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Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Sunnyside

Van Bramer bill would block non profits from city funds if they have history of sexual harassment complaints

As boldfaced names are added to the list of sexual misconduct scandals almost daily, one Queens lawmaker is planning to introduce legislation early next year that would stop non-profit organizations from receiving city funds if they have been subject to multiple sexual harassment complaints. City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s (D-Sunnyside) proposal would require organizations to provide up-to-date documents and records related to sexual harassment complaints, how they were resolved, what disciplinary actions were taken with personnel involved in complaints, and what type of e Comment
Corona

Former Borough President Helen Marshall honored with street co-naming in Corona

The corner of 103rd Street and Northern Boulevard in Corona was co-named to honor the late former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Sunday during a ceremony organized by City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (D-East Elmhurst) and state Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona). Comment
Bayside

Bayside activist raises winter lodging funds for two homeless companions

A GoFundMe page to provide winter housing for a homeless companions living near Fort Totten has gathered over $3,000 in a $5,000 goal in the first three days since its launch by Bayside activist Gregg Sullivan. Comment
Flushing

Study reveals students struggle to graduate at CUNY

The non-profit research organization Center for an Urban Future has released a study in which it found too few students from Queens and across the city graduate from both community and four-year colleges in the CUNY system on time or leave without credentials, based on graduation data from 2010 to 2017. Comment
Flushing

Public advocate urges governor to sign Kim’s small business bill

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) is garnering support for his bill in support of small businesses. Comment
Whitestone

Whitestone man charged in converter-stealing spree

A Whitestone man was charged with stealing more than a dozen catalytic converters from parked cars throughout the borough in a spree that lasted almost two months, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
Flushing

‘Gift of the Magi’ is a gift from Queens Opera Theatre

Queens Opera Theatre will present its first full production at Flushing Town Hall as part of its inaugural 2017-2018 season. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

The threats that worry you are barely threats at all

Until the advent of photography, every time you witnessed something scary, it was in your neighborhood. Comment
Basketball

Christ the King falls to Iona Prep

The early season adjustment problems continued for the Christ the King boys’ hoops team Friday, as the Royals fell 55-48 lost to Iona Prep in New Rochelle. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

Elmhurst

25-year-old man found stabbed to death in Elmhurst

ELMHURST — Police responding to a 911 call of an unconscious man in Elmhurst Tuesday morning discovered a 25-year-old man inside a dwelling on 80th Street near 45th Avenue unconscious and unresponsive with multiple stab wounds to the torso, police said. EMS arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to the NYPD. Comment
Astoria

Straphanger robbed aboard N train last month: NYPD

ASTORIA — An N train rider in Astoria discovered his cell phones and wallet were missing last month, police said. Comment
Flushing

Kim, Braunstein push DOE for dual language expansion

State Assemblymen Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) met with city Department of Education officials Monday to discuss the expansion of the Korean Dual Language program in New York schools. Comments (8)
Whitestone

Whitestone community rallies to help family of ill baby

The Whitestone community has pulled together to help the family of a sick newborn. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Bayside Hills

Cops on the lookout for sharply dressed Bayside Hills burglary suspect

Police were on the hunt for a sharp dressed burglary suspect in the Bayside Hills area who has been seen on security footage in a black suit concealing his identity with a black umbrella. Comment
Briarwood

Mayor discusses new library, outdoor classroom at Briarwood town hall

Mayor Bill de Blasio held a town meeting at MS 217 in Briarwood last week where he updated the community on issues such as street repaving and a new library. Moderating the event was Councilman Rory Lancman (D- Hillcrest). Comments (1)
Hollis

Hollis woman found dead on Jamaica trip

An aspiring actress and model from Hollis who went to the West Indian island of Jamaica to make a documentary and visit family was found dead Nov. 26, according to loopjamaica.com, a Caribbean breaking news website. Comment
Corona

Cuomo gives green light for pre-K center to be built on Flushing Meadows Corona Park land

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed off on legislation last week that gives the city a green light to build a new state-of-the-art pre-K center at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. The pre-K Center, near the intersection of 111th Street and 46th Avenue, will be dedicated to science, technology, engineering, art and math. Comment
Jamaica

Elderly Jamaica woman with dementia missing: NYPD

An older woman from Jamaica who suffers from dementia disappeared Monday afternoon, according to the NYPD. Comment

Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

Police have identified the suspect in an early Monday morning explosion that shook commuters at one of the city’s busiest transit hubs. Comments (2)
Subway service was nearly back to normal after an explosion in the Port Authority Bus Terminal caused up to 11 trains to skip the 42nd Street stop near 8th Avenue as an investigation into the incident took place beginning at around 7:20 a.m. Monday morning. Comment
Forest Hills

Bramson ORT struggled under DOE’s watch

Bramson ORT, the 40-year-old technical college in Forest Hills that lost accreditation and closed in February, was considered financially unhealthy and failed to meet six of 13 standards outlined by the New York State Education Department Board of Regents. Comment
Douglaston

Community Board 11 approves Douglaston group home

Community Board 11 approved the proposal for a new group home in Douglaston to assist people in the community who are developmentally challenged with life skills to live independent and productive lives. Comment
Crime

Online bail payment launch pushed back to 2018

Despite promises it would be completed this spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s online bail payment system has been pushed back to 2018. Comment
St. Albans

Man stabbed to death in St. Albans

A man was stabbed to death Sunday night in St. Albans, police said. Comments (1)

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