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Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Crime

Civilian Complaint Review Board finds that chokehold officer should face charges

The Civilian Complaint Review Board has reportedly found that Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in 2014, should face department charges. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Southeast Queens kicks off Senior Appreciation Month

Elected officials helped to kick off the 15th annual Senior Appreciation Month at the Southern Queens Parks Association’s headquarters last week. In attendance with the seniors were officials from the city Department of Finance. Comment
QueensLine

NASA, World’s Fair, drag racing in ’60s Queens

It was Sept. 5, 1962, when five volunteers emerged from a giant space chamber at Republic Aviation in Farmingdale. Among them was 23-year-old Michael Bloom, of Fresh Meadows. These human guinea pigs had spent 14 days breathing nothing but oxygen. Michael and the others put in 10-hour days, while running through a total of 683 physical and psychological tests. The tests were done on behalf of NASA, which hoped to find a single gas to be Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Flushing

Tour bus driver traveling at 58 mph in 30 mph zone: NTSB

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator held a news conference Tuesday with updates on the deadly collision between an MTA Q20 bus and tour bus, which he said was traveling at about 58 mph in a 30 mph zone when it struck the city bus. Three people were killed and 16 injured. Comments (9)
Education

St. John’s signs transfer agreement with Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College students will now have the opportunity to transfer scholarships to St. John’s University in Jamaica Estates. Comment
Jamaica

Determination brings new juice bar to Jamaica

Two years ago, Dawn Kelly was let go after her position as vice president of Global Communications at Prudential Financial was eliminated at the company. But rather than look at that day as a great loss, she decided to reclaim it and become her own boss. Comment
Flushing

Koo adds two new sanitation workers in downtown Flushing

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) continued his mission to clean up downtown Flushing last Friday, announcing he will be adding two new sanitation workers in the bustling northeast Queens community. Comments (4)
The Civic Scene

Bioswales plan is shortsighted

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) just held a press conference in Fresh Meadows concerning bioswales or rain gardens, as the city calls them. He repeated his view that homeowners should have the right to opt out of city installed bioswales at the curb in front of their homes. Comments (1)

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

Flushing

Three dead, 16 injured as buses collide in Flushing

Three people were killed and 16 were injured when two buses collided in Flushing early Monday morning. An MTA Q20 bus and a Dahlia charter bus crashed around 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Main Street, police said. Comments (7)
South Jamaica

Boyfriend arrested in murder of his baby’s mother: NYPD

Cambria Heights resident Robert Rodriguez, 31, was arrested as a suspect in the shooting death of the mother of his young son, Luz Cuza. who died Sunday, police said. Comment
Corona

Woman robs Corona bank in broad daylight: NYPD

Police were looking for a woman who allegedly robbed a Corona bank Saturday afternoon. The suspect entered the New York Community Bank located at 51-13 108th St. around 3 p.m. and approached a 21-year-old teller and passed a note demanding cash, police said. The teller complied and the suspect fled the location with an undetermined amount of cash, according to the NYPD. Comment
Hillcrest

Lancman defeats challenge from Rahman to retain Council seat

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) has been re-elected with a resounding margin of victory. Comments (1)
South Ozone Park

City public schools to offer free lunches

As students get into school mode this year and begin learning new subjects as well as prep for exams, they will have one less thing to worry about: lunch. Comments (3)

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Jamaica

Sutphin Boulevard BID to host first ever Harvest Festival

As a part of its “Hate Has No Business Here” campaign the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District will hold its first ever Harvest Festival on Sept. 23. Comments (2)
Bayside

QPAC announces its fall lineup

Summer will soon be on its way out, but fall will bring a new season of entertainment to Queensborough Performing Arts Center with a kick off date of Oct. 1. Comments (2)
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s men’s, women’s soccer build momentum heading into conference play

With the NCAA soccer season just over a month old, the St. John’s men’s and women’s soccer teams look to build momentum heading into Big East play. Comment

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