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Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

John Liu claimed victory in Tuesday night’s midterm election defeating Republican Vickie Paladino, Conservative Simon Minching and state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), who refused to step down after losing the Democratic primary in September. Comments (23)
Politics

Cruz makes history, becomes first DREAMer in NY state Assembly

Politics

Cruz makes history, becomes first DREAMer in NY state Assembly

Democratic candidate Catalina Cruz has become the first DREAMer ever elected to the New York state Assembly after beating incumbent Ari Espinal and Reform Party candidate Bobby Kalotee in Tuesday’s Midterm elections. Comments (2)
State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) pulled out a victory over Republican challenger Tom Sullivan in the Nov. 6 midterm election and will serve a fifth term in Albany. Comment
Jamaica

St. John’s hosts annual Veterans Day ceremony

St. John’s University was scheduled to hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony in Jamaica Thursday for vets dating as far back as the Korean War to honor those who have risked their lives to protect our country, as well as educate its students on the importance of the day. Comment
Corona

Queens Museum names new president, executive director

Officials at the Queens Museum are reaching across the pond to fill the institution’s leadership void. Comments (1)
Douglaston

Relive the past with Douglaston Community Theatre’s production of ‘The Babylon Line’

While Levittown was once praised as a suburban utopia and model of the American can-do spirit by some, others saw it as an example of stifling cookie-cutter suburbia. Comments (1)
St. Francis Prep boys’ soccer beat Fordham Prep in a classic at St. John’s University, avenging a regular season loss to the Rams with a 2-1 victory to capture a spot in this year’s CHSAA AA Class Championship game. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

Sunnyside

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)
Police have released two images of a suspect wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred over the weekend during a baby shower in Jamaica. Comments (4)
Sunnyside

Sunnyside on Broadway

Sunnyside

Sunnyside on Broadway

Sunnyside resident Jeremy Kareken is part of the trio that adapted the novel “The Lifespan of a Fact” for the stage which is now on Broadway. Comment
Parks

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
Police were still on the lookout for a burglary suspect that was allegedly responsible for the theft of $1,950 in items from a St. Albans resident, according to the NYPD. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Bayside

Liu bests Paladino, unseats Avella

Bayside

Liu bests Paladino, unseats Avella

John Liu, former city comptroller, bested state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and challengers Vickie Paladino and Simon Minching in Tuesday’s midterm elections to secure the District 11 state Senate seat. Comments (25)
Politics

Cruz makes history with election victory

Politics

Cruz makes history with election victory

Democratic candidate Catalina Cruz is now the first “Dreamer” ever elected to the New York State Assembly after beating incumbent Ari Espinal and Reform Party candidate Bobby Kalotee in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Comments (1)
Howard Beach

Addabbo secures victory over Sullivan

Howard Beach

Addabbo secures victory over Sullivan

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) pulled out a victory over Republican challenger Tom Sullivan in the Nov. 6 midterm election and will serve a fifth term in Albany. Comment
We’ve got you covered with live updates throughout the day regarding the 2018 midterm elections. Here’s the latest. Comment
Politics

Races to watch in Queens this Election Day

Politics

Races to watch in Queens this Election Day

Everybody’s been talking about it for weeks, and the big day is finally in sight. Election Day is here and it’s your chance to vote for your representatives in Albany and Washington. Comments (1)
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
Astoria

Astoria man arrested after fatal Manhattan collision

An Astoria man was arrested following a vehicle collision that took a man’s life in Manhattan last week. Comment
Cops have identified the 26-year-old man who was fatally shot multiple times on a residential Flushing street Sunday morning. Comments (7)
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

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

A Flushing woman was indicted last week following an unprovoked knife attack of three newborns and two adults at a Flushing day care center in the early morning hours of Sept. 21, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (3)
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)
Bad weather and a number of school bus crashes across Queens marred the Monday morning commute. Comment
The de Blasio administration is defending itself from an onslaught of criticism from homeless advocates and the City Council that it is not doing enough to solve the chronic homeless crisis. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway man pleads guilty to bilking more than $650K from estates of deceased Queens sisters: DA

A Far Rockaway man admitted to bilking more than $650,000 from the estates of two Queens sisters who died in 2013 and 2014, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment
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)

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