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Flushing pols push census preparation bill

Elected officials gathered in Flushing last week demanding action on a census preparation bill. Published Feb 22, 2018

Corona man convicted in JFK theft of John Legend’s luggage: DA

A Corona man has been convicted for stealing singer John Legend’s luggage from JFK last March, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Published Feb 22, 2018
College Point

Spa Castle fined for child labor violation

A controversial spa in College Point is in trouble once again. Published Feb 23, 2018

Illegal Whitestone lot shut down

The city last month officially closed down a Whitestone lot used illegally for commercial storage that neighbors and pols including state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) fumed over for nearly two years. Published Feb 24, 2018
Fresh Meadows

Legendary St. Francis Prep basketball coach dies

Legendary St. Francis Prep Basketball coach Tim Leary, 73, died last week after battling gallbladder cancer. Published Feb 24, 2018

Survey says: Bayside residents unhappy about tree conditions

Bayside residents are concerned about the condition of city trees in their community, a new survey shows. Published Feb 24, 2018

Man wanted in string of robberies in downtown Flushing: NYPD

Police were searching for a man wanted for questioning in connection with a grand larceny pattern in Flushing. Published Feb 13, 2018

Mayor pushes for better policing in State of City address

Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined his goals for New York City at his fifth State of the City address Tuesday. Published Feb 15, 2018

Flushing parade kicks off Lunar New Year

The Flushing community is preparing to kick off the Year of the Dog with Lunar New Year celebrations. Published Feb 16, 2018

Report: Queens Museum heads misled Board of Trustees

A new report has determined that former Queens Museum director Laura Raicovich and deputy director David Strauss used poor judgement and knowingly misled the board when they cancelled a historic recreation of the 1947 vote that established the state of Israel last August. Published Feb 16, 2018

Community comes together to honor boy who died saving friend in Forest Park

Friends and family celebrated the life of Anthony Perez, the 11-year-old who died saving his friend after he fell into a frozen pond in Forest Park Feb. 6. Published Feb 17, 2018

Lancman praises landmark court decision on excessive bail

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) is praising a landmark decision that determined that judges should consider a defendant’s ability to pay before setting bail. Published Feb 21, 2018
College Point

College Point residents demand city fix flooded road

College Point residents have been treading water for long enough. Published Feb 17, 2018

Middle Village boy, 11, dies saving friend from frozen pond

An 11-year-old Middle Village boy is dead after falling through the ice on a frozen pond, FDNY officials said. Published Feb 8, 2018
Ozone Park

Queens school cafeterias among the city’s worst: Report

Nearly half of the city’s public school cafeterias are not up to health code, according to a recently published report by the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. Published Feb 8, 2018
Willets Point

City unveils new affordable housing plan for Willets Point

Affordable housing is finally coming to Willets Point. Published Feb 9, 2018
Real Estate

Rent prices drop in northwest Queens: Report

Queens rent prices dropped in 2017, according to a new StreetEasy report. Published Feb 9, 2018

Meng connects with hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

After visiting Puerto Rico a week ago to asses the damage and what work needs to be done, Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) brought a displaced Puerto Rican resident currently living in Queens to last week’s State of the Union address. Published Feb 9, 2018

Meng pushes for new mailboxes to combat ‘mail fishing’

Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) wants to combat “mail fishing” in Queens. Published Feb 10, 2018

Queens Library honors 19th century Flushing philanthropist

Queens Library celebrated Black History Month by honoring 19th century Flushing philanthropist and educator Mary Shaw. Published Feb 14, 2018

Study: Queens health care workers face long commutes

A new study has found that Queens health care workers have the city’s worst commute. Published Feb 12, 2018

Police searching for Flushing burglary suspect

Police were searching for a man suspected of burglary in Flushing. Published Jan 31, 2018

Queens Museum director resigns

Queens Museum will be getting a new director. Published Feb 1, 2018

Meeks denounces Trump at Jamaica town hall

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) did not hold back against President Donald Trump at a Saturday town hall event at York College in Jamaica. Published Feb 2, 2018

Summons recipients to receive text reminders

In an effort to nudge people to go to court, New Yorkers will now receive text-message reminders about summonses. Published Feb 3, 2018
Kew Gardens Hills

Seniors learn self-defense in free class

Senior citizens in Kew Garden Hills got free self-defense lessons. Published Feb 7, 2018

Parents asking for safety measures at busy intersection near Flushing school

Elected officials and parents are asking the city Department of Transportation to reconsider implementing traffic calming measures at the intersection of 58th Road and 136th Street near PS 120. Published Feb 6, 2018

Jamaica holds domestic violence prevention event

After a rise in domestic violence cases in the city in recent years, elected officials and activists hosted a #PutTheNailInIt event to “put the nail in domestic violence” last Friday. Published Feb 4, 2018

Latimer Gardens Housing Complex polling site set to re-open

After being closed since 2012, the polling site at Latimer Gardens housing complex in Flushing will re-open. Published Feb 5, 2018
Fresh Meadows

Elmhurst cyclist struck and killed in Fresh Meadows

A popular cyclist from Elmhurst died after being struck by a car on 175th Street and Union Turnpike, police said. Published Feb 6, 2018

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