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Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Astoria

Astoria resident defeats breast cancer at 75 years old

Not every woman survives breast cancer at 75 years old. Meet Lydia Simbulan, an Astoria resident who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2016 and declared cancer-free a little over a year later. Simbulan attributes her recovery to the knowledge and care of her medical team and her faith in God. Comment
Flushing

Schumer urges DOT to enforce bus safety regulation

In response to the deadly bus accident in Flushing Sept. 18, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to implement a law already passed in 2012 to give charter bus companies a letter grade similar to New York City restaurants. Comment
Transit

Cuomo puts special MTA board in place

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is assembling an advisory board of transit experts, politicians and private sector leaders known as “Fix NYC” to help implement congestion pricing and create a dedicated revenue stream for the MTA. Comment
Bayside

St. Mary’s special needs pageant celebrates children’s accomplishments

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children held a special needs “rockstar pageant” at its Bayside facility Saturday which and was a hit among contestants and organizers who hoped to showcase the spirit and tenacity of its patients. Comment

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

East Elmhurst

Man fatally shot in East Elmhurst: NYPD

A 25-year-old East Elmhurst man was shot and killed in a backyard at 31-39 95th St. shortly before 10 p.m. Oct. 12 according to the NYPD. Comment
Kew Gardens

Center hosts 30th World of Working Women Conference

The Center for the Women of New York is hosting its 30th annual World of Working Women Conference this Friday at Queens Borough Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Comment
Ridgewood

Man wanted in three Ridgewood burglaries: Cops

Over the course of six weeks a thin white man around the age of 20 to 25 is suspected of carrying out three burglaries in Ridgewood, according to police. Comment
St. Albans

Comrie hosts town hall in St. Albans to debate possible Constitutional Convention

State Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) hosted a town hall last week at the Robert Ross-Johnson Family Life Center in St. Albans with elected officials from southeast Queens and expert panelists to discuss a possible Constitutional Convention, one of the three proposals on the ballot in the general election Nov. 7. Comment
Woodhaven

Woodhaven girl, 14, reported missing

A Woodhaven teen was reported missing Friday and was last seen at her residence on 85th Street at 12:30 a.m. the same day, according to police. Comment
Rosedale

Investigation into Rosedale infant’s death ongoing: NYPD

An unconscious infant from Rosedale with no visible signs of trauma was brought to Jamaica Hospital by EMS Friday night, but was later pronounced dead by hospital staff. Comment
Jamaica

Jamaica Hospital performs groundbreaking surgery

Angela Corker, a breast cancer patient at Jamaica Hospital, is the first in the outer boroughs to experience using AeroForm, a groundbreaking, one-of-a kind, FDA-approved implant for breast reconstruction that does not require a saline injection. Comment
Glendale

Meng endorses Crowley in re-election bid against Holden

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) was endorsed by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) in her re-election bid in the 30th District. The two had opposed each other in a 2012 primary in Meng’s first run for Congress. Comments (1)
Flushing

St. Agnes students excited about new medical lab

Students at St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point will be able to get hands-on training in their new medical lab. Comment
Letters

Columbus vandalism solves nothing

I would like to applaud the NYPD for protecting and guarding the statues of Christopher Columbus statues from vandals, especially around Columbus Day. Comments (1)

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

Jamaica

Six arrested during prostitution sting: NYPD

JAMAICA — Police arrested six men for allegedly patronizing a prostitute last week at the intersection of 153rd Street and South Road in Jamaica as part of the 103rd Precinct’s “Losing Proposition” undercover operation, according to the NYPD. Comment

Amateur fencer making strides at St. John’s

A native of South Jamaica, Curtis McDowald is not too far away from home as he begins his senior year at St. John’s University and his third consecutive year on its fencing team, in the epee category. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Jackson Heights

John Lennon Bus rolls into Jackson Heights with Bootsy Collins

Funk musician Bootsy Collins was in Jackson Heights Saturday to host the John Lennon Educational Bus Tour Block Party with City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights). Comment
Astoria

Astoria comedian draws inspiration from past experiences to tickle audiences

One might not think that humor comes from a cranky place, but according to Jerry Seinfeld, “crankiness is at the essence of all comedy.” Comment
High Heat

Mets 2017 report card: low marks across the board

The end of the Mets’ 2017 season means its time for their postseason report card. Comment

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