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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Flushing

President signs Meng’s bill to reduce aircraft noise

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng’s (D-Flushing) measures in the FAA Reauthorization Act were recently signed into law by President Trump, including provisions that seek to alleviate airplane noise over Queens and other communities across the country. Comment
Jamaica

Grisel Rodriguez of PS 82 in Jamaica chosen as Principal of the Month

The Hammond Public School in Jamaica has selected Grisel Rodriguez for Principal of the Month, an honor bestowed every October for unsung school leaders who go above and beyond to support students and teachers. Comment
Bayside

Vallone honors community leaders at Italian Heritage Celebration

In observance of National Italian-American Heritage Month, city Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) recognized two local leaders with New York City proclamations last week for their outstanding character and service to the community. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

Astoria

Electeds introduce bill to reauthorize and fully fund 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

With cancer rates continuing to rise among 9/11 first responders, residents and workers after the 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Victim Compensation Fund is in danger of running out of funding and is set to expire in 2020. Comment
Woodside

Woodside medical clinic charged with profiting off millions of oxycodone pills: Feds

A doctor, a nurse practitioner and two of their associates at a Woodside medical clinic prescribed millions of oxycodone pills to patients who didn’t need them and made millions of dollars in illegal profits, federal prosecutors announced last week. Comment
Glen Oaks

Grodenchik announces $75,000 grant for Glen Oaks firehouse

City Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Oakland Gardens), joined by state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows), announced an allocation of $75,000 to Engine 251 of the New York City Fire Department for a new overhead door for the station house. Comments (2)
Editorial

Awareness is key

There’s been a renewed push in Queens to curbing gun violence. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

Astoria

Astoria woman receives Kleinfeld bridal surprise

Astoria resident Francesca Mosomillo was just 2 years old when her father, NYPD Officer Anthony Mosomillo, was fatally shot in the line of duty in Brooklyn in 1998 while trying to arrest a parolee who had missed a court date. Comments (1)
St. Albans

Victim identified in fatal St. Albans motorcycle incident: NYPD

Police officers from the 113th Precinct identified Springfield Gardens resident Maurice Giles as the man who died in a motorcycle incident in St. Albans over the weekend. Comment
Jamaica Hills

American Red Cross offers aid to those displaced as a result of Jamaica Hills fire

The American Red Cross is reaching out to anyone who needs assistance if they were temporarily displaced from their homes as a result of a fire that took place in Jamaica Hills last week. Comment
Theater

New American Voices series features stories for everyone

The Queens Theatre seeks to serve the Queens community through presenting the many diverse voices in the borough and its 2018 New American Voices series, starting Oct. 20, will showcase new plays that delve into the struggle to remain truthful to oneself. Comment

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz blasted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule change that would render immigrants who receive certain forms of public assistance such as Medicaid, Medicare food stamps and Section 8 vouchers potentially ineligible for U.S. permanent residency. Comments (14)
Briarwood

Samaritan Daytop Foundation launches $1M fund-raising challenge

The Samaritan Daytop Foundation based in Briarwood has launched a new fund-raising effort to empower donors to double their impact as part of the $1 Million Matching Challenge. Comments (1)
Long Island City

LaGuardia Community College professor offered student good grades in exchange for sex: Lawsuit

A college professor allegedly made sexual advances toward a female student, offering her “good grades” in exchange for sexual favors, according to a Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit. Comments (2)
Politics

Velázquez bill to regulate death counts following natural disasters clears the House

Congress passed a bill by Queens and Brooklyn Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez Oct. 10 that will regulate how death tolls are accounted for following disasters such as Hurricane Maria, which last year killed over 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, but did not reflect figures from the Trump administration. Comments (1)
Flushing

Flushing writer stars on America’s favorite quiz show

Most people who are fans of the legendary game show “Jeopardy!” may never have the opportunity to appear on the show as a contestant. But Kristina Johnson from Flushing isn’t like most people. Comment
High Heat

Mets, Yankees fell short of expectations in 2018

Just like that, baseball season in New York is over. Comment
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