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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

A Rego Park woman will be walking pain-free and enjoying other activities in the new year, thanks to a free knee replacement performed by North Shore-LIJ doctors through Operation Walk USA, a project that gives free knee and hip replacement surgeries for local residents who are uninsured and under-insured. Comments (1)
Right before U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) became a private citizen, the boroughwide newspaper he started in 1970 was sold. Comments (1)
Richmond Hill

Ozone Park man sentenced for youth’s murder

Richmond Hill

Ozone Park man sentenced for youth’s murder

An Ozone Park man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a 19-year-old youth who was standing outside a Richmond Hill bar in 2010, the Queens district attorney said Tuesday. Comments (1)
Councilman Leroy Comrie held an event at Thomasina’s in St. Albans to honor members of the community who dedicate their time to helping the community. Comment
South Ozone Park

Dallis Bros. serves up perfect cup of joe

South Ozone Park

Dallis Bros. serves up perfect cup of joe

At Dallis Bros. Coffee, a 100-year-old coffee roaster in Ozone Park, the goal is to treat coffee the same as other artisanal beverages: with a meticulous eye to every flavorful and aromatic detail. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

At MoMA PS1, one of Long Island City’s several artistic meccas, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) announced Tuesday that he and 245 organizations were calling upon the city to increase funding to arts and cultural institutions. Comment
Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks gets new library

Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks gets new library

Judging by its cover, the new Glen Oaks branch of the Queens Library should wow book lovers and other residents throughout northeast Queens upon its anticipated opening this spring, those familiar with the project said. Comment
The Little Neck-Douglaston Lions Club recently held their annual dinner dance at Leonard’s of Great Neck. Comment

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

Some civic members are concerned about plans to turn a Queens Hospital Center building into a residence for people with low incomes and chronic conditions, saying they have been told it would house people with mental disabilities and HIV/AIDS. Comments (3)
A group hoping to transform a long-dormant rail line into a public greenway will try to get science on their side after receiving a state grant to conduct a feasibility study. Comments (1)
The City Council is divided into 51 districts that serve as points for constituents to access their municipal government on a local level, but for the time being that number stands at 50 — sort of. Comments (1)
MURRAY HILL — Police have released a photo of the man wanted in connection with a Dec. 22 canine caper. Comment
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras recently held a birthday function at La Gloria in Jackson Heights Comment

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

South Jamaica

Anti-gun task force focuses on S. Jamaica

South Jamaica

Anti-gun task force focuses on S. Jamaica

If gun violence is a disease, then South Jamaica’s 113th Precinct is experiencing a public health crisis, and a citywide task force has a plan to treat it as such. Comment
The Queens Library branch in Arverne smells dank and is cold and dark. Some of the walls are completely stripped. All of the books are gone, many having been lost in the surge during Hurricane Sandy, and what little shelving remains is covered in plastic sheets. Comment
A northeast Queens educator has taken his own learning experience abroad to expand his teaching opportunities at home. Comments (5)
Forest Hills

Off-duty officer charged with DWI and leaving scene after crash

FOREST HILLS — An off-duty New York Police Department officer was arrested within the 112th Precinct and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said. Comment
Flushing

Man not using crosswalk in serious condition

FLUSHING — Police were urging pedestrians to use crosswalks when traversing the thoroughfares of Flushing after a man was struck Monday morning at 7 a.m. Comment
FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man known to frequent the 109th Precinct after he was allegedly involved in an assault at a downtown restaurant. Comment
The Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District recently handed out presents to families during its Adopt-A-Family program at the Jamaica Market’s Harvest Room. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

After a decade and a half of waiting, Woodside’s PS 11 will at last be getting an annex to replace its worn-out modular units. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jax Hgts rallies for subway hate crime victim

Jackson Heights

Jax Hgts rallies for subway hate crime victim

Members of the South Asian community and their allies gathered at the Jackson Heights pedestrian plaza Tuesday to mourn the murder of an Elmhurst man who was pushed in front of the No. 7 train last month allegedly by a woman who told police she hated Hindus and Muslims. Comment
After a change in identity and ownership less than six months ago, a Bayside restaurant has closed its lunch and dinner offerings, the city Parks Department said. Comments (2)
A number of prominent charities helping with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts have collectively raised about $400 million, with the American Red Cross’ donations making up nearly half that amount, according to self-reported data collected by the New York state attorney general. Comment
Paul Vallone kicked off his campaign for the City Council seat based in Bayside and Whitestone Tuesday night at Verdi’s of Whitestone. Comments (11)
Challenging what he called an inadequate status quo plaguing northeast Queens, one Democratic state committeeman has upped his campaign efforts and collected endorsements in a race for City Council. Comments (1)
A weeks-old grudge could be behind the early Saturday shooting at a Jamaica restaurant. Comment
FOREST HILLS — The New York Police Department was looking for help identifying suspects wanted in connection with a robbery pattern within the 112th Precinct, police said. Comment
JAMAICA HILLS — The police were asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for burglarizing the Jamaica Muslim Center last week. Comments (1)
FLUSHING — Police were seeking a man wanted for stealing a cellphone while inside a Flushing shop. Comment

Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Co-op owners in northeast Queens said they felt discriminated against when it came to seeking federal aid in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Comments (1)
Queens Village

5 boro buses brought back

Queens Village

5 boro buses brought back

Jerry Valentine gives guitar lessons throughout northeast Queens and said he relies on public transportation to get around. Comments (1)
The city earlier this week announced it plans to phase out and replace three Queens schools. Comment
An original member of the Juniper Park Civic Association and one of the oldest men in the city died this week at the impressive age of 110. Comment
Baysiders sounded off over flight noise at this week’s Community Board 11 meeting, declaring the fight was only beginning. Comment
Meter maids beware. Comment
Neighbors of a Richmond Hill bar are fed up after a series of early Sunday fights left one man dead and another wounded. Comment
A recent spike in burglaries has been brought to halt after a series of arrests in Bayside, the 111th Precinct said. Comment
Jackson Heights

PS 145 mourns student run over by dump truck

Jackson Heights

PS 145 mourns student run over by dump truck

The IS 145 community gathered together to say goodbye to Miguel Torres this week, an 11-year-old Jackson Heights resident who was killed when a dump truck hit him not far from his school. Comment
Queens Village

Two hopefuls kick off beep campaigns

Queens Village

Two hopefuls kick off beep campaigns

Two candidates for the borough president’s chair kicked off their campaigns with fund-raisers this week. Comment
A Fresh Meadows Catholic prep school teacher who told the media he was pressured to resign because he is transgender is being supported by droves of former students, fellow teachers and others in an online petition demanding the school apologize for its behavior. Comments (22)
A New Jersey man was arrested last week in connection with an NYPD officer from Forest Hills who is accused of a gruesome plot to cook and eat a number of woman after raping and torturing them, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan said. Comment
Long Island City

Crane in LIC falls and injures seven workers

Long Island City

Crane in LIC falls and injures seven workers

LONG ISLAND CITY — Seven workers were injured when a mobile boom crane fell onto a construction site in Long Island City, the NYPD said. Comment
A Baisley Park woman was sentenced to 23 years in prison last week after she admitted to stabbing her sister to death during a heated argument inside the apartment they shared in 2011. Comment
SUNNYSIDE — The New York Police Department was looking for help locating two suspects wanted in connection with armed robbery within the 108th Precinct, police said. Comment
Far Rockaway UPDATED

Far Rock man located

Far Rockaway UPDATED

Far Rock man located

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Far Rockaway senior who had been missing was located and was in good condition, police said early Friday. Comment
FOREST HILLS — The New York Police Department was looking for help in finding a man wanted for public lewdness on a subway train in the 112th Precinct, police said. Comment
FLUSHING — Police have released images of a suspect wanted in connection with a credit card theft. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013

A group in Flushing has been raising money for a Chinese couple accused in 2008 of shaking their baby to death in a case that is only now going to trial. Comments (3)
South Jamaica

Cuomo lays out gun agenda

South Jamaica

Cuomo lays out gun agenda

In his State of the State address Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a seven-point plan to address “the plague and scourge of gun violence” during the upcoming legislative session. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

Judge orders hold on stop-and-frisk tactic

South Jamaica

Judge orders hold on stop-and-frisk tactic

A Manhattan federal judge overseeing two lawsuits challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policies issued an opinion Tuesday that for the first time during the Bloomberg administration found the controversial police practices to be unconstitutional. Comment
After absorbing flak for the way it handled the post-Hurricane Sandy recovery process, the Long Island Power Authority must now accept the consequences. Comments (1)
Queens elected officials expressed outrage that Congress has stalled on approving the $60 billion in funds needed to begin the serious recovery from Hurricane Sandy but welcomed the scaled-back aid bill members of the House passed before returning home last weekend. Comment
A looming threat to strike by city school bus drivers could strand as many as 150,000 students, including thousands with special needs, if the union gives workers the green light, the city Department of Education said this week. Comments (2)
While candidates planning to run for City Council seats in November are just starting to pick out color schemes for lawn signs, campaigns to represent the southeastern-most neighborhoods of Queens are in full swing ahead of a special election next month. Comment
LONG ISLAND CITY — An arrest has been made in connection with a forcible touching incident on a Manhattan-bound No. 7 train, the New York Police Department said. Comment
ELMHURST — The New York Police Department was looking for help locating a suspect wanted in the sexual assault of a child within the 110th Precinct, police said. Comment

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

Education

Labor dispute threatens city’s school bus service

A threat to strike could leave more than 150,000 students stranded in the coming days as the city grapples with union bus drivers to agree on job security, the union leadership said this week. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

A man was shot and killed outside a Richmond Hill bar early Sunday morning and a second man was treated for a stab wound to the leg, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

A South Jamaica man was shot and killed and another man wounded Saturday in an early morning shooting in a Jamaica restaurant, the NYPD said. Comment

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