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Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway seniors receive affordable apartment units

Seniors in Far Rockaway had more than just turkey to enjoy this Thanksgiving now that they have the keys to the Beach Channel Senior Apartments, where there was a ribbon cutting on Tuesday. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

Woodside

Woodside man indicted after killing girlfriend’s dog: DA

A Woodside man has been indicted on animal cruelty charges for the senseless killing of a Shih Tzu-type dog belonging to his girlfriend and her family, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Tuesday. Comments (1)
Renowned Rockaway Park baker Sarah Owens won the first-ever Tiptree World Bread Awards, a competition that gathered the bread-baking world’s elites last week and pitted them against each other in different categories. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows artist to unveil public art murals

A local artist is bringing street art to Fresh Meadows. Comment
Get your yearly dose of holiday cheer in Bayside next month. Comments (1)

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows school celebrates Blue Ribbon award

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows school celebrates Blue Ribbon award

MS 216 George J. Ryan had a reason to celebrate Monday night after acquiring the coveted title of National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Comment
Long Island City

Gianaris to introduce legislation banning state from entering secrecy deals like that used by Amazon

First he called for a boycott against Amazon to protest the incentive package the company will receive as part of its deal with the state and city, and now state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) is planning to introduce new legislation that would ban state agencies and the government from entering non-disclosure agreements at the insistence of private corporations engaging in economic development talks. Comments (1)
At the World War II American Cemetery and Margraten Memorial located in the southern Netherlands, Dutch residents over the years have adopted the names and graves of fallen U.S. soldiers who have been remembered for their sacrifice in the battle for freedom in Europe. Comments (1)
Queens native and Astoria resident David Schwartz will leave his position as chief curator at the Museum of the Moving Image Nov.30. Comments (1)

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

Jamaica

City makes military veterans a priority in the job market

The city’s Small Business Services hit a milestone of serving more than 15,000 veterans and their spouses through its Workforce 1 Career Centers network since the start of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Administration, SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced last week. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Co-founder of Jackson Heights nonprofit named community hero

Jessica Chacha, the co-founder of the Jackson Heights-based nonprofit Together We Can Community Resource Center, was named a 2018 WellCare Community Hero by WellCare of New York. Comment
Business

Rural and historically underutilized business zones in New York granted more than $162 million in loans this year

Nearly 400 businesses in “The World’s Borough” raked in tens of millions of dollars in federally-guaranteed small business loans, the New York District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced last week. Comment
Howard Beach

Swim franchise has grand opening in Howard Beach

The British Swim School Brooklyn Queens, a franchise that is part of British Swim School and provides year-round indoor swim lessons in 21 states, hosted its grand opening last Saturday. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018

Flushing

Fast-acting fireman based in Flushing contains a blaze, saves two from a roof in Queens

An off-duty fireman’s quick thinking helped contain a fire that ignited in Queens last the weekend. Comment
Rego Park

Rego Park’s Shalimar Diner will serve its last meal after 45 years in business

The Karayiannis family has been feeding the community at Shalimar Diner since 1974. But next week, the Rego Park eatery will be shutting its doors for the final time. Comments (2)
Flushing

Flushing woman keeps breast cancer survivor charity organization afloat

There are not enough hours in Leah V. Salmorin’s day. The Flushing breast cancer survivor works her freelance job as a patient navigator and attends night school, all while keeping her charitable organization afloat. Comment
Hour Children, a nonprofit in Long Island City that offers services to incarcerated or formerly incarcerated mothers and their children, received the 2018 Mutual of America Community Partnership Award last week. Comment

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018

South Ozone Park

Funeral for 102-year-old World War II veteran to be held in South Ozone Park

Funeral services have been arranged for Earl Alfred Snell. They will take place Saturday at The Bergen Funeral Home in South Ozone Park. Comment
Glendale

No credible threat against Glendale school: Holden

A local lawmaker is looking to give parents peace of mind after a threat was made to a Glendale school over the weekend. Comment
Every day, an estimated 8,000 yellow taxis drive without passengers from garages in Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan to begin their morning and evening shifts. Comment
Federal jurors convicted a Sunnyside immigration lawyer on charges of operating a large-scale asylum fraud scheme, prosecutors announced Monday. Comments (2)
The Yankees made the first big splash of baseball’s hot stove season this week when they acquired lefty starting pitcher James Paxton from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a package of prospects headlined by Justus Sheffield. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

Jamaica

Families receive free Thanksgiving turkeys at Jamaica event

Queens was the third stop in Food Bank For New York City’s “5 Borough Turkey Tour” last week. Comment
Ozone Park

Ulrich celebrates Thanksgiving Day with constituents

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) will host a Thanksgiving Day dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Arabella’s Castle, a boutique banquet hall in Ozone Park. Comment
Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of Queens College Knights Table Food Pantry that will serve as a resource for students in need. Comment
Jamaica

Local businesses hand out 400 free turkeys in Jamaica just in time for Thanksgiving

The Community Fall Giveaway — a partnership between Agape Bethel CDC, The Showing Hearts Foundation, the 103rd Precinct, Royal Waste and several local elected officials — gave away 400 turkeys Tuesday in Jamaica. Comment
Mount Moriah AME Church and local Chef Premo Sanders will host the ninth-annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner in Cambria Heights from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Comment
Event

Queens leaders give away turkeys at Flushing senior center

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) and other local leaders distributed turkeys at the Nan Shan Senior Citizen Center in Flushing Monday morning. Comments (3)
Editorial

Editorial: Why we’re thankful

Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season, and we’ve got plenty to be thankful for here in Queens. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

Whether you are heading out of the city or just into Manhattan for the parade or some shopping, here are all of the transit schedule changes that the MTA has announced for Thanksgiving weekend. Comments (1)
Glen Oaks

Driver killed, passenger seriously injured in Glen Oaks hit-and-run

GLEN OAKS — Cops were investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash on a snowy Glen Oaks street Thursday night that left a teenage driver dead and his passenger seriously injured. Comment
Tropical fish enthusiasts will soon have a new store to visit in Whitestone. Comment
Far Rockaway

Ground broken on $33.6 million Far Rockaway Library construction site

Ground was broken Monday on the construction site for the new Far Rockaway Library, according to Queens Library spokeswoman Elisabeth de Bourbon. Comment
Event

Check out these events in Queens

See what’s going on in Queens. Comment
Astoria

Astoria man behind local window installations shares his secrets

During the fall, the storefront window of Vardiman Eyewear on 34-18 Broadway is decorated with a hanging pair of glasses, surrounded by forest creatures in beds of red and yellow leaves. Comment
Flushing

Cops search for burglar who removed office items, car radios from Flushing auto parts shop

FLUSHING — Detectives were still searching for an individual wanted in connection with a recent commercial burglary in the Willets Point section of Flushing. Comment
Ridgewood

Free housing legal services coming to four Queens neighborhoods

The de Blasio administration has provided free housing legal services to nearly a quarter of a million New Yorkers in the past year, and now the city is launching its second phase of the “Universal Access” initiative and expanding the program to Jamaica, Elmhurst, Ridgewood and Glendale. Comment
Rego Park

Rego Park resident helps you find good feng shui

Feeling unlucky lately? Life getting you down? Bad feng shui could be contributing to your troubles. Comment
The Townsend Harris Hawks took their ninth-seeded volleyball team to the Bronx and defeated No. 8 Bronx High School of Science in straight sets, 2-0, in the second round of the PSAL playoffs Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

New York City and state plan to fund $650 million worth of infrastructure improvements to smoothen the integration of Amazon’s HQ2 into Long Island City, CEO and President of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) James Patchett announced Monday at a Queens local media press conference. Comments (2)
Flushing

Family of suspect in double homicide at Flushing home turns him in to detectives

The person of interest wanted in connection to a deadly double stabbing at a Flushing home is now facing two second-degree murder charges. Comments (17)
Artists from the Community Learning Center of the Clarkstown School District in Rockland County showcased the art they donated to Jamaica Hospital’s Ferrara Family Center for Hospice Care last week. Comment

DFTA commissioner to step down at end of November

Donna Corrado will be stepping down from her role as commissioner of the Department for the Aging (DFTA) at the end of November, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. Comments (1)

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

Amazing Lash Studio, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing eyelash extension franchises, opened its fifth New York location in Howard Beach, which is the only one operated in Queens, according to one of its owners, Gina Favia-Kelly. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018

City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) confirmed Thursday that a controversial men’s shelter will open in College Point next year. Comments (8)
Yet another store in the Douglaston Plaza Shopping Center is closing its doors. Comments (2)

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

United States Postal Service mailboxes all over South Jamaica have been redesigned to fight incidents of mailbox fishing that have been plaguing Queens residents since 2016. Comments (1)
Cops were looking for two women who allegedly assaulted a straphanger on a subway in Forest Hills. Comments (11)

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Education

CUNY students across Queens call for more funding

Students, unions and community groups petitioned on 10 campuses in Queens and other boroughs Wednesday for more funding for the City University of New York (CUNY) on Citywide Day of Action. Comments (7)
Not interested in slaving away all day making the perfect Thanksgiving dinner? Look no further than these Queens restaurants to have a delicious spread served up for you. Comments (1)
A cab driver from the Bronx will spend more than three years in prison after attacking a fellow driver with a tire iron during a fight at John F. Kennedy Airport, according to prosecutors. Comment
Frida Libre — Flora Martínez as Frida Kahlo returns in a new version of last year’s runaway success, “Frida Libre.” “Frida Libre” presents a unique vision of the magical world of one of the most influential women in Latin American history. Martínez explores Frida’s art, her success, her intriguing sexuality, her passion for politics and her complex relationship with Diego Rivera. Frida’s rich, fascinating story is told through dialogue and song, under the musical direction of Jose Reinoso. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

Forest Hills

NYC lawmakers pay tribute to Stan Lee

Forest Hills

NYC lawmakers pay tribute to Stan Lee

New York City lawmakers were among the millions who paid their respects to comic book legend Stan Lee, who died on Veterans Day in Los Angeles. Comment
Crime ►Video

Cops search for man in connection with E Train assault

The NYPD was searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an assault that occurred Sunday on a Manhattan bound “E” train, in the vicinity of Queens Plaza. Comments (2)

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