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Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

St. Albans

Electeds call out city Parks Department over condition of St. Albans playground comfort station

On the eve of LL Cool J’s 14th annual basketball camp in St. Albans, elected officials from southeast Queens and Comptroller Scott Stringer blasted the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation at a news conference for failing to fix a comfort station for three years. Comments (1)
South Richmond Hill

South Richmond Hill graduate receives scholarship to finish pursuing engineering degree

Earlier this month, the New York Water Environment Association, a non-profit organization made up of water quality management professionals, awarded a $3,000 scholarship to South Richmond Hill resident and graduate student Fazena Bacchus. Comment
College Point

Man found dead at Powell’s Cove Park: NYPD

COLLEGE POINT — A 25-year-old man was found with a single gunshot wound to the head in a College Point park last week, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
Hunters Point

Hunters Point activist announces City Council run

Civic leader Brent O’Leary announced he will run for office in the seat currently held by City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), who will be forced to give up his seat by term limits in the 2021 citywide elections. Comment
Letters

Registering to vote more important than ever

With the local and mid-term elections swiftly approaching, eligible New Yorkers of all backgrounds and political leanings must register to vote and those who are already registered should make sure others in their communities are prepared to cast their ballots. Comments (1)

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Jamaica

Former Jamaica resident pleads guilty to supporting ISIS

Ali Saleh, 25, a former Jamaica resident, pleaded guilty to two counts of providing material support and resources to a terrorist organization, according to federal prosecutors and the NYPD. Comments (1)
Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens resident aims to launch fair trade campaign in Queens

Atiya Raja is taking on a big task to transform Queens into a fair trade borough. Comments (1)
Elmhurst

Cruz announces plan to keep housing affordable

Catalina Cruz, a Democratic candidate for the seat held by state Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights), has released her initiative for making neighborhoods more affordable while providing tenants with the resources they need when meeting their landlord in a courtroom. Comments (2)
Crime

Woman struck by vehicle at Jamaica intersection

An 88-year-old woman struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard last week is in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, according to the NYPD. Comments (2)
Bayside

Queens native is new chief division head of the western division of American Lung Association

Lewis Bartfield, a Queens native, was named the chief division officer for the western division of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin late last month. Comments (1)
Letters

No term limits for community boards

The NYC Charter Revision Commission is currently considering various changes to the city charter that would amend various governmental practices in our city. Comments (1)

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

Forest Hills

112th Precinct launches Neighborhood Policing Program

The NYPD’s 112th Precinct in Queens has become the latest command to receive the Neighborhood Coordination Officer program in New York City. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Health Department commissioner resigns from post

City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett is stepping down from her position with the de Blasio administration in favor of an opportunity with Harvard University. Comments (2)
Bayside

Woman charged in fatal Bayside crash: NYPD

BAYSIDE — A woman from Hempstead was arrested and charged with being an aggravated unlicensed operator of a vehicle Monday morning in Bayside after allegedly striking a motorcyclist who had been ejected from his motorcycle moments earlier, according to the NYPD. Comments (5)
Political Action

A comparison of presidential races

During World War II, our nation was strongly united in the war effort. Toward the end of WWII in 1945, there was more freedom of opportunity. Comments (3)

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

Flushing

Flushing Hospital recognized for breastfeeding initiatives

After receiving its official Baby-Friendly USA designation, Flushing Hospital Medical Center celebrated National Breastfeeding Week Tuesday by educating members of the community about the importance of breastfeeding and demonstrating proper techniques to new or expectant mothers. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

Alliance for Positive Change launches Summer of Testing campaign

Diane Delph-Tinglin was 23 years old when she was diagnosed with HIV in 2009. After feeling distraught about her diagnosis, she found her purpose and passion in life was to help educate others about HIV and the importance of testing through The Alliance for Positive Change. Comments (2)
TV

Rosedale comedian to star in ‘Worst Cooks in America’

“Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?’” — Anthony Bourdain Comments (1)
New Voices

Lawsuit reveals flawed census citizenship question

The decision to include a specific question on citizenship on the upcoming 2020 Census is a controversial one, long suspected to be motivated by politics rather than practicality. The U.S. Census is intended to count all persons living in America, including non-citizens. Critics suggest that the inclusion of such a question, for the first time in nearly 70 years, is designed to suppress cooperation and response rates in predominantly immigrant communities. Comments (3)

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