Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

Richmond Hill

Alphapointe’s move to Richmond Hill on track

Alphapointe, one of the largest employers of the legally blind, is less than one month away from completing a move of its headquarters to Richmond Hill from Brooklyn. Comments (1)

Espinal touts established record in bid for re-election

State Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights) is touting her presence in the communities within her district as an activist and her track record providing constituent services in a bid for re-election. Comment

Rozic, Stavisky share resource guide with Queens seniors

State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic’s (D-Fresh Meadows) Senior Resource Guide is the complete package to better serve seniors, their families, and caregivers in Queens. Comment

August 1935: From Gustav Lindenthal to Will Rogers

Welcome to August 1935. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018

Large wage gap in city harms black women: Report

City Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report last week on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day and revealed that the wage gap for this group compared to better paid white men in 2016 was the highest in the country. Comments (3)

Sklarz pushing Barnwell in Democratic primary

As transgender activist Melissa Sklarz campaigns to challenge freshman state Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Maspeth), she looks at the diversity of her district in search of universal concerns and values. Comments (1)

Bay Terrace blood drive helps curb seasonal shortage

More than 150 donors signed up for the Bayside Community Summer Blood Drive, sponsored by state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside), to help offset a seasonal blood shortage affecting the New York area. Comment
Middle Village

Photos: St. John’s Cemetery to demolish ’50s-era chapel

The only weekly pre-Vatican II mass in Queens is coming to an end at the home it has had since 2004. Comments (1)

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018


‘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 (8)

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 (5)

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. Comments (2)

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. Comments (1)

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


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)

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)

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)

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)

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)


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