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Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

Southeast Queens natives hope podcast changes perception of women from the borough

“We Come From Queens,” a biweekly millennial lifestyle podcast hosted by Jamaica and Queens Village natives Monique and Cadacia is a relatable, authentic show that covers a variety of topics such as dating, wellness, adulthood and “Queendom things.” Comment

Holden calls for investigation of human rights nonprofit for bailing out teen accused of attacking Rikers guard

City Councilman Robert Holden (D-Middle Village) called on the City Council to investigate the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights nonprofit organization for helping to secure the release of a teen accused of attacking a Rikers Island guard. Comment

Why we should all stop eating at McDonald’s

I write to you to express my shame toward a place I frequented and adored during my childhood years. Comments (6)

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

Forest Hills

Forest Hills dancer showcases her moves across the country

What’s sexy and saucy and breathes love and sensuality? Comment

Where is MTA’s feasibility study?

Whatever happened to the promised MTA feasibility study for restoration of LIRR service on the old Rockaway Beach line? Comments (2)

Senior fatally struck by SUV while trying to cross Flushing street: NYPD

FLUSHING — Attempting to walk across a Flushing street proved fatal for a senior man who was struck and killed by an SUV Saturday afternoon. Comments (9)

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018

Gabriella Sosa Medina wasn’t expecting to win an award at the ninth-annual Student Conference on Conservation Science, an event organized by the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation held every fall. Comment
High Heat

Yankees remain class of New York sports

While the Yankees are still looking for ways to improve their team and overtake the Boston Red Sox as the class of the American League, they have proven to be the only high profile New York City sports team worth watching in 2018. Comment

Famous artist Isamu Noguchi has Astoria roots

In conjunction with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, TimesLedger Newspapers presents noteworthy events in the borough’s history. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

Kew Gardens

Katz appoints Sharon Lee as deputy borough president

Borough President Melinda Katz announced Tuesday the appointment of Sharon Lee to replace Melva Miller as deputy borough president effective, Saturday, Nov. 17. Comments (6)

Astoria artist’s newest album offers quick pick me ups for dark winter days

Astoria artist and French transplant LiLi Roquelin will release her fourth album “Be Inspired” on Dec. 6, which will be celebrated with a red-carpet event and live performance at the Village’s The Bitter End. Comment
Jamaica ►Video

Man shoots victim in the leg following argument on Jamaica street: NYPD

Cops were looking for the gunman who opened fire on an injured a man during a dispute on the streets of Jamaica last month. Comments (8)

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Thanksgiving and the holidays, with all of their festivity and collective cheeriness, are right around the corner. For many victims of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), however, this season can often be painful and isolating. Comment
The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District held its 39th annual meeting Thursday at The Harvest Room in Jamaica to discuss the future of the downtown area. Comments (3)
Far Rockaway

‘Ugly’ lights up the stage in Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway

‘Ugly’ lights up the stage in Far Rockaway

A welcome bit of family theater has come to the Rockaways. Comment
See what’s going on in Queens. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

Long Island City

Gianaris calls for boycott of Amazon at Long Island City rally

Long Island City

Gianaris calls for boycott of Amazon at Long Island City rally

The fight against Amazon has begun as residents, activists and elected officials gathered at Gordon Triangle in Long Island City Wednesday morning to protest the subsidies the company will receive as part of its deal with the city to establish part of its HQ2 in the neighborhood. Comments (7)
St. Albans

St. Albans residents become first African-American female twin detectives in the NYPD

Michelle and Melissa Jones are the first African-American identical twin women serving as detectives of the NYPD, but they had different paths to wearing the shield. Comment
Forest Hills

Street vendors will get letter grades just like restaurants

Mobile food vendors will soon have letter grades just like brick and mortar restaurants across the five borough’s the city’s Health Department announced last week. Comments (1)
South Ozone Park

South Ozone Park World War II veteran dies at 102

Earl Alfred Snell, a World War II veteran who resided in South Ozone Park, died on Veterans Day after celebrating his 102nd birthday last month. Comments (2)
Little Neck

Little Neck resident pens children’s book about realities of homelessness

Children’s book topics run the gamut from saccharine fairy tales to thrilling adventures, but not many examine more serious topics like homelessness. Comment

St. John’s men’s hoops off to strong start

The St. John’s men’s basketball team has seen early positives in its 2-0 start to the 2018-19 season. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018


Whitestone native’s mobile gym brings daily workouts directly to the people

On The Marc Training (OTMT), founded by Whitestone native Marc Buccellato and his wife Monique, has a fleet of vans and a staff of trainers and health specialists revolutionizing the way people experience the gym. Comment
Cops were looking for a driver who fatally struck a man who was crossing a street in Forest Hills on Sunday. Comment
Two individuals were taken in custody following the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy outside of an Elmhurst school Thursday morning. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Amazon officially announced it would split the location of its second headquarters between Long Island City and Arlington, Va., Tuesday morning, ending a yearlong search among more than 230 municipal areas across North America. Comments (2)

Suspect steals woman’s cell phone at Jamaica subway station: NYPD

Cops were searching for a talkative thief who recently struck up a conversation with a woman before stealing her belongings at a Jamaica station, according to authorities. Comments (2)
Over the weekend, three teens from Queens who attend The Preparatory Academy for Writers in Springfield Gardens participated in the Youth Leadership Summit, an NYC Smoke-Free program by Public Health Solutions, one of the largest public health non-profits in the city. Comments (1)
Jamaica ►Video

Cops identify suspect in Halloween theft at Jamaica subway station

Police identified Billy Forbes as the suspect wanted for questioning in connection with a grand larceny that took place on Halloween night, according to authorities. Comment
Queens-based artists can now apply for the opportunity to have their temporary art installations featured at Flushing Meadows Corona Park next year. Comment

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

After decades serving Jackson Heights out of a prefab office on Northern Boulevard, Koeppel Mazda cut the ribbon on a new modern facility that is as sophisticated in design as the cars they sell. Comment
A new show has been added to the Forest Hills Stadium that will bring some “mandatory fun” to the performance. Comment
The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District held its 39th meeting Thursday at The Harvest Room in Jamaica to discuss the future of the downtown area. Comments (10)
Far Rockaway Library’s service will resume at a temporary space Tuesday as its original building gets reconstructed for a state-of-the-art replacement, according to Queens Library. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

Members of the U.S. Marines, Air Force, the Navy, the Army and the Coast Guard dating as far back as the Korean War were honored at St. John’s University in celebration of Veterans Day. Comment
The fight for survival continues for one of the city’s oldest African burial grounds now that a Request for Evaluation was submitted to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Comments (2)

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018


Bayside appliance store owner announces ‘semi-retirement’ and plans to close store after 45 years

For the past 45 years, Bob Coccia has sold appliances to Bayside residents in his brick-and-mortar store. Comments (1)
PS 377 in Ozone Park is the latest elementary school to partner with Education Through Music (ETM), a music education program that provides musical education to underserved communities. Comment

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018


Joe Lhota resigns as MTA head


Joe Lhota resigns as MTA head

MTA Chair Joseph Lhota has resigned after serving about a year and a half in the role he was asked to fill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the transit agency confirmed Friday morning. Comments (1)
A 78-year old Jamaica woman was struck and killed Thursday afternoon near the St. John’s University campus, police said. Comment



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