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Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Whitestone

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ premieres at College Point Multiplex Cinemas

In celebration of its newly renovated auditoriums, College Point Multiplex Cinemas in Whitestone held a special screening Monday night of the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” hosted by breakout actor Henry Golding. Comments (1)
Maspeth

Family’s plea to keep Ecuadorian man in the U.S. falls on deaf ears

The family of Edisson Barros was waiting anxiously for New Jersey federal immigration Judge Mirlande Tadal to reach a conclusion about the Queens taxi driver’s impending deportation to Ecuador on Aug. 14 when they were heartbroken by bad news. Comments (2)
Bayside

Liu ready for primary rematch against Avella

John Liu, the first Asian-American elected to a citywide office as comptroller in 2009, is challenging state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in the Sept. 13 primary on the grounds that he gave control of the state Senate to the Republicans after leaving the mainstream Democratic Party for the renegade IDC. Comment
Politics

Peralta renews call for speed camera legislation

State elected officials are continuing to call on Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Smithtown) to bring legislation to the floor that would renew and expand a speed camera program aimed at protecting students around schools and residential neighborhoods. Comment
Maspeth

Photos: Day Off concert wows the crowd at Knockdown Center

After eight years of traipsing around the country — including Los Angeles, Miami and Austin — Fool’s Gold, the indie hip-hop label headquartered in downtown Brooklyn, brought its famed Day Off festival to Queens. Comment
Woodhaven has a distinct history that includes the site of two racetracks, a professional Negro Baseball team, the first house address in Queens, and Manor Delicatessen, which opened in 1915. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Flushing

Swastika removed from Flushing BID booth

A swastika found written on the Flushing Business Improvement District booth, located on Main Street and Kissena Boulevard, was immediately painted over within an hour after a constituent notified City Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) office. Comments (3)
Politics

Cuomo signs Weprin’s anti-hazing bill after death of Oakland Gardens student

Nearly five years after the death of a Baruch College student from Oakland Gardens in 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an anti-hazing bill into law Monday to reduce the dangerous hazing death incidents that occur in New York state each year. Comments (2)
Woodside

Slain officers honored at Dragon Boat Festival

Leading one of the NYPD teams that raced during the festival was Brittany Hawkrigg, a police officer from Manhattan. Comments (1)
College Point

Man found dead in water near College Point Yacht Club

COLLEGE POINT — A man presumed to be in his 40s was found dead floating in the water near the College Point Yacht Club last week, according to the NYPD. Comments (2)
Crime

Four suspected MS-13 gang members detained pending trial

A federal judge has granted a request by Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue for the permanent detention of four alleged MS-13 gang members charged with crippling a Jamaica man in 2016. Comments (7)
Music

CreArt Music Festival offers unique take on classical music

He was once dubbed “a six-and-a-half-foot tall scowl,” appearing somewhat cold and aloof. Comments (1)
High Heat

David Wright attempting yet another comeback

It looks like David Wright is attempting another come back. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Springfield Gardens

Rebuilding Together NYC repairs Springfield Gardens home

Rebuilding Together NYC, a non-profit housing organization that rehabilitates homes and revitalizes communities, assisted in repairing longtime Springfield Gardens resident Jill McCoy’s house last week with the city’s Workforce Training Program trainees. Comments (1)
Education

Queens’ tax dollars go farthest among five boroughs: Study

SmartAsset, a financial technology company, released a study last week comparing counties across the United States by measuring local crime rates and school quality relative to their effective property tax rates. Among the city’s five boroughs Queens homeowners fared the best in terms of value. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

Nonprofit study examines ways to protect Jamaica Bay

The Rand Corporation, a global non-profit think tank, released a recent study that examines potential ways to reduce persistent tidal flooding in Jamaica Bay while improving water quality and restoring the area’s habitat. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

St. Albans

Electeds call out city Parks Department over condition of St. Albans playground comfort station

On the eve of LL Cool J’s 14th annual basketball camp in St. Albans, elected officials from southeast Queens and Comptroller Scott Stringer blasted the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation at a news conference for failing to fix a comfort station for three years. Comments (1)
South Richmond Hill

South Richmond Hill graduate receives scholarship to finish pursuing engineering degree

Earlier this month, the New York Water Environment Association, a non-profit organization made up of water quality management professionals, awarded a $3,000 scholarship to South Richmond Hill resident and graduate student Fazena Bacchus. Comments (2)
College Point

Man found dead at Powell’s Cove Park: NYPD

COLLEGE POINT — A 25-year-old man was found with a single gunshot wound to the head in a College Point park last week, the NYPD said. Comments (2)
Hunters Point

Hunters Point activist announces City Council run

Civic leader Brent O’Leary announced he will run for office in the seat currently held by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), who will be forced to give up his seat by term limits in the 2021 citywide elections. Comments (4)
Letters

Registering to vote more important than ever

With the local and mid-term elections swiftly approaching, eligible New Yorkers of all backgrounds and political leanings must register to vote and those who are already registered should make sure others in their communities are prepared to cast their ballots. Comments (5)

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