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Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

East Elmhurst

Man fatally shot in East Elmhurst: NYPD

A 25-year-old East Elmhurst man was shot and killed in a backyard at 31-39 95th St. shortly before 10 p.m. Oct. 12 according to the NYPD. Comment
Kew Gardens

Center hosts 30th World of Working Women Conference

The Center for the Women of New York is hosting its 30th annual World of Working Women Conference this Friday at Queens Borough Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Comment
Ridgewood

Man wanted in three Ridgewood burglaries: Cops

Over the course of six weeks a thin white man around the age of 20 to 25 is suspected of carrying out three burglaries in Ridgewood, according to police. Comment
St. Albans

Comrie hosts town hall in St. Albans to debate possible Constitutional Convention

State Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) hosted a town hall last week at the Robert Ross-Johnson Family Life Center in St. Albans with elected officials from southeast Queens and expert panelists to discuss a possible Constitutional Convention, one of the three proposals on the ballot in the general election Nov. 7. Comment
Woodhaven

Woodhaven girl, 14, reported missing

A Woodhaven teen was reported missing Friday and was last seen at her residence on 85th Street at 12:30 a.m. the same day, according to police. Comment
Rosedale

Investigation into Rosedale infant’s death ongoing: NYPD

An unconscious infant from Rosedale with no visible signs of trauma was brought to Jamaica Hospital by EMS Friday night, but was later pronounced dead by hospital staff. Comment
Jamaica

Jamaica Hospital performs groundbreaking surgery

Angela Corker, a breast cancer patient at Jamaica Hospital, is the first in the outer boroughs to experience using AeroForm, a groundbreaking, one-of-a kind, FDA-approved implant for breast reconstruction that does not require a saline injection. Comment
Glendale

Meng endorses Crowley in re-election bid against Holden

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) was endorsed by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) in her re-election bid in the 30th District. The two had opposed each other in a 2012 primary in Meng’s first run for Congress. Comments (1)
Flushing

St. Agnes students excited about new medical lab

Students at St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point will be able to get hands-on training in their new medical lab. Comment
Letters

Columbus vandalism solves nothing

I would like to applaud the NYPD for protecting and guarding the statues of Christopher Columbus statues from vandals, especially around Columbus Day. Comments (1)

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

Jamaica

Six arrested during prostitution sting: NYPD

JAMAICA — Police arrested six men for allegedly patronizing a prostitute last week at the intersection of 153rd Street and South Road in Jamaica as part of the 103rd Precinct’s “Losing Proposition” undercover operation, according to the NYPD. Comment

Amateur fencer making strides at St. John’s

A native of South Jamaica, Curtis McDowald is not too far away from home as he begins his senior year at St. John’s University and his third consecutive year on its fencing team, in the epee category. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Jackson Heights

John Lennon Bus rolls into Jackson Heights with Bootsy Collins

Funk musician Bootsy Collins was in Jackson Heights Saturday to host the John Lennon Educational Bus Tour Block Party with City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights). Comment
Astoria

Astoria comedian draws inspiration from past experiences to tickle audiences

One might not think that humor comes from a cranky place, but according to Jerry Seinfeld, “crankiness is at the essence of all comedy.” Comment
High Heat

Mets 2017 report card: low marks across the board

The end of the Mets’ 2017 season means its time for their postseason report card. Comment

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Education

Excelsior Scholarship helps Queens students with free tuition

The numbers are in and 53 percent of full-time SUNY and CUNY in-state students, or more than 210,000 New Yorkers, are going to school tuition-free through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship, according to the head of state’s website. Comment
Jackson Heights

Schumer, Gillibrand join battle to deport Jackson Heights Nazi prison guard

Before losing a years-long battle with cancer in early September, state Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) led the fight to have a Nazi-era prison guard, living in Jackson Heights, deported. That effort by Simanowitz is now gaining steam with the support of all 29 members of New York’s congressional delegation and both U.S. Senators from New York. Comments (1)
Broad Channel

Sunset Cove receives additional funding for Hurricane Sandy restoration

Ecological restoration will finally come to the Sunset Cove section of Jamaica Bay in Broad Channel now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has set aside an additional $7 million in funding. Comment
Ridgewood

EPA targets radioactive site in Ridgewood

Radioactive waste is to be removed from a contaminated section of Ridgewood which was once the location of a chemical plant that harvested raw materials from sand and dumped the refuse into the sewer. Comment
Politics

Avella clarifies stance on Bob Holden following Republican nomination

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) objected to a story published by TimesLedger Oct. 6 stating he had not pulled his endorsement for Bob Holden in the race against Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village), clarifying that his endorsement for Holden was only for the Democratic primary and did not carry over into the Nov. 7 general election, in which Holden will run as a Republican following a Wilson Pakula vote Comments (1)
Ozone Park

Mike Miller, UFT endorse Ulrich for re-election

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) has roped in endorsements for re-election from the United Federation of Teachers and state Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) in the run-up to the general election against civic activist and attorney Mike Scala. Comment
Flushing

App depicting Chinese stereotypes is pulled after outrage from pols

After outrage from politicians and community leaders, a video game company is pulling its game from the app market because of its unflattering depictions of Asians. Comment
Jamaica

165th Street Bus Terminal store in Jamaica robbed

Two burglars stole $6,300 in cash and items over a week ago at the First & Last Newsstand located within the 165th Street Bus Terminal, according to authorities. Comment
Ridgewood

Ridgewood math teacher accused of sexual misconduct with former student

A math teacher at a Ridgewood middle school has been charged with child endangerment as well as other crimes for what Queens prosecutors say was taking part in sexually explicit communications with a 14-year-old girl who was once his student. Comment
Event

Queens Arts and Events Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
Opinion

Bike lane uprising

The city’s effort to install bike lanes along Northern Boulevard has run into more flak in Queens, where the Dept. of Transportation has again ignored the community board and pushed through its own plan. Comment
Letters

Time is ripe for a Constitutional Convention

New Yorkers should vote “yes” for a state Constitutional Convention on Election Day because our government needs reform and the politicians in Albany have continuously demonstrated that their priority is maintaining the status quo. Comments (1)
The Civic Scene

Many civic associations concerned about homeless shelters in their neighborhoods

For years many civic leaders have been concerned when homeless people are placed in local hotels. Not only are civic associations and co-ops disturbed by the very high rents paid to house the homeless, but also because some of them are emotionally ill or addicts and wander around the streets disrupting the community. Comment

Long Island City improves to 3-1 and more football results in Queens

Playing under the lights for the first time this season, the Long Island City High School football team relied on its offensive explosiveness for a second-half comeback and a 36-18 victory over Mott Haven Campus, in the Bronx. Comment

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