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Monday, Oct. 15, 2018


Queens constituents, elected officials offer suggestions on how to improve tax system

York College was the site of a tax reform public hearing last week, where elected officials and residents of all different types of property were able to address concerns about the current tax system and make suggestions. Comment

York College partners with Microdrones to give students tech internships

Jamaica is continuing to makes strides toward becoming a major hub. Comment
Long Island City

LaGuardia Community College students get their First Big Break

Rony Estevez is the first member of his family to enroll in college and has seen his life change after getting his big break. Comment

Flushing Meadows Corona Park set to host Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

The St. Albans Epsilon Pi Omega co-ed Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., which formed at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1908, will have its sixth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 21 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment

Grant money can bring ferry to northeast Queens

There is money available to support a ferry to northeast Queens (“Public feedback could bring ferry to NE Qns,” Bill Parry -- Sept. 28). All Mayor Bill de Blasio has to do is ask NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to submit grant applications to both the Federal Transit Administration Passenger Ferry Program and New York state Department of Transportation. Comment
New Voices

After shuffle in Albany, can the DREAM Act pass?

The resounding primary defeats of former Independent Democratic Conference members is certain to cause a shuffle of legislative priorities in Albany. Comments (1)

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018


Meng joins postal workers to protest Trump’s proposal to privatize USPS

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and postal workers from across Queens joined forces Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump’s proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service. Comments (4)
Long Island City

LaGuardia Community College to play key role in city’s new cyber security initiative

LaGuardia Community College is joining forces with the city to create jobs to fight cyber threats. Comment

Stavisky, Braunstein testify in support of SHSAT

State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) are standing firm in their opposition against the mayor’s proposal to phase out the admissions test into specialized high schools. Comments (1)

College Point singer records first solo album

After 37 years of performing with The Tapes, College Point native Bill Popp is set to release his first solo album, titled “Bill Popp Solo.” Comment

Queens organization raises funds for breast cancer patients

A local organization in Rosedale is making strides against breast cancer. Comment
Middle Village

State Court of Appeals steps in on dispute between Christ the King, Brooklyn-Queens Diocese

The state Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled that the Brooklyn-Queens Diocese will have to pay more than $10,000 in legal fees to Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village after a years-long suit against the charter school for renting out space on the campus. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans last week for a $13 billion project that will transform JFK International Airport into a 21st century venue increasing capacity by at least 15 million passengers annually, he also vowed extensive community opportunities would be created, including an office to assist with contracting and job placement that will open in Jamaica this fall. Comments (3)

Southeast Queens businesses want GrubHub support

Earlier this year, eight business owners within and near downtown Jamaica had the opportunity attend a two-day technology boot camp sponsored by Goldman Sachs and Con Edison. Comments (4)

Johnson, Constantinides discuss senior housing at Astoria town hall

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson was in Astoria for a town hall with City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), where they discussed funding for senior housing through the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, issues in the Acropolis housing complex as well as improvements that could be made to NYC Ferry service to northwestern Queens. Comment

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018


Northern Boulevard to get major Vision Zero improvements

The city Department of Transportation announced Wednesday morning it would begin the first phase of sweeping changes to Northern Boulevard, also known as the “new boulevard of death” after redesigns were made to Queens Boulevard. Comment

Anti-immigration flyer in Sunnyside work of white supremacists: Van Bramer

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) rallied alongside Make the Road NY and other community members Tuesday against a flyer allegedly posted by a white supremacist on the streets of Sunnyside. Comments (10)

Jackson Heights community remembers Ms. Colombia

The Jackson Heights community laughed and cried at a vigil as they remembered the colorful linchpin named Ms. Colombia or La Paisa, but known officially as Osvaldo Gomez. Comments (2)
Ozone Park

Ozone Park residents rally against shelter after mother of two allegedly attacked by homeless man

A rally was held last weekend in Ozone Park just days after a woman was allegedly assaulted and robbed by a homeless man from a shelter a few towns over in Brooklyn, according to the Ozone Park Residents Block Association President Sam Esposito. Comments (1)
Rosedale ►Video

Vivica A. Fox offers advice to youth trying to make it in Tinseltown

Dozens of diehard fans came out to celebrate with Vivica A. Fox at an exclusive pre-party bash last weekend in Rosedale for a book signing of the actress’ memoir, “Every Day I’m Hustling,” at the fusion restaurant Pa-Nash Eurosoul. Comments (2)

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

An Elmhurst man was indicted Wednesday for allegedly strangling his girlfriend to the point where she passed out while on a cruise ship in international waters in a Sept. 8 incident, according to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office. Comments (1)

Police search for man wanted in connection with Flushing burglaries

Police were searching for an unidentified man who is wanted for questioning in connection with three burglaries in Flushing. Comments (2)
Fresh Meadows

Far Rockaway man pleads guilty to 2017 bank heists

Leroy Scott, the lookout in a string of bank robberies that occurred in Queens and Nassau counties during the summer and fall of 2017, was the last holdout in a Far Rockaway heist crew to plead guilty to armed bank robbery and weapons possession charges, according to a spokesman from the U.S. Attorney’s of the Eastern District. Comment

Former Supreme Court Justice Gregory Lasak announces bid for Queens DA

The man known as “Mr. Murder” wants to be the next district attorney of Queens. Comments (1)
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