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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Whitestone

Throgs, Whitestone Bridge fixes causing traffic headaches

Queens elected officials and residents are calling on the MTA to make necessary changes to alleviate traffic on the Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges. Comments (2)
Jamaica

International Restaurant Crawl heads to Jamaica for third year

Jamaica’s 3rd Annual International Restaurant Crawl will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 22. Comments (1)
Health

City health department launches new campaign warning of Zika virus risks

As the summer travel season begins, the city Health Department is urging women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, along with their sexual partners, to avoid traveling to areas where the Zika virus is active. Comments (4)
As elected officials like Mayor Bill de Blasio and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz received a designation to run for re-election late last month at the Flushing headquarters for the Democratic Organization of Queens County, a local lawyer who grew up in Harlem was among them. Comments (4)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Astoria

Gianaris bill to crack down on unlicensed drivers passes Senate

The state Senate passed legislation that would crack down on drivers who kill or seriously injure others while driving with a revoked, suspended or otherwise invalid licenses. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), would make such an event a felony and is included in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero agenda. Comments (3)
Hillcrest

Lancman commends mayor for filling Civil, Criminal court vacancies

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) commended Mayor Bill de Blasio for filling interim Civil Court vacancies last week. Comments (2)
Jamaica

York College forum targets development of Jamaican-American health care

Members of the York College alumni association held a networking forum May 6 with officials from the island of Jamaica to help develop the nation’s health-care system. Comments (1)

Monday, June 5, 2017

East Elmhurst

16-year-old IDC critic to challenge Peralta in 2018

A 16-year-old high school junior from East Elmhurst is so angry with state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), he has decided to run against him in 2018, when he will be old enough to hold a seat in the Senate. Comments (5)
Bayside

Carrozza book ‘Love & Money’ gives fresh angle on financial advice

A new book by former state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza outlines an approach to personal finance for readers looking to not only save, but keep more of the money they earn. Comments (9)
Long Island City

Family of Japanese student struck and killed by NYPD vehicle settles lawsuit

The family of Ryo Oyamada is expressing disappointment over a settlement reached with the city in their wrongful death lawsuit. Comment
Flushing

Koo hosts smart truck management workshop in Flushing

The NYC Department of Transportation hosted a smart truck management workshop Tuesday at Flushing Library. The workshop is part of the DOT’s plan to improve the quality of life of New Yorkers through safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible movement of goods. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Moya wants greater consequences for stealthing

A Queens lawmaker is making a stand against “stealthing,” a form of sexual assault during which a partner secretly removes their condom before or during sex without the other partner’s consent. State Assemblyman Fancisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) introduced legislation last week to recognize the practice as rape in the third degree. Comment

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Crime

Jamaica man facing larceny, fraud charges after over $100K stolen from elderly friend: DA

A 68-year-old Jamaica man has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from an 83-year-old female friend who gave him power of attorney to act in her case when her health, including her eyesight, was deteriorating. Comments (1)
Kew Gardens ►Video

Police searching for man in connection with Kew Gardens robbery

KEW GARDENS — Police from the 102nd Precinct were looking for a man wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred in the vicinity of Mayfair Road and 116th Street in Kew Gardens. Comment

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bayside

Fire hydrant leaking for four months causes concern among Bayside residents

A fire hydrant in front of a Bayside co-op has become an ongoing problem for residents who have complained about the presence of standing water attracting mosquitoes. Superintendent Ray Garcia said the leak started four months ago and has kept a steady supply of stagnant water in the gutter in front of the residences near 203rd Street and 35th Avenue ever since. Comments (1)
Jamaica Hills

Motorist drives through crash scene to see mom in nursing home: Cops

An impatient motorist plowed through a Memorial Day crash scene as NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad from the 107th Precinct were assessing a two-vehicle collision that involved four victims at Grand Central Parkway near 164th Street on a service road, according to authorities. One of the passengers died. Comment

Friday, June 2, 2017

Tamara Osherov, an anti-IDC activist from Fresh Meadows, joked as she led about 15 others protesting the breakaway progressive group, the Independent Democratic Conference, outside the office of state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). “It stands for the Insincere Democratic Conference,” she said. Comments (8)
Bayside

Vallone announces details for Independence Day celebrations at Fort Totten

The Independence Day Fireworks Show and Concert, sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone with the Bayside Historical Society, is set for June 28 at Fort Totten in Bayside. The celebration, entering its third year, has drawn thousands from the surrounding area with music, food and entertainment. Comment
Flushing

Oakland Gardens man charged with manslaughter after killing Flushing pedestrian: DA

A 46-year-old Oakland Gardens man has been charged in the death of a Flushing resident Monday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Woodside

Woodside honors Jimmy Lanza on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is always a solemn occasion for Woodside residents as the 11377 zip code lost more men in combat during the Vietnam War than any other zip code in the country. Comment
Flushing

2017 Queens SOUP winner Tinker Lab awarded $1,000

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce awarded $1,000 to the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum for its Tinker Lab, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math education program for local children , Comment
Elmhurst

Tenants displaced by Elmhurst blaze seek court-appointed administrator

An Elmhurst apartment building was nearly destroyed by a five-alarm blaze on April 11 and now, nearly one-third of the residents have signed on to a lawsuit filed by the Legal Aid Society to protect them from landlord fraud. Comment
Hunters Point

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks return to Hunters Point

While the city has yet to make an official announcement, folks in the know in western Queens are excited that the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks extravaganza will return to Long Island City for the third year in a row. NBC will once again basing its national broadcast from Hunters Point South Park. Comment
Hollis

Community Board 12 meets to discuss new housing plan

Confusion over vague reports about a new development coming to Hollis took center stage at the Community Board 12 meeting Tuesday. Comments (1)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Queens trio honored for civil service

Once a year, six out of 250,000 civil servants across the city are selected for the Sloan Public Service Awards. Three of this year’s recipients serve Queens. Comments (2)
Jackson Heights

Crowley hosts town hall in Jackson Heights

Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) held a town hall meeting Tuesday night at IS 145 in Jackson Heights and discussed the future of the Democratic Party, national security under President Trump and possible impeachment. Comments (1)
Little Neck

Little Neck-Douglaston parade brightens dreary skies

Hundreds of Queens residents and elected officials came out to support veterans and active armed service members at the 90th annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, widely known as the largest in the nation. Comments (1)
Transit

Cuomo asks Trump for help with Penn Station crisis

The problems in Penn Station have escalated to the point where Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a letter to President Donald Trump requesting federal funds to bail out Amtrak, which owns the station. The move comes as the passenger railroad service attempts to overhaul the largest transit hub in the United States to end delays and cancellations. Comments (4)
Flushing

Queens College holds its 93rd commencement ceremony

More than 3,000 graduates attended Queens College 93rd commencement ceremony last Friday on the campus’s quadrangle located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Comments (1)
South Ozone Park

Food pantries are in trouble in the face of federal and city budget cuts: Grodenchik

Lillian Hopkins is worried about her food pantry in South Ozone Park, as well as others around the borough, in the face of federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration. Comments (3)
Bayside

Cancer awareness picnic at Fort Totten

Fired Up for a Cure is a cancer awareness picnic hosted by the FDNY that is scheduled to take place Friday at Fort Totten. Comments (1)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Flushing

Bayside man shot to death in Flushing

FLUSHING — Police were investigating the shooting death of a 39-year-old Bayside resident in Flushing. Comments (4)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The NYPD is searching for a man who allegedly robbed and kicked a 44-year-old woman at the 74th Street-Broadway subway station in Jackson Heights last week. Comments (2)

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks spectacular will be back in Long Island City for the third consecutive year with NBC once again basing its national broadcast from Hunters Point South Park. More than 52,000 shells will be fired from four barges along the East River beginning at 9:20 p.m. Comment

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