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Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Crime

Civilian Complaint Review Board finds that chokehold officer should face charges

The Civilian Complaint Review Board has reportedly found that Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in 2014, should face department charges. Comments (7)
Jamaica

Southeast Queens kicks off Senior Appreciation Month

Elected officials helped to kick off the 15th annual Senior Appreciation Month at the Southern Queens Parks Association’s headquarters last week. In attendance with the seniors were officials from the city Department of Finance. Comments (2)
QueensLine

NASA, World’s Fair, drag racing in ’60s Queens

It was Sept. 5, 1962, when five volunteers emerged from a giant space chamber at Republic Aviation in Farmingdale. Among them was 23-year-old Michael Bloom, of Fresh Meadows. These human guinea pigs had spent 14 days breathing nothing but oxygen. Michael and the others put in 10-hour days, while running through a total of 683 physical and psychological tests. The tests were done on behalf of NASA, which hoped to find a single gas to be used in Project Gemini and future manned space projects. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Education

St. John’s signs transfer agreement with Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College students will now have the opportunity to transfer scholarships to St. John’s University in Jamaica Estates. Comment
Two years ago, Dawn Kelly was let go after her position as vice president of Global Communications at Prudential Financial was eliminated at the company. But rather than look at that day as a great loss, she decided to reclaim it and become her own boss. Comment
Flushing

Koo adds two new sanitation workers in downtown Flushing

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) continued his mission to clean up downtown Flushing last Friday, announcing he will be adding two new sanitation workers in the bustling northeast Queens community. Comments (4)
The Civic Scene

Bioswales plan is shortsighted

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) just held a press conference in Fresh Meadows concerning bioswales or rain gardens, as the city calls them. He repeated his view that homeowners should have the right to opt out of city installed bioswales at the curb in front of their homes. Comments (1)

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

Hillcrest

Lancman defeats challenge from Rahman to retain Council seat

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) has been re-elected with a resounding margin of victory. Comment
South Ozone Park

City public schools to offer free lunches

As students get into school mode this year and begin learning new subjects as well as prep for exams, they will have one less thing to worry about: lunch. Comments (3)

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Jamaica

Sutphin Boulevard BID to host first ever Harvest Festival

As a part of its “Hate Has No Business Here” campaign the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District will hold its first ever Harvest Festival on Sept. 23. Comments (2)
Bayside

QPAC announces its fall lineup

Bayside

QPAC announces its fall lineup

Summer will soon be on its way out, but fall will bring a new season of entertainment to Queensborough Performing Arts Center with a kick off date of Oct. 1. Comments (2)
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s men’s, women’s soccer build momentum heading into conference play

With the NCAA soccer season just over a month old, the St. John’s men’s and women’s soccer teams look to build momentum heading into Big East play. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

Far Rockaway

Former Golden Gloves winner gets 25 years for killing ex-girlfriend: DA

Trevis Hall, a boxer and a 2009 Golden Gloves winner from Far Rockaway, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being convicted in July of bludgeoning and stabbing his ex-girlfriend Margarita Rivera to death, according to Queens DA Richard Brown. Comment
Flushing

Flushing Town Hall presents its line-up for the 2017 fall season

City Council member Peter Koo (D-Flushing) said “this is the Lincoln Center of Queens,” referring to the programming at Flushing Town Hall, the historic building on Northern Boulevard that was once the seat of government when Flushing was a village. Comment
High Heat

Mets right to shut down Syndergaard

It looks like the Mets may finally be making the right decision when it comes to dealing with an injury. Comment

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Bayside

Community Board 11 rescinds June vote approving Northern Boulevard Vision Zero improvements

Community Board 11 came back from summer intermission with a bang Monday as an issue involving bike lanes re-emerged as even more controversial than before. Comments (7)
Woodside

Vietnam War veteran and Sept. 11 hero honored with Woodside street co-naming

Lifelong Woodside resident Jimmy Lanza was remembered Saturday as a real American hero and larger-than-life figure, despite standing just 5-foot-4 inches tall, as the corner of 31st Avenue and 54th Street was co-named in his honor. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

City Council approves rezoning plan for downtown Far Rockaway

The sweeping rezoning project for downtown Far Rockaway sits on Mayor de Blasio’s desk awaiting his signature after the City Council voted unanimously last week to spend $126 million of city funds on a $288 million plan to revitalize a 23 block blighted area. The rest of the funding would from the federal government and private groups. Comment
Bayside

Jewish high holidays upon us

Destined to perform, Susan Agin studied music and dance, eventually becoming the executive and artistic director for the Queens Performing Arts Center. Comment
Flushing

Koo beats Tan in primary for Council seat in Flushing

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) has won his third term as councilman. Comments (2)
Fallen Port Authority members were honored at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Ball Field Monday with a reading of the names of those who perished Sept. 11 and then later from Ground Zero-related illnesses. Comment
See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
Event

Whitepoint Youth Football and Cheer kicks off season

Whitepoint Youth Football and Cheer will be hosting its opening day in honor of local first responders. Comment
Bayside

Center for the Women of New York to hold fund-raising walkathon

The Center for the Women of New York will hold its 9th annual walkathon at Fort Totten Park Saturday to raise funds for operations and services, but especially for the renovation of the group’s new headquarters at Fort Totten. Comment
Editorial

Trump switches gears on DACA

President Trump’s unexpected move to do business with the Democratic leadership in Washington on saving protections for the undocumented young people known as Dreamers reverberated throughout Queens. Comment
New Voices

Young people American in all but citizenship

After months of ambiguity, the Trump administration bowed to its “nationalist” wing and declined to reauthorize the DACA program. The program, instituted in 2012 by the executive order of the Obama administration, protects approximately 800,000 young people from deportation. Comments (2)
The Bayside Commodores won their season opener over Tilden High School Friday in dominating fashion. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Jackson Heights

Trump reaches accord with Dem leaders to save DACA

President Trump has reached an agreement with the Democratic leadership to back legislation that would protect 800,000 so-called Dreamers in Queens and the rest of the country from deportation. Comments (2)
City Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Oakland Gardens) overcame a mysterious and unexpected opponent in Tuesday’s primary election with 79 percent of the approximately 4,500 votes in his district. Comment
Corona

Moya hands Monserrate a stinging defeat

It was mission accomplished for state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) in a jam-packed party space above a Corona pizzeria Tuesday night. Moya vowed to block Hiram Monserrate’s attempt to reclaim his former Council seat that became open when City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras Copeland (D-East Elmhurst) decided against running for re-election for a third term. Comments (10)
Maspeth

Crowley trounces Holden in race expected to be close

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) breezed into a crowded room at the Woodhaven House Tuesday night to celebrate her victory against Robert Holden in the Democratic primary and will go forward as her party’s nominee in the November election. Comments (3)
Education

Cornell Tech opens on Roosevelt Island promising bright future for western Queens

Geographically, Roosevelt Island is not a part of the borough, but the official opening of the Cornell Tech campus Wednesday is a very big deal for Long Island City, Astoria and other neighborhoods in western Queens. The $700 million phase one of the campus includes three environmentally friendly buildings, which are now home to 30 faculty and almost 300 graduate students conducting ground-breaking research, collaborating extensively with tech-oriented companies and organizations and pursuing their own startups. Comment
Flushing

Work begins to install elevators at LIRR stop in Flushing

The Long Island Rail Road has begun work to make the Flushing-Main Street station ADA-accessible by installing elevators as part of an effort to modernize the entire train system and improve service. Comments (2)
City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) scored another victory at the polls and is now headed into the general election facing at least one opponent in a district where he claims to have brought a record $65 million in funding and gained support as an advocate of education and seniors. Comments (5)
Despite low turnout in the morning and the afternoon hours, voters showed up in the thousands in southeast Queens before the clock struck nine Tuesday to give Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) and Community Board 12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams the win for the Democratic ticket in the general election Nov. 7. Comments (1)
Books

Whitestone author chronicles difficult childhood, journey to self-discovery

Young Kelly Anne was a special child. Extremely sensitive to the world around her, and perhaps to one that seemed visible to her but not to others, she grew up feeling as if she didn’t belong … here. Comment
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Let’s be prepared for the next hurricane

This week, our columnist says it is time we make sure the city becomes storm-proof. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Adrienne Adams, the chairwoman of Community Board 12, the second largest in Queens, led the Democratic ticket for District 28 in the three-way primary. Comments (3)
City Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) captured the most votes to once again be the Democratic contender for District 27 against two challengers in the November election. Comments (1)
Voters went to the polls in Queens on a sunny Tuesday to cast their ballots for candidates in seven City Council primary races, the mayorship and the public advocate post. Comments (1)
Hillcrest

Lancman says his experience gives him upper hand over Rahman

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) said he wants to continue to improve the quality of life in his district if he is re-elected. Comments (1)
The Health Department announced that to reduce the risk of West Nile virus it will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Queens Wednesday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

Two men steal car in East Elmhurst, use it at McDonald’s drive-thru: NYPD

The NYPD was looking for two men who allegedly stole a car belonging to a 30-year-old woman in East Elmhurst. Comment
Flushing

Police search for man in connection with Flushing assault

Police were searching for a man wanted in connection with an assault in Flushing. Comment

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Corona

Motorcyclist killed in Sunday morning crash near Flushing Meadow Corona Park

A man was killed early Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash near Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment
Flushing

Police seek man in connection with Flushing grand larceny

Police were searching for a man suspected of grand larceny in Flushing. Comment

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