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Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Construction has started on the Academy of American Studies’ new home which will be right across the street from its current location at 28-04 41st Ave., Long Island City. Comment

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

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. Comment
Glendale

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. Comments (1)
Two Queens officers were honored Dec. 4 at the ASPCA’s fourth annual Appreciation Luncheon for their service to help fight animal cruelty in their communities. Comment
Astoria

Kaufman Astoria Studios VP Tracy Capune elected president of QEDC’s board of directors

Kaufman Astoria Studios Vice President Tracy Capune, a veteran urban planner and economic development consultant, was elected president of the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors. Comment
Astoria

Greater Astoria Historical Society launches $20,000 campaign to move to new space

By the end of 2018, the Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS) will have to move from its current location at 35-20 Broadway. Comment
Ridgewood

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. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

Woodhaven

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. Comments (2)
What would an artless Queens look like? Comment

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018

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. Comments (4)
Astoria

Simotas urges Cuomo to sign Sexual Assault Bill of Rights legislation

State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign her Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights legislation after the state’s attorney general reached settlements with seven New York City hospitals that illegally billed at least 200 rape survivors for forensic rape examinations. Comments (1)
Elmhurst

Elmhurst bar patron bashes man in the head with a bottle during a dispute: NYPD

Police were searching for a suspect who allegedly smashed a bottle on a man’s head at an Elmhurst bar and cut him last month. Comment
Work has finally begun on a new soccer field in Astoria Park. Comment
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. Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

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. Comment

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