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Thursday, March 22, 2018

The city Parks Department will utilize New York’s fourth Nor’easter as a day of free winter fun in the city’s former greenspaces that have been blanketed in snow following Winter Storm Toby. Comment

Constantinides supports Ramos in her Senate challenge against Peralta

There was a time when City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) was a supporter of state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst). Comments (1)
Parents and students were shaken up after Forest Hills High School was put into a soft lockdown last week following a hoax gun threat. Comment
The City Council plans to launch a probe into the real estate venture formerly run by White House adviser Jared Kushner that allegedly falsified documents on rent stabilized tenants in three Astoria buildings as well as numerous other locations around the city. Comment
A recent report by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli claims the Long Island Rail Road had the worst on-time performance in nearly two decades in 2017. Comment
The public took turns lashing out against a homeless shelter slated for Blissville at a public hearing on week by the city Department of Homeless Services at St. Rafael’s church. Comment

Gotti grandson gets five more years in prison

John Gotti, the 24-year-old grandson of the notorious Gambino crime boss, received five additional years last week— this time in federal prison — tacked onto his current eight-year sentence in connection with his role in a 2012 arson he helped to commit to assist an already convicted Bonnano family capo Vincent Asaro, 82, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

The flip side of post-traumatic stress disorder

For some but not all, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Comment
“Yeah, I got issues... one of them is how bad I need you...” Comment
The St. John’s baseball team dropped its third consecutive game, falling to Fairfield 2-1 Tuesday afternoon at Jack Kaiser Stadium in Queens. Comment
Queens is alive with the sound of music, so come hear the music play... when Broadway takes Queens Theatre by storm this weekend. Comment

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Suozzi backs Vallone resolution to reduce helicopter noise

U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi (D-Little Neck) has backed a city resolution to amend a route allowing helicopters to fly low over northeast Queens, specifically Whitestone, for the health and environmental impact it has on the residents along the shore. Comments (5)
Astoria’s elected officials and community leaders have been arguing since October that the MTA’s massive renovation project that completely closed the 30th and 36th Avenue stations on the N and W stations violated federal law for not upgrading accessibility with elevators. Comments (1)
Queens Hospital Center is expecting over $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment from a capital projects request it made to Borough President Melinda Katz and members of the Queens City Council delegation. The hospital wants to use the money to better service its growing patient population and their needs. Comment

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


NYC public schools canceled ahead of Winter Storm Toby

The city Department of Education announced all school activities will be called off Wednesday due to inclement weather. Comment

Demolition work begins on historic Astoria house

Demolition work began on a house once belonging to a family of classical music legends and contemporaries of the Steinway family after a drawn-out effort to save the unofficial landmark. Comments (3)

Stavisky, Koo call for expansion of specialized test program

State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) have called for the continued expansion of Specialized High School Admissions Test preparation programs to help diversify the city’s specialized high schools. Comments (1)
Queens Village

Mosque construction site vandalized in Queens Village: NYPD

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating a possible bias incident that took place at a construction site where a mosque is being built in Queens Village. Comment

New York Conservative Party looks for election success

The New York State Conservative Party was formed in 1962 and it has had a significant impact on the political way things have been run across the state, with some success closer to Queens. Comment

Praise for the Zucker Hillside Hospital

I would like to praise the Zucker Hillside Hospital for all they do in the mental health field to help the many in need. Comments (1)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Hunters Point

Hunters Point community calls on city to improve safety on Center Boulevard

Hunters Point community members and children from area schools rallied with City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) March 9 on Center Boulevard as he renewed his call for the city’s Department of Transportation to implement comprehensive traffic calming measures along the stretch of road on Long Island City’s waterfront. Comment

First ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade coming to Bayside

Bayside will be celebrating its first ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Bell Boulevard March 24 with dozens of community groups honoring Irish heritage. Comments (3)
East Elmhurst

Senate passes Peralta legislation to make organ donor registration easier

Legislation that would make it easier for New Yorkers to become organ donors was passed by the state Senate Monday. Comments (1)

City’s changes to SBS, bioswales proposals not enough

Although many members of community boards in Queens spoke out against the proposed Select Bus Service, it was initiated anyway. Comments (1)

A closer look at arming teachers

UFT President Michael Mulgrew is on record that he does not support the idea of his members (teachers) carrying firearms in school. Comments (2)


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