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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Howard Beach

Copper cable theft shuts down A train service to Rockaways

Thousands of Rockaway commuters were stranded because of a copper cable theft that left the A-train line completely down, according to the MTA. Service was restored temporarily around noon. Comment.
Whitestone

Former Bronx shelter resident pleads not guilty to shooting Whitestone woman

A former resident of a Bronx homeless shelter pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting death of a Whitestone woman, the shelter’s director, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson announced Tuesday. Comments (1).
Laurelton

District 31 announces participatory budget winners

High-technology projects were the winners in the participatory budget bids for southeast Queens’ District 31 represented by Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton). Comment.
Long Island City

LIC company puts new twist on food cart business

A Long Island City-based company is looking to change the way the food cart business operates in New York City. Comment.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jamaica

Ex-lover shot by police after killing former girlfriend:

In a love triangle gone wrong, a jealous man was killed in a police shooting after he shot his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of Resorts World Casino Monday morning in Jamaica, according to the police. Comments (2).
Long Island City

Planned Parenthood health center in Court Square set to open in June

Queens residents will no longer have to travel to another borough for sexual and reproductive health services when a new Planned Parenthood clinic opens in Long Island City next month. Comments (2).
Maspeth

Maspeth Park set for millions in upgrades

A park in Maspeth that was once a water pump station has been plagued by flooding and an old track, but several million dollars will be used to get the small park back on track. Comments (1).
Whitestone

Whitestone rallies against overdevelopment

Dozens of Whitestone residents rallied against overdevelopment in their neighborhood Sunday, following the sale of a trash-ridden waterfront property to a major New York developer. Comments (3).
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm closes out NCAA bid

St. John’s couldn’t add the program’s first softball NCAA tournament win to its historic season. Comment.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Rego Park

Woman found dead in Rego Park apartment: NYPD

A woman was found dead in her Rego Park home early Monday morning, Memorial Day, according to the NYPD. Comment.

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Sunnyside

Sunnyside food festival came back with a bang

The third annual Taste of Sunnyside event was attended by hundreds of locals Tuesday intent on sampling all the cuisine the neighborhood had to offer under the 7 train. Comment.
Flushing

Bowne playground to undergo revamp

The Bowne Playground located adjacent to PS 20 in Flushing is undergoing a renovation to update the park’s facilities for children and adults alike. Comments (1).
Douglaston

PS 98 students learn poetry at special author visit

The Douglaston School of Literature, PS 98Q, had a special visit last week from Dr. Lindamichelle Baron, who worked with children in a series of workshops to help them express themselves through poetry. Comment.
The Play’s the Thing

Catch a couple of rising stars from Queens

Let’s hear it for the youth of America, ‘cause today I got a couple of 16-year-olds to tell you about. Comment.
Flushing

Keeping up the spirit of landmark laws

In its latest effort to obtain NYC Landmark status, the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association asked the homeowners to vote in favor of or against seeking landmark designation. This request for a vote disingenuously implies that homeowners have input and can participate in the landmarking process. According to the law, landmark designation is not the subject of a vote by the community or homeowners and notification to homeowners is not required. Comments (1).
Softball

Molloy bests SFP for diocesan crown

Giovanna Bonilla knew her job was to get Victoria Brown home from third base with no outs — in any way possible — to start the celebration for Archbishop Molloy. Comment.
Long Island City

Butt slapper smiles in released sketch

LONG ISLAND CITY—There is a man on the loose who has an affinity for slapping butts. Comments (1).
Baseball

Defending champions Cardozo holds off Grand Street to advance to quarterfinals

Benjamin Cardozo had multiple chances to break the game wide open. Instead a few runs here and a few runs there had to do and was just good enough against Grand Street. Comment.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Whitestone

New street cleaning routes in Whitestone

City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) and the nonprofit Doe Fund announced additional street cleaning routes in Whitestone last week. Comment.
New Voices

Mayor, City Council indicate priorities for Immigrants in budget

The mayor’s preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2016 contains a host of programs and funding relevant to Queens residents. New York City’s next fiscal year, FY16, begins on July 1, 2015, though the budgeting process is well underway. Overall, in the fact sheet released by the mayor’s office, Mayor de Blasio has expressed concern at the prevalence of job growth in low-wage sectors, 46 percent of New Yorkers living at or near poverty levels and the highest income gap since the 1920s. Comments (3).
Opinion

New York needs youth hostels

Presently, New York City does not have a law that legalizes youth hostels. The New York City Council has introduced a bill, Intro 699, that would permit youth hostels to be established in commercial districts only. The passing of this bill would provide access to safe, modern, legal and regulated hostel facilities for thousands of youth travelers on an annual basis. Comments (1).
Block Shots

Young Mase ready to carry on family legacy

Anthony Mason Jr. was prepared for this and it shows. Comment.

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