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The students of the National Honor Society at Maspeth High School (MHS) are doing their part to help bring a community library to a village in Ghana by hosting a book drive at their school. More...

Following a lengthy investigation, a 21-year-old man was locked up last week for participating in an armed robbery outside a Ridgewood store last April, police reported. More...

Rail could be the wave of the future throughout west Queens. With Mayor Bill de Blasio releasing last week a $2.5 billion plan to bring commuters the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an aboveground streetcar line along the East River waterfront, one local politician is hoping her plan for a commuter rail will be put on the fast track. More...
83rd Precinct Bushwick Groping victim hits attacker on Bushwick street: NYPD He messed with the wrong victim. Police released on Feb. 4 images and a video of an alleged groper who was hit by the woman he attacked on a Bushwick street last month. More...
The Sacred Heart Wildcat Cheerleaders at their Picture Day on Jan. 16. More...
JACEK PALUCH died on Sunday, February 7, at the age of 57. He was the beloved husband of Irene Paluch, loving father of Dominika Paluch, Kamil Paluch and Magdalena Paluch and dear brother of Ivona Brehse. He is also survived by many friends. Services will be offered at 9:30 a.m. More...
Three times before last week, the city considered a contract making a temporary homeless shelter in Elmhurst permanent — and each time, City Comptroller Scott Stringer turned the contract down. He had good reason to do so; the shelter, at the former Pan American hotel on Queens Boulevard, has a history of problems from dilapidated infrastructure to vermin infestation. More...
I read with horror that another huge building is to go up in this already congested area. The monstrosity on Union Street (behind the projected Epic Tower) took years to build with attendant street obstructions and is still not finished. Now the same thing is going to happen on Bowne Street. No, no, no. Trude Hassberg, Flushing More...
Last year, Mayor de Blasio called for the revival of plans for a subway line along Brooklyn’s Utica Avenue, first proposed over a century ago. This year, in effect, he brought back an older plan for the development of a streetcar line along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. The streetcar plan isn’t a bad idea. More...
‘PROJECT RUNWAY ALL-STARS’
Some of Project Runway’s most accomplished designers will compete on the Lifetime show’s All-Stars season next week and one of those stars has ties to Queens. Ridgewood’s Alexander Pope, 40, who competed on season 12 of the show, is back to show off his design skills on “Project Runway All-Stars,” which is set to air on Feb. 11. More...