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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Elected officials call for extension of speed camera legislation

City and state officials condemned the inability of lawmakers to renew speed camera legislation at schools, citing the success of Vision Zero measures in reducing the casualty rates in a joint statement from the mayor’s office. Comment
Elmhurst

Cruz, Ramos fight against Elmhurst construction site

As the City Planning Commission recommended the approval of a ULERP application on Monday for a partial affordable housing structure in Elmhurst to rise higher than the zoning allows, activists and political hopefuls are planning their next move to oppose the building they see as a gentrifying force in their community. Comments (2)
Transit

New MTA app would provide timely updates for travelers

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has launched a test version of a systemwide ‘MYmta’ app and website designed by customers to deliver real-time arrival information, trip planning and more for subways, buses, Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road. Comments (1)
Flushing

Flushing Town Hall to feature story of Frida Kahlo

On Saturday, July 14, Flushing Town Hall will present two performances of “The Colors of Frida/Los Colores de Frida” by Teatro SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.,) a bilingual, one-woman show about the great Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The performance will combine storytelling, music, visual arts, puppets, and audience participation to convey the story of the famous artist. Comment
Flushing

Ozone Park man pleads guilty to aiding ISIS

An Ozone Park man pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn federal court last month to helping the overseas terrorist organization ISIS, according to the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Comments (3)
Middle Village

‘Man of La Mancha’ impresses at Maggie’s Little Theatre

Dreaming the impossible dream came true when a perfect show became a Broadway-quality reality for Maggie’s Little Theatre. Comment
Tennis

New York Empire to hold benefit for Puerto Rico hurricane relief

In an effort to raise money for Puerto Rico following last September’s devastating Hurricane Maria, Gigi Fernández — named the Puerto Rican Athlete of the Century in 2010 — and the New York Empire tennis team will host Play for Puerto Rico next week. Comments (2)
Rhymes with Crazy

How to win at soccer without really trying

Here’s a hint: Let the kids play by themselves! Comments (1)

DOT bike-sharing program set to hit Rockaways

A bike-sharing pilot program will kick off on a rolling basis later this July in the Rockaways, central Bronx, North Shore and Coney Island and each community will receive at least 200 bikes, some of which will include pedal-assist models, according to the city’s Department of Transportation. Comments (1)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Politics

James scores Queens endorsements in run for state attorney general

City Public Advocate Letitia James was endorsed by 19 Democratic clubs based in Queens from both the progressive and mainstream sides of the political spectrum in her run for state attorney general in the Sept. 13 primary. Comments (5)
Little Neck

PS 221 named borough’s best recycling elementary school

An elementary school in Little Neck has a big heart for recycling. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Late Steely Dan musician to have Forest Hills street sign named in his honor

Walter Carl Becker, co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, will be honored with a street sign ceremony unveiling in Forest Hills Oct. 28. The “Walter Becker Way” street sign will be installed at the corner of his childhood home at 112th Street and 72nd Drive, according to Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills). Comment
Briarwood

Daughter fulfills late mother’s dream with Haiku children’s book

A new book by a late Queens teacher gives a career’s worth of poetry life with Haikus accompanied by vibrant illustrations. Comment

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights teen earns prestigious award

The sky’s the limit for a smart, socially conscious Jackson Heights teen celebrating two really big wins. Comment
Richmond Hill

Founder of Richmond Hill substance abuse nonprofit retires

Kathleen Riddle, the founder and chief executive officer of the non-profit and substance abuse treatment center Outreach in Richmond Hill, officially stepped down Saturday after coming up with the idea for the organization 39 years ago. Comment
Far Rockaway

Alleged van thieves face multiple charges: DA

Chukuweike Emeni, also known as Emzie Snipes, was accused of being the ringleader of two separate criminal enterprises last month that involved stealing commercial vans, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Bayside

Pesso’s offers frozen treats with unique flavors in Bayside

Gelato, a treat that was invented by Italians, has become a trendy dessert in the United States. Comment

Monday, July 9, 2018

Jackson Heights

Ramos challenges Peralta’s record on rent reform

Tenants of the Westleigh building in Jackson heights have been moving out of their community in large numbers, according to residents who stood beside Democratic dtate Senate candidate Jessica Ramos at a Monday news conference. Comments (3)
Education

Flushing, Maspeth schools crowned clean-up champions

PS 32 State Street School of Flushing has won a citywide clean-up contest in the elementary school division and Maspeth High School clocked in as a runner-up in the high school division. Comments (2)
Flushing

Wealthy Queens woman pleads guilty to welfare fraud: DA

A wealthy Queens woman pleaded guilty last week to charges of stealing more than $167,000 in welfare benefits by concealing her annual household income that was close to $225,000, the Queens district attorney and the state inspector general said. Comments (9)
Broadway-Flushing

Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association welcomes new president

The Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association welcomed a new president in Kevin Morris, who will be a familiar face after the many years he has served in the neighborhood organization. Comments (3)
Letters

Give public transportation a try

July 2018 marks the 54th anniversary of federal government support for public transportation. Comments (4)

Classifieds

Do you know an immigrant in Queens who has made an impact on the community? Nominate a person who has made a difference for the 2018 Queens Ambassador Awards.
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