While Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to soon release proposed regulations allowing a controversial drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing in New York state, the head of the City Council Committee on Environmental Protection is cautioning that a national standard for so-called fracking in a safe manner does not exist. Comments (3).
Hundreds of mourning students gathered at St. Francis Preparatory in Fresh Meadows Saturday night for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Daniel Fernandez, a 16-year-old student who died in a horrific accident on a party bus the night before. Comment.
A 16-year-old boy from Woodside was killed Friday night while on a bus to a Sweet 16 party after sticking his head through an emergency hatch and smashing his head against an overpass, according to the Port Authority. Comments (66).
Kew Gardens Hills residents who were concerned that voting at their new polling site at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church would violate their religious beliefs can rest easier now that polling has been moved to the Kew Gardens Hills Library. Comment.
Holy Cross Coach Tom Pugh hopes a year older means a year wiser for his football team. The Knights were littered with talented sophomores last season, but injuries and inconsistent play sent them into a late slide they never recovered from. Comment.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently constructed an auxiliary entrance/exit at the Briarwood-Van Wyck Expressway E and F subway station, with a stairway not compliant with the standards for accessibility for people with disabilities in wheelchairs. Comments (1).
Campaign war chests in the race for the downtown Flushing state Assembly seat appear to be largely filled by donations from outside the district or loans, according to the latest disclosure reports. Comment.
The 2012 US Open opening matches kicked off an economic bonanza for the city Monday, but a man working for a borough nonprofit trying to get spectators to stay in Queens did not have the same luck as some of the athletes. Comment.
A panel and task force that first convened several years ago to identify ways the city can cope with the local impact of climate change, such as fiercer storms and rising sea levels, will now meet on a regular basis and have an expanded focus. Comments (1).
The sister of a man murdered at the Bland Houses last week was joined by a representative of the Queens district attorney’s office and local activists to denounce gun violence that has put the complex on edge less than a year after a series of shootings shocked the community. Comment.
Several beaming teenagers and young adults accepted certificate awards from city Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) at the YWCA of Queens on Friday for volunteering a substantial amount of their time to the community over the summer. Comment.
Fresh Meadows resident Claire Goldberg, who still lives on her own and uses an iPad, celebrated her 100th birthday in style last week surrounded by three generations of her family and elected officials. Comment.