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Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill gets first-ever farmer’s market

Richmond Hill residents were welcomed to their first-ever farmer’s market last week. Comments (1)
St. Albans

Police investigation leads to indictment of six alleged gang members: DA

A long-term investigation spearheaded by the NYPD’s Queens South Gang Squad’s Criminal Investigations Task Force has led to the indictment of six alleged members of the Wood City Gang, a subset of the Bloods street gang that operates in Springfield Gardens and St. Albans, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (1)
Hillcrest

Hillcrest senior citizen pleads guilty to attempted rape charges: DA

HILLCREST — A 75-year-old Hillcrest man who exchanged sexually explicit text messages to a person he had met online, believed to be a 13-year-old girl, pleaded guilty to attempted rape last week, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment
The Civic Scene

Legislators working to curtail airplane noise in Queens

Queens Congress members Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks and Tom Suozzi are working with their colleagues as part of the Quiet Skies Caucus to monitor, study and ameliorate airplane noise over their communities. Comment

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Government

City View Inn welcomes homeless families

The city Department of Homeless Services met its goal of converting Blissville’s City View Inn into a full service shelter by the start of the 2018-19 school year, bringing the five-block community in Long Island City one step closer to hosting three facilities as part of the mayor’s Turning the Tide on Homelessness initiative. Comments (4)
Jackson Heights

Man sought in connection with jewelry heists at two Jackson Heights apartments: NYPD

Police from the 115th Precinct were searching for a suspect wanted for questioning in connection with burglaries at two homes near Travers Park in Jackson Heights late last month. Comments (1)
Flushing

Annual arm wrestling championships to be held in Flushing

The best arm wrestlers in the world will be coming to Queens to compete in the 41st Annual New York City Big Apple Grapple International Arm-Wrestling Championships. Comment
Bayside

Queens man pleads guilty to sex trafficking underage girls

A Queens man who engaged underage girls and women in sex trafficking pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court last week, according to Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Comments (3)
On Point

Plan to close Rikers must be stopped

Concerned about crime and safety in your community? You need to carefully consider the city’s plans to close Rikers Island and open a system of neighborhood prisons in every borough except Staten Island. Comments (14)

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

Education

Alliance for Quality Education accuses Cuomo of underfunding minority school districts

The Alliance for Quality Education, an educational advocacy group, accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of underfunding public schools in majority black and Latino communities and owing them $2.6 billion in aid. Comments (4)
Glendale

104th Precinct alerts Glendale residents of mailbox fishing

The 104th Precinct is alerting residents to protect themselves from becoming victims of mail theft. Comments (3)
Astoria

Gianaris urges lead inspections at state schools and parks

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) has proposed legislation mandating lead inspections of sinks and water fountains at schools and parks throughout New York state. Comments (2)
Art

Flushing Bound exhibit astounds

Flushing Town Hall’s “Flushing Bound” event last week included an art reception in the venue’s gallery, music performed by jazz group “Since When?” and a Queensboro Dance Festival event in the theatre. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018

Elmhurst

Stop work order issued at Target construction site in Elmhurst

The city Department of Buildings issued a stop work order as of Aug. 29 on the controversial development at 82nd Street and Baxter Avenue in Elmhurst after the application to have the plot rezoned was challenged in City Council. Comments (1)
Rego Park

Velázquez fights to finance affordable homes

A lack of action from the Housing and Urban Development Department in financing affordable housing could mean a loss of more than 7,800 units of apartments throughout New York City, according to U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-Brooklyn). Comments (2)
Astoria

Cops hunt for suspect in connection with robbery of Astoria bank

ASTORIA — The NYPD was searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred last week at an Astoria bank. Comments (2)
Letters

Heavy rain is putting residents at risk

As a concerned citizen who lives in Fresh Meadows, I am very worried about what is happening to our trees after all of this recent heavy rain, which has totaled nearly a foot since mid-July, causing extremely saturated soils all across the area. Comment

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