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Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Comrie touts experience as he prepares for Albany

Leroy Comrie was back working at Borough Hall after his landslide victory in the three-way race to unseat state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis). Comments (1)
Howard Beach

Howard Beach college student fund-raises for thesis film

His production company pays tribute to the airplanes that swoosh over his home near JFK Airport. Comment
Flushing

NYHQ expands services

New York Hospital Queens kicked off an initiative last week to make its services more accessible to immigrants who do not speak English. Comments (1)
Sunnyside

Sunnysider sentenced for possessing child porn

A Sunnyside man was sentenced to two to six years in prison Monday for possessing child pornography. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Flushing

Judge gives 25 years to life in cold case

A former Flushing resident was sentenced to 25 years to life last week for the 1995 slaying of a 21-year-old man, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
Flushing

Flushing deacon sentenced

A Flushing deacon, who was found guilty of immigration fraud after she coached asylum seekers how to lie on their applications, has been sentenced to three years’ probation, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said. Comments (4)
Long Island City

LIC theater owner picked to join international art team

Sheila Lewandowski is about to get even busier. Comment
Soccer

SFP, Molloy want offense

St. Francis Prep and Archbishop Molloy are in search of the same things: goals and someone to score them. Comment

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Long Island City

Hunters Point South to begin marketing

Hunters Point South, the mammoth 5,000-unit residential complex under construction on Long Island City’s waterfront, will begin accepting applications for affordable rentals beginning next month, according to developer Related Cos. Comments (1)
Astoria

Astoria fetes author at busy book signing

Visitors at the Atropolis Bakery and Patisserie in Astoria got more than just baklava and kataifi Saturday: They got a chance to meet a first-time author who has been creating a buzz in the Greek community. Comment

Coalition forged to fight Glendale shelter plan

Glendale and Middle Village are hoping a lawyer can help them raise the bar on a shuttered factory’s future. Comment
Flushing

U.S. House of Reps passes Meng’s Anti-Spoofing Act

A bill penned by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Bayside) intended to crack down on phone scams is one step closer to becoming law. Comments (1)
Editorial

Feed the Hungry

Hunger is taking a heavier toll on Queens and has reached crisis proportions across the city. Comments (3)
Letters

Queens transit has lost a friend

It is with great shock and sadness that I must inform you that our friend and mentor John Rozankowski has died of natural causes. Comment
Political Action

Conservative Long wants voters interested in elections

During a recent interview with Mike Long, chairman of the state Conservative Party, he gave his views on various issues. Comments (1)
Bayside Hills

Tsourapis’ hat trick leads to Lewis rout

Panagiota Tsourapis’ high school soccer career has spanned from novice to go-to scorer at Francis Lewis. Comments (2)

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Astoria

More than 50 Queens restaurants ready for food festival

The inaugural Eat in Astoria restaurant festival includes 50 restaurants and bars offering special deals to participants bearing a free foodie pass from Sept. 19 to 28. Comment
Whitestone

Lally opens campaign office in Queens

Congressional candidate Grant Lally opened a campaign headquarters in Queens last weekend as he continues his quest to unseat U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville). Comment
Bayside

Some students not receiving free lunches

A mix-up surrounding the city’s new free lunch program for middle school students was misinterpreted by districts around the city, resulting in some students being sent to school without a lunch. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Jax. Hts. hosts bike bonanza

Scores of children and parents rolled through Travers Park in Jackson Heights Saturday afternoon for a bike bonanza hosted by advocacy group Make Queens Safer. Comment
Letters

Prepare for after loved one’s death

You have just lost someone close to you, and it is a difficult time. You are grieving, but there is so much to do: make funeral arrangements, care for family and attend to new financial responsibilities. Comment
I Sit and Look Out

Cuomo should get a cool reception over his recent actions

I hope the ghost of Lady Caroline Lamb, one of Lord Byron’s lovers, will forgive me if I rephrase her comments about that great poet to characterize Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Comments (7)

St. Francis tops Hopkins 27-20 for first season win

St. Francis Prep pounded the ball on the ground to pick up its first win of the season. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

East Elmhurst

Four shot in East Elmhurst: NYPD

Two brothers hanging out with friends on their East Elmhurst stoop Friday night were greeted briefly by a duo who then allegedly fired a flurry of bullets, sending four to the hospital, the NYPD and a relative said. Comments (1)
Queens Village

Bus crashes into Papa John’s in Queens Village: NYPD

A Nassau County bus driver swerved to avoid a bicyclist and crashed into a Queens Village Papa John’s Pizza early Saturday, the franchise owner and FDNY said. Comment
Bayside

Avella motorcade remembers victims of terrorist attacks

On the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) made his way through northeast Queens to honor more than two dozen victims who lost their lives at the World Trade Center that morning. Comments (4)
East Elmhurst

Six shot in three incidents across boro: NYPD

Across the borough six people were shot in three separate incidents this weekend, the NYPD said. Comment
Woodside

Woodside neighbors remember their 9/11 fallen heroes

Woodside never forgets. Comment
Springfield Gardens

Miller welcomes community to St. Albans office

This open house included hotdogs and burgers, but the house was not for sale. Comments (1)

Flushing Town Hall asks people to give

Flushing Town Hall has been presented with a significant challenge this season, one I hope your readers will help us meet. It is not every day that an institutional supporter presents such an offer to us. Comment

Tazzina travels from Glendale to Forest Hills

Is history repeating itself? About 10 years ago, there was a much beloved Italian restaurant in an obscure part of Glendale. After building a devoted following, the owner decided that he had outgrown his petite digs, and relocated to Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills. Although the new site was not much more elegant than the original, the owner seemed to believe that he was now operating an upscale restaurant, and raised his prices accordingly. The quality of the food also suffered, and the restaurant closed after little more than a year. Comment
Block Shots

CHSAA loses pioneer with death of Modry

Women’s athletics wouldn’t be where it is today without people like Jane Modry. Comment

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Queens residents rally against airplane noise

More than 300 Queensites came out to a rally at Cunningham Park Sunday afternoon to demand an end to the constant din emanating from airplanes traveling to and from the borough’s airports. Comments (10)
Long Island City

Weekend service on No. 7 line shut down for most of western Queens

Service on the No. 7 subway line will be shut down in most of western Queens this weekend as the MTA continues track replacement and upgrades on its signal system. Beginning Saturday at 2 a.m. through 4:30 a.m. Monday the train will be closed in both directions from 74th Street-Broadway in Jackson Heights to Times Square. Comment

Jamaica welcomes new citizens

They became U.S. citizens under the same roof where Rufus King once lived, one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. Constitution. Comment
Bay Terrace

Walk to raise funds for women’s center

The Center for the Women of New York is gearing up to host its sixth annual Walk-a-Thon at Fort Totten this weekend. Comment
Springfield Gardens

Two killed in Springfield Gardens accident

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Two people were killed Thursday night in an accident when the driver of a car lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a light pole and then a tree in Springfield Gardens, said the authorities. Comment
Environment

Richards plans for climate change rally

City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) introduced legislation in the Council that recognizes “the dangers of climate change to human health.” Comments (4)
Jackson Heights

More space needed in Queens libraries

The Queens Library system is currently suffering from significant space constraints and infrastructure setbacks, according to the Center for an Urban Future. Comments (2)
Flushing

House passes Meng historic sites bill

A bill U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) introduced to make historic sights in Flushing part of the National Park Service passed the House of Representatives Monday night. Comment
Elmhurst

Voter registration to be held in Queens

New York City Votes will host drives at four sites across Queens as part of National Voter Registration day Sept 23. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Viva la Comida returns to Jackson Heights for third year

The cultural diversity of Jackson Heights will be on display at the third annual Viva la Comida festival Saturday. Comment
Letters

U.S. needs good infrastructure

Regardless of the political divide that has ended congressional action on so many issues confronting the nation, failing to fund infrastructure development is punishing America. Comments (1)
Kew Gardens

Indictments for 31 alleged gang members handed down: DA

KEW GARDENS - A total of 31 alleged gang members from southeast Queens were indicted on charges of conspiring to rob people in order to raise money to free a gang leader jailed in Riker’s Island, and to murder two members of a rival gang, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Do more to teach prevention of violence against women

My youngest daughter has recently become a bit of a football follower because her boyfriend is a New England Patriots fan. I took her to a New York Jets game recently and, although we had fun, I couldn’t help but experience a bittersweet feeling about watching grown men butting heads with each other at full speed — and consider the broader implications this has for our society. Comments (2)
Flushing

Flushing Town Hall challenged to raise money

Flushing Town Hall needs help with its latest financial challenge. Comment
Flushing

Missed opportunities doom Flushing in loss to Erasmus

One disastrous drive late in the third quarter was emblematic of Flushing’s day. Comment
Jamaica

Woman tried bringing drugs through JFK: CBP

JAMAICA — A woman was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine into the United States, according to authorities. Comment
Crime

Trio wanted in Rego Park robbery: NYPD

REGO PARK — Police were searching for three men wanted in an armed robbery of a Rego Park jewelry shop, the NYPD said. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Government

Melinda Katz’s policy platform hails diversity

As the borough president sees it, Queens’ future lies in its heritage. Comments (9)
Bayside

Liu concedes to Avella in tight race

Former city Comptroller John Liu’s political aspirations took a big hit last week after he accepted defeat at the hands of state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Comments (1)
Jamaica

Library suspends Galante

Following months of turmoil at Queens Library, embattled President Thomas Galante has been forced to step down temporarily. Comments (1)
Jamaica Hills

Students protests scheduling concerns

Gateway students made a ruckus to rival the morning bell last Friday. Comments (17)
Rosedale

Canvassers say Brown campaign struggled to pay primary day staff

State Senate hopeful Everly Brown’s job creation stumping fell short long before he made it out of his campaign office, canvassers said. Comment
Long Island City

Skyway plan gets traction

A skiing enthusiast from Vermont thinks he may have the solution to Queens’ transit woes, and he believes his plans are not as far-fetched as they seem. Comment
Springfield Gardens

Community rallies for students at IS 59

It was not your typical morning school bell ring at IS 9 in Springfield Gardens Monday. Comment
Long Island City

Silent disco is big hit; movie up next for LIC

The verdict is in and silent disco is a hit. Comment
Letters

Speaker should’ve shown respect

I have seen a picture of dignitaries at the Sept. 11 ceremony. They were Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and former Mayors Mike Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani. Comments (3)
New Voices

East Asian cultures celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

Across Queens this week, residents with East Asian origins will be celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, also known as the autumn equinox, typically a full moon. Comments (2)

Tap into borough treasures

If you’re an art lover or foodie and if you can’t get enough of vintage and handmade treasures then don’t miss the Ridgewood Market this Sunday right here in Queens. Comments (1)
Flushing

Flushing robbery chase ends in crash: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police arrested three men following a chase and car crash after they allegedly robbed a Flushing 7-Eleven at gunpoint early Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (5)

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Astoria

Astoria ice cream maker expands business

After more than 40 years in the business, ice cream maker Malcolm Stogo is using his new factory in Astoria to change the face of desserts. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Springfield Gardens

Parents and pols rally in support of students and IS 59

Dozens of parents, neighbors and elected officials rallied Monday morning at IS 59 in Springfield Gardens to show their support for the children, the school and their education. Comment
Bayside

Liu concedes tight race with Avella

Former city Comptroller John Liu has conceded to state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Comments (27)

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Queens wants quiet skies

More than 300 borough residents, fed up with the never-ending din coming from airplanes, rallied at Cunningham Park Sunday afternoon to say “enough is enough.” Comments (11)

Classifieds

Do you know an immigrant in Queens who has made an impact on the community? Nominate a person who has made a difference for the 2018 Queens Ambassador Awards.

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