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Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

Sage Music, one of the most popular music schools in western Queens, didn’t have enough room for the multitude of students that were applying to study there. But after undergoing a remodel and expansion of their space, Sage is opening its doors to new students and anticipating the promising future of the school. Comment

MTA, activists dispute report over August delays

The MTA and the Riders Alliance are sparring over a report released Sunday that showed delays were experienced by straphangers every day somewhere within the system during the month of August except for Aug. 23. Comment

Ridgewood apartment units used as illegal hotel rooms: Mayor’s office

An apartment building in Ridgewood was among seven buildings last week to be named in the city’s first multi-borough lawsuit against several individuals acting in concert with each other for using housing units as illegal hotels in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, according to the mayor’s office. Comment
South Richmond Hill

St. Albans man charged in murder of off-duty correction officer: DA

Days after a candlelight vigil was held for slain Correction Officer Jonathan Narain, who was killed last week in South Richmond Hill, a suspect from St. Albans was charged with second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Police search for suspect wanted in connection with Fresh Meadows bank robbery: NYPD

FRESH MEADOWS — The NYPD was searching for a male suspect in connection with a robbery at a bank in Fresh Meadows last week. Comment

Bacon and Beer Classic takes over USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Wine and cheese have commonly been paired at events and restaurants, many of which have particular wines paired with certain cheeses. It is really up to the chef to match a cheese made with cow’s, sheep’s or goat’s milk with a wine made from grapes. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

Viva La Comida returned to the streets of Jackson Heights last Saturday to showcase some of the best Queens has to offer in terms food, music and, more food. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Housing Works to open new thrift store in Forest Hills

Housing Works is set to open a new thrift store Sept. 29 in Forest Hills — the nonprofit’s first in Queens. Comments (1)

Bronx man pleads guilty to stealing from Woodhaven mailbox: DA

KEW GARDENS — A Bronx man who attempted to steal mail from a U.S. Postal Service mailbox in Woodhaven was sentenced to jail last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)

Queens College named one of nation’s best public colleges: Report

The U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges edition featured several City University of New York institutions in its list for top public colleges, including one from Queens. Comments (2)
Prepare to spend many hours at the Museum of the Moving Image with their new exhibit, “A Whole Different Ball Game, Playing Through 60 Years of Sports Video Games.” Comment

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018


Six Flushing martial artists qualify for 2019 AAU Taekwondo National team

Six local students from the Ultimate Champions Taekwondo martial arts school in Flushing will compete in Germany next year after qualifying for the 2019 AAU Taekwondo National team last weekend. Comment

Vanel secures landslide victory over Bryan

State Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-Queens Village) rode the Democratic blue wave to victory as he beat out his challenger, community leader Oster Bryan, for his re-election bid to continue representing southeast Queens. Comments (2)
East Elmhurst

Monserrate marks political comeback with district leader victory

Former City Councilman and state Sen. Hiram Monserrate won an election to become Democratic district leader last Thursday in East Elmhurst. Comments (4)
Jackson Heights

Election season sees incumbents fall as Queens County Democratic Party’s power begins to wane

Voters across the borough followed suit on a trend that indicates the waning influence of the Queens County Democratic Party under the leadership of outgoing U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) by voting against state Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights). Comments (1)

Van Bramer launches participatory budgeting; Constantinides to host town hall with Johnson

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) was scheduled to kick off the fifth year of Participatory Budgeting Thursday with the first of six neighborhood assemblies to be held in his district through Oct. 11. Comment

Continue investing in public transportation

National Car Free Day on Sept. 22 should be celebrated everyday. Comments (1)

Actress Hillary Brooke was raised in Astoria

Born Beatrice Sofia Mathilda Peterson on Sept. 8, 1914, and raised in Astoria, actress Hillary Brooke appeared in more than 50 films and television shows from the 1930s to the 1950s. Comment
A sudden downpour Tuesday afternoon flooded roads and subway stations as the remnants of Hurricane Florence swept through New York City. Comment

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Three infants and two adults are in critical but stable condition after a gruesome stabbing rampage at a Queens daycare center early Friday morning, police said. Comments (17)
A suspected love triangle took a turn for the worst Friday morning, as two people were found dead in an East Elmhurst apartment in an incident that also put an off-duty Yonkers police officer in the hospital after a dispute broke out at 19-54 77th St., according to the NYPD. Comment

Ramos celebrates primary victory over Peralta

Auribal Ramos stood in front of a panel of TVs last Thursday night, watching numbers from the polls roll in for his daughter, Jessica Ramos, at a crowded Jackson Heights watering hole as she was pulling ahead over “entrenched” state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst). Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Cruz celebrates primary win against Espinal

“Dreamer” Catalina Cruz celebrated her victory at a Jackson Heights club after unseating state Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights) and fending off fellow challenger Yonel Letellier Sosa in last week’s Democratic primary. Comments (2)

Queens well represented at annual Vendy Awards

Queens will be well represented at the 14th annual Vendy Awards on Governors Island Saturday. Comment

Police search for missing elderly Elmhurst woman

The NYPD was searching for an Elmhurst woman who was reported missing on Wednesday. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway fire house, police station approved for landmark status

A fire house and a police station both built in Far Rockaway in the early 20th century have officially been approved for landmark status following a unanimous 47-0 vote last week, according to City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton). Comment
High Heat

Mets right to allow Wright his final goodbye

David Wright announced last week in an emotional news conference that he plans to retire after taking the field one last time against the Miami Marlins Sept. 29. Comment

A new dawn

Last week’s Democratic primary proved that we are truly in a new age of politics in Queens. Comments (1)
New Voices

Administration’s approach to trafficking remains lacking

A chilling news story from the border has made national headlines. Comments (4)


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