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Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

Bayside

Gov. Cuomo endorses Vallone for re-election

City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) picked up another vital endorsement in his bid for re-election, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo throwing his support behind the incumbent facing land-use expert Paul Graziano in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary. Comments (2)
Jamaica

Sutphin BID denounces hate amid unrest in Charlottesville

Glenn Greenidge, the executive director of the Sutphin Boulevard Improvement District, held another “Hate Has No Business Here” campaign Sunday. Comments (2)
Howard Beach

Howard Beach deli owner heads to court in Forum case

Robert Pisani, a deli-owner allegedly involved in asking the publisher of The Forum weekly in southeast Queens to silence a witness against him in a sexual assault, is facing two court dates in the Howard Beach cases, according to a spokesman for Brooklyn federal court. Comment
Letters

Disdain for Robert E. Lee misplaced

Monuments and plaques of Confederate military leaders like Robert E. Lee have been taken down in Brooklyn. Also, inquiries are being made to remove street names. Comments (13)

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

Jamaica

Miller seeks re-election for SE Queens Council seat

City Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) is running for re-election in District 27 against retired Marine and former Police Lt. Anthony Rivers in the Sept. 12 primary. Comments (4)
Crime

Roosevelt Field Mall robber sentenced to 11 years behind bars

A Little Neck resident was sentenced to 11 years in prison for a Nassau County stick-up gone wrong back in December 2015. Comments (1)
Flushing

‘Smart Truck’ surveys aim to relieve traffic in Flushing

In an effort to relieve delivery traffic in Flushing, the Department of Transportation and Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) teamed up for the “Smart Truck management Plan.” Comments (4)

Monday, Sept. 4, 2017

Flushing

Koo comes out swinging against Tan

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is not mincing words about his opponent for City Council, whom he called an “angry mom” and compared to President Donald Trump. Comments (17)
Flushing

Security added to two Flushing parks after crime spike

Flushing parks will have extra security following a series of crimes this summer. Comments (1)
Bay Terrace

Candidates battle it out at Queens forums

Candidates for mayor and public advocates pitched their stances on citywide issues Tuesday in a forum hosted by the Bay Terrace Community Alliance, with topics ranging from transit to the homeless crisis and Rikers Island. Comments (2)
Forest Hills

Queens music legend Art Garkunkel ‘steps out’ of shadow with new memoir

“When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock ’n’ roll.” – Art Garfunkel Comment

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

Whitestone

Katz, Vallone give $2M to six Queens firehouses

Queens firehouses will be getting major upgrades, thanks to city funding. Comments (2)
Flushing

Katz cuts the ribbon on Bowne Park playground

Bowne Park’s tree house-inspired playground is officially open. Comments (2)
Letters

Healthy food options vital in schools

With the new school year upon us, parents turn their attention to school clothes, school supplies and school food. Yes, school food! Comments (2)
Soccer

Queens soccer star ready for leadership role

Brian Paredes wrapped up his high-school career at Newtown as a team captain and, this year, in his final college season, history’s set to repeat itself. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

Rosedale

City charter students outperform district students on statewide exams: DOE

Students at charter schools in the city outperformed their peers at public schools on statewide exams in both English Language Arts and math for grades three to eight in the 2016 to 2017 school year, according to the state Department of Education. Comments (2)
Letters

Commuter tax bad for region’s economy

Reintroduction of a non-NYC resident commuter tax makes no sense. This recycled idea is periodically proposed, missing the potential economic consequences. In today’s global economy, boundaries ending at the city line mean little. Comments (1)
Soccer

Former Forest Hills High School soccer star hopes to stand out for St. John’s

St. John’s soccer freshman Maia Cabrera has been prepared for this moment for quite some time now. Comment

Friday, Sept. 1, 2017

Government

Study: New York City lagging on women in elected office

A new report from the City Council’s Women’s Caucus revealed that New York City is on track to have fewer than 10 women on the City Council by the end of the 2021 term. Comments (1)
Ozone Park

Ozone Park man charged with supporting ISIS

A 22-year-old Ozone Park man was arrested at JFK airport Mondayand charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS, prosecutors said. Comments (2)
Transit

Politicians call for express bus service at Belmont Park

Queens elected officials gathered at Belmont Park in Nassau County to urge the MTA to bring permanent express bus service to the area for residents of the surrounding areas. Comments (3)
Bayside

City Council challenger Graziano touts record as community activist

As community activist Paul Graziano pushes to unseat City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside), he works to shed light on what he claims are the fraudulent campaign practices of his opponent. He also boasts a lengthy career as a land-use consultant and a fighter against over-development in his native northeast Queens. Comment
Transit

LIRR, Amtrak announce “Summer of Hell” nearly over

The MTA and Amtrak announced the wrap-up of vital infrastructure repairs to the nation’s largest transit hub, signalling the near-end of what Gov. Andrew Cuomo termed the “Summer of Hell.” Comments (2)
St. Albans

SE Queens politicians link up to aid Hurricane Harvey victims

With the memory of Superstorm Sandy still fresh in their minds, lawmakers in southern Queens are doing their part to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims. Comments (2)
St. Albans

Royal Ivey’s basketball camp returns to St. Albans

More than 100 kids dressed in gray NBA shirts came out for the two-day Royal Ivey Life and Basketball Skills Clinic last week at Renaissance Middle School (IS 192) in St. Albans. Comment
Event

Queens Arts Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
Opinion

Political rumbles

In the final spurt before the Democratic primaries Sept. 12, the tone in several Queens City Council races has become down and dirty. Comments (3)
High Heat

Time for Mets to bring in a new manager

Terry Collins’ time in Queens should come to an end, as it’s time for the Mets to bring in a new manager. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

Hillcrest ►Video

NYPD turns over video of arrest after Lancman requests records

The NYPD has released footage of an arrest after City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) threatened to subpoena the department if they refused to make public records in a case that reportedly involved the banned chokehold technique. Comment
Corona

Lawsuit filed charging voter suppression at LeFrak City

Community groups and residents of LeFrak City in Corona filed a complaint Tuesday with State Supreme Court charging the city’s Board of Elections is in violation of the state Constitution after moving a polling site that has been in use for more than 50 years. Comment
Corona

Seven City Council Speaker candidates endorse Moya in race against Monserrate

Seven members of the New York City Council who are running for Council Speaker, including Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Donovan Richards (D- Laurelton), have endorsed Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) in his race against Hiram Monserrate, the former City Councilman who is running to reclaim his old seat after convictions for assault and corruption. Comments (7)
Jackson Heights

City to phase out commercial hotels as shelters beginning with Corona’s Holiday Inn Express

The city will stop housing homeless people at a Corona hotel by 2019 as the de Blasio administration begins a phase-out of 35 commercial hotel facilities in Queens. Comments (6)
Long Island City

Alleged synthetic drug traffickers arrested after LIC raid by feds

Dozens of federal agents and New York State Police officers carried out an early morning raid Tuesday at a luxury high-rise apartment building in Long Island City, resulting in the arrests of two people charged with synthetic drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark, N.J. Comments (1)
Sunnyside

City, state to probe Sunnyside condo manager

New York City and state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced separate investigations into allegations of tenant harassment and intimidation at a condominium at 47-55 39th Place in Sunnyside, which has displays of Nazi and Confederate imagery, swastikas and other symbols of hate in the lobby. Comment
Transit

Queens pols speak out against tolling on free East River bridges

Opposition to new tolls on free East River bridges was loud and clear from Queens elected officials Sunday in support of working families in the outer boroughs. Comments (1)
Astoria

NYC Ferry opens Astoria route bringing service to Hallets Cove, LIC and Roosevelt Island

Ferry service has returned to Astoria for the first time in more than 80 years. NYC Ferry launched its Astoria route Tuesday morning from its landing on Hallets Cove with stops at Long Island City and Roosevelt Island, Midtown Manhattan and Wall Street. Comments (1)
Astoria

QED Astoria presents slice of old-fashioned fun with America’s Sweethearts

The solar eclipse may have brought folks together for a couple of weeks, but a divided, jaded country can really benefit from a hefty dose of common sense – served up with a dollop of wholesome, every now and then. Wouldn’t you agree? Comments (2)
Letters

Blame for Virginia hard to isolate

In cowboy movies, the guys in the white hats always win. But life is not a cowboy movie. Comments (1)
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Author, rabbi’s inspirational journey

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Maspeth

Holden receives bomb threat scrawled on Crowley campaign flier at his home

Detectives from the 104th Precinct were investigating a bomb threat left at the home of Robert Holden, a candidate in next month’s Democratic Primary for New York City Council, according to the NYPD. Comments (1)
Rosedale

Rosedale senior citizen with schizophrenia missing: NYPD

ROSEDALE — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in a missing person’s case. Comments (1)

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

Queens Beat: Video Roundup

Check out the latest news and happenings in Queens. Comment
St. Albans

Suspect arrested in connection to St. Albans murder

Jonel Lattore, a suspect in the Aug. 15 murder of Teriana Holcombe from Cambria Heights, was arrested Friday and charged with murder, possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, according to police. Comments (1)
Bayside

Man struck and killed on Clearview Expressway: NYPD

BAYSIDE — NYPD’s Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad was investigating the death of a pedestrian on the Clearview Expressway late Friday night. Comments (2)
Astoria

Man robs Astoria bank at gunpoint: NYPD

ASTORIA — The NYPD was looking for a man who robbed a bank in Astoria after threatening employees with a gun Aug. 24. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

Fresh Meadows

Man slashes 15-year-old girl in Fresh Meadows: NYPD

FRESH MEADOWS — Police were searching for a man in connection with a robbery in Fresh Meadows. Comments (1)

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

St. Albans

Royal Ivey basketball clinic gathers for 10th year this week

The Royal Ivey Life and Basketball Skills Clinic will have its 10th anniversary Friday and Saturday at the Hollis Playground between 204th Street and Run DMC Grandmaster Jay Way on school grounds in St. Albans. Comment

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