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Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018


Six Flushing martial artists qualify for 2019 AAU Taekwondo National team

Six local students from the Ultimate Champions Taekwondo martial arts school in Flushing will compete in Germany next year after qualifying for the 2019 AAU Taekwondo National team last weekend. Comment

Vanel secures landslide victory over Bryan

State Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-Queens Village) rode the Democratic blue wave to victory as he beat out his challenger, community leader Oster Bryan, for his re-election bid to continue representing southeast Queens. Comments (2)
East Elmhurst

Monserrate marks political comeback with district leader victory

Former City Councilman and state Sen. Hiram Monserrate won an election to become Democratic district leader last Thursday in East Elmhurst. Comments (4)
Jackson Heights

Election season sees incumbents fall as Queens County Democratic Party’s power begins to wane

Voters across the borough followed suit on a trend that indicates the waning influence of the Queens County Democratic Party under the leadership of outgoing U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) by voting against state Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights). Comments (1)

Van Bramer launches participatory budgeting; Constantinides to host town hall with Johnson

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) was scheduled to kick off the fifth year of Participatory Budgeting Thursday with the first of six neighborhood assemblies to be held in his district through Oct. 11. Comment

Continue investing in public transportation

National Car Free Day on Sept. 22 should be celebrated everyday. Comments (1)

Actress Hillary Brooke was raised in Astoria

Born Beatrice Sofia Mathilda Peterson on Sept. 8, 1914, and raised in Astoria, actress Hillary Brooke appeared in more than 50 films and television shows from the 1930s to the 1950s. Comment
A sudden downpour Tuesday afternoon flooded roads and subway stations as the remnants of Hurricane Florence swept through New York City. Comments (1)

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Three infants and two adults are in critical but stable condition after a gruesome stabbing rampage at a Queens daycare center early Friday morning, police said. Comments (20)
A suspected love triangle took a turn for the worst Friday morning, as two people were found dead in an East Elmhurst apartment in an incident that also put an off-duty Yonkers police officer in the hospital after a dispute broke out at 19-54 77th St., according to the NYPD. Comment

Ramos celebrates primary victory over Peralta

Auribal Ramos stood in front of a panel of TVs last Thursday night, watching numbers from the polls roll in for his daughter, Jessica Ramos, at a crowded Jackson Heights watering hole as she was pulling ahead over “entrenched” state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst). Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Cruz celebrates primary win against Espinal

“Dreamer” Catalina Cruz celebrated her victory at a Jackson Heights club after unseating state Assemblywoman Ari Espinal (D-Jackson Heights) and fending off fellow challenger Yonel Letellier Sosa in last week’s Democratic primary. Comments (2)

Queens well represented at annual Vendy Awards

Queens will be well represented at the 14th annual Vendy Awards on Governors Island Saturday. Comment

Police search for missing elderly Elmhurst woman

The NYPD was searching for an Elmhurst woman who was reported missing on Wednesday. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway fire house, police station approved for landmark status

A fire house and a police station both built in Far Rockaway in the early 20th century have officially been approved for landmark status following a unanimous 47-0 vote last week, according to City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton). Comment
High Heat

Mets right to allow Wright his final goodbye

David Wright announced last week in an emotional news conference that he plans to retire after taking the field one last time against the Miami Marlins Sept. 29. Comment

A new dawn

Last week’s Democratic primary proved that we are truly in a new age of politics in Queens. Comments (1)
New Voices

Administration’s approach to trafficking remains lacking

A chilling news story from the border has made national headlines. Comments (4)

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

Politics ►Video

Down goes Avella: Liu secures primary victory

“True blue Liu” was what a crowd of supporters of former City Comptroller John Liu chanted as he became the Democratic nominee to represent northeast Queens in the state Senate last week after besting state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in their second primary bout. Comments (11)
Kew Gardens

NYPD cops busted for alleged prostitution ring, gambling enterprise: DA

A retired NYPD vice detective and seven active NYPD officers were indicted last week for allegedly operating a prostitution ring and gambling enterprise involving nearly three dozen civilians, according Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Comments (3)

Barnwell slides to victory over Sklarz

State Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Maspeth) solidified his position in Albany after defeating Melissa Sklarz in last week’s Democratic primary. Comment
Jackson Heights

Dromm honors hero cop who saved toddler’s life

A rookie cop at the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights became a local hero this summer when his quick action saved the life of a toddler. Comment
This fall, York College’s Performing Arts Center will tackle the topic of immigration when they present Jamaican writer Aston Cooke’s play “Single Entry.” Comments (1)
Fordham Prep and St. Francis Prep’s soccer teams took to the pitch to battle for New York Catholic League’s top spot Monday afternoon and although it is early in the season, the intensity of play did not disappoint the fans, who endured poor weather to witness a 2-2 draw at Fordham University in the Bronx. Comment

Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery ends summer in style

Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery is celebrating the end of summer with music, art and literature. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

Your backyard: Where the wild things are

A new movie at the Museum of Natural History shows you what is going on in your own backyard Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Long Island City

5 Boro Pizza Challenge returns for third year

Participants in the third annual 5 Boro Pizza Challenge will compete against each other as they race across the five boroughs using mass transit to help raise money for an advocacy group by eating pizza. Comments (2)

Electeds celebrate new traffic signal installed near PS 343 in Sunnyside

A new traffic signal at 47th Avenue and 42nd Street in Sunnyside had been in the works for over three years, ever since a new school, PS 343, was built near the northeast corner of the intersection. Comment

Center for the Women of New York’s annual walk-a-thon set for Sept. 22

The Center for the Women of New York will be hosting its 10th annual walk-a-thon Sept. 22 near Fort Totten to raise funds in an effort to continue empowering women to rise above difficult situations. Comments (1)


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