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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Flushing

Swastika removed from Flushing BID booth

A swastika found written on the Flushing Business Improvement District booth, located on Main Street and Kissena Boulevard, was immediately painted over within an hour after a constituent notified City Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) office. Comments (1)
Politics

Cuomo signs Weprin’s anti-hazing bill after death of Oakland Gardens student

Nearly five years after the death of a Baruch College student from Oakland Gardens in 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an anti-hazing bill into law Monday to reduce the dangerous hazing death incidents that occur in New York state each year. Comments (1)
Woodside

Slain officers honored at Dragon Boat Festival

Leading one of the NYPD teams that raced during the festival was Brittany Hawkrigg, a police officer from Manhattan. Comments (1)
College Point

Man found dead in water near College Point Yacht Club

COLLEGE POINT — A man presumed to be in his 40s was found dead floating in the water near the College Point Yacht Club last week, according to the NYPD. Comments (1)
Crime

Four suspected MS-13 gang members detained pending trial

A federal judge has granted a request by Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue for the permanent detention of four alleged MS-13 gang members charged with crippling a Jamaica man in 2016. Comments (1)
Music

CreArt Music Festival offers unique take on classical music

He was once dubbed “a six-and-a-half-foot tall scowl,” appearing somewhat cold and aloof. Comments (1)
High Heat

David Wright attempting yet another comeback

It looks like David Wright is attempting another come back. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Springfield Gardens

Rebuilding Together NYC repairs Springfield Gardens home

Rebuilding Together NYC, a non-profit housing organization that rehabilitates homes and revitalizes communities, assisted in repairing longtime Springfield Gardens resident Jill McCoy’s house last week with the city’s Workforce 1 trainees. Comments (1)
Education

Queens’ tax dollars go farthest among five boroughs: Study

SmartAsset, a financial technology company, released a study last week comparing counties across the United States by measuring local crime rates and school quality relative to their effective property tax rates. Among the city’s five boroughs Queens homeowners fared the best in terms of value. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

Nonprofit study examines ways to protect Jamaica Bay

The Rand Corporation, a global non-profit think tank, released a recent study that examines potential ways to reduce persistent tidal flooding in Jamaica Bay while improving water quality and restoring the area’s habitat. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

St. Albans

Electeds call out city Parks Department over condition of St. Albans playground comfort station

On the eve of LL Cool J’s 14th annual basketball camp in St. Albans, elected officials from southeast Queens and Comptroller Scott Stringer blasted the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation at a news conference for failing to fix a comfort station for three years. Comments (1)
South Richmond Hill

South Richmond Hill graduate receives scholarship to finish pursuing engineering degree

Earlier this month, the New York Water Environment Association, a non-profit organization made up of water quality management professionals, awarded a $3,000 scholarship to South Richmond Hill resident and graduate student Fazena Bacchus. Comments (1)
College Point

Man found dead at Powell’s Cove Park: NYPD

COLLEGE POINT — A 25-year-old man was found with a single gunshot wound to the head in a College Point park last week, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
Hunters Point

Hunters Point activist announces City Council run

Civic leader Brent O’Leary announced he will run for office in the seat currently held by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), who will be forced to give up his seat by term limits in the 2021 citywide elections. Comments (1)
Letters

Registering to vote more important than ever

With the local and mid-term elections swiftly approaching, eligible New Yorkers of all backgrounds and political leanings must register to vote and those who are already registered should make sure others in their communities are prepared to cast their ballots. Comments (4)

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Jamaica

Former Jamaica resident pleads guilty to supporting ISIS

Ali Saleh, 25, a former Jamaica resident, pleaded guilty to two counts of providing material support and resources to a terrorist organization, according to federal prosecutors and the NYPD. Comments (1)
Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens resident aims to launch fair trade campaign in Queens

Atiya Raja is taking on a big task to transform Queens into a fair trade borough. Comments (1)
Elmhurst

Cruz announces plan to keep housing affordable

Catalina Cruz, a Democratic candidate for the seat held by state Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights), has released her initiative for making neighborhoods more affordable while providing tenants with the resources they need when meeting their landlord in a courtroom. Comments (3)
Crime

Woman struck by vehicle at Jamaica intersection

An 88-year-old woman struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard last week is in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, according to the NYPD. Comments (2)
Bayside

Queens native is new chief division head of the western division of American Lung Association

Lewis Bartfield, a Queens native, was named the chief division officer for the western division of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin late last month. Comments (1)
Letters

No term limits for community boards

The NYC Charter Revision Commission is currently considering various changes to the city charter that would amend various governmental practices in our city. Comments (1)

Classifieds

Do you know an immigrant in Queens who has made an impact on the community? Nominate a person who has made a difference for the 2018 Queens Ambassador Awards.
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