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Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Glendale

Lower East Side man convicted in killing of transgender woman

A Lower East Side resident has been convicted of brutally strangling to death a transgender woman in her Glendale apartment in 2010, attempting to hide evidence of the murder and stealing the woman’s belongings, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said last week. Comment.
Woodhaven

Police seek to ID Woodhaven burglary suspects [With Video]

WOODHAVEN — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects wanted in a Woodhaven burglary. Comments (1).
QueensLine

Second half of Simon and Garfunkel hails from boro

Legendary singing duo Simon and Garfunkel helped define the singer-songwriter generation of the 1960s with their blend of folk and pop music, charming melodies and catchy lyrics. Half of that storied partnership is Forest Hills native Art Garfunkel, born Nov. 5, 1941. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Kew Gardens

Katz releases economic development plan for boro

Borough President-elect Melinda Katz’s experience heading the City Council Land Use Committee is at the forefront of the economic development plan she released Wednesday, which calls for developing mix-use districts, promoting a high-tech economy and developing a branding campaign that puts Queens on a pedestal. Comments (6).

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Maspeth

Better airplane noise monitoring system to come to boro: officials

Queens is getting a new system for monitoring noise from area airports, officials from the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey said last week. Comment.
Howard Beach

Howard Beach’s Jr. Gotti stabbed on Long Island

The Nassau County district attorney’s office has taken over the investigation of an attack on John A. “Junior” Gotti, the former Gambino crime family chief, who showed up at a Long Island hospital after suffering a stab wound in the abdomen in what he said was an attempt to break up a fight. Comments (13).
Ozone Park

Addabbo honors vets with Ozone Park flag

For years a flagpole has stood empty in an Ozone Park shopping center, but Friday a group of citizens, along with state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), hoisted a new flag to mark Veterans Day. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Ridgewood

City to make it safer for kids to walk to four boro schools

At an intersection near IS 77 Ridgewood, a storm-water drain obstructs a crosswalk. At the St. Joan of Arc school in Jackson Heights, garbage collection can sometimes coincide with students arriving to class in the morning. And at 29 other schools across the borough identified as high priorities by the city Department of Transportation there exist a myriad of safety concerns for young students walking to and from school. Comment.
Belle Harbor

Veterans fix Sandy homes

About two dozen former military men and women chose to celebrate Veterans’s Day by repairing Hurricane Sandy-ravaged homes in Belle Harbor over the weekend. Comment.
Middle Village

Veterans honored in Middle Village

Borough residents paid tribute to those who served in the military as well as enlisted men and women during the fifth-annual Queens Veterans Day Parade. The festivities kicked off on 80th Street and Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village and concluded with a ceremony at Christ the King High School. Comment.
Ridgewood

Shooter of Iranian bandmates from Ridgewood

RIDGEWOOD — The shooter in an apparent murder-suicide in Brooklyn last week lived in Queens, according to police. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Rockaway Park

Mourners mark 12th anniversary of Flight 587 crash in Rockaways

Family and friends of more than 250 people killed when Flight 587 crashed in Belle Harbor 12 years ago braved bitter wind and falling snow to pay their respects to the victims. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Howard Beach

John ‘Junior’ Gotti knifed in L.I. parking lot

John A. “Junior” Gotti, former boss of the Gambino crime family, suffered an abdomen stab wound in a Long Island drug store parking lot but declined to elaborate on the incident to law enforcement officials, according to police and legal sources. Comments (1).

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