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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Flushing

Korean American Family Service Center holds annual Silent March

The Korean American Family Service Center held its 20th annual Silent March against Domestic Violence in Flushing last week. Comment
Politics

Concannon calls for change in homeless policy

Northeast Queens City Council candidate Joseph Concannon has blasted the de Blasio administration for “reactive” handling of the homeless crisis, which he claimed is escalating and called for a special commission to consider better options for the displaced. Comment
Politics

Ivan Mossop Jr. running against Adams for City Council seat

Tax accountant Ivan Mossop, Jr., is running against Democratic nominee Adrienne Adams for the City Council seat that was left wide open after Ruben Wills was sentenced to prison on corruption charges in August. Comment
QueensLine

Wartime Queens a boro in transformation

In June, 1944, the Allies invaded France. In October, a gang of Queens soldiers at a U. S. Army hospital had been overseas so long that, if they were dropped off at Queens Plaza, they probably would have gotten lost. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Astoria

Astoria resident defeats breast cancer at 75 years old

Not every woman survives breast cancer at 75 years old. Meet Lydia Simbulan, an Astoria resident who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2016 and declared cancer-free a little over a year later. Simbulan attributes her recovery to the knowledge and care of her medical team and her faith in God. Comment
Flushing

Schumer urges DOT to enforce bus safety regulation

In response to the deadly bus accident in Flushing Sept. 18, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to implement a law already passed in 2012 to give charter bus companies a letter grade similar to New York City restaurants. Comment
Transit

Cuomo puts special MTA board in place

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is assembling an advisory board of transit experts, politicians and private sector leaders known as “Fix NYC” to help implement congestion pricing and create a dedicated revenue stream for the MTA. Comments (1)
Bayside

St. Mary’s special needs pageant celebrates children’s accomplishments

St. Mary’s Hospital for Children held a special needs “rockstar pageant” at its Bayside facility Saturday which and was a hit among contestants and organizers who hoped to showcase the spirit and tenacity of its patients. Comment

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

St. Albans

Comrie hosts town hall in St. Albans to debate possible Constitutional Convention

State Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) hosted a town hall last week at the Robert Ross-Johnson Family Life Center in St. Albans with elected officials from southeast Queens and expert panelists to discuss a possible Constitutional Convention, one of the three proposals on the ballot in the general election Nov. 7. Comment
Jamaica

Jamaica Hospital performs groundbreaking surgery

Angela Corker, a breast cancer patient at Jamaica Hospital, is the first in the outer boroughs to experience using AeroForm, a groundbreaking, one-of-a kind, FDA-approved implant for breast reconstruction that does not require a saline injection. Comment
Glendale

Meng endorses Crowley in re-election bid against Holden

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) was endorsed by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) in her re-election bid in the 30th District. The two had opposed each other in a 2012 primary in Meng’s first run for Congress. Comments (2)
Flushing

St. Agnes students excited about new medical lab

Students at St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point will be able to get hands-on training in their new medical lab. Comment
Letters

Columbus vandalism solves nothing

I would like to applaud the NYPD for protecting and guarding the statues of Christopher Columbus statues from vandals, especially around Columbus Day. Comments (2)

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

Jamaica

Six arrested during prostitution sting: NYPD

JAMAICA — Police arrested six men for allegedly patronizing a prostitute last week at the intersection of 153rd Street and South Road in Jamaica as part of the 103rd Precinct’s “Losing Proposition” undercover operation, according to the NYPD. Comments (1)

Amateur fencer making strides at St. John’s

A native of South Jamaica, Curtis McDowald is not too far away from home as he begins his senior year at St. John’s University and his third consecutive year on its fencing team, in the epee category. Comments (1)

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Jackson Heights

John Lennon Bus rolls into Jackson Heights with Bootsy Collins

Funk musician Bootsy Collins was in Jackson Heights Saturday to host the John Lennon Educational Bus Tour Block Party with City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights). Comment
Astoria

Astoria comedian draws inspiration from past experiences to tickle audiences

One might not think that humor comes from a cranky place, but according to Jerry Seinfeld, “crankiness is at the essence of all comedy.” Comment
High Heat

Mets 2017 report card: low marks across the board

The end of the Mets’ 2017 season means its time for their postseason report card. Comment

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Education

Excelsior Scholarship helps Queens students with free tuition

The numbers are in and 53 percent of full-time SUNY and CUNY in-state students, or more than 210,000 New Yorkers, are going to school tuition-free through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship, according to the head of state’s website. Comment
Jackson Heights

Schumer, Gillibrand join battle to deport Jackson Heights Nazi prison guard

Before losing a years-long battle with cancer in early September, state Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) led the fight to have a Nazi-era prison guard, living in Jackson Heights, deported. That effort by Simanowitz is now gaining steam with the support of all 29 members of New York’s congressional delegation and both U.S. Senators from New York. Comments (1)
Broad Channel

Sunset Cove receives additional funding for Hurricane Sandy restoration

Ecological restoration will finally come to the Sunset Cove section of Jamaica Bay in Broad Channel now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has set aside an additional $7 million in funding. Comment
Ridgewood

EPA targets radioactive site in Ridgewood

Radioactive waste is to be removed from a contaminated section of Ridgewood which was once the location of a chemical plant that harvested raw materials from sand and dumped the refuse into the sewer. Comment
Ozone Park

Mike Miller, UFT endorse Ulrich for re-election

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) has roped in endorsements for re-election from the United Federation of Teachers and state Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) in the run-up to the general election against civic activist and attorney Mike Scala. Comment
Flushing

App depicting Chinese stereotypes is pulled after outrage from pols

After outrage from politicians and community leaders, a video game company is pulling its game from the app market because of its unflattering depictions of Asians. Comment
See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
Opinion

Bike lane uprising

The city’s effort to install bike lanes along Northern Boulevard has run into more flak in Queens, where the Dept. of Transportation has again ignored the community board and pushed through its own plan. Comments (1)
Letters

Time is ripe for a Constitutional Convention

New Yorkers should vote “yes” for a state Constitutional Convention on Election Day because our government needs reform and the politicians in Albany have continuously demonstrated that their priority is maintaining the status quo. Comments (1)
The Civic Scene

Many civic associations concerned about homeless shelters in their neighborhoods

For years many civic leaders have been concerned when homeless people are placed in local hotels. Not only are civic associations and co-ops disturbed by the very high rents paid to house the homeless, but also because some of them are emotionally ill or addicts and wander around the streets disrupting the community. Comment

Long Island City improves to 3-1 and more football results in Queens

Playing under the lights for the first time this season, the Long Island City High School football team relied on its offensive explosiveness for a second-half comeback and a 36-18 victory over Mott Haven Campus, in the Bronx. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Corona

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk comes to Corona Sunday

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is holding its walk Sunday in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The walk attracts thousands of local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and corporate and community members who make donations supporting cancer research and patient services offered throughout Queens. Comment
Government

City presents plan to honor Paris climate accord

The city rolled out its first-ever plan to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement according to Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week., The Mayor had signed an executive order to adopt and commit the city to the principles of the global agreement shortly after President Trump’s Rose Garden speech in September announcing plans to withdraw from the 2015 agreement. Comment
Government

Trump administration’s new immigration principles endanger DACA replacement future

More than one in four of the estimated 154,200 immigrants who stand to lose their DACA protection in the next five months did not meet last week’s deadline to apply for renewal, according to statistics from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The Oct. 5 deadline was set last month when the White House announced plans to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals program, which defers deportation for 800,000 young adults who were brought to the United States as children. Comment
Long Island City

City housing homeless families at City View Inn in Sunnyside

The city said it has been housing homeless families at a hotel in Long Island City less than a half mile from the Best Western hotel in Sunnyside since July. Comment
Forest Hills

Forest Hills tower cleared in Legionnaires disease probe

The city Department of Health has found that Parker Towers in Forest Hills is clear of Legionnaires disease after a series of tests were conducted in response to two cases at the Queens Boulevard complex, according to City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills). Comment
Long Island City

Artists show off creative designs at LIC hotspot

Metamorphosis elevates the mundane at “Contemporary Reuse” – a dynamic group art show now on view at MFTA Gallery in Long Island City. Comment
Mayoral Spin Cycle

It’s time to end the war on women

It happened again, and it needs to stop. Comments (1)
Volleyball

Senior libero leads Queens College volleyball squad

After a slow start led to an early-season coaching change, the Queens College women’s volleyball team is looking to rebound and finish the season on a high note. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

A Woodside family was left “devastated and heartbroken” when they learned Wednesday that their father and husband was deported to Bangladesh by ICE, according to their representative. Bablu Sharif, and eight other Bangladeshi men from Queens, were sent back to their home country just one day after his daughters made a tearful plea to President Trump to let him come home. Comments (1)

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

FDNY responded to a fire in the basement of a Bayside home Monday morning and had the blaze under control by around 10:50 a.m. Comments (1)
Flushing

Police searching for missing Flushing girl

Police were searching for a missing Flushing teenager. Comments (1)
Flushing

Police searching for man in Flushing burglary

Police were looking for a man suspected of burglary in Flushing. Comment
South Jamaica

Young woman from South Jamaica missing: NYPD

A young black woman from South Jamaica has gone missing within the confines and the police want the public’s assistance in finding her, according to the NYPD. Comment
Flushing

Man wanted for grand larceny in Flushing

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

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

Jamaica

Homeless man dead from head trauma in Jamaica

The medical examiner ruled the death of a homeless man who died on Independence Day at Jamaica Hospital a homicide, according to police. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill man charged with assaulting homeless man: NYPD

Junior Bingham, 48, from Richmond Hill was caught on camera and confessed to stomping Karnail Singh, a homeless man who later died from his injuries, according to the Queens DA’s office. Comment
Willets Point

Man allegedly touched woman’s rear repeatedly on 7 train: NYPD

The NYPD was trying to find a man who allegedly touched a woman’s rear end while riding the No. 7 train, police said. Comments (1)

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is calling on the city to halt construction of a bike lane on Northern Boulevard after a car drove onto a Jersey barrier Thursday morning. The incident occurred near the Alley Pond Golf Center in Bayside; however, Avella’s office was unable to provide more detail on the incident. Comments (6)

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