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Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Jamaica

York College honors longest-serving president with performing arts building

Donald Vernon graduated from York College in 1990. Long before he moved his tassel from right to left, he led a group of students to lock the school campus down to protest tuition hikes. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

JAMAICA — There was a happy ending in South Jamaica. Comment

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

In her 21years on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) has sponsored more legislation than any other member of Congress. Eleven of the bills she has proposed have been enacted into laws. Comments (1)
The Jamaica branch of the NAACP called on all New Yorkers to vote no on Proposal 1 when they head to the polls on the Nov. 4 Election Day. Comments (2)
Ozone Park

Raccoon rescued in Ozone Park

OZONE PARK — First responders rescued a large raccoon trapped atop a light pole near Woodhaven Boulevard and 95th Street Tuesday, according to Breaking News Network. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Forest Hills

Alan Hevesi resumes spotlight at the Y

Former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi made his first post-prison public foray Monday when he took the podium at a Central Queens Y lecture series he regularly attends. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway makes last-ditch effort to save ferry

Rockaway Beach

Rockaway makes last-ditch effort to save ferry

Rockaway won’t let its SeaStreak ships go down without a fight. Comments (2)
RIDGEWOOD — Police requested help finding a 14-year-old Ridgewood girl who was last seen leaving a Brooklyn home at 5 p.m. Oct. 21. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Two more new members have joined the Queens Library board of trustees. Comments (1)
U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) is seeking re-election for the eighth time in the 14th Congressional District, which covers large sections of Queens and the Bronx. As vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, he holds the fifth-highest ranking post in House Democratic leadership. Comments (4)
RICHMOND HILL — A 31-year-old Miami man has been arrested and charged with murder in the 2013 killing of Richmond Hill native Gerrard Edwards, police said. Comment
Flushing

Police: Man shot in Flushing karaoke bar

FLUSHING — He must have sung a bad note. Comments (1)
Bayside

Police warn of Bayside money card scam

BAYSIDE — Police in Bayside, and citywide, are advising neighbors to be alert and not become victims of telephone scams whose callers are tricking them into wiring money or buying money cards for them. Comment
Howard Beach

Howard Beach man and business charged with tax fraud: DA

HOWARD BEACH — A Howard Beach man has been charged with swindling the city and state out of more than $100,000 in tax revenue through his Glendale auto body shop. Comment

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

ELMHURST — A woman who lived in Jamaica was fatally shot and two others suffered gunshot wounds shortly after police were called to deal with a disorderly crowd inside Club Hive early Halloween morning, the NYPD said. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Study: Rockaway health declined post-Sandy

Rockaway Beach

Study: Rockaway health declined post-Sandy

Two years after Hurricane Sandy tore ashore, Rockaway residents’ access to health care remains strained, but the storm has left more people with stress, anxiety and depression, a study said. Comments (1)
ELMHURST — A woman was fatally shot and two others suffered gunshot wounds shortly after police were called to deal with a disorderly crowd inside Club Hive early Halloween morning, the NYPD said. Comments (2)
Broad Channel

Broad Channel stands tall on stilts

Broad Channel

Broad Channel stands tall on stilts

Broad Channel was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy two years ago with six-foot water surges and torrential wind and rain. Many homes and businesses were badly damaged, and some small bungalows were demolished in this coastal area. Comments (1)
Lindenwood

Recalling Sandy survival

Lindenwood

Recalling Sandy survival

No one thought New York would ever get hit on Oct. 29, 2012 with a major hurricane like Superstorm Sandy, especially residents in Howard Beach and Lindenwood. We were not told to prepare, evacuate or that we were even considered to be a flood zone as other neighborhoods in the tri-state area were. So we sat back and waited very calmly until the inevitable showed up on our doorsteps. At around 6:30 p.m. I heard the winds howling, rain pouring down and screams with the sound of breaking glass coming from the back of my Lindenwood condominium building on 79th Street, so I ran onto my Comment
East Elmhurst

Retail options take off at LaGuardia Airport

As LaGuardia Airport awaits modernization with terminal upgrades, improved transportation links and more efficient air-traffic control technology, its retail operation moves steadily forward. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday to celebrate the revitalization at Terminal B with the opening of a half dozen brand new shops and restaurants. Comment
Flushing

Gim challenges Kim for Assembly seat

Flushing

Gim challenges Kim for Assembly seat

Phil Gim is taking another crack at state Assemblyman Ron Kim’s (D-Flushing) seat. Comment
By Debbie Cohen Comments (1)
Astoria

Unique event space to open in Astoria

A new hybrid performance art and teaching venue called Q.E.D. opens in Astoria next week and the owner plans on giving “mixed-use” a whole new meaning. In the daytime the 1,200-square-foot-space will have classes and in the evenings there will be comedy shows and guest lectures. Comment
State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) is running for a third term in District 12 against a man he doesn’t like. The feeling is mutual. Comment
St. Albans

Traffic stop leads to four arrests

ST. ALBANS — Police charged four men with drugs and weapons possession after they pulled over the car they were traveling in near the intersection of Linden and Farmers Boulevards in St. Albans. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

In the second year since Superstorm Sandy ravaged Breezy Point and destroyed hundreds of houses, the community has seen a scurry of rebuilding. But many residents contend the effort has happened with little help from the city’s Build it Back program. Comments (1)
Superstorm Sandy was more devastating to humans than to nature. Comment
The Blue Bungalow is doing fine now, but it’s been a hard two years since Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge nearly wrecked the popular boutique that sits at the southern end of 116th Street in Rockaway Beach. The two women who own, and create most of the home decor items sold in the shop, nearly lost the business along with their Rockaway homes. Comment
Be the best you can be at whatever you’re called to be. Comments (1)
Citi Bike is coming to Queens. The popular bike-sharing program will expand into Long Island City beginning in the spring with the installation of 10 docking stations throughout the neighborhood. Comments (1)
Voters in some northeast Queens neighborhoods will play a key role in the 3rd Congressional District race between U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville), who is seeking his eighth term in office, and Republican Grant Lally, who survived a tough primary challenge in July by Stephen Labate. Comments (1)
Concerned about misinformation surrounding the Ebola virus, Borough President Melinda Katz reached out to the city Department of Health, which responded by sending Dr. Jessica Kattan to brief her and the leaders of Queens’ 14 community boards so they could update their members. Comments (2)
Jackson Heights

‘Cheers’ of pharmacies reopens in Jackson Heights

Frank’s Pharmacy is filling out prescriptions once again after rising from its ashes. Comment
A 60-year-old Ridgewood man died after he was struck by an MTA bus near Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street at 5:07 a.m. Thursday, the 104th Precinct said. Comment
Long Island City

Final phase of demolition begins at 5Pointz

Long Island City

Final phase of demolition begins at 5Pointz

5 Pointz will be a memory within a couple of weeks now that demolition crews have attacked the main building. It’s the final step to remove the old warehouse complex that became famous and attracted aerosol graffiti artists from around the world from 1993 until last November when owner Gerry Wolkoff ordered the walls to be white-washed. Comment
After fending off former city Comptroller John Liu in a tight primary battle, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is facing a long-shot Green Party challenger in the general election. Comment
Arthur Klein, a founding member of the Hollis Hills Jewish Center and the former executive vice president of The Lefrak Organization, died Oct. 21 in Deerfield Beach. He was 87. Comment
Jamaica

Police fatally shoot two Queens men who attacked cops

The rookie cop who was seriously injured in the head by an ax-wielding Queens Village man is in stable condition and will now undergo rehabilitation after leaving Jamaica Hospital, hospital officials said Wednesday. Comment

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