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Get in or get out of the way, one real estate developer is saying to Lowe’s Home Improvement, which has been slated to open at Douglaston Plaza for months. Comments (3)
Kayla Ho of Bayside loved learning about “how things work” even before she learned about engineering. Comments (1)
Mom-and-pop businesses along Union Street in Flushing will be provided financial assistance under a new program by the Asian American Federation to replace costly signs after fearing the anti-awning ticket blitz that has swept across the city. Comments (4)

Bayside business owner known as ‘first businesswoman of Queens’ dies at 90

Bayside businesswoman Mary Mindel died Jan. 13 in her Great Neck home. She was 90 years old. Comments (1)

Work at rumored homeless shelter site in Glendale may have disturbed asbestos: Residents

The city Department of Buildings (DOB) has confirmed that work on a defunct Glendale factory was not outside the bounds of the existing permit on the site, but Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) confirmation is still pending that no asbestos was disturbed during work on the building to convert it into an office building after a Tuesday morning inspection. Comments (2)
Jackson Heights

Radio icon Howard Stern has Jackson Heights roots

Born on Jan. 12, 1954 in Queens, Howard Stern is an award-winning “shock jock” radio personality, television show producer and best-selling author. Comments (1)

Cardozo swim coach pushes for community pool in northeast Queens

For 27 years, Richard Amira has coached Cardozo’s varsity swim team, which is undefeated in Queens and recognized for its excellence statewide. Comments (1)
On the first day of the 2019 legislative session in Albany, both chambers acted to bring sweeping reform to the state’s antiquated voting laws. Comments (1)
Middle Village

Ridgewood, Middle Village residents petition for Target to set up shop in Rentar Plaza

A Maspeth woman calling on Target to take over a space in a Middle Village shopping center left vacant by both Kmart and Toys “R” Us has gathered a grand total of 177 signatures on a petition. Comments (1)
The development company behind the TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport has donated 74,000 cubic feet of clean sand excavated from the building site to the National Park Service for the Spring Creek South Storm Resilience and Ecosystem Restoration Project. Comment
Flushing’s Queens College will host its fifth-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration Sunday with a headlining performance from the Dance Theatre of Harlem and recognition of its artistic director, who continues to provide opportunities to exceptional artists of color. Comment
ASTORIA — A medical examiner determined on Jan. 14 that an 88-year-old man who was fatally struck by a vehicle as he crossed an Astoria street last weekend had died from the injuries he sustained in the incident. Comments (1)
The field of candidates running for the office of Queens District Attorney has doubled since Richard Brown announced last week he would not seek re-election for an eighth term. Comments (2)
Rego Park

Rego Park Kohl’s is one of four store locations to close later this year: Report

Kohl’s announced that they will be shutting down four of its stores nationwide, including its location in Rego Park. Comment
Long Island City entrepreneurs now have a place to go for all of their start-up needs. Comment
Community Service

Queens organizations donate food to federal employees during government shutdown

With no end in sight to the partial government shutdown — now in its fourth week — the Flushing Jewish Community Council and Masbia of Queens are assisting federal employees and their families with boxes of donated food items and hot dinners. Comments (2)

Queens to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a beacon of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, will be celebrated throughout Queens from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21. Comment
A popular coffee and chicken shop with storefronts in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens has officially opened a second Kew Gardens location on Monday. Comments (1)
Two Fresh Meadows men have been arrested for allegedly shooting at a woman through her kitchen window in an early-morning attack, prosecutors announced Monday. Comments (7)

Astoria teen stars in TADA! Youth Theater’s production of ‘Odd Day Rain’

It’s a scary notion, but it could actually happen one day. All New York City families should start preparing for the worst before it’s too late, because in 2211, the world as we know it may no longer exist. Comment
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is making good on its promise to “make mail safer” within a Bayside-based precinct. Comment
Eastern Queens lawmakers gathered with Fresh Meadows residents on Sunday demanding that something finally be done to fix a pervasive water leak on 188th Street that’s damaged the pipes of nearby homes. Comment
Two teams from the Automotive Program at Thomas Edison CTE High School in Jamaica earned first and third place at the regional National Automotive Technology Competition in Queens last week advancing to the next round. Comment

Queens advocate hails Cuomo’s announcement that Child Victims Act will be part of his budget priorities

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Jan. 11 that the Child Victim Act will be included in the 2019 Executive Budget. Comments (1)
Detectives were still looking for the suspect who opened fire on two men inside a parked car in St. Albans Sunday night that left one of the victims dead. Comment
Terminals at both JFK and LaGuardia Airports are showing their gratitude for the federal workers who come to work despite not getting paid during the government shutdown. The terminals are providing free meals to those who are working their regular shifts. Comments (1)

Queens man indicted on more than 17,000 counts of possessing child porn: DA

A Jamaica man is facing up to seven years in prison after being indicted on more than 17,000 counts of allegedly downloading thousands of child porn pictures and videos, prosecutors announced. Comment
Long Island City

White Coffee in Long Island City releases new ‘Fourscore’ blend in honor of 80th Anniversary

Long Island City coffee roaster and importer White Coffee is celebrating its 80-year anniversary with the release of a new blend. Comment
Despite the rate of crime decreasing citywide, crime increased in the borough of Queens in 2018. Comments (2)
A Fresh Meadows man who allegedly stabbed his wife and daughter during a dispute has been charged with murder and other counts, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (6)
Cops were looking for a suspect who took an MTA bus from Jamaica on a joy ride through Queens and Brooklyn early Tuesday morning. Comment
At least 1,000 participants from around the U.S. and Canada are expected to participate in the fourth annual Queens Marathon, set to take place in April at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, according to Queens Distance Runners. Comment
Forever Cheese, the importers responsible for many of the speciality cheeses sold at Long Island City grocery stores, is giving a new look to its in-house brand. Comment
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting in Queens and across the country to fill temporary paid jobs as we inch closer to the 2020 Census. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows ►Video

Serial robber targeting women riding Q65 bus in Flushing and Fresh Meadows: NYPD

The violent bandit behind a recent robbery pattern in Fresh Meadows has been linked to a third caper in Flushing, according to authorities. Comments (1)
A mixed-use Woodside building on a corner lot has been sold for a huge price tag. Comments (1)
Two people suffered serious injuries during a fire that broke out in a Bayside building Tuesday afternoon. Comments (3)
Up to 150 College Point residents made the trip to City Hall Sunday to call attention to a homeless shelter that they claim is not suitable for their neighborhood, as many other communities across Queens have challenged. Comments (6)
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is not the only one turning to the new method of concrete repair that will be applied to the Canarsie Tunnel in April. Comments (1)
Flushing Town Hall will celebrate its Winter-Spring 2019 season with an opening party featuring La Cumbiamba eNeYé, an eclectic and explosive group influenced by various Colombian musical traditions. Comments (2)
It may or may not have been a last ditch effort for redemption at Middle Village’s Rentar Plaza, but the development company operating the site claims a proposal to add more truck unloading bays could possibly save the shopping center from becoming a ghost town. Comments (1)
Rego Park

Rego Park woman killed, three people injured in apartment building blaze: NYPD

Smoke inhalation claimed the life of a Rego Park woman after a fire broke out inside an apartment building late Saturday night, law enforcement sources reported. Comment
When you first walk into Momo Ashi Tea & Snack Bar in Bayside, you’ll immediately be greeted by a bright pink wall adorned with friendly cat and dog illustrations. On the left side of the decorative wall is a light-up sign that bears the words “Be Pawsitive.” Comments (2)

Brooklyn man who left Astoria woman to die in flaming car wreck sentenced up to 12 years in prison

The driver who crashed his car on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and left an Astoria woman in the passenger seat to perish in the flames was sent to jail for many years on Jan. 9. Comment

Queens reacts to DA Brown’s decision to not run for re-election

With news that long-time District Attorney Richard Brown will not be seeking re-election, many politicians had mixed emotions about his impending departure, but anticipate a much different criminal justice landscape in Queens. Comments (1)
Law enforcement agents extracted a former Flushing dental office manager and hauled her to court on charges that she allegedly stole thousands in insurance payments to the clinic. Comments (1)
Jakiw Palij, the ex-Nazi guard who lived in Jackson Heights until he was deported at President Trump’s order last year, died in Germany on Jan. 10, according to reports. Comments (4)
A Little Neck teen is using his Eagle Scout service project to give back to refugees this winter. Comment

Queens man among seven busted in citywide vehicle forgery scheme: DA

A Queens man was among seven who were busted for participating in a years-long vehicle forgery ring throughout the five boroughs and Long Island, prosecutors announced Jan. 9. Comments (2)

Police search for suspect wanted in connection with assault and robbery of driver in a Ridgewood

Detectives have identified one of two men wanted in connection with a road rage robbery in Ridgewood earlier this week. Comment



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