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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A fresh Kew Gardens Hills Library complete with an area exclusively for teens should be ready to greet students next summer break. Comments (1)
Sunnyside has become a magnet for the arts. Comment
Long Island City

Tip of the week

Long Island City

Tip of the week

Letters

Huntley should not have been feted

Clergy United for Community Empowerment sent a terrible message by organizing a homecoming party for former state Sen. Shirley Huntley (“SE Queens holds party to greet Huntley on return from prison,” June 6-12). Comments (1)
Letters

Phil Ragusa will be missed

I have read with much sadness the news of the passing of Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa. Comment

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Astoria

Funny business going on in Astoria

Astoria

Funny business going on in Astoria

Former Mayor David Dinkins loved to spread the gospel of New York City’s eclectic makeup of cultures and people by referring to it as a “gorgeous mosaic.” Comment
Woodhaven

Qns gets $1M for streets

Woodhaven

Qns gets $1M for streets

Borough President Melinda Katz announced last week that more than $1 million in capital funds will be going toward streetscape improvements along commercial areas in several Queens neighborhoods. Comments (8)
Letters

Braunstein takes first step in protecting women

Thank you, state Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside). Comments (1)

Monday, July 7, 2014

The restoration of the iconic New York State Pavilion is set to begin after funding of more than $4.8 million was allocated in the capital budget the City Council approved last Thursday. Comments (3)
Diversity Plaza now has a dedicated police presence. Comment
City Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) said the $75 billion city budget for 2015 “has proven to be both thoughtful and progressive.” Comments (1)
The borough’s plant and craft beer lovers will have a chance to combine their passions this summer. Comment
Queens College has a new president. Comments (1)
A Long Island man convicted of gun possession and conspiring to sell cocaine out of a Kew Gardens bodega was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (3)
GLENDALE — Police were requesting help finding a 28-year-old woman reported missing from her Glendale home. Comment
The Civic Scene

Boro high school students impress with their accomplishments

Valedictorians achieve the highest grades in a graduating class, and they are often active students. Comment
Letters

Landlords need higher rents

I am responding to your editorial “Freeze the Rents” in your June 20-26 issue. Comments (2)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

School’s out. Forever. Comments (3)
Immigration

Immigrants get legal aid

Immigration

Immigrants get legal aid

Universal legal representation is on the way for more than 1,000 indigent immigrants facing deportation. Comments (4)
The MTA has appointed a special committee to look into possible challenges the MTA might experience in future decades and how it might be improved. Comments (1)
Rockaway Beach played host to a pair of famous faces Sunday during the opening day of the MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! festival in Fort Tilden. Comment
OZONE PARK — Police were searching for two men they said stole electronics from cars on at least four occasions since June 12 in Ozone Park. Comment
ASTORIA — Police were trying to find suspects who allegedly stole bicycles in Astoria, NYPD said. Comment
Political Action

States should not opt for open primary elections

We have seen an open primary in Virginia where voters do not have to vote according to political party affiliation. They can vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary for the candidate of their choice. Comment

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The city has sought to quiet activists upset about its plans to decommission the Ridgewood Reservoir dams by citing new, cumbersome regulations it would need to comply with before an August deadline. Comment
St. Gregory the Great Parish in Bellerose held its 35th Gregorian Summer Festival, featuring rides, games and live entertainment. The fair began June 19 and concluded Sunday. Comment
Bayside

City dollars flow to NE Qns

Bayside

City dollars flow to NE Qns

Just a few months after the City Council passed a historic reform package that included changes to the discretionary funding process, Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) touted a 2015 fiscal year budget that included nearly three times more funding for his Council district than the area had seen in the past few years. Comment
FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were searching for suspects in the burglary of a woman in Far Rockaway in May, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
FLUSHING — Police were looking for a Flushing woman, reported missing last Friday. Comments (1)
On Point

Dromm should show more respect toward the JROTC

The City Council has veered so far left that for most common sense/centrist voters, it is hard to fathom. No Council member epitomizes this off-center lurch better than Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights). Comments (4)
Editorial

Katz vs. Library

An outraged and clearly frustrated Melinda Katz used the powers of the borough presidency last week to halt an end run by several rogue trustees on the board of the beleaguered Queens Library system. Comment

Friday, July 4, 2014

Police arrested one of two suspects last week wanted in connection with a home invasion in Bay Terrace earlier this year that injured an elderly couple, the NYPD said. Comments (2)
The Queens Village Republican Club welcomed gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino this week as he made an appearance to discuss the upcoming election and issues currently challenging New Yorkers across the state. Comments (1)
Southeast Queens has declared war on noise for the second year in a row. Comments (1)
More than 60 students celebrated the Catholic sacrament of confirmation during a mass Monday afternoon at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Bayside. Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq led the annual ceremony for those confirmed, which included eighth grade students at Sacred Heart as well as children from public schools. Each youngster selected a name from a saint or the Bible as their confirmation name as well as a sponsor to oversee their spiritual development. Comment
Far Rockaway

Unidentified man found dead in Far Rock: NYPD

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were called to 21-07 Cornaga Ave. in Far Rockaway early Monday morning, where the NYPD said an unidentified male was pronounced dead by EMS. Comment
The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition celebrated the Fourth of July early with a Grucci fireworks display Monday evening. Thousands packed Astoria park for the festivities. Comment
Remember the Date

Independence Day was not always a national holiday

Remember the Date

Independence Day was not always a national holiday

The Declaration of Independence can be said to be America’s most important, if not its most cherished, document — alongside the U.S. Constitution, of course. Comment

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Astoria

Two shot at Astoria Houses: NYPD

Astoria

Two shot at Astoria Houses: NYPD

Two people were shot at the Astoria Houses Thursday afternoon, the FDNY said. Comment
Forest Hills

Pat Toro loses battle with leukemia

Forest Hills

Pat Toro loses battle with leukemia

Pastor “Pat” Toro, a decorated Forest Hills war veteran and the former president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 in Queens, has lost his battle with Myelodysplastic syndrome. Comments (3)
Jamaica Estates

Teen couple honored one year after deaths

Jamaica Estates

Teen couple honored one year after deaths

Family and friends of a teenage couple killed in a car accident last year gathered in Jamaica Estates last weekend to remember their loved ones as the one-year anniversary of the crash approached. Comment
The newly expanded Q103 bus service between Astoria and Long Island City will made its debut Sunday, providing a link between numerous cultural institutions near or along Vernon Boulevard. Comment
Long Island City

5th Street in LIC will soon be one-way road

Long Island City

5th Street in LIC will soon be one-way road

One of the most dangerous streets in Long Island City will begin to change July 7. Comments (2)
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway calls on city to keep funding ferry

Rockaway Beach

Rockaway calls on city to keep funding ferry

Residents gathered in Rockaway Beach last weekend to protest the city’s decision to eliminate funding for the Rockaway Ferry in the 2015 budget and to urge citizens and elected officials to fight to save the service. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

Airport workers rally for better wages

East Elmhurst

Airport workers rally for better wages

Several hundred airport workers rallied for fair wages and benefits at LaGuardia Airport Monday. Comment
Roxanne R. is a southeast Queens resident trying to swim to shore from an underwater mortgage. Comment
A Forest Hills-based special education provider billed the state for $875,729 in inappropriate expenses, including lease and insurance payments for Lexus SUVs, rent and cable TV fees for the organization’s husband-wife leadership team and international recruiting, a state audit found. Comments (3)
Although the actual day is still more than a month away, Louis Armstrong’s birthday festivities got under way this past weekend and continue through the Fourth of July. Comment
Immigration

City Council OKs municipal ID card

Immigration

City Council OKs municipal ID card

New York City is one step closer to creating the largest municipal identification program in the country. Comments (3)
Corona

Satchmo honored at festival

Corona

Satchmo honored at festival

Fifty years after jazz legend Louis Armstrong performed at the 1964 World’s Fair, hundreds of people came out to honor his memory at the inaugural Louis Armstrong International Music Festival Sunday at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment
Block Shots

SFP football star’s career comes to an end

Block Shots

SFP football star’s career comes to an end

One of the most constant fixtures in Justin Guerre’s life will now be absent — now that the final whistle of the Empire Challenge has been blown. Comment
Ozone Park

Rodriguez named boro’s best

Ozone Park

Rodriguez named boro’s best

Queens enjoyed one of its best softball seasons in recent years. Comment

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bayside

Liu stays in race after IDC deal

Bayside

Liu stays in race after IDC deal

Despite a deal reached between state Democratic leadership and a group of five rogue state senators to form a new power sharing agreement in the upper chamber, former city Comptroller John Liu has vowed to continue his bid to unseat Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Comments (7)
A federal judge overturned a former Forest Hills police officer’s conviction of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat women in a 118-page decision handed down Monday in Manhattan federal court. Comments (3)
An 8-year-old Flushing boy, whose father allegedly admitted to strangling him to death before slitting his own wrists Sunday night, was identified by police as Jerry Kenmoe, the NYPD said. Comment
The wait for work to start on the long-delayed Flushing Commons project is over. Comments (1)
The anger and fear that has gripped Elmhurst since the city turned the Pan American Hotel into a shelter for homeless families was on full display at a hastily convened town hall meeting Monday evening. Comments (14)
They were all alive when World War I broke out, and on Friday they were all together celebrating their birthdays. Comment
Jackson Heights

Schoolgirl hit on Northern Boulevard

Jackson Heights

Schoolgirl hit on Northern Boulevard

A 6-year-old kindergarten student at PS 228 in Jackson Heights will need many months to recover from injuries sustained when she and her mother were struck by a vehicle while crossing Northern Boulevard at 92nd Street one morning last week. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Cuomo OKs reforms for library

Jamaica

Cuomo OKs reforms for library

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law to reform the Queens Library board of trustees last week, thwarting a last-minute attempt by several members of the nonprofit’s board to squeeze in a special meeting to amend embattled President Thomas Galante’s contract. Comment
Former City Councilman Tom Ognibene’s name has been circulating on petitions as a Republican contender for state Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr.’s (D-Howard Beach) seat. Comment
Forest Hills

Haggerty conviction upheld

Forest Hills

Haggerty conviction upheld

The state Court of Appeals upheld the 2011 conviction of Queens GOP consultant John Haggerty for a scheme to funnel nearly $1 million from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s election campaign toward buying his childhood home in Forest Hills, the decision said. Comment
Cambria Heights

Bronx man murdered in Cambria Heights

Cambria Heights

Bronx man murdered in Cambria Heights

Police were still trying to identify a suspect in a fatal shooting in Cambria Heights last weekend that left a Bronx man dead. Comment
FOREST HILLS — A fire broke out on the terrace of the West Side Tennis Club early Tuesday morning, which shattered a few windows and resulted in some water damage in the clubhouse, according to the club’s president, Roland Meier. Comment
QUEENS VILLAGE - A 31-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday night when her bike was struck by a Nissan Maxima at the intersection between Jamaica Avenue and Springfield Gardens in Queens Village, police said. Comments (18)
Russ Smith did not watch much of this year’s NBA draft. Comments (1)
Flushing

City team loses to L.I. in Empire Challenge

Flushing

City team loses to L.I. in Empire Challenge

Early missed opportunities and late mistakes equaled a fourth-straight loss for New York City in the Empire Challenge. Comment

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Flushing father allegedly strangled his 8-year-old son in their home Sunday night before attempting to take his own life, police said. Comment

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Bronx man was found dead in Cambria Heights Saturday night after he was shot in the head in an incident that police have since ruled a homicide, the NYPD said. Comments (10)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rockaway Beach will play host to a pair of famous faces Sunday during the opening day of the Rockaway! festival in Fort Tilden, the MoMA PS1 announced this week. Comments (1)
Rockaway Beach

Section of Rockaway Beach closed for weekend swimming

Rockaway Beach

Section of Rockaway Beach closed for weekend swimming

Rockaway Beach was being shut down between Beach 60th and Beach 113th streets on the Peninsula Saturday, the Parks Department said in an email sent at 12:25 p.m. Comments (1)

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