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Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

East Elmhurst

Crowley slams anti-immigrant and anti-Queens comments emanating from Washington

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) railed Tuesday morning against President Donald Trump’s remarks on immigration, remarks that have been called racist and that have dominated the national news cycle for nearly a week. Comment
It was announced on Monday that the Temporary Protected Status of 200,000 El Salvadorans in the United States has come to an end, and they will have to leave the country by Sept. 9, 2019, according to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. Comments (3)
Politics

Addabbo becomes ranking member of Senate Education Committee

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) will now be the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Education Committee. Comment
Three Jamaica siblings, inspired by Spike Lee’s display of Brooklyn on his Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It,” curated their own pop-up art show Saturday, “Queens Gotta Have It,” which featured 10 artists who live or went to school in Queens. The show took place at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. Comment
Bayside

Bank of America building in Bayside sells for $13.5 million

The building occupied by Bank of America in Bayside’s business district was purchased for $13.5 million and will now belong to Forest Hills resident Hersel Sonbolian, the brokerage firm announced. Comment

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Bayside

Douglaston civic group aims to sue DOT over Northern Boulevard bike lanes

The Douglaston Civic Association is aiming to sue the city over its launch of bike lanes on Northern Boulevard between Bayside and Little Neck, contending that the layout of the plan will cause more accidents than it prevents. Comments (1)
Ron Naclerio, a coach for Cardozo High School’s basketball team, tweeted out a letter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorializing his father’s role as the surgeon who intervened in a near-death experience by the Civil Rights activist. Comment
Bayside

Solicitation opt-out program takes effect

A cease-and-desist list targeting unwanted real estate solicitations went into effect with the new year, allowing residents of northeast Queens to opt out of receiving fliers and door-to-door visits. Comments (2)
When work was completed on a 350-seat, $92 million annex at PS 11 in Woodside in time for the new school year, it didn’t take long to notice the new main entrance of the school put students and faculty at risk. Traffic safety is now a main concern for parents at the school as the 1,000 children at the school empty out at 54th Street and Skillman Avenue where motorists come off Roosevelt Avenue driving fast. Comment
Long Island City

Man slashed while riding No. 7 subway: NYPD

A straphanger on board a No. 7 train was slashed Sunday afternoon in Long Island City. Comments (1)
A Whitestone restaurant is hosting a fundraiser Tuesday to help a local baby with a rare genetic condition. Comment
Flushing

Roosevelt Island man, 28, has been missing for over a week: NYPD

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria were searching for a 28-year-old Roosevelt Island man who was reported missing on Thursday, Jan. 11. Comment
QueensLine

Battaglia rose from Howard Beach to football stardom

Retired National Football League tight end Marco Antonio Battaglia was born on Jan. 25, 1973, and raised in Howard Beach, Queens. After capping a stellar football career at Rutgers University as a consensus first-team All-American in 1995, Battaglia played for five pro teams in eight seasons. He retired from the NFL after playing for the Carolina Panthers team that reached Super Bowl XXXVIII. The former football star still resides in Comment

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018

Springfield Gardens

Elected officials honor heroic EMTs

Two emergency medical technicians for the New York Fire Department were celebrated Saturday for saving four lives from carbon monoxide poisoning. Comments (1)
A GoFundMe page in support of the family of a slain Richmond Hill mother has taken in more than $6,000 within a few days. Comment
Crime

Queens DA indicts seven for alleged involvement in motorcycle theft ring

A series of indictments from the Queens district attorney’s office accused seven male individuals of grand larceny and conspiracy, among other charges, for what it said was their involvement in a motorcycle theft ring. Comment
Letters

Well-intentioned tree should be moved

During the December tree lightings and related festivities, it was so seemingly easy for the NYC Parks Department to ignore the advocacy of Sen. Tony Avella and Dr. Charles Lombardi, urging department not to plant a tree right outside Lombardi’s medical facility on Francis Lewis Boulevard. Comment
Baseball

St. John’s coaching legend gets Hall of Fame nod

A St. John’s coaching legend has been enshrined in baseball history. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

Crime

Queens sees dramatic decline in murder, but ‘staggering’ increase in opioid deaths: DA Brown

The murder rate in the borough plunged to the lowest level in years, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Tuesday, but the deadly drug crisis has worsened. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway native plans to open charter school

As two schools in the Far Rockaway area are set to be closed, a native of the neighborhood intends to open a charter high school late next year. Comment
“With comedy, it’s a combination of knowing the comedic beat was good — it made you laugh, it made people on the crew laugh.” Comment
Letters

Public deserves to see details of the LIRR’s ballooning third-track budget

There is more to “LIRR expansion project contracts awarded, work to begin Jan. 2018” (Mark Hallum, Dec. 26), concerning the recent approval of $1.8 billion in contracts awarded to the joint-venture 3rd Track Constructors for design, engineering, community outreach and construction of the Long Island Rail Road Main Line third track. Comments (2)
Well, it’s that time of the year again. Comment

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