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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. Comment

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. Comment
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 (1)
East Elmhurst

Environmentalists speak out against proposed LaGuardia AirTrain

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

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 (1)

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 (2)
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

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 have its sixth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 21 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment

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 (1)
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 (1)

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018


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

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)

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

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

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans last week for a $13 billion project that will transform JFK International Airport into a 21st century venue increasing capacity by at least 15 million passengers annually, he also vowed extensive community opportunities would be created, including an office to assist with contracting and job placement that will open in Jamaica this fall. Comments (3)

Southeast Queens businesses want GrubHub support

Earlier this year, eight business owners within and near downtown Jamaica had the opportunity attend a two-day technology boot camp sponsored by Goldman Sachs and Con Edison. Comments (4)

Johnson, Constantinides discuss senior housing at Astoria town hall

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson was in Astoria for a town hall with City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), where they discussed funding for senior housing through the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, issues in the Acropolis housing complex as well as improvements that could be made to NYC Ferry service to northwestern Queens. Comment
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