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Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

Queens Village

Soul Exchange Bistro and Wine Bar set to open in Queens Village

First generation Haitian-Americans Marck and YvesMarie Benjamin will have a grand opening for their restaurant, Soul Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar, in early October in Queens Village. Comment

Civic leader calls for reform to affordable housing laws in light of Sunnyside development

After a listing on NYC Housing Connect showed an affordable housing development in Sunnyside would cost potential renters $2,251 for a one-bedroom apartment, civic leader Brent O’Leary called for reforms to the metric used to calculate the rates of rent-subsidized units. Comments (1)
Political Action

The presidency and the military establishment

The Constitution of the United States names the president of the United States as the commander in chief of our armed forces. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst woman charged with pushing probation officer down stairs: DA

EAST ELMHURST — A 50-year-old Queens woman convicted earlier this year of animal cruelty and sentenced to three years’ probation has been charged with attempting to push a probation officer down a flight of stairs earlier this week during a visit at her Jackson Heights home, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment

Judge deems funds accepted by Avella illegal

State Board of Elections filings show state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) reported receiving funds for his campaign from a committee ruled in violation of election law by a Supreme Court judge on Aug. 24. Comments (5)
Long Island City

Toby’s has emerged as a go-to destination for cold brewed coffee drinkers

Cold brewed coffee has become quite popular in recent years, especially with the availability of ready-made products in bottles and cartons. One Queens coffee shop has exactly what the customers want. Comment

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

Springfield Gardens

Hyndman pushing for voter reform

State Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Springfield Gardens) does not have a challenger for her district seat, but that doesn’t stop her from meeting with constituents and encouraging them to get to the polling booths on Sept. 13 for the primary. Comments (1)

Rozic allocates $250,000 toward renovations for Flushing senior center

State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Flushing) announced last week that she has allocated $250,000 in state funding toward renovation of a Flushing senior center. Comments (1)

Kim and community leaders host 2018 Backpack Giveaway

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing), in partnership with the 109th Police Precinct and HealthFirst, distributed 800 backpacks and supplies last week to hundreds of students and parents for the new school year. Comments (1)

Put down your cell phone and just drive

Cambridge Mobile Telematics, which offers an app to motorists to track their road habits, says 50 percent of New York drivers are reported to be speeding while on their cell phones as they drive. Comments (2)

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

Middle Village

Electeds call for expedited sewer work in Middle Village

City and state officials were shocked at the level of damage to homes that had ensued from stalled storm sewer upgrades in Middle Village as they toured 74th Street south of Pleasantview Street Tuesday. Comment
Cambria Heights

Dymitra Etienne vies for Democratic district leader position

Dymitra Etienne, a senior clinical quality analyst in the healthcare field, did not intend to pursue politics, but after seeing how a bullying incident was handled with her daughter she found her school district and the local government to be ineffective. Comments (5)

The happenings in Queens back in September 1905

Welcome to September 1905! Comments (1)

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018


Jamaica girl crowned Miss New York Pre-Teen Cover Girl

Adria Stacker from Jamaica was declared Miss New York Pre-Teen Cover Girl in early August in New Jersey and is poised to battle it out for the national Miss Pre-Teen National Cover Girl and All-American Miss crowns in the final competitions Nov. 24 in California. Comment
Jamaica ►Video

NYPD holds youth camp at Baisley Pond Park

The NYPD held its first youth summer camp at Baisley Pond Park last week attended by more than 50 children and teens. Comment
Cambria Heights

Roslyn Spigner eyes another term as Democratic district leader

Roslin Spigner, the current Democratic district leader in southeast Queens is being challenged for her seat by Dymitra Etienne, a health-care consultant and fellow campaign organizer of former President Barack Obama. Comments (1)
Rhymes with Crazy

Remember playing ringolevio? Of course you do!

That’s because your greatest memories of childhood are about playing. But will your child feel the same 20 years from now? Comments (2)

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018


New Chinese restaurant brings authentic cuisine to Bell Boulevard

A new Chinese restaurant is now serving authentic Shanghainese cuisine right in the heart of Bayside. Comments (9)
Jackson Heights

Restaurant staffers must get minimum wage: Moya

City Councilman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) is calling for a sweeping change to how restaurant wait staff is paid across New York by issuing a resolution for the state Department of Labor to abolish tipped wages and raise workers up to the full minimum wage of other employees. Comments (2)

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community honored with Jamaica street renaming

It was a joyous occasion for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Holliswood last week as they celebrated the unveiling of their official street sign “Ahmadiyya’s Way.” Comment

Advocacy group hosts walk-a-thon to raise Sickle Cell awareness

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and the Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network was planning to hold a walk-a-thon Saturday to bring the issue to the forefront. Comment

Bayside youth football league kicks off new season

For many sports fans, younger and older, the start of fall only means one thing: football season. Comment

Make a difference

The primary is right around the corner and there are several important races in Queens to keep an eye on. Comments (1)

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was in Bay Terrace last week for a candidates forum where she blamed “cowardly” elected officials over the past 50 years for the MTA crisis and for failing to invest in the city’s subways to bring the 100-year-old infrastructure into the modern age. Comments (5)

BQX project takes big step forward

The long-shot Brooklyn-Queens Connector proposal is taking one step forward with Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing the environmental review process has been greenlighted. Comment

Queens College joins initiative to advance workplace diversity

President Felix Matos Rodriguez is committing himself and Queens College to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace, as one of the more than 450 CEOs that have come together for CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, The CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion is the largest nationwide-driven business commitment with a coalition of CEOs pledging to cultivate diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. Comments (3)

Options abound at Rego Park kosher restaurant

Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year and beginning of the High Holy days, seems to be getting earlier each year, or is it? The Hebrew calendar is not the same as the Gregorian, which is most commonly used throughout the world. Although there are 12 months, each month goes back and forth from 29 or 30 days, thus the holiday may fall as early as Sept. 10 or as late as the mid-October. Comments (1)
High Heat

The three bright spots in the Mets’ dark season

As rosters expand in September, the Mets have one more month to evaluate some of the team’s top prospects close to the majors. Comment



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