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Monday, June 26, 2017

Courts

Supreme Court revives Trump administration’s travel ban with limits

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to allow a limited version of the Trump administration’s travel ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States Monday, the final day of the high court’s opinions. Comment
Long Island City

Long Island City collision kills Woodside man, injures teen girl: NYPD

A 28-year-old Woodside man was killed and a teenage girl was critically injured Saturday morning in a collision at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Skillman Avenue, the NYPD said. Comment
Woodside

Woodside’s Doughboy Park to receive $750,000 renovation

Doughboy Park in Woodside, the 1.7-acre public space on Woodside Avenue and 52nd Street, will receive a $750,000 overhaul, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) announced last week. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Police hunt for suspected groper at Jax Hts subway station

The NYPD wants to question a man for allegedly touching a 17-year-old woman’s buttocks at the Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue subway station in Jackson Heights June 9. The victim was exiting the F train staircase when the suspect groped her around 8 a.m., police said. The suspect fled the station in an unknown direction. Comment
Jamaica

Anti-choice protesters outside Jamaica clinic sued by Attorney General

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit Tuesday against 14 anti-choice protesters who have threatened patients of the Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica. Comment
Corona

Police looking for suspect who damaged nearly a dozen cars in Corona

Police were searching for a man suspected of puncturing nearly a dozen tires in Corona June 17. Comment
Bayside

9/11 memorial draws crowds in Bayside

A new plaque commemorating the victims of 9/11 in Bayside got a new look Saturday. Comments (1)
Ozone Park ►Video

NYPD seeks two male suspected of robbing a 12-year-old

The NYPD was in search of two men who they say stole an iPhone 7 Plus from a 12-year-old boy in Ozone Park. Comment
Jackson Heights

Two formerly homeless men hired to clean Roosevelt Avenue

Two formerly homeless men will work full-time cleaning Roosevelt Avenue between 82nd Street and 90th Street, beginning July 1. Comment
The Play’s the Thing

Some interesting items from my inbox

Once in a while, something interesting shows up in my email inbox. It’s often hard to spot, since it’s surrounded by offers to reduce belly fat, regrow hair, lower blood pressure, increase income, improve one’s sex life — among many other dubious offers. But this one caught my attention. Comment

Home field advantage: Cricket star uses sport to settle stateside

John Adams senior standout Richie Balkarran found a home in the United States and on the cricket field, notching a career that was nothing short of excpetional. Comment
QueensLine

Queens-born Jason Patric a Hollywood mainstay

Born Jason Patric Miller, Jr., in Queens on June 17, 1966, Jason Patric is a film, stage and television actor who has over 20 movies to his credit in a career spanning more than 30 years. He has also appeared in TV shows including “Saturday Night Live,” “Entourage, “and the mystery series “Wayward Pines.” Comment

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Flushing

Kim, Urban Upground celebrate successful 2017 tax season

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and staffers from Urban Unbound celebrated the conclusion of a successful 2017 partnership in providing free tax services for his constituents. Comment
Oakland Gardens

Redwood Park in Oakland Gardens scheduled for renovation

Funding has been secured to renovate a playground adjacent to Cunningham Park in Oakland Gardens, and according to Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Bayside), the improvements will raise the conditions of the playground to the standard of the rest of the park, known for its well-groomed lawns. Comments (1)
Baseball

Morrissey helps make changes at Holy Cross

Holy Cross ace Patrick Morrissey wrapped up a strong high school career at the Mayor’s Cup, marking a strong finish to a historic season on the mound. Comment
Letters

Victim complex won’t save Trump

If President Donald Trump knows he did nothing wrong, he would welcome an investigation by Robert S. Mueller lll, a person of unquestionable ability and integrity who hired a staff of an equal sterling reputation. Comments (4)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bayside

Meng champions act to help community colleges

In an effort to boost graduation rates at community colleges, Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) introduced the “Community College Student Success Act.” Comments (1)
Jamaica

North Korean delegates detained at JFK

Three North Korean delegates were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport last Friday and had a diplomatic package seized by U.S. authorities, according to North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Comment
St. Albans

Father knows best: NBA dads offer insight for community

The Father’s and Men of Professional Baskebtall Players group hosted a roundtable discussion at Renaissance Middle School on Thursday, offering a chance for the community to learn the ins and outs of raising a professional athlete. Comment
Letters

An ode to the USS Fitzgerald and the U.S. Navy

Time is passing Comments (6)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Howard Beach

Karina Vetrano’s parents applaud expanded use of DNA testing in New York state

The parents of Karina Vetrano, the 30-year-old jogger who was brutally beaten, raped and strangled in Howard Beach in August, held a rally last week with elected officials and community leaders to thank the New York State Commission on Forensic Science for adopting the use of Familial DNA Matching in certain cases. Comments (1)

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Oakland Gardens

Jax Hts woman gets 12 to 22 years for crash killing mother, two daughters

A Jackson Heights woman was sentenced to 12 to 22 years behind bars after being convicted of manslaughter and other charges in a deadly Oakland Gardens crash that took the lives of three family members in 2015, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)
Event

Queens Weekend Calendar: June 24-25

Your weekend calendar: June 24-25 Comment
Bayside

Parks, Vallone cut the ribbon for Little Bay’s soccer fields

Little Bay Park opened its renovated soccer fields Tuesday with City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) in attendance, along with Parks Department officials and other figures from around the neighborhood. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Weprin, advocates rally for restored prison visitation rights and services

Lawmakers and attorneys are pushing to restore visitation rights for convicts in medium security facilities across the state, claiming limits to family contact contribute to recidivism and violence in prison. Comments (1)
Hollis

Multicultural Festival brings world culture to South Hollis afterschool children

The South Hollis branch of Queens Library will be celebrating the diversity of the borough by hosting it’s second annual Multicultural Festival June 24 at 1 p.m. Comment
Glendale

NYPD Commissioner visits Glendale to talk public safety

Police Commissioner James O’Neill addressed terrorism, the rise in opioid addiction and quality-of-life offenses at Tuesday’s 104th Precinct Community Council meeting in Glendale. Comments (1)

Old Bayside tennis club renewed after a century

The legacy of a Bayside institution has been reinvigorated in the Bayside North Shore Tennis and Racquet Club, which has stood for over century and hosted legends of the sport such as Butch Seewagon and Vitas Gerulaitis. Comment
Richmond Hill

Jamaica Hospital dedicates new hospice center to Ferrara family

Jamaica Hospital celebrated the completion of its new hospice facility with a ribbon-cutting dedicated as the Ferrara Family Center, a step up from the prior unit, which offered few amenities and an atmosphere administrators did not believe was suitable for patients or families. Comment
Event

Queens Arts Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
Editorial

NE Queens commuters stiffed

As the “Summer of Hell” approaches for Long Island Rail Road riders, northeast Queens commuters are destined to end up in purgatory. Comments (2)
Letters

State, local officials gather to honor community leader

For Seymour Schwartz, a retired pharmaceutical executive who devoted his entire life to the betterment of society, it was like an episode of “This is your life,” the old TV reality-documentary show from 1952 to 1961 where the host would take the guest through a retrospective of their lives with surprise appearances by colleagues. Comment

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