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Queens Village

Elderly pedestrian struck by car and killed while crossing a Queens Village street: NYPD

An elderly pedestrian died near his home in Queens Village Wednesday after being struck by a car, police reported. Published Nov 30, 2018
East Elmhurst

New airport concourse set to open at LaGuardia Airport

“A Whole New LaGuardia,” an $8 billion redevelopment plan for the East Elmhurst airport, is soaring to new heights with the opening of its first new concourse on Saturday, according to his office. Published Nov 30, 2018
South Jamaica

Nearly a dozen career and technical programs added to Queens high schools

The city’s Department of Education (DOE) surpassed its goal to introduce 40 new Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs between 2016 and 2018 with a multi-year $113 million investment across all five boroughs, 11 of which were implemented in 10 schools in Queens. Published Dec 4, 2018

Rosedale kitten trapped during rainstorm has been rescued

A couple, a friend and some Rosedale residents joined forces to rescue a kitten trapped in a pipe in a storm drain during a rainstorm over the weekend, according to John Di Leonardo, the president and anthrozoologist of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION), an animal rights nonprofit based on Long Island. Published Dec 6, 2018

Queens Library receives $250K for future temporary space in Woodhaven during renovations

City Councilman Eric Ulrich secured $250,000 in funding for the Queens Borough Public Library to open a temporary location while its Woodhaven branch undergoes a major renovation. Published Dec 7, 2018

DOT receives more than $2M to fix Woodhaven Boulevard overpass and repave southwest Queens roads

Standing with Department of Transportation officials at the foot of the Woodhaven Boulevard overpass above Atlantic Avenue on Friday, City Councilman Eric Ulrich announced that he’s providing $2.125 million in city funds toward repaving streets around his district. Published Dec 8, 2018

Woodhaven BID looking toward future with new appointment

Raquel Oliveras of Downtown Manhattan was chosen to be the new executive director of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District, according to an announcement made by the BID last week. Published Dec 9, 2018

Purple Heart recipient and veteran of Iraq war shares his story at Queens College

Lieutenant Colonel Justin Constantine, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, was the guest speaker at the Queens College Disabled Veterans Awareness Program last week in Flushing. Published Dec 11, 2018

Queens has 101 schools with full computer science programs, and that number is set to grow

In kicking off Computer Science Education Week, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced Monday that approximately 134,000 students received Computer Science Education at 359 city schools from 2017 to 2018. Published Dec 12, 2018

Children’s Services adds simulation training for caseworkers at Jamaica location

The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) unveiled its plan for its first-ever simulation training sites in Harlem and Jamaica for child welfare workers last week, according to the city agency. Published Dec 10, 2018
Cambria Heights

Queens Library offers free specialized high school information session in Cambria Heights

Queens Library at Cambria Heights won’t be offering turkey this holiday weekend, but it will be offering a food for thought for students who are interested in attending specialized high schools, according to the library. Published Nov 23, 2018
South Jamaica

Teen who played role in South Jamaica home invasion found guilty of murder: DA

A teenager could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted Monday of committing murder during a botched home invasion in South Jamaica nearly four years ago. Published Nov 28, 2018
Ozone Park

Building collapse forces Animal Pantry in Ozone Park to close

On the eve of Small Business Saturday, Animal Pantry Ozone Park, a mom-and-pop pet supply store, was issued a vacate order by the city’s Department of Buildings after a part of the facility collapsed, according to City Councilman Eric Ulrich. Published Nov 27, 2018
Springfield Gardens

Charter schools in Queens allowed to monitor their own pre-K without DOE interference: Court of Appeals

The State of New York Court of Appeals sided with Success Academy Charter Schools in a 5-2 decision last week as the academy fought for Universal Pre-K funding from the State Education Department without oversight from the city’s Department of Education. Published Nov 29, 2018

Hollis, Jamaica and St. Albans has the most food insecurity across NYC: Report

Too many people in one section of southern Queens are going to bed each night wondering if they can afford their next meal, according to a report released by the Food Bank for New York City. Published Dec 1, 2018
Forest Hills

Forest Hills artist’s new sculpture in Elmhurst park pays tribute to local immigrants

Queens artist Yvonne Shortt celebrated immigrants with a sculpture installation at Dunningham Triangle in Elmhurst, according to the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Published Dec 5, 2018

Queens Democrats call for ‘sweeping overhaul’ to Board of Elections following Election Day problems

The Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) wants voting reform, as well as an overhaul of the Board of Elections because of Election Day blunders which continue to primarily affect 3.5 million voters of color across the city at polling sites. Published Dec 4, 2018

Southside Seahawks cheerleading squad makes it to the national stage

The Queens Southside Seahawks cheerleading squad will compete in Florida for the 2018 American Youth Football & Cheer National Competition in December. Published Dec 3, 2018

College enrollment rate in Queens higher than record-setting citywide numbers: DOE

As New York City sets a record number for public high school students enrolling to post-secondary education, Queens goes even further than the citywide rate, according to a Department of Education spokesperson. Published Dec 2, 2018
Forest Hills

NYC lawmakers pay tribute to Stan Lee

New York City lawmakers were among the millions who paid their respects to comic book legend Stan Lee, who died on Veterans Day in Los Angeles. Published Nov 15, 2018

Bronx cabbie sentenced after beating fellow driver with tire iron during JFK dispute: DA

A cab driver from the Bronx will spend more than three years in prison after attacking a fellow driver with a tire iron during a fight at John F. Kennedy Airport, according to prosecutors. Published Nov 16, 2018
Richmond Hill

Jamaica Hospital hosts art exhibit at its hospice care center

Artists from the Community Learning Center of the Clarkstown School District in Rockland County showcased the art they donated to Jamaica Hospital’s Ferrara Family Center for Hospice Care last week. Published Nov 20, 2018
Howard Beach

Amazing Lash Studio opens first Queens location in Howard Beach

Amazing Lash Studio, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing eyelash extension franchises, opened its fifth New York location in Howard Beach, which is the only one operated in Queens, according to one of its owners, Gina Favia-Kelly. Published Nov 19, 2018
Far Rockaway

Ground broken on $33.6 million Far Rockaway Library construction site

Ground was broken Monday on the construction site for the new Far Rockaway Library, according to Queens Library spokeswoman Elisabeth de Bourbon. Published Nov 21, 2018

Local businesses hand out 400 free turkeys in Jamaica just in time for Thanksgiving

The Community Fall Giveaway — a partnership between Agape Bethel CDC, The Showing Hearts Foundation, the 103rd Precinct, Royal Waste and several local elected officials — gave away 400 turkeys Tuesday in Jamaica. Published Nov 22, 2018

Families receive free Thanksgiving turkeys at Jamaica event

Queens was the third stop in Food Bank For New York City’s “5 Borough Turkey Tour” last week. Published Nov 22, 2018

Local chef to host annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner in Cambria Heights

Mount Moriah AME Church and local Chef Premo Sanders will host the ninth-annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner in Cambria Heights from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Published Nov 22, 2018
Ozone Park

Ulrich celebrates Thanksgiving Day with constituents

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) will host a Thanksgiving Day dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Arabella’s Castle, a boutique banquet hall in Ozone Park. Published Nov 22, 2018
South Ozone Park

Funeral for 102-year-old World War II veteran to be held in South Ozone Park

Funeral services have been arranged for Earl Alfred Snell. They will take place Saturday at The Bergen Funeral Home in South Ozone Park. Published Nov 23, 2018

City makes military veterans a priority in the job market

The city’s Small Business Services hit a milestone of serving more than 15,000 veterans and their spouses through its Workforce 1 Career Centers network since the start of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Administration, SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced last week. Published Nov 25, 2018

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