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Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

Flushing

Kim aims to tackle statewide student debt crisis

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) met with Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Flatbush) to discuss a number of statewide issues affecting immigrants and minorities. Comments (2)
Bayside

Bayside resident helps build homes in Puerto Rico

When Kristen Cheung of Bayside traveled to Puerto Rico in August to help rebuild homes damaged by the wrath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, it was definitely an eye-opening experience. Comments (1)
Flushing

Meng continues fight to eliminate aircraft noise over Queens

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) is continuing her fight against the disturbance of aircraft noise in Queens. Comments (1)
Rosedale

Real estate agent launches website to help families facing foreclosure

Christina Day, a former Rosedale resident, has only spent three years in the real estate game, but she is tired of seeing hardworking homeowners facing foreclosures being scammed, which led to the launching of her own website, NYC Home Hope, to help those in need. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

Breezy Point

City to invest $4B in climate change solutions

Prior to attending the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced New York City would be investing $4 billion from pension funds over the next three years into climate change solutions and divesting from fossil fuels. Comments (3)
Queens artists are creating a colorful cry for justice at the third annual Social Justice Art Exhibit, currently on display at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

LIRR platforms in Kew Gardens, Forest Hills elongated to ease congestion

Work to expand Long Island Rail Road platforms in Kew Gardens and Forest Hills that began July 23 was completed in seven weeks to alleviate congestion on the commuter line through Queens and accommodate longer trains, the MTA announced last week. Comment
Habitat for Humanity New York City, a nonprofit that builds and preserves affordable homes across the borough, celebrated the third anniversary of ReStore in Woodside last weekend. Comment
Political Action

The 1948 presidential election and its lasting effect

World War II was a time of unity in our country among various political factions. With the end of the war, political interest seemed to come to pass. Comments (1)

Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

Sage Music, one of the most popular music schools in western Queens, didn’t have enough room for the multitude of students that were applying to study there. But after undergoing a remodel and expansion of their space, Sage is opening its doors to new students and anticipating the promising future of the school. Comment
Transit

MTA, activists dispute report over August delays

The MTA and the Riders Alliance are sparring over a report released Sunday that showed delays were experienced by straphangers every day somewhere within the system during the month of August except for Aug. 23. Comments (1)
Astoria

Cop busted in Astoria after assaulting and harassing former girlfriend: prosecutors

An NYPD officer was arrested twice by police officers from the 114th Precinct in Astoria this weekend and charged with criminal contempt in a domestic violence case, according to authorities. Comments (1)
Ridgewood

Ridgewood apartment units used as illegal hotel rooms: Mayor’s office

An apartment building in Ridgewood was among seven buildings last week to be named in the city’s first multi-borough lawsuit against several individuals acting in concert with each other for using housing units as illegal hotels in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, according to the mayor’s office. Comments (3)
South Richmond Hill

St. Albans man charged in murder of off-duty correction officer: DA

Days after a candlelight vigil was held for slain Correction Officer Jonathan Narain, who was killed last week in South Richmond Hill, a suspect from St. Albans was charged with second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Police search for suspect wanted in connection with Fresh Meadows bank robbery: NYPD

FRESH MEADOWS — The NYPD was searching for a male suspect in connection with a robbery at a bank in Fresh Meadows last week. Comment
Event

Bacon and Beer Classic takes over USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Wine and cheese have commonly been paired at events and restaurants, many of which have particular wines paired with certain cheeses. It is really up to the chef to match a cheese made with cow’s, sheep’s or goat’s milk with a wine made from grapes. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

Viva La Comida returned to the streets of Jackson Heights last Saturday to showcase some of the best Queens has to offer in terms food, music and, more food. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Housing Works to open new thrift store in Forest Hills

Housing Works is set to open a new thrift store Sept. 29 in Forest Hills — the nonprofit’s first in Queens. Comments (1)
Woodhaven

Bronx man pleads guilty to stealing from Woodhaven mailbox: DA

KEW GARDENS — A Bronx man who attempted to steal mail from a U.S. Postal Service mailbox in Woodhaven was sentenced to jail last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)
Flushing

Queens College named one of nation’s best public colleges: Report

The U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges edition featured several City University of New York institutions in its list for top public colleges, including one from Queens. Comments (2)
Prepare to spend many hours at the Museum of the Moving Image with their new exhibit, “A Whole Different Ball Game, Playing Through 60 Years of Sports Video Games.” Comment

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