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Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018

The borough was shocked by three separate crimes in 2018 — among others — one of which happened earlier this month. Comments (5)
The political class in Queens lost a prominent figure, a beloved former lawmaker and a First Lady who traced her roots to Flushing in 2018. Comments (1)
Education

Year in Review: Lawmakers push for safer schools; Queens College ranks among nation’s best

As 2018 comes to an end, there were a number of school openings and closings in Queens, as well as elected officials advocating for changes in the education sector. Comments (1)
This year was marked by businesses opening and closing throughout Queens, with smaller businesses often shutting down to make room for new big-box businesses. Comments (3)
‘Tis the season to party! And, while you’re getting ready to ring in 2019, why not take a moment to look back and reflect. Comment
The sports scene in Queens was filled with accomplishments this year. Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 28, 2018

State Assemblyman David Weprin brought holiday joy and cheer to children Dec. 19 by hosting the 24th Assembly District’s fifth annual Holiday Toy Drive. Comments (3)
Christmas came a little early this year to the young patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center on the Queens/Nassau border, thanks to the kindness of technical wizards at Presidio and Cisco Systems. Comment

Transit questions that must be answered

Will upgrades to the existing Belmont Park Long Island Rail Road Station include a bus terminal to accommodate Nassau Inter County Express bus, NYC Transit bus, MTA bus and private bus charter operators who may establish new routes for serving the Islanders’ Belmont Arena? Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined other lawmakers and Long Island City residents Dec. 18 for a press conference demanding the reinstatement of Engine Company 261 — a Fire Department unit disbanded during the Bloomberg administration. Comments (2)
Ten days before the Shalimar Diner served its final meal, three holding companies closed on a multi-million all-cash deal on the Rego Park eatery and the adjacent parking lot. Comments (1)
In reaction to Amazon’s plans to build its second headquarters (HQ2) in Long Island City, it’s no surprise that home prices are spiking in the neighborhood. Comments (3)
The Korean American Family Service Center hosted its ninth annual Volunteer Appreciation Party last week to celebrate the many volunteers for their dedication and commitment to the organization’s vision and mission. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018

As soon as the next legislative session begins in January, state Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas will fight for survivors of sexual harassment. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018

The 104th Precinct did not slow down for the holidays, but kicked the season of giving into gear with toy giveaways coordinated with the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC) and the Rafael Ramos Foundation Toy Drive. Comment

Monday, Dec. 24, 2018

A new play debuted at the Queens Theatre Dec. 23 that tells the story of an undocumented immigrant family from Bangladesh and the struggle they face trying to make a new life for themselves in Jackson Heights. Comment
Two Glendale men were arrested for conspiring to sell drugs throughout Queens, prosecutors announced Thursday. Comments (4)

Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018

Queens’ busiest interchange will undergo construction this winter on five ramps. Comments (1)
RIDGEWOOD — A Ridgewood man died of his injuries after he was hit by a car while trying to cross the street last month, police announced on Thursday. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018

Jamaica

Student from York College in Jamaica named NYC’s 2019 Youth Poet Laureate

Camryn Bruno was named New York City’s 2019 Youth Poet Laureate in November. Comment
Police were investigating the death of a homeless man who was found in a van at an Ozone Park junkyard on Thursday afternoon. Comment

Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

Coastal and low-lying areas of Queens should be on alert with a major nor’easter packing heavy rain and high winds heading our way, the city’s Department of Emergency Management. Comment
Flushing

Rozic appointed to serve as chair of State Assembly State-Federal Relations

State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announced her new role Wednesday as chair of the State Assembly’s State-Federal Relations. Comments (2)
The holidays can be a difficult time of year for many people, but its going to be a little harder for anyone traveling between Queens and Manhattan on select lines as the MTA takes advantage of low ridership times to perform overhauls. Comments (1)

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