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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

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. Comment
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. Comment
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. Comment

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. Comment
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. Comment
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 (1)
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. Comment
Little Neck

If you care about America, then vote

Dear Readers, Comment
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. Comment

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. 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. Comment
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. Comment
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. Comment
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

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

East Elmhurst

Man fatally shot in East Elmhurst: NYPD

A 25-year-old East Elmhurst man was shot and killed in a backyard at 31-39 95th St. shortly before 10 p.m. Oct. 12 according to the NYPD. Comment
Ridgewood

Man wanted in three Ridgewood burglaries: Cops

Over the course of six weeks a thin white man around the age of 20 to 25 is suspected of carrying out three burglaries in Ridgewood, according to police. Comment
St. Albans

Comrie hosts town hall in St. Albans to debate possible Constitutional Convention

State Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) hosted a town hall last week at the Robert Ross-Johnson Family Life Center in St. Albans with elected officials from southeast Queens and expert panelists to discuss a possible Constitutional Convention, one of the three proposals on the ballot in the general election Nov. 7. Comment
Woodhaven

Woodhaven girl, 14, reported missing

A Woodhaven teen was reported missing Friday and was last seen at her residence on 85th Street at 12:30 a.m. the same day, according to police. Comment
Rosedale

Investigation into Rosedale infant’s death ongoing: NYPD

An unconscious infant from Rosedale with no visible signs of trauma was brought to Jamaica Hospital by EMS Friday night, but was later pronounced dead by hospital staff. Comment
Jamaica

Jamaica Hospital performs groundbreaking surgery

Angela Corker, a breast cancer patient at Jamaica Hospital, is the first in the outer boroughs to experience using AeroForm, a groundbreaking, one-of-a kind, FDA-approved implant for breast reconstruction that does not require a saline injection. Comment
Glendale

Meng endorses Crowley in re-election bid against Holden

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) was endorsed by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) in her re-election bid in the 30th District. The two had opposed each other in a 2012 primary in Meng’s first run for Congress. Comments (2)
Flushing

St. Agnes students excited about new medical lab

Students at St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point will be able to get hands-on training in their new medical lab. Comment
Flushing

St. Agnes students excited about new medical lab

Students at St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point will be able to get hands-on training in their new medical lab. Comment
Letters

Columbus vandalism solves nothing

I would like to applaud the NYPD for protecting and guarding the statues of Christopher Columbus statues from vandals, especially around Columbus Day. Comments (2)

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