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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway man charged in hit-and-run claims he was the victim: Legal A.R.T.S.

Unedited surveillance footage of a hit-and-run incident that took place in Bayswater in August may help to clear a Far Rockaway man of one of the charges levied against him, according to Jack Burr, the manager at Legal A.R.T.S., a legal research, litigation design and technology firm. Comment
Jamaica

Human rights organization founded by Maryknoll Sister recognized with prestigious award

Along the shores of Lake Titicaca in the Andes Mountains of Peru, 13,000 feet above sea level, lives Maryknoll Sister Patricia Ryan from Jamaica. She has spent 47 years of her life working with indigenous communities and educating them on their rights. Comment
Glendale

House passes Meng’s bill to create designated zip code for Glendale

Glendale will soon have its own designated zip code after U.S. Rep. Grace Meng’s (D-Flushing) measure was passed in the House. Comments (1)
With a new move to Forest Hills, the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema has dropped the neighborhood name and rebranded itself as the FESTIVAL OF CINEMA NYC, according to a spokesman for the organization. Comments (3)

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

Long Island City

Long Island City tech nonprofit expands mission beyond Queens

For much of the decade, C4Q, the Long Island City-based nonprofit once known as Coalition for Queens, has provided the means for low-income New Yorkers to work their way out of poverty through computer programming training with the hopes of eventually entering into the city’s exploding tech sector. Comment
The Kiddie Academy of Flushing has achieved the highest educational standards, earning accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Comment
Crime

Lancman leads hearing to examine ‘cost of justice’ in criminal cases

The Committee on the Justice System, chaired by City Councilman Rory Lancman, held an oversight hearing Sept. 27 to examine the “cost of justice” in criminal cases. Comments (2)
PS 150 in Sunnyside will have a new auditorium. Comment

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Little Neck) is checking an agenda item off the list by announcing a change to the North Shore helicopter route that sees aircraft flying low over northeast Queens and has been a topic for activists for years. Comment
Elmhurst

Cruz collects endorsements from Gianaris, Simotas

After clearing a path for herself to serve the Assembly district covering Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, attorney Catalina Cruz continues accumulating support from city and state politicians in Queens. Comments (1)
Flushing

PS 24 celebrates opening of new expansion

City and state elected officials joined school leadership from District 25 to celebrate the opening of a new building at PS 24Q Andrew Jackson School last week. Comments (2)
Nearly 400 Long Island and Rockaways children returned to school this year with brand new backpacks and school supplies donated by PSEG Long Island employees. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

The city Economic Development Corporation and the Port Authority are working to decrease congestion on the streets by creating an advisory council which will implement a regional barge network to offer alternatives from transporting goods through the northeast. Comments (3)
Politicians from communities surrounding Jamaica Bay are looking to a cleaner future for the waterway as they gathered at Crossbay Kiteboarding Launch in Broad Channel last Friday to celebrate the passage of a package of environmental bills at City Hall. Comment
Flushing

Koo bill restricting Flushing street vendors passes City Council

City Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) legislation to restrict street vendors and sidewalk obstructions threatening pedestrians’ safe passage in bustling downtown Flushing passed the City Council last week. Comments (5)
Long Island City locale’s Rainforest Art Foundation held its opening reception last Friday with a focus on seasoned and accomplished artists over the age of 80 who are still producing work in relation to the foundation’s mission. Comments (1)
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