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Monday, May 21, 2018

St. Albans

Miller’s taxi legislation would expand definition of ‘for-hire vehicles’

City Councilmen I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) and Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) introduced legislation last week that would close a loophole that prevented the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission from regulating large for-hire vehicles and commuter vans. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

Three sentenced for conspiracy to commit murder: DA

A South Jamaica woman was sentenced to prison earlier this month for plotting the assassination of three witnesses in her lover’s armed robbery trial, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment
Economy

Electeds believe legalized sports betting could benefit Queens

Queens’ elected officials at the state level are looking forward to a potential windfall from sports betting after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 in favor of overturning the federal ban Monday as well as the opportunity to eliminate a revenue stream for organized crime. Comments (1)

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ridgewood

Grover Cleveland High School wins International Bridge Building Contest

Ridgewood’s Grover Cleveland High School beat its competitors, taking first place in the International Bridge Building Contest at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Comments (1)
Long Island City

LIC spring street fair brings out the best of the neighborhood

The fifth annual Long Island City spring street fair brought out the memorable goods and innovative art found in the neighborhood Saturday and set the stage for the following week’s event, the LIC Arts Open, according to one of the organizers. Comments (1)
Event

See what Queens has to offer this summer

Rockaway Beach will open to swimmers beginning May 26 and outdoor pools will open June 27, according to the city Parks Department, but if you are looking for more than the sun and surf this summer, Queens has something for everybody. Comments (1)
Flushing

Koo to host rain barrel giveaway at Queens Botanical Garden

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing), along with the city Department of Environmental Protection and Queens Botanical Garden, will be will be giving away 250 rain barrels to Flushing residents who reserve one next month. Comments (1)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bayside

Bills to create School Security Task Force introduced in City Council

A legislative package in City Council, sponsored by various members from Queens, would create a task force to examine the best methods for preventing violence in schools which will be led by NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill if passed. Comments (1)

Gianaris pulls out of process to appoint new attorney general

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) announced last Friday that he would not participate in the Legislature’s process for appointing a new attorney general ahead of November’s general election. Comments (1)
South Ozone Park

Queens schools sweep DOT’s “We’re Walking Here” competition

Six Queens schools swept the Department of Transportation’s “We’re Walking Here” competition that encourages students to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle while learning about street safety. Comments (1)
Music

Children’s Orchestra Society will celebrate its 49th Year with Hunter College performance

Fresh Meadows resident Yeou-Cheng Ma has been playing the violin since she was 2 years old and the piano since she was 3. Comments (1)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Flushing

John Bowne High School principal reassigned after four harassment lawsuits

Howard Kwait, the principal of John Bowne High School in Flushing, has been reassigned by the new chancellor after four lawsuits were filed and settled against the school administrator accusing him of sexual harassment and discrimination. Comments (2)

Peralta pushes for school zone speed camera expansion

With less than six weeks remaining in the legislative session in Albany, elected officials, safe street advocates and more than 70 schoolchildren gathered in the state capitol last week to push for the expansion and extension of the school zone speed camera program, which is set to expire this summer. Comments (1)
Flushing

Flushing will showcase its diversity with next month’s World’s Fair

A three-day expo showcasing the food and culture of Flushing and the surrounding neighborhoods will be kicking off next month, evoking the spirit of the 1964 World’s Fair with a modern twist that reflects the worldliness of the borough today. Comments (8)

Data provider AirDNA issues cease and desist to Stringer

City Comptroller Scott Stringer is holding his ground after data provider AirDNA issued a cease-and-desist letter to his office claiming his report on the economic impact of the room-sharing app Airbnb improperly used their data. Comments (1)
Animals

Ulrich, Holden to host mobile pet adoption event

In celebration of National Pet Month, Council members Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and Robert Holden (R-Maspeth) will be hosting a mobile pet adoption event with Animal Care Centers of NYC this Saturday. Comments (1)

SBA restores website for LGBT-owned businesses

Linda McMahon, the head of the Small Business Administration, has stayed true to the organization’s promise to reinstate the LGBT Outreach page on the SBA website Comments (1)
Long Island City

Queens students can perform alongside RIOULT’s professional dancers

Sadly, fables have become an almost forgotten genre of reading, what with the plethora of modern-day children’s books written for a new generation of precocious kids. Comments (1)
Opinion

Political clubs are a big part of the party

New York State election law recognizes two committees as representing a political party: the County Committee and the State Committee. Comments (1)
Editorial

Shelter dilemma

As the homeless debate rages on in Blissville, it has become clear the city has taken advantage of the small Queens town. Comments (2)
High Heat

Mets must remains cautious with injured stars

Well, that was fast. All of the euphoria from the Mets’ red-hot start to the season has vanished, as the club has dropped from first place to fourth in the surprisingly competitive National League East. Comments (1)
Real Estate

Woodside Residents Oppose New High Rise Development

“Do you live in this area?!” some Woodside residents shouted repeatedly last week at the Community Board 2 public meeting with developer Madison Capital Realty, which is planning to construct a two-tower residential building at 69-02 Queens Blvd. Comments (1)

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