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Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Oakland Gardens

Sweet Adele’s celebrates newest spot on Bell

Simon and Cindy Wu, of Little Neck, have been dishing out treats in Bayside since 1985, but at three different locations. The duo celebrated their latest milestone at the end of August when they reopened Sweet Adele’s in its newest home, at 73-24 Bell Blvd. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Katz celebrates win in borough president race

Former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz defeated City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) in a spirited Democratic primary for Queens borough president Tuesday. Comments (1).
Corona

Sea lions find new home at Queens Zoo

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo recently welcomed two new male sea lions into its family. Comment.
Middle Village

Crowley builds up campaign coffers

If the amount of campaign contributions a candidate receives is an indicator of political support, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) is flexing her muscles in the 30th Council District race. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Bayside

Primary Guide: City Council District 19

Five Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 19, which represents Little Neck, Bayside, Douglaston, North Flushing, Whitestone, Auburndale and College Point. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Lhota stumps for votes in Ozone Park

Joe Lhota, one of three Republicans vying to be the city’s next mayor, stressed one message to voters in south Queens last week. Comment.
Astoria

Primary Guide: City Council District 22

Three Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 22, which represents Astoria, Long Island City and Jackson Heights. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Primary Guide: City Council District 24

Three Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 24, which represents Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills. Comment.
St. Albans

Primary Guide: City Council District 24

Six Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 27, which represents St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Baisley Park, Addisleigh Park, Queens Village, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Primary Guide: City Council District 28

Four Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 28, which represents Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Rochdale Village, Jamaica and South Jamaica. Comments (1).
Rosedale

Primary Guide: City Council District 31

Three Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 31, which represents Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens and Far Rockaway. Comment.
Ozone Park

Primary Guide: City Council District 32

Two Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 32, which represents Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Woodhaven and the Rockaways. Comment.
Ridgewood

Primary Guide: City Council District 34

Four Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 34, which represents Ridgewood, Williamsburg and Bushwick. Comment.
Politics

Primary Guide: Citywide Offices

Nine Democrats and three Republicans will be on the ballot for mayor Tuesday. Five Democrats are competing for the office of public advocate, and two Democrats are running for city comptroller. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

Glen Oaks

Boro leaders hail Glen Oaks library

It took a crowd of some of the borough’s biggest hitters to hold and snip the yellow ribbon marking a new beginning for library patrons in Glen Oaks. Comment.
Flushing

Scenes from the US Open: Men’s Semifinal Matches

In the two men’s semifinal matches of the US Open, Novak Djokovic defeated Stanislas Wawrinka, and Rafael Nadal beat Richard Gasquet, to advance to the final Monday. Comment.
Ridgewood

Four vie to represent Ridgewood

The two frontrunners in the race for the City Council District 34 seat, which encompasses Ridgewood as well as parts of Brooklyn, both identified affordable housing as a primary issue in their community. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights plays host to South Asian street festival

The Play Street Pedestrian Plaza in Jackson Heights was treated to the Chatpati Mela street festival Saturday, a celebration of South Asian culture as well as the vibrant neighborhood it calls home. Comment.
Jamaica

Four boro JFK bag handlers lightened flyers’ luggage: DA

Seven John F. Kennedy International Airport baggage handlers, including four from Queens, have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars in valuables from El Al Israeli airlines passengers’ luggage, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Flushing

Police seek two suspects in electronics robbery

FLUSHING — A 22-year-old man had a cache of electronics allegedly stolen by two women earlier this month after the duo accompanied him to his pad, police said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill man missing since Labor Day: Cops

RICHMOND HILL — Police are asking for help locating a 26-year-old man who was last seen inside his home on 120th Street Labor Day. Comment.
College Point

College Pt. woman goes missing on Labor Day: Police

COLLEGE POINT — A 37-year-old woman went missing Labor Day, and police were hoping the public can help locate her. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Douglaston

Parks restores Doug pathway to waterfront

The path to Little Neck Bay has been made a little bit easier for residents living along the water in Douglaston, thanks to the neighborhood civic group and elected officials. Comment.
Government

Lever-style machines to return for primary vote

Voters in Queens will be going analog on Primary Day as the city Board of Elections rolls out the old lever-style voting machines across the five boroughs. Comments (1).
Whitestone

Whitestone real estate broker fleeced clients: Guv

The state of New York has suspended licenses of six real estate sales agents and brokers, including one from Whitestone and another from Ozone Park, for what state officials said was illegally collecting broker fees from innocent and unsuspecting victims. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

Man pleads not guilty to weapons charges

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A Jackson Heights man pleaded not guilty to several federal weapons charges after being accused of allegedly shooting at two cops while wearing a fake beard and glasses, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Flushing

Traffic cop charged with identity theft: Police

FLUSHING — An NYPD traffic enforcement agent was cuffed herself Tuesday and hit with charges, including identity theft. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria teen goes missing: Police

ASTORIA — The New York Police Department was reaching out to the public with hopes of finding a missing teen within the 114th Precinct, cops said. Comment.
Flushing

Man from Flushing missing again: NYPD

FLUSHING — The Police Department was asking for help in finding a missing 87-year-old man from Flushing, cops said. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Woodhaven

Woodhaven teen killed by model helicopter

A Woodhaven teen died Thursday when the remote-controlled model helicopter he was operating struck him, according to police. Comment.
Willets Point

Parking permit is crux of Willets Point redux

The city Economic Development Corp. was back in City Hall this week pushing a new Willets Point redevelopment plan years after the original was approved by the City Council, but the developers could have avoided the latest legislative process by tweaking the proposal’s timetable. Comments (3).
Jamaica

AirTrain closures in works for system update

The Port Authority plans to shut down the AirTrain beginning Saturday for an update to the transit link between downtown Jamaica and JFK Airport. Comment.
Woodside

New express bus to run from Woodside to LaGuardia

The MTA Sunday will inaugurate a new super express bus to provide a faster route for travelers going to LaGuardia airport. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Proposed natural gas port project faces pushback

The future of a controversial deepwater natural gas port that would lie off the coast of New York and New Jersey took a hit last week when Gov. Chris Christie said he will consider vetoing the project. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Brown brings ideas to race

Businessman Everly Brown paints himself as the only candidate capable of truly representing the people of Queens should he be elected borough president in November. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Council records tell stories of two beep hopefuls

Two of the four candidates for borough president served in the City Council at the same time, and records show former state Assemblywoman Melinda Katz and City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) put their mark on the city in different ways. Comment.
Flushing

Trio swiped radios from New World Mall: Cops

FLUSHING — Three men allegedly broke into the security office of the New World Mall in July and made off with a batch of electronics, the NYPD said. Comment.
Bayside

Five Democrats face off in contest for Halloran’s seat

Certain words and phrases were thrown around endlessly throughout the campaign as five Democratic contenders for the northeast City Council seat vied to win the primary: quality of life, over-development and integrity, to name a few. Comments (2).
Flushing

Stringer sets sights on Dept. of Buildings

Scott Stringer may not have the Queens cred city Comptroller John Liu can boast, but in his bid to succeed the Flushing native the Manhattan borough president said his roots have a certain outerborough tinge voters across the city can relate to. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Elmhurst man enjoys stint as seasoned US Open ballperson

US Open ballpeople can often forget they are regularly on national television after the completion of a sometime grueling day at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Comments (2).
Bayside

New business comes to Bell

Some new businesses have been moving into Bayside along the popular Bell Boulevard strip, turning heads as shoppers pass by. Comments (1).
Flushing

Scenes from the US Open: Week Two

The field of US Open competitors continued to narrow during the second week of play. Comment.
Sunnyside

Van Bramer secures $2.6M to expand Sunnyside center

The City Council allocated $2.6 million in capital funding to Sunnyside Community Services so it can renovate its second floor and enhance senior services, administrators said. Comment.
Bayside

Weekend Walk to halt traffic along Bell Blvd.

Bell Boulevard will be shut down the last Sunday of this month for Bayside’s first weekend walk event, the Bayside Village Business Improvement District said. Comments (1).
Middle Village

Christ the King alum arrested in California: NY Post

Christ the King alumnus and NBA star Lamar Odom was arrested and charged with allegedly driving drunk in California, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Ridgewood

Man steals cellphones while riding bike: Cops

GLENDALE — Police in the 104th Precinct said that there was a man riding around on a bicycle and taking mobile phones from distracted victims over the last week. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Forest Hills

Forest Park rape connected to five other sex attacks

Police have connected the Aug. 26 rape of a woman in Forest Park to five other sexual attacks in the same area dating back to 2011, authorities said Thursday afternoon. The NYPD said all six cases are part of a pattern. The victims range in age from 13 to 69, and attacks have taken place as early as 9:15 a.m. and as late as 6:30 p.m., cops said. Comments (1).
South Ozone Park

Child hit by car in S. Ozone Park: FDNY

A young child was seriously injured in a car accident in South Ozone Park Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. Comment.
Howard Beach

Man injured when jet ski flipped: FDNY

A man who was riding a jet ski in the waters of Jamaica Bay was rescued Thursday by the Fire Department after the jet ski overturned, officials said. Comment.
Willets Point

Willets Point stages hunger strike

Workers who rely on the various auto-service shops in Willets Point to put food in the mouths of their families staged a hunger strike last week, protesting what they said was the city’s poor effort to relocate them in order to make way for a planned mixed-use development. Comment.
Long Island City

LIC crash kills Florida man: NYPD

A Florida man died Wednesday while riding his motorcycle on 39th Street in Long Island City after he collided with another vehicle, the Police Department said. Comment.
Whitestone

Queens GOP leadership faces primary challenges

The borough’s Republican Party and its leadership are facing a wave of challenges in Tuesday’s primary that could reshape the GOP power structure in Queens. Comments (22).
Forest Hills

Forest Hills remembers Sept. 11 hero

Twelve years later, the memorials still go on throughout the borough to remember those who perished Sept. 11, 2001, but in Forest Hills a revitalized annual event will honor an 18-year-old who literally dedicated his life to helping others. Comment.
St. Albans

Council candidates debate gangs, guns

Almost all of the candidates present at an election forum Tuesday night believe youth in southeast Queens need more activities to keep them busy, Comments (1).
Glendale

Vallone rallies against proposed shelter

Residents of Glendale and its surrounding neighborhoods rallied last week against a proposal to create a homeless shelter that would house 125 families. Comments (3).
St. Albans

Thompson calls for reforms of juvenile justice practices

With a week to go in the Democratic primary, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson was joined by southeast Queens clergy and community leaders Tuesday morning when he laid out a platform involving the criminal justice system for young, non-violent offenders. Comment.
Politics

Rep. Israel urges limited action against Assad regime in Syria

The Queens congressional delegation is unanimously behind President Barack Obama’s decision to seek authorization for military intervention in Syria, where apparent chemical weapon attack last month killed about more than 1,400, but lawmakers had differing views on whether the United States should ultimately get involved. Comments (4).
Sunnyside

Sunnyside to honor Newtown victim

Although he only spent a small part of his much-too-short life in Queens, Benjamin Wheeler will soon become a permanent part of Sunnyside after a street is co-named to honor the 6-year-old Newtown, Conn. shooting victim. Comment.
Flushing

Cyndi Lauper comes home with an ‘Unusual’ concert

Thirty years after she bopped onto the music scene, Cyndi Lauper comes home for a special performance at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium Oct. 20. Comments (1).
Woodhaven

Reward offered for suspect in Forest Park rape

Police have beefed up security at Forest Park after a second woman was attacked by a man wielding a stun gun within a six-month period, and community residents believe another basic measure can be taken to protect fellow parkgoers. Comments (1).
Woodside

Woman killed in GCP crash identified as Woodside senior

EAST ELMHURST — A 71-year-old woman behind the wheel of a Nissan Sentra died after her vehicle hit another sedan, crossed several lanes of traffic and slammed into a median on the Grand Central Parkway Saturday, police said. Comment.
Queens Village

Police investigating fatal shooting of Brooklyn man on Jamaica Avenue

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police were investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old Brooklyn man in Queens Village early Saturday, the NYPD said. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Rosedale

Startup bakery biz dishes Dixieland desserts

Southern-style sweet treats make any event orders of magnitude better, but nothing is as sweet as kicking up your feet and letting someone else sweat it out in the kitchen. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Glendale

Reward of $22K offered for Forest Park rape suspect

Authorities are offering more than $20,000 for help in nabbing a rape suspect in an attack at Forest Park attack. Comment.
Flushing

US Open: Scenes from the seventh day at the tournament

In the fourth round of the US Open, tennis star Serena Williams took on fellow American Sloane Stephens. Comment.
Broad Channel

Woman killed in GCP crash: Police

A woman behind the wheel of a Nissan Sentra died after her vehicle hit another sedan, crossed several lanes of traffic and slammed into a median on the Grand Central Parkway Saturday, police said. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Flushing

US Open: Scenes from day six of the tournament

American men, including John Isner and Jack Sock, were eliminated, as wildcard Alison Riske won to move on in the tournament. Comment.
Rosedale

Voters get three options in CD 31 Dem primary

Three contenders have thrown their hats in the ring for the Democratic primary in southeast Queens to determine who wins the party spot for the City Council seat now held by Donovan Richards. Comments (2).

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

Forest Hills

Senior raped in Forest Park stun gun attack: Police

A 69-year-old woman was tased, pushed to the ground and raped in Forest Park Monday, and police are investigating whether the attack is connected to an incident earlier this year, a spokesman for the NYPD said. Comment.
Queens Village

Man shot and killed in Queens Village

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in Queens Village early Saturday, the NYPD said. Comments (5).

Friday, July 5, 2013

Briarwood

Veras touts civic work in race

Andrea Veras wants to bring her experience as a Briarwood community activist to city government and is running to replace term-limited City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows). Comment.
Bayside

Popular HBO series stages film shoot on Bell Boulevard

Another popular television series took to the streets of Bayside to film part of an upcoming season, but with a new set of rules to minimize the effects on Bell Boulevard businesses. Comment.

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