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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

Long Island City

Gianaris calls for boycott of Amazon at Long Island City rally

Long Island City

Gianaris calls for boycott of Amazon at Long Island City rally

The fight against Amazon has begun as residents, activists and elected officials gathered at Gordon Triangle in Long Island City Wednesday morning to protest the subsidies the company will receive as part of its deal with the city to establish part of its HQ2 in the neighborhood. Comment
St. Albans

St. Albans residents become first African-American female twin detectives in the NYPD

Michelle and Melissa Jones are the first African-American identical twin women serving as detectives of the NYPD, but they had different paths to wearing the shield. Comment
Forest Hills

Street vendors will get letter grades just like restaurants

Mobile food vendors will soon have letter grades just like brick and mortar restaurants across the five borough’s the city’s Health Department announced last week. Comment
South Ozone Park

South Ozone Park World War II veteran dies at 102

Earl Alfred Snell, a World War II veteran who resided in South Ozone Park, died on Veterans Day after celebrating his 102nd birthday last month. Comment
Little Neck

Little Neck resident pens children’s book about realities of homelessness

Children’s book topics run the gamut from saccharine fairy tales to thrilling adventures, but not many examine more serious topics like homelessness. Comment
Jamaica

St. John’s men’s hoops off to strong start

The St. John’s men’s basketball team has seen early positives in its 2-0 start to the 2018-19 season. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Whitestone

Whitestone native’s mobile gym brings daily workouts directly to the people

On The Marc Training (OTMT), founded by Whitestone native Marc Buccellato and his wife Monique, has a fleet of vans and a staff of trainers and health specialists revolutionizing the way people experience the gym. Comment
Cops were looking for a driver who fatally struck a man who was crossing a street in Forest Hills on Sunday. Comment
College Point

New College Point condo receives energy efficient windows and doors

A newly constructed waterfront condominium in College Point is providing spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline for its residents. Comment
Two individuals were taken in custody following the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy outside of an Elmhurst school Thursday morning. Comment
Rego Park

MCU set to giveaway $71,000 in scholarships and grants to high school seniors in Queens

Municipal Credit Union, one of the oldest credit unions in New York state as well as one of the largest in the country, will be giving away $71,000 in scholarships and grants to college-bound high school seniors in Queens for the launch of the 2019 MCU Scholarship Program. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Amazon officially announced it would split the location of its second headquarters between Long Island City and Arlington, Va., Tuesday morning, ending a yearlong search among more than 230 municipal areas across North America. Comments (2)
Bayside

Bayside teen says Eagle Scout honor was a lifelong goal

For Matthew Fennell, becoming an Eagle Scout — an honor granted to just 4 percent of all Boy Scouts in America — was a lifelong goal. Comment
Jamaica

Suspect steals woman’s cell phone at Jamaica subway station: NYPD

Cops were searching for a talkative thief who recently struck up a conversation with a woman before stealing her belongings at a Jamaica station, according to authorities. Comments (2)
Over the weekend, three teens from Queens who attend The Preparatory Academy for Writers in Springfield Gardens participated in the Youth Leadership Summit, an NYC Smoke-Free program by Public Health Solutions, one of the largest public health non-profits in the city. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Queens World Film Festival presents Woodside fundraiser for its Young Filmmakers Program

Katha Cato is going back to her roots. Comment
Jamaica ►Video

Cops identify suspect in Halloween theft at Jamaica subway station

Police identified Billy Forbes as the suspect wanted for questioning in connection with a grand larceny that took place on Halloween night, according to authorities. Comment
Queens-based artists can now apply for the opportunity to have their temporary art installations featured at Flushing Meadows Corona Park next year. Comment
Government

City announces global competition to protect small businesses from cyber attacks

The city has launched a global challenge to protect small businesses from cyber attacks. Comment

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

After decades serving Jackson Heights out of a prefab office on Northern Boulevard, Koeppel Mazda cut the ribbon on a new modern facility that is as sophisticated in design as the cars they sell. Comment
A new show has been added to the Forest Hills Stadium that will bring some “mandatory fun” to the performance. Comment
Woodhaven

Ulrich urges MTA to complete Marine Parkway repairs

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Woodhaven) is calling on the MTA to expedite repair work to the Marine Parkway Bridge that connects the Rockaways to Brooklyn. Comment
The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District held its 39th meeting Thursday at The Harvest Room in Jamaica to discuss the future of the downtown area. Comments (10)
Flushing

Kim works with Flushing agriculture group to help spread urban farming

Members of the The Natural Agriculture Class were presented with citations last week for their efforts in spreading urban farming from state Assemblyman Ron (D-Flushing) on the last day of the season. Comment
Gabriella Sosa Medina wasn’t expecting to win an award at the ninth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science, an event organized by the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation held every fall. Comment
Far Rockaway Library’s service will resume at a temporary space Tuesday as its original building gets reconstructed for a state-of-the-art replacement, according to Queens Library. Comment
Education

Astoria resident named head of Nassau BOCES Dept. of Regional Schools and Instructional Programs

An educator from Astoria was appointed leader of the largest Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York state. Comment

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