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With Big Crowds, Trash and Noise Plague LIC’s Waterfront Parks

June 18 2020 By Michael Dorgan An unprecedented number of people are using the waterfront parks in Hunters Point and they are generating lots of trash and making plenty of noise. The good weather and the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions has seen people flock to Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunters Point South Park this… Read more »

Ulrich Introduces Resolution Calling for De Blasio’s Ousting

June 18, 2020 By Christian Murray Two resolutions were introduced before the city council Thursday calling for the governor to remove Mayor Bill de Blasio from office. Council Member Eric Ulrich, a Queens Republican, introduced a resolution seeking the mayor’s ouster for allegedly not keeping the city safe during recent protests. Meanwhile, Carlos Menchaca, a… Read more »

Queens Leaders Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling Blocking Trump from Ending DACA

June 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin Queens leaders celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision today blocking President Donald Trump from ending the DACA program. The Court ruled, 5-4, that Trump cannot terminate the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” or DACA program that protects people unlawfully brought into the country as young children from deportation. The news… Read more »

18 State Legislators From Queens Call For Wealth Tax

June 18, 2020 By Christian Murray New York State faces a $14 billion deficit and more than 100 state legislators—including 18 from Queens—have pledged that they will not approve spending cuts unless taxes are raised on the wealthy. The legislators are upset that Governor Andrew Cuomo does not want to raise taxes on the wealthy… Read more »

Hundreds March Through Astoria Wednesday, Demand Christopher Columbus Statue Be Removed

June 18, 2020 By Michael Dorgan More than 400 protesters marched through Astoria Wednesday evening demanding that the Christopher Columbus statue on Astoria Boulevard be removed. The protest, led by local group Justice for George Queens, said that the statue is offensive. The organizers said that Columbus exploited the indigenous populations of the Americas and… Read more »

Richards, a Borough President Candidate, Wants NYPD Removed From School Security

June 17, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Council Member Donovan Richards, a borough president candidate, has called on the city to remove NYPD officers from school security duties. Richards wants the Department of Education to take back the role of school safety following widespread demands for police reform. Donovan, in a joint statement released with Brooklyn… Read more »

Robber Shot 43-Year-Old and Stole His Backpack in Corona: NYPD

June 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin A robber shot a 43-year-old man in Corona Sunday and took off with the man’s backpack. The unidentified perpetrator approached the victim from behind at about 3:50 p.m. near Horace Harding Expressway and Calloway Street, police said. He then knocked the man to the ground and shot him once… Read more »

Two People Shot Near Woodside Houses Monday, Including Bystander: NYPD

June 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin Two people were shot near the Woodside Houses Monday, including a bystander. Three men fired several rounds near Broadway and 51st Street just before 8 p.m. The bullets struck a 31-year-old man in the back and grazed a bystander, a 44-year-old woman, in the back, police said. An ambulance… Read more »