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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Jamaica Hills

Queens Centers for Progress honors its champions

Queens Centers for Progress, a nonprofit that provides services for children and adults with disabilities, hosted its third annual “QCP Champions Awards” last week in Jamaica Hills for participants of its program with developmental disabilities who achieved significant milestones this year. Comment

Kim rallies in favor of cancellation student debt

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) issued a letter calling for New York’s Congressional members and candidates to pledge their support towards cancelling student debt. Comment

DA’s office hosts Second Chance Summons Warrants Forgiveness program in Woodside

More than 350 participants had their outstanding warrants cleared at the Second Chance Summons Warrant Forgiveness Event hosted Saturday in Woodside, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment
Long Island City

Study reveals Long Island City poised for life sciences hub

Empire State Development announced the release of the Long Island City Life Sciences Feasibility Study, which was conducted by the Long Island City Partnership. Comment

Jamaica businessman to receive honorary doctorate

Jay Sobhraj, co-founder of Zara Realty in Jamaica, will be one of the first recipients of an honorary doctorate from the University of Guyana in recognition for his work in furthering education and access to technology and mental health resources for young people in Guyana and Queens. Comment

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Jackson Heights ►Video

Alleged Proud Boys member from Jackson Heights turns himself in following vicious Upper East Side attack: NYPD

A Jackson Heights man was among three people who turned themselves into the NYPD Monday for allegedly taking part in a brutal conflict between the far-right group Proud Boys and left-wing protesters on the Upper East Side. Comments (15)

President signs Meng’s bill to reduce aircraft noise

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng’s (D-Flushing) measures in the FAA Reauthorization Act were recently signed into law by President Trump, including provisions that seek to alleviate airplane noise over Queens and other communities across the country. Comments (1)

Grisel Rodriguez of PS 82 in Jamaica chosen as Principal of the Month

The Hammond Public School in Jamaica has selected Grisel Rodriguez for Principal of the Month, an honor bestowed every October for unsung school leaders who go above and beyond to support students and teachers. Comment
The 110th Precinct announced Sunday that a medical examiner deemed the death of an unidentified male non-suspicious following a vehicle Friday in Flushing. Comment
Bay Terrace

Old Navy set to open in Bay Terrace Shopping Center

In the works for several months, Old Navy will soon open its doors at a Bayside shopping center, according to a spokesperson from Cord Meyer Development. Comment

Police continue search for suspect wanted in connection with September J train attack

Police were still on the lookout for a woman who allegedly assaulted a female passenger on an escalator inside the Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer J subway station within the 103rd Precinct and Transit District 20 in September, according to authorities. Comment

Vallone honors community leaders at Italian Heritage Celebration

In observance of National Italian-American Heritage Month, city Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) recognized two local leaders with New York City proclamations last week for their outstanding character and service to the community. Comment
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown named Queens College president Félix Matos Rodríguez as the recipient of the District Attorney’s 2018 Hispanic Heritage Award for his tireless commitment to advancing Latin American culture as both an educator and a public servant in Puerto Rico, where he served as a vital member of the country’s government. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018


Electeds introduce bill to reauthorize and fully fund 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

With cancer rates continuing to rise among 9/11 first responders, residents and workers after the 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Victim Compensation Fund is in danger of running out of funding and is set to expire in 2020. Comment

Woodside medical clinic charged with profiting off millions of oxycodone pills: Feds

A doctor, a nurse practitioner and two of their associates at a Woodside medical clinic prescribed millions of oxycodone pills to patients who didn’t need them and made millions of dollars in illegal profits, federal prosecutors announced last week. Comment
Glen Oaks

Grodenchik announces $75,000 grant for Glen Oaks firehouse

City Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Oakland Gardens), joined by state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows), announced an allocation of $75,000 to Engine 251 of the New York City Fire Department for a new overhead door for the station house. Comments (4)

Awareness is key

There’s been a renewed push in Queens to curbing gun violence. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018


Astoria woman receives Kleinfeld bridal surprise

Astoria resident Francesca Mosomillo was just 2 years old when her father, NYPD Officer Anthony Mosomillo, was fatally shot in the line of duty in Brooklyn in 1998 while trying to arrest a parolee who had missed a court date. Comments (1)
St. Albans

Victim identified in fatal St. Albans motorcycle incident: NYPD

Police officers from the 113th Precinct identified Springfield Gardens resident Maurice Giles as the man who died in a motorcycle incident in St. Albans over the weekend. Comment
Jamaica Hills

American Red Cross offers aid to those displaced as a result of Jamaica Hills fire

The American Red Cross is reaching out to anyone who needs assistance if they were temporarily displaced from their homes as a result of a fire that took place in Jamaica Hills last week. Comment

New American Voices series features stories for everyone

The Queens Theatre seeks to serve the Queens community through presenting the many diverse voices in the borough and its 2018 New American Voices series, starting Oct. 20, will showcase new plays that delve into the struggle to remain truthful to oneself. Comment
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