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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Astoria

Maloney urges Congress to extend terror act

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) called on Congress to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act at Ground Zero Saturday. Comment.
Middle Village

CB 5’s Giordano saluted

State Assembly members Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) and Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) gave Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano a proclamation marking his 25 years on the board during its July 9 meeting. Comment.
Flushing

Jung builds war chest

Flushing state Senate candidate S.J. Jung has out-fund-raised and outspent his opponent, Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), but her campaign is not worried. Comment.
Rochdale Village

Rochdale Library to get new roof in summer

The Rochdale Village Library is expected to temporarily close the book Aug. 2 to undergo a $4.1 million renovation project that includes a new roof. Comment.
Flushing

Wheel Fun Rentals opens Queens locations

Queens families will have a couple more ways to explore Flushing Meadows Corona Park this summer. Comment.
Jamaica

More shops open at JFK’s Terminal 4

With more than 60,000 travelers passing through each day in the summer season, John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 has just undergone a face-lift. Comment.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jamaica

Advisory: U.S. flights to Israel canceled

KENNEDY AIRPORT - The Federal Aviation Commission has suspended all flights from the United States to Tel Aviv for at least the next 24 hours Comment.
Rockaway Park

Seaside sisters reported missing return home: NYPD

SEASIDE — Police said two sisters reported missing in Seaside returned to their family after staying over night at a friend’s house without permission, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Jamaica

MTA workers rescue mother, baby from Jamaica tracks

JAMAICA- A Queens woman jumped onto the subway tracks at the Jamaica Center station Monday morning after the stroller carrying her baby rolled off the platform, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

Lot LIC film, music event on tap

Part of the downtown music scene will move from Manhattan to a spot of land in Long Island City starting next month. Comment.

Guyanese woman missing in Queens

JAMAICA — Police were searching for a Guyanese woman who was last seen last Thursday in the vicinity of 111th Avenue, in Jamaica. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Man gets 17 years for beating senior roommate to death: DA

A former resident of a Rockaway Park nursing home was sentenced to 17 years in prison last week after pleading guilty to clubbing his 71-year-old roommate to death with the metal footrest of a wheelchair in October, the DA said. Comments (1).
Douglaston

Young artists exhibit work in Douglaston

Students from PS 811Q celebrate the opening of their art exhibit at the National Art League in Douglaston. Comment.
Jamaica

Suspect tried to hold up worker at Sunshine Grocery at gunpoint: Police

JAMAICA — Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who tried to rob a grocery store at gunpoint on Parsons Boulevard. Comments (1).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Jamaica

Affordable housing quest

Southeast Queens was hit hard during the housing crisis earthquake. Comments (2).
St. Albans

Miller gives $1 million to constituents to spend

How would you spend $1 million of tax money in your neighborhood? Comments (5).
Forest Hills

Legendary player hits home run in Forest Hills

Pop into any Citibank around noon time these days, and you may encounter the beloved mascot Mr. Met as well as Mets Alumni and SNY Broadcasters Ron Darling or Keith Hernandez. Comment.
South Jamaica

Cops looking for South Jamaica shooting suspect

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were searching for the gunman who opened fire during an early morning incident that left one man injured Monday. Comments (2).

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jamaica

Downtown Jamaica wants to cultivate healthier community

The farmers market is back in Jamaica, and that means residents, tourists and workers in the downtown Jamaica area can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. Comments (1).
Howard Beach

Ognibene out of Senate race

Former City Councilman Thomas Ognibene filed paperwork declining to run on the Republican and Conservative tickets for state Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr.’s (D-Hoard Beach) seat, the city Board of Elections said. Comment.
Hollis

Vanel drops out of state Senate race

Small businessman Clyde Vanel announced Monday he would not pursue the state Senate seat currently held by Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) and sought by former City Councilman Leroy Comrie. Comments (3).
Flushing

Three Queens Asian leaders endorse Schneiderman

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), state Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and City Council members Margaret Chin (D-) and Peter Koo (D-Flushing) have announced that they will endorse state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for re-election. Comment.
Astoria

Two charged in Astoria armed robbery

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct arrested two Manhattan residents and charged them in an armed robbery at Broadway and Steinway Street Sunday around 11 p.m, the NYPD said. Comments (2).

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ridgewood

Two charged in Ridgewood attempted rape: NYPD

Police arrested two men and charged them with attempting to rape a woman in Ridgewood, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Astoria

Hallets Cove Playground gets makeover

Volunteers pitched in to clean Hallets Cove Playground in the Astoria Houses Saturday morning during an event organized by Councilman Costa Constantinides. The NYPD’s Community Affairs Unit set up its rock climbing wall for participants to have some fun after beautifying the waterfront area. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing man jailed for web child porn

A Flushing man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to promoting child pornography was sentenced last week to serve two to six years in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Bayside

Nicolosi, 74, served in Assembly

Former state Assemblyman Vincent Nicolosi died Friday after a years-long battle with breast cancer at the age of 74, relatives said. Comments (2).
Springfield Gardens

Son gets life for killing parents

The Springfield Gardens man convicted of shooting his parents to death in 2011 as they slept will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday. Comments (1).

Friday, July 18, 2014

Astoria

Critics want more affordable housing at Astoria Cove

As opposition to the Astoria Cove mega-project mounted, the developers revealed that they have slightly increased the number of affordable housing units that will be available at the five-unit waterfront building complex. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Jamaica parents demand an end to gun violence

“Enough is enough” was the message of dozens of relatives who have lost loved ones to gun violence in Jamaica Saturday afternoon. Comments (12).
Bayside

U.S. Rep. Israel backs Avella in state Senate race

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) announced Friday he will be backing state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in his primary fight against former city Comptroller John Liu. Comments (22).
Springfield Gardens

Construction to begin for nature center at Idlewild Park

The $5.3 million nature center projected for Idlewild Park will soon become a reality, with work for the environmental facility at the entrance of the Springfield Gardens park expected to start sometime this year. Comment.
Little Neck

Lally edges Labate by 11 votes to win GOP primary

More than three weeks after the election, a congressional primary between two Republican candidates in northeast Queens finally has a winner. Comments (3).
Ridgewood

50 flats planned at Ridgewood Theatre

The city has approved plans to build apartments above the Ridgewood Theatre while preserving its facade, but a preservationist seeks to remind the historic structure’s owners that what counts is on the inside. Comment.
Bayside

Boro home to third of crowded city schools

Roughly one-third of the city’s most overcrowded schools are in Queens, a recent report from city Comptroller Scott Stringer said. Comments (3).
Flushing

Housing asks for bids in development of Flushing lot into affordable units

As developers put the finishing touches on Macedonia Plaza, the city Department of Housing has launched a process to build more affordable housing in downtown Flushing. Comments (1).
College Point

Gaelic football club given funds to upgrade College Pt. field

A Gaelic football club intent on building its field of dreams in College Point is one step closer to its goal, thanks to some public funding. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing woman sentenced in butt injections case

A Flushing woman who performed illegal butt enhancement procedures in her home that sent one woman to the hospital was sentenced to two to three years in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday. Comments (3).
Douglaston

First West Nile mosquitoes found in Doug, College Pt.

The city Department of Health said this week the city’s first evidence of West Nile virus this summer has been detected in northeast Queens. Comments (1).
Bayside

Comfort women bill passes state Senate

With the recent passage of a bill introduced by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the Senate is seeking to bring awareness of the Korean comfort women issue into New York’s schools. Comments (4).
Bayside

Braunstein seeks end to phony charity bins

In response to a growing number of recent resident complaints, state Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) has written legislation that aims to outlaw clothing donation boxes not associated with legitimate charities. Comments (1).
Jamaica

‘King Kong’ and other monsters threaten Jamaica parks

Get those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks — it’s summertime and that means the tradition of family and classic free movies at southeast Queens parks is back. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Four new Queens Center stores as three others expand in mall

Shoppers at Queens Center will have more options this year as the retail powerhouse announced that four brand new stores will open while another three complete expansions. Comment.
Jackson Heights

115th Precinct on the hunt for a burglary suspect

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police from the 115th Precinct were still looking for an individual wanted for a burglary that took place June 7 at 10 p.m. at a house on 70th Street. Comments (2).
Bay Terrace

Police look for missing Bay Terrace woman

BAY TERRACE — Police were searching for a missing 41-year-old woman who they said was last seen outside her home in Bay Terrace June 11. Comment.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jamaica Hills

Man held in Jamaica Hills apartment against will for two days: NYPD

An 18-year-old man escaped Thursday from a Jamaica Hills apartment where he was held against his will for two days, police said. Comments (1).
Transit

MTA and LIRR workers reach deal to avoid strike

With a little help from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the MTA and Long Island Rail Road unions have reached a tentative deal to ward off an impending strike, officials said. Comment.
Bayside

Halloran speaks to jurors at his federal corruption case

Former Whitestone City Councilman Daniel Halloran assumed the witness stand in his federal corruption trial Thursday, saying a statement he made about money being the prime motivator in politics was taken out of context by prosecutors who have made it a catch phase of the corruption case. Comment.
Whitestone

Beltrani assumes boro GOP post, but second faction disputes move

Does the Queens GOP have a new king? Comments (2).
Bayside

Bell Blvd BID explores possible parking garage

At $21,000 a space, parking garages come at a premium far above the average $3,000-per-slot surface lot, but one urban planning expert told the Bayside Village BID it just might be worth it. Comments (3).
Long Island City

5Pointz demo set to begin in next few weeks

5Pointz will start to come down in August. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Rockaway angered by swastika ad

Lawmakers across the city criticized an organization this week that was seen flying a large swastika banner over some of the city’s beaches last weekend, including Rockaway Beach. Comments (1).
Flushing

Liu pulls in $508K for coffers

Former city Comptroller John Liu has flexed his fund-raising chops in his young campaign to oust state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), amassing more than $508,000 in his first campaign finance filing. Comments (6).
Ridgewood

Ramones drummer dies in Ridgewood

Growing up in Forest Hills, Thomas Erdelyi was always really into music. Comments (2).
Elmhurst

Family of dead baby grieves at Elmhurst candlelight vigil

Relatives held a candlelight vigil Sunday for an 11-month-old boy, who police said was allegedly murdered by his mother at her Elmhurst apartment. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts district leader race grows heated on Facebook

This is not your mother’s Democratic district leader race. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Film festival returns to Jackson Heights

The couple behind the Queens World Film Festival will have special screenings in Jackson Heights over the next two Saturday evenings. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Queens mourns U.S. leader of Bangladeshi ruling party

A leader of the U.S. chapter of the Bangladeshi ruling political party died from a fatal beating on an Ozone Park street corner last week, the NYPD and a Queens’ leader said. Comments (1).
Bayside

Martha Pellon, 83, dies

Martha Vivas Pellon, who was raised in Manhattan but lived in Bayside for the last 40 years of her life died May 30. She was 83. Comment.
Ridgewood

Suspects sought in sexual assault of teen in Ridgewood [With Video]

RIDGEWOOD — Police were searching for two men wanted in a sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman near Seneca and Putnam avenues in Ridgewood, the 104th Precinct said. Comments (1).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Queensbridge

Newest Mobile Market opens at Queensbridge

City Harvest launched its second Mobile Market in Queens recently and more than 500 families attended the Long Island City event, according to the senior director of program operations, Leslie Gordon. Comments (1).
Bayside

Cooperating witness takes stand in Dan Halloran’s corruption trial

Former City Councilman Dan Halloran’s attorney questioned an upstate developer cooperating with the government about whether his first meeting with the Bayside Republican breached FBI protocol and whether he celebrated the legislator’s arrest with a trip to Florida. Comment.
Long Island City

Playground in LIC reborn for $1.27M

The renovation of Murray Playground in Long Island City is complete. Comments (1).
Astoria

Astoria’s Pop Bar serves appreciation for art

When Jeremy Osslund decided to open his own bar, what to name it came easily: Pop Bar. Comment.
Glendale

Queens neighborhoods shows soccer allegiances for World Cup final

Soccer fans throughout Queens were glued to their screens Sunday to watch the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany. Comment.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gds. man receives life sentence for killing his parents

The Springfield Gardens man convicted of shooting his parents to death in 2011 will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday. Comments (2).
Auburndale

At least one injured in Francis Lewis car accident

At least one person was taken to the hospital following a car accident on Francis Lewis Boulevard near 37th Avenue, a spokeswoman for the Fire Department said. Comment.
Sunnyside

Van Bramer helps residents to spend $1 million

On a sweltering summer evening, more than 100 people gathered at the Sunnyside Community Services Center because they wanted to control a piece of the New York City budget pie. Comment.
Long Island City

White House honors LIC man with a past

Stanley Richards likes to say he went from the big house to the White House. Comment.
Flushing

Catch the Bacon and Beer Classic over at Citi Field

Queens beer aficionados will be able to enjoy their suds with a side of bacon at Citi Field this summer. Comment.
Lindenwood

Lindenwood says flood claim money slow coming

After a sewage treatment plant malfunction, Lindenwood says the city is not helping it emerge from the deluge. Comment.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Ozone Park

Two men charged with beating Rich Hill man to death: NYPD

Police arrested two men Wednesday in the fatal beating of a 55-year-old Richmond Hill man believed to have been sparked by a spat over car keys in a nearby club, the NYPD said. Comments (3).
Transit

LIRR unions and MTA point the finger at each other as negotiations break down

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said negotiations with the LIRR unions broke down Monday because there was “not a gap but a gulf” between the two sides after the union chairman vowed to go ahead with plans to strike July 20. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Arepa Lady moves from the street-cart to the storefront

“Arepa Lady” is as famous among her customers as Wonder Woman is among comic book fans. Comments (3).
Forest Hills

LIJ vets’ children read essays about freedom

As last week’s Independence Day holiday approached, employees at North Shore-LIJ in Manhasset, L.I., who had served in the military celebrated by joining with their children and sharing their stories about what freedom means to them. Comment.
Bayside

Longtime Bayside activist Tshaka publishes memoir

Many people who have spent time living in Bayside know about the many contributions longtime activist Mandingo Tshaka has made to the area, but those who do not can now read about them in his new book. Comments (3).
Queensbridge

Queensbridge waterfront finally reopens to public

After years of being off limits, the Queensbridge Park seawall was finally restored and opened to the public. Comment.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Transit

MTA releases contingency plan for commuters in event of LIRR strike

The MTA has proposed alternatives for commuters in the event that an LIRR strike happens next Monday. Comments (1).
Laurelton

Laurelton baby found dead in home: NYPD

Police were investigating the death of a 10-month-old Laurelton boy who was found unconscious and unresponsive in his home late Thursday night. Comments (1).
Bayside

Former Bayside lawmaker, Nicolosi, dies at 74

Former state Assemblyman Vincent Nicolosi died Friday after a years-long battle with breast cancer at the age of 74, relatives said. Comment.
Woodside

Bulova Corp. on the move

The Bulova Corp. plans to move part of its staff from its Woodside location to the 29th floor of the Empire State Building in 2015, a spokeswoman said. Comment.
Bayside

Tour de Queens rolls through boro

More than 1,000 people took part in the annual Tour de Queens last Sunday, which started and ended in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and passed through northeast Queens. The annual cycling event is organized by Transportation Alternatives. Comments (1).
Astoria

Teen girl reported missing in Astoria: NYPD

ASTORIA — Cops were searching for a 15-year-old Astoria girl who disappeared June 28, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Rego Park

Cops search for missing man from Forest Hills

FOREST HILLS — Police were requesting help in finding a Forest Hills man reported missing Tuesday. Comment.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Forest Hills

Founding member of the Ramones dies in Queens at 65

The last surviving original member of Queens’ legendary punk band, the Ramones, has died at 65. Comment.
Government

Council seeks to ease alternate-side rules

Every morning you hear it on the news: Alternate-side parking regulations are in effect today. Comment.
Long Island City

East River fireworks seen from some LIC perches

The annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks was back on the East River this year, but to see the spectacular, viewers needed to be creative. TimesLedger Newspapers’ intrepid photographer found a spot on the 42nd floor of a building in Long Island City. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Getting to LGA takes too long, costs too much: Airport group

If you are in a hurry to get to LaGuardia Airport, hailing a yellow cab might be your best bet. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Man from Richmond Hill missing since June: NYPD

RICHMOND HILL — Police were searching for a man reported missing last month from his Richmond Hill home. Comments (1).

Friday, July 11, 2014

Glendale

City releases study on Glendale shelter

An environmental study of the proposed homeless shelter in Glendale acknowledged many concerns raised by residents: some additional 160 children could squeeze already overcrowded primary and middle schools, nearby buses and trains might carry 100 people more during peak evening hours and the facility would sit on soil vulnerable to spills from a neighboring chemical company. Comments (1).
Oakland Gardens

A kidney in honor of Kinsey

A few months ago, 6-year-old Oakland Gardens girl Kinsey Saleh became a social media star after her mother, Nadine Morsi, created a Facebook page in hopes of finding a donor willing to replace her daughter’s failing kidney. Comment.
Forest Hills

Loved ones mourn Pat Toro

Pastor “Pat” Toro was remembered by friends and family this week as a “veteran’s veteran,” who tirelessly advocated for downtrodden comrades throughout the years. Comment.
Jamaica

Comrie stockpiles support and money to unseat Smith

Leroy Comrie’s campaign for embattled state Sen. Malcolm Smith seat is gaining momentum. He is accumulating support, endorsements and money. Comments (1).
Woodhaven

Timeline issued for Jamaica Ave. building repairs

Navy scaffolding casing a squat, two-story building, at 78-19 Jamaica Ave., that partially caved in last spring is slated to come down by October. Comment.
Long Island City

Gantry set to host kayaking

Kayaking comes to Gantry State Park in Long Island City for the first time this week with free walk-up events Friday and Saturday. Comments (1).
Flushing

109th Pct. welcomes home new top officer

The 109th Precinct welcomed a familiar face as its new commanding officer last week. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica wants Albany to clean toxic waste sites

Downtown Jamaica is one of the neighborhoods benefitting from a state program that redevelops underused vacant lots, home in the past to gas stations, auto repair shops, junk yards, factories and similar poorly managed waste operations. Comments (1).
Astoria

Police charge man in Astoria Houses shooting

Police said they caught up with an armed man fleeing from the scene of a double shooting at the Astoria Houses last Thursday afternoon after the car he was riding in slammed into another vehicle several blocks away. Comment.
Bayside

Fireworks plague boro

Some residents across the borough were bothered by a slew of illegal fireworks that were repeatedly set off by their neighbors throughout the July 4 weekend. Comments (1).

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bayside

Key witness sobs at Halloran trial

Former Bronx GOP boss Joseph Savino, who pleaded guilty in an election-rigging scheme and now faces 30 years in prison, said he had a guide in the plot: a quarterback from Queens. Comments (1).
Oakland Gardens

Frat boys still not charged in death of Oakland Gardens student: DA

More than seven months after the hazing death of a Baruch College freshman from Oakland Gardens in the Pocono Mountains, prosecutors said they are not ready to determine who will be charged and when charges will be filed. Comment.
Flushing

Avella scores union nod in re-election bid

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) won a big ally in his re-election campaign Tuesday when Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the two-term incumbent. Comments (9).
Flushing

PS 107 collects funds to send boy’s body to Cameroon

The PS 107 community is offering financial help to Orlie Siankam as she travels to her native Cameroon to bury a son who authorities allege was strangled to death by his dad. Comment.
Hollis

Sen. Smith missed 808 votes: Report

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) was absent in Albany more than all his colleagues in the chamber, except for Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights), who was mounting an unsuccessful bid for Congress. Comments (3).
Little Neck

No winner yet in GOP primary for Israel’s seat

A congressional primary between two Republican candidates in northeast Queens is still not officially decided after three unsuccessful weeks of trying to determine a winner, the state Board of Elections said. Comments (2).
Bayside

Bayside Village BID to study offering more spots for vehicles

Parking troubles in Bayside may soon become much milder. Comments (5).
College Point

Consolidation could trim College Point mail center

The College Point Mail Center could be back on the block two years after the community successfully rallied to save it. Comment.
Ridgewood

M Train graffiti arrests follow famed taggers funeral: NYPD

Two men were arrested and charged with making graffiti shortly after memorial services in Ridgewood for famed Queens graffiti artist Jason Wulf Monday, the NYPD and commemorative blogs said. Comments (12).
Flushing

Zupnick pleads guilty in PS 79 teacher crash

A 24-year-old Flushing man who was driving without a license in a crash, which claimed the life of a beloved PS 79 teacher on New Year’s Eve, has pleaded guilty to charges related to the accident. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Jamaican jerk festival returns

It’s back and jerkier than ever. Comments (1).
Transit

Congress refuses to help in LIRR talks

MTA President Thomas Prendergast went to the nation’s capital to find out if Congress might intervene in the event of a Long Island Rail Road strike, and quickly found the answer was in the negative. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Meng urges young immigrants to join anti-deportation program

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) spoke about the urgency for undocumented immigrants in New York to enroll or reapply for the Deportation Protection Program this week. Comments (1).
Glendale

Fans celebrate Germany’s World Cup victory

German soccer fans rejoiced outside of Zum Stammtisch Restaurant in Glendale after their team defeated Brazil in the World Cup semifinal game, advancing to the final match. Comment.
Elmhurst

Mother arrested in baby’s death: NYPD

ELMHURST — The mother of an 11-month-old boy, who was found dead in her Elmhurst apartment, was arrested Monday after she allegedly admitted to authorities that she suffocated the child, police said. Comments (9).
South Jamaica

Police hunt for man who shot two people

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were searching for the gunman who opened fire and injured two people in the vicinity of 142nd Street and Rockaway Boulevard in South Jamaica. Comments (10).

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Transit

Congress refuses to intervene in LIRR talks

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast went to Washington, D.C., Wednesday seeking help from Congress in the negotiations with Long Island Rail Road workers, but several lawmakers cautioned him not to count on them. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens Hills

Revamped Kew Gardens Hills Library to open next summer

A fresh Kew Gardens Hills Library complete with an area exclusively for teens should be ready to greet students next summer break. Comments (1).

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Woodside

MTA asks Congress if it will intervene in an LIRR strike

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast Tuesday asked Congress whether it intends to intervene in the labor dispute involving the Long Island Rail Road and its workers, whose union has threatened to strike as early as July 20. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Mother arrested in Elmhurst baby’s death: NYPD

The mother of an 11-month-old boy, who was found dead in her Elmhurst apartment, was arrested Monday after she allegedly admitted to authorities that she suffocated the child, police said. Comments (4).
Jamaica

JFK construction to suspend AirTrain service

The Port Authority will suspend JFK AirTrain service from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 8 a.m. Thursday because of airport construction. Comment.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Elmhurst

Baby found dead in Elmhurst apartment: NYPD

An 11-month-old boy was found dead Sunday afternoon in the Elmhurst apartment where he lived with his mother, police said. Comment.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Jackson Heights

Florida man charged with DWI in Jax. Hts. crash: NYPD

A Florida man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in the early Saturday morning collision that killed a pedestrian crossing Roosevelt Avenue near 92nd Street, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Florida man charged with DWI in Jax. Hts. crash: NYPD

A Florida man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in the early Saturday morning collision that killed a pedestrian crossing Roosevelt Avenue near 92nd Street, the NYPD said. Comment.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Flushing

Fresh Meadows school raises funds for funeral of slain 8-year-old

Amidst mourning, staff and families at PS 107 have gathered to fund-raise the $10,000 necessary to send a recently killed fourth-grader’s remains back to Cameroon with relatives. Comment.
Corona

Suspected drunk driver fatally strikes man with car in Corona: NYPD

An unidentified man was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver while crossing Roosevelt Avenue near 92nd Street early Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

S. Ozone Park man dies in motorcyle crash

A 26-year-old South Ozone Park man died Friday evening after his motorcyle hit a street curb in Far Rockaway and then crashed into a wooden utility pole, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
South Richmond Hill

Three injured in borough blazes: FDNY

Firefighters had a busy July 4 weekend, with at least two fires sending Queens residents to the hospital. Comment.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Astoria

Man charged in Astoria Houses shooting after getaway car crashes: NYPD

Police said they caught up with an armed man fleeing from the scene of a double shooting at the Astoria Houses in Thursday afternoon after the car he was riding in slammed into another vehicle several blocks away. Comments (1).

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