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Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Bayside

Bayside teen says Eagle Scout honor was a lifelong goal

For Matthew Fennell, becoming an Eagle Scout — an honor granted to just 4 percent of all Boy Scouts in America — was a lifelong goal. Comment
Jamaica

Suspect steals woman’s cell phone at Jamaica subway station: NYPD

Cops were searching for a talkative thief who recently struck up a conversation with a woman before stealing her belongings at a Jamaica station, according to authorities. Comments (1)
Over the weekend, three teens from Queens who attend The Preparatory Academy for Writers in Springfield Gardens participated in the Youth Leadership Summit, an NYC Smoke-Free program by Public Health Solutions, one of the largest public health non-profits in the city. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Queens World Film Festival presents Woodside fundraiser for its Young Filmmakers Program

Katha Cato is going back to her roots. Comment
Jamaica ►Video

Cops identify suspect in Halloween theft at Jamaica subway station

Police identified Billy Forbes as the suspect wanted for questioning in connection with a grand larceny that took place on Halloween night, according to authorities. Comment
Queens-based artists can now apply for the opportunity to have their temporary art installations featured at Flushing Meadows Corona Park next year. Comment
Government

City announces global competition to protect small businesses from cyber attacks

The city has launched a global challenge to protect small businesses from cyber attacks. Comment

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

After decades serving Jackson Heights out of a prefab office on Northern Boulevard, Koeppel Mazda cut the ribbon on a new modern facility that is as sophisticated in design as the cars they sell. Comment
A new show has been added to the Forest Hills Stadium that will bring some “mandatory fun” to the performance. Comment
Woodhaven

Ulrich urges MTA to complete Marine Parkway repairs

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Woodhaven) is calling on the MTA to expedite repair work to the Marine Parkway Bridge that connects the Rockaways to Brooklyn. Comment
The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District held its 39th meeting Thursday at The Harvest Room in Jamaica to discuss the future of the downtown area. Comments (8)
Flushing

Kim works with Flushing agriculture group to help spread urban farming

Members of the The Natural Agriculture Class were presented with citations last week for their efforts in spreading urban farming from state Assemblyman Ron (D-Flushing) on the last day of the season. Comment
Gabriella Sosa Medina wasn’t expecting to win an award at the ninth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science, an event organized by the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation held every fall. Comment
Far Rockaway Library’s service will resume at a temporary space Tuesday as its original building gets reconstructed for a state-of-the-art replacement, according to Queens Library. Comment
Education

Astoria resident named head of Nassau BOCES Dept. of Regional Schools and Instructional Programs

An educator from Astoria was appointed leader of the largest Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York state. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

Floral Park

Queens County Farm Museum’s new leader no stranger to borough’s cultural institutions

For the first time in 30 years, the Queens County Farm Museum is under new leadership, following the retirement of Amy Fishetti-Boncardo last month. Comments (2)
Members of the U.S. Marines, Air Force, the Navy, the Army and the Coast Guard dating as far back as the Korean War were honored at St. John’s University in celebration of Veterans Day. Comment
The fight for survival continues for one of the city’s oldest African burial grounds now that a Request for Evaluation was submitted to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Comments (2)
Flushing

Flushing teacher recognized for mentoring students in media

A Flushing high school teacher was recognized for his commitment to sparking students’ passion in media communications. 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 (3)
Books

‘Behind the Murder Curtain’ reveals true crimes of medical serial killers

When veterans are on the road to recovery in a hospital and suddenly die, it’s up to Bruce Sackman, Special Agent in charge of the US Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, to investigate those deaths. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

South Ozone Park

South Ozone Park veteran, 102, reflects on time in World War II

Earl Alfred Snell, a World War II veteran who resided in South Ozone Park, celebrated his 102nd birthday last month. Comment
Bayside

Bayside appliance store owner announces ‘semi-retirement’ and plans to close store after 45 years

For the past 45 years, Bob Coccia has sold appliances to Bayside residents in his brick-and-mortar store. Comments (1)
Queens Village

Retro Fitness gym set to open new location in Queens Village

Retro Fitness, a low-cost gym with high-end equipment expects to have its grand opening during the last week of November in Queens Village. Locals can get an early sneak peek of the state-of-the-art facilities now. Comment
PS 377 in Ozone Park is the latest elementary school to partner with Education Through Music (ETM), a music education program that provides musical education to underserved communities. Comment
A junior at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in East Elmhurst is a recipient of the $5,000 International Aviation Women’s Association scholarship. Comment

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