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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) named three Queens Council members to her new Policy Working Group last week. Comment

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Flushing nonprofit is hoping to start a soil remediation program this summer that would treat soil in a section of Kissena Corridor Park by planting rice and different types of grass. Comments (2)
Immigration

Boro reps want immigration vote

Immigration

Boro reps want immigration vote

Queens immigration advocates joined federal and state lawmakers in front of Flushing Town Hall last week to rally for comprehensive immigration reform. Comments (5)

Monday, April 7, 2014

The city Council’s Public Safety Committee is hoping the new NYPD inspector general can effectively walk the line between deterring crime and protecting civil liberties. Comment
New Voices

Group looks out for voting rights of Asians in Queens

Queens’ political nature has changed dramatically from a decade ago. A year after a round of redistricting has been completed, immigrant communities in the borough continue to flourish and old City Council districts have grown or shifted with new residents. Comments (4)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Police are reportedly investigating an incident involving a St. John’s University student who had her phone stolen and hacked at the end of a date with a Brooklyn man she met on a dating website. Comment
FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help finding a man they said stole an iPhone from a teen on the No. 7 train at the end of February. Comments (1)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man in connection with a string of eight bank robberies across the city over the last two months. Comment
The Civic Scene

Queens Civic Congress opposes development on parkland

The Queens Civic Congress is an umbrella organization of approximately 100 civic associations, co-ops and other groups. The aim of QCC is to protect the quality of life for Queens residents. When necessary, it works with other groups in other counties in New York City and state. Richard Hellenbrecht is the its president. Comment

Friday, April 4, 2014

If the Flying Wallendas attempted to stage a version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” it would probably look a lot like Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna.” Comment
Most teenage girls would rather dream of becoming Beyoncé than Maria Callas, but not Regina Fierro. Comment

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Real Estate

Katz starts Flushing task force

Real Estate

Katz starts Flushing task force

The first meeting of a task force on the Flushing Commons development left some business leaders with lingering questions. Comments (25)
The New York Mets opened their season to tempered optimism. Comments (1)
Education

Albany to foot pre-K bill

Education

Albany to foot pre-K bill

Parents have until the end of the month to enroll their children in the first phase of the city’s pre-kindergarten expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a Ridgewood school Wednesday. Comment
A 44-year-old Murray Hill father of two was stabbed to death a few blocks from his home Tuesday evening, police said. Comment
A national organization promoting the progress and development of African-American women will soon be heading to Queens to establish the group’s first chapter in the borough. Comments (3)
Mets fans, get used to this. Comment

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A 44-year-old Murray Hill father of two was stabbed to death a few blocks from his home Tuesday evening, police said. Comments (8)
Most people with any interest in basketball know about St. John’s University and the famous Redmen whose winning history goes back to the early 1900s. There’s even a little history lesson about the school and its basketball program on the university’s website. Comments (4)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Although Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets will be five years old this spring, it still has the feel of a new ballpark. Comment

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