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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Flushing

Avella calls for left turn signal in Flushing after DOT rejection letter

The intersection at 26th Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard is a tricky one for motorists to navigate, and making a left turn is often particularly challenging. But state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), who has had it on his to-do list to change this scenario for about three years, does not see the situation improving any time soon. Comment
Sunnyside

Van Bramer calls for safety measures at deadly Sunnyside intersection

The group of senior citizens shuffled across 39th Street in Sunnyside, cautiously looking in all directions as they approached the spot at 43rd Avenue where cyclist Gelasio Reyes was struck and killed by an alleged drunk and unlicensed driver on April 2. Comment
Jamaica

Port Authority cops won’t help airlines bump passengers after ugly Chicago incident

The Port Authority Police Department will not help airlines remove paying passengers from overbooked flights, nor if they need to make room for crew members. The commander of the PAPD has warned his officers not to make the same mistake that occurred last week in Chicago when Dr. David Dao was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago. Comments (2)
Government

City spends over $500K a night on hotels for homeless: Stringer

The cost of housing the homeless in commercial hotels has skyrocketed in recent months, with the city spending $530,000 per day, up from $400,000 per day just four months ago, according to a new analysis released Monday by City Comptroller Scott Stringer. That’s an increase of 32.5 percent. Comments (2)
QueensLine

Anne Sullivan’s journey ended in Forest Hills

Born on April 14, 1866, in Feeding Hills, Mass., Anne Sullivan is best known as the teacher and lifelong companion of Helen Keller. Stricken with an eye disease that left her nearly blind, Sullivan began teaching Keller at age 20 following her graduation from the renowned Perkins School for the Blind in her home state. By signing words into her hand for various objects such as water and a drinking mug, Sullivan taught Keller braille Comment

Monday, April 24, 2017

Queens Village

‘Why, God, did this happen to them?’ asks friend of family killed in fire

What started as a quiet Sunday afternoon in Queens Village became deadly after a three-alarm fire in the southeastern part of the borough took the lives of a family of five in a frame house located at 112-16 208 St. Four children were among the victims Comment

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Corona

Corona hoops star declares for NBA Draft

Hamidou Diallo hasn’t played a single minute of college basketball, but the Corona native is still ready to, maybe, take the next step in his hoops career. Comment
Flushing

Police search for two suspects in Flushing robbery

The NYPD is seeking two men for their involvement in a robbery at a Northern Boulevard store in Flushing. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

DOT unveils safety improvements along Astoria Boulevard

The city has nearly completed a redesign and safety upgrade on a dangerous stretch of Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst. Comment
Jamaica

Police search for man in connection with Jamaica assault

Authorities were searching for an unidentified male in connection with an assault in Jamaica that occurred Friday in the 103rd Precinct. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway man killed in collision with semi-truck: cops

A Far Rockaway man was killed in a motor vehicle accident as his 2014 Dodge Charger collided with the trailer of a semi-truck last week, according to police. Comment
Bayside

‘Be Bop A Lula’ regales readers of the wild times had in 1950s Bayside

A coming-of-age tale about Bayside is now in paperback from author and former resident Lou Duro. Comments (4)
Douglaston

Center for the Women of New York celebrates 30th anniversary

The Center for the Women of New York is celebrating its 30th anniversary by honoring two women who were in the forefront of the Women’s Movement at its annual awards luncheon Saturday. Comment
Flushing

Stavisky weighs wins and losses in state budget

After the state budget passed a week beyond its official deadline, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) held a roundtable to discuss the victories and disappointments of fiscal year 2017. Comment
Willets Point

Monseratte asks de Blasio to back original Willets Point plan

A week before oral arguments at the New York State Courts of Appeals, former Councilman Hiram Monserrate and Elmhurst community leaders gathered on the steps of City Hall Tuesday to once again demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio honor the original Willets Point Redevelopment Plan that guaranteed affordable housing. Comments (1)
Basketball

Royal reign: Alvarado tops in Queens

Christ the King senior Jose Alvarado didn’t shy away from his leadership role with the Royals this season, finding a balance between talk and action to jumpstart his squad. Comment

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Astoria

Astoria Park hosting a rally for climate action April 28

In honor of Earth Day, City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) and state Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) are organizing the Astoria Climate Action Rally. The event is set for April 28, on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park. Comments (2)
Baseball

2017 All-Queens boys’ basketball honors

Queens boasted some of the top hoops talent in the city this year. Here are the players who packed their stat sheets and racked up the victories. Comment

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bayside

Action: Cardozo’s Naclerio ready for his closeup

Longtime ‘Dozo boys basketball coach Ron Naclerio has been pacing the sidelines for years, but a recent opportunity has him doing it in front of the camera, booking a handful of gigs on TV. Comment
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Baseball

Turner turns tide with big-time hit for Molloy

Jack Turner connected on the game-winning hit in the bottom of the fifth to lift Archbishop Molloy to a much-needed 2-1 victory over Xaverian on Tuesday. Comment
Letters

Spicer’s Words No Mere Gaffe

Assemblyman David Weprin, Co-President of the National Association of Jewish Legislators, issued the following statement in response to comments made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Comment

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