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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Politics ►Video

Down goes Avella: Liu secures primary victory

“True blue Liu” was what a crowd of supporters of former City Comptroller John Liu chanted as he became the Democratic nominee to represent northeast Queens in the state Senate last week after besting state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in their second primary bout. Comments (5)
Kew Gardens

NYPD cops busted for alleged prostitution ring, gambling enterprise: DA

A retired NYPD vice detective and seven active NYPD officers were indicted last week for allegedly operating a prostitution ring and gambling enterprise involving nearly three dozen civilians, according Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Comments (2)
Maspeth

Barnwell slides to victory over Sklarz

State Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Maspeth) solidified his position in Albany after defeating Melissa Sklarz in last week’s Democratic primary. Comment
Jackson Heights

Dromm honors hero cop who saved toddler’s life

A rookie cop at the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights became a local hero this summer when his quick action saved the life of a toddler. Comment
This fall, York College’s Performing Arts Center will tackle the topic of immigration when they present Jamaican writer Aston Cooke’s play “Single Entry.” Comments (1)
Fordham Prep and St. Francis Prep’s soccer teams took to the pitch to battle for New York Catholic League’s top spot Monday afternoon and although it is early in the season, the intensity of play did not disappoint the fans, who endured poor weather to witness a 2-2 draw at Fordham University in the Bronx. Comment
Event

Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery ends summer in style

Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery is celebrating the end of summer with music, art and literature. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

Your backyard: Where the wild things are

A new movie at the Museum of Natural History shows you what is going on in your own backyard Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Long Island City

5 Boro Pizza Challenge returns for third year

Participants in the third annual 5 Boro Pizza Challenge will compete against each other as they race across the five boroughs using mass transit to help raise money for an advocacy group by eating pizza. Comments (2)
Sunnyside

Electeds celebrate new traffic signal installed near PS 343 in Sunnyside

A new traffic signal at 47th Avenue and 42nd Street in Sunnyside had been in the works for over three years, ever since a new school, PS 343, was built near the northeast corner of the intersection. Comment
Bayside

Center for the Women of New York’s annual walk-a-thon set for Sept. 22

The Center for the Women of New York will be hosting its 10th annual walk-a-thon Sept. 22 near Fort Totten to raise funds in an effort to continue empowering women to rise above difficult situations. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill gets first-ever farmer’s market

Richmond Hill residents were welcomed to their first-ever farmer’s market last week. Comments (1)
St. Albans

Police investigation leads to indictment of six alleged gang members: DA

A long-term investigation spearheaded by the NYPD’s Queens South Gang Squad’s Criminal Investigations Task Force has led to the indictment of six alleged members of the Wood City Gang, a subset of the Bloods street gang that operates in Springfield Gardens and St. Albans, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (2)
Hillcrest

Hillcrest senior citizen pleads guilty to attempted rape charges: DA

HILLCREST — A 75-year-old Hillcrest man who exchanged sexually explicit text messages to a person he had met online, believed to be a 13-year-old girl, pleaded guilty to attempted rape last week, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (2)
The Civic Scene

Legislators working to curtail airplane noise in Queens

Queens Congress members Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks and Tom Suozzi are working with their colleagues as part of the Quiet Skies Caucus to monitor, study and ameliorate airplane noise over their communities. Comment

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Government

City View Inn welcomes homeless families

The city Department of Homeless Services met its goal of converting Blissville’s City View Inn into a full service shelter by the start of the 2018-19 school year, bringing the five-block community in Long Island City one step closer to hosting three facilities as part of the mayor’s Turning the Tide on Homelessness initiative. Comments (4)
Jackson Heights

Man sought in connection with jewelry heists at two Jackson Heights apartments: NYPD

Police from the 115th Precinct were searching for a suspect wanted for questioning in connection with burglaries at two homes near Travers Park in Jackson Heights late last month. Comments (1)
Flushing

Annual arm wrestling championships to be held in Flushing

The best arm wrestlers in the world will be coming to Queens to compete in the 41st Annual New York City Big Apple Grapple International Arm-Wrestling Championships. Comment
Bayside

Queens man pleads guilty to sex trafficking underage girls

A Queens man who engaged underage girls and women in sex trafficking pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court last week, according to Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Comments (3)
On Point

Plan to close Rikers must be stopped

Concerned about crime and safety in your community? You need to carefully consider the city’s plans to close Rikers Island and open a system of neighborhood prisons in every borough except Staten Island. Comments (15)

Classifieds

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