Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014


Katz, de Blasio appoint two new library trustees

Two more new members have joined the Queens Library board of trustees. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Joe Crowley seeks 8th re-election to the House

U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) is seeking re-election for the eighth time in the 14th Congressional District, which covers large sections of Queens and the Bronx. As vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, he holds the fifth-highest ranking post in House Democratic leadership. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

St. John’s wants to complete quest for Big East title

St. John’s wants to finish the job. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Police: Miami man arrested in ‘13 Rich Hill killing

RICHMOND HILL — A 31-year-old Miami man has been arrested and charged with murder in the 2013 killing of Richmond Hill native Gerrard Edwards, police said. Comment.

High-five: Flushing routs South Shore for fifth straight win

If Flushing got going early it knew it couldn’t let up against South Shore. Comment.

Police: Man shot in Flushing karaoke bar

FLUSHING — He must have sung a bad note. Comment.

Police warn of Bayside money card scam

BAYSIDE — Police in Bayside, and citywide, are advising neighbors to be alert and not become victims of telephone scams whose callers are tricking them into wiring money or buying money cards for them. Comment.
Howard Beach

Howard Beach man and business charged with tax fraud: DA

HOWARD BEACH — A Howard Beach man has been charged with swindling the city and state out of more than $100,000 in tax revenue through his Glendale auto body shop. Comment.

Wake up (later) and smell the coffee

There are some problems in society that are irrefutable and also relatively easy to fix. We sometimes fool ourselves by saying that these issues are petty or that they will require too much disruption to address. Comment.
Breezy Point

Mixed recovery

Two years after Hurricane Sandy roared into Queens and gouged out our beachfront neighborhoods, the rebuilding is finally gaining some momentum. Comment.

Queens DA targets domestic abuse

I want to commend the Times Ledger for its thoughtful and informative editorial on domestic abuse (Oct. 24, 2014). The editorial highlights two horrific crimes in which women and children were killed. In both cases the defendants are awaiting sentencing and are facing very long prison terms. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014


Nick Cannon visits kids at St. Mary’s Hospital

Lights, camera, action! Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Study: Rockaway health declined post-Sandy

Two years after Hurricane Sandy tore ashore, Rockaway residents’ access to health care remains strained, but the storm has left more people with stress, anxiety and depression, a study said. Comments (1).

Club Hive shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 injured: NYPD

ELMHURST — A woman was fatally shot and two others suffered gunshot wounds shortly after police were called to deal with a disorderly crowd inside Club Hive early Halloween morning, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Broad Channel

Broad Channel stands tall on stilts

Broad Channel was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy two years ago with six-foot water surges and torrential wind and rain. Many homes and businesses were badly damaged, and some small bungalows were demolished in this coastal area. Comment.

Recalling Sandy survival

No one thought New York would ever get hit on Oct. 29, 2012 with a major hurricane like Superstorm Sandy, especially residents in Howard Beach and Lindenwood. We were not told to prepare, evacuate or that we were even considered to be a flood zone as other neighborhoods in the tri-state area were. So we sat back and waited very calmly until the inevitable showed up on our doorsteps. At around 6:30 p.m. I heard the winds howling, rain pouring down and screams with the sound of breaking glass coming from the back of my Lindenwood condominium building on 79th Street, so I ran onto my Comment.
East Elmhurst

Retail options take off at LaGuardia Airport

As LaGuardia Airport awaits modernization with terminal upgrades, improved transportation links and more efficient air-traffic control technology, its retail operation moves steadily forward. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday to celebrate the revitalization at Terminal B with the opening of a half dozen brand new shops and restaurants. Comment.

Gim challenges Kim for Assembly seat

Phil Gim is taking another crack at state Assemblyman Ron Kim’s (D-Flushing) seat. Comment.
Howard Beach

Fundraiser cancelled for Sandy ravished house

By Debbie Cohen Comment.

Unique event space to open in Astoria

A new hybrid performance art and teaching venue called Q.E.D. opens in Astoria next week and the owner plans on giving “mixed-use” a whole new meaning. In the daytime the 1,200-square-foot-space will have classes and in the evenings there will be comedy shows and guest lectures. Comment.

Artists create to find answers

Community Art Project’s fourth annual art market event is in full swing at Flushing Town Hall Gallery with works by 55 international artists on display and available for purchase through Sunday. Comment.

A vote for yes on Proposal 1 is a vote for fairness

A Vote For Yes On Proposal 1 Is A Vote For Fairness Comments (1).

Aldorasi faces off against Gianaris for state Senate

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) is running for a third term in District 12 against a man he doesn’t like. The feeling is mutual. Comment.

Hard lessons learned in a humorous way

As clichéd sayings go, you don’t always know what you’ve got till it’s gone covers territory from the commonplace to life-changing events. Comment.

Mary Louis claims first CHSAA state girls’ tennis title

It was all building toward this for Mary Louis. Comment.
St. Albans

Traffic stop leads to four arrests

ST. ALBANS — Police charged four men with drugs and weapons possession after they pulled over the car they were traveling in near the intersection of Linden and Farmers Boulevards in St. Albans. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Breezy Point

Breezy Point rebuilds with little help from city program: Residents

In the second year since Superstorm Sandy ravaged Breezy Point sand destroyed hundreds of houses, the community has seen a scurry of rebuilding. And many residents contend the effort has happened with little help from the city’s Build it Back program. Comments (1).

Jamaica Bay survived storm much the same

Superstorm Sandy was more devastating to humans than to nature. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway boutique owner has some angels on her side

The Blue Bungalow is doing fine now, but it’s been a hard two years since Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge nearly wrecked the popular boutique that sits at the southern end of 116th Street in Rockaway Beach. The two women who own, and create most of the home decor items sold in the shop, nearly lost the business along with their Rockaway homes. Comment.

MLK’s message of service remains powerful one

Be the best you can be at whatever you’re called to be. Comment.
Long Island City

Citi Bike expands to western Queens under new leadership

Citi Bike is coming to Queens. The popular bike-sharing program will expand into Long Island City beginning in the spring with the installation of 10 docking stations throughout the neighborhood. Comments (1).

Israel seeks eighth term in Congress against Republican Lally

Voters in some northeast Queens neighborhoods will play a key role in the 3rd Congressional District race between U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville), who is seeking his eighth term in office, and Republican Grant Lally, who survived a tough primary challenge in July by Stephen Labate. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Dept. of Health briefs Borough Hall about Ebola virus

Concerned about misinformation surrounding the Ebola virus, Borough President Melinda Katz reached out to the city Department of Health, which responded by sending Dr. Jessica Kattan to brief her and the leaders of Queens’ 14 community boards so they could update their members. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

‘Cheers’ of pharmacies reopens in Jackson Heights

Frank’s Pharmacy is filling out prescriptions once again after rising from its ashes. Comment.

Ridgewood man struck and killed by bus: 104th Pct

A 60-year-old Ridgewood man died after he was struck by an MTA bus near Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street at 5:07 a.m. Thursday, the 104th Precinct said. Comment.
Long Island City

Final phase of demolition begins at 5Pointz

5 Pointz will be a memory within a couple of weeks now that demolition crews have attacked the main building. It’s the final step to remove the old warehouse complex that became famous and attracted aerosol graffiti artists from around the world from 1993 until last November when owner Gerry Wolkoff ordered the walls to be white-washed. Comment.

Avella faces Gilman after tight primary

After fending off former city Comptroller John Liu in a tight primary battle, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is facing a long-shot Green Party challenger in the general election. Comment.
Hollis Hills

Arthur Klein, former Lefrak City executive, dies at 87

Arthur Klein, a founding member of the Hollis Hills Jewish Center and the former executive vice president of The Lefrak Organization, died Oct. 21 in Deerfield Beach. He was 87. Comment.

Police fatally shoot two Queens men who attacked cops

The rookie cop who was seriously injured in the head by an ax-wielding Queens Village man is in stable condition and will now undergo rehabilitation after leaving Jamaica Hospital, hospital officials said Wednesday. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Long Island City

Wi-Fi coming to 29 Queens subway stations

Need to check your e-mail while on the subway? No problem. Comments (1).

Bayside Tiger Schulmann’s reopens on Northern Blvd

After nine months without its own home, the Bayside Tiger Schulmann’s has reopened in a new location on Northern Boulevard. Comment.
Middle Village

Christ the King routs Mary Louis minus star

Christ the King left little doubt that it is the dominant team in CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens and did so without its best player. Comment.

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