Macedonia Reverend Reflects On Charleston

The African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston where Dylann Roof murdered nine worshipers in an act of racial hatred has a 204-year-old sister congregation in Flushing. The Queens Tribune spoke to Macedonia A.M.E.’s Rev. Dr. Richard McEachern about the community’s response to the killings. “This has been really a devastating blow to the AME church,” […]

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Suspect nabbed in Forest Park slaying

by DOMENICK RAFTER, Editor in Chief   Police have arrested a homeless man whom they say beat another man with a tree limb in Forest Park earlier this month, killing him. Zoltan “Stephen” Forai, 44, was taken in for questioning last Friday after he was found in Forest Park drinking near the site of where […]

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Court Square Wants Its Parking Back

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Residents and business owners around Court Square in Long Island City joined city Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) outside of a five-story parking facility last week, to call on the city Department of Transportation to restore 190 public parking permits that were withdrawn by the agency in April. “The city […]

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Forest Park Death Sparks New Crime Worries

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A young man was found dead in Forest Park last week and investigators are not yet sure what the causes were. The body of Diego Pierdrahita, a 23-year-old man who lived in Flushing, was discovered last week in a wooded area in Forest Park near the abandoned rail road tracks. […]

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Rent Control, Tax Credits Still In Limbo

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A group of concerned parents want Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Sunnyside) to support a bill they say would make it easier to send their children to private school. About 40 parents protested outside of Nolan’s two district offices last Friday, in both Ridgewood and Sunnyside, asking her to support the education […]

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Principal Out After Carnival Controversy

Officials Plan New Event For All BY JON CRONIN The principal of PS 120 in Flushing who allegedly kept several dozen students from attending a school carnival because they didn’t pay $10 was removed from her job, officials announced Friday. In response to the more than 100 students restricted to an auditorium from the carnival, […]

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Jewish Heritage Contest Winners

Five Howard Beach students were among the winners of the 2015 Toby Nussbaum Jewish Heritage Contest. In the contest, named for a former vice president of the Jewish Community Relations Council, each students wrote about the Hebrew word “kavod,” meaning honor, respect and dignity and how the concept applied in their life. Ben Sorrentino, a […]

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Knockdown Center Gets A Liquor License

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Knockdown Center in Maspeth finally got the liquor license it has been seeking for almost two years, albeit with several stipulations it must abide by. The music and arts center on Flushing Avenue was awarded a two-year liquor license by the State Liquor Authority on Tuesday. The license will […]

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Cautious Optimism On Plane Noise Study

BY TESS McRAE Editor Airport noise has plagued neighborhoods across the borough for decades. Changes have been made and proposals have been shared and yet the problem persists. The latest attempt to permanently resolve this issue – a Part 150 compatibility study – was presented before Queens community board district leaders and Borough President Melinda […]

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