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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is making good on its promise to “make mail safer” within a Bayside-based precinct. Comment
Federal workers across Queens and New York City are feeling the real effects of the longest federal government shutdown in history as it entered its 27th day on Thursday — and Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that the pain could spread to all New Yorkers if it continues for a few more weeks. Comments (3)
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)
Commuters may finally have some relief when it comes to traffic congestion on the Clearview Expressway. 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

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

Despite the rate of crime decreasing citywide, crime increased in the borough of Queens in 2018. Comments (2)
Real Estate

Queens has highest number of first-time foreclosures yet again: Report

While the city is experiencing a decline in first-time foreclosures, a recent report found that Queens continues to be the borough with the highest number of foreclosures and pre-foreclosures. Comments (1)
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)
Far Rockaway

Former Far Rockaway banker gets six months from stealing estate funds from deceased sisters

A Far Rockaway man has been sentenced to six months in jail for swiping in excess of $650,000 from the estates of a pair of Queens sisters who died in 2013 and 2014, according to Queens DA Richard Brown. Comment
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)

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

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)
Long Island City

Community Board 2 seeks more answers from city, state regarding Amazon HQ2 plan

Community Board 2 will send a letter to elected officials citing concerns about Amazon’s impending arrival to Long Island City. Comments (1)
A new mixed-used development with more than 200 new apartment units might be coming soon to Flushing. Comments (3)

Queens native brings work to Astoria’s Q.E.D.

What will change society faster than politics? Comments (2)
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)
Astoria ►Video

Knife-wielding robbers flee empty-handed after Astoria diner employee thwarts attempt to steal scooter

Cops were looking to question a man who may know something about an attempted robbery that left a diner employee injured in Astoria last month. 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)

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

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)

Constantinides touts new bill to study elimination of gas-powered electric plants following ‘Astoria Borealis’

Councilman Costa Constantinides stood alongside other northwestern Queens leaders in front of Con Edison on Jan. 8 to announce a new bill that calls for a study on how the city can close its 21 gas-fire power plants. Comments (2)
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
South Jamaica hip-hop artist and author Roberto Torres — also known as Sabor Latino — is the spreading the importance of a college education in his new fourth book entitled, “My Alma Mater Lehman College,” debuting in February. Comments (1)
Attorney General Letitia James announced the conviction of Robert H. Corrado, 57, and Interline Employee Assistance Program, Inc. for engaging in a systematic kickback scheme and violating patients’ rights involving “three-quarter houses” in Queens and Brooklyn providing housing for homeless residents. Comments (1)



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