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Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College has added 122 years’ worth of historical documents donated by the Real Estate Board of New York to its on-campus repository in Long Island City. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Astoria

Simotas announces $1 million investment in further Mount Sinai Queens expansion

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) secured $1 million in capital funding for three projects at Mount Sinai Queens in Astoria that she nominated for support from the New York State Assembly. The investment helps further the expansion that built a five-story Pavilion with new operating suites, facilities for primary care and an expanded emergency room with an off-street ambulance bay. Comment
St. Albans

Miller gets new term as chairman of Civil Service and Labor Committee

Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) has been reappointed as the chairman of the Committee on Civil Service and Labor. He was also appointed to the Committees on Land Use, Public Safety and Immigration and the Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses. Comments (1)
Long Island City

NYPD closes down Long Island City strip club

A Long Island City strip joint was closed down last Friday by members of the NYPD vice squad by order of the Queens Supreme Court. Comments (1)

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

South Jamaica

Police Summit heads to South Jamaica

South Jamaica

Police Summit heads to South Jamaica

The last leg of the five-borough “Still We Rise NYC Human Justice Summit” will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the New Jerusalem Worship Center, 122-05 Smith St. on the corner of Baisley Boulevard in South Jamaica. Comments (18)
Kew Gardens

Connecticut man convicted in 2011 road-rage killing

A Connecticut man has been convicted of murder in a Kew Gardens road-rage episode that left one man dead and his brother shot in the face, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

Forest Hills Jewish Center will be getting some upgrades. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights Orchestra will offer ‘Four Seasons’

Maestro Patricia Glunt and the Jackson Heights Orchestra will stage their February concert, the second of the season, at 4 p.m. Feb. 3 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 33-50 82nd St. The orchestra will present “The Four Seasons,” by Antonio Vivaldi. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

Ozone Park

Ozone Park man sentenced for child sexual abuse: DA

An Ozone Park man will face time in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing and taking nude photographs of a 14-year-old girl, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Legal Hand event provides a helping hand to immigrants

The second annual Sanctuary for All event, an occasion meant to empower and protect immigrants with social and legal services, was held last week at Legal Hand Jamaica, 149-13 Jamaica Ave. Comment

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Long Island City

Homeless families uprooted from Long Island City shelter with short notice

The city’s Department of Homeless Services has come under fire for suddenly moving 54 families out of a temporary shelter at a Long Island City hotel to make room for homeless men. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Report: Southeast Queens leads borough in 2017 foreclosures

Foreclosures in the city have hit their highest peak since 2009, according to PropertyShark, a real estate analytic company. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

Burglar pleads guilty to thefts posted on Facebook

Naquan Hill, a Far Rockaway man who boldly attempted to escape from the Rikers Island Prison Complex last summer, pleaded guilty last week to burglarizing two homes in Queens in 2016, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment
Elmhurst

Dromm, Asian Americans for Equality help small businesses hurt by water main break

Several small businesses were flooded in parts of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst on Jan. 12 when an 80-year-old water main broke open at Broadway and 74th Street. Many of the businesses that were not damaged by the flood lost revenue because of street closures, emergency vehicles and repairs during the cleanup effort. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

A large family that has been tormented by an infestation of cockroaches in its Queensbridge Houses apartment since July 2016 is now at the top of a waiting list for a new apartment in Queens, according to the New York City Housing Authority, but five-bedroom apartments are rare in public housing, with only one available in the borough last year. Comments (11)
Kew Gardens

Katz previews Friday’s State of the Borough address

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz offered a preview of her State of the Borough address she will deliver Friday in Astoria during a press briefing at Borough Hall Tuesday. Comment
Long Island City is still in the hunt for what is being called one of the biggest economic development deals of the century, making the short list of 20 metropolitan areas out of 238 proposals for e-commerce giant Amazon’s second headquarters. Comment

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Long Island City

Homeless man found dead in Long Island City: NYPD

A 40-year-old homeless man was found dead Saturday morning in Long Island City. Comment

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

The East Elmhurst man responsible for lifting a rare tortoise from its Douglaston habitat was sentenced to six months behind bars Thursday on charges of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Comment
Jamaica

Police searching for suspect who robbed Jamaica grocery store

Police were searching for a suspect who allegedly stole $600 from a supermarket in Jamaica. Comments (8)
Maspeth

Man robs Investor’s Bank in Maspeth: NYPD

The NYPD was searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery that occurred Monday in Maspeth. Comments (1)
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