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Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Suozzi backs Vallone resolution to reduce helicopter noise

U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi (D-Little Neck) has backed a city resolution to amend a route allowing helicopters to fly low over northeast Queens, specifically Whitestone, for the health and environmental impact it has on the residents along the shore. Comment
Astoria’s elected officials and community leaders have been arguing since October that the MTA’s massive renovation project that completely closed the 30th and 36th Avenue stations on the N and W stations violated federal law for not upgrading accessibility with elevators. Comment
Queens Hospital Center is expecting over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment from a capital projects request it made to Borough President Melinda Katz and members of the Queens City Council delegation. The hospital wants to use the money to better service its growing patient population and their needs. Comment

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


NYC public schools canceled ahead of Winter Storm Toby

The city Department of Education announced all school activities will be called off Wednesday due to inclement weather. Comment

Demolition work begins on historic Astoria house

Demolition work began on a house once belonging to a family of classical music legends and contemporaries of the Steinway family after a drawn-out effort to save the unofficial landmark. Comments (3)

Stavisky, Koo call for expansion of specialized test program

State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) have called for the continued expansion of Specialized High School Admissions Test preparation programs to help diversify the city’s specialized high schools. Comment
Queens Village

Mosque construction site vandalized in Queens Village: NYPD

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating a possible bias incident that took place at a construction site where a mosque is being built in Queens Village. Comment

New York Conservative Party looks for election success

The New York State Conservative Party was formed in 1962 and it has had a significant impact on the political way things have been run across the state, with some success closer to Queens. Comment

Praise for the Zucker Hillside Hospital

I would like to praise the Zucker Hillside Hospital for all they do in the mental health field to help the many in need. Comments (1)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Hunters Point

Hunters Point community calls on city to improve safety on Center Boulevard

Hunters Point community members and children from area schools rallied with City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) March 9 on Center Boulevard as he renewed his call for the city’s Department of Transportation to implement comprehensive traffic calming measures along the stretch of road on Long Island City’s waterfront. Comment

First ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade coming to Bayside

Bayside will be celebrating its first ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Bell Boulevard March 24 with dozens of community groups honoring Irish heritage. Comments (4)
East Elmhurst

Senate passes Peralta legislation to make organ donor registration easier

Legislation that would make it easier for New Yorkers to become organ donors was passed by the state Senate Monday. Comment

City’s changes to SBS, bioswales proposals not enough

Although many members of community boards in Queens spoke out against the proposed Select Bus Service, it was initiated anyway. Comments (1)

A closer look at arming teachers

UFT President Michael Mulgrew is on record that he does not support the idea of his members (teachers) carrying firearms in school. Comments (2)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ozone Park

Cold war vets may get property tax exemption with new bill

A pair of Republican city lawmakers joined together to introduce a bill which will qualify Cold War veterans for a tax exemption currently only reserved for those who served in a “specified period of conflict.” Comment

Queens International Night Market prepares for its fourth season at New York Hall of Science

When the popular Queens International Night Market returns for its fourth season at the New York Hall of Science parking lot in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in April, the first two nights will be ticketed to alleviate traffic, enormous crowds and any disruption to the surrounding community. Comment

Avella calls Parks Department’s response to tree survey ‘disgraceful’

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has called the Parks Department’s response to his constituents’ complaints regarding city tree conditions “shameful.” Comment


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