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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Auburndale

Auburndale homeowners robbed at gunpoint by at least four men: Cops

Auburndale homeowners were robbed at gunpoint around 9 a.m. Monday by four to five unidentified black males who later fled the scene in a black Honda, according to police. Comments (1)
Bayside

Stringer proposes changes to elder care in city

The city’s senior population is rising fast with an imbalance of programs and services in neighborhoods where aging populations live, according to a new report by city Comptroller Scott Stringer. Comments (1)
Jamaica

City will update public on SE Queens flooding fixes

The city’s Department of Environmental Protection will be required to consistently update communities in southeast Queens on the progress of improvements to reduce the frequent flooding in the area, according to legislation sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Arverne) and signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio last Tuesday. Comment
Jamaica

Community frustrated by DOT public meeting

Jamaica residents railed against Department of Transportation representatives at a public meeting Monday evening, saying community members had offered city officials input on how to improve transit conditions in downtown Jamaica for years to no avail. Comments (2)
Astoria

Queens pols oppose Trump’s budget proposal

Members of Congress from Queens slammed the Trump administration’s budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year, saying it neglected the needs of programs which serve the poor and disabled. They also said the blueprint stripped funding from vital agencies that protect the city, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and NYPD counterterrorism. Comments (4)
Opinion

Cost-of-living bill would be smart move

California Congressman John Garamendi’s introduction of House Bill 1251 makes sense. Comments (1)

Monday, March 27, 2017

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More hateful graffiti found outside Gianaris’ office in Astoria

It has happened again. Comments (3)
Flushing

Police search for armed robbers who hit two Flushing establishments

Police were searching for two men suspected of two robberies in Flushing. Comment
Queens Village

Queens Village Republican Club hosts annual Lincoln Dinner

The Queens Village Republican Club held its annual Lincoln Dinner on Sunday night, honoring the president who freed the slaves for the 142nd year in a row. But a set of quotes falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln himself managed to find its way into an address delivered to the hundreds in attendance by City Council candidate Joseph Concannon. Comments (3)
Education

DOE affirms that ICE agents will be kept at school doors

School staff will not allow federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents into New York City public schools or provide them with any information unless it is absolutely required by law, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. Comments (1)
Corona

Overcrowded Louis Armstrong School in Corona to get new annex

Students at one Corona school will finally get relief from years of chronic overcrowding. Comments (2)
Flushing

Knicks players head to Flushing bank for meet and greet

Two New York Knicks players are heading to Queens Tuesday evening. Comment
Flushing

Kim adds $3 million in state budget to help nail salons, dry cleaners

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) has helped add $3 million in funding to the New York State Assembly budget to assist dry cleaners and nail salons. Comments (11)
High Heat

Mets scratch Matz from scheduled start due to elbow discomfort

The New York Mets’ projected Opening Day starting rotation may be in jeopardy, as Steven Matz was scratched from Monday’s scheduled Spring Training start due to elbow discomfort, according to the New York Post. Comment
Maspeth

Maspeth sewer upgrades get fast-forward by DDC

The city Department of Design and Construction has agreed to expedite a sewer upgrade project in Maspeth which has been the cause of mounting concern for the past three years. Calamus Avenue is now the site of potholes, uneven sidewalks, flooding and disruptions in bus service now that the work has begun. Comment
Basketball

Class on the court: TMLA star always ready to learn something new

The Mary Louis Academy junior point guard Jordan Nixon considers herself a perpetual student, especially when she’s learning something new about her own game. Comment

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Far Rockaway

EDC touts Rockaway storefronts prior to rezoning vote

The city Economic Development Corp. and the city’s Department of Small Business Services are touting the January completion of the SBS’s Storefront Improvement Program in Downtown Far Rockaway, which renovated 18 storefronts on business corridors in the area. Comment

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Bayside

Avella bill to make St. Patrick’s Day school holiday passes in Senate

A bill that would make St. Patrick’s Day a school holiday in the state of New York passed the Senate chamber Monday. Comments (3)
Basketball

Game day Crusader: McClancy hoops star ready for next step

Alonzo Ortiz-Traylor has always been focused on winning basketball games, but now the Crusaders standout is looking ot take his game to the next level. Comments (2)
Jackson Heights

Police search for Jackson Heights robbery suspect

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were on the lookout for a man suspected of robbery in Jackson Heights. Comments (1)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Richmond Hill

Hate crimes discussed at 102 community council meeting

The 102nd Precinct held its monthly community council meeting last week to inform Richmond Hill’s diverse residents what makes a crime a hate crime. Comments (1)
Rosedale

Sanders to hold forum on women in business

State Sen. James Sanders (D-Far Rockaway) will be holding a symposium detailing the struggles and challenges facing women in the business world in honor of Women’s History Month. Comment
Basketball

Momentum swing: Springfield Gardens falls in PSAL final

The Lady Eagles jumped out to an early-game lead, but foul trouble and missed shots slowed down the squad as Springfield Gardens fell to Holcombe Rucker in the PSAL final on Saturday. Comment
Jamaica

Woman shot in Jamaica home while asleep

JAMAICA — The NYPD was seeking a man who shot through the window of a Jamaica home Saturday evening, striking a woman in her right leg. Comments (2)

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