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Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

York College, one of 11 senior colleges of the City University of New York, is honoring its longest-serving president in an eternal way. Comment
Springfield Gardens

Marshals take drug smuggler into custody

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — U.S. marshals were shot at as they were trying to arrest a drug smuggler in a home in Springfield Gardens on the night of Aug. 26. Comments (1)
A new neighborhood bar is set to open Sept. 4 on a once-desolate stretch of empty storefronts along Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Hollis

Comrie pushes for Smith’s seat to move city’s agenda in Albany

Leroy Comrie is back on the campaign trail. It did not take him long. Comments (1)
Standing only a few feet away from the Korean War Veterans Memorial at Kissena Park in Flushing, Democratic state Senate candidate John Liu unveiled his four-point plan to improve and expand services for Queens war veterans and their families. Comments (15)
Opponents of a proposed megamall on the former site of Shea Stadium vowed to appeal the decision by state Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez to throw out their lawsuit against the city and the project’s developers last week. Comment
Before some of the Republican candidates for statewide and local office reached the Queens Village Republican Club Tuesday, the audience was warming up for the rally. Comment
The steel work for Mount Sinai Queens’ $125 million construction project in Astoria has been completed. Comment
Bicycles ruled the streets of Sunnyside Saturday afternoon as the neighborhood was designated a “Bike Friendly Business District,” the first in Queens. Comment
Ridgewood

Police look for 17-year-old Ridgewood girl

RIDGEWOOD — Police were searching for a missing teen last seen at a home in Ridgewood, Comment

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

The streets surrounding St. Mary’s Malankara Orthodox Church in Woodside rang loudly with music and worship last weekend as hundreds of members of the Syrian Orthodox church gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. Comment
Bayside

Parks must prune more: Pol

Bayside

Parks must prune more: Pol

In a recent audit by city Comptroller Scott Stringer, Queens was heralded as the model borough whose Parks Department tree pruning practices should be followed by the rest of the city, but one area leader is skeptical of that finding. Comments (1)
Hundreds of people were treated to free health screenings and education earlier this month at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center’s annual health fair outside the hospital. Comment
Queens Village

NYPD, FBI on the hunt for boro bank robber

QUEENS VILLAGE — The FBI and the NYPD are trying to identify an armed man who allegedly robbed a Queens Village bank. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Murray Hill

Murray Hill bridge to be rebuilt again

Murray Hill

Murray Hill bridge to be rebuilt again

A Murray Hill bridge, closed for years to be rebuilt only to be deemed unsafe and remain shuttered, will soon be reconstructed a second time, officials announced last week. Comment
Hollis

State Senate hopeful Avery promises to fight for term limits

Queens Village attorney Munir Avery is a newcomer to politics, but he is not a stranger to government. Comments (1)
Elmhurst

Cops looking for Elmhurst sexual assaulter

ELMHURST — Police from the 110th Precinct are hunting for an individual wanted for an attempted criminal sex act and assault that took place in the rear parking lot at the Pan American Hotel around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Douglaston

Pols tout college savings bill

Douglaston

Pols tout college savings bill

In an effort to combat what many middle-class families say is a becoming a growing financial burden, two Queens lawmakers have written legislation that would reduce the cost of applying for college. Comment
A Queens bicyclist and her 5-month-old Pomeranian puppy were rescued in dramatic fashion by the FDNY’s Corona Tigers last Thursday after they were struck by a city Parks Department sanitation truck in Corona. Comment
Flushing

Fans flock to USTA for Ashe Kids’ Day

Flushing

Fans flock to USTA for Ashe Kids’ Day

Young tennis fans descended on the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center Saturday eager to go racket-to-racket with the pros during the annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. Comment
Ridgewood

Council backs Ridgewood rezoning

Ridgewood

Council backs Ridgewood rezoning

The City Council voted Aug. 21 to rezone a roughly three-block stretch of Ridgewood from a manufacturing to a residential district. Comment
South Jamaica

Motorcyclist dies on the Belt Parkway

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were investigating an accident on the Belt Parkway that left a motorcyclist dead. Comment

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Elmhurst

Suspect arrested in sexual assault outside Pan Am hotel

A suspect was arrested Thursday night in connection with the attempted sexual assault of a 26-year-old mother in front of her three children behind the Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst last Sunday, police said. Comment
Community Service

Late Ben Fried honored on sign at 43rd and Bell

Community Service

Late Ben Fried honored on sign at 43rd and Bell

Dozens gathered in Bayside Monday to honor one of the community’s most beloved members by permanently embedding his name in the neighborhood for all to remember. Comment
Astoria

Costa wants gun registry

Astoria

Costa wants gun registry

Just days after 23 people were shot across the city in one weekend, two of them fatally, City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) took to the steps of City Hall to introduce legislation that would allow public access to the city’s gun offender registry. Comments (1)
The commute to work will never be the same for some southeast Queens riders. Comments (8)
The City Council has moved to end the culture of brutality that exists at Rikers Island as well as other New York City jails. Comment
The field behind the Queens Museum was turned into a sea of red cloth last week as stories from survivors of sexual and domestic violence were stitched together on 200 quilt squares. Comment
An Ozone Park pedestrian plaza and the road changes that came with it have been a one-way route to commercial disaster, nearby shop owners say. Comment
Bayside

Liu blasts IDC mailers

Bayside

Liu blasts IDC mailers

John Liu’s campaign has filed a complaint with the city Board of Elections, claiming glossy mailers sent out by the Independent Democratic Conference’s PAC in support of his opponent, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Avella), were illegal campaign contributions. Comments (2)
A big name was missing from the roster of candidates at a forum in Bay Terrace Tuesday night. Comment
Kew Gardens

JFK Dems celebrate Aug.19 birthdays

Kew Gardens

JFK Dems celebrate Aug.19 birthdays

Aug. 19 is when political lions come out to play ... at least in Queens. Comment
ELMHURST — Police were looking for a man in connection with the attempted rape of a 23-year-old woman in Elmhurst early in the morning of Aug. 16, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Jackson Heights

Seth Taylor out at Jax Hts BID

Jackson Heights

Seth Taylor out at Jax Hts BID

The architect behind the planned BID expansion from Jackson Heights into Corona suddenly stepped down this week. Comments (2)
Bayside

Bar patron stabbed on Bell Blvd.

Bayside

Bar patron stabbed on Bell Blvd.

Bell Boulevard, which draws crowds of revelers who visit the bars and restaurants on summer nights, was rocked by a brutal stabbing late last week. Comments (9)
After watching and reading accounts of protests and town hall meetings against new homeless shelters in East Elmhurst and Elmhurst, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) kept quiet because the controversy lay outside his district. Comments (3)
Fresh Meadows

Robbery spree hits northeast Queens

FLUSHING- Police were looking for two men responsible for at least four robberies in the confines of the 107th and 109th Precincts. Comment
Bayside

Avella takes on party in primary

Bayside

Avella takes on party in primary

Tony Avella did not get into politics to make friends. Comments (2)
Politics

Dems recruit Liu to depose incumbent

Politics

Dems recruit Liu to depose incumbent

Despite a deal between the mainline Democrats and the Independent Democratic Conference to reunite, former city Comptroller John Liu said his primary opponent, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is not to be trusted. Comments (5)
They are incensed by the reception at the 113th Precinct, disturbed by the unemployment among young black men and concerned about health disparities. Comment
Crime

Shootings ricochet across boro streets

Crime

Shootings ricochet across boro streets

Queens has had its share of violence in the last few days. Comment
Although jail detainees are kept behind bars, City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) says their votes should not be. Comments (5)
Long Island City

5Pointz demolition underway

Long Island City

5Pointz demolition underway

The long-awaited demolition of 5Pointz began last Friday morning with heavy machinery punching a huge hole in the back wall. Comment
SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a man accused of tugging off a 23-year-old’s sneakers and wallet and running away from the South Ozone Park block, the NYPD said. Comment

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