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Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Briarwood

Mayor discusses new library, outdoor classroom at Briarwood town hall

Mayor Bill de Blasio held a town meeting at MS 217 in Briarwood last week where he updated the community on issues such as street repaving and a new library. Moderating the event was Councilman Rory Lancman (D- Hillcrest). Comment
Hollis

Hollis woman found dead on Jamaica trip

An aspiring actress and model from Hollis who went to the West Indian island of Jamaica to make a documentary and visit family was found dead Nov. 26, according to loopjamaica.com, a Caribbean breaking news website. Comment
Corona

Cuomo gives green light for pre-K center to be built on Flushing Meadows Corona Park land

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed off on legislation last week that gives the city a green light to build a new state-of-the-art pre-K center at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. The pre-K Center, near the intersection of 111th Street and 46th Avenue, will be dedicated to science, technology, engineering, art and math. Comment

Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

Police have identified the suspect in an early Monday morning explosion that shook commuters at one of the city’s busiest transit hubs. Comment
Subway service was nearly back to normal after an explosion in the Port Authority Bus Terminal caused up to 11 trains to skip the 42nd Street stop near 8th Avenue as an investigation into the incident took place beginning at around 7:20 a.m. Monday morning. Comment
Forest Hills

Bramson ORT struggled under DOE’s watch

Bramson ORT, the 40-year-old technical college in Forest Hills that lost accreditation and closed in February, was considered financially unhealthy and failed to meet six of 13 standards outlined by the New York State Education Department Board of Regents. Comment
Douglaston

Community Board 11 approves Douglaston group home

Community Board 11 approved the proposal for a new group home in Douglaston to assist people in the community who are developmentally challenged with life skills to live independent and productive lives. Comment
Crime

Online bail payment launch pushed back to 2018

Despite promises it would be completed this spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s online bail payment system has been pushed back to 2018. Comment
St. Albans

Man stabbed to death in St. Albans

A man was stabbed to death Sunday night in St. Albans, police said. Comments (1)

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

A Port Authority official elaborated on plans to overhaul LaGuardia Airport Monday that included a feasibility study of Willets Point for an AirTrain connection from the Long Island Rail Road, redevelopments of terminals and on-site hotels. Comment
Letters

Thanks to 111th Pct. for dealing with Bayside car dealerships

The Auburndale Improvement Association wishes to publicly thank the 111th Police Precinct for its recent actions to remediate problems with many of the auto dealerships and some of the other auto-related businesses along Northern Boulevard in Bayside. The police have also made many other attempts to address problems with these businesses over the years. Comments (1)
South Ozone Park

WinterCon: Don’t you look like a comic book hero?

WinterCon, the sci-fi and comic convention at Resorts World Casino’s, is an excuse to leave your work clothes at home. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

Transit

Think tank proposes ending 24-hour subway

The Regional Plan Association, a think tank, released a 300-plus page proposal to revolutionize transit infrastructure in New York which fielded the idea of discontinuing 24-hour subway service and expanding subway lines to serve transit deserts where job markets are up. Comments (2)
Letters

GOP’s tax reform bill would rob middle class in Queens

The neighborhood I grew up in was marked by a sense of community. It was more than a set of city blocks; it was a place where families and friends helped and looked out for one another. Through good times and bad, neighbors did the best they could to put food on the table, save some money and help their kids get a leg up in the world. Comments (2)
Letters

Looking for the sons I gave up

I would like to speak about the adoption issue. Comments (4)
Long Island City

CUNY Law School presents ‘Endangered Nature’ art exhibit in LIC

Artist Dennis Cady is presently exhibiting his art work, “Endangered Nature,” at the Long Island City branch of the CUNY School of Law. Comment
High Heat

The best players in Mets history at each position

With the hot stove temperature still set to cool, baseball’s offseason has left fans waiting for big news to break. While we wait, I wanted to take a trip down memory lane and take a look at some Mets history. Comments (2)

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