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May 26, 2016  RSS feed
Long-awaited Middle Village sewer project kicks off
Years of waiting by Middle Village residents to get new sewer lines and water mains have come to an end. The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has announced that the long-awaited construction of combined sewer and water main Penelope Avenue project was set to begin on Monday, May 23. More...

Police released security camera footage on Monday of a man wanted for trying to rape a 26-year-old woman in Ridgewood earlier this month. According to authorities, the attack occurred at 3 a.m. on May 8 in the area of Seneca Avenue and Harman Street. More...

After some Ridgewood residents voiced their displeasure about the pop-up urban beach beer garden, La Playa NYC, coming to their part of the neighborhood next month, one local lawmaker is backing their claims. More...
Two men from Maspeth and Middle Village face serious jail time for having more than 900,000 illegal cigarettes in their possession, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. Brown identified the defendants as Ling F. Shi, 27, of 52nd Road in Maspeth, and He M. Wang, 46, of Dry Harbor Road in Middle Village. More...
The St. Margaret/ Resurrection Ascension Flyers brought the heat to Astoria Park on Sunday, May 15, by taking home plenty of medals. Bringing home the gold for the Flyers was junior boy Kacper Niepokoj for his 800-meter run, novice girl Aileen Mitarotonda and bantam boy Sean Reilly for their 400-meter run, and the final gold medalist was senior girl Ainara Higgins for her long jump. More...
ANTONIO SPENSIERI died on Monday, May 23, at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of Amelia Spensieri and the late Sebastiana, loving father of Ben Spensieri and Vittoria Giordano, father-in-law of John, cherished grandfather of Frances and Joseph and dear brother in-law of John Poverelli. More...
The MTA rolled out a new fleet of buses this week in the one area of our borough that could definitely use help in getting around. You’ll find these new, 21st-century buses moving along streets in southeast Queens, long recognized as a public transit desert. The buses come equipped with free wireless Internet service and cellphone charging outlets. More...
Regarding prostitution busts in Ridgewood: Another waste of time and resources, and criminal records for people who aren’t a threat to anyone or anything. Arrest the pimps and regulate the prostitutes. QNS user Harvey Wachtel More...
What do Senators Elizabeth Warren and John McCain have in common? If you answered “not much,” you are not wrong. However, they do share one interesting thing: both lawmakers support reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act, whose repeal played a key role in the 2007-2008 economic collapse. More...
The game’s over for the Sports Authority in Queens and the rest of the country. The bankrupt sporting goods retailer announced on May 19 that it would shutter all of its locations, including its store on Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale and on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City. More...