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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Flushing

Work begins on PS 120’s new playground

Students at PS 120 attended their school’s ground-breaking Tuesday after helping to design the new playground set to be completed in the fall. Comment
Bellerose

Wounded Warriors spread awareness with softball win in Bellerose

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team squared off against a local team of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents Saturday in Bellerose. Comment
Broad Channel

Therapist’s landscape artwork on display

For two months only, the artwork of Denise P. Levine is at The Jamaica Wildlife Refuge in Broad Channel. Comment
Bayside

Vallone receives endorsement from Queens Democratic Party

The Queens County Democratic Party has endorsed Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) for the upcoming municipal elections. As the incumbent, Vallone represents northeast Queens, from Flushing to Douglaston, and faces community activist and land use expert Paul Graziano in the Democratic primary. Comments (1)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Long Island City

Three LaGuardia Community College students awarded prestigious national scholarships

When 55 community college students from around the nation were selected Tuesday for the 2017 Jack Kent Cook Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships, three were from LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City. Each will receive up to $40,000 a year to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. Comments (2)
Kew Gardens Hills

Lancman, Koo urge mayor not to raise water rates

Councilmen Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) and Peter Koo (D- Flushing) were joined by Queens civic leaders and homeowners at a news conference Tuesday afternoon urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to direct the city Water Board not to raise New Yorkers’ water rates in 2018. Comments (5)
In a major change from its tradition as an all-boys’ school, Holy Cross High School will be opening admissions to female students, the Flushing Catholic institution announced. Comments (2)
Basketball

Hometown hype: St. John’s lands big-time local recruit

St. John’s got a verbal commit from Bronx native Sidney Wilson on Saturday, another local product ready to suit up for the Red Storm next season. Comment

Monday, May 29, 2017

Oakland Gardens

Woman found guilty in deadly Oakland Gardens car wreck

A Jackson Heights woman has been convicted of manslaughter and assault stemming from a July 2015 motor vehicle accident in an Oakland Gardens school zone that caused the deaths of three family members and severely injured two others, the Queens DA said. Comments (3)
Forest Hills

‘Songs of Love’ dedicates song to Whitestone girl battling leukemia

First-grader Chloe Mitchell, a Whitestone girl who was diagnosed with leukemia in March, got a special performance from The Songs of Love Foundation Saturday. Comments (1)

Business development workshop kicks off in Jamaica

First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica launched its first of its monthly Business Development & Empowerment Workshops Saturday. Comments (1)
Sunnyside

Gertrude McDonald, Sunnyside civic leader and political pioneer, dies at age 100

Sunnyside lost a beloved pillar of its community when Gertrude “Gert” McDonald died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 100. Comment
The Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival highlights the many variations of a common culture. Comment
Tennis

Terriers back on top: Prep tennis captures city title

The St. Francis Prep boys tennis team defeated Iona Prep on Thursday to clinch the team’s first city title since 2010, wrapping up another dominant season on the court. Comment

Stop city’s plans to honor Sarsour, Rivera

Two depraved individuals will be awarded high honors in New York City in June — one an unrepentant terrorist, a murderer of fellow New Yorkers, and the other is a vocal supporter of terrorist murderers. Comments (2)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Protected status extended for Haitians

U.S. Department of Homeland Secretary John Kelly announced an extension Monday of the temporary protected status of 55,000 Haitians across the country that will last until January 2018. Comments (3)
Fresh Meadows

Missing Fresh Meadows teen found once again

A Fresh Meadows 15-year-old has returned home after being reported missing for the second time this year, police said. Skye Azhar was last seen May 16 and returned home two days later, according to NYPD. Comment
Baseball

Playing through: McClancy seniors grabbing MLB looks, but still focused

The Monsignor McClancy baseball team boasts a handful of potential draft picks this spring, but the Crusaders aren’t letting an MLB future change their game on the high school diamond. Comment

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Flushing

Lancman attends CASA showcases in Flushing and Fresh Meadows

After allocating $40,000 in funding, City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) visited PS 165 in Flushing and PS 154 in Fresh Meadows last week to celebrate the success of the Cultural After School Adventures program. Comment
Crime

Weiner pleads guilty to sexting 15-year-old

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who represented Queens and Brooklyn, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Friday to transmitting obscene material to a minor. Comments (3)
Softball

Stanners strike: Molloy grabs playoff victory over Fontbonne

The Archbishop Molloy softball team rolled to a first-round victory in the BQCHSAA playoffs on Thursday, defeating Fontbonne Hall 5-1. Comment

Friday, May 26, 2017

Norman Heller was not waiting around for recognition after he stuck his neck out for a fellow soldier who had been shot on a desolate roadway in Saigon in 1962. He was later told by a commanding officer he was recommended for the Bronze Star for valor, and four decades later he will get the award he earned trying to save a man’s life. Comments (3)
Rockaway Beach

Resilient Rockaway boardwalk completed in time for Memorial Day weekend

The entire 5-½-mile length of the Rockaway boardwalk opens to the public on Saturday to kick off Memorial Day weekend for the first time since it was obliterated by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Comment
Government

City launches anti-discrimination campaign as bias incidents rise

Following a 60 percent increase in reports of discrimination to the city’s Commission on Human Rights in 2016, a trend that continues into 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a citywide anti-discrimination campaign Tuesday. Advertisement, videos, community events and public service announcements will affirm New Yorkers right to live, work and pray free from discrimination and harassment. Comments (7)
Sunnyside

City Council passes Van Bramer legislation that would slow developers

On several occasions since 2010, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) has watched as the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals approved developers’ projects that had been rejected by Van Bramer or Community Board 2. Each time, BSA was not compelled to explain its decision, so Van Bramer drafted legislation to bring transparency and accountability to BSA decisions. Comment
Oakland Gardens

Queens pols honor JFK on 100th birthday in Oakland Gardens

The memory of President John F. Kennedy is alive and well in Queens where elected officials and community leaders celebrated what would be his 100th birthday in Oakland Gardens. Comments (1)
Tens of thousands of revelers were expected to flood the streets of Jackson Heights June 4 for the 25th anniversary of the Queens Pride parade and festival. Comment
Flushing

Brooklyn man accused of groping young girls at Sky View: DA

A Brooklyn man is accused of groping four females, including three young girls, in the span of four hours at a Flushing mall, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights post office dedicated in memory of LGBT rights advocates Jeanne and Jules Manford

The Jackson Heights post office on 37th Avenue was renamed Saturday in honor of Jeanne and Jules Manford — the late Queens residents and national heroes who fought for the advancement of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Comment
Editorial

Heartless hatchet job

President Donald Trump’s Draconian budget proposal jolted Queens lawmakers, who were braced for steep cutbacks but not the evisceration of programs for children, the elderly, the hungry and students struggling with loans. Comments (3)
Baseball

Long, far, gone: McClancy racks up the homers in victory over Molloy

The Crusaders baseball team notched three home runs from three different players on Wednesday afternoon, cruising to an 11-1 victory over Archbishop Molloy. Comment

Blood drive essentially a community gift

I would like to impress upon the masses the importance of donating blood. I was at the Immaculate Conception in Douglaston recently, where many groups were being honored for running blood drives. Comments (5)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bayside

16-year-old homicide victim found in Bayside park may be MS-13

A 16-year-old St. Albans youth who was stabbed at least two dozen times and found dead in Bayside’s Alley Pond Park Sunday was probably the victim of a gang murder, police said. It was the first homicide in the precinct since 2014. Comments (3)
Flushing

Landmarks Commission approves RKO theater development plans

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission approved renovation plans for the historic RKO theater on Northern Boulevard at the gateway to the heart of Flushing. Comments (3)
Jackson Heights

MTA sued over dangers of lead paint on No. 7 subway line: Dromm

Jackson Heights business owners, residents and environmental attorneys joined City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) Tuesday to announce a class action lawsuit against the MTA, claiming the public transit entity failed to address a public health hazard posed by lead paint on the Roosevelt Avenue train trestles of the No. 7 subway line. Comments (1)
State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (D-Manhattan) were joined by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Manhattan) at Flushing Town hall last week to announce the formation of the Asian Pacific American Legislative Caucus. Comments (2)
Crime

Stats show city hate crimes on the rise: Boyce

New York City has suffered a significant rise in hate crimes compared to last year, according to Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

Lancman calls on city to close Rikers faster

The saga of Kalief Browder has been seared in the public’s conscience and powered movements to close Rikers Island and reform the city’s criminal justice. Unfortunately, it has done little to change the fact that tens of thousands are imprisoned each year because they cannot afford to post bail. Comments (4)
Government

Queens pols react to Trump’s budget proposal

Queens congressional members had choice words for President Donald Trump’s latest budget proposal, claiming it will wick away vital resources from working class Americans to line the pockets of the wealthy with tax cuts. Comments (2)
With the Mets bullpen struggling and Jeurys Familia out with an injury, could New York make a move for another late-inning reliever? Comment
Long Island City

Artists-in-residence share their craft at two Long Island City hotels

Two local artists have checked into a couple of hip hotels in Long Island City, and they’re inviting the public to drop by their studios and check out their art. Comment
Letters

Looming water rate hike not in city’s best interests

Playing politics with New Yorkers’ water rates is nothing new for the city. Mayors have often raised water rates after pledging not to. Comments (1)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bay Ridge and Staten Island assemblywoman and New York City mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis met with the editors of Community News Group and NYC Community Media at our office Downtown on May 18 to discuss her campaign to unseat Mayor DeBlasio in November. Comments (3)
Long Island City

Body of man found in East River off Hunters Point South Park: NYPD

A badly decomposed body was discovered floating in the East River just off Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to the NYPD. Comment
Prepare yourself for belly laughs with Rockaway Theatre Company’s production of Neil Simon’s hilarious farce “Rumors,” directed by Peggy Press and Michael Wotypka. Comment
Ridgewood

Police find missing 80-year-old Ridgewood man

A Ridgewood man who was missing since Friday has been located in good condition, according to authorities. Comment

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Police sources have released the identity of the murder victim found in Bayside’s Alley Pond Park on Sunday as a 16-year-old with possible gang ties. Comments (5)
Elmhurst

Jackson Heights man missing from Elmhurst Hospital Center: NYPD

Police were searching for a 24-year-old Jackson Heights man who was last seen at Elmhurst Hospital Center the morning of May 18. Comment
Jamaica

Motorcyclist killed after collision on Van Wyck

A motorcyclist was ejected from his bike Saturday at 4:46 a.m. after striking the rear bumper of a black Chevrolet Suburban on the Van Wyck Expressway and Hillside Avenue, according to officers from the 102nd Precinct. Comment

Monday, May 22, 2017

Flushing ►Video

Man assaulted outside Flushing supermarket

Police were searching for a man suspected of assault inside a Flushing grocery store. Comment
Jamaica

Woman survives shooting in Jamaica: Cops

JAMAICA - A 22-year-old woman from Jamaica living near Union Hall Street and Guy R. Brewer Blvd. was shot in the torso by an unidentified individual at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, the 103rd Precinct said. Comment

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jamaica

Man steals iPhone from F train passenger: NYPD

The NYPD was searching for an unidentified male suspect in connection with a grand larceny on the subway. Comment

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Richmond Hill

Man shot and killed in Richmond Hill: Cops

A man was shot and killed Thursday in Richmond Hill, according to authorities. Comments (1)
South Richmond Hill

Nest Restaurant and Bar hosts 6th Annual Duck Curry Competition

Nest Restaurant and Bar, a Guyanese-Caribbean fusion restaurant in South Richmond Hill, will be having its 6th annual Duck Curry Competition Sunday. Comment

Friday, May 19, 2017

Many people cheered as Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about the positive changes to the borough of Queens and New York City during his first term Thursday at the Queens County Democratic Organization’s annual spring dinner at Antun’s in Queens Village. Comments (4)
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