Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Woodside

Speed limit will be lowered on Queens Boulevard

Queens Boulevard will have its speed limit reduced after all. The commissioner of the city Department of Transportation added the dangerous thoroughfare to a list of other roadways that were slowed to 25 mph from 30 mph as part of a citywide speed limit reduction that went into effect Nov. 7. Comments (1).
Little Neck

Street in Little Neck will be named for Matinecocks

If everything goes according to plan, the Matinecock tribe in Little Neck will never be forgotten. Comment.
Bayside

New community calendar created for NE Queens

Northeast Queens residents seeking to get information about events in the area now have a place where they can get all that rundown. Comment.
Arverne

Arverne man charged in infant assault: DA

An Arverne man was arrested and charged in the assault of his ex-girlfriend’s child, which left the infant with a severe skull fracture and hemorrhages, the DA said. Comment.

Block Shots: Lewis still in search for respect after city title

Francis Lewis is coming off winning its first girls’ basketball city title since 1979. The Patriots, however, still believe they have plenty to prove even with four starters returning from the team that raised the trophy at the Barclays Center last year. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Jackson Heights

Immigration centers on Roosevelt Avenue react to Obama’s Executive Order

President Obama’s executive action on immigration echoed along Roosevelt Avenue, where hundreds of newcomers gathered to view the speech at watch parties last week. The corridor is famous for its ethnic neighborhoods like the old Irish and new Filipino communities in Woodside that abut the heavily Hispanic population in Jackson Heights and Corona. Comments (3).
Astoria

City Council approves Astoria Cove with unanimous vote

The massive Astoria Cove project finally got the green light Tuesday when the full City Council voted unanimously in favor of the plan. The vote was perfunctory, having passed through the Land Use subcommittee last week. Comment.
Bayside

DHS erases Bayside as site for homeless shelter

Bayside is off the radar of the city Department of Homeless Services. Comments (6).
Environment

City Council pushes for 10-cent fee for plastic bags

To pay or not to pay? Comments (2).
Sunnyside

Sunnyside promotes Small Business Saturday

Sunnyside takes Small Business Saturday very seriously. Comment.
Belle Harbor

Forgive debt incurred by FEMA overpayments: Meeks

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) announced Monday he introduced legislation that would forgive debts incurred by Hurricane Sandy survivors who the federal government mistakenly overcompensated and then sought to recoup the extra money from them. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Flushing

CB8 denies request for temple expansion

At the monthly Community Board 8 meeting at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, board members turned down an application for one synagogue due to existing violations but voted to approve another synagogue’s application. Comments (2).
Sunnyside

Sunnyside couple welcomes new child after Sandy Hook

David and Francine Wheeler, a couple originally from Sunnyside, welcomed a new son to their family Nov. 5 nearly two years after losing their 6-year-old Ben in the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Comment.
Dining Out

Farm-to-table dining in Woodside comes with a Latin twist

When you enter a new restaurant, you immediately get a certain vibe. Comment.

St. John’s overcomes poor first half against Franklin Pierce

In St. John’s mind, there wasn’t a big mystery behind what led to its poor first half against Division II Franklin Pierce. Why it happened was a different story. Comment.
QueensLine

Queensline: Giving respect to a Queens comic legend

Born Jacob Rodney Cohen on Nov. 22, 1921, beloved comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield is best remembered for his catchphrase, “I don’t get no respect!” as well as his comic, rapid fire rants on life’s misfortunes. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Astoria

LIC Partnership’s 27th annual Trade Fair moves back to the west

The Long Island City Partnership’s 27th annual Trade Show drew more than 2,000 visitors and 103 exhibitors to the Astoria World Manor last week. The event showcases the diverse blend of industrial, commercial tech, residential and cultural sectors that make up the booming business community. Comment.
Astoria

Costa gets Astoria Cove deal and carbon emission reduction bill passed

The massive Astoria Cove development is expected to get the green light when the full City Council puts it to a vote Tuesday. Comments (1).
Rosedale

Girl, 3, dies in Rosedale home

A 3-year-old girl in Rosedale died after she was found unconscious on Saturday morning, the Police Department. Comment.
Bayside

Homeowners want to put end to unsolicited real estate offers

They want the phone calls, the mail and the notes at the door to stop. Comments (2).
Flushing

Flushing Town Hall jumps with jazz

Last Friday was a uniquely fortuitous time for a capacity crowd gathering of serious music appreciation fans and jazz aficionados alike who witnessed an unusual confluence of several of the idiom’s most dynamic, respected and celebrated purveyors of the art form. Comment.

Queens athletes sign letters of intent

Aryn McClure could have waited for big programs to come along or select one of the ones she already had scholarship offers from. Going to the biggest school wasn’t what the Archbishop Molloy senior wanted. She landed where she believed she and her game best fit by choosing Quinnipiac. Comment.
Opinion

Mayor’s immigrant listening tour comes to Richmond Hill

South Queens often has difficulty attracting the attention of elected officials and city agencies. Comments (2).
Opinion

Constitution still our great protector

It should not be missed by any of us that we are being assaulted by a progressive agenda of a ruling elite that thinks we are not capable of managing our own lives. This ruling class insists on imposing its righteous vision upon us for our own “good.” Comments (1).

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