Clergy United for Community Empowerment sent a terrible message by organizing a homecoming party for former state Sen. Shirley Huntley (“SE Queens holds party to greet Huntley on return from prison,” June 6-12). Comments (1).
MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast Tuesday asked Congress whether it intends to intervene in the labor dispute involving the Long Island Rail Road and its workers, whose union has threatened to strike as early as July 20. Comments (1).
Borough President Melinda Katz announced last week that more than $1 million in capital funds will be going toward streetscape improvements along commercial areas in several Queens neighborhoods. Comments (8).
A Florida man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in the early Saturday morning collision that killed a pedestrian crossing Roosevelt Avenue near 92nd Street, the NYPD said. Comment.
We have seen an open primary in Virginia where voters do not have to vote according to political party affiliation. They can vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary for the candidate of their choice. Comment.
The city has sought to quiet activists upset about its plans to decommission the Ridgewood Reservoir dams by citing new, cumbersome regulations it would need to comply with before an August deadline. Comment.
Just a few months after the City Council passed a historic reform package that included changes to the discretionary funding process, Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) touted a 2015 fiscal year budget that included nearly three times more funding for his Council district than the area had seen in the past few years. Comment.
The City Council has veered so far left that for most common sense/centrist voters, it is hard to fathom. No Council member epitomizes this off-center lurch better than Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights). Comments (4).
An outraged and clearly frustrated Melinda Katz used the powers of the borough presidency last week to halt an end run by several rogue trustees on the board of the beleaguered Queens Library system. Comment.
Police said they caught up with an armed man fleeing from the scene of a double shooting at the Astoria Houses in Thursday afternoon after the car he was riding in slammed into another vehicle several blocks away. Comments (1).
The Queens Village Republican Club welcomed gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino this week as he made an appearance to discuss the upcoming election and issues currently challenging New Yorkers across the state. Comments (1).
More than 60 students celebrated the Catholic sacrament of confirmation during a mass Monday afternoon at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Bayside. Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq led the annual ceremony for those confirmed, which included eighth grade students at Sacred Heart as well as children from public schools. Each youngster selected a name from a saint or the Bible as their confirmation name as well as a sponsor to oversee their spiritual development. Comment.
Pastor “Pat” Toro, a decorated Forest Hills war veteran and the former president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 in Queens, has lost his battle with Myelodysplastic syndrome. Comments (3).
Family and friends of a teenage couple killed in a car accident last year gathered in Jamaica Estates last weekend to remember their loved ones as the one-year anniversary of the crash approached. Comment.
Residents gathered in Rockaway Beach last weekend to protest the city’s decision to eliminate funding for the Rockaway Ferry in the 2015 budget and to urge citizens and elected officials to fight to save the service. Comments (1).
A Forest Hills-based special education provider billed the state for $875,729 in inappropriate expenses, including lease and insurance payments for Lexus SUVs, rent and cable TV fees for the organization’s husband-wife leadership team and international recruiting, a state audit found. Comments (1).
Fifty years after jazz legend Louis Armstrong performed at the 1964 World’s Fair, hundreds of people came out to honor his memory at the inaugural Louis Armstrong International Music Festival Sunday at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
Despite a deal reached between state Democratic leadership and a group of five rogue state senators to form a new power sharing agreement in the upper chamber, former city Comptroller John Liu has vowed to continue his bid to unseat Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Comments (7).
A federal judge overturned a former Forest Hills police officer’s conviction of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat women in a 118-page decision handed down Monday in Manhattan federal court. Comments (3).
The anger and fear that has gripped Elmhurst since the city turned the Pan American Hotel into a shelter for homeless families was on full display at a hastily convened town hall meeting Monday evening. Comments (14).
A 6-year-old kindergarten student at PS 228 in Jackson Heights will need many months to recover from injuries sustained when she and her mother were struck by a vehicle while crossing Northern Boulevard at 92nd Street one morning last week. Comments (1).
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law to reform the Queens Library board of trustees last week, thwarting a last-minute attempt by several members of the nonprofit’s board to squeeze in a special meeting to amend embattled President Thomas Galante’s contract. Comment.
The state Court of Appeals upheld the 2011 conviction of Queens GOP consultant John Haggerty for a scheme to funnel nearly $1 million from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s election campaign toward buying his childhood home in Forest Hills, the decision said. Comment.
FOREST HILLS — A fire broke out on the terrace of the West Side Tennis Club early Tuesday morning, which shattered a few windows and resulted in some water damage in the clubhouse, according to the club’s president, Roland Meier. Comment.
QUEENS VILLAGE - A 31-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday night when her bike was struck by a Nissan Maxima at the intersection between Jamaica Avenue and Springfield Gardens in Queens Village, police said. Comments (12).