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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Queens Village

Queens Village community remembers fire victim one year after tragic blaze

Melody Edwards, one of five victims who perished in a fire last year in Queens Village, was remembered at a memorial on the one-year anniversary of her death at Mount Moriah AME Church in Cambria Heights Monday night. Comment

Police provide ‘state funeral’ and ‘dignity’ for newborn left in trash at Dutch Kills Playground

A gasp from the crowd assembled on the steps at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in Astoria could be heard over the pealing bells as the tiny white casket was removed from the hearse and placed on a wooden platform. Comment

Avella stands with Bayside residents to call for resolution to longstanding flooding

Bayside residents are calling for city agencies to address a longstanding issue of flooding on their street, claiming the water consistently turns their yards and basements into large puddles. Comment

Cops hunt for serial purse snatcher

The 109th Precinct was searching for a suspect in connection with a series of grand larcenies in Flushing. Comments (1)

Espinal wins special election for Moya’s Assembly seat

Corona resident Ari Espinal, 30, will head to Albany after she won a special election to represent the 39th District in the state Assembly Tuesday, capturing the seat vacated when her former boss Francisco Moya was elected to the City Council last year. Comment

LPC chair resignation welcomed in borough

As Landmarks Preservation Commission Chairwoman Meenakshi Srinivasan plans her departure from the city agency, organizations are hoping for a better outlook for the future of historic places. Comment
New Voices

Lawmakers, activists turn to innovative solutions to help undocumented

As the prospect of an immigration deal fades with each day, state and local officials as well as community groups are looking for ways to ease the burden on undocumented city residents. One such initiative, Green Light NY, pressures Albany to restore the right of undocumented persons to have driver’s licenses while another initiative proposed by the city comptroller’s office attempts to address the soaring cost of filing fees to become a citizen. Comments (2)

Molloy can’t hold late lead in loss to Regis

The Molloy baseball team failed to right the ship against Regis, falling to 2-6 on the season after dropping a closely contested game under the bright lights in the Bronx, 4-3. Comment
Douglas Manor

Douglaston Manor presents ‘Ira and Isabella’s Italian Jewish Wedding’

Take to the floor and dance the Hora and Tarantella as Laugh Out Loud Productions presents “Ira & Isabella’s Italian Jewish Wedding” at Douglaston Manor. Comment

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Long Island City

Borough opioid kingpin indicted: City

The alleged ringleader of a deadly Queens drug ring and three co-conspirators were arrested and indicted last week in connection with sales of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine after a year-long investigation by law enforcement, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor said. Comments (1)

Electeds blast NYPD for failing to help victims of sexual violence

City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Far Rockaway), chairman of the Public Safety Committee, and Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), the chair of the Committee on Women, held a joint hearing last week where they blasted the NYPD for failing to help victims of sexual violence, especially those abused by acquaintances. Comments (1)

Right to Counsel law explained to Elmhurst residents as free legal representation comes to Queens

When Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation last August to provide low-income New Yorkers with universal access to legal representation for wrongful evictions, the city became the first in the nation to establish this type of law. Comment

Activist fights for rights of disabled women

Big Bird encounters a delivery man with many boxes for 456 Sesame Street. He said someone is moving to Sesame Street. Excitedly, Big Bird runs to tell Maria in the Mail It Shop, where he meets Mrs. Rosen and her daughter Emily. Emily talks briefly about her condition and leaves with Big Bird for a tour. Comment

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens residents fighting for 116th Street speed bump

Residents who live on 116th Street in Kew Gardens are calling out Community Board 9 for ignoring a traffic survey that emphasized the necessity of speed bumps to calm traffic on the street. Comments (2)
Ozone Park

Ulrich pushes for expanded sanitation services on Jamaica Avenue

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (D-Ozone Park) has funded another clean-up project, this time expanding sanitation services along Jamaica Avenue to seven days a week. Comments (2)

Queens group voices concerns amid Canarsie Tunnel closure plans

When L train service is suspended next April for repairs to the Canarsie Subway Tunnel, the founding members of the transit group Access Queens worry that the MTA is not seriously considering the impact the displaced Brooklyn straphangers will have on the already packed No. 7 Train. Comments (1)

Student-designed playground breaks ground in Flushing

Flushing residents will be able to enjoy a new environmentally friendly playground designed by IS 250 students in the fall. Comment

Monday, April 23, 2018


Whitestone residents claim their water pipes often run dry

Residents of 2nd Avenue in Whitestone said they have been living each day not knowing if they will have water due to insufficient pipes. Comments (1)
Real Estate

Report: Queens is the place to live for middle-income New Yorkers

A new report from StreetEasy found that Queens remains a haven for middle-income New Yorkers. Comments (2)

LeFrak City tenants rally against Board of Elections’ appeal of voting rights ruling

LeFrak City tenants rallied with civil rights activists on the steps of City Hall Monday to demand the city Board of Elections immediately withdraw its appeal of an October 2017 court ruling that prevented the agency from permanently relocating the residential complex’s longstanding polling sites. Comment

Report shows that New York City poverty rates are down

Poverty rates across the city are down, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Long Island City girl, 14, missing since Friday: NYPD

Police were searching for a Long Island City girl who has been missing since Friday. Comment

Jamaica man sentenced for selling stolen vans: DA

Aziz Salaam, a South Road Jamaica resident, was sentenced to join two co-conspirators in jail last week for selling stolen Econoline vans, Ford’s E-Series of cargo vans, the Queens district attorney said. Comment


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