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Mom-and-pop businesses along Union Street in Flushing will be provided financial assistance under a new program by the Asian American Federation to replace costly signs after fearing the anti-awning ticket blitz that has swept across the city. Comment
Bayside

Bayside business owner known as ‘first businesswoman of Queens’ dies at 90

Bayside businesswoman Mary Mindel died Jan. 13 in her Great Neck home. She was 90 years old. Comment
Glendale

Work at rumored homeless shelter site in Glendale may have disturbed asbestos: Residents

The city Department of Buildings (DOB) has confirmed that work on a defunct Glendale factory was not outside the bounds of the existing permit on the site, but Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) confirmation is still pending that no asbestos was disturbed during work on the building to convert it into an office building after a Tuesday morning inspection. Comment
Jackson Heights

Radio icon Howard Stern has Jackson Heights roots

Born on Jan. 12, 1954 in Queens, Howard Stern is an award-winning “shock jock” radio personality, television show producer and best-selling author. Comment
Bayside

Cardozo swim coach pushes for community pool in northeast Queens

For 27 years, Richard Amira has coached Cardozo’s varsity swim team, which is undefeated in Queens and recognized for its excellence statewide. Comment
Middle Village

Ridgewood, Middle Village residents petition for Target to set up shop in Rentar Plaza

A Maspeth woman calling on Target to take over a space in a Middle Village shopping center left vacant by both Kmart and Toys “R” Us has gathered a grand total of 177 signatures on a change.org petition. Comments (1)
On the first day of the 2019 legislative session in Albany, both chambers acted to bring sweeping reform to the state’s antiquated voting laws. Comment
The development company behind the TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport has donated 74,000 cubic feet of clean sand excavated from the building site to the National Park Service for the Spring Creek South Storm Resilience and Ecosystem Restoration Project. Comment
Flames ripped through a Jamaica home on Wednesday night, leaving an 84-year-old woman dead and her husband injured, according to Fire Department sources. Comment
Flushing’s Queens College will host its fifth-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration Sunday with a headlining performance from the Dance Theatre of Harlem and recognition of its artistic director, who continues to provide opportunities to exceptional artists of color. Comment
ASTORIA — A medical examiner determined on Jan. 14 that an 88-year-old man who was fatally struck by a vehicle as he crossed an Astoria street last weekend had died from the injuries he sustained in the incident. Comments (1)
The field of candidates running for the office of Queens District Attorney has doubled since Richard Brown announced last week he would not seek re-election for an eighth term. Comments (2)
Rego Park

Rego Park Kohl’s is one of four store locations to close later this year: Report

Kohl’s announced that they will be shutting down four of its stores nationwide, including its location in Rego Park. Comment
Long Island City entrepreneurs now have a place to go for all of their start-up needs. Comment
Community Service

Queens organizations donate food to federal employees during government shutdown

With no end in sight to the partial government shutdown — now in its fourth week — the Flushing Jewish Community Council and Masbia of Queens are assisting federal employees and their families with boxes of donated food items and hot dinners. Comments (2)
Jamaica

Queens to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a beacon of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, will be celebrated throughout Queens from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21. Comment
A popular coffee and chicken shop with storefronts in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens has officially opened a second Kew Gardens location on Monday. Comments (1)
Two Fresh Meadows men have been arrested for allegedly shooting at a woman through her kitchen window in an early-morning attack, prosecutors announced Monday. Comments (4)
Astoria

Astoria teen stars in TADA! Youth Theater’s production of ‘Odd Day Rain’

It’s a scary notion, but it could actually happen one day. All New York City families should start preparing for the worst before it’s too late, because in 2211, the world as we know it may no longer exist. Comment
Federal workers across Queens and New York City are feeling the real effects of the longest federal government shutdown in history as it entered its 27th day on Thursday — and Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that the pain could spread to all New Yorkers if it continues for a few more weeks. Comments (3)
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is making good on its promise to “make mail safer” within a Bayside-based precinct. Comment
Eastern Queens lawmakers gathered with Fresh Meadows residents on Sunday demanding that something finally be done to fix a pervasive water leak on 188th Street that’s damaged the pipes of nearby homes. Comment
Two teams from the Automotive Program at Thomas Edison CTE High School in Jamaica earned first and third place at the regional National Automotive Technology Competition in Queens last week advancing to the next round. Comment
Commuters may finally have some relief when it comes to traffic congestion on the Clearview Expressway. Comments (1)
Ridgewood

Queens advocate hails Cuomo’s announcement that Child Victims Act will be part of his budget priorities

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Jan. 11 that the Child Victim Act will be included in the 2019 Executive Budget. Comments (1)
Detectives were still looking for the suspect who opened fire on two men inside a parked car in St. Albans Sunday night that left one of the victims dead. Comment
Terminals at both JFK and LaGuardia Airports are showing their gratitude for the federal workers who come to work despite not getting paid during the government shutdown. The terminals are providing free meals to those who are working their regular shifts. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Queens man indicted on more than 17,000 counts of possessing child porn: DA

A Jamaica man is facing up to seven years in prison after being indicted on more than 17,000 counts of allegedly downloading thousands of child porn pictures and videos, prosecutors announced. Comment
Long Island City

White Coffee in Long Island City releases new ‘Fourscore’ blend in honor of 80th Anniversary

Long Island City coffee roaster and importer White Coffee is celebrating its 80-year anniversary with the release of a new blend. Comment

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