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Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Flushing

Sir Gar NYC opens its doors in Flushing

Sir Gar NYC is not your grandfather’s cigar store. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Bayside

Bayside moms launch family-friendly e-newsletter

For years, Bayside mothers Beth Rivera and Kym Muscat have been involved in everything from the Parent Teachers Association to Girl Scouts of America in their communities. Comments (1)

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Bay Terrace

Activists fight to clear smoke from Queens apartment buildings

Hilltop Village in Holliswood has about 500 smoke-free apartments. Comments (2)
Forest Hills

Forest Hills native pens book on nabe

One Forest Hills native is out to document the neighborhood’s crop of stars. Comments (1)
Transit

Cuomo vetoes bill to overhaul Port Authority

The war is far from over. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Flushing

Flushing Common developers take steps to reduce traffic

Traffic agents, along with a temporary pedestrian walkway, will now surround the Flushing Commons construction site in downtown to Flushing to address pedestrian safety and congestion issues. Comment
Bayside

Cuomo kills bill to save mute swans

Mute swans can’t catch a break. Comments (1)
Hollis Hills

Police investigate attack on Hollis Hills menorah

Police were searching for the individuals responsible for vandalizing a menorah twice in Hollis Hills set up at the intersection of Union Turnpike and 220th Street by the Chabad House of Eastern Queens. Comments (2)
Education

Four Queens charter schools’ co-location requests rejected

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña rejected four charter schools’ requests to use public school space in two Queens school districts. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Jamaica

Crime underway at JFK: Authorities

Crime at JFK Airport did not take a holiday. Comment
East Elmhurst

Cuomo vetoes bill to transfer jurisdiction over Rikers to Queens

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill Monday that would have transferred jurisdiction to prosecute crimes at New York City jails from the Bronx district attorney to the Queens DA. Comments (1)
Astoria

New probie class one of most diverse in FDNY history

The mayor received a warmer reception among the Bravest Monday afternoon following his icy encounter at the Police Academy graduation earlier in the day. He joined Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro on Randall’s Island where they swore in a new class of 320 probationary firefighters. Comments (1)
Glendale

Glendale man threatens to kill cops: NYPD

A Glendale man allegedly threatened to kill cops at a TD Bank in Middle Village on Christmas Eve and was arrested the same day, the NYPD said. Comment

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

South Jamaica

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo dies at 82

South Jamaica

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo dies at 82

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo, a son of South Jamaica who became a national Democratic icon, died Thursday. He was 82. Comments (2)
Whitestone

Whitestone teen selected for citywide art show

Ever since she was a little girl, 16-year-old Erin Keblish of Whitestone was always surrounded by art, her mother constantly taking her and her brother to art museums. Comments (1)
Flushing

NYHQ welcomes baby girl, first of the new year

New York Hospital Queens welcomed its first baby of the year nearly two hours after the new year began. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts BID still voting

Contrary to a published report, the project to expand the 82nd Street Business Improvement District from Jackson Heights into Corona is not on hold but moving forward. Comment
Three members of a Haitian family died when a fire broke out in their Corona apartment as they were preparing a traditional meal to celebrate New Year’s Eve, authorities said. Comment
As New Yorkers across the five boroughs celebrated New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, NYPD officers saved the lives of two people who overdosed on heroin in Queens, the 113th Precinct said. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Long Island City

LIC Arts Open secures first-ever government grant

The fifth annual LIC Arts Open, scheduled for May 13-17, promises to be the biggest one yet thanks to a grant provided by the Queens Council on the Arts. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Glendale

Mayor meets with police heads in bid to seek truce

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with the heads of the police unions in College Point in an effort to defuse the tension that hovered over the funeral of a slain cop last weekend when thousands of officers turned their backs as he eulogized their fallen brother. Comments (1)
Long Island City

5Pointz joins National Trust list of lost preservations

The demolition of 5Pointz is nearly complete and owner Gerry Wolkoff is pressing ahead with a construction project that will see two luxury residential high-rises go up in its place. Comments (12)
Bayside

McDonald’s, Mandee disappear from Bell Boulevard

There is a McMystery on Bell Boulevard. Comments (13)
College Point

Man, 80, dies in Spa Castle jacuzzi

An elderly man found unconscious in a jacuzzi at a College Point spa died Sunday, the NYPD said. Comments (2)
Richmond Hill

S. Jamaica man dies in Xmas Day shooting: Cops

Two men turned themselves in Monday in connection with the death of a South Jamaica man, capping off a Christmas weekend marked by three shootings in the borough, the NYPD said. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

More than 20,000 police officers from as far away as Pearl, Miss., and San Francisco gathered outside Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale Saturday for the funeral of Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers who were assassinated as they sat in their squad car a week earlier. They came to stand with their brothers and sisters in the NYPD as a show of unity that even extended to joining the thousands in blue who turned their backs as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized their slain colleague. Comments (8)

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

With the line to enter Police Officer Rafael Ramos’ wake at Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale stretching nearly four blocks , hundreds crowded behind police barricades and watched mourners come and go in solidarity with the fallen cop’s family. Comment
Bayside

Bayside baby dies after alleged assault by father: NYPD

A Bayside infant who was allegedly assaulted by his father died on Christmas Eve, the NYPD said. Comments (4)
A Glendale man allegedly threatened to kill cops at a TD Bank in Middle Village on Christmas Eve and was arrested Wednesday, the NYPD said. Comments (3)
Richmond Hill

Jamaica man shot and killed on Xmas: NYPD

Richmond Hill

Jamaica man shot and killed on Xmas: NYPD

Two separate Christmas Day disputes led to a 20-year-old man dying of a gunshot wound to the neck in Richmond Hill and a 24-year-old nursing a bullet to the leg in Jamaica Hospital, the NYPD said. Comments (4)
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