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Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017


Brooklyn break-in suspect caught on doorbell cam: DA Brown

A Brooklyn man caught on security footage attempting to break into a Bayside home was convicted last week and possibly faces up to seven years behind bars, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment
Long Island City

Charter School Fair draws hundreds

Despite frigid temperatures and a snowfall, 400 parents and students went to the first-ever Charter Middle and High School Fair Saturday, which featured two Queens’ charter schools among the 40 at the event held at 555 Broome St. in Manhattan. Comment
Investigators believe rage over a parking spot set the stage for a Far Rockway man to be accused of killing his friend when he drove his car into a crowd of onlookers, injuring five people, police said. Comments (1)

Queensboro Symphony Orchestra debuts Christmas concert in Whitestone

The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra has expanded its venue to include a series of concerts at Moakyang Presbyterian Church in Whitestone. “Classical Christmas” marks the debut the series on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. Comment

Photos: This week in Queens

Scenes from around the borough this holiday season: shopping for artisinal goods at the Queens Museum; lights and a Radio City moment in Jamaica; and the Corona-East Elmhurst neighborhood stopped to remember a favorite daughter, the late Borough President Helen Marshall. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017


Corona woman dodges bungled Port Authority blast

Veronica Chavez from Corona was one of the three victims who made it out of the Port Authority bombing alive Monday and said the experience conjured another traumatic memory: 9/11, according to a news report. Comment
State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) joined campus administrators Monday for the dedication of the new Student One-Stop Welcome Center at Queensborough Community College. Comment

Latina vocalist from the block – in Elmhurst – takes NYC music scene by storm

Since embarking on her rocky, but awesome journey to fame, a dynamic vocalist from Queens has always kept it real, never forgetting her roots. Comment
Jamaica Estates

All wired up for Christmas

When is over-the-top not nearly enough? When it some to Christmas lights, that’s when. Comment
High Heat

Yankees have reclaimed New York, but Mets not too far behind

At the beginning of the 2017 season, this column questioned whether New York City had become a Mets town. It was a logical question to ask, given the Mets success in 2015 and 2016 while the Yankees were clearly a step behind. Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Fresh Meadows

Two arrested in murder of rapper Chinx in 2015

Two Long Island men have been charged in the 2015 fatal shooting of rapper Chinx and wounding of his friend in Briarwood, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

January death of 5-year-old boy ruled a homicide: NYPD

Police deemed the Jan. 22 death of 5-year-old Michael Guzman from Jamaica a homicide Thursday, according to the NYPD. Comment

Corona human trafficking survivor honored with national award

A Corona woman who survived a harrowing ordeal at the hands of human traffickers was honored with a prestigious national award for her international advocacy on behalf of other women trapped in the world of sex slavery. Shandra Woworuntu, 41, was named the 2017 L’Oreal Paris Woman of Worth National Honoree at a star-studded ceremony at Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel last week for founding the Astoria-based Mentari USA, a non-profit which has helped hundreds of victims reintegrate into society by offering them resources, education and mentoring. Comment

Former Congressman donates personal papers to Queens College

Former Queens congressman and Queens College ‘65 alum Gary Ackerman announced he will be donating 12 boxes of artifacts detailing his more than 30 years in public office to his CUNY alma mater located in Flushing. Comment

Meng urges changes to data on race for 2020 Census drive

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) is urging the Office of Management and Budget to revise its data collection standards for a more accurate 2020 Census. Comments (6)

Hyndman fears attack could hurt boro Bengalis

Terrorism, education and mental patients were some of the issues on the agenda for the last Community Board 13 meeting of 2017 Monday night in Bellerose. Comments (2)

Former Bayside teacher pleads guilty to attempting to pay minor for sex: DA

A former Bayside substitute teacher has pleaded guilty to attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl into performing oral sex in exchange for $500 in an undercover police sting, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2)
Fresh Meadows

Queens pols claim IDC, Avella will never cooperate with mainline Dems in coalition

City and state elected officials spoke out at a forum in Fresh Meadows last week against the Independent Democratic Committee, claiming the breakaway Democrats had no interest in actually forming a coalition with the mainline party. Comment

Rosenthal preps for first term in Albany

Just 26 years old, the newly elected state Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal (D-Flushing) announced Tuesday he will jump right into tackling issues plaguing his community by joining five committees in the 2018 legislative session. He will join the Aging, Insurance, the Labor, Real Property Taxation and Social Services committees. Comment
Jackson Heights

Queens Consort to bring Baroque Period to life

The baroque period – from around 1600 to 1750 – was an interesting time. Comments (1)

Queens Arts and Events Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment

Overcoming hate

The pipe bomb that exploded in a heavily traveled passenger tunnel under the Port Authority Bus Terminal was several miles away from Queens, but the fallout could be felt in the cancellation of subway service in lines that connect the borough to Manhattan. Comments (1)

Bobby Valentine, Brandon Nimmo make their pitch to support IABF in Brooklyn

Imagine a great Sunday Italian feast, only this time with 100 members of your extended family and at the helm sits the incomparable Bobby Valentine. For those in attendance last week at Carmine’s in Brooklyn, this epic gathering was a reality, led by the former New York Mets manager in support of the Italian American Baseball Foundation. Comment

Two stabbed, one slashed in knife robberies in Jamaica: NYPD

Police were on the lookout for three male suspects armed with knives who may be responsible for a robbery, a slashing, and two stabbings in Jamaica, according to the NYPD. Comments (3)

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017


Van Bramer bill would block non profits from city funds if they have history of sexual harassment complaints

As boldfaced names are added to the list of sexual misconduct scandals almost daily, one Queens lawmaker is planning to introduce legislation early next year that would stop non-profit organizations from receiving city funds if they have been subject to multiple sexual harassment complaints. City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s (D-Sunnyside) proposal would require organizations to provide up-to-date documents and records related to sexual harassment complaints, how they were resolved, what disciplinary actions were taken with personnel involved in complaints, and what type of e Comment

Former Borough President Helen Marshall honored with street co-naming in Corona

The corner of 103rd Street and Northern Boulevard in Corona was co-named to honor the late former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Sunday during a ceremony organized by City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (D-East Elmhurst) and state Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona). Comments (2)

Bayside activist raises winter lodging funds for two homeless companions

A GoFundMe page to provide winter housing for a homeless companions living near Fort Totten has gathered over $3,000 in a $5,000 goal in the first three days since its launch by Bayside activist Gregg Sullivan. Comments (1)

Study reveals students struggle to graduate at CUNY

The non-profit research organization Center for an Urban Future has released a study in which it found too few students from Queens and across the city graduate from both community and four-year colleges in the CUNY system on time or leave without credentials, based on graduation data from 2010 to 2017. Comments (4)

Public advocate urges governor to sign Kim’s small business bill

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) is garnering support for his bill in support of small businesses. Comment

Whitestone man charged in converter-stealing spree

A Whitestone man was charged with stealing more than a dozen catalytic converters from parked cars throughout the borough in a spree that lasted almost two months, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

‘Gift of the Magi’ is a gift from Queens Opera Theatre

Queens Opera Theatre will present its first full production at Flushing Town Hall as part of its inaugural 2017-2018 season. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

The threats that worry you are barely threats at all

Until the advent of photography, every time you witnessed something scary, it was in your neighborhood. Comment

Christ the King falls to Iona Prep

The early season adjustment problems continued for the Christ the King boys’ hoops team Friday, as the Royals fell 55-48 lost to Iona Prep in New Rochelle. Comment



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