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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018


Van Bramer denounces Trump administration’s attack on transgender community

More than 300 transgender New Yorkers joined elected officials on the steps of City Hall last week to speak out against what they call the Trump administration’s discriminatory attempt to exclude transgender and gender nonconforming people from its legal definition of gender. Comments (1)

College Point youth football league still awaiting new field two years after funding was acquired

A College Point football coach is demanding answers from the city Parks Department regarding the delayed construction of a football field that was scheduled to be completed this year. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Long Island City

City to invest $180 million toward improving Long Island City’s infrastructure

The de Blasio administration announced it would invest $180 million in new city funding toward Long Island City infrastructure which has been stretched thin during nearly a decade of unprecedented growth. Comment
Community Service

Jamaica probation program leads students to a better future through art

The Animation Project, an initiative that helps at-risk youth channel their struggles through digital art, has arrived in Jamaica. Comment

Flushing Church on the Hill to host second annual concert series

The Flushing Church on the Hill is inviting the community to its free annual fall concert “Music in a Sacred Space” Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Comment

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Borough President Melinda Katz, along with local elected officials and community members last week unveiled designs of a $1.63 million project to reconstruct a commemorative plaza at the site of The Old Towne of Flushing Burial Ground. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Interpretation services set to expand at Queens polling sites for midterm elections

Interpretation services will be expanded on Election Day — Nov. 6 — at approximately 100 polling sites in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, according to the mayor’s office. Comments (7)

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018

St. Albans

Victim thanks good samaritan who rushed to the rescue after St. Albans car accident

Aldith Small, a Hollis woman who survived a car accident in St. Albans, is counting her blessings and expressed gratitude to the woman who guided her out of her flipped car that had been struck by another vehicle more than a week ago. Comment
St. Albans

St. Albans event helps homeowners get much-needed property tax relief

State Sen. Leroy Comrie hosted a tax exemption enrollment event last week with help from representatives of the city’s Department of Finance last week at Marjory Baptist Church in St. Albans. Comment
East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst’s IS 227 opens new student-designed playground

The Louis Armstrong Middle School in East Elmhurst (IS 227) opened a new state-of-the-art, student-designed playground Monday, providing 38,000 residents a new park within a 10-minute walk from home. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018

To prove its new app was the fastest way to provide gas, Sunoco held a Guinness World Records title event in Ozone Park complete with a NASCAR pit crew, pace car, spotters and Lab Counter Board, according to the gas company. Comment

Public Health Solutions hosts graduation for new moms in Corona

The Langston Hughes Cultural Center in Corona hosted Oct. 26 its eighth graduation of first-time mothers who were paired with nurse home visitors through Public Health Solutions’ Nurse-Family Partnership program. Comment
First staged in 1606, Shakespeare’s ghoulish masterpiece about the bloody downfall of a Scottish general and his power-hungry wife who murdered their king for his throne reveals the extremes of ambition, power and guilt. Comments (1)

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

College Point

City eyes College Point as possible site for homeless shelter

Tempers flared in College Point Monday, where dozens came together to protest the proposed homeless shelter that has been rumored to invade the neighborhood. Comments (7)

Baysiders still peeved over unchanged conditions at LIRR work yard

Bayside residents are back with the same complaints almost two years after they voiced their quality-of-life concerns about the nearby Long Island Rail Road maintenance facility. Comments (1)

North Shore Farms’ new Whitestone location nears completion

A Whitestone supermarket that was slated to open in October still isn’t ready, though the end is finally in sight. Comments (8)
Forest Hills

Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights in Forest Hills

Forest Hills will have its own Diwali festival for the community to celebrate Autumn Nov. 3. Comment

Queens Arts and Events Calendar

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
The Mets have made a puzzling move, naming agent Brodie Van Wagenen as the team’s next general manager, while the Yankees continue scheming on how to overcome Boston Red Sox, the 2018 World Series champions. Comment

Seniors must go out and vote

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. It is a time for all registered voters to do our civic duty and vote. Comments (5)

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

Rego Park

Borough’s Jewish institutions grateful to NYPD following Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Rabbi Romiel Daniel and many of his constituents at the Rego Park Jewish Center say they feel vulnerable following Saturday’s deadly attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue, when a crazed gunman shouting anti-Semitic remarks shot and killed 11 worshippers. Comments (1)
Bayside Hills

Braunstein, Bressler tackle northeast Queens issues ahead of Nov. 6 election

Ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, the Bayside Hills Civic Association invited the public Tuesday night to the Colonial Church of Bayside for a candidate forum. Comments (2)
In the wake of Saturday’s massacre in Pittsburgh, Pa. that left 11 people killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue — the deadliest attack on Jews in the U.S. — we’ve seen people across the country come together and call for the end of such atrocities. Comments (6)
Chris Mullin is set to begin his fourth season as head coach of the St. John’s men’s basketball team. Comment

No more chokeholds

Last month, I hosted a film screening and panel discussion at the Queens Library of “By Any Means Necessary,” a new documentary examining why police officers use chokeholds against non-violent, minor offenders. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

People of all faiths and backgrounds gathered outside Borough Hall Monday night, standing in solidarity remembering and honoring the victims of a recent mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. Comment
A Jamaica man was convicted last week in the stabbing death of a Jamaica Hills woman in front of her husband, prosecutors announced on Monday. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights community honors victims of Pennsylvania shooting

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights community honors victims of Pennsylvania shooting

They prayed, lit candles and held hands outside the Jackson Heights Post Office Sunday night, as hundreds of residents honored the victims of Saturday morning’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. Comments (1)
With a major deficit forecasted, MTA Chair Joe Lhota said fare hikes and service cuts for subway riders are impending even if a new revenue stream for the state agency is not tapped in the near future. Comments (5)
Flushing ►Video

Police search for Flushing robbery suspect

Flushing ►Video

Police search for Flushing robbery suspect

Cops were looking for a gun-toting suspect who robbed a man near a window factory in Flushing last Friday afternoon in an incident caught on camera. Comments (2)
Dozens of court officers rallied and handed out literature outside the Kew Gardens State Supreme Courthouse Thursday, warning the public — particularly court personnel and prospective jurors — of a security crisis in court buildings in New York City and across the state. Comment

Home care with no strangers in your house


Home care with no strangers in your house

It’s not out of the ordinary for home-care patients to be uncomfortable letting a stranger into their home to service their medical and personal needs. It’s often a cause for anxiety for patients. Read more…

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018


Queens parents express outrage at mayor’s plan to end SHSAT

Parents began shouting ‘Save the test!’ on a dark street Oct. 23 in front of PS 7 in Elmhurst as Community Education Council 24 and representatives from the Department of Education came together to discuss Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to phase out of the city’s Specialized High School Admissions Test. Comments (14)
Amidst the “City Hall in Your Borough” weeklong blitz in Queens, city commissioners for the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Design and Construction announced Wednesday that Mayor Bill de Blasio has committed $1.9 billion to alleviate flooding in southeast Queens through 43 projects. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018

During Tuesday’s press conference in front of Gino’s Pizzeria in Howard Beach, City Councilman Eric Ulrich announced that he’s allocated over $150,000 toward Department of Sanitation initiatives so that more than 60 routes in his district have better cleanup services. Comment
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng’s (D-Flushing) measures to provide veterans with additional resources they need was recently signed into law by the president. Comments (1)

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Queens officials blast de Blasio staffer for interrupting meeting on SHSAT

The battle for the SHSAT is not going away anytime soon, with elected officials calling out a de Blasio administration employee who is accused of attempting to end the public comment portion of an Oct. 23 Community Education Council 24 meeting. Comments (9)
Mayor Bill de Blasio side-stepped a major Police Benevolent Association rally outside a town hall in Arverne but later praised the NYPD’s work in Wednesday’s bomb attacks. Comment
South Ozone Park

Cops search for suspect wanted in connection with South Ozone Park robbery

Police were on the lookout for a suspect who allegedly stole cash from a cell phone store in South Ozone Park earlier this week. Comment



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