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Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015

Forest Hills

Participatory Budgeting back for District 29

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) is once again gearing up for Participatory Budgeting in her district, composed of Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Rego Park and parts of Richmond Hill. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

Howard Beach

Boro trees impacted by Sandy are dying

Last week 20 college students ended their nature study on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on trees across Queens. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

Woodhaven

Ambulance corps’ future in doubt

The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Ambulance Corps is running out of options. Comment.

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Woodhaven

Consensus elusive over proposed Woodhaven SBS

Woodhaven Boulevard is a dangerous and congested mess. That much, transit advocates, city politicians, transit officials, and local community members can all agree on—but not much else. From the very name of the proposed $200 million redesign to the proposal’s effect on pedestrians, businesses and traffic, consensus is hard to come by. Comments (13).

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

Ridgewood

Trans-Pecos bridges groups in a changing Ridgewood

As the line between Ridgewood and Bushwick continues to blur, the complexities of gentrification familiar to Brooklyites have arrived in central Queens. Comment.
Woodhaven

Whalen Playground renovation under way

Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) and Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) joined members of Community Board 9 and the Woodhaven Residents Block Association to officially kick off construction at the Mary Whalen Playground in Woodhaven. Comments (5).

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Glendale

Funding to come for Sandy-struck cemetery

Life is returning to the Evergreen Cemetery. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Rego Park

Bus swerves into Rego Park building, at least six injured officials say

A Resorts World Casino shuttle swerved into a three-story building on the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard Monday as it tried to avoid another car in a crash that seriously injured the bus driver and left five others with injuries, witnesses and officials said. Comments (1).
Maspeth

Major construction begins on Kosciuszko Bridge

One of Maspeth’s busiest avenues has been closed as major construction on the Kosciuszko Bridge gets underway. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

Ozone Park

Man bound in Ozone Park home invasion robbery: NYPD

Police were looking for suspects who bound an elderly man by his feet and stole items from his home in Ozone Park early Saturday morning. Comments (1).

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

Ridgewood

Ridgewood group fund raises for graffiti removal

The Greater Ridgewood Restoration Corporation has started its semi-annual fund-raising campaign. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

Howard Beach

Pols push to keep JFK employees from parking on Howard Beach streets

Two Queens legislators have appealed to John F. Kennedy International Airport officials and airlines to help local residents regain the ability to park in front of their own homes, which has been limited due to employees from JFK who have overrun residential parking spaces. Comments (4).

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Glendale

Leo Frank, killed 100 years ago, remembered

A century ago Leo Frank, a Jewish industrialist and native son of New York, was strung up from a tree in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta and lynched by “a cruel hand, a heavy hand,” as Abraham Cahan, the editor for the Jewish Daily Forward wrote just days after the event. This past week Queens and city officials as well as Jewish civic leaders from across the borough, gathered near Frank’s resting place at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Glendale to remember that painful centennial. Comments (1).

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