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Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Ellison’s career night snaps St. John’s losing skid

Malik Ellison set a new career-high, as the Red Storm wrapped up the season sweep of DePaul, defeating the Blue Devils 78-68 on Monday night. Comment
East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst hero tapped for Queens Library Board of Trustees

The longtime head of an African-American-focused community library in Corona has been appointed to the Queens Library Board of Trustees by Borough President Melinda Katz. Comment
Bayside

Bayside Council for the Arts to host ‘Literary Night on Bell Blvd’

What started out as a one-night writers’ showcase on Bell Boulevard got shut down by the snow Saturday. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Richards wants SBS service to eastern Rockaway

A proposed Department of Transportation Select Bus Service route planned to travel from Woodhaven to the Rockaways via Cross Bay Boulevard should extend as far into the eastern peninsula as possible, Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Arverne) said. He argued it could alleviate long travel times for Rockaway residents. Comments (2)

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Kew Gardens

Thousands set to attend Women’s March on New York City

New York City is holding its own Women’s March this Saturday. Comments (3)
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows woman killed in house fire: Cops

A fire in Fresh Meadows Friday night took the life of one resident, while hospitalizing another, according to police. Comment
Edgemere

HPD moves closer to community land trusts

The city Department of Housing Preservation and Development opened a Request for Expressed Interest from parties that want to develop community land trusts in the city, which Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Arverne) said could be one way to increase affordable homeownership in areas wracked by foreclosures and rising prices like southeast Queens. Comments (1)
Government

NYPD is overseeing security at city homeless shelters

The NYPD has taken over the management of security at Department of Homeless Services shelters citywide. Nearly 700 DHS peace officers have already been retrained and security plans at all locations have been reviewed and enhancements were made where needed. Comments (2)
Flushing

IRS scams targeted at CB7

Michael O’Kane, president of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 32 in Whitestone, proposed setting up a veterans committee on CB7 to help returnees navigate life after their service. Comments (1)
Elmhurst

Elmhurst medical marijuana dispensary gets green light to deliver

The borough’s only dispensary of medical marijuana is set to launch home delivery. Comments (1)
Astoria

Queens theater writer gives voice to anti-Trumpters in new production

Divisive and downright ugly from the first primary to the final tally, last year’s presidential election had supersized portions of the key ingredients one would expect to find in a meaty theatrical drama: conflict, contrast, and the quest for power. With these elements still very much in play after Nov. 8, the flabbergasted duo behind feminist theater company The Dirty Blondes had no question as to how they would answer the president-elect: Cancel the production booked for January and heed the call of an ominous new muse. Comments (2)
Queens Village

Michael Cutler talks immigration at Queens Village Republican Club

A special guest at the Queens Village Republican Club meeting last week discussed the dangers lurking in sanctuary cities from the perspective of a former Immigration and Naturalization Services agent of 30 years. Mike Cutler, having retired, now uses his experience to write and talk about issues of immigration and terrorism on networks such as Fox News. Comment
Basketball

Early miscues too much for St. John’s as Storm drop first Big East game

The St. John’s men’s basketball team did its best to rally in the second half, but a double-digit deficit was too much to overcome in the squad’s 85-72 loss to No. 10 Creighton on Wednesday. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

Corona

Corona kids celebrate Three Kings Day at St. Leo’s

Elected officials from western Queens led a toy giveaway for students in Corona at St. Leo’s School last Saturday. Comment

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Basketball

Splash in the pond: St. Johns’ freshman defying expectations this season

Shamorie Ponds came to St. John’s to turn the program around. No one thought he could do it immediately. He’s proving them all wrong. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Springfield Gardens

NYPD shoots and kills man in Springfield Gardens after threatening mother

Police shot and killed a 28-year-old man in Springfield Gardens early Saturday morning after he was found threatening his mother with a screwdriver, according to the NYPD. Officers from the 113th Precinct answering a 911 call arrived at 137-64 Westgate Street around 3 a.m. when they heard the screams of a woman from the rear of the home. Comments (3)
Basketball

Stanners stars lift Molloy to late-game win over Christ the King

Archbishop Molloy rallied in the fourth quarter, notching a handful of big-time plays, to take down Christ the King 78-67 on Friday night. Comment

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