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Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Elmhurst

Old St. James Church in Elmhurst is city’s newest landmarks

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to designate the Old St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst as a New York City Individual Landmark. The church, located at 86-02 Broadway, was built in 1735 and 1736 in what was called Newtown Village. Comment
Bellerose

State exam test scores soar in northeast Queens school districts

School Districts 26 and 25 in northeast Queens had some of the city’s highest test scores for third to eighth graders in proficiency exams in Mathematics and English Language Arts for the 2016-2017 school year, according to the state’s Dept. of Education. Comments (1)
Jamaica

New luxury apartment complex coming to Jamaica by 2019

Zara Realty, a Queens-based real estate firm, is developing a new luxury apartment complex near Rufus King Park on 89th Avenue between 172nd and 173 streets in Jamaica. Comments (1)
Flushing

Flushing’s PS 201Q unveils new SmartLab

Elected officials joined students and teachers at Flushing’s PS 201Q to help unveil the school’s new SmartLab. Comment

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Emergencies

Queens joins effort to help out Puerto Rico after Maria

As Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents struggle to find food, water and shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Queens is trying to do its part in the relief efforts. Comment
Pomonok

Queens Democrats nominate Lancman staffer for empty Simanowitz seat

Following the death of state Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing), the Queens Democratic Party has nominated David Rosenthal, a Kew Gardens resident. Comment
Ozone Park

Ozone Park basement fire kills grandfather: EMS

An Ozone Park grandfather died in an early Sunday morning fire that started in the basement breaker box, the NYPD and FDNY said. Comment
Elmhurst

Two police impersonators rob man in Elmhurst: NYPD

The NYPD was looking for two police impersonators who allegedly robbed a 60-year-old man in Elmhurst last week. The two suspects driving a gray sedan approached the victim in the vicinity of Ithaca Avenue and Britton Avenue just after 3 p.m. and identified themselves as police officers, according to the NYPD. Comment
Astoria

Astoria strip club closes after liquor license gets terminated

An Astoria strip club closed down last week after losing its liquor license for becoming “a focal point for police attention,” according to the State Liquor Authority. Comment
Hillcrest

Lancman holds hearing on effectiveness of domestic violence courts

A steep rise in domestic violence across the five boroughs, and its effect on the city’s homeless crisis, prompted an oversight hearing Monday by the City Council’s Committee on Courts & Legal Services chaired by Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest). Comment
Jamaica

Social justice, art come together in Jamaica

Dozens came out last Friday to see the Social Justice Art Show’s second run at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning presented by Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest). Comment
Crime

Neir’s Tavern burglars raid cash drawer, ATM

Historic Neir’s Tavern was the victim of a burglary Sept. 10, when just after closing time a side door was forced open and cash was removed from the ATM and the register, according to the police. About $925 was pulled from the drawer while an unknown amount was taken from the cash machine. The investigation was continuing. Comment
Letters

Moya thanks voting public for election turnout

Thank you very much for everything you did to help me win last on election day. But it wasn’t just a win for me — on Sept. 12, our neighborhood won. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Astoria

Simotas hosts Paid Family Leave event for pregnant women

Dozens of pregnant women and expecting parents gathered at a free seminar in Astoria last week to get comprehensive information on workplace rights guaranteed by New York State’s landmark paid family leave law which goes into effect Jan. 1. Comment
Ridgewood

Ridgewood man gets 15 years in grandmother’s death

A Ridgewood man who killed his grandmother and left her rotting corpse in the house for months has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday. Comment
Forest Hills

Manhattan man sentenced in 1990 Forest Hills murder

A 60-year-old Manhattan man has been sentenced to 25 years to life for fatally shooting a motorist in the back of the head more than a quarter century ago. Comment
Volleyball

Early success has St. John’s volleyball primed for big season

A number of strong showings in early season tournaments across the country have the St. John’s women’s volleyball team building momentum as it prepares to begin Big East play later this month. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

South Ozone Park

South Ozone Park carjacker faces 18 years in prison

Donald Warren, a 55-year-old man from Queens, was sentenced to 18 years in prison last week for shooting a woman he tried to carjack in South Ozone Park, according to federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Comment
Bayside

CWNY walkathon raises money for renovations

The Center for the Women of New York held its 9th annual walkathon at Fort Totten Park Saturday, raising funds for operations and services and the renovation of the group’s new headquarters at Fort Totten. Comment
Flushing

Whitepoint Youth Football and Cheer kicks off season with a bang

Whitepoint Youth Football and Cheer hosted their opening day in honor of local first responders Saturday. Comment
Long Island City

Banquet of the Beheaded brings historical characters to life in Long Island City

If you were invited to a dinner party for talking heads, would you go? Comments (1)
Letters

Support for Northern Boulevard corridor redesign

On behalf of the Douglaston Local Development Corporation, representing the Douglaston community, we are writing to express our strong support for the redesign of the Northern Boulevard corridor, as currently being performed by the New York City Dept. of Transportation. Comment
High Heat

Time for Matt Harvey and the Mets to break up

Matt Harvey has been in the spotlight since making his dynamic debut in 2012. He’s had his ups and downs since then, but it’s become clear this season that the Dark Knight’s time in Queens may be coming to an end. Comment

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