Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Sunnyside

FDNY ditches plan for Sunnyside depot

The Bravest backed off. Comment.
Astoria

Dog training business expands to Queens

Dog owners in western Queens now have access to professional training for their furry friends right in their own homes. Comment.
Corona

Missing man sought in Corona

CORONA — Police from the 110th Precinct were asking the public’s help in finding Dennis Geraghty, a 48-year-old white man who was last seen Sunday at his 58th Avenue residence. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Motorcycle rider killed on Grand Central near LaGuardia

EAST ELMHURST — A motorcycle passenger was killed and another was injured after losing control of his bike on the Grand Central Parkway near LaGuardia Airport Tuesday afternoon. Comment.
Letters

Robin Williams will be missed

The tragic death of Robin Williams is a great loss to the entertainment world. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Ozone Park

L.I. truck driver arrested in hit-and-run attack on Sikh: NYPD

Police arrested a Long Island man and charged him with attempted murder and assault as hate crimes in the hit-and-run of a Sikh man in Ozone Park in late July, the NYPD said. Comments (6).
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway fair brings crowds back to beach

Joe Hartigan grew tired of waiting for the borough’s elected officials to provide economic leadership in Rockaway, a community still struggling with its post-Superstorm Sandy recovery nearly two years after the storm. Comment.
Flushing

Meng passes first law

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) saw her first bill signed into law by President Barack Obama this week. Comments (4).
Kew Gardens

Pretty as a picture postcard

Wish you were here! Comment.
Ozone Park

Trio robbed taxi driver in Ozone Park: NYPD

OZONE PARK — Three men picked up by a livery cab in Richmond Hill Aug. 3 allegedly pistol whipped their driver and stole his iPhone, tablet and wallet after arriving at their Ozone Park destination, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Rego Park

Man mugged in Rego Park elevator: NYPD

REGO PARK — A man with a miniature baseball bat allegedly mugged a new Rego Park man early Monday morning as he stepped into his building’s elevator with suitcases in hand, a neighbor and the NYPD said. Comment.
Astoria

Suspect wanted for grand larceny in Astoria

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for a grand larceny which took place between June 12 and June 23 inside the Amalgamated Bank, at 619 Main St. Comment.
Letters

Expansion of BID messes with democratic process

Seth Taylor, executive director of the 82nd Street Partnership, is calling on property owners, business owners and residents to vote on the proposed expansion of a business improvement district onto Roosevelt Avenue and Junction Boulevard. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Jamaica

Four shot in Jamaica drive-by: Cops

Four people were wounded, two critically, after a dispute between two men led to a shooting in the Baisley Park section of Jamaica early Sunday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Ridgewood

Council slated to take up rezoning Ridgewood strip for two residences

A landlord seeking to usher in two residential developments by rezoning a Ridgewood strip has days to woo the City Council amid resistance from the local legislator. Comment.
Middle Village

Man dead in Middle Village hit-and-run: NYPD

A 32-year-old Ridgewood man was killed in a Middle Village hit-and-run early Monday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Politics

Cahill rips state AG for stand on Cuomo’s corruption panel

Republican candidate for state attorney general John Cahill criticized AG Eric Schneiderman for failing to protect the work of the Moreland Commission, an anti-corruption panel that was formed last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Comment.
Flushing

Titan Theatre Co.’s new season takes shape

As the Titan Theatre Co. prepares to settle into its marriage with the Queens Theatre, audience members should expect something old, something new, something borrowed and maybe even something blue. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Attempted robbery sends senior to hospital: Cops

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police were searching for a man wanted in an attack and attempted robbery that sent a senior in South Richmond Hill to the hospital Aug. 6, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Cyclist struck and killed by ambulette in Flushing Wednesday

FLUSHING — A 60-year-old cyclist was hit and killed by an ambulette in Flushing Wednesday morning, police said. Comment.
Volleyball

Taibe set to coach TMLA volleyball

Stephanie Taibe has played volleyball at different levels, venues and now countries in her career, but she is ready to put some of that behind her to coach her alma mater. Comment.
Letters

Obama caught in a Catch-22

Republican bobble heads have been screaming that President Barack Obama is not doing enough when it comes to Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine and Russia. Comments (2).

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Jamaica

York chapel honors 19th century sisters

A Jamaica father devastated by the deaths at a young age of three of his four daughters in the 19th century decided to build a chapel in their memory. Comments (1).
Corona

Barneys fined by AG in profile settlement

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement with Barneys New York that will help ensure that customers, regardless of their race or ethnicity, have equal access to its stores throughout New York. Comments (1).
Long Island City

LIC taxi lease agent to shell out $1.6M for fraud: Schneiderman

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced that one of New York City’s largest taxi leasing companies has agreed to pay $1.6 million in fines and restitution for assessing fraudulent charges against nearly 2,000 cab drivers. Comment.
Flushing

Police search for missing Flushing woman

FLUSHING — The NYPD was looking for a missing 67-year-old woman who was last seen leaving her Flushing home Aug. 10. Comments (1).
Political Action

Astorino visiting GOP clubs in run for governor

Recently, Rob Astorino, the Republican and Conservative candidate for governor, spoke at the Frank Kenna Republican Club in Astoria. He seems to be conducting an intense grassroots campaign by speaking at Republican clubs, especially here in Queens. Comments (1).
Letters

Cap the Van Wyck with parkland deck

In lieu of the present Kew Gardens interchange project on the Van Wyck Expressway in Briarwood and the present and future negative environmental impact of this widening construction, such as air and noise pollution, I propose that a landscape architecture design firm be consulted on the feasibility of a capping project for a parkland deck over the expressway from Hillside to Hoover avenues within the borders of Briarwood. Comments (1).

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