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Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

Bayside

Divine Wisdom to shutter Bayside campus for expanded Douglaston facility

Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy in Bayside will close its doors to merge with the Douglaston campus only two miles away, a Brooklyn Diocese spokeswoman confirmed. Comment
Elmhurst

Elmhurst couple busted for unlawful conversions

An Elmhurst couple were indicted on charges that they endangered the lives of up to 15 people living in a one-bedroom house on Forley Street, which they converted into five single-room occupancies, despite a city order requiring the tenants to vacate the premises, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Tuesday. Comment
Political Action

Here’s to a peaceful presidential campaign

Having a presidential election every four years has led to longer and longer presidential campaigns. Comment
Letters

Islanders’ new arena will lead to more traffic on Cross Island Parkway

I read with dismay that an 18,000-seat hockey and concert arena will be built at Belmont Park for the New York Islanders. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

Government

Queens City Councilmen appointed to lead committees

Three City Council members from Queens were chosen to lead some of the most important committees in local government following the election of Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) as speaker. Comments (2)
Rockaway Beach

HPD to blame in fatal Rockaway blaze: Electeds

A fatal blaze that tore through a Rockaway Beach high-rise Friday, injuring 17 people, including nine police officers and three firefighters, was ruled accidental by the FDNY, but it could have been prevented, according to several elected officials. Comment
Bayside

Police search for two suspects in recent crime spree

Police were looking for two men responsible for a crime spree in numerous locations around the borough this month, striking most recently in Bayside. Comments (2)
Long Island City

LIC gallery features Japanese knitted dolls

Long Island City

LIC gallery features Japanese knitted dolls

The Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures is the subject of the latest exhibition at Resobox, a Japanese gallery and studio at 41-26 27th St. in Long Island City. Comment
Basketball

St. John’s women’s hoops extends winning streak to five

The St. John’s women’s basketball team continues to roll, earning its fifth straight victory by dispatching Villanova, 70-64, Sunday afternoon at Carnesecca Arena. Comment

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

The East Elmhurst man responsible for lifting a rare tortoise from its Douglaston habitat was sentenced to six months behind bars Thursday on charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Comment
Woodside

Property manager who ‘terrorized’ residents in Sunnyside will not run in board election

The property manager of a Sunnyside condominium who became the focus of multiple state and city investigations after he was accused of intimidating and harassing residents, and who hung Nazi posters in the building’s lobby, will not run in next month’s condo board elections. Comment
East Elmhurst

Crowley unveils ‘better deal’ for middle-class families while slamming rhetoric from Washington

Declaring that the playing field simply isn’t fair for working families and the middle-class families in Queens, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) presented his “Better Deal” social and economic plan at Vaughn College of Aeronautic, Engineering, Aviation and Technology in East Elmhurst on Tuesday. Comments (1)
History

Mayor accepts recommendations on handling controversial statues

The statue of a physician who operated on women without their consent will be moved, but the Christopher Columbus statue in Central Park will stay put. Comments (1)
Ozone Park

Vigil held for murdered Richmond Hill mother

The family of Stacy Singh, a mother of two who was killed in her Richmond Hill home, made an emotional plea to the community to stand up for victims of domestic violence at a vigil in Ozone Park. Comment
Jamaica

Police searching for suspect who robbed Jamaica grocery store

Police were searching for a suspect who allegedly stole $600 from a supermarket in Jamaica. Comments (5)
Letters

Breaking the silence

There has been a series of explosive reports from many women coming forth to reveal painful memories of sexual abuses. Comment
Bayside

Bayside Historical Society hosts 17th Annual Winter Art Show

Lots of folks got their culture on last Sunday at the Bayside Historical Society’s 17th Annual Winter Art Show, where they viewed outstanding works by 49 local artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed media, three-dimensional and photography. Comment
Maspeth

Man robs Investor’s Bank in Maspeth: NYPD

The NYPD was searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery that occurred Monday in Maspeth. Comments (1)
High Heat

Mets bring familiar face back to Queens

The New York Mets are bringing back a familiar face and a new one after agreeing to sign outfielder Jay Bruce and veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Flushing

Driver in fatal Flushing hit-and-run thought she had hit ice: DA

A Flushing woman charged in a hit-and-run that left another woman dead thought she had struck a chunk of ice and continued to go to work, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Comments (6)
Jamaica

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy celebrated in Jamaica

At a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration held at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Monday, guests, performers and elected officials looked back at the work of the civil rights leader, while also using the center’s stage to touch upon current issues in the hope of ensuring the future of southeast Queens residents. Comments (3)
Jackson Heights

Challenger Ramos urges Peralta to leave IDC over leader’s sexual harassment allegation

Nearly one year after he joined the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) is defending his move in light of sexual misconduct allegations against IDC leader Jeff Klein. Comment
Jamaica

Lack of communication caused JFK chaos: Schumer

After last week’s chaos at John F. Kennedy International Airport, which left passengers stranded and without their baggage, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to put federal pressure on foreign airlines to work with the Port Authority. Comment
Kew Gardens

Queens-based rights group will join march for women

The Center for the Women of New York, an organization dedicated to fighting for women’s rights, located at the Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, will be joining the second annual Women’s March on New York City on Saturday. Comment
New Voices

The face of immigration reform

That the president expresses hostility toward immigration is no secret; that he would condemn it in such vulgar terms, if true, is unsurprising. While the country grapples over the controversy, with some rushing to defend remarks that the president refuses to acknowledge were made, for immigrants and organizations agitating for immigration reform, that is not the story that matters most this week. Their fight predates this administration and has a human face. Comment
Letters

The color of immigration

President Trump recently referred to the countries from which some immigrants enter our country as “s--thole.” Comments (4)
Books

Queens author Shelina Shariff-Zia speaks on coming of age in Kenya

Shelina Shariff-Zia (pictured top) calls her new autobiographical novel “Nairobi Days,” a celebration of Indian and African culture. Indeed, she is part of both. Comments (1)
Basketball

St. John’s Prep earns hard-fought tournament win

Participation in the Hoopers NY Martin Luther King Challenge provided head coach Mike LoCascio an opportunity to get his St. John’s Prep girls’ hoops team some much-needed game experience, as the Red Storm overcame a long fourth-quarter scoreless drought to defeat Woodlands Senior High School of White Plains, 49-38, at Harry S. Truman High School in the Bronx. Comment

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