Pavilion Will Get Fresh Coat Of Paint

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer It has been 50 long years since Queens, the aptly-dubbed “World’s Borough,” played host to the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Now, five decades later, New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver joined local elected officials and community leaders, on Wednesday, to announce plans to repaint and restore […]

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Queens CB’s Say ‘No’ to Term-Limits

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Queens Community Board leaders are not fans of imposing term-limits on its members. Last year, City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan) proposed legislation to place term limits on all Community Board appointees, capping service at six consecutive two-year terms – a maximum of 12 years. “I […]

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Raising The Roof

The setting spring sun reflects off the unfinished retractable roof being constructed on Arthur Ashe Stadium – the world’s largest tennis – specific arena at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, part of a $550 million renovation of the grounds that host the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament every August and September.

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Duo Rehired After Testimony Controversy

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Two workers from a Maspeth-based private sanitation company who claimed they were fired for testifying about the poor working conditions at their job have gotten their jobs back. Michael Bush and Carlton Darden, two employees from Five Star Carting, say they were terminated from their jobs after testifying at a […]

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Queens Chamber Searches For Exec. Dir.

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Queens Chamber of Commerce has officially launched the search for its new executive director. The Chamber posted a job advertisement last week asking people to apply to its vacant executive director position, a few weeks following the death of Jack Friedman, who held the position for seven years. The […]

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Logistics, Fairness Concern Pols Who Don’t Take Part

While participatory budgeting has gained popularity in much of the City, there are some council members who currently do not participate in the initiative. In Queens, there are five council members who do not have participatory budgeting in their districts, Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale), Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), Peter Koo (D-Flushing) and Ruben […]

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Days Of Prayer, Mourning And Support For Nepal

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE   Staff Writer After a devastating earthquake shook Nepal last weekend, New Yorkers poured into Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza to raise support and remember those lost. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal last Saturday morning. A rising death toll recently passed 5,000, and tremors continue to shake the region. Diversity Plaza, located off […]

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Whitestone Rallies Against Proposed Development

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Developers with Edgestone Group, LLC, are proposing to develop 107 townhouses on a 15-acre vacant lot at 151-45 6th Rd. in Whitestone, which would bring a total of 203 new residential units to the community. But many of the project’s proposed neighbors have voiced opposition to the plans, arguing that […]

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Coyote Caught!

A four-year-old female coyote spotted in Middle Village this week was captured Tuesday night. The animal, which had been seen in and around Juniper Valley Park on Monday, was caught at 77th Place and Caldwell Avenue. The coyote is now in the hands of Animal Care and Control and the Parks Department. ACAC said that […]

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