Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

College Point

Chamber launches Queens VETS program

Dozens of businesses across the borough have started providing discounts to veterans as part of a new program, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) announced Monday. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014


Massive water main project disrupts Bayside life

Bayside is undergoing a major underground transformation and with it some headaches for its neighbors above ground. Comment
Jackson Heights

Smart Schools Bond Act passes

Western Queens lawmakers are applauding the overwhelming approval of the Smart Schools Bond Act by voters statewide on Election Day. Comments (1)

Jamaica dad sentence to 45 years in prison for killing wife and baby daughters

The Jamaica man who killed his wife and his two infant daughters was sentenced to 45 years in prison by a Queens judge. Comments (4)

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014


Greater Jamaica president Towery stepping down

Carlisle Towery, the longtime president of the nonprofit Greater Jamaica Development Corp., is leaving his post in 2015. Comments (4)

Karma Boutique offers just that, karma and fashion

There is a lot of karma in this boutique, and a lot of fashion. Comment

Two air controllers arrested for allegedly stealing time from the FAA: U.S. Attorney

JAMAICA — Two air traffic controllers at JFK were arrested for allegedly stealing about $165,000 in time from the Federal Aviation Administration, said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District. Comments (1)

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014


Head of Small Business Administrators visits Bayside shops

María Contreras, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, did not resist the temptation and bought some sweets on Bell Boulevard during her first official visit to Queens. Comment
Willets Point

Avella calls on state to reject tax incentives for Willets Point developers

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has called on the state Department of Conservation to reject an application by the developers of Willets Point for millions of dollars in tax credits. Comments (8)
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill HS trailers slated for removal: DOE

Richmond Hill High is slated to shake off the trailers languishing in its yard and make room for an outdoor athletic space, the city said. Comment
East Elmhurst

Vaughn College installs new president

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology inaugurated its first female president in its 82-year history last week. Comment
Ozone Park

Ozone Park man missing: NYPD

OZONE PARK — Police requested assistance finding an Ozone Park man reported missing Monday. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

St. Albans

Jury finds two Queens men guilty in fatal shooting of woman: DA

A Queens jury found two men guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a woman at a St. Albans’ house party in February 2011, said District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment

One Queens-bound lane at Whitestone Bridge to close Sunday

One of the three Queens-bound lanes of the Whitestone Bridge will be closed this Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment

Prosecutors push for 10 to 20 years for Flushing doc

Prosecutors are asking a judge to give a doctor 10 to 20 years in prison for illegally prescribing lethal doses to two patients from his Flushing clinic. Comments (1)

MTA considering more fare hikes

Officials of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been crunching figures in search of the best formula to raise transit fares without financially damaging the ever-rising numbers of straphangers. Comments (2)

Retired cop sentenced 23 years to life for wife’s murder: DA

A retired cop has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison for the 2011 slaying of his wife in their Briarwood apartment, the Queens DA announced Wednesday. Comments (1)

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014


Mayor signs laws that ends city cooperation with ICE over immigration detentions

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law two bills Friday that dramatically reduce New York City’s cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportations. The new laws, which take effect in 30 days, require immigration officials to present a judicial warrant before the city can hold an immigrant in custody, except in instances where there is a public safety concern. Comments (4)
South Ozone Park

Resorts World’s revenues slow: Analysts

Resorts World has all its cards on the table. Comments (2)

Judge tosses tickets for driver who hit toddler

The parents of a 3-year-old girl killed by an SUV last year were fuming after a DMV judge dismissed two tickets issued to the driver, whom they hold responsible for their daughter’s death. Comments (3)
Forest Hills

MTA suspends N,Q, R service in Manhattan for track repairs

On four consecutive nights starting Monday, N, Q and R subway trains will not stop at Manhattan stations so the MTA can perform its Fastrack maintenance. Comment
East Elmhurst

New crackdown on Rikers Island focuses on guards

New security measures have been announced at Rikers Island that will include tighter screenings of guards and employees following a large-scale undercover investigation by the New York City Department of Investigations. Comment

Sunnyside mourns loss of civic leader

Sunnyside residents are mourning the loss of one of their most civic-minded neighbors. For more than 40 years, Luke Adams immersed himself in community work as a president of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and the Sunnyside Woodside Lions Club. Comment
Jackson Heights

New commander at the 115th precinct is a familiar face

When Deputy Inspector Michael Cody was transferred to an investigative assignment in the Bronx two weeks ago, the NYPD didn’t go very far to find his replacement as the commanding officer at the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights. Comment
Dutch Kills

Dutch Kills president stepping down

The president of the Dutch Kills Civic Association has stepped down after realizing that fellow members are resistant to change. Comment

Ridgewood couple charged in pickpocket spree: DA

A Ridgewood couple has been charged in a spate of pickpocketing targeting more than a dozen women with strollers across the borough, the Queens district attorney said this week. Comment

Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce relaunches

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce has been resurrected two years after it closed its doors. Comments (1)

Fundraiser Sunday for Sacred Heart student

Family and friends are hosting a fund-raiser for a 7-year-old Bayside girl who is in the fight of her life. Comment

Borough war veterans were honored in different ceremonies to recognize their service to the United States. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Forest Hills

‘Cannibal Cop’ gets year of supervised release: Prosecutors

Hours after a Manhattan judge sentenced the so-called Cannibal Cop to a year of supervised release, prosecutors submitted an appeal asking that the Forest Hills man’s initial conviction of planning to kidnap, kill and eat women stand, prosecutors said. Comment

Astoria Cove architect applauds City Council decision

The City Council’s Land Use Committee voted to approve the Astoria Cove project Wednesday, after intensive negotiations raised the number of affordable units to 27 percent of the 1,723 apartments from the original 20 percent that was offered by 2030 Astoria Developers. The project will also use union labor to build the massive 2.2 million-square-foot residential and retail development Comment

Vigil honors man killed after Laurelton brawl

With dozens huddled around her, the mother of a Laurelton man mowed down by a suspected peer last weekend urged those clutching votive candles to cooperate with police. Comment
East Elmhurst

Simotas sues Department of Homeless Services over homeless shelters

While the city Department of Homeless Services was planning last week to make two Queens homeless shelters permanent, one lawmaker was taking them to court. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Study shows Rock Beach LIRR spur vital: Pol

State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Beach) seized on a study of reviving the Rockaway Beach LIRR spur as evidence the train had left the station. Comments (2)

Borough suffers several violent deaths within days

Isolated episodes of violence erupted in several Queens neighborhoods, which left at least four people dead and several people arrested, according to several police reports. Comments (1)
Middle Village

Veterans Day parade marches through Middle Village

Several people watching Queens’ Veterans Day Parade Sunday said they happened upon the procession and then slipped into the crowds on Metropolitan Avenue. Comments (1)

Federal grants to mitigate jet noise around JFK and LaGuardia

Congressional lawmakers want the Federal Aviation Administration to lower its “outdated and disconnected” noise standards, a measure that would make thousands of Queens residents living around JFK and LaGuardia airports eligible for federal grants to install noise insulation in their homes. Comments (3)

Avella stays with IDC

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has pledged to stay with his colleagues in the Independent Democratic Conference despite recent hints the breakaway group might rejoin the GOP, which regained control of the Senate. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014


MTA mulls new fare hikes

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials are discussing a variety of possibilities as to how much subway and bus fares will go up in 2015. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014


Three killed in separate crimes: NYPD

Three were killed in Queens and another trio remain in the hospital after separate crimes claimed lives in Laurelton, Linden Hill and Rockaway last night, the NYPD said. Comment

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014


Jamaica man sentenced to 45 years for killing wife and daughters: DA

The Jamaica man who killed his wife and his two infant daughters was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison. Comments (3)

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

South Ozone Park

Bronx man charged in robbery of casino winner: DA

SOUTH OZONE PARK — A Bronx man has been arrested and charged in the robbery of an 88-year-old Queens man who left Resorts World Casino last month with $1,000 in winnings and wound up in the hospital, the DA said. Comment


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