There will be several full, intermittent bridge closures of up to 40 minutes at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge on two overnights for necessary inspection and maintenance of the lift span. Comment.
Susan Tsang of Oakland Gardens was one of 50 city students to receive college scholarships last week when 185 local BP gas station owners of New York and New Jersey presented a grant donation of $100,000 to the BP Community Scholarship Program. Comment.
The girls of the U16 Little Neck Titans celebrated an almost perfect season, kicking their way through a 4-0 victory over the Northport Cow Harbor team last month to earn their second Long Island Junior Soccer League division title. Comment.
The kayak launch at MacNeil Park is on the horizon, the Queens Parks commissioner said at last week’s College Point Civic meeting, meaning residents may soon be able to take to the open waters with their self-propelled vessels. Comments (1).
Two Elmhurst men were arraigned on charges of burglary, drug possession and endangering the welfare of a child last Thursday after they were allegedly caught trying to sell stolen items to a Woodside store while one of the men’s 3-year-old daughter waited in the back of the car, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
It was called the doomsday plan to keep the MTA from plunging into a financial abyss, but it’s two years later and there is talk — nothing official yet — that maybe some of the sorely missed bus and subway routes might be restored. Comment.
Elected officials stood with local residents June 26 protesting the city Department of Environmental Conservation’s approval of Waste Management of NY’s proposal to modify the existing Review Avenue transfer station to increase the facility’s activity. Comment.
An MTA police officer who was stabbed in the eye while patrolling the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road Station on the Fourth of July made it through surgery, although doctors have not yet determined what effect the attack will have on his vision, the MTA said. Comment.
Downtown Jamaica’s two business improvement districts held their annual meetings last week where they reviewed their 2012 accomplishments and discussed initiatives for the next year, all of which focused on changing the shopping district’s image. Comments (1).
State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) trounced three other U.S. House of Representatives hopefuls in a Democratic Party primary last week with the aid of a sizeable war chest, the backing of the Queens Democratic Party and, most importantly, a robust Asian vote concentrated in downtown Flushing. Comment.
Cookbook author Martha Rose Shulman contributed to a New York Times article in May touting garlic scapes — the green, curling tops of the garlic plant — but noted she would have to wait to provide any recipes because her local farmers market did not carry them. Comment.
A Guyanese man’s bird-brained scheme fell apart when he stepped off his flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport in May and was caught allegedly sneaking some feathered friends into the country, according to authorities. Comment.
In 2007, 12- and 13-year-old Robbie and Brittany Berquist, a brother-sister team, devised Cell Phones for Soldiers to make sure deployed soldiers could keep in touch with loved ones at home for free. Comment.
The city Economic Development Corp. and the local development corporation run by former Borough President Claire Shulman admitted they illegally lobbied city officials about the multibillion-dollar Willets Point Redevelopment project, the attorney general announced Tuesday. Comment.
An arbitrator ruled last week that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial plan to close seven Queens high schools was in violation of the teachers union’s collective bargaining agreement, though the city has vowed to challenge the ruling in the courts. Comments (1).
A 33-year-old Astoria man was arraigned on charges of murder and criminal contempt Saturday after his girlfriend was found strangled and beaten to death in their apartment, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Queens residents and businesses owners largely lauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to preserve the president’s health care program, but when it came down to how the ruling would affect them, many still had unanswered questions . Comment.
Residents near the Creedmoor Psychiatric Campus in Bellerose say the state-owned property is a magnet for all sorts of unwanted visitors and unscrupulous activities, and neither the police nor campus security can seem to get the situation under control. Comments (3).
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld nearly all of President Barack Obama’s controversial Affordable Care Act last Thursday and, depending on who you asked in Queens, the decision was either great news or a source of stress and uncertainty. Comments (2).
Community Board 2 Chairman Joseph Conley said the board is waiting to hear back from the city regarding developer Jerry Wolkoff’s plans to replace Long Island City’s graffiti mecca 5Pointz. Comments (1).