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Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

Kew Gardens

Katz appoints Sharon Lee as deputy borough president

Borough President Melinda Katz announced Tuesday the appointment of Sharon Lee to replace Melva Miller as deputy borough president effective, Saturday, Nov. 17. Comments (1)
Astoria

Astoria artist’s newest album offers quick pick me ups for dark winter days

Astoria artist and French transplant LiLi Roquelin will release her fourth album “Be Inspired” on Dec. 6, which will be celebrated with a red-carpet event and live performance at the Village’s The Bitter End. Comment
United States Postal Service mailboxes all over South Jamaica have been redesigned to fight incidents of mailbox fishing that have been plaguing Queens residents since 2016. Comment
Jamaica ►Video

Man shoots victim in the leg following argument on Jamaica street: NYPD

Cops were looking for the gunman who opened fire on an injured a man during a dispute on the streets of Jamaica last month. Comments (4)
Cops were looking for two women who allegedly assaulted a straphanger on a subway in Forest Hills. Comments (2)

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Thanksgiving and the holidays, with all of their festivity and collective cheeriness, are right around the corner. For many victims of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), however, this season can often be painful and isolating. Comment
The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District held its 39th annual meeting Thursday at The Harvest Room in Jamaica to discuss the future of the downtown area. Comments (3)
Education

CUNY students across Queens call for more funding

Students, unions and community groups petitioned on 10 campuses in Queens and other boroughs Wednesday for more funding for the City University of New York (CUNY) on Citywide Day of Action. Comments (7)
Not interested in slaving away all day making the perfect Thanksgiving dinner? Look no further than these Queens restaurants to have a delicious spread served up for you. Comment
A cab driver from the Bronx will spend more than three years in prison after attacking a fellow driver with a tire iron during a fight at John F. Kennedy Airport, according to prosecutors. Comment
Far Rockaway

‘Ugly’ lights up the stage in Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway

‘Ugly’ lights up the stage in Far Rockaway

A welcome bit of family theater has come to the Rockaways. Comment
See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
Frida Libre — Flora Martínez as Frida Kahlo returns in a new version of last year’s runaway success, “Frida Libre.” “Frida Libre” presents a unique vision of the magical world of one of the most influential women in Latin American history. Martínez explores Frida’s art, her success, her intriguing sexuality, her passion for politics and her complex relationship with Diego Rivera. Frida’s rich, fascinating story is told through dialogue and song, under the musical direction of Jose Reinoso. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

Long Island City

Gianaris calls for boycott of Amazon at Long Island City rally

Long Island City

Gianaris calls for boycott of Amazon at Long Island City rally

The fight against Amazon has begun as residents, activists and elected officials gathered at Gordon Triangle in Long Island City Wednesday morning to protest the subsidies the company will receive as part of its deal with the city to establish part of its HQ2 in the neighborhood. Comments (6)
St. Albans

St. Albans residents become first African-American female twin detectives in the NYPD

Michelle and Melissa Jones are the first African-American identical twin women serving as detectives of the NYPD, but they had different paths to wearing the shield. Comment
Forest Hills

Street vendors will get letter grades just like restaurants

Mobile food vendors will soon have letter grades just like brick and mortar restaurants across the five borough’s the city’s Health Department announced last week. Comment
Forest Hills

NYC lawmakers pay tribute to Stan Lee

Forest Hills

NYC lawmakers pay tribute to Stan Lee

New York City lawmakers were among the millions who paid their respects to comic book legend Stan Lee, who died on Veterans Day in Los Angeles. Comment
South Ozone Park

South Ozone Park World War II veteran dies at 102

Earl Alfred Snell, a World War II veteran who resided in South Ozone Park, died on Veterans Day after celebrating his 102nd birthday last month. Comments (2)
Crime ►Video

Cops search for man in connection with E Train assault

The NYPD was searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an assault that occurred Sunday on a Manhattan bound “E” train, in the vicinity of Queens Plaza. Comment
Little Neck

Little Neck resident pens children’s book about realities of homelessness

Children’s book topics run the gamut from saccharine fairy tales to thrilling adventures, but not many examine more serious topics like homelessness. Comment
Jamaica

St. John’s men’s hoops off to strong start

The St. John’s men’s basketball team has seen early positives in its 2-0 start to the 2018-19 season. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Whitestone

Whitestone native’s mobile gym brings daily workouts directly to the people

On The Marc Training (OTMT), founded by Whitestone native Marc Buccellato and his wife Monique, has a fleet of vans and a staff of trainers and health specialists revolutionizing the way people experience the gym. Comment
Cops were looking for a driver who fatally struck a man who was crossing a street in Forest Hills on Sunday. Comment
College Point

New College Point condo receives energy efficient windows and doors

A newly constructed waterfront condominium in College Point is providing spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline for its residents. Comment
Two individuals were taken in custody following the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy outside of an Elmhurst school Thursday morning. Comment
Rego Park

MCU set to giveaway $71,000 in scholarships and grants to high school seniors in Queens

Municipal Credit Union, one of the oldest credit unions in New York state as well as one of the largest in the country, will be giving away $71,000 in scholarships and grants to college-bound high school seniors in Queens for the launch of the 2019 MCU Scholarship Program. Comment

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