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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Bayside

North Shore-LIJ announces partnership

North Shore-LIJ announced this week it was selected to be the metropolitan area’s exclusive partner of the Cleveland Clinic & Vascular Institute. Comment
The Shops at Atlas Park saw early risers as more than 100 beauty shoppers stood on line as early as 6 a.m. last Friday for the grand opening of ULTA, the largest beauty retailer in the United States. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Flushing

Jung runs on cleaning up Flushing Creek pollution

S.J. Jung has joined the effort to clean up the heavily polluted Flushing Creek. Comments (4)
Plans for long-delayed upgrades to the Poppenhusen Institute are on their way to becoming a reality. Comment
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed into law a bill that would allow high school students to participate in city community boards, but not everyone is celebrating the change. Comments (1)
If gospel, jazz and soul move you, and you can use a healthy dose of spirituality to lift your spirits, then you will likely enjoy listening to Petula Beckles’ refreshingly mellow and soulful sound. Comment
GLENDALE — Police were seeking help finding a 32-year-old Glendale man last seen Aug. 18, the NYPD said. Comment
RIDGEWOOD — A 32-year-old Ridgewood man was killed in a Middle Village hit-and-run early Monday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (2)
The St. John’s University women’s soccer team doesn’t want to be a one-hit wonder. Comment
Letters

MTA needs new senior MetroCard

Your reduced-fare MetroCard has been a great service to our senior citizens. Comments (1)

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

It is yet another version of the biblical David vs. Goliath story, and this time the battle is in federal court. Comments (2)
After months of battling rezoning in Ridgewood, City Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Brooklyn) asked his colleagues to join him in giving the proposal their blessing. Comment
Rockaway Park

Man charged in beach forcible touching: Cops

ROCKAWAY PARK — Police arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with forcible touching in the unwanted groping of a female lifeguard Aug. 13, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

Son fatally shoots his father in car: Police

SOUTH JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man has been charged with shooting his father to death Tuesday as he sat in a parked car, police said. Comment
Letters

Voter apathy in electing de Blasio will ruin city

New Yorkers enjoyed a delightfully balmy summer with pleasant temperatures, but a major storm is brewing in New York, thanks to the apathy of the voters who allowed a radical minority of New Yorkers to determine the fate for all of us. Comments (10)

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

Police arrested a Whitestone man in Friday’s knife attack at a Bell Boulevard bar, the NYPD said. Comments (62)
Hollis

Updated: Mom arrested in toddler’s tumble in Hollis: NYPD

Police arrested a Hollis mother who allegedly left her 4-year-old alone Sunday morning and returned to find the child had fallen from the fire escape, the NYPD and neighbors said. Comment
Local Project is staying locally. Comment
Elmhurst

Man allegedly stabbed to death in Elmhurst: NYPD

A 50-year-old man died shortly after police found him collapsed on the floor of an Elmhurst building vestibule with stab wounds to his chest Friday afternoon, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill clubhouse offers teens safe space

Richmond Hill

Rich Hill clubhouse offers teens safe space

Perhaps it was the art room with walls covered in whiteboard, the computer stations for training new drivers or the outdoor play area. Comment
Crime

Calls for Garner inquiry

U.S. Rep Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) urged the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of Eric Garner, the New York City man who lost his life in a police chokehold. Comments (3)
Letters

Liu ad a turnoff in upcoming election

Like many other Queens residents, I recently received a horrific campaign advertisement from John Liu’s Senate Election Committee. Comments (4)

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Queensbridge

Updated: Three shot in boro Saturday: NYPD

Queensbridge

Updated: Three shot in boro Saturday: NYPD

Three were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg in separate Queens shootings this weekend capped off by the latest incident in Ridgewood, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
Dozens of veterans gathered in Howard Beach Saturday for a cookout hosted by state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) thrown in honor of their service to their country. Comments (1)
Laurelton

Richards shows constituents how to spend $1M

There is nothing like a good experience to push one to repeat it. Comments (1)
St. Albans

St. Albans opposes new housing plan

St. Albans

St. Albans opposes new housing plan

The city Board of Standards and Appeals is in the final stages of reviewing the application presented by the St. Albans Presbyterian Church and a Westchester-based developer to erect an affordable housing building on Farmers Boulevard. Comment
Jermaine Lawrence is officially back playing in New York City again. Comment
QueensLine

Sex symbol Mae West spent her childhood in Woodhaven

Star of stage and screen, one of the first Hollywood sex symbols, writer and singer, Mae West’s outsize curves and personality earned her recognition as one of the greatest female film stars of all time. Comment
Mayoral Spin Cycle

City needs to work hard so pre-K’s success is ensured

When my children were enrolled in a private pre-K program more than a decade ago, I used to jokingly — but nervously — wonder out loud why I had to pay more than $15,000 to have my kids learn finger painting. Comment
Editorial

Slow Down!

The governor’s decision to sign a bill that gives the city the right to reduce the speed limit to 25 mph was welcomed in Queens, particularly the western part of the borough, where lead-footed drivers have piled up a staggering roster of pedestrian fatalities. Comments (1)
Letters

Keep QueensWay as a park

State Assemblyman Mike Miller’s (D-Woodhaven) recently discussed idea on how to use the former Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach line calls for a partial use of the tracks for rail service while using the remainder for a QueensWay-style park. Comments (1)

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

A bar dispute erupted into a stabbing at a Bayside restaurant early Friday morning, an NYPD spokesman said. Comments (115)
A unique, community-driven and free concert series is now underway at Gantry Plaza State Park. Comment
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill earlier this month temporarily extending the ban on disposing certain hazardous materials in the ocean to the waters of Jamaica Bay, the largest wetland habitat in the city and home to a significant bird sanctuary. Comment
Jamaica

Jamaica tackles obesity

Jamaica

Jamaica tackles obesity

Help is on the way to fight chronic diseases in downtown Jamaica and St. Albans, two areas that are hit hard by obesity and diabetes. Comments (6)
She helped generations of immigrants acclimate to central Queens, guided Jamaica Hospital through its renaissance and ushered in improvements at Forest Park. Comment
College Point

Avella unveils economic improvement plan

College Point

Avella unveils economic improvement plan

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) announced an economic plan this week aimed at bettering the lives of Queens residents through initiatives such as helping small businesses and improving transportation infrastructure. Comments (1)
Elected officials fanned out across the borough this week performing what has become an end-of-summer ritual as they handed out donated backpacks to needy children who will head back to school in a few weeks. Comments (1)

Wills takes ice bucket challenge

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) will be responding to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Saturday during District 28 Day celebrations. Comments (1)
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced her support of New York state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky’s (D-Flushing) bid for re-election. Comment
Jackson Heights

Actors take to the street in Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights

Actors take to the street in Jackson Heights

Queens’ al fresco theatrical season wraps up Sunday when Theater for the New City rolls into Travers Park with its original street operetta “Emergency!!! or The World Takes a Selfie.” Comment
Jamaica

Free screenings at Jamaica health expo

Hundreds of people are expected to participate Sunday in the annual End It Now walk and health expo, an initiative that seeks to create new policies to better protect women and girls. Comments (1)
Hollis

DC 37 backs Smith

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) got a big boost for his re-election campaign. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

That’s Mr. Hockey Puck to you

Jackson Heights

That’s Mr. Hockey Puck to you

They call him Mr. Warmth and the Merchant of Venom for his trademark sarcastic and berating insults targeted at those innocent yet willing victims who make up his audience. He will call the really annoying ones hockey pucks. Comments (2)
Block Shots

Mets need to part ways with Collins for 2015

Block Shots

Mets need to part ways with Collins for 2015

In Terry we trust. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A fight for jobs turned physical for a community leader from Long Island City. Comments (6)
East Elmhurst

Aviation roundtable sparks anger

East Elmhurst

Aviation roundtable sparks anger

An ongoing community fight to reduce airplane noise throughout the metropolitan area was fueled by heated tempers Tuesday night at the second aviation roundtable held near LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst. Comments (6)
Brian Rice has been appointed the new publisher of TimesLedger Newspapers. Comments (3)
Sikh leaders have made an Ozone Park hit-and-run part of their rallying cry for anti-hate crime policy changes. Comments (3)
Bayside

Test scores improve in boro

Bayside

Test scores improve in boro

New York City school students posted some of the most significant improvements in the most recent round of Common Core state testing scores, the state Education Department reported last week. Comment
On Saturday, the Flux Factory presents an evening of films exploring the line between comedy and video art. Comment
Flushing

Judge nixes Willets suit

Flushing

Judge nixes Willets suit

Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Manuel Mendez dismissed a lawsuit seeking to annul the city’s Willets Point West project last Friday. Comments (1)
The first volley may not happen until Monday, but the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center will be abuzz Saturday at its annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. Comment
The mayor and borough president have begun replacing the six Queens Library trustees they fired last month for failing to oust its president, Thomas Galante. Comment

Beach Channel field revived

Beach Channel field revived

Armed with a fully renovated field and a renewed attitude, the Beach Channel football team wants to breathe new life into the program two years after Hurricane Sandy. Comment
BAYSIDE — The NYPD is asking the public for tips after reopening a 40-year-old murder case in which a teenage girl was found dead in Bayside. Comments (3)

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Police arrested a Long Island man and charged him with attempted murder and assault as hate crimes in the hit-and-run of a Sikh man in Ozone Park in late July, the NYPD said. Comments (9)

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Jamaica

Four shot in Jamaica drive-by: Cops

Jamaica

Four shot in Jamaica drive-by: Cops

Four people were wounded, two critically, after a dispute between two men led to a shooting in the Baisley Park section of Jamaica early Sunday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (2)

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