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Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

Long Island City

Queens lawmakers push for increased usage of solar power

Queens elected officials are joining advocates to urge New York state to support the bold new goal of powering one million households — including 100,000 low-income homes — with solar by 2023. Comment
Richmond Hill

Weprin introduces bill to ban plastic straws in government-run food establishments

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Richmond Hill) introduced a new bill Monday to ban single-use plastic straws in state and municipal-run food establishments except in cases of medical necessity. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Long Island City exhibit features contemporary art from global LGBTQ artists

Mark for Redaction, a group exhibition currently on display in Long Island City at the Flux Factory through Nov. 11, is showcasing contemporary art from self-identified LGBTQ people who have ties to southwest Asia, North Africa and the respective diaspora. Comment
Astoria

Astoria Park set to receive $30 million renovation as part of citywide initiative

The jewel of Astoria is about to be polished. Comment
New Voices

Queens residents oppose public charge, census question

The U.S. Census — a count of all persons residing within the United States — became a political firestorm when the Trump administration demanded the addition of a question on the legal status of the respondent. Comments (9)

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Glendale

Glendale teen selected as World Science Scholar

Tabitha Ramirez of Glendale is one of 45 students worldwide who has been chosen to be a part of the inaugural World Science Scholar initiative, a program by the World Science Foundation in Manhattan that wants to nurture future science and math leaders. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights man named borough’s new director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced the appointment of Jackson Heights resident Phil Ballman as the borough’s new director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism. Comment

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

Far Rockaway

Contractor tapped for Far Rock Library renovation project

EW Howell Construction Group in Manhattan was selected last week to be the general contractor for the new Far Rockaway Library, which is set to begin a $33 million renovation project estimated to be completed in three years. Comment
Flushing

Flushing Boy Scout achieves Eagle rank

A Flushing resident was recognized by local elected officials after receiving the honor of Eagle Scout in his Boy Scout Troop. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018

Whitestone

Helicopters rerouted over Whitestone to reduce noise

Whitestone residents are getting some relief from the raucous helicopter noise that has been disrupting the neighborhood for more than four years. Comments (2)
Education

Southeast Queens schools celebrate upgraded facilities

PS 133 in Bellerose and IS 109 in Queens Village celebrated major upgrades last Friday. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

The state is providing nearly $2 million in grants for various improvements to public schools across northeast Queens. Comment
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown named Queens College president Félix Matos Rodríguez as the recipient of the District Attorney’s 2018 Hispanic Heritage Award for his tireless commitment to advancing Latin American culture as both an educator and a public servant in Puerto Rico, where he served as a vital member of the country’s government. Comment
Astoria

Maloney calls for private investment to augment federal funding of breast cancer research

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) rang the opening bell at NASDAQ in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month last week and met with the media to discuss the importance of funding research. Comment
Flushing

Cabaret star Renee Katz to perform in Flushing

Renee Katz is bringing her acclaimed show “Only from the Heart can you Touch the Sky,” to her synagogue for a cabaret night the entire Flushing community can enjoy. Comment
Mary Johnson hopes women find their strength and voice after reading her novel entitled, “Hello, My Name is Jannie.” Comments (1)

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Woodside

Mayor announces new measures to improve heating at NYCHA developments

As Winter Storm Grayson bore down on Queens in January with its arctic blast and heavy snow, residents of the Woodside Houses found themselves without heat and hot water. Comments (3)
Kew Gardens

102nd Precinct NCOs listen to residents’ concerns at Build A Block Meeting in Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens residents met their Sector C Neighborhood Coordination Officers Tuesday night at the 102nd Precinct’s Build A Block Meeting to express concerns and complaints of issues in the neighborhood. Comment
Middle Village

Addabbo, Sullivan go head-to-head at Middle Village forum

The two candidates battling it out for the 15th State Senate District seat in southwestern Queens met for a forum hosted by the Juniper Park Civic Association during its Oct. 18 meeting in Middle Village. Comment
South Ozone Park

SE Queens lawmakers push for increased use of e-scooters

While many visit South Ozone Park to gamble at Resorts World Casino, City Council Members Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica) and Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) were at the gaming house’s parking lot on last week to host the first ever e-scooter demonstration in Queens as a way to increase awareness of a new possible form of public transportation. Comments (1)
High Heat

Early off-season checklist for Yankees, Mets

While the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are still battling in the World Series, the Yankees and Mets are left to ponder their next move as the offseason is set to begin. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Hollis

Correction officer from Hollis jumps into action after witnessing St. Albans car crash

Two people are counting their blessings after surviving a two-vehicle collision in St. Albans on Sunday that left one driver and a passenger trapped inside a flipped car. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

Queens landlords evade more than $470K in property taxes: AG

Two Queens landlords were hit with a lawsuit after allegedly engaging in a fraudulent scheme to avoid paying more than $470,000 in property taxes, state Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Tuesday. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights ►Video

Alleged Proud Boys member from Jackson Heights turns himself in following vicious Upper East Side attack: NYPD

A Jackson Heights man was among three people who turned themselves into the NYPD Monday for allegedly taking part in a brutal conflict between the far-right group Proud Boys and left-wing protesters on the Upper East Side. Comments (24)
Bayside

NE Queens residents rally in Bayside against family separations

Dozens gathered in Bayside Saturday to call for the release of 13,000 detained Central American refugee children by the U.S. government. Comments (6)
Astoria

Street renamed after late Long Island City assemblyman

Community leaders and area politicians gathered last Friday to rename an Astoria street after former state Assemblyman Denis Butler. Comment
Event

Halloween set to scream through the borough

There’s plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween in Queens. Comment
The Bayside Commodores’ football team remain undefeated this season following a 34-6 victory over Frank J. Macchiarola last Friday in Brooklyn. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

What was once a dark, dank alleyway with plywood covering gaps in the pavement, the entrance to the eastbound tracks at the Long Island Rail Road’s Flushing – Main Street station now leaves a clean and modern impression on commuters, residents and people just passing by. Comments (4)
Flushing

Teen assaulted on Flushing street: NYPD

Flushing

Teen assaulted on Flushing street: NYPD

FLUSHING — Cops were looking for a suspect who attacked a teenager on a Flushing street last week. Comments (8)
Forest Hills

Medical marijuana dispensary in Forest Hills offers free yoga class

Curious Forest Hills residents can explore the healing elements of cannabis and yoga Saturday with Curaleaf, a medical cannabis dispensary located at 107-18 70th Road. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Woodside

DA’s office hosts Second Chance Summons Warrants Forgiveness program in Woodside

More than 350 participants had their outstanding warrants cleared at the Second Chance Summons Warrant Forgiveness Event hosted Saturday in Woodside, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

The 110th Precinct announced Sunday that a medical examiner deemed the death of an unidentified male non-suspicious following a vehicle Friday in Flushing. Comments (1)
Bay Terrace

Old Navy set to open in Bay Terrace Shopping Center

In the works for several months, Old Navy will soon open its doors at a Bayside shopping center, according to a spokesperson from Cord Meyer Development. Comments (3)
Jamaica

Police continue search for suspect wanted in connection with September J train attack

Police were still on the lookout for a woman who allegedly assaulted a female passenger on an escalator inside the Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer J subway station within the 103rd Precinct and Transit District 20 in September, according to authorities. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

St. Albans

Victim identified in fatal St. Albans motorcycle incident: NYPD

Police officers from the 113th Precinct identified Springfield Gardens resident Maurice Giles as the man who died in a motorcycle incident in St. Albans over the weekend. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

Kew Gardens

City Hall in Your Borough returns to Queens next week

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his deputy mayors, and senior officials will run the city from Queens Boulevard Monday through Friday to get a closer feel for the needs of Queens residents and focus on the borough’s citizens and their concerns. Comments (3)
More than a dozen kids in Bayside got to celebrate Halloween a little earlier this year. Comment
Education

Queens College names former female FBI agent as head of security

Former FBI Special Agent Dr. Beth LaManna will be the first woman ever to serve as the head of security at a senior college in CUNY, according to a spokeswoman at Queens College. Comments (2)
Police officers from the 109th Precinct were looking for a duo who burglarized a Flushing bar last week. Comments (4)

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