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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

Kew Gardens

City Hall in Your Borough returns to Queens next week

The de Blasio administration will operate out of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens next week. Comments (1)
More than a dozen kids in Bayside got to celebrate Halloween a little earlier this year. Comment
With construction underway at a homeless shelter in Ozone Park, elected officials rallied last Friday with dozens of members from the local community across the street from the construction site after a second homeless individual allegedly attacked a person in the area. Comments (1)

Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral pushes for end of gun violence at town hall

Emotions ran high Monday night at Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in St. Albans as congregants and community leaders cried during a performance art piece that was held at the church to kick-start a town hall centered on speaking out against gun violence. Comment

Queens College names former female FBI agent as head of security

Former FBI Special Agent Dr. Beth LaManna will be the first woman ever to serve as the head of security at a senior college in CUNY, according to a spokeswoman at Queens College. Comment

Suozzi reaches across party lines to move legislation forward

According to northeast Queens Congressman Tom Suozzi, “getting things done” is a bipartisan effort. Comment

Flushing school celebrates new soccer pitch

Students and teachers at PS 220Q celebrated the opening of a new soccer pitch in the Flushing community with a red ribbon cutting ceremony Monday on Soccer Day. Comment

Jamaica-raised writer brings original family tale to Queens Theatre

Some of the best plays seem to be the ones that are inspired by gritty, poignant, sometimes humorous real-life events, and actual people. Comment

Queens Arts and Events Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
The St. Francis Prep Terriers took advantage of a late fourth quarter turnover to get a 28-21 win over their neighborhood rivals from Holy Cross in the 2018 “Battle of the Boulevard” football game Sunday afternoon at Martin Van Buren High School Field. Comment
Police officers from the 109th Precinct were looking for a duo who burglarized a Flushing bar last week. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018


Douglaston violinist, 14, will perform solo at Massapequa Philharmonic

Michelle Stern, a 14-year-old violin prodigy from Douglaston, is about to make her dreams become a reality as she is preparing to perform Sunday at the Massapequa Philharmonic. Comment
Dutch Kills

13-year-old boy struck by hit-and-run driver in Dutch Kills: NYPD

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria were searching for the driver of a white minivan that struck a 13-year-old boy in Dutch Kills last week. Comment

Children will voice concerns at inaugural Young and Mighty March in Sunnyside

Nearly 500 young people from Woodside and Sunnyside are expected to take part in the Young and Mighty March next weekend, just two weeks before the midterm elections. Comments (7)

Queens Arts Fund to offer grants to artists, nonprofit organizations

The Queens Council on the Arts announced Oct. 1 it will distribute $527,600 in grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations. Comment

Going to see a man about a horse... and a movie!

For one College Point woman, good times were just around the corner. Comments (1)

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. Comments (1)

East Elmhurst man charged with groping two young girls in Corona: DA

An East Elmhurst man was arrested and charged last week with allegedly groping two young girls in two separate incidents in Corona this month. Comments (2)

Girls sign up to join Pack 13 Cub Scouts in Elmhurst

As a part of its Family Scouting Program, Cub Scout Pack 13 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. Comments (1)
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 (2)
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 (5)

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 (3)
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

Epsilon Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., will participate for the sixth time as a team in the 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 (2)
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 (5)
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