Doe Finds Site For New High School

BY DOMENICK RAFTER Editor in Chief After over a decade of searching for a site, the city Department of Education has finally locked down a location for a much-needed new high school in Northeast Queens. The Bayside Jewish Center, which closed in February due to declining membership, is being sold to the Schools Construction Authority […]

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Hunter’s Point Art Project Stirs Debate

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer The City Economic Development Corporation approached members of Community Board 2, last Thursday, to request a letter of support for a proposed art installation that is included in plans to develop a waterfront park along 30-acres of property in Hunter’s Point South, The project, which has been dubbed “Phases of […]

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Katz Approves Sandy Zoning Text Amendment

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Queens Borough Cabinet Board did not vote on a text amendment that would affect many homeowners still rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy on Monday, because it did not have a quorum. Monday night’s meeting at Borough Hall focused on a Citywide Flood Resistance Text Amendment, which would remove barriers that […]

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Queens Man Killed In Philadelphia Train Crash

Justin Zemser, 20, had just completed his sophomore year at the prestigious U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The midshipman, with dreams of becoming a Navy SEAL, boarded a train, Amtrak #188, bound for Penn Station, Wednesday evening, beginning his long trek home to Rockaway Beach. But at 9:40 p.m., his trip was violently cut […]

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EXCLUSIVE: $1.2B For Flooding Remediation In Southeast Queens

BY DOMENICK RAFTER Editor in Chief Mayor de Blasio’s executive budget, released Thursday, includes $1.2 billion allocated toward efforts to curtail flooding in Southeast Queens, Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), chairman of the Environmental Protection Committee, said Friday. The money will go toward “grey and green” infrastructure, including new catch basins, better drainage systems, and bioswales […]

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NYPD Officer Brian Moore Dies; Killer In Custody

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer On Monday afternoon, two days after being shot in Queens Village, NYPD Officer Brian Moore died after he was taken off life support at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Moore, 25, was an officer in the 105th Precinct and served on the force since 2010. Moore was a resident of Massapequa, […]

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KAAGNY Elects New Prez

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer The Korean American Association of Greater New York is beginning to rebuild after an internal conflict shook the nonprofit group to its very core. Following the impeachment of former Board President Sung K. Min, last month, members of the organization voted overwhelmingly on April 26, to elect his successor, Minsun […]

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