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Maspeth man among seven cuffed in connection with alleged heroin trafficking in Brooklyn

A Maspeth man was among seven individuals arrested by federal agents on Dec. 5 for alleged involvement in a heroin distribution ring that operated in Williamsburg and surrounding communities. Published Dec 8, 2018
Forest Hills

Two cuffed for alleged roles in Forest Hills beatdown that left teen hospitalized: NYPD

Police are clearing the air on rumors that Bukharian Jewish student at Forest Hills High School was beaten into a coma in a hate crime on Nov. 29, stating that the 16-year-old was never in a coma and that the incident is not considered as a bias crime. Published Dec 7, 2018

Constance DelVecchio Maltese, renowned Middle Village painter and wife of former state senator, dies

Constance DelVecchio Maltese, a respected artist and wife of a long-time state senator and a long-time Middle Village resident, died on Friday. Published Dec 7, 2018
Forest Hills

Forest Hills Jewish community, NYPD at odds over recent assault of local teenager

While cops are classifying a recent beating of a Bukharian teen — and other violent incidents — as gang-related rather than bigoted, a number of Forest Hills residents insist that the episodes are, in fact, driven by anti-Semitism. Published Dec 8, 2018

City will take a closer look at bringing NYC Ferry service to northeast Queens locations

The city Economic Development Corporation will consider a long-advocated expansion into waterways along the transit deserts of northeast Queens, City Councilman Paul Vallone announced Monday. Published Dec 11, 2018

Flushing lawmaker debunks rumor of homeless shelter coming to a neighborhood hotel

Rumors that the city plans on opening a homeless shelter at the Parc Hotel in Flushing are greatly exaggerated, according to City Councilman Peter Koo. Published Dec 11, 2018
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Teenager turns himself in after slashing student at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside: NYPD

Police sources confirmed Wednesday that a 15-year-old boy is now in custody on assault and weapons possession charges after slashing a fellow student at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside on Tuesday morning — and causing a 2 1/2 hour lockdown of the campus that alarmed students, parents and staff alike Published Dec 12, 2018
Long Island City

Long Island City homeless shelter sold to Brooklyn investor for $23.2M

The Fairfield Inn in Long Island City, which was controversially converted into a homeless shelter by the city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) in May, has been sold to Brooklyn investor Shulem Herman. Published Dec 3, 2018

New Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Elmhurst Park is a long time in coming

Many Vietnam War veterans returned home to cries of protest — something that Manfred Edenhofer, president of the Queens chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association, believes does not do justice to the individuals who served either voluntarily or through the draft. Published Dec 3, 2018

The World’s Fare returns to Flushing’s Citi Field in May of 2019 for second helping of global eats

The World’s Fare is coming back to Citi Field next spring and figures to attract thousands of local foodies eager to try curated bites from across the globe. Published Dec 3, 2018

First week on 7 line with state-of-the-art signal system was hell for Queens commuters

Commuters on the 7 train in Queens and Manhattan experienced a series of setback during the first week of communications-based train control, a digital signal system which replaced the analog technology. Published Dec 4, 2018

Borough President Melinda Katz announces run for Queens DA

Borough President Melinda Katz officially launched her campaign for Queens District Attorney against incumbent Richard Brown, City Councilman Rory Lancman and retired Judge Gregory Lasak Tuesday morning at MacDonald Park in Forest Hills. Published Dec 4, 2018
Forest Hills

Forest Hills dispensary launches campaign to provide more affordable medical marijuana

A Forest Hills dispensary is offering a $25 deal on their in-house cannabis vape pens, tinctures and tablets as part of the campaign “Live Green, Save Green” to help patients afford high quality medical marijuana products. Published Dec 7, 2018

Opposition to Amazon HQ2 grows at Ridgewood community space

Ridgewood-based Woodbine began organizing opposition to Amazon’s decision to land a headquarters in Long Island City’s Anable Basin with a meeting at their community space in Ridgewood on Nov. 30. Published Dec 10, 2018

Cops catch alleged serial Glendale burglar after he pawned off stolen items at Ridgewood shop

Selling stolen jewelry at a local pawn shop proved to be a big mistake for an alleged burglar from Glendale accused of taking loot from several area homes over the last six weeks, prosecutors said. Published Dec 10, 2018

Katz calls on Amazon to front cost of BQX streetcar and other mass transit expansions in Queens

With Amazon heading to Long Island City to establish part of its second headquarters (HQ2), Borough President Melinda Katz said last week that the trillion-dollar corporation should pay for the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) and other transit improvements in the neighborhood. Published Dec 11, 2018

State DREAM Act should be renamed for Peralta: Congressman

A Manhattan congressman is pushing for the DREAM Act to be named in honor of the late Queens state Sen.Jose Peralta, who died unexpectedly Nov. 21 of unconfirmed causes at the age of 47. Published Nov 26, 2018
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Queens remembers Jose Peralta as a ‘fighter’ for immigrants and LGBT community

The crowd of mourners at St. Joan of Arc Church in Jackson Heights spilled out into the foyer of the large house of worship Tuesday morning as state Sen. Jose Peralta, who died on Nov. 21 at the age of 47 from an illness, was remembered fondly for his advocacy for the underrepresented such as undocumented immigrants and the LGBT community by fellow Queens elected officials. Published Nov 27, 2018

City touts Select Bus Service success on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards

Despite community opposition from the beginning, the city Department of Transportation (DOT) is calling its Select Bus Service plan on Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards a success a year after it rolled out. Published Dec 4, 2018

Joe Lhota resigns as MTA head

MTA Chair Joseph Lhota has resigned after serving about a year and a half in the role he was asked to fill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the transit agency confirmed Friday morning. Published Nov 9, 2018
Jackson Heights

Koeppel Mazda celebrates opening of sleek new facility in Jackson Heights

After decades serving Jackson Heights out of a prefab office on Northern Boulevard, Koeppel Mazda cut the ribbon on a new modern facility that is as sophisticated in design as the cars they sell. Published Nov 12, 2018

Suozzi, DeBono face off in North Shore Towers debate

Freshman U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Little Neck) and his Republican general election challenger Dan DeBono exchanged remarks on national and statewide policies at a North Shore Towers debate Wednesday night. Published Nov 3, 2018

Strong voter turnout on Election Day in Queens

We’ve got you covered with live updates throughout the day regarding the 2018 midterm elections. Here’s the latest. Published Nov 6, 2018
Howard Beach

Addabbo secures victory over Sullivan

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) pulled out a victory over Republican challenger Tom Sullivan in the Nov. 6 midterm election and will serve a fifth term in Albany. Published Nov 6, 2018
Howard Beach

Addabbo secures fifth term as state senator with victory over Sullivan

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) pulled out a victory over Republican challenger Tom Sullivan in the Nov. 6 midterm election and will serve a fifth term in Albany. Published Nov 8, 2018

PBA members questions mayor at Arverne town hall

Mayor Bill de Blasio side-stepped a major Police Benevolent Association rally outside a town hall in Arverne but later praised the NYPD’s work in Wednesday’s bomb attacks. Published Oct 26, 2018

Queens officials blast de Blasio staffer for interrupting meeting on SHSAT

The battle for the SHSAT is not going away anytime soon, with elected officials calling out a de Blasio administration employee who is accused of attempting to end the public comment portion of an Oct. 23 Community Education Council 24 meeting. Published Oct 26, 2018

MTA considers fare hikes, service cuts as activists call for stronger investment

With a major deficit forecasted, MTA Chair Joe Lhota said fare hikes and service cuts for subway riders are impending even if a new revenue stream for the state agency is not tapped in the near future. Published Oct 30, 2018
Forest Hills

Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights in Forest Hills

Forest Hills will have its own Diwali festival for the community to celebrate Autumn Nov. 3. Published Nov 2, 2018
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Alleged Proud Boys member from Jackson Heights turns himself in following vicious Upper East Side attack: NYPD

A Jackson Heights man was among three people who turned themselves into the NYPD Monday for allegedly taking part in a brutal conflict between the far-right group Proud Boys and left-wing protesters on the Upper East Side. Published Oct 25, 2018

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