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Funding Doubled for Free Transportation Program for Queens Seniors

May 4, 2020 By Allie Griffin The New York City Council has doubled the funding for a program that provides free transportation to Queens seniors, effectively extending the program for at least another year. Northeast Queens Council Member Paul Vallone helped to secure an additional $150,000 to fund the borough-based program which offers seniors rides… Read more »

PODCAST: Interview with Tom Grech, President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce

May 2, 2020 By Christian Murray In upcoming months Queens residents will see for themselves the economic carnage COVID-19 has delivered to the borough’s small businesses. Store fronts will be empty; cherished restaurants will be gone; and neighborhood business owners who residents adored and could count on to sponsor local events will disappear. The number… Read more »

New York Schools Will Remain Closed Through End of Academic Year: Cuomo

May 1, 2020 By Allie Griffin All New York school and college buildings will remain closed through the end of the academic year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today. Cuomo made the announcement weeks after Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City public schools will stay closed through the end of the term. The two… Read more »

Queens Group to Premiere Series of Short Dance Videos Online

May 1, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A series of mini-dance videos featuring local artists and performers will make their world premieres online next week. “Dance Shorts” is a compilation of various short video clips that are being put together by The Physical Plant, a Long Island City-based nonprofit organization that also runs the annual Queensboro… Read more »

LIC Post 5K Postponed to October; Virtual Run to Take Place in June

May 1, 2020 By Allie Griffin The fifth annual LIC Post 5K scheduled for June 6 has been postponed until Oct. 17. The 5K, like all city-permitted events and large gatherings, is not permitted to take place in June as the city looks to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “We are disappointed that the… Read more »

Several Queens Streets Near Parks Will Open to Pedestrians Monday

May 1, 2020 By Allie Griffin Several streets in Forest Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park and near Court Square will be closed to traffic and opened to pedestrians Monday, as part of the city’s new Open Streets initiative. Earlier this week the City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 100 miles of New… Read more »

Woodside Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Stabbing of 78-Year-Old Mother

April 30, 2020 By Allie Griffin A Woodside man has been charged with murder for stabbing his 78-year-old mother to death last Friday. David Galicia, 48, allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and fatally slashed his elderly mother in the head whom he lived with. The incident took place at around 7 a.m. the morning of… Read more »

Cuomo to End 24-Hour Subway Service To Disinfect Trains and Buses

April 30, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Governor Andrew Cuomo is shutting the New York subway system for four hours each night for “aggressive” coronavirus cleanings. The system – which has operated on a 24/7 basis throughout the pandemic – will stop for nightly closures so that trains can be cleaned and sanitized, the governor said… Read more »

Police Looking for Ridgewood Wig-Snatching Duo

April 30, 2020 By Allie Griffin Police are looking for a wig-snatching duo that stole thousands of dollars worth of cosmetic wigs from a Ridgewood studio space last week. The two women broke into One Eyed Studios, located at 1639 Centre St., last Wednesday, April 22 around 3:40 p.m., by forcing open the front door,… Read more »