Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Long Island City

Wi-Fi coming to 29 Queens subway stations

Long Island City

Wi-Fi coming to 29 Queens subway stations

Need to check your e-mail while on the subway? No problem. Comments (1)
After nine months without its own home, the Bayside Tiger Schulmann’s has reopened in a new location on Northern Boulevard. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

They were not expecting it, but longtime Bayside residents Aline and Henry Euler were honored by their neighbors last week during A Day at the Races at Belmont Racetrack. Comments (1)

Wilson challenges Nolan a third time


Wilson challenges Nolan a third time

A Libertarian taking on state Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D-Sunnyside) is hoping the third time is the charm when it comes to state legislative races — or inspiring others to follow his lead. Comment

John Gotti brought spotlight on Mafia to Queens

John Joseph Gotti Jr. was an Italian-American organized crime figure best known in the 1980s as the powerful, media-courting boss of the Gambino Mafia family. He was the fifth of 13 children born on Oct. 27, 1940 to John Sr. and Philomena. Comments (2)

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Howard Beach

Addabbo lone boro state Sen. facing GOP

Howard Beach

Addabbo lone boro state Sen. facing GOP

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) is the lone Queens’ legislator in his chamber facing a GOP challenge. Comment
Coalition for Queens, the driving force behind the growth of Long Island City’s tech scene, drew 300 attendees to its second annual gala last week at MoMA PS1. Comment
Though it’s some 2,500 miles away, Puerto Rico has crept into U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez’s (D-Ridgewood) race. Comments (4)
John Franco made it in life and is now trying to make sure New York City’s youth have the opportunities and guidance to help them do so in theirs. Comment
I Sit and Look Out

Americans not literate enough to deal with the world

It is no secret that I share, with many Americans, concern about our educational system and the fact that so many people in this country are not “properly” literate. Comments (4)

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Police fatally shot a 29-year-old Flushing man Sunday morning when he allegedly tried to attack an officer with a box cutter, said the NYPD. Comments (3)

Cuomo signs new law to protect trafficking victims

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law last week which gives additional protections to young victims of human trafficking. Comment

Thief steals from 16 businesses in Queens: NYPD

Police are on the look out for a thief who raided about 16 small businesses in Queens and stole thousands of dollars in cash, as well as cigarettes, lottery tickets and candy, said the authorities. Comment
The message from City Councilman Donovan Richards’s address and cheering transit advocates was clear: It was time to bring super express buses to southern Queens Comments (2)
The attitude and season’s direction changed quickly at Campus Magnet. Comment
The Civic Scene

City is shortchanging special needs children

As I read articles in the papers and also see what is happening to my 6-year-old grandson Jacob, I see that authorities are saving money at the expense of special needs children. My Jacob was a normal 1-1/2-year-old boy when autism closed him down. My wife and daughter are teachers so they noticed the problem and had him tested. Comments (2)

Airplane noise distresses disabled

An open letter to my elected officials. Comments (3)

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014


Mother arrested in 4-year-old daughter’s death: NYPD

Briarwood- The mother of a 4-year-old girl found dead Thursday in a Briarwood shelter was arrested Friday and charged with her murder, police said. Comments (3)
Some College Point neighbors have had it with several commercial businesses that took over a street by using the sidewalk to pile up construction materials and debris. Comments (4)

Meeks seeks ninth term in office against independent Steinhardt

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) is seeking his ninth term in office. And the only person who can stop that from happening is his independent challenger, Allen Steinhardt. Comments (2)
New Voices

Chhaya director moves on to Asian Pacific American post

After 14 years serving as the executive director of Jackson Heights-based Chhaya Community Development Corporation, Seema Agnani announced late last month that she would step down from her position to become the director of Policy and Civic Engagement for the National Coalition for Asian Pacific Americans Community Development Jan. 15. Comment

A terrible toll

Two recent cases stand out as Queens marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Comments (1)

Stop heroin scourge

As a resident of Bayside, I am deeply concerned about an epidemic sweeping our neighborhood. It has claimed the lives of many people I once called my friends and continues to live in the lifeless faces of many more. Heroin. Comments (5)

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A 66-year-old Queens Village woman was stabbed to death in what police are calling a “possible home invasion” Friday morning. Officers from the 105th Precinct responded to a 911 call just after 3 a.m. Comment
The mournful skirl of bagpipes filled the air and nearly a hundred police officers stood at attention as 95th Street and 43rd Avenue in Elmhurst was co-named “P.O. Robert Ehmer Place” last week. Comment

MTA says subways are safe for riders after city’s first Ebola case

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Friday assured straphangers that travel aboard the subways is safe. Comment
Long Island City

Subway ridership hits record high

Long Island City

Subway ridership hits record high

Multitudes of transit patrons have surpassed the all-time high subway record for a single day. Comments (5)
More than 50 Queens community members took part in a Cop Watch workshop in Jackson Heights to learn how to effectively monitor and document the police. Comments (9)

North Shore-LIJ plans biological containement unit to prepare for Ebola

The North Shore-LIJ health System announced it will pursue the development of a biological containment unit to further improve its preparedness and response to infectious disease outbreaks. The announcement came just hours before the news broke that Dr. Craig Spencer was diagnosed with Ebola at Bellevue Hospital. Comments (1)

Two more trustees named to Queens Library

Two more trustees were named to the board of the Queens Borough Public Library this week. Comment
More than 5,000 walkers strolled through Flushing Meadows Corona Park Sunday morning to make strides for breast cancer research. Comments (1)
With the unequivocal purpose of helping women achieve financial independence as a means of escaping domestic violence and sex trafficking, the Center for the Women of New York will host its 27th annual World of Working Women conference Oct. 31. Comment
Queens Borough Historian Jack Eichenbaum is set to guide a tour through Willets Point, a neighborhood long populated by hundreds of auto-repair shops that has been slated for redevelopment by the city. Comment
The Metropolitan Transit Authority is not just looking at the underserved southeast Queens neighborhoods to improve public transportation service, especially bus lines. Comments (3)
The Doe Fund is coming to Broadway. Comments (2)
The city Design Commission signed off Monday on preliminary remodeling plans for the Glendale Library, but elevators, ramps and other accessibility features will not be rolled out for years. Comments (1)

Bulova Building on the market for $30 million

The iconic Bulova Building in Woodside is for sale at an asking price of $30 million. Comments (1)

Something funny is happening in Queens

From cave men telling rock-rock jokes to comedian Chris Rock and everything in between, the Reduced Shakespeare Company will leave no gag untold while de-constructing “The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)” in just 90 rollicking minutes at Queens Theatre. Reed Martin is one of the managing partners of the RSC as well as a longtime actor. The company is a three-man comedy group. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Red Storm’s Big East title hopes suffer setback

Jamaica Estates

Red Storm’s Big East title hopes suffer setback

St. John’s hopes of claiming the Big East regular season title was delivered a setback just three days after it took a big step forward with a win over national-raked Georgetown. Comment
When examining what makes a good mystery story, the discussion invariably turns to the element of surprise. Comments (1)

Astoria Cove project will create union jobs

I am a resident of Astoria Houses now for 17 years. Astoria Cove is extremely important to me because I have young siblings who are being raised in this neighborhood. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Police officers fatally shot a man who attacked them with a hatchet in a commercial strip in downtown Jamaica about 2 p.m. Thursday, said the NYPD. Comments (6)
The chorus of opposition to the Astoria Cove development project is getting bigger and louder. Comments (1)
It’s time to gear up for another ghoulish Halloween, so hang up those spooky decorations and stock up on treats to avoid getting tricked by a zombie or mutant turtle. Comment
This is a tough final examination, one that students don’t have to memorize to be ready for it but need to do lots of research to make the right choice. Comments (1)
Leaders of Planned Parenthood NYC joined with a dozen elected officials for a groundbreaking ceremony for their $9 million health care center in Long Island City last week. Construction at the site -- a former hardware store and office building at 21-41 45th Road -- has entered its second phase and is on schedule to open in May. Comments (3)
Vice President Joe Biden came to Queens Monday to announce an ambitious revitalization for LaGuardia Airport, which he recently compared to a “third world country.” Comments (1)
Jamaica may provide the stage artists are scouring the city for, one study suggests. Comments (2)
Now that another city Board of Standards and Appeals hearing is nearing, opposition is mounting again against plans by the Indian Cultural and Community Center to break ground in Bellerose to construct a four-story building on the site of the Creedmoor Psychiatric facility campus. Comments (10)
GLENDALE — A 46-year-old Middle Village man died after a tractor-trailer struck him as he crossed 80th Street near Cooper Avenue around 6 a.m. Thursday, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

McLaughlin released from prison


McLaughlin released from prison

After serving five years in the slammer for racketeering, Brian McLaughlin is a free man. Comment
Service on the No. 7 subway line will be suspended in both directions this weekend between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square, leaving Long Island City straphangers stranded for the second of five weekends this fall. Comment
Flights from West African countries ravaged by Ebola have been restricted to five airports, including Kennedy, where personnel screen passengers for symptoms of the disease, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014


Man punches another in Jamaica subway station

Jamaica- Police were searching for a suspect who punched and sprayed an unknown substance in the face of a rider at a Jamaica subway station last month. Comment

Bayside rejects city’s homeless shelter plans

The alarms went off in Bayside, even before the fire. Comments (4)

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), with an enthusiastic crowd of transit supporters behind him, called Tuesday for installation of super express buses to what they termed underserved areas of southeast Queens. Comments (1)

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Queens Monday morning to announce a design competition as part of a plan to revitalize the borough’s airports. Comments (4)



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