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Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

A string of burglaries hit Bell Boulevard in the early hours Monday with Sterling Pharmacy a target as well as Asian Fusion and Sushi Bar, Oscar Nails and the possibility of Michael Hair Salon being among them. Comment
Astoria

Man forced to withdaw cash from ATMs in Astoria by knife-wielding suspect: NYPD

The NYPD released surveillance footage of a man suspected of robbing a 32-year-old man at knifepoint in Astoria in early October. Comment
Forest Hills

Man dies in Forest Hills car collision

A 68-year-old motorist is dead following a collision in Forest Hills. Comment
Howard Beach

Addabbo wants action on drug disposal bill

For decades environmentalists have warned of the dangers of improper disposal of prescription drugs and the harm it is doing to the water supple. Late last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the roll-out of a program in which 280 locations statewide would begin accepting unused prescription drugs, but state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) believes more should be done to battle the potential safety, health and environmental hazards. Comment

Parents of slain Wyoming LGBT youth hold forum at Queens Borough Hall

Dennis and Judy Shepard, still heartbroken by the murder of their son in a 1998 Wyoming hate crime, tour the country in his honor discussing bigotry against the LGBT community. Comment
Flushing

Man wanted in forcible touching incident in Flushing: Cops

Police were searching for a man suspected of forcible touching in Flushing. Comment
Hollis

Three suspects wanted in attempted home invasion in Hollis: NYPD

The police were on the lookout for three suspects wanted in connection with an attempted home invasion that resulted in one victim being shot in Hollis Sunday. Comment
Jamaica

Nonprofit tech company competes for $1.5M

WeWorks, a company that provides office space to entrepreneurs, artists, startups and nonprofits, is doling out $20 million in its global initiative called The Creator Awards. Comment
East Elmhurst

Peralta launches free legal services focusing on immigration and housing

In the midst of what he calls “attacks on hardworking and immigrant families in the era of President Trump,” state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) has launched free legal counseling services focusing on housing and immigration. Peralta secured a $50,000 state allocation to the CUNY School of Law’s Community Legal Resource Network to provide qualified attorneys and offer needed services to constituents. Comment
Chef Elvis Trenchfield scored a double first place in the second annual Chicken Soup Cook-Off held at Temple Beth Sholom in Flushing. Comments (1)

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Politics

Vote No to Constitutional Convention campaign cost backers $3M

Opponents of a Constitutional Constitution reigned victorious on Election Night in killing Proposal 1, a referendum to change New York State’s charter, by spending more than $3 million on the Vote NO campaign. The defeat drew the ire of proponents who wanted a revised document. Comment

State restored funds to NORC programs: Rozic

Elected officials announced success in pressuring state agencies to restore funding previously committed to naturally occurring retirement communities but later revoked. Comment
Richmond Hill

MediSys volunteers honored for Puerto Rico relief work

Recently re-elected Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was at Richmond Hill last Friday to help welcome back 20 medical professionals from Jamaica Hospital and Flushing Hospital who went to Puerto Rico to provide relief work after Hurricane Maria destroyed hospitals on the commonwealth island. Comment
A popular book called “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” is an account of financial educator Robert Kiyosaki’s two dads: His real father and his ‘rich dad,’ who both taught him valuable lessons about money and relationships that would shape his life. Comment
Bayside

MAGBO honors officials in Bayside

The Metropolitan Approved Girls Basketball Officials, an organization dedicated to educating referees, honored the accomplishments of some of their own Nov. 4 at Bourbon Street in Bayside at its third annual gala. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights progressives rally against Trump’s first year as Meng salutes Democratic victories in national elections

Dozens of progressive Democrats and members of immigrant and LGBT organizations joined elected officials for a rally at Travers Park in Jackson Heights to mark the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s election Nov. 8. Comments (3)
Whitestone

Whitestone senior center celebrates Veterans Day

To celebrate Veterans Day, a Whitestone nursing home hosted a “Veterans Helping Veterans” event Wednesday, sending care packages and letters of encouragement to active service members. Comment
Howard Beach

Sandy victim not pleased with FEMA compensation

Hurricane Sandy has been nothing but a headache for New York Hospital Police Officer William Grusel. Comment
Astoria

Astoria-based songwriter to debut new album live Saturday night

Straight from her unicorn heart comes Astoria-based singer/songwriter Virginia Marcs’ hot and fresh debut album, “Climbing the Wall,” in all of its Darkness and Light. Comment

St. Francis Prep football drops semifinal contest to Fordham Prep

On perhaps the coldest evening of this season, the St. Francis Prep Terriers could not overcome their turnover issues and fell to Fordham Prep, 41-14, on the campus of Fordham University in the Bronx in the CHSAA Class AA semifinal football game. Comment

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Corona

Man sought in Corona for sexually abusing 14-year-old girl: NYPD

Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights were looking for a man who allegedly fondled a teenage girl in Corona in September. Comment
Politics

Mayor loses five districts to Malliotakis in Queens

Mayor Bill de Blasio may have won more than twice the votes for Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island) overall in Queens Nov. 7, but the GOP choice for City Hall pulled ahead of the incumbent in five Assembly districts, Board of Elections results show. Comment
South Jamaica

Suspect arrested in stabbing death of Flushing resident

Police said they have been able to identify both a victim and a suspect in the stabbing that occurred at a residence on 147th Street and 116th Avenue in South Jamaica Monday. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Jamaica Estates tops list of NYC neighborhoods where home sales have risen most

Jamaica Estates topped the list of New York City neighborhoods where home sale prices have risen the most, according to a new report from the real estate blog Streeteasy. Comment
Flushing

Flushing sidewalk construction complete

Construction on Flushing’s busiest district has been completed after a year of extensive work. Comments (1)
Flushing

Flushing landlords among borough’s worst

Flushing, Jamaica Hills, Jamaica and Long Island City are home to the top 10 worst landlords in the borough, according to a 2017 Watchlist released by the public advocate. Comment
Bayside

Bayside home invasion targets elderly couple

BAYSIDE — Police were looking for three suspects who forced their way into an elderly Bayside couple’s home Tuesday and robbed them at gunpoint. Comments (1)
Demetrius Blackwell, 37, was convicted of the cold-blooded murder of NYPD Officer Brian Moore in Queens Village more than two years ago. Comment
Rosedale

Pa-Nash to hold fourth annual Black Tie Gala

Pa-Nash Eurosoul Restaurant and Lounge will host its 4th Annual Black Tie Gala in Rosedale Sunday. Comment
Event

Queens Arts and Events Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
Editorial

Ticket Split

Election Day brought a few surprises to Queens but also disappointment over turnout. Voting was inexcusably low in most parts of the borough with the re-election of Mayor Bill de Blasio considered a done deal and only one of the incumbents in the City Council facing a white-knuckle challenge. Comment
Letters

Voter turnout must improve for the next election

In the past election it was stated that only 23 percent of voters showed up to vote. That, in my opinion, is a sad state of affairs. Comments (2)
The 2017 season was a disaster for the New York Mets. Comment

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