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May 28, 2015  RSS feed
REMEMBERING HEROES ON MEMORIAL DAY
With applause and banner waving, residents across Queens gave thanks to those who fought and died in defense of the nation at a number of parades and vigils held on Memorial Day weekend. Maspeth streets were filled with patriots on Sunday, May 24, for the community’s annual Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the United Veterans and Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth.  More...

Despite Community Board 5’s disapproval, the four-day Fresh Pond Road Street Festival will happen this September. Lucy Dolce of the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens, which sponsors the annual fair, said on May 21 that the Street Activity Permits Office (SAPO) granted approval of its application. More...

The Salvation Army is opening up shop in Middle Village this June.  The new location, which will open at 73-26 Metropolitan Ave., will be a Salvation Army family store where patrons will be able to find great deals on second-hand clothing, furniture, appliances, accessories, jewelry, toys and much more. A former pharmacy, the location has been vacant for many years.  More...
106th Precinct  South central Queens  Alleged Resorts World Casino killer fatally shot by cops in Brooklyn   A 51-year-old woman was shot and killed in the parking lot at the Resorts World Casino early in the morning of May 26 by her ex-boyfriend, who was later killed in a shootout with police in Brooklyn, according to authorities.   More...
Pictured from left to right: second-place winner Skyi Velasco, first-place winner Julianne Yotov and third-place winner Kallie Sanchez.Photo courtesy NYRR Two girls from P.S. 102 in Elmhurst finished in two of the three top spots for their age bracket in the first-ever New York Road Runners (NYRR) Kids’ Boardwalk Run at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half on May 16. More...
HERIBERTO GOMEZ of Ridgewood died on Saturday, May 23, at the age of 75. A native of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, he was the devoted father of Heriberto Gomez and Gabriel Gomez. He is also survived by one grandchild.  More...
Last year’s New York City budget topped out at a record $70 billion; the new budget deal currently being negotiated between the mayor and City Council figures to top that number.  By contrast, the Queens Borough Public Library is seeing an additional $18.2 million for the next fiscal year to expand its programs, add some 200 jobs and restore six-day service at all its branches.  More...
In the middle of the night, the Sanitation Department is giving tickets out to businesses and non-for-profit buildings. This has happened several times. When the businesses and a local nonprofit approached and wrote to Environmental Control Board stating this is unfair, they were told nothing can be done about this. This should be a wake-up call to taxpayers.  More...
In the years since 9/11, we have worked aggressively as a city and a country to defeat our enemies abroad and protect ourselves from future attacks. Recent tragedies, however, including the Boston Marathon bombing, show that there is a new form of terrorism that we must defend ourselves against. More...
Friday, May 29  Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of “Space Jam.” Popcorn will be served. Board games begin at 7 p.m. Movie begins at 8 p.m. Frederick B. Judge Playground. 111-01 134th St. For more information, visit nycgovparks.org.   More...