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Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018


Electeds introduce bill to reauthorize and fully fund 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

With cancer rates continuing to rise among 9/11 first responders, residents and workers after the 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Victim Compensation Fund is in danger of running out of funding and is set to expire in 2020. Comment

Woodside medical clinic charged with profiting off millions of oxycodone pills: Feds

A doctor, a nurse practitioner and two of their associates at a Woodside medical clinic prescribed millions of oxycodone pills to patients who didn’t need them and made millions of dollars in illegal profits, federal prosecutors announced last week. Comment
Glen Oaks

Grodenchik announces $75,000 grant for Glen Oaks firehouse

City Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Oakland Gardens), joined by state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows), announced an allocation of $75,000 to Engine 251 of the New York City Fire Department for a new overhead door for the station house. Comments (2)

Awareness is key

There’s been a renewed push in Queens to curbing gun violence. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018


Astoria woman receives Kleinfeld bridal surprise

Astoria resident Francesca Mosomillo was just 2 years old when her father, NYPD Officer Anthony Mosomillo, was fatally shot in the line of duty in Brooklyn in 1998 while trying to arrest a parolee who had missed a court date. Comment
St. Albans

Victim identified in fatal St. Albans motorcycle incident: NYPD

Police officers from the 113th Precinct identified Springfield Gardens resident Maurice Giles as the man who died in a motorcycle incident in St. Albans over the weekend. Comment
Jamaica Hills

American Red Cross offers aid to those displaced as a result of Jamaica Hills fire

The American Red Cross is reaching out to anyone who needs assistance if they were temporarily displaced from their homes as a result of a fire that took place in Jamaica Hills last week. Comment

New American Voices series features stories for everyone

The Queens Theatre seeks to serve the Queens community through presenting the many diverse voices in the borough and its 2018 New American Voices series, starting Oct. 20, will showcase new plays that delve into the struggle to remain truthful to oneself. Comment

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz blasted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule change that would render immigrants who receive certain forms of public assistance such as Medicaid, Medicare food stamps and Section 8 vouchers potentially ineligible for U.S. permanent residency. Comments (13)

Samaritan Daytop Foundation launches $1M fund-raising challenge

The Samaritan Daytop Foundation based in Briarwood has launched a new fund-raising effort to empower donors to double their impact as part of the $1 Million Matching Challenge. Comments (1)
Long Island City

LaGuardia Community College professor offered student good grades in exchange for sex: Lawsuit

A college professor allegedly made sexual advances toward a female student, offering her “good grades” in exchange for sexual favors, according to a Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit. Comments (2)

Velázquez bill to regulate death counts following natural disasters clears the House

Congress passed a bill by Queens and Brooklyn Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez Oct. 10 that will regulate how death tolls are accounted for following disasters such as Hurricane Maria, which last year killed over 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, but did not reflect figures from the Trump administration. Comments (1)

Flushing writer stars on America’s favorite quiz show

Most people who are fans of the legendary game show “Jeopardy!” may never have the opportunity to appear on the show as a contestant. But Kristina Johnson from Flushing isn’t like most people. Comment
High Heat

Mets, Yankees fell short of expectations in 2018

Just like that, baseball season in New York is over. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

Kew Gardens

City Hall in Your Borough returns to Queens next week

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his deputy mayors, and senior officials will run the city from Queens Boulevard Monday through Friday to get a closer feel for the needs of Queens residents and focus on the borough’s citizens and their concerns. Comments (3)
More than a dozen kids in Bayside got to celebrate Halloween a little earlier this year. Comment
With construction underway at a homeless shelter in Ozone Park, elected officials rallied last Friday with dozens of members from the local community across the street from the construction site after a second homeless individual allegedly attacked a person in the area. Comments (3)

Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral pushes for end of gun violence at town hall

Emotions ran high Monday night at Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in St. Albans as congregants and community leaders cried during a performance art piece that was held at the church to kick-start a town hall centered on speaking out against gun violence. Comments (1)

Queens College names former female FBI agent as head of security

Former FBI Special Agent Dr. Beth LaManna will be the first woman ever to serve as the head of security at a senior college in CUNY, according to a spokeswoman at Queens College. Comments (2)

Suozzi reaches across party lines to move legislation forward

According to northeast Queens Congressman Tom Suozzi, “getting things done” is a bipartisan effort. Comments (4)

Flushing school celebrates new soccer pitch

Students and teachers at PS 220Q celebrated the opening of a new soccer pitch in the Flushing community with a red ribbon cutting ceremony Monday on Soccer Day. Comment

Jamaica-raised writer brings original family tale to Queens Theatre

Some of the best plays seem to be the ones that are inspired by gritty, poignant, sometimes humorous real-life events, and actual people. Comment

Queens Arts and Events Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
The St. Francis Prep Terriers took advantage of a late fourth quarter turnover to get a 28-21 win over their neighborhood rivals from Holy Cross in the 2018 “Battle of the Boulevard” football game Sunday afternoon at Martin Van Buren High School Field. Comment
Police officers from the 109th Precinct were looking for a duo who burglarized a Flushing bar last week. Comments (3)
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