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Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Douglaston

Douglaston violinist, 14, will perform solo at Massapequa Philharmonic

Michelle Stern, a 14-year-old violin prodigy from Douglaston, is about to make her dreams become a reality as she is preparing to perform Sunday at the Massapequa Philharmonic. Comment
Dutch Kills

13-year-old boy struck by hit-and-run driver in Dutch Kills: NYPD

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria were searching for the driver of a white minivan that struck a 13-year-old boy in Dutch Kills last week. Comment
Sunnyside

Children will voice concerns at inaugural Young and Mighty March in Sunnyside

Nearly 500 young people from Woodside and Sunnyside are expected to take part in the Young and Mighty March next weekend, just two weeks before the midterm elections. Comments (2)
Astoria

Queens Arts Fund to offer grants to artists, nonprofit organizations

The Queens Council on the Arts announced Oct. 1 it will distribute $527,600 in grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations. Comment
QueensLine

Going to see a man about a horse... and a movie!

For one College Point woman, good times were just around the corner. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

South Richmond Hill couple swipes more than $92k in benefits: DA

A South Richmond Hill couple pled guilty to stealing nearly $92,000 in welfare aid, according to New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (1)
Corona

East Elmhurst man charged with groping two young girls in Corona: DA

An East Elmhurst man was arrested and charged last week with allegedly groping two young girls in two separate incidents in Corona this month. Comments (1)
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz blasted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule change that would render immigrants who receive certain forms of public assistance such as Medicaid, Medicare food stamps and Section 8 vouchers potentially ineligible for U.S. permanent residency. Comments (5)
Elmhurst

Girls sign up to join Pack 130 Cub Scouts in Elmhurst

As a part of its Family Scouting Program, Cub Scout Pack 130 in Elmhurst has admitted girls to its group earlier this year so that families wanting to be more active in the explorers group for kids would not have to choose between spending time with their sons or daughters. Comments (1)
The Civic Scene

Queens civic groups voice opposition to local prisons

For months, the city administration has been talking of closing Rikers Island and building local prisons throughout the city. Comment

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

Democrats and Republicans alike gathered together at the funeral Sunday for former state Sen. Frank Padavan, who was remembered as a bipartisan leader in northeast Queens during his 38 years serving in Albany. Comments (2)
East Elmhurst

Environmentalists speak out against proposed LaGuardia AirTrain

Environmentalists are voicing their opposition against the latest route of the proposed LaGuardia AirTrain. Comment
Bellerose

Queens constituents, elected officials offer suggestions on how to improve tax system

York College was the site of a tax reform public hearing last week, where elected officials and residents of all different types of property were able to address concerns about the current tax system and make suggestions. Comments (2)
Police collared a pickup truck driver who fatally struck an senior woman as she attempted to cross a street in Flushing last month. Comments (3)
Education

York College partners with Microdrones to give students tech internships

Jamaica is continuing to makes strides toward becoming a major hub. Comment
Two local chain restaurants in Queens will soon be giving you a reason to not skip breakfast in the morning. Comments (3)
Jamaica Hills

American Red Cross offers aid to those displaced as a result of Jamaica Hills fire

The American Red Cross is reaching out to anyone who needs assistance if they were temporarily displaced from their homes as a result of a fire that took place in Jamaica Hills last week. Comment
Long Island City

LaGuardia Community College students get their First Big Break

Rony Estevez is the first member of his family to enroll in college and has seen his life change after getting his big break. Comment
Corona

Flushing Meadows Corona Park set to host Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

The St. Albans Epsilon Pi Omega co-ed Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., which formed at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1908, will participate for the sixth time as a team in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 21 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment
Letters

Grant money can bring ferry to northeast Queens

There is money available to support a ferry to northeast Queens (“Public feedback could bring ferry to NE Qns,” Bill Parry -- Sept. 28). All Mayor Bill de Blasio has to do is ask NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to submit grant applications to both the Federal Transit Administration Passenger Ferry Program and New York state Department of Transportation. Comments (2)
New Voices

After shuffle in Albany, can the DREAM Act pass?

The resounding primary defeats of former Independent Democratic Conference members is certain to cause a shuffle of legislative priorities in Albany. Comments (5)

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018

Flushing

Meng joins postal workers to protest Trump’s proposal to privatize USPS

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and postal workers from across Queens joined forces Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump’s proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service. Comments (5)
Long Island City

LaGuardia Community College to play key role in city’s new cyber security initiative

LaGuardia Community College is joining forces with the city to create jobs to fight cyber threats. Comment
Flushing

Stavisky, Braunstein testify in support of SHSAT

State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) are standing firm in their opposition against the mayor’s proposal to phase out the admissions test into specialized high schools. Comments (1)
Music

College Point singer records first solo album

After 37 years of performing with The Tapes, College Point native Bill Popp is set to release his first solo album, titled “Bill Popp Solo.” Comment
Rosedale

Queens organization raises funds for breast cancer patients

A local organization in Rosedale is making strides against breast cancer. Comment
Middle Village

State Court of Appeals steps in on dispute between Christ the King, Brooklyn-Queens Diocese

The state Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled that the Brooklyn-Queens Diocese will have to pay more than $10,000 in legal fees to Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village after a years-long suit against the charter school for renting out space on the campus. Comment
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