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44-Year-Old Whitestone Man Reported Missing: NYPD

May 6, 2020, By Michael Dorgan Police are looking for a 44-year-old Whitestone man who was last seen nearly two weeks ago. German Avelar, who lives on 14th Avenue, was last seen inside his home on April 23 at around 8 p.m., according to the NYPD. Police describe Avelar as a Hispanic man of medium… Read more »

Postal Service Renews Lease for Kew Gardens Post Office

May 6, 2020 By Christian Murray The U.S. Postal Service has renewed its lease for the Kew Gardens Post Office on Austin Street. Congresswoman Grace Meng announced Tuesday that the lease for the 83-30 Austin St. location has been renewed for five years from Aug. 1, 2021 to July 31, 2026. The existing lease is… Read more »

8-Year-Old Richmond Hill Boy Placed on Ventilator from COVID-19 Infection

May 5, 2020 By Allie Griffin An otherwise healthy 8-year-old from Richmond Hill suffered heart failure and was placed on a ventilator in an intensive care unit last week— with coronavirus believed to be the culprit, according to a news report. Jayden Hardowar, who is now recovering and is expected to survive, first came down… 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 »