Aaron Acosta made a promise while playing third to a group of St. Francis Prep parents behind the fence near the base. The Terriers’ offense was struggling in a tight game against McClancy. Acosta vowed to change that. Comment.
The old city Board of Estimate included the five borough presidents and, as a result, they possessed to some degree legislative power. The board was declared unconstitutional because the numerical populations in each borough were not the same. Comment.
A Kew Gardens Hills mosque was the target of another hate crime Friday, police said, just five months after a 57-year-old man was stabbed at the same site in an early morning anti-Muslim attack. Comment.
As a Fresh Meadows family recovers from a night-time fire that filled their home with smoke earlier this month, northeast Queens community leaders over the weekend announced a campaign to promote fire safety awareness. Comment.
In summer 2011, South Flushing’s Pomonok Houses were rocked by gun violence when four people were shot outside the housing projects within a span of four hours, including a 39-year-old woman who died. Comment.
Flushing activist John Byas spent more than a third of his 79-year-old life hounding elected officials to build a toilet in Kissena Corridor Park — and Friday he stood in front of the newly opened commode to announce his quest had finally come to an end. Comment.
A Flushing middle-school teacher was accused of having a months-long sexual affair with a 14-year-old former student and arrested this week on charges of statutory rape, Queens district attorney said. Comment.