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Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

Jamaica

Jamaica mother with MS aims to inspire others

Lisa Ray, a single mother in Jamaica with multiple sclerosis, has been through many hurdles over the past eight years, but she refused to let them stop her from living a full life. Comments (1)
St. Albans

St. Albans teen nabs coveted internship at American Museum of Natural History

Every summer, around 300 students apply for a paid internship at the American Museum of Natural History. Approximately 200 will make it to the interview phase, and only 10 percent of applicants are selected for the coveted spots. Comment
Baseball

Edgardo Alfonzo making most of first season as Cyclones skipper

First-year Cyclones manager Edgardo Alfonzo has faced his fair share of ups and downs this season, but the former Met is taking it all in stride. Comment
Astoria

Woman beaten, robbed in Astoria apartment building: NYPD

Police are looking for a man who beat an woman in Astoria Tuesday morning before stealing her purse, according to the NYPD. The suspect followed the victim into her apartment building near 31st Drive and 21st Street at around 7:30 a.m. and the elevator with her to the fifth floor where he placed the 35-year-old woman in a choke hold and repeatedly punched her in the face, police said. The suspect fled the location with the victim’s credit card, according to the NYPD. Comment

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Government

Queens pols call for safety improvements along Grand Central Parkway

City and state elected officials gathered at a stretch of the Grand Central Parkway on Monday to call on safety improvements for the major artery which is often beset by wrecks. Comment

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Flushing

Record number of teams compete at Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

A record-setting 212 teams competed at the 27th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Flushing Meadow Corona Park last weekend, drawing an estimated 60,000 visitors to one of the city’s largest cultural events. Comment
Corona ►Video

Thief steals $2,300 worth of musical instruments from Corona church: NYPD

Police were searching for a thief who broke into a Baptist Church in Corona, and stole musical instruments valued around $2,300 according to the NYPD. Comment
Astoria

MTA employee slugged after chastising rider doing pull-ups: NYPD

A 64-year-old MTA worker was assaulted in Astoria after he told a rider to stop doing pull-ups on an N train’s handrails, according to the NYPD. Comment
St. Albans

St. Albans cop’s suicide brings issue to surface

The suicide death of a 37-year-old male police officer at his home Sunday in St. Albans was the fifth in the city this year by an active, uniformed member of law enforcement, according to the NYPD, matching the total from all of 2016. Comment
Jamaica

Three Queens Detention Facility correction officers arrested

Three correction officers who worked at Queens Detention Facility in Jamaica were arrested for allegedly smuggling contraband to at least nine inmates and accepting bribes of over $4,725 through wire transfers and cash from 2016-17, according to the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Long Island City music school founder pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges

The founder of a Long Island City music school is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking charges. Comment
Bayside

Family of former St. Mary’s patient donates $27K to Bayside facility

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children dedicated a room in its facility to the memory of a patient who passed away just over three months after being born with a rare chromosomal condition. while the infant’s the parents made a generous donation to the Bayside institution. Comment
Event

Queens Arts Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
High Heat

Mets’ future is looking bright

The Mets are finally on the right track. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

Sunnyside

Van Bramer, Crowley slam Trump’s Charlottesville remarks

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) is calling on President Donald Trump to resign after his comments Tuesday at Trump Tower, where the president re-directed blame for Saturday’s violent clash in Charlottesville, Va. Comments (14)
Bayside

Long-awaited left turn signal to be installed in Bayside

Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) announced what he is calling a major victory in his district after city Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia informed his office a left turn signal would be installed at 26th Avenue and Corporal Kennedy Street after over 20 years of requests from the community. Comments (3)
Flushing

Queens Museum’s Israel Independence re-enactment back on

After elected officials expressed outrage, the Queens Museum has decided not to cancel a re-enactment of the 1947 United Nations Vote on Israel Independence scheduled for November. Comments (7)
Politics

Anthony Rivers eyes District 28 seat

Anthony Rivers, a former U.S. Marine and retired police officer, is running against Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) for the District 28 council seat in the September 12 primaries. The St. Albans resident is running with a mission to address inequity in southeast Queens. Comments (3)
Crime

Son of Sam murders still haunting New Yorkers 40 years later

That twisted message was scribbled on one of several weird notes that the NYPD police and press had gotten from the notorious .44 serial killer Son of Sam, during his 13-month reign of terror across the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. Comments (1)
Flushing

Kim, Meng denounce Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ statement on North Korea

Elected officials gathered in front of Flushing Town Hall last Thursday, denouncing President Donald Trump’s threat against North Korea. Comments (3)
Flushing

Fresh Meadows man sentenced for dog’s death

A Fresh Meadows man was sentenced to 45 days in jail after throwing a dog from a balcony during an argument with his ex-girlfriend, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Queens County Young Democrats rally in support of Charlottesville protestors

People from different backgrounds, religions and creeds came out to King Manor Museum Tuesday night for a Rally Against Hate and Bigotry. Comments (2)
Long Island City

Astoria actress impresses with role in ‘Garden of Delights’

Surrealistic, curiously bizarre and a bit disturbing, late-medieval Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych entitled “The Garden of Earthly Delights” is by no means your typical Renaissance-era masterpiece. Far from it. Comments (2)
Opinion

Riders being heard

The “Summer of Hell” has not been as devilish for most straphangers as feared even though riders still face widespread delays and interrupted service. Comments (2)
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Memories of college — as I send my daughters off

We are getting an early dose of fall breezes in August even though we are entering the dog days of summer now. Comments (1)
Letters

Dissmissing low-level warrants the right way to go

Last Thursday, district attorneys from four of the city’s boroughs, including Queens, moved to dismiss 645,000 summons warrants issued more than 10 years ago for low-level offenses, such as riding a bicycle on the sidewalk or violating park rules. Only individuals who have stayed out of trouble for the past decade were eligible to have a warrant cleared. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

Jamaica

Adams eyes Wills’ vacant Council seat

Community Board 12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams is runnng for the City Council seat to be vacated by Ruben Wills, who was convicted of corruption last month. Comments (5)
St. Albans

Miller, Rivers race for District 27 council seat

City Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) is running for re-election this year and faces one contender on the Democratic ticket for the Sept. 12 primary, which is a little over four weeks away. Comments (2)
Ridgewood

Ridgewood man charged with manslaughter in grandmother’s death: DA

A Ridgewood man, suspected of strangling his grandmother to death and then placing her body in trash bags for five months, is facing manslaughter charges, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Prosecutors are charging 30-year-old Christopher Fuhrer with second-degree manslaughter and concealment of a human corpse following the death of his 85-year old grandmother, Erika Kraus-Breslin. Comments (1)
Bayside

Vallone gets support from Korean leaders

City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) raked in more endorsements from the Korean community Tuesday as about 15 leaders from various immigrant organizations stood in his re-election office off Bell Boulevard and gave him their personal stamp of approval. Comments (5)
The Civic Scene

Nine new BSA laws will help neighborhoods

The Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) is a five-member city agency, appointed by the mayor, whose purpose is to pass or reject variances to the zoning laws in a location when an owner wants to weaken the zoning and build more than the zoning permits. Comments (1)

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