Friday, Sept. 21, 2018


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). Comment
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. Comment
New Voices

Administration’s approach to trafficking remains lacking

A chilling news story from the border has made national headlines. Comments (2)

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 (10)
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)

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

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)

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

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 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


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