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Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

Flushing

Kim aims to tackle statewide student debt crisis

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) met with Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Flatbush) to discuss a number of statewide issues affecting immigrants and minorities. Comments (5)
Bayside

Bayside resident helps build homes in Puerto Rico

When Kristen Cheung of Bayside traveled to Puerto Rico in August to help rebuild homes damaged by the wrath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, it was definitely an eye-opening experience. Comments (2)
Flushing

Meng continues fight to eliminate aircraft noise over Queens

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) is continuing her fight against the disturbance of aircraft noise in Queens. Comments (3)
Rosedale

Real estate agent launches website to help families facing foreclosure

Christina Day, a former Rosedale resident, has only spent three years in the real estate game, but she is tired of seeing hardworking homeowners facing foreclosures being scammed, which led to the launching of her own website, NYC Home Hope, to help those in need. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

Breezy Point

City to invest $4B in climate change solutions

Prior to attending the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced New York City would be investing $4 billion from pension funds over the next three years into climate change solutions and divesting from fossil fuels. Comments (3)
Queens artists are creating a colorful cry for justice at the third annual Social Justice Art Exhibit, currently on display at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

LIRR platforms in Kew Gardens, Forest Hills elongated to ease congestion

Work to expand Long Island Rail Road platforms in Kew Gardens and Forest Hills that began July 23 was completed in seven weeks to alleviate congestion on the commuter line through Queens and accommodate longer trains, the MTA announced last week. Comments (2)
Habitat for Humanity New York City, a nonprofit that builds and preserves affordable homes across the borough, celebrated the third anniversary of ReStore in Woodside last weekend. Comment
Political Action

The 1948 presidential election and its lasting effect

World War II was a time of unity in our country among various political factions. With the end of the war, political interest seemed to come to pass. Comments (1)

Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

Sage Music, one of the most popular music schools in western Queens, didn’t have enough room for the multitude of students that were applying to study there. But after undergoing a remodel and expansion of their space, Sage is opening its doors to new students and anticipating the promising future of the school. Comment
Transit

MTA, activists dispute report over August delays

The MTA and the Riders Alliance are sparring over a report released Sunday that showed delays were experienced by straphangers every day somewhere within the system during the month of August except for Aug. 23. Comments (1)
Ridgewood

Ridgewood apartment units used as illegal hotel rooms: Mayor’s office

An apartment building in Ridgewood was among seven buildings last week to be named in the city’s first multi-borough lawsuit against several individuals acting in concert with each other for using housing units as illegal hotels in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, according to the mayor’s office. Comments (4)
South Richmond Hill

St. Albans man charged in murder of off-duty correction officer: DA

Days after a candlelight vigil was held for slain Correction Officer Jonathan Narain, who was killed last week in South Richmond Hill, a suspect from St. Albans was charged with second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Police search for suspect wanted in connection with Fresh Meadows bank robbery: NYPD

FRESH MEADOWS — The NYPD was searching for a male suspect in connection with a robbery at a bank in Fresh Meadows last week. Comment
Event

Bacon and Beer Classic takes over USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Wine and cheese have commonly been paired at events and restaurants, many of which have particular wines paired with certain cheeses. It is really up to the chef to match a cheese made with cow’s, sheep’s or goat’s milk with a wine made from grapes. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

Viva La Comida returned to the streets of Jackson Heights last Saturday to showcase some of the best Queens has to offer in terms food, music and, more food. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Housing Works to open new thrift store in Forest Hills

Housing Works is set to open a new thrift store Sept. 29 in Forest Hills — the nonprofit’s first in Queens. Comments (1)
Woodhaven

Bronx man pleads guilty to stealing from Woodhaven mailbox: DA

KEW GARDENS — A Bronx man who attempted to steal mail from a U.S. Postal Service mailbox in Woodhaven was sentenced to jail last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)
Flushing

Queens College named one of nation’s best public colleges: Report

The U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges edition featured several City University of New York institutions in its list for top public colleges, including one from Queens. Comments (8)
Prepare to spend many hours at the Museum of the Moving Image with their new exhibit, “A Whole Different Ball Game, Playing Through 60 Years of Sports Video Games.” Comment

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

Flushing

Six Flushing martial artists qualify for 2019 AAU Taekwondo National team

Six local students from the Ultimate Champions Taekwondo martial arts school in Flushing will compete in Germany next year after qualifying for the 2019 AAU Taekwondo National team last weekend. Comment
Politics

Vanel secures landslide victory over Bryan

State Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-Queens Village) rode the Democratic blue wave to victory as he beat out his challenger, community leader Oster Bryan, for his re-election bid to continue representing southeast Queens. Comments (2)
East Elmhurst

Monserrate marks political comeback with district leader victory

Former City Councilman and state Sen. Hiram Monserrate won an election to become Democratic district leader last Thursday in East Elmhurst. Comments (4)
Jackson Heights

Election season sees incumbents fall as Queens County Democratic Party’s power begins to wane

Voters across the borough followed suit on a trend that indicates the waning influence of the Queens County Democratic Party under the leadership of outgoing U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) by voting against state Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights). Comments (1)

Van Bramer launches participatory budgeting; Constantinides to host town hall with Johnson

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) was scheduled to kick off the fifth year of Participatory Budgeting Thursday with the first of six neighborhood assemblies to be held in his district through Oct. 11. Comment
Letters

Continue investing in public transportation

National Car Free Day on Sept. 22 should be celebrated everyday. Comments (2)
QueensLine

Actress Hillary Brooke was raised in Astoria

Born Beatrice Sofia Mathilda Peterson on Sept. 8, 1914, and raised in Astoria, actress Hillary Brooke appeared in more than 50 films and television shows from the 1930s to the 1950s. Comment

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Politics

Ramos celebrates primary victory over Peralta

Auribal Ramos stood in front of a panel of TVs last Thursday night, watching numbers from the polls roll in for his daughter, Jessica Ramos, at a crowded Jackson Heights watering hole as she was pulling ahead over “entrenched” state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst). Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Cruz celebrates primary win against Espinal

“Dreamer” Catalina Cruz celebrated her victory at a Jackson Heights club after unseating state Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights) and fending off fellow challenger Yonel Letellier Sosa in last week’s Democratic primary. Comments (2)
Woodside

Queens well represented at annual Vendy Awards

Queens will be well represented at the 14th annual Vendy Awards on Governors Island Saturday. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway fire house, police station approved for landmark status

A fire house and a police station both built in Far Rockaway in the early 20th century have officially been approved for landmark status following a unanimous 47-0 vote last week, according to City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton). Comment
High Heat

Mets right to allow Wright his final goodbye

David Wright announced last week in an emotional news conference that he plans to retire after taking the field one last time against the Miami Marlins Sept. 29. Comment
Editorial

A new dawn

Last week’s Democratic primary proved that we are truly in a new age of politics in Queens. Comments (3)
New Voices

Administration’s approach to trafficking remains lacking

A chilling news story from the border has made national headlines. Comments (4)

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Politics ►Video

Down goes Avella: Liu secures primary victory

“True blue Liu” was what a crowd of supporters of former City Comptroller John Liu chanted as he became the Democratic nominee to represent northeast Queens in the state Senate last week after besting state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in their second primary bout. Comments (11)
Kew Gardens

NYPD cops busted for alleged prostitution ring, gambling enterprise: DA

A retired NYPD vice detective and seven active NYPD officers were indicted last week for allegedly operating a prostitution ring and gambling enterprise involving nearly three dozen civilians, according Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Comments (3)
Maspeth

Barnwell slides to victory over Sklarz

State Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Maspeth) solidified his position in Albany after defeating Melissa Sklarz in last week’s Democratic primary. Comment
Jackson Heights

Dromm honors hero cop who saved toddler’s life

A rookie cop at the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights became a local hero this summer when his quick action saved the life of a toddler. Comment
This fall, York College’s Performing Arts Center will tackle the topic of immigration when they present Jamaican writer Aston Cooke’s play “Single Entry.” Comments (1)
Fordham Prep and St. Francis Prep’s soccer teams took to the pitch to battle for New York Catholic League’s top spot Monday afternoon and although it is early in the season, the intensity of play did not disappoint the fans, who endured poor weather to witness a 2-2 draw at Fordham University in the Bronx. Comment
Event

Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery ends summer in style

Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery is celebrating the end of summer with music, art and literature. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

Your backyard: Where the wild things are

A new movie at the Museum of Natural History shows you what is going on in your own backyard Comment

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

Jackson Heights

Man sought in connection with jewelry heists at two Jackson Heights apartments: NYPD

Police from the 115th Precinct were searching for a suspect wanted for questioning in connection with burglaries at two homes near Travers Park in Jackson Heights late last month. Comments (1)

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

John Liu, the former city comptroller, emerged victorious Thursday night in the Democratic primary, besting state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in their second primary bout. Comments (18)
Jackson Heights

Ramos upsets Peralta in Democratic primary

Jackson Heights

Ramos upsets Peralta in Democratic primary

Jessica Ramos pulled off a major upset, defeating eight-year state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), a former member of the controversial Independent Democratic Conference, in Thursday’s Democratic primary. Comments (1)
Challenger Catalina Cruz bested state Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights) and held back fellow challenger Yonel Letellier Sosa in Thursday’s Democratic primary. Comments (1)
State Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-Queens Village) won Thursday’s Democratic primary in a landslide victory against his challenger, community leader Oster Bryan. Comments (1)
State Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Woodside) claims to be not be interested in the political side of his job in the legislature, but he landed a primary victory Thursday night against fellow Democrat Melissa Sklarz, a trans rights activist who had endorsements from city Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), among others. Comments (2)
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Primary Day: Voters head to polls in Queens

Polls are officially open for the New York State Democratic Primary and there are several races to follow in Queens. Comments (3)
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