampant in our city, country and world. Sadly, in 2015—203 years since the New York City Mission Society was founded—our work is now more critical than ever. Comment.

Former Royals standout Atson picks Tulsa

Travis Atson saw all he needed to know about Tulsa in one practice. Comment.

New-look McClancy trying to regain championship form

Monsignor McClancy is not working with the championship-ready roster that it had during its four-year reign atop the CHSAA Class A boy’s soccer league. Comment.

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