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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Little Neck

Suozzi clarifies stance on gun control

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Little Neck) rattled conservative cages at a recent town hall when he proposed the option of the public using the Second Amendment to oppose the Trump administration if the president disregards the law. Comment
Several alleged members of the Wildmeda Crips Gang of Far Rockaway were arraigned last week on 52 counts of attempted murder, conspiracy, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and criminal use of a weapon, Queens DA Richard Brown said. Comment
Mayor Bill de Blasio last week urged lawmakers in Albany to put aside politics and pass tougher state laws to keep dangerous drivers off the streets after two children were killed in a crash in Park Slope earlier this month. Comment
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to expedite coastal resilience projects in the Rockaways a year earlier than the initial 2020 timeline after U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) secured $730 million in federal funds with the help of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Comment

Police on the lookout for northeast Queens purse snatcher

Police were searching for a man suspected of multiple purse snatching incidents in northeast Queens. Comment

One way to help prevent school violence

The tragic school shootings and the growing number of mindless acts of mayhem have stirred emotions and provoked debates about the root causes of these events. The most contentious aspects of the debates are the accessibility and the kinds of weapons used. Comment

‘Nature in Art’ opens at Rainforest Art Foundation in Long Island City

For many artists putting their works on display in Long Island City, art and protecting the planet are inseparable. Comment

Friday, March 23, 2018


New park will be great victory for Sunnyside and Woodside: Van Bramer

The city is moving forward with plans to acquire a one-acre parcel of land in Sunnyside Gardens that was abandoned in the mid-’80s and repurpose the private site as public park space, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) announced Monday. Comment

Gianaris urges Albany to act on gun violence with longer background checks

In the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla., mass shooting, state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) says it time for action and is calling on Senate Republicans to support inclusion of his Effective Background Checks Act in the 2018-19 New York State Budget. Comment

Astoria girl, 7, on life support after choking incident: NYPD

A 7-year-old girl living in the Marine Terrace Apartments in Astoria is in critical condition after a choking incident while she was playing a prank on her mother, authorities said. Comment
UniverSoul Circus is celebrating its 25th anniversary with another tour through the Tri-State area. Comment
A five-alarm fire at the Royal Waste Services waste management facility in Jamaica required approximately 20 hours and 200 firefighters to put out last week, according to the FDNY. Comment
The co-founder of the Chocolate Factory Theater in Long Island City was among the hundreds of borough business and cultural leaders who trekked to Albany Tuesday to take part in the second annual Queens Day for a chance to mingle with lawmakers while showcasing the products of more than 50 food and beverage purveyors. Comment

Man gunned down at Elmhurst market: NYPD

A 31-year-old man was shot and killed inside an Elmhurst bodega Thursday night. Comments (1)

Making it right

Kudos to the NYPD for reversing its decision on the posting of armed officers in three public high schools in Queens. Comment
Amed Rosario got his first taste of life in the big leagues last season. Now, he’s looking to take the next step in his career and become a consistent contributor for the Mets in 2018. Comment
New Voices

Policy of separating children spurs ACLU lawsuit

A controversial practice by Immigration Customs Enforcement made national headlines as the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the agency for separating mothers and children detained at the border in a policy the ACLU has panned as having “no legitimate purpose.” Comments (1)
Manager David Czegedi is turning Ben’s Kosher Deli in Bayside into a dinner theatre with “Latkes and Laughs.” Comment

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The city Parks Department will utilize New York’s fourth Nor’easter as a day of free winter fun in the city’s former greenspaces that have been blanketed in snow following Winter Storm Toby. Comments (1)

Constantinides supports Ramos in her Senate challenge against Peralta

There was a time when City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) was a supporter of state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst). Comments (2)
Parents and students were shaken up after Forest Hills High School was put into a soft lockdown last week following a hoax gun threat. Comments (1)
The City Council plans to launch a probe into the real estate venture formerly run by White House adviser Jared Kushner that allegedly falsified documents on rent stabilized tenants in three Astoria buildings as well as numerous other locations around the city. Comments (1)
A recent report by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli claims the Long Island Rail Road had the worst on-time performance in nearly two decades in 2017. Comments (1)
The public took turns lashing out against a homeless shelter slated for Blissville at a public hearing on week by the city Department of Homeless Services at St. Rafael’s church. Comments (1)

Gotti grandson gets five more years in prison

John Gotti, the 24-year-old grandson of the notorious Gambino crime boss, received five additional years last week— this time in federal prison — tacked onto his current eight-year sentence in connection with his role in a 2012 arson he helped to commit to assist an already convicted Bonnano family capo Vincent Asaro, 82, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. Comments (1)
Rhymes with Crazy

The flip side of post-traumatic stress disorder

For some but not all, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Comments (1)
“Yeah, I got issues... one of them is how bad I need you...” Comments (1)
The St. John’s baseball team dropped its third consecutive game, falling to Fairfield 2-1 Tuesday afternoon at Jack Kaiser Stadium in Queens. Comments (1)
Queens is alive with the sound of music, so come hear the music play... when Broadway takes Queens Theatre by storm this weekend. Comments (1)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Suozzi backs Vallone resolution to reduce helicopter noise

U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi (D-Little Neck) has backed a city resolution to amend a route allowing helicopters to fly low over northeast Queens, specifically Whitestone, for the health and environmental impact it has on the residents along the shore. Comments (6)
Astoria’s elected officials and community leaders have been arguing since October that the MTA’s massive renovation project that completely closed the 30th and 36th Avenue stations on the N and W stations violated federal law for not upgrading accessibility with elevators. Comments (2)
Queens Hospital Center is expecting over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment from a capital projects request it made to Borough President Melinda Katz and members of the Queens City Council delegation. The hospital wants to use the money to better service its growing patient population and their needs. Comment


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