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Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Jamaica

SE Queens woman survives brain bleed

Tunicia Hall had been married to her husband, Raleigh, for just one month when she was admitted to the hospital with a life-threatening brain condition. Comment
Bayside

House creates caucus to fight plane noise

The House of Representatives announced this week the formation of a Quiet Skies caucus that will join the fight against airplane noise. Comments (4)
Sunnyside

Hit-and-run drivers now face stiff penalties

This past Tuesday was an historic and emotional day in our City as the Council voted 49-0 in favor of my new bill – the Justice for Hit-and-Run Victims Act. Under this potentially life-saving piece of legislation we will, for the first time in the City of New York, establish civil penalties of up to $10,000 to those found guilty of fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run collision. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

St. Albans

SE Queens marches for missing people

Between proclamations of “Praise be his glory” and speeches commemorating Demika Moore and La Mont Dottin, dozens released balloons and watched the white and violet spheres diminish from the Jamaica sidewalk. Comment
Flushing

City Council gives proclamation to Queens College Greek center

City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) presented Queens College Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies with a proclamation last week to honor the Flushing school’s Greek programs. Comment
Elmhurst

Latin musician brings his sound to Elmhurst

Manuel Valera can romance a jazz tune like a Latin lover serenading his amorcita. Comment
Jamaica

Noah’s Ark coming soon to JFK

All travelers aboard, animals included. Noah’s Ark is coming to JFK. Comment
Bayside

Sacred Heart celebrates 90th birthday

Sacred Heart School came together in a street fair last Friday in an effort to raise money to renovate its 90-year-old boy’s bathroom. Comment
Whitestone

Boro GOPer distorted facts on Bush election

Phil Orenstein , president of the Queens Village Republican Club, asks “when did politics become so ugly and divisive?” Comments (5)

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Woodhaven

NYPD plays catch-up with park crime stats

City parks employees had to flag down an ambulance this August when Joseph Sharp, a seasonal worker, toiling on the Kissena Park tennis courts suffered a heart attack, NYC Parks Advocates said. Comment
Flushing

Flushing market sold for $55M

An Asian supermarket in downtown Flushing has been sold for $54.6 million. Comment
Howard Beach

State Sen. candidate Conigliaro details platform in Lindenwood

A state Senate hopeful was the lone candidate to accept the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic’s invitation to its meeting last week. Comment
South Jamaica

113th Precinct’s Marmara promoted to investigations

After 3 1/2 years in charge of South Jamaica’s 113th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Miltiadis Marmara was promoted and assigned to the Investigations Unit of the Queens South Patrol Borough. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning announces new season

The show must go on. Comment
Jamaica

Living wages expanded to 18,000 more workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday expanding the city’s living wage law to thousands of workers and raising the hourly wage from $11.90 to $13.13. Comments (1)
Bayside

Prep soccer off to hot start

Veteran teams always talk of ending their careers on a high note. St. Francis Prep has done more than talk so far this season. Comments (3)
Little Neck

Politicians have forgotten the truth

The headline “Some students not receiving free lunches” (Bayside Times, Sept. 19-25, 2014) is a sad commentary. Some people will remember the fact that “there is no free lunch.” In their search for votes, politicians have forgotten (suppressed) the truth. Where does it end? Comment

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Bayside

Queens schools honored

The U.S. Secretary of Education announced this week two Queens schools will be honored with the National Blue Ribbon. Comment
East Elmhurst

Attorney Gen. Eric Holder resigns after nearly six years

When Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week that he had submitted his resignation after nearly six years as the first black leader of the Justice Department, Queens leaders reflected on the legacy of the man who grew up in East Elmhurst. Comments (2)
Flushing

Kim launches re-election bid

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) officially launched his re-election campaign Sunday. Comment
Jamaica

Red Storm women’s soccer wins third straight victory in Nebraska

The St. John’s women’s soccer team is on a hot streak, thanks to cooling off their opponents’ offense. Comment

Parking Polka

If you’re headed to jury duty at the Queens courthouse or a meeting at Borough Hall, you better set aside some extra time to find parking. Despite widespread appeals from elected officials to keep the municipal garage open, the city DOT shuttered the lot last week because the structure was found to be a safety hazard. Comments (1)
Opinion

Charter rally shouldn’t close schools

Don’t be impressed by the turnout of charter school consumers and investors at their pro-privatization Mardi-Gras on Oct. 2. It is guaranteed to be big. The crowd is spoken for and the extras are on call. Comments (1)

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Long Island City

Avonte remembered on first anniversary of disapearance

Avonte Oquendo was remembered on the first anniversary of his disappearance Saturday by his mother, Vanessa Fontaine, and dozens of friends and family who took part in the exhaustive 4 1/2 month search for the 14-year-old autistic boy. Avonte vanished from the Riverview School in Long Island City last Oct. 4 and his body was discovered on the shore of College Point in January. Comments (2)
Bayside

Celebration marks 100th anniversary of Bayside Day

On the 100th anniversary of the declaration of Bayside Day, the Bayside Historical Society made sure to celebrate in style. Comment
Ridgewood

Police arrest Ridgewood man in cabbie stabbing

A 41-year-old Ridgewood resident was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stabbing a livery cab driver several times in the vicinity of the suspect’s home and then driving off with the victim’s taxi, authorities said. Comment
Volleyball

Lewis volleyball team sets sights on city title

By JOSEPH STASZEWSKI Comment
Briarwood

Police seek suspect in Briarwood attack

BRIARWOOD - Police were searching for a man they said tried to rape a young woman in Briarwood the evening of Sept. 24. Comment
On Point

Speed cameras masquerade as mayor’s new cash cow

Speed camera masquerade as mayor’s new cash cow Comments (61)

Boys and girls should begin sex education at 12

Our society correctly values the importance of education as a pathway to success and a happy life. Countless studies show that those who graduate from college do better — not only financially, but also in other phases of life — than those with only a high-school education. Comment
Glen Oaks

Jeter earned it all

Derek Jeter has just said his final farewell and has gone out a winner. He leaves with five World Series rings, sixth all-time hits list, a player true to the game of baseball, but better than that he truly was Mr.Clean. Comment

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

This month: CNG goes pink!

You may notice something different about our newspapers and our websites this month — they are pink! Our new President, Jennifer Goodstein, explains why. Comment
Long Island City

Avonte remembered on first anniveraey of disapearance

Avonte Oquendo was remembered on the first anniversary of his disappearance Saturday by his mother, Vanessa Fontaine, and dozens of friends and family who took part in the exhaustive 4 1/2 month search for the 14-year-old autistic boy. Avonte vanished from the Riverview School in Long Island City last Oct. 4 and his body was discovered on the shore of College Point in January. Comment
Sunnyside

Sunnysiders help neighbor cope with big medical bill

Sunnyside’s Irish community gathered last month to help one of their own. Alison Ryan McParland, 37, had battled through chemotherapy and radiation treatments since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and while she was declared cancer free and married the love of her life, the financial burden caused by a year of lost wages and medical bills was enormous. Comment

Queens walks Oct. 19 for breast cancer cure

Big-hearted New Yorkers raised nearly $6 million for the American Cancer Society in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk last year, bringing us one step closer to a cure. Comment
Health

Man survives two rare breast cancer diagnoses

Sebastian Aloi was in shock when he was diagnosed with breast cancer. He had no symptoms. Comment

Cancer diagnosis opens eyes

Breast cancer survivor Lisa Malwitz is living proof of hope after a diagnosis. Comments (1)
Flushing

NYHQ launches Chinese breast cancer support group

New York Hospital Queens is inviting Chinese cancer patients and survivors to join its Pink Ribbon Club. Comment

L.I. breast cancer specialist touts new treatments

A patient of Dr. Michael Theodorakis, a cancer and blood specialist on Long Island, was astonished to learn that the lump on his chest was breast cancer. Comment
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill walk raises funds to help patients battling cancer

Dozens came out to participate in the inaugural Queens Cancer Walk in Richmond Hill last weekend in honor of a breast cancer survivor who lived to tell her story. Comment
Jackson Heights

Second DOT slow zone okayed for Jax Heights

Jackson Heights is getting its second slow zone in the last year and a half. Drivers in the business and residential areas on both sides of Northern Boulevard will now be forced to take it slower. Comment
Ozone Park

City plans primary school for 500 pupils in Ozone Pk

The city is hoping to alleviate crowded classrooms in Ozone Park by building a primary school on Albert Road, but some say that could leave more than students squeezed for space. Comment
Jamaica

Designs on Queens during Archtober

For the next four weeks New York’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects plans to spotlight architectural gems across the city, including sites in Queens, during its annual Archtober festival. Comment
Briarwood

Retired Briarwood cop convicted of killing wife: DA

A retired cop has been found guilty of the 2011 slaying of his wife inside their Briarwood apartment, the borough’s top prosecutor announced Friday. Comment
Ozone Park

Four cops injured in Ozone Park crash

A car crash in Ozone Park late Thursday night sent four NYPD officers to the hospital with serious injuries, police said. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Forest Hills enjoys annual street fair

Austin Street was transformed into a street fair last weekend as the annual Forest Hills Fall Festival took over a stretch of the roadway, bringing with it the unique food and shopping the area has to offer. Comment
Bayside

Track work will disrupt LIRR Port Washington line this weekend

The Long Island Rail Road will perform track maintenance that will disrupt service in its Port Washington branch in the first two weekends of October. Comment
Oakland Gardens

Man killed in Oakland Gardens crossing highway: Cops

OAKLAND GARDENS — A 54-year-old man was killed early Wednesday morning after being hit by a car while running across the Cross Island Parkway, police said. Comments (1)

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Jamaica

Scarborough charged in corruption probe

State Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-Jamaica) was arrested Wednesday and charged with using campaign funds for his own personal benefit and falsely collecting travel reimbursements from the state, according to federal and state authorities. Comments (1)
Jamaica

MTA mulls bus link for eastern Queens

A Bus Rapid Transit service may soon be on its way to eastern Queens. Comment
Flushing

Protesters rail at garden

Trouble is brewing again in the Evergreen Community Garden. Comments (8)
Astoria

Astoria Cove plan gets OK

Astoria Cove’s promise of more than 1,700 residential units, at least 345 of them permanently affordable, nearly 54,000 square feet of retail space, a new public school and a waterfront esplanade won over the City Planning Commission. 2030 Astoria Developer’s plans for the massive five building complex received a seal of approval Monday with a 11-0 vote, with two commissioners abstaining, and now the final say is up to the City Council. Comments (1)
Corona

Peralta pushes idea for new vendor panel

Disputes between street vendors and the owners of brick and mortar stores and restaurants along the Roosevelt Avenue business corridor are growing so rancorous that one lawmaker is calling on Mayor de Blasio to do something about it. Comments (3)
Jackson Heights

Leaders battle trafficking

Private institutions have started to take a vital role in the fight against human trafficking, Manhattan’s top prosecutor said at a panel discussion Monday. Comment
Bayside

Sunday Stroll attracts large crowd to Bell Boulevard

Bell Boulevard has a lot to offer, and the Bayside Village BID wants to make it known to the community. Comment
Douglaston

Douglaston LIRR station gets new pedestrian plaza

A square dance inaugurated the round pedestrian plaza at the feet of the LIRR train station in downtown Douglaston. Comments (1)
Elmhurst

LIRR plans a return to Elmhurst after nearly 30 years

The Long Island Rail Road is taking steps to return service to Elmhurst for the first time in nearly 30 years. Comments (2)
Middle Village

Juniper Park dog owners worry as canines get sick

Dog owners near Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village say they are trying to sniff out what is behind a spate of sick canines. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Jamaica

AG investigators arrest Assemblyman Scarborough

State Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-Jamaica) was arrested Wednesday morning by investigators from the office of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Astoria

City Planning Commission approves Astoria Cove plan

The mammoth Astoria Cove residential complex is now in the home stretch of the public approval process after 10 out of 13 commissioners on the City Planning Commission voted their support Monday. The project features five mixed-use buildings with nearly 1,700 units that will take a decade to construct on Hallets Point if the City Council gives final approval. Comment
Ridgewood

Police arrest suspect in Ridgewood cabbie stabbing

Police arrested a suspect in the violent stabbing of a livery cab driver in Ridgewood last week, authorities said. Comments (1)
South Richmond Hill

S. Rich Hill shooting ruled a homicide: NYPD

Police reclassified the shooting of a 28-year-old Brooklyn man outside of a South Richmond Hill lounge a homicide after he died at Jamaica Hospital Sept. 24, the NYPD said. Comments (2)

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