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"NYPD is responsible for providing accurate and transparent reporting about fatalities and injuries on public streets. I...
05/14/2019
'The facts should not be swept under the rug': activist seeks answers after bike collision in Maspeth - QNS.com

"NYPD is responsible for providing accurate and transparent reporting about fatalities and injuries on public streets. It is deeply concerning that the agency is failing to provide up-to-date information about the victim's condition."

Queens bicyclists still seeking answers regarding a cyclist who was hit by a truck at a Maspeth street corner on April 11 as charges still linger for the operator of the vehicle. The NYPD told QNS as of Tuesday that no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Moreover, the name of th...

Have you seen this man? Police say he stole $24,000 worth of mausoleum doors and air vent covers at a Glendale cemetery.
05/14/2019
Cemetery employee snaps photo of thief who stole thousands of dollars' worth of doors and air vent covers at a Glendale burial ground - QNS.com

Have you seen this man? Police say he stole $24,000 worth of mausoleum doors and air vent covers at a Glendale cemetery.

Police have released a photo of a suspect that they believe stolen thousands of dollars’ worth of doors and air vents from a Jewish cemetery on the border of Queens and Brooklyn. According to law enforcement sources, at 4 p.m. on April 19, an unknown man was spotted at the Beth Olam Cemetery, loca...

Cops are looking for two thieves who shoplifted chocolate and 5-hour Energy shots from a Middle Village CVS.
05/14/2019
Shoplifters assault Middle Village pharmacy clerk while stealing energy drinks and candy: cops - QNS.com

Cops are looking for two thieves who shoplifted chocolate and 5-hour Energy shots from a Middle Village CVS.

Police are looking for a duo who were looking for a sugar high and stole candy and energy drinks from a Middle Village store, then assaulted a worker who tried to stop them. According to authorities, at 5:03 a.m. on May 5, two unknown men entered a CVS, located at 79-60 Metropolitan Ave., carrying b...

Christ the King High School hosted a dinner last week for incoming freshmen who earned scholarships.
05/14/2019
Incoming freshmen at Middle Village's Christ the King HS celebrated for their scholarship wins - QNS.com

Christ the King High School hosted a dinner last week for incoming freshmen who earned scholarships.

Several incoming freshmen at a Middle Village high school were honored on Friday night with a scholarship awards dinner. On May 10, Christ the King High School (CTK) hosted a dinner to celebrate students of their future 2023 class that earned scholarships as incoming freshmen. Parents and students e...

The local community board's Parks Services committee will move forward on bringing much-needed improvements to Forest Pa...
05/09/2019
Board 5 makes their own improvement plan for Forest Park after city announces new amenities - QNS.com

The local community board's Parks Services committee will move forward on bringing much-needed improvements to Forest Park.

As the city Department of Parks prepares to revamp an entrance and pathway off of the Jackie Robinson Parkway through Forest Park, Community Board 5 approved on Wednesday night a set of recommendations to work in their own vision. Board 5 members hope to see a wider pathway to accommodate bikes and....

Have you seen this woman? Police say she swiped 15 packages from the mailroom at a Ridgewood apartment building.
05/09/2019
Woman swiped 15 packages from mail room of Ridgewood apartment building: cops - QNS.com

Have you seen this woman? Police say she swiped 15 packages from the mailroom at a Ridgewood apartment building.

Police need the public’s help in finding a burglar who recently entered a Ridgewood apartment building’s mail room and stole 15 packages intended for tenants. The theft occurred at around 9 p.m. on April 2 inside the building located at 803 Wyckoff Ave., between Putnam and Cornelia Street. Secur...

National Junior Honor Society students at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy in Glendale held a fundraiser to raise money for...
05/08/2019
Honor students at Glendale's Sacred Heart Catholic Academy run daily donation drive for Caribbean, Latin America aid - QNS.com

National Junior Honor Society students at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy in Glendale held a fundraiser to raise money for Food for the Poor’s Operation Starfish project.

The St. Margaret Mary Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy in Glendale raised a total of $800 for Food for the Poor through the chapter’s honor society project. Food for the Poor’s Operation Starfish project encourages encourages families to donate 50 cen...

“We're just trying to see if somebody is willing to step up for us and to say what you're doing is wrong - you need to...
05/08/2019
‘There is no roadmap’: Maspeth High School's boys athletic teams denied official status for seventh time - QNS.com

“We're just trying to see if somebody is willing to step up for us and to say what you're doing is wrong - you need to let these kids play.”

Despite mounting need and political pressure, the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) denied Maspeth High School’s request to have two of their boys’ sports teams officially recognized for the seventh year in a row. After years of applications, letters of support from local legislators and acti...

Cops are looking for a thief who broke into a Glendale home and stole tools from the garage.
05/08/2019
Burglar breaks into Glendale home and runs off with $800 worth of stolen tools: NYPD - QNS.com

Cops are looking for a thief who broke into a Glendale home and stole tools from the garage.

Police are looking for a crook who broke into a Glendale garage and ran off with stolen tools. It was reported to police that at 3 a.m. on April 27, an unknown man broke into the garage at a 27-year-old man’s home, located in the vicinity of 62nd Street and 78th Avenue. Once inside, the …

A Ridgewood man was arrested last week after he allegedly raped his ex-girlfriend at her Richmond Hill home in April.
05/07/2019
Ridgewood man cuffed for allegedly raping his ex-girlfriend in her Richmond Hill home - QNS.com

A Ridgewood man was arrested last week after he allegedly raped his ex-girlfriend at her Richmond Hill home in April.

A Ridgewood man was arrested weeks after he allegedly raped his ex-girlfriend in Richmond Hill, authorities announced on Monday. On May 1, Edwin Garcia, 38, of Hancock Street was arrested within the 104th Precinct‘s confines and charged with rape, assault, criminal contempt and criminal sexual act...

In the wake of Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown's passing on May 3, the candidates seeking to replace him later...
05/04/2019
Queens owes 'debt of gratitude' to DA Brown, candidates seeking to replace him say after his death - QNS.com

In the wake of Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown's passing on May 3, the candidates seeking to replace him later this year offered their condolences. http://bit.ly/2Ji3OuW

Most of the seven candidates vying to replace Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown in the June 25 Democratic primary reacted to his passing on May 3 at the age of 86. Supreme Court Judge Greg Lasak retired from the bench last fall in order to run for the office having worked as an assistant …

BREAKING: Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, who served nearly three decades as Queens' top law enforcement offi...
05/04/2019
BREAKING: Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, who served borough for 28 years, dead at 86 - QNS.com

BREAKING: Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, who served nearly three decades as Queens' top law enforcement official, has died. http://bit.ly/2WpZY6G

Richard A. Brown, who served Queens for 28 years as its top law enforcement official, has died, his office announced on Saturday morning. Brown, 86, had been battling from complications of Parkinson’s disease in recent years and announced in March that he was taking a leave of absence until June 1...

Three local representatives met with the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association to discuss proposed bills and h...
05/03/2019
Three Ridgewood representatives meet with civic group about bills that could impact local rental market - QNS.com

Three local representatives met with the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association to discuss proposed bills and how they will affect homeowners and landlords.

BY JESSICA MILITELLO Members of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association heard from local elected officials at the group’s May 2 meeting about the impact of proposed bills on neighborhood homeowners and landlords. RPOCA members and local residents expressed concerns and asked questions ...

A proposed daycare center site in Glendale is getting closer to becoming a reality after a recent hearing at Queens Boro...
05/02/2019
Proposed daycare center on busy Glendale street gets nod from local lawmaker - QNS.com

A proposed daycare center site in Glendale is getting closer to becoming a reality after a recent hearing at Queens Borough Hall.

A proposed daycare site in Glendale may be inching closer to being a reality after a hearing at Queens Borough Hall on Thursday. Akerman LLP is requesting a special permit from the Board of Standards and Appeals for a client of theirs to build a 15,212 square feet facility at 79-40 Cooper Ave. Thurs...

A proposed daycare center site in Glendale is getting closer to becoming a reality after a recent hearing at Queens Boro...
05/02/2019
Proposed daycare center on busy Glendale street gets nod from local lawmaker - QNS.com

A proposed daycare center site in Glendale is getting closer to becoming a reality after a recent hearing at Queens Borough Hall.

A proposed daycare site in Glendale may be inching closer to being a reality after a hearing at Queens Borough Hall on Thursday. Akerman LLP is requesting a special permit from the Board of Standards and Appeals for a client of theirs to build a 15,212 square feet facility at 79-40 Cooper Ave. Thurs...

Ridgewood's Nowadays will offer a number of new attractions this summer.
05/02/2019
Ridgewood’s dance mecca to open its backyard for the summer - QNS.com

Ridgewood's Nowadays will offer a number of new attractions this summer.

Nowadays in Ridgewood is about to give the dancers of Queens a spring in their step. The venue and taproom will reopen its seasonal beer garden seven days a week starting May 9, featuring a long list of new attractions like hammocks, a craft beer pop-up, a new menu, natural wine options and a sculpt...

A man was arrested on Monday following a domestic dispute at their Glendale home.
05/01/2019
Glendale man arrested after punching his wife multiple times in the face at their home - QNS.com

A man was arrested on Monday following a domestic dispute at their Glendale home.

A Glendale man was arrested on Monday over a week after a domestic incident with his wife at their home. According to authorities, at 11:30 p.m. on April 21, 41-year-old Louis Deluca allegedly punched his 42-year-old wife multiple times in the face at their home in the vicinity of 75th Avenue and 61...

A new report found that Ridgewood is one of the more affordable neighborhoods in Queens, but could on the oncoming luxur...
05/01/2019
While Ridgewood rents decline, luxury developments could bring new renters to the area - QNS.com

A new report found that Ridgewood is one of the more affordable neighborhoods in Queens, but could on the oncoming luxury developments change that?

It’s no secret that Queens has experienced increased rents over the past couple of years. However, one neighborhood in particular has been experiencing rental price declines this year. A recent report from StreetEasy found that Ridgewood was the only Queens neighborhood that was among the top 10 n...

The Glendale Kiwanis Club honored the memory of longtime member Michael "Mick" Ennis, who passed away in 2016, with a be...
04/30/2019
Glendale Kiwanis club honors its 'most important member' with memorial bench at local playground - QNS.com

The Glendale Kiwanis Club honored the memory of longtime member Michael "Mick" Ennis, who passed away in 2016, with a bench at a local park.

The Kiwanis Club of Glendale commemorated a bench at Dry Harbor Playground in Glendale on April 27 in memory of Michael “Mick” Ennis, a beloved club member and community fixture. Several members of the club along with Ennis’ daughter Kerry gave speeches commemorating the former club president,...

Following multiple complaints, Councilman Holden is calling on authorities to crack down on noise violations.
04/29/2019
Keep it down! Queens lawmaker seeks further action to combat noise issues at Forest Park - QNS.com

Following multiple complaints, Councilman Holden is calling on authorities to crack down on noise violations.

Queens Councilman Robert Holden met with local law enforcement April 25 imploring them to crack down on noise violations after a surge of constituent made 311 complaints about auto enthusiasts blasting music in the nearby Forest Park (Seuffert) Bandshell in two closely-timed incidents. In the lead-u...

"Burning trash was a common practice in New York City for decades, and even in the more environmentally conscious 1980s,...
04/27/2019
Clearing the air on a trashy idea for Maspeth: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was - QNS.com

"Burning trash was a common practice in New York City for decades, and even in the more environmentally conscious 1980s, the city looked upon incineration as a critical part of handling the garbage crisis."

Nearly 30 years ago, New York City found itself grappling with a garbage crisis of epic proportions. It wasn’t due to a strike of sanitation workers or some unforeseeable disaster. It was simply about volume — there was too much trash, and too few places to put it. The most notorious symbol of t...

Officers in the 104th Precinct cracked down on Maspeth homeowners who used garbage cans and cones to block parking spots...
04/26/2019
Cops crack down on parking spot savers in Maspeth who blocked street spaces with garbage cans - QNS.com

Officers in the 104th Precinct cracked down on Maspeth homeowners who used garbage cans and cones to block parking spots.

Homeowners using cones and garbage cans to reserve parking on the streets of the 104th Precinct got a rude awakening from NYPD as the command completed a sweep of Maspeth. The 104th Precinct went on an initial crusade against utility cones used on the street to save parking spots in December when th...

Captain Victoria Perry is officially taking over as commanding officer of the 104th Precinct.
04/26/2019
New commanding officer at Ridgewood-based 104th Precinct introduced at Middle Village meeting - QNS.com

Captain Victoria Perry is officially taking over as commanding officer of the 104th Precinct.

The 104th Precinct‘s new boss made her introduction to residents at the Juniper Park Civic Association meeting in Middle Village on April 25. Captain Victoria Perry takes over for Deputy Inspector John Mastronardi, who served as commander of the 104th Precinct — which covers Ridgewood, Glendale,...

The section of Myrtle Avenue between St. Nicholas Avenue and Central Avenue in Ridgewood will receive some much-needed s...
04/25/2019
Section of Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood to receive safety fixes for dicey intersections: DOT - QNS.com

The section of Myrtle Avenue between St. Nicholas Avenue and Central Avenue in Ridgewood will receive some much-needed safety improvements.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) outlined numerous planned safety improvements on Myrtle Avenue between St. Nicholas and Central Avenues in Ridgewood and Glendale during the Community Board 5 Transportation and Public Transit Committees meeting on April 23. The stretch of Myrtle Avenue was tar...

The M train in Ridgewood will begin to undergo repainting and repairs starting next week.
04/24/2019
Repainting and repair process to begin on the M train in Ridgewood next week - QNS.com

The M train in Ridgewood will begin to undergo repainting and repairs starting next week.

Members of the New York City Transit attended a Community Board 5 transportation services meeting April 23 to discuss the Queens phase of their 40-month plan to give the entire M train a makeover beginning next week. The $43 million project will provide structural steel repair work and overcoat pain...

The third annual New Amsterdam Festival is returning to Ridgewood this weekend.
04/24/2019
Greater Ridgewood Historical Society to celebrate Dutch heritage at annual New Amsterdam Festival - QNS.com

The third annual New Amsterdam Festival is returning to Ridgewood this weekend.

On April 27, the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society will hold the third annual New Amsterdam Festival from 12 to 6 p.m.at the Vander Ende-Onderdonk farmhouse, located 1820 Flushing Ave. The purpose of the event to celebrate the Dutch history of the house and the the roots of the Ridgewood neighbor...

A Bronx man was arrested last week for allegedly slashing a woman's face in Ridgewood.
04/23/2019
Suspect who allegedly slashed woman's face during Ridgewood dispute remains locked up - QNS.com

A Bronx man was arrested last week for allegedly slashing a woman's face in Ridgewood.

A Bronx man remains behind bars for allegedly attacking a woman with a razor blade during a dispute in Ridgewood last week, law enforcement sources said. Andres Idelfonso, 25, was brought in on charges of first- and second-degree assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. According to charges, be...

Cops say that burglars stole thousands of dollars worth of mausoleum doors and vents from a Glendale graveyard.
04/22/2019
Ghoulish bandits steal $24,000 in metal doors and vents from mausoleum at a Glendale cemetery - QNS.com

Cops say that burglars stole thousands of dollars worth of mausoleum doors and vents from a Glendale graveyard.

Police are looking for a thief who stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of doors and air vents from Beth Olam Cemetery, a historic Jewish burial grounds in the “cemetery belt” on the border of Queens and Brooklyn. At approximately 10:45 a.m. on April 21, police received a report that 14 door...

Councilman Holden is speaking out against the state's decision to require a judicial warrant from law enforcement office...
04/22/2019
'We must stop preventing ICE from doing its job': Queens official denounces state's decision to restrict ICE - QNS.com

Councilman Holden is speaking out against the state's decision to require a judicial warrant from law enforcement officers in order to enter a courthouse.

City Councilman Robert Holden has railed against the Office of Court Administration’s (OCA) directive to require a judicial warrant from law enforcement officers, specifically ICE agents, in order to enter New York state courthouses. The order, which was welcomed by advocates and attorneys at the ...

Have you seen these men? Cops say they're wanted for stealing a motorcycle right off a Middle Village street.
04/22/2019
Cops looking for pair caught on video stealing motorcycle right off a Middle Village street - QNS.com

Have you seen these men? Cops say they're wanted for stealing a motorcycle right off a Middle Village street.

Police are looking for two men who were recently caught on camera picking up a parked motorcycle off a Middle Village street and loading it into the back of their van. The surveillance images showed the two suspects lifting a 2017 Yamaha FZ09 motorcycle, with an estimated worth of $8,000, into a sil...

The suspect arrested for allegedly robbing a woman at a Ridgewood bank over the weekend had been arrested six days earli...
04/22/2019
Brooklyn man cuffed moments after robbing woman of cash at a Ridgewood bank ATM - QNS.com

The suspect arrested for allegedly robbing a woman at a Ridgewood bank over the weekend had been arrested six days earlier for an unrelated offense, according to court records.

Cops picked up a Brooklyn man on Saturday afternoon moments after he robbed a woman as she deposited cash into an ATM at a bank in Ridgewood. Law enforcement sources said Josiah Bryant, 19, of Madison Street accosted the woman inside the Bank of America located at 59-01 Myrtle Ave. at about 2:10 p.m...

The new paper bag tax is set to take place when the state-wide ban on plastic bags takes effect.
04/22/2019
'We are taxed to death': Queens lawmaker says paper bag fee only exacerbates city's lack of affordability - QNS.com

The new paper bag tax is set to take place when the state-wide ban on plastic bags takes effect.

After City Council approved a bill that would place a tax on single-use paper bags, Councilman Robert Holden is calling the move burdensome on the middle class. Set to take place after a state-wide ban on plastic bags takes effect, the paper bag tax would put the cost of five cents on each paper bag...

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