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Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Hillcrest

Public Safety Committee considers fare evasion bill

Councilman Rory Lancman’s (D-Hillcrest) bill requiring the NYPD to provide periodic data on fare evasion arrests received formal consideration from the City Council’s Public Safety Committee this week. The legislation, which was introduced in July, would require NYPD to release data quarterly on the number of arrests and MTAsummonses issued for subway fare evasion. Comment
Astoria

Community supports popular Astoria bartender in battle with Hodgkin lymphoma

A popular Astoria bartender is preparing for the fight of his life…with a lot of help from his friends. Comment
Jamaica

Southeast Queens civic leaders condemn TNT recycling site

Concerned citizens, civic leaders, and a bi-partisan coalition of southeast Queens’ community leaders and their representatives called into question the environmental hazards that the scrap metal TNT recycling site at 154-20 Tuskegee Airmen Way in Jamaica may pose. Comments (1)
Briarwood

Meng asks credit agency to help yellow cab owners

Elected officials are looking to help yellow taxi drivers after the expansion of Uber and Lyft in the city has lowered the value of a once highly valuable medallion. Comment
Jamaica

Many advocacy groups favor Constitutional Convention

Hidden at the back of the Nov. 7 general election ballot is a referendum that could result in drastic changes to the New York State Constitution. Comment
Richmond Hill

Diwali lights up Richmond Hill

Most of the storefronts along Liberty Avenue were festooned with floral garlands Saturday as Diwali celebrations filled Richmond Hill with colorful traditional costumes, multicolored lights and plenty of ethnic music, all part of the annual Hindu festival of lights.” The event features a motorcade of floats through the neighborhood known as Little Guyana. Comment
Long Island City

5Pointz graffiti whitewashing trial gets underway

A federal jury was empaneled Monday and began hearing testimony Tuesday as the 5Pointz trial got underwaythis week at the Brooklyn federal courthouse. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway rabbi sentenced for stealing public funds

A Far Rockaway rabbi has been sentenced to three years behind bars after being convicted of stealing millions in public funds meant for special needs children in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods throughout the city. Comment
Event

Queens Arts and Events Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
Editorial

Queens makes the grade

Queens schools earned some faint praise from the New York Post last month after students in District 26 aced the state math tests and got the highest scores in the city for third to eighth graders. Comment
Letters

Columbus was never my hero

For as many years as I can remember, I have resisted any celebration of Columbus Day. Comments (1)
High Heat

Mets’ top prospects see mixed results in first taste in the big leagues

For a big chunk of the year, I was calling on the Mets to call up their top prospects to give them a taste of action in the big leagues. The team did just that — albeit a little later than they probably should have — and summoned Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith, among others, to The Show. And the results, as expected, weren’t great. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Bayside

Two missing girls from Bayside are found: NYPD

Police called off the search for two missing girls from Bayside as the 111th Precinct announced they had returned home to their families. The pair were believed to have been on their way to Central Park when they were reported missing Wednesday. Comments (1)
Jamaica

‘Sex fest’ at JFK Airport leads to lawsuit

LaDonna Powell, a former supervisor and regional trainer of security guards at John F. Kennedy International Airport, is suing her employers at the security firm that was contracted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for allegedly firing her unlawfully after she refused to participate in her supervisors’ sex fests. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

Ulrich accuses Crowley of potential conflict of interest

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) has suggested fellow Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) potentially violated the city’s conflict of interest policy by using the power of her office to shut down the Bayview Grille and Marina in Broad Channel after a physical altercation involving her son in July 2016. Comments (1)
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill home burglarized

The NYPD wants the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in the burglary of a home in Richmond Hill Oct. 12. Comments (1)
Kew Gardens

Center hosts 30th World of Working Women Conference

The Center for the Women of New York is hosting its 30th annual World of Working Women Conference this Friday at Queens Borough Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Comments (1)

New York City’s first ‘comfort women’ statue remembers sex victims

Statue of Peace, a memorial to “comfort women” who were exploited as sexual slaves by the Japanese military during World War II, was unveiled at the Museum of Korean American Heritage in Manhattan last week. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

Mayor’s town hall highlights progress made in SE Queens

The mayor held his 39th town hall at August Martin High School Monday to an eager crowd of over 500 constituents just days after announcing his 3-K for All program. Comments (2)
Hunters Point

Long Island City tenants displaced by fire since January demand action

Residents of a Long Island City apartment building are fighting to be allowed back into their homes after a fire forced them to leave their apartments more than eight months ago. Comments (2)
Jamaica

Resorts World helps with hurricane relief

Mayor Bill de Blasio, charter schools, the NYPD and Resorts World Casino New York City are continuing to do what they can to support Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands this week as many citizens try to rebuild after the devastation of three hurricanes over the course of three months. Comment
Jamaica

Joyce Sims brings classic ’80s tunes to Resorts World Casino

Musical artist Joyce Sims is back and better than ever. Comments (1)
Little Neck

If you care about America, then vote

Dear Readers, Comments (1)
Rhymes with Crazy

The only thing we have to fear on Halloween is fear itself

It’s time to let kids have fun — by themselves — on All Hallow’s Eve. Comments (1)

Jamaica High School drops conference game and other football results in Queens

Jamaica High School’s difficult football season continued, as they fell 50-16 to Frank J. Macchiarola Educational Campus in a PSAL Bow Conference game at Sheepshead Bay High School field in Brooklyn. Comments (1)
Flushing

Queens College honors alums at 80th anniversary celebration

Queens College kicked off its 80th anniversary celebrations by honoring its alumni. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Flushing

Korean American Family Service Center holds annual Silent March

The Korean American Family Service Center held its 20th annual Silent March against Domestic Violence in Flushing last week. Comments (1)
Politics

Concannon calls for change in homeless policy

Northeast Queens City Council candidate Joseph Concannon has blasted the de Blasio administration for “reactive” handling of the homeless crisis, which he claimed is escalating and called for a special commission to consider better options for the displaced. Comments (1)
Politics

Ivan Mossop Jr. running against Adams for City Council seat

Tax accountant Ivan Mossop, Jr., is running against Democratic nominee Adrienne Adams for the City Council seat that was left wide open after Ruben Wills was sentenced to prison on corruption charges in August. Comments (1)
QueensLine

Wartime Queens a boro in transformation

In June, 1944, the Allies invaded France. In October, a gang of Queens soldiers at a U. S. Army hospital had been overseas so long that, if they were dropped off at Queens Plaza, they probably would have gotten lost. Comment
Flushing

Homeless church burglar sentenced to 4 1/2 years: DA

A 24-year-old drifter who declared that he was mad at God has been sentenced to 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary as a hate crime for a series of break-ins in houses of worship in Queens, the district attorney said. Comment
Flushing

Sotomayor participates in Queens College Q&A

Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonya Sotomayor made a special appearance at Queens College Monday morning, participating in a Q&A with Queens College students and moderator President Felix Matos Rodriguez. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Camping in style on Rockway beach

In the Rockaways’ Gateway National Park, just over the Gil Hodges Bridge from Brooklyn, camping has arrived. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Astoria

Astoria woman killed in flaming car wreck in Brooklyn: NYPD

An Astoria woman was found dead inside a burning vehicle on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn early Friday morning, according to the NYPD. Comment
Astoria

Astoria resident defeats breast cancer at 75 years old

Not every woman survives breast cancer at 75 years old. Meet Lydia Simbulan, an Astoria resident who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2016 and declared cancer-free a little over a year later. Simbulan attributes her recovery to the knowledge and care of her medical team and her faith in God. Comment
Flushing

Schumer urges DOT to enforce bus safety regulation

In response to the deadly bus accident in Flushing Sept. 18, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to implement a law already passed in 2012 to give charter bus companies a letter grade similar to New York City restaurants. Comment
Transit

Cuomo puts special MTA board in place

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is assembling an advisory board of transit experts, politicians and private sector leaders known as “Fix NYC” to help implement congestion pricing and create a dedicated revenue stream for the MTA. Comment
Bayside

St. Mary’s special needs pageant celebrates children’s accomplishments

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children held a special needs “rockstar pageant” at its Bayside facility Saturday which and was a hit among contestants and organizers who hoped to showcase the spirit and tenacity of its patients. Comment

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