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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Flushing

De Blasio announces expansion to Charles B. Wang Health Center in Flushing

Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray visited the Charles B. Wang Health Center in Flushing Tuesday to announce a $65 million expansion to the institution’s facility and services. The funding coincides with the ThriveNYC initiative for the city to support neighborhood medical support through community organizations serving a variety of nationalities. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Three Queens men charged for involvement in alleged heroin ring: Suffolk DA

An alleged heroin network spanning parts of Queens and Suffolk County was busted up by Long Island law enforcement and the DEA, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights sex offender admits to contacting past victim: DA

A 42-year-old Jackson Heights man pleaded guilty to contempt of court for violating an order of protection for contacting the young woman he pleaded guilty to raping in 2012 when the victim was just 15 years old. Comment
Letters

Trump, Putin cohesion little surprise

By any yardstick one chooses, Vladimir Putin is a depot, the antithesis of democracy and a free press. Comment

Monday, July 24, 2017

Jamaica

Fourth Queens suspect charged in Jamaica sexual assault: DA

The Fugitive Task Force in Brooklyn nabbed a fourth Queens suspect wanted in connection to the robbery and sexual assault of a 50-year-old mother of two in Jamaica on Friday. Comments (1)
Flushing

City Hall’s affordable housing plan on time and under budget

The city is making strides in combating the affordable housing crisis. Comment
Sunnyside

Cops hunt for suspect in connection to Sunnyside attempted bank robbery

Police were searching for a suspect in connection to an attempted bank robbery in Sunnyside. Comment
Middle Village

CB5 discusses cannabidoil products, soccer fields at Rosemary Playground

Community Board 5 held a meeting last week with avid discussions on issues ranging from the opening of a coffee shop serving cannabidiol-infused drink to the installation of soccer fields that would replace basketball courts. Comment
Corona

Louis Armstrong House Museum breaks ground on new Education Center

People from all over the world will now be able to learn more about Corona’s own “Satchmo” at the new Louis Armstrong House Museum Education Center. Comment
Basketball

Queens College men’s hoops coach ready for second year with program

Second-year head coach Matt Collier is anxious for another year on the sidelines, looking to challenge his young squad after scheduling an early-season exhibition game at UConn. Comment
Letters

Have a heart regarding panhandlers

Mayor Bill de Blasio claims some panhandlers are doing it for fun. In the past, he’s said he wished he could eliminate panhandling. In my opinion, many are doing so because they are homeless and have little-to-no income. Comments (7)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Flushing

Assemblyman Kim honors Marine captain after returning from tour

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) honored Daniel Kim, a captain in the United States Marine Corps, after his return from a recent tour of duty in Afghanistan. Comments (2)

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Elmhurst

Brooklyn man found dead at Elmhurst subway station: NYPD

ELMHURST — A 33-year-old Brooklyn man was found dead at the Elmhurst Avenue subway station on 90th Street Saturday morning, according to the NYPD. Comment
Baseball

Christ the King pitcher finds success in summer league

Royals rising junior Josh Vega is hoping a summer with the Midville Dodgers will help him jumpstart his high school program next spring. Comment

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Astoria

Western Queens environmentalists celebrate City of Water Day

Seventeen members of HarborLab slipped their kayaks into the polluted waters of Newtown Creek early Saturday morning and paddled off from their launch site at the southern tip on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. Comment
Jamaica

Morgan Heritage headlines Jamaican Jerk Fest

There will be fun for the entire family at Roy Wilkins Park as the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival kicks off at noon Sunday in Jamaica. Comment
South Ozone Park

Resorts World breaks ground on $400 million development at South Ozone Park

In 90-degree temperatures, more than 100 people sat under a tent outside the Resorts World Casino last week for a groundbreaking that ushered in a major new chapter for the complex. Comments (7)
Queens Village

Police searching for missing Queens Village teen

QUEENS VILLAGE — A 14-year-old Queens Village girl was reported missing, according to police. Comments (5)
Baseball

St. Francis Prep pitcher commits to LIU Brooklyn

Sal Ferro finally got the perfect opportunity, committing to LIU Brooklyn earlier this month after a dominant senior season with the Terriers. Comment

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