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Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Astoria

Food cart options include paper or plastic

This season’s accoutrement at a storied halal cart in Astoria is sleek, clear and magnetic all over. Comment
Letters

Bus changes cause problems

This is not an article, it is a complaint. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Corona

McDonald’s manager’s life story inspires young workers

Hugo Zenerato is a busy young man. Comments (4)
Flushing

Jet noise readings worry residents

As a battle against increased airplane noise reverberates across the city, some northeast Queens residents are lamenting readings from portable noise monitors that are registering levels as high as 96 decibels from planes flying in and out of LaGuardia Airport. Comments (8)
Letters

GOP needs to get a clue on women

Republicans, conservatives and libertarians scream, “Freedom, freedom, freedom!” Comment

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Bayside

Car thefts on the rise: 111th

Officers at the NYPD’s 111th Precinct in Bayside announced at its monthly community council meeting Tuesday night that overall crime was down in comparison to this time last year, but the police identified car thefts as a trend they have seen grow since 2013. Comments (4)
Hollis

Hollis library to temporarily close for roof replacement

Queens Library’s Hollis branch will shut its door temporarily after business hours Sept. 12. Comment
Flushing

Stavisky, Jung pitch district priorities

While S.J. Jung and state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) both reject the notion of ethnic politics, it may have a significant impact on the race for the 16th Senate District. Comments (2)
Middle Village

Fedkowskyj and Markey set to square off in primary

It is a case of fresh vs. familiar in the 30th state Assembly District primary. Comment
Editorial

Get Out and Vote!

There’s a lot at stake in next week’s Democratic primary in Queens with two races for state Senate drawing attention beyond the borough. Comments (6)
Political Action

Fight for boro GOP leadership started in the 1980s

In past years there have been various fights between factions in the Republican and Democrat parties in several counties throughout the city. Few of these battles have been as intense and as long as the contest between two factions in the Queens Republican Party. Comment
Letters

NRA cares nothing for safety

A 9-year-old at a shooting range accidentally kills an instructor with an Uzi set on full-auto. Comments (1)

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Corona

Toddler unharmed after man steals car with child in back: Cops

Police were searching for a suspect they said stole a car in Corona early Sunday morning with a 2-year-old child in the back seat, the NYPD said. Comments (2)
Education

City applauds pay raise for school bus drivers

City officials celebrated the recent passage of a resolution signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio last week that will raise the pay of school bus drivers across New York City. Comments (1)
Astoria

Men stole liquor from popular Astoria bar: NYPD

Three men were being sought by police after authorities said they stole several bottles of liquor from the Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria last week. Comments (1)
Elmhurst

Pols celebrate pre-K grants from state at Elmhurst site

Elected officials and educators gathered in Elmhurst this week to celebrate the implementation of $340 million in state grant money for universal pre-kindergarten and to call for more funding to continue expanding the program across New York. Comment
The Civic Scene

Help out public schools before criticizing their performances

As a new school year starts in New York City, the city Department of Education has several problems, some of which are endemic, but one should not dwell on negative things when we have so many positive things going on in our schools. But the media loves negative things so that is what we see. Comment
Letters

CB 11 responds to reader concern

I would like to correct the information given in the letter to the editor “Finish renovating PS 162 now” by Beatrice Gallagher. Comment

Terriers program on the rise

St. Francis Prep returns to the top tier of the CHSFL after being demoted to the second division three years ago and the Terriers have no intention of going back. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Beechhurst

Body found in Beechhurst last month ID’d as Bay Terrace woman

The body of a woman found in a wooded area of Beechhurst last month has been identified as a Bay Terrace woman reported missing in June, the NYPD said. Comment
Far Rockaway

Man shot in Far Rockaway

Police were searching for the shooter who wounded a man in Far Rockaway early Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
Jamaica Hills

Jamaica bookbags donated

It’s time to hit the books — again. Comments (1)
Flushing

Hindu festival honors Ganesh in Flushing

Several thousand worshipers passed through the Hindu Temple of North America, at 45-57 Bowne St., in Flushing over the weekend to pray to the elephant-headed deity Ganesh. Comment
On Point

City has to change its ways on how it spends its money

A recent survey by New York education officials on city school performance revealed that more than 65 percent of students failed to score grade level on math and reading proficiency tests. In 25 percent of city schools, 90 percent of students failed those same exams. Comments (6)
Letters

Kids affected most by pollution

This is a response to Tammy Scileppi’s article “Students at PS 244 always eat their broccoli.” Comments (3)

Campus Magnet football program has dreams of city title

No matter how the team looks at the beginning of the season and the number of new players they have on the field, the goal is always the same for Campus Magnet. Comment
Whitestone

Police hunt for Gambino associate in shooting

WHITESTONE — Police were searching for the grandson of a former Gambino family associate after he allegedly shot an acquaintance on the Whitestone shore early Friday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (3)

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Corona

Man sought in attempted Corona kidnapping: NYPD

CORONA — Police were searching for a man accused of attempting to lure a 7-year-old girl into his black Toyota Camry Monday evening, the NYPD said. Comment
Flushing

Jung calls on Stavisky campaign to clean up act

Under attack from his opponent’s campaign, S.J. Jung is calling for civility. Comments (7)
Long Island City

Quiet Disco set for debut in Hunters Point South Park

The latest dance craze is coming to Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City next Friday night. Comments (2)
Bayside

Endorsements roll in as Dem primaries near

John Liu doesn’t vote and tell. Comments (1)
College Point

Beer fest to raise funds for College Pt. institute

College Point beer drinkers will be able to soak up some history while supporting a cultural institution in dire need of financial help at the Poppenhusen Institute’s annual Oktoberfest Sept. 13. Comments (1)
Bayswater

Sen. Sanders seeks second term in Albany

As he seeks to shed his freshman title, state Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) says he is on the cusp of completing a vocational school that has consumed him since he was first elected to public office in 2001. Comment
Bayswater

Gian Jones engages Sanders in second primary challenge

Gian Jones’ state Senate campaign is not one that invites voters to see the southeast Queens district through a rose-tinted crystal ball. Comments (1)
Rosedale

Everly Brown returns to ballot in run for seat in state capital

Everly Brown is no stranger to combating elected officials in the ballot box, but this primary he is enjoying the support of some former electeds himself. Comments (2)
Business

Queens backs Airbnb, independent poll finds

Queens residents want their Airbnb. Comments (3)

Queens buzzes with activity

For its fourth annual event, Rockaway’s Honey Fest plans to spread its wings and send its sweet celebration beyond Queens’ borders into Manhattan and Brooklyn as well. Comment
South Ozone Park

Sanders faces primary rematch with Jones and Brown

State Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park) has two familiar foes standing between him and his securing the Democratic line in the Sept. 9 primary. Comment
Bayside

Avella, Liu jostle for northeast Queens Senate seat

The Democratic primary between state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and former city Comptroller John Liu has not only been one of the most closely watched races of the year, but one of the most contentious. Comments (8)
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Mayor, Bratton will have to rule on Broken Windows

In the 1970s, when I was a teen on the Upper West Side, I was mugged twice in broad daylight. The city felt more dangerous then, in the wake of the early ’70s fiscal crisis and the blackout of ’77, which led to widespread looting, and gritty movies like “Death Wish,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3.” Comment

Boro’s theater scene where everything old is new again

The Broadway revival of “This is Our Youth,” by Kenneth Lonergan, brings back memories of The Outrageous Fortune Co., my theater company which produced 50 contemporary plays of significance over 17 years (1993-2010) at what was then called Queens Theatre in the Park. For those of you who remember those good-old-not-so-long-ago days, you can’t remember “This is Our Youth.” We wanted to do it but never got the rights. Comment
Letters

Fly the American flag every Sept. 11

I am sad to say that another anniversary is coming near of when terrorists attacked our nation Sept. 11, 2001. Comments (1)

Chavis, Flushing seek to remain PSAL elite

Flushing was one game shy of getting to Yankee Stadium for the championship game last year and, despite a new look roster, quarterback Terrance Chavis plans on helping his team make another run at playing for the crown. Comment
Crime

NYPD investigate shattered Bayside office door

BAYSIDE — Police were investigating an incident on Bell Boulevard that left a glass door shattered early Tuesday morning. Comments (1)
St. Albans

Police looking for missing St. Albans woman

ST. ALBANS — Police were searching for a woman who was last seen Sept. 2 leaving a beauty salon on Merrick Boulevard in St. Albans. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Bayside

Queensborough awards 90-year-old long-awaited degree

It took him nearly 50 years, but former Queensborough Community College student Alexander Phillips has finally received his college degree. Comments (1)
Long Island City

G train back in service as Q103 to stay

Straphangers in Long Island City got their G train service restored Tuesday morning after a five-week shutdown. Comment
Flushing

Queens College greets new prez as classes begin

Queens College welcomed a number of new faces last week as students flowed into campus for the upcoming school year. Comments (1)
Hollis

Smith joined IDC for Sandy recovery

This is state Sen. Malcolm Smith’s (D-Hollis) first primary campaign since he was elected to office in Albany in March 2000and the incumbent thinks the race has not been as noisy as he thought it would be. Comments (1)
Woodside

Woodside will remember neighbors lost on 9/11

A Woodside veterans group will host a 9/11 remembrance ceremony for the sixth straight year in Doughboy Park Thursday. Comment
Dutch Kills

Doe Funder saves child

The men in blue have arrived in Dutch Kills. Comment
Middle Village

Fedkowskyj mounts attack against Markey

After years of working on education policy, Dmytro Fedkowskyj hopes to school state Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) in her first competitive primary. Comment
Flushing

Sen. Stavisky runs on 15-year record

While the redrawing of state Sen. Toby Stavisky’s (D-Flushing) district shifted its demographic makeup and forced her to relocate from her Whitestone home, she said nothing has changed in her approach to the campaign. Comment
Flushing

Jung takes on Stavisky

For S.J. Jung, his primary challenge is not so much about replacing state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing). Comments (3)
Flushing

Boro man a boy at heart as Open ballperson

A quarter of century as a US Open ballperson hasn’t diminished Jorge Cabrera’s enthusiasm for the job and the sport. Comment
Bayside

3 men robbed Bayside store with shotgun: Cops

BAYSIDE — Police were trying to identify three suspects they said robbed a 7-Eleven in Bayside with a shotgun. Comments (6)
Maspeth

MTA bus strikes man in Maspeth: NYPD

MASPETH — Police said an MTA bus driver accidentally struck down a 68-year-old man crossing 53rd Drive near 65th Place Tuesday night, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Jamaica

Man struck and killed in Jamaica

A pedestrian was stuck and killed by a motor vehicle in Jamaica just before 5 a.m. Saturday, according to the NYPD. Police from the 103rd Precinct responded to a 911 call and discovered a 53-year-old man with trauma to his body. The man was allegedly struck by a 2007 Dodge Charger as he crossed Liberty Avenue, near Tuckerton Street, in the vicinity of York College. The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Comment
Kew Gardens

Two arrested during bike-wilding on the Van Wyck

A Flushing motorcyclist and another man from Mount Vernon, N.Y., were arrested during an episode of biker-wilding on the Van Wyck Expressway Saturday evening, police said. Comments (7)

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