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Police Seek Man Wanted for Stealing Cash From Day Care Center in Flushing

May 5, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Police are searching for a man who burglarized an adult daycare center in Flushing last Friday and stole cash. On May 1, at around 2 a.m. the suspect broke his way through the front door of the American Adult Day Care Center, located at 132-08 Pople Avenue, according to… Read more »

Cuomo Blasts Washington for Failing to Fund Hard-Hit States

May 5, 2020 By Christian Murray Gov. Andrew Cuomo took aim at Washington today, particularly Republican leaders who are reluctant to fund state governments hard hit by the coronavirus. Cuomo, speaking at his daily press briefing, called on federal lawmakers to put partisan politics aside and include aid for state and local governments in its… Read more »

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Has Been Canceled, First Time in 75 Years

May 5, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Brooklyn’s annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been canceled due to the coronavirus– although an alternative date might be set for later this year. The Italian-American celebration was scheduled to take place in July but – like so many other parades this year – it has… Read more »

Queens Senator to Host Virtual Town Hall on Impact of COVID on NYC Schools

May 5, 2020 By Allie Griffin State Sen. John Liu is hosting a virtual town hall next Tuesday for parents, students and teachers about the impact of COVID-19 on New York City schools. Liu, chairperson of the Senate’s NYC Education Committee, will host the town hall with other members of the committee on Zoom and… Read more »

Queens Congress Members Want Rent and Mortgage Payments To Be Canceled Due To COVID-19

May 5, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Several Queens Congress Members have demanded the national cancellation of all rent and mortgage payments for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic – and for six months afterward. Lawmakers Grace Meng, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Carolyn Maloney, Nydia Velázquez and Hakeem Jeffries wrote to House and Senate leaders Tuesday urging them… Read more »

Queens Supreme Court Judge Orders Two Bangladeshi Candidates Back on Ballots

May 5, 2020 By Allie Griffin Two Bangladeshi women are back on the ballot in an upcoming Queens primary after a judge ruled against the Board of Elections’ (BOE) decision to remove them for technicalities last week. On Monday, Queens Supreme Court Judge Leonard Livote ordered Mary Jobaida, who hopes to unseat Cathy Nolan in… Read more »

Queens Congress Members Want Assistance for Local Grocery Stores in Next Relief Bill

May 5, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Several Queens Congress Members want the next COVID-19 relief bill to include assistance for bodegas, ethnic grocery stores and small independent supermarkets. Congresswoman Grace Meng announced Sunday that she wrote a letter— signed by 12 other New York Congress Members– to House leaders Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy urging… Read more »

8 Crew Members Arrested for Allegedly Selling Drugs and Guns in Jamaica

May 4, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Eight men who allegedly sold illegal drugs and firearms in Southeast Queens have been busted by police. Seven of the men were arrested last week and another individual was arrested in March, the Queens District Attorney’s office announced Saturday. The suspects were nabbed as part of an 18-month joint… Read more »

Future of the BQX Streetcar Uncertain as COVID-19 Puts Hole in City Budget

May 4, 2020 By Allie Griffin The future of the $2.7 billion streetcar connecting western Queens to northwest Brooklyn remains uncertain, as the city now grapples with a massive budget hole brought on by COVID-19. The city had just begun the environmental review process for the streetcar project, dubbed the BQX,  in February and March… Read more »

MTA Completes Upgrades at Murray Hill LIRR station

May 4, 2020 By Christian Murray The MTA announced today that it has completed its $8.6 million overhaul of the Murray Hill LIRR station. The revamp has brought two new elevators to the station that connect customers from the street to the platforms. Lighting, signage and new security cameras have also been installed–and some platform… Read more »