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Virtual Memorial Service to Honor Local COVID-19 Victims

June 12, 2020 By Michael Dorgan More than 100 western Queens residents who have died from COVID-19 will be honored during a virtual memorial service later this month. The event, titled Remembering Locals Lost to COVID-19, will take place via the video-conferencing application Zoom on June 28 at 2 p.m. The service seeks to honor… Read more »

Children’s Venue ‘Sunnyside Plays’ to Permanently Shutter in July

June 11, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A popular children’s indoor play venue and event space on 48th Avenue will shutter its doors next month after nearly four years in business. Sunnyside Plays, located at 43-09 48th Ave., will close on July 15 due to the current economic climate, co-owner Ed Kim announced Wednesday. “In the wake… Read more »

NYC Schools Advocacy Groups Call for Mayor to Remove NYPD from Schools

June 11, 2020 By Allie Griffin Two school advocacy groups are calling out the mayor for his refusal to pull police officers out of public schools. Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the more than 5,000 NYPD school safety agents should remain at city schools, when asked at a daily press briefing. “I personally… Read more »

Looking For Great Art? Head to Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport

June 11, 2020 Staff Report For years, LaGuardia Airport has been derided for traffic, noise, delays, and bad architecture, but the Queens transit hub is currently undergoing an $8 billion renovation that also includes filling Terminal B with public art. Thanks in large part to LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the Public Art Fund, and the Port… Read more »

Homeless Have Died at Higher Rates From COVID-19 Than General Public: Report

June 10, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Homeless New Yorkers have been dying at a higher rate from COVID-19 than the general public, according to a new report. Homeless people “living in shelters” died at a 61 percent higher rate from COVID-19 than the city average from March 1 through May 31. For the three-month period,… Read more »

Ridgewood Man Sentenced to up to 15 Years for the Brutal Slaying of Female Roommate

June 11, 2020 By Christian Murray A Ridgewood man who fatally stabbed his roommate in 2016 has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. Render Stetson-Shanahan, a 30-year-old artist, was found guilty of manslaughter in February, for brutally killing Carolyn Bush, 26, at their Stanhope Street… Read more »

Woman Found Dead in Astoria Home Wednesday: NYPD

June 11, 2020 By Michael Dorgan The police are investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman who was found dead inside her Astoria home last night. The woman was discovered after police received a 911 call at around 9:10 p.m. that there was an elderly man with mental problems inside 23-81 32 St. Police found… Read more »

Man Fleeing Car Crash Ran onto the BQE and Was Fatally Struck by Car: NYPD

June 11, 2020 By Allie Griffin A 30-year-old man died Wednesday after fleeing the scene of a car crash and running onto the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, where he was struck by a passing vehicle. The victim was driving Wednesday night when he smashed into another car near the intersection of 69th Street and Broadway in… Read more »

Council Member Holden Wants an Explanation on Non- Reappointment of CB2 Chair

June 10, 2020 By Christian Murray Council Member Robert Holden and several candidates who are running for Queens Borough President are calling for an explanation as to why the chairperson of Community Board 2 was not reappointed to the board last month. “We need an explanation,” said Council Member Bob Holden. “The process of the… Read more »