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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 (12)
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 (1)
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

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

Kew Gardens

City Hall in Your Borough returns to Queens next week

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his deputy mayors, and senior officials will run the city from Queens Boulevard Monday through Friday to get a closer feel for the needs of Queens residents and focus on the borough’s citizens and their concerns. Comments (3)
More than a dozen kids in Bayside got to celebrate Halloween a little earlier this year. Comment
With construction underway at a homeless shelter in Ozone Park, elected officials rallied last Friday with dozens of members from the local community across the street from the construction site after a second homeless individual allegedly attacked a person in the area. Comments (3)
Jamaica

Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral pushes for end of gun violence at town hall

Emotions ran high Monday night at Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in St. Albans as congregants and community leaders cried during a performance art piece that was held at the church to kick-start a town hall centered on speaking out against gun violence. Comments (1)
Education

Queens College names former female FBI agent as head of security

Former FBI Special Agent Dr. Beth LaManna will be the first woman ever to serve as the head of security at a senior college in CUNY, according to a spokeswoman at Queens College. Comments (2)
Politics

Suozzi reaches across party lines to move legislation forward

According to northeast Queens Congressman Tom Suozzi, “getting things done” is a bipartisan effort. Comments (4)
Flushing

Flushing school celebrates new soccer pitch

Students and teachers at PS 220Q celebrated the opening of a new soccer pitch in the Flushing community with a red ribbon cutting ceremony Monday on Soccer Day. Comment
Theater

Jamaica-raised writer brings original family tale to Queens Theatre

Some of the best plays seem to be the ones that are inspired by gritty, poignant, sometimes humorous real-life events, and actual people. Comment
Event

Queens Arts and Events Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
The St. Francis Prep Terriers took advantage of a late fourth quarter turnover to get a 28-21 win over their neighborhood rivals from Holy Cross in the 2018 “Battle of the Boulevard” football game Sunday afternoon at Martin Van Buren High School Field. Comment
Police officers from the 109th Precinct were looking for a duo who burglarized a Flushing bar last week. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Douglaston

Douglaston violinist, 14, will perform solo at Massapequa Philharmonic

Michelle Stern, a 14-year-old violin prodigy from Douglaston, is about to make her dreams become a reality as she is preparing to perform Sunday at the Massapequa Philharmonic. Comment
Dutch Kills

13-year-old boy struck by hit-and-run driver in Dutch Kills: NYPD

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria were searching for the driver of a white minivan that struck a 13-year-old boy in Dutch Kills last week. Comments (1)
Sunnyside

Children will voice concerns at inaugural Young and Mighty March in Sunnyside

Nearly 500 young people from Woodside and Sunnyside are expected to take part in the Young and Mighty March next weekend, just two weeks before the midterm elections. Comments (11)
Astoria

Queens Arts Fund to offer grants to artists, nonprofit organizations

The Queens Council on the Arts announced Oct. 1 it will distribute $527,600 in grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations. Comment
QueensLine

Going to see a man about a horse... and a movie!

For one College Point woman, good times were just around the corner. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

South Richmond Hill couple swipes more than $92k in benefits: DA

A South Richmond Hill couple pled guilty to stealing nearly $92,000 in welfare aid, according to New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (1)
Corona

East Elmhurst man charged with groping two young girls in Corona: DA

An East Elmhurst man was arrested and charged last week with allegedly groping two young girls in two separate incidents in Corona this month. Comments (2)
Elmhurst

Girls sign up to join Pack 13 Cub Scouts in Elmhurst

As a part of its Family Scouting Program, Cub Scout Pack 13 in Elmhurst has admitted girls to its group earlier this year so that families wanting to be more active in the explorers group for kids would not have to choose between spending time with their sons or daughters. Comments (1)
The Civic Scene

Queens civic groups voice opposition to local prisons

For months, the city administration has been talking of closing Rikers Island and building local prisons throughout the city. Comment
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