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Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

One of the hottest trends in beauty, sported by celebrities and coveted by the beau monde, is the unparalleled quality of virgin Remy Indian hair extensions, and at Indiqué Hair in Little Neck customers can see first-hand what makes these locks so luxurious. Comment
Two hyacinth macaws add a splash of color to the aviary at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo. Although the famed aviary will remain open all winter, these macaws and the other tropical birds will be taken off the exhibit when the weather gets cold. Comments (1)

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

A political consultant who helped put major political figures into office is urging York College’s students to make their own mark in the future of the nation’s politics. Comment
Flushing

Boro man hits cop with car, breaks his legs: DA

FLUSHING — A 26-year-old Flushing resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison Nov. 9 for hitting an on-duty police officer with his car and breaking both of the officer’s legs, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011

Finding a job and landing one, whether it be white-, blue- or pink-collar, was the topic of discussion Friday at the 24th annual World of Working Women Conference in Flushing. Comment
Astoria

Theatrical threads call Queens home

Astoria

Theatrical threads call Queens home

What do you do with 75,000 fabulous costumes when you have limited closet space at your expensive Manhattan address? Comment
Long Island City

New hotels in Queens sign of tourism boom: Mayor

Long Island City

New hotels in Queens sign of tourism boom: Mayor

Surrounded by a spectacular rooftop view of Manhattan, Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted the increase in hotels in Long Island City and elsewhere in the five boroughs during a visit to Z NYC at 11th Street and 43rd Avenue, saying the tourism industry has earned the city $31 billion. Comment
While the police continue to search for the suspects involved in the string of sexual attacks in southeast Queens, women in the area are learning how to fight back. Comment
FLUSHING — Three Flushing men were reported missing last week, but were all later found in good physical condition, police reported. Comment
RICHMOND HILL — Police were seeking help in finding a 69-year-old Richmond Hill man who went missing from New York Hospital Queens last Thursday. Comment
Floral Park

Kangaroo, alligator and lemur visit Queens Farm

Floral Park

Kangaroo, alligator and lemur visit Queens Farm

Mother and daughter Heather and Jessica Iannucci from Two by Two Zoo visited the Queens Farm Museum in Floral Park last Saturday to explain about the dangers of people purchasing wild animals for their homes. The zoo showcased several animals, which were taken in by Two by Two after their owners could not keep them anymore or were found in New York, like an alligator that was discovered in the Hudson River. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) said last week he was leading a bipartisan effort in Congress to stabilize the housing market in Queens and other high-cost areas by raising the limit on mortgages the government is allowed to guarantee. Comment
For borough residents who want heating assistance from the city during the winter, the application can sometimes seem more like a test. Comment
For 35 years now, the Alley Pond Environmental Center has been teaching the principles of environmental stewardship to generations of nature lovers and is currently working to ensure it exists as a resource for generations to come. Comment
Alfredo Molinari is second-generation — as in the second generation of residents to fight for a stop sign on a Whitestone block teeming with children. Comment
A Brooklyn legislator has asked for public hearings on the Long Island Rail Road, which he said had received “an astounding amount of negative attention” due to “delays, worsening crime, and fraud charges involving LIRR retirees.” Comment
CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — Police were searching for a 77-year-old Cambria Heights man who disappeared from his home Nov. 9. Comment
Paintings, prints and jewelry were on display during the annual arts and crafts exhibition at the Stathakion Center on 29th Street in Astoria Saturday of last week. The show was sponsored by the Culture Committee of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York. Comment

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

The 109th Precinct’s November Cop of the Month has not only distinguished himself in northeast Queens, but has made more arrests than any other officer in his position throughout the entire city. Comment
City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and representatives of the NYPD as well as the city Department of Education visited Elmhurst’s Pan American High School last week to teach parents how to prevent their children from falling in with gangs. Comment
Bayside

Bayside man takes on Citi

Bayside

Bayside man takes on Citi

Baysider David Yale empathizes with the millions of people across the country searching for jobs, but if he had his way, there is one person he would like to send to the unemployment line. Comment
The foundation set up by a Bellerose girl who starred as Young Nala in “The Lion King” on Broadway raised $10,000 during a Manhattan fund-raiser last week. Comment
Far Rockaway

Rockaway Beach resident dead from gunshot: Cops

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police said Sean Mack, a Rockaway Beach resident, was found in Far Rockaway early Sunday morning with a gunshot wound to his lower torso and was later pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Comment
WOODSIDE — Police said a 28-year-old man driving a motorcycle eastbound on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway was killed when he crashed into the rear of a truck in the early morning hours of Sunday. Comment
Flushing

Victim stabbed 8 times with kitchen knife: DA

FLUSHING — A 50-year-old Flushing man was arraigned Nov. 1 on charges of attempted murder, two counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon after he allegedly stabbed another man multiple times, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
A blood drive for New York Hospital Queens was held at the Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance Saturday. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Bayside

Rape trial begins for Bayside pastor

Bayside

Rape trial begins for Bayside pastor

A Queens Supreme Court jury heard opening arguments Tuesday in the trial of the Rev. Phillip Joubert, the pastor of Bayside’s Community Baptist Church, who is accused of sexually abusing and raping his then-13-year-old daughter in 2009. Comments (2)
City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) was caught on video in Auburndale last month giving an expletive-laced tongue lashing to a car shop, but instead of letting the incident fade quietly into the past, he has worn it as a badge of honor at subsequent public appearances. Comments (1)
Residents of a Flushing housing complex want students from two nearby high schools to stop engaging in X-rated extracurricular activities in their backyards. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Jax Heights man drew swastikas on library: DA

Jackson Heights

Jax Heights man drew swastikas on library: DA

A 40-year-old Jackson Heights man was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Saturday on charges of spray painting graffiti on a library and religious buildings in Jackson Heights, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
The Queens County judicial system does not protect battered women, an irate lawyer for Barbara Sheehan said last Thursday, after the Howard Beach mother was sentenced to five years in prison on a gun charge after being acquitted of murdering her husband. Comment
Woodhaven

Queens man stabbed landlord to death: DA

Woodhaven

Queens man stabbed landlord to death: DA

A Woodhaven tenant, who was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in 1994, has been arrested and charged with killing his landlord, a prominent Pakistani immigration law consultant, according to the Queens district attorney’s office and the victim’s family. Comment
After years of clamoring for parkland at the St. Saviour’s site in Maspeth, community leaders had their hopes dashed when the city said it is all but abandoning its pursuit of the land last week. Comments (1)
An Astoria apartment building has agreed to pay $341,000 and institute fair housing measures as the result of a lawsuit by the nonprofit Fair Housing Justice Center alleging the building’s management discriminated against potential black tenants. Comment
Representatives of the City Parks Foundation and other nonprofits planted trees on and near the corner of 27th Street and 20th Avenue in Astoria Monday as part of an initiative to bring 850 new trees to western Queens in the next three years. Comment
The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said it will not look into a nearly $60,000 home equity loan received in 2010 by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) after the Office of Congressional Ethics determined there was no reason to believe the congressman violated House rules. Comment
Commuters who frequent downtown Jamaica now have a new, safe transportation option. Comment
Forest Hills

Protester crashes Turner inauguration

Forest Hills

Protester crashes Turner inauguration

Despite a disruption from a small protest, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Kew Gardens) was inaugurated Sunday at Metropolitan High School in Forest Hills before an enthusiastic crowd. The first Republican congressman to represent the district since 1923 received support from Republicans and Democrats at the ceremony. Comment
Elmhurst

Dromm fights for vet centers

Elmhurst

Dromm fights for vet centers

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) visited Elmhurst Memorial Hall last week to oppose various city fees levied on veterans organizations. Comment
The new Aqueduct racino made more than $1 million a day in the first nine days of operation, according to the company’s latest financial report. Comment
St. Albans

DEP responds to flooding

St. Albans

DEP responds to flooding

Southeast Queens residents vented their frustration last Thursday with the city over the chronic flooding problems that have bedeviled the area over the years and pushed the city Department of Environmental Protection to get a move on with a solution. Comment
Nearly 48 hours after he sealed his future in City Hall, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) ended the 15-year-old misdemeanor case against him at Manhattan Criminal Court last Thursday by admitting to his past wrong doings, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment
The U.S. Social Security Administration will be moving its offices from Steinway Street in Astoria and Crescent Street in Long Island City to a brand new building on 37th Avenue mere blocks from the N and Q lines. Comment
Community Board 7 voted Monday night in favor of a one-way street conversion in Whitestone that would alleviate traffic congestion around an elementary school but also curb in appropriate behavior on the part of parents. Comments (1)
In the wake of the Penn State sexual abuse cover-up scandal, state Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) is renewing his call for passage of a bill that would require New York colleges and universities to report on-campus violent crimes immediately to the authorities. Comment
Woodhaven

Suitcase killer sentenced: DA

Woodhaven

Suitcase killer sentenced: DA

The former Woodhaven man who admitted to killing his wife, dismembering her body and dumping some of her body parts in a suitcase in Forest Park was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
A jury could not come to an agreement Monday about the fate of a Jamaica livery cab driver who assaulted a woman over a Manhattan parking spot, but prosecutors said they will try to make their case again. Comment
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) visited North Shore-LIJ’s Rosen Family Wellness Center on Veterans Day to give the family of a Vietnam soldier killed on the battlefield 45 years ago military honors he was due but never received until now. Comment
Student and faculty veterans at Queensborough Community College were honored last week with the dedication of the college’s Remembrance Grove and the promise that their service to the country would not be forgotten. Comment
More than 30 men and women staged a protest in Rego Park Saturday against a September City Council law that no longer requires an animal shelter to be built in Queens. Protesters also slammed the nonprofit Animal Care & Control’s policies on euthanizing animals. Comments (1)
Edgemere

Cab driver found in taxi shot to death: Police

EDGEMERE — Fernando Mateo, of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, is offering a $1,000 reward for the murder of a livery cab driver in Edgemere which he believes was an illegal street hail that went bad. Comment
Richmond Hill

Driver dies in Rich Hill after car slams into tree

RICHMOND HILL — A motorist was killed early Sunday morning after crashing into a tree at a high rate of speed at the corner of Van Wyck Expressway State Road West and 91st Avenue, police said. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Pat Dolan, a longtime Queens activist who was president of the Queens Civic Congress, head of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy and involved in numerous other civic activities, died Tuesday night after she was struck by a car on her way to a transportation meeting, police said. She was 72. Comments (3)
Douglaston

Fairway opens its doors in Douglaston

Douglaston

Fairway opens its doors in Douglaston

The Douglaston Plaza shopping center and the surrounding streets were packed Wednesday morning as shoppers from all over the city flocked to be one of the first to walk through the borough’s newest mega market. Comments (3)
Police from the 109th Precinct said residents know who shot and killed 21-year-old Alex Botero in Flushing’s Bland Houses Halloween evening, but cops cannot make an arrest until someone comes forward with a name. Comments (1)
Belle Harbor

Queens remembers crash of Flight 587

Belle Harbor

Queens remembers crash of Flight 587

Holding roses and photos of their loved ones, family members of those who died in the 2001 American Airlines Flight 587 crash in Belle Harbor paid tribute in a memorial ceremony Saturday. Comment
College Point

Senior robs College Pt. bank: Cops

College Point

Senior robs College Pt. bank: Cops

A gun-slinging senior knocked off a College Point bank Saturday, terrifying residents and making off with $1,000, police said. Comments (1)
City Comptroller John Liu said he has beefed up the office’s audit and contract review functions since his election two years ago during a meeting of Community Board 6 last week. Comment
Federal investigators are looking into City Comptroller John Liu’s current campaign war chest following a series of published reports that questioned the legality of some of his donations. Comment
ASTORIA — The automatic glass door of a Rite Aid, at 33-01 30th Ave. in Astoria, was broken, a piece of the storefront had been knocked off and car parts lay about the corner after a car slammed into it Monday morning. Comment
Transit

Schumer protects funding for East Side Access, 2nd Ave. subway

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he had stopped a Republican proposal in Congress that would have stopped work on the East Side Access project and the Second Avenue subway. Comment
Crime

Subway crimes increased 24% in ‘10: NYPD

Crime in the subways has been declining for years, but increased 24 percent last year with half of crimes involving snatch-and-grab thefts from straphangers onboard trains. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

A month to the day after he allegedly killed the owner of a popular Maspeth bar in a hit-and-run accident, which sparked a massive neighborhood campaign to bring him to justice, Peter Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday morning in Connecticut, police said. Comments (7)

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

The family of Gibbons Home’ owner George Gibbons, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash last month, and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley Sunday led a massive effort to paper western Queens with fliers featuring a photo of the suspected driver. Comments (2)

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