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Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

After decades serving Jackson Heights out of a prefab office on Northern Boulevard, Koeppel Mazda cut the ribbon on a new modern facility that is as sophisticated in design as the cars they sell. Comment
Woodhaven

Ulrich urges MTA to complete Marine Parkway repairs

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Woodhaven) is calling on the MTA to expedite repair work to the Marine Parkway Bridge that connects the Rockaways to Brooklyn. Comment
The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District held its 39th meeting Thursday at The Harvest Room in Jamaica to discuss the future of the downtown area. Comments (2)
Flushing

Kim works with Flushing agriculture group to help spread urban farming

Members of the The Natural Agriculture Class were presented with citations last week for their efforts in spreading urban farming from state Assemblyman Ron (D-Flushing) on the last day of the season. Comment
Gabriella Sosa Medina wasn’t expecting to win an award at the ninth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science, an event organized by the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation held every fall. Comment
Far Rockaway Library’s service will resume at a temporary space Tuesday as its original building gets reconstructed for a state-of-the-art replacement, according to Queens Library. Comment
Education

Astoria resident named head of Nassau BOCES Dept. of Regional Schools and Instructional Programs

An educator from Astoria was appointed leader of the largest Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York state. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

Floral Park

Queens County Farm Museum’s new leader no stranger to borough’s cultural institutions

For the first time in 30 years, the Queens County Farm Museum is under new leadership, following the retirement of Amy Fishetti-Boncardo last month. Comments (2)
Members of the U.S. Marines, Air Force, the Navy, the Army and the Coast Guard dating as far back as the Korean War were honored at St. John’s University in celebration of Veterans Day. Comment
The fight for survival continues for one of the city’s oldest African burial grounds now that a Request for Evaluation was submitted to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Comments (2)
Flushing

Flushing teacher recognized for mentoring students in media

A Flushing high school teacher was recognized for his commitment to sparking students’ passion in media communications. Comment
Jamaica ►Video

Man shoots victim in the leg following argument on Jamaica street: NYPD

Cops were looking for the gunman who opened fire on an injured a man during a dispute on the streets of Jamaica last month. Comments (3)
Books

‘Behind the Murder Curtain’ reveals true crimes of medical serial killers

When veterans are on the road to recovery in a hospital and suddenly die, it’s up to Bruce Sackman, Special Agent in charge of the US Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, to investigate those deaths. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

South Ozone Park

South Ozone Park veteran, 102, reflects on time in World War II

Earl Alfred Snell, a World War II veteran who resided in South Ozone Park, celebrated his 102nd birthday last month. Comment
Bayside

Bayside appliance store owner announces ‘semi-retirement’ and plans to close store after 45 years

For the past 45 years, Bob Coccia has sold appliances to Bayside residents in his brick-and-mortar store. Comments (1)
Queens Village

Retro Fitness gym set to open new location in Queens Village

Retro Fitness, a low-cost gym with high-end equipment expects to have its grand opening during the last week of November in Queens Village. Locals can get an early sneak peek of the state-of-the-art facilities now. Comment
PS 377 in Ozone Park is the latest elementary school to partner with Education Through Music (ETM), a music education program that provides musical education to underserved communities. Comment
A junior at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in East Elmhurst is a recipient of the $5,000 International Aviation Women’s Association scholarship. Comment

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

Transit

Joe Lhota resigns as MTA head

Transit

Joe Lhota resigns as MTA head

MTA Chair Joseph Lhota has resigned after serving about a year and a half in the role he was asked to fill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the transit agency confirmed Friday morning. Comment
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has warned on several occasions that an accurate 2020 U.S. Census count is essential for the future of Queens and that an undercount would have long-lasting repercussions. Comments (2)
St. Albans

New contract gives NYC teachers 7.7 percent raise

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced last weekend that its members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with the city that would give teachers a 7.7 percent raise over the course of 43 months, according to UFT President Michael Mulgrew. Comments (2)
A 78-year old Jamaica woman was struck and killed Thursday afternoon near the St. John’s University campus, police said. Comment
Government

City’s ballot measures all receive decisive approval from voters

Voters across the five boroughs voted overwhelmingly in support of three proposals to amend New York City’s Charter in regards to campaign finance, civic engagement and community boards. Comments (2)
Posner’s Hardware & Locksmith, which has been a mainstay in Bayside since 1939, is closing its doors for good. Comments (15)
Event

Queens Arts and Events Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
High Heat

Mets ponder Tebow as big league option, Yankees bring back key veterans

Reports have surfaced that while Tim Tebow is likely to begin the 2019 season at Triple-A, new Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen would not rule out the possibility that the former football player could make the club’s Opening Day roster. Comment

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