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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights artists bring work to Manhattan

Alex Poots, the artistic director and CEO of the new Manhattan art venue The Shed, announced last week that 52 artists and collectives across disciplines have been selected as part of the venue’s inaugural open call and will create projects that are expected to be presented in late spring 2019 and in 2020. Comment

Sunnyside resident helps the helpers with popular podcast

Sunnyside resident Chris Doucette’s podcast series, “Caregiver Storyteller,” which features poignant interviews with Alzheimer’s caregivers, is now the most popular caregiving podcast on iTunes. Comments (1)
Woodhaven

City brings new World’s Fair lighting to Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven

Things are about to get a lot brighter along Jamaica Avenue. Comments (2)
Political Action

Redefining the role of the Supreme Court in American law

The Supreme Court has, for the most part, played an important role in our government. The Supreme Court has also at various times been controversial. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Jamaica Hills

Queens Centers for Progress honors its champions

Queens Centers for Progress, a nonprofit that provides services for children and adults with disabilities, hosted its third annual “QCP Champions Awards” last week in Jamaica Hills for participants of its program with developmental disabilities who achieved significant milestones this year. Comments (1)
Flushing

Kim rallies in favor of cancellation student debt

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) issued a letter calling for New York’s Congressional members and candidates to pledge their support towards cancelling student debt. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Study reveals Long Island City poised for life sciences hub

Empire State Development announced the release of the Long Island City Life Sciences Feasibility Study, which was conducted by the Long Island City Partnership. Comment
Jamaica

Jamaica businessman to receive honorary doctorate

Jay Sobhraj, co-founder of Zara Realty in Jamaica, will be one of the first recipients of an honorary doctorate from the University of Guyana in recognition for his work in furthering education and access to technology and mental health resources for young people in Guyana and Queens. Comment

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Flushing

President signs Meng’s bill to reduce aircraft noise

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng’s (D-Flushing) measures in the FAA Reauthorization Act were recently signed into law by President Trump, including provisions that seek to alleviate airplane noise over Queens and other communities across the country. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Grisel Rodriguez of PS 82 in Jamaica chosen as Principal of the Month

The Hammond Public School in Jamaica has selected Grisel Rodriguez for Principal of the Month, an honor bestowed every October for unsung school leaders who go above and beyond to support students and teachers. Comment
Bayside

Vallone honors community leaders at Italian Heritage Celebration

In observance of National Italian-American Heritage Month, city Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) recognized two local leaders with New York City proclamations last week for their outstanding character and service to the community. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

Astoria

Electeds introduce bill to reauthorize and fully fund 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

With cancer rates continuing to rise among 9/11 first responders, residents and workers after the 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Victim Compensation Fund is in danger of running out of funding and is set to expire in 2020. Comment
Woodside

Woodside medical clinic charged with profiting off millions of oxycodone pills: Feds

A doctor, a nurse practitioner and two of their associates at a Woodside medical clinic prescribed millions of oxycodone pills to patients who didn’t need them and made millions of dollars in illegal profits, federal prosecutors announced last week. Comment
Glen Oaks

Grodenchik announces $75,000 grant for Glen Oaks firehouse

City Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Oakland Gardens), joined by state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows), announced an allocation of $75,000 to Engine 251 of the New York City Fire Department for a new overhead door for the station house. Comments (4)
Editorial

Awareness is key

There’s been a renewed push in Queens to curbing gun violence. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

Astoria

Astoria woman receives Kleinfeld bridal surprise

Astoria resident Francesca Mosomillo was just 2 years old when her father, NYPD Officer Anthony Mosomillo, was fatally shot in the line of duty in Brooklyn in 1998 while trying to arrest a parolee who had missed a court date. Comments (1)
Jamaica Hills

American Red Cross offers aid to those displaced as a result of Jamaica Hills fire

The American Red Cross is reaching out to anyone who needs assistance if they were temporarily displaced from their homes as a result of a fire that took place in Jamaica Hills last week. Comment
Theater

New American Voices series features stories for everyone

The Queens Theatre seeks to serve the Queens community through presenting the many diverse voices in the borough and its 2018 New American Voices series, starting Oct. 20, will showcase new plays that delve into the struggle to remain truthful to oneself. Comment

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz blasted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule change that would render immigrants who receive certain forms of public assistance such as Medicaid, Medicare food stamps and Section 8 vouchers potentially ineligible for U.S. permanent residency. Comments (15)
Briarwood

Samaritan Daytop Foundation launches $1M fund-raising challenge

The Samaritan Daytop Foundation based in Briarwood has launched a new fund-raising effort to empower donors to double their impact as part of the $1 Million Matching Challenge. Comments (1)
Long Island City

LaGuardia Community College professor offered student good grades in exchange for sex: Lawsuit

A college professor allegedly made sexual advances toward a female student, offering her “good grades” in exchange for sexual favors, according to a Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit. Comments (2)
Politics

Velázquez bill to regulate death counts following natural disasters clears the House

Congress passed a bill by Queens and Brooklyn Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez Oct. 10 that will regulate how death tolls are accounted for following disasters such as Hurricane Maria, which last year killed over 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, but did not reflect figures from the Trump administration. Comments (1)
Flushing

Flushing writer stars on America’s favorite quiz show

Most people who are fans of the legendary game show “Jeopardy!” may never have the opportunity to appear on the show as a contestant. But Kristina Johnson from Flushing isn’t like most people. Comment
High Heat

Mets, Yankees fell short of expectations in 2018

Just like that, baseball season in New York is over. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

With construction underway at a homeless shelter in Ozone Park, elected officials rallied last Friday with dozens of members from the local community across the street from the construction site after a second homeless individual allegedly attacked a person in the area. Comments (3)
Jamaica

Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral pushes for end of gun violence at town hall

Emotions ran high Monday night at Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in St. Albans as congregants and community leaders cried during a performance art piece that was held at the church to kick-start a town hall centered on speaking out against gun violence. Comments (1)
Politics

Suozzi reaches across party lines to move legislation forward

According to northeast Queens Congressman Tom Suozzi, “getting things done” is a bipartisan effort. Comments (4)
Flushing

Flushing school celebrates new soccer pitch

Students and teachers at PS 220Q celebrated the opening of a new soccer pitch in the Flushing community with a red ribbon cutting ceremony Monday on Soccer Day. Comment
Theater

Jamaica-raised writer brings original family tale to Queens Theatre

Some of the best plays seem to be the ones that are inspired by gritty, poignant, sometimes humorous real-life events, and actual people. Comment
Event

Queens Arts and Events Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
The St. Francis Prep Terriers took advantage of a late fourth quarter turnover to get a 28-21 win over their neighborhood rivals from Holy Cross in the 2018 “Battle of the Boulevard” football game Sunday afternoon at Martin Van Buren High School Field. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Dutch Kills

13-year-old boy struck by hit-and-run driver in Dutch Kills: NYPD

Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria were searching for the driver of a white minivan that struck a 13-year-old boy in Dutch Kills last week. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

Corona

East Elmhurst man charged with groping two young girls in Corona: DA

An East Elmhurst man was arrested and charged last week with allegedly groping two young girls in two separate incidents in Corona this month. Comments (2)

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

Democrats and Republicans alike gathered together at the funeral Sunday for former state Sen. Frank Padavan, who was remembered as a bipartisan leader in northeast Queens during his 38 years serving in Albany. Comments (2)
East Elmhurst

Environmentalists speak out against proposed LaGuardia AirTrain

Environmentalists are voicing their opposition against the latest route of the proposed LaGuardia AirTrain. Comments (1)
Police collared a pickup truck driver who fatally struck an senior woman as she attempted to cross a street in Flushing last month. Comments (6)
Two local chain restaurants in Queens will soon be giving you a reason to not skip breakfast in the morning. Comments (3)

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

An Elmhurst man was indicted Wednesday for allegedly strangling his girlfriend to the point where she passed out while on a cruise ship in international waters in a Sept. 8 incident, according to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office. Comments (1)
Flushing

Police search for man wanted in connection with Flushing burglaries

Police were searching for an unidentified man who is wanted for questioning in connection with three burglaries in Flushing. Comments (4)
Fresh Meadows

Far Rockaway man pleads guilty to 2017 bank heists

Leroy Scott, the lookout in a string of bank robberies that occurred in Queens and Nassau counties during the summer and fall of 2017, was the last holdout in a Far Rockaway heist crew to plead guilty to armed bank robbery and weapons possession charges, according to a spokesman from the U.S. Attorney’s of the Eastern District. Comment

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