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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Flushing

Biz service comes to Flushing

Flushing

Biz service comes to Flushing

In an attempt to widen Asian-American merchants’ access to small business services, LaGuardia Community College has started providing an adviser at the Flushing branch of the Queens Library one day a week. Comments (5)
Help is on the way for southeast Queens residents who suffer chronic floods in their homes and in their streets everytime heavy rain falls. Comment
Long Island City

LIC now home to weekly eatery strolls

Long Island City

LIC now home to weekly eatery strolls

A new walking tour for foodies made its debut in Long Island City last week. Comments (4)
Woodhaven

Woodhaven civic fights graffiti

Woodhaven

Woodhaven civic fights graffiti

The Woodhaven Residents’ Blocks Association wants to keep 311 busy. Comments (1)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

One of Queens College’s older research laboratories is set to be revamped. Comments (1)
Judging by her discretionary funding allocations, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) put a priority on a pristine pavement. Comments (3)
Queens Republicans announced a Rego Park resident will assume the candidacy left vacant when former City Councilman Thomas Ognibene opted not to run for state Senate. Comments (1)
Families flocked to St. Albans Park Saturday for Family Day, sponsored by Councilman Daneek Miller. The event featured food, dancing and pony rides. Comments (2)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Jeff Oyo is enjoying his last vacation days. Comment
Two state lawmakers from Queens are gearing up to address the transportation woes that constituents in the outer parts of the borough say they have suffered through for too long. Comments (1)
A long-shot Republican candidate who is challenging U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) has considered venturing into the world of reality TV. Comment
Bayside

Avella gets nod from firefighters

Bayside

Avella gets nod from firefighters

Some of New York’s Bravest have decided to tip their firefighter hats toward state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in his re-election campaign this week. Comments (1)
SOUTH JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man was arrested last weekend after allegedly going on a crime spree in Brooklyn that included two carjackings, a shooting and multiple hit-and-runs, the NYPD said. Comments (2)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Howard Beach

How to brace for disaster

Howard Beach

How to brace for disaster

The New York Academy of Medicine released a report this week outlining recommendations on how communities across the city can become better prepared to help senior citizens in the event of an emergency, including weather disasters such as Superstorm Sandy. Comment
A Queens woman jumped onto the subway tracks at the Jamaica Center station Monday morning after the stroller carrying her baby rolled off the platform, police said. Comment
BAYSIDE - An SUV struck the exterior of a home, at 221-06 39th Ave. in Bayside, Monday evening after the driver, according to witnesses, pressed on the accelerator while the vehicle was in reverse gear. Comments (5)
Jamaica

Hollis robber freed a year early by mistake

JAMAICA — A convicted robber who was released mistakenly from jail a year early is back behind bars. Comments (3)
JAMAICA HILLS — An 18-year-old man escaped last Thursday from a Jamaica Hills apartment where he was held against his will for two days, police said. Comment

Saturday, July 26, 2014

JAMS is back for its 18th annual festival. Comments (1)
For almost two years, Doris Gresser, 73, and daughter Lorraine Burke, 50, contemplated if they would ever return to their Hurricane Sandy-ravaged home in Breezy Point, but last week there was a light at the end of a dark tunnel when they went back to a perfectly refurbished dwelling. Comment
Perhaps you are not familiar with the name Chuck Jones, but you likely are well versed in his animated legacy encompassing Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. Comment
College Point

City Council wants fed funds for Avonte

College Point

City Council wants fed funds for Avonte

The City Council released its federal agenda this week and named securing funds for Avonte’s Law as one of its top priorities alongside education, housing and Superstorm Sandy recovery. Comments (1)
RIDGEWOOD — Police arrested two men and charged them with attempting to rape a woman in Ridgewood, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Guyanese woman missing in Queens

JAMAICA — Police were searching for a Guyanese woman who was last seen last Thursday in the vicinity of 111th Avenue, in Jamaica. Comment
WHITESTONE - A motorcycle collided with a truck at the intersection of Francis Lewis and Willets Point boulevards Tuesday afternoon. According to the NYPD, the driver of the motorcycle, a man in his 30s, was removed to New York Hospital Queens in critical condition. The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad was looking into the incident. Comment

Friday, July 25, 2014

Jamaica Estates

Pioneer Ferraro remembered in daughter’s film

Jamaica Estates

Pioneer Ferraro remembered in daughter’s film

Exactly 30 years after Geraldine Ferraro became the first female vice presidential nominee of a major American political party, her daughter Donna Zaccaro felt her mother’s story was just as important as it ever was. Comment
Kew Gardens

City fights sex trafficking

Kew Gardens

City fights sex trafficking

When Kika Cerpa fell victim to sex traffickers in 1993, she felt helpless. Comments (4)
They call it the K-Bridge and the state Department of Transportation says it is a project that will transform the Queens skyline with a sleek modern structure across Newtown Creek. Comment
More affordable housing units are coming to the Astoria Cove five-building waterfront complex. Comment
Rosedale

New bus line in Rosedale to shorten long commute

Rosedale and Far Rockaway residents will keep an eye on the New York City Transit/MTA Bus meeting that is scheduled to take place Monday at MTA headquarters. Comment
Little Neck

Lally edges Labate to take GOP race

Little Neck

Lally edges Labate to take GOP race

After more than three weeks of waiting, Grant Lally was declared the winner last week of a June 24 congressional Republican primary and will move on in his quest to unseat U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) in November. Comment
A recent audit found the city struggled to monitor nearly $20 million in emergency contracts to house and support families after Hurricane Sandy, with lapses severe enough to threaten reimbursement from the federal government. Comment
Flushing

Flushing doc convicted of manslaughter

Flushing

Flushing doc convicted of manslaughter

A doctor, who prosecutors said illegally prescribed lethal doses to two patients from his Flushing clinic, was convicted of manslaughter charges last week. Comments (5)
Corona

Latino festival bounces back

Corona

Latino festival bounces back

¡Excellente! Comment
Lindenwood

Lindenwood flood claim offers begin

Lindenwood

Lindenwood flood claim offers begin

City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office said this week it had begun offering settlements to Lindenwood residents whose homes were damaged by a sewage plant spill April 30. Comment
WOODSIDE — Police from the 114th Precinct were searching for a suspect they say robbed a 90-year-old man outside a Stop and Shop supermarket, at 34-51 48th St. in Woodside, Friday. Comment
JAMAICA — A shoplifter stabbed two store employees with an ice pick Monday evening as he was trying to leave a business on Jamaica Avenue with stolen merchandise, police said. Comments (1)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Daniel Halloran may be the most talkative witness in his federal corruption trial. Comment
Politics

Donations pour in for 2017

Politics

Donations pour in for 2017

Although the next round of city elections is more than three years away, the delay has not stopped those with special interests from contributing to the tens of thousands of dollars amassed in Queens elected officials’ campaign coffers. Comments (2)
Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio have removed eight members from the Queens Library’s board of trustees after they refused to oust the nonprofit’s embattled president, Thomas Galante. Comment
Bellerose

Bellerose wants tunnel repaired

Bellerose

Bellerose wants tunnel repaired

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is calling on the city to repair a pedestrian tunnel in Bellerose that residents say has deteriorated to the point of being unsafe. Comment
Elmhurst

DHS shelters children from rally

Elmhurst

DHS shelters children from rally

Protesters returned to Elmhurst’s Pan American Hotel Tuesday for a third rally against the city since it converted the 216-unit building into a homeless shelter June 6. Comments (3)
Politics

Boro GOP late on filings

Politics

Boro GOP late on filings

The Queens GOP locked itself out of official campaign coffers’ ledgers — and not because of inner-party bickering. Comment
U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) rode a Citibike onto Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, where he announced new legislation that would allow workers to use their pre-tax commuter benefits for bike share programs. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

PA 9/11 hero retires at LaGuardia event

East Elmhurst

PA 9/11 hero retires at LaGuardia event

After 34 years on the job, Lt. David Lim decided it was time for the final roll call last Thursday at LaGuardia Airport and retirement from the Port Authority Police Department. Comment
Long Island City

MTA shuts down G subway line in LIC

Long Island City

MTA shuts down G subway line in LIC

More subway service shutdowns are on the way for Long Island City. Comment
Long Island City

LIC restaurants targeted during crime spree

Long Island City

LIC restaurants targeted during crime spree

An emergency town tall meeting was scheduled for next week to discuss the recent rash of restaurant burglaries that have struck Long Island City in the last month. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

GOP politico Haggerty returns to prison

Forest Hills

GOP politico Haggerty returns to prison

Queens’ GOP operative John Haggerty is back behind bars, the Manhattan DA said. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows fears thieves

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows fears thieves

A newly discovered burglary trend has Fresh Meadows residents fearing that their neighborhood has become a target for crime. Comments (5)
Floral Park

Daddario, 98, headed Creedmoor civic group

Beloved Bellerose civic leader Rose Daddario, 98, died July 9. Comments (1)
Arverne

Man shot on Beach Channel Drive: NYPD

ARVERNE — A 30-year-old man was shot in Arverne Monday afternoon and brought to Jamaica Hospital with non-life-threatening wounds, the NYPD said. Comment

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio have removed eight members from the Queens Library’s board of trustees after they refused to oust the nonprofit’s embattled president, Thomas Galante. Comments (1)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

KENNEDY AIRPORT - The Federal Aviation Commission has suspended all flights from the United States to Tel Aviv for at least the next 24 hours Comment
JAMAICA- A Queens woman jumped onto the subway tracks at the Jamaica Center station Monday morning after the stroller carrying her baby rolled off the platform, police said. Comment
SEASIDE — Police said two sisters reported missing in Seaside returned to their family after staying over night at a friend’s house without permission, according to the NYPD. Comment

Guyanese woman missing in Queens

JAMAICA — Police were searching for a Guyanese woman who was last seen last Thursday in the vicinity of 111th Avenue, in Jamaica. Comment

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