Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly tossed the coin to kick off the 2013 event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park June 27, which he said will contribute to building stronger relationships between the community and law enforcement. This year more than 100 youngsters aged 14-19 will compete on 12 teams for the title. Comment.
Little Neck resident Kevin Shea, 16, organized a cleanup of Udalls Cove in Douglaston last month. Shea, a member of Boy Scout Troop 10, put the event together as part of his Eagle Project to become an Eagle Scout. Comment.
The U.S. Supreme Court’ ruling on gay marriage will cause more harm than good. The court has destroyed and robbed the foundation of traditional marriage and has single-handedly destroyed society as we know it. Comments (4).
We would be hard-pressed to find a more unlikely or inhospitable spot to open an eatery than the stretch of Metropolitan Avenue, near Queen’s western frontier, where Bunker has hunkered down. It’s across from a junk yard and next to a sewage treatment plant. Yet inaccessibility may actually work in Bunker’s favor. Comment.
If people say they support civil unions and equal rights for gays but feel that the “sacrament” of marriage should be between a man and a woman, then by excluding gays from marriage they show that they are not for equal rights for gays. Comment.
AT&T and city officials recently unveiled a solar power charging station pilot program that will allow residents to charge their mobile devices throughout the city, including several areas in Queens. Comments (2).
The election campaigns every year in New York state and especially in New York City have two parts. The first is having designating petitions circulated with the candidates’ names on them. Each political party listed on the ballot goes through the petition process. Comment.
The recent attacks on stop-and-frisk, a constitutional tool employed by the city Police Department, are outrageous. This program, instituted in under Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has helped bring down major crime rates in the city to an all-time low, to the levels seen in the 1950s. Comment.
Lawyers for the Howard Beach woman who fatally shot her abusive ex-NYPD husband in 2008 are hoping to appeal to the state’s highest court after she began serving a five-year sentence on a gun charge last month. Comment.
Police say a gun buyback at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in South Jamaica last weekend netted 29 weapons, including 17 revolvers, eight semi-automatics and one rifle. The event was held in honor of D’aja Robinson, the 14-year-old who was shot dead while riding a city bus just a few blocks from the church.Photo courtesy NYPD Comments (1).
The Empire State Building has been part of my life, it seems, forever. When a large structure to go up some blocks west of it was approved not long ago, which will block the view of it from some angles, it brought back memories. Comment.
The cult figure who has inspired curiosity with his unusual — and criminal — fixation on mass transit could spend up to five years minting license plates after he pleaded guilty earlier this week to joyriding in a large bus in Jamaica, the district attorney said. Comment.
During the day, downtown Jamaica is jam-packed with young people shuffling to and from York College or shopping on Jamaica Avenue, but come nighttime the area doesn’t exactly have the cultural cache neighboring boroughs can claim. Comments (1).
Sidewalk cracks along Little Neck Parkway can be traced directly to the center of the busy street where they formed, but homeowners who live there were slapped with liens on their property for them, residents said. Comments (2).
Identity politics is an age-old term for voters picking one of their own. Up until the 1940s, the Irish largely dominated New York politics and ticket balancing meant having one Irish candidate, one Italian candidate and one Jewish candidate on the same slate to appeal to the dominant ethnic groups in the city. Comment.
Borough President Helen Marshall heard a presentation on the Department of City Planning’s East Elmhurst rezoning proposal last week, a plan the department said will protect the neighborhood’s character and encourage mixed-use development. Comments (1).
In a bedside arraignment at Jamaica Hospital, a 40-year-old man was charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend and attempted murder after an off-duty police officer was shot when he broke up a domestic dispute on Father’s Day in South Jamaica, the district attorney said. Comments (1).
Voters in southeast Queens got the chance to see four of the candidates for city public advocate on stage together for only a few minutes last week as they came in and out from other engagements, and one hopeful said that is exactly why her campaign is surging. Comment.
A teen husband and wife who died in a high-speed crash on the Grand Central Parkway Saturday will share a final resting place as their families raise their 14-month-old baby together, the child’s relatives said. Comment.
A 39-year-old man took road rage a bit too far in downtown Flushing last weekend when he allegedly claimed to be an NYPD officer and shot someone over a parking space, court documents revealed. Comments (5).
Parking along Bell Boulevard has become a microcosm of what busy business districts throughout the city have been struggling to address because of consistently inconsistent Muni-Meters, community leaders said. Comments (1).
Melinda Katz’s two decades in public service now seem like tailor-made preparations for the vacant borough president seat she is seeking, the former lawmaker recently told TimesLedger Newspapers. Comment.
The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale has taken a first step toward revitalization. The mall’s new Center Green, a 10,000-square-foot open space, officially opened Tuesday in time for the first community event there this weekend. Comments (5).
A Forest Hills man was charged with attempted murder last week for allegedly stabbing a member of a mosque in Kew Gardens Hills while screaming anti-Muslim slurs in November, District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (2).
A special permit application for the 5Pointz redevelopment project has been tweaked to include additional community benefits for Long Island City residents, the site’s owners told Borough President Helen Marshall last week. Comments (1).
Advocates working to silence the drastic uptick in airliner noise throughout northeast Queens celebrated a victory this week when a bill allowing the Port Authority to investigate their claims passed the state Legislature. All they need now is the governor’s signature. Comments (1).
Kely Aponte couldn’t wait for the chance to step foot on the Yankee Stadium field. Not even the wait of an hour and 46 minute rain delay could put a damper on the Rockaway Park native’s spirits. Comment.
Archbishop Molloy officially named Coach Jack Curran’s replacements by removing the “interim” titles from basketball Coach and Athletic Director Mike McCleary and baseball headman Brad Lyons, according to McCleary. Comment.
A Forest Hills man was charged with using anti-Muslim slurs while repeatedly stabbing a man who was unlocking a Kew Gardens Hills mosque for morning prayers last year, the Queens district attorney’s office said Friday. Comment.
Elected officials, community leaders and representatives of the Sunnyside United Dogs Society celebrated the reopening last week of Lou Lodati Park in Sunnyside, an event that overjoyed both dog owners and their four-legged friends alike. Comment.