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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Oakland Gardens

Najmi sees gay baiting in City Council race

A candidate for a Queens City Council seat is charging that supporters of one of his opponents are trying to smear him among Muslim voters by telling them about his support for LGBT rights and same sex marriage. Comments (3).
Bayside

Bell Boulevard welcomes change with new businesses

Bayside has a new look. Several new businesses now grace Bell Boulevard with even more on the way. And as the Bayside Village Business Improvement District looks for new parking solutions, the area known for its independent small businesses will be more welcoming to both residents and visitors than ever before. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Seven foes in finalized race for Weprin’s Council seat

The city Board of Elections in Queens County has ruled in favor of the two City Council contenders who had objections filed against their petitions to run for Mark Weprin’s former seat covering northeast Queens. Comments (2).
Bay Terrace

Israel calls on feds to upgrade security at Fort Totten

The recent domestic attack at a U.S. military installation has reignited the national discourse on gun violence and security, and U.S. Steve Israel (D-Melville) is highlighting an apparent greater need for security at some of the city’s more vulnerable spots, including Fort Totten. Comment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bayside

Escape room games come to Bayside

Bayside is now home to a new game that has grown in popularity in Manhattan in the past few years: the escape room. Comment.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bayside

Bayside teen shatters Powerlifting records

Baysider Andrew Spyridon-Tow, 17, broke the teenage world record for deadlifting during the Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate meet in Strong Island, L.I., earlier this month. Spyridon-Tow lifted 550 pounds on his third of three deadlift attempts. Comment.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Bay Terrace

Congressman Israel calls on feds to upgrade security at Fort Totten

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) joined several other city leaders Monday at Fort Totten to call on the Defense Department to upgrade security at the fort and other unarmed forts in two other boroughs. Comment.
Bayside Hills

BP Katz announces support for City Council candidate Barry Grodenchik

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, along with other female political leaders, Tuesday announced her endorsement of former Flushing Assemblyman Barry Grodenchik for the City Council seat vacated by Mark Weprin at a brief event in Bayside Hills. Comments (4).
Bayside

Former Cross receiver Bah settling in at Grand Street

Ahmed Bah has another place to call home. Comment.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bayside Hills

The Jacksons come to Queens on 50th anniversary tour

The remaining members of the Jackson 5—Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlon Jackson—are making a stop in Queens on their 50th-anniversary tour. The concert will take place Aug. 30, one day after what would have been Michael Jackson’s 57th birthday. Comment.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bayside Hills

BP Katz announces support for City Council candidate Barry Grodenchik

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, along with other female political leaders, Tuesday announced her endorsement for former Flushing Assemblyman Barry Grodenchik for the City Council seat vacated by Mark Weprin in a brief event in Bayside Hills. Comments (11).

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