Category Archives: Local News

Queens businesses struggle to cope with minimum wage increase

After the latest minimum wage increase in New York City took effect at the beginning of the year, borough business owners are trying to find a way to pay their employees and keep their customers ha...

Vet group gets first look at Vietnam War memorial

Representatives from a veterans group got their first look at the preliminary designs for a planned memorial to the 420 Queens residents who were killed in the Vietnam War. Members of Chapter 32 of...

St. Francis playoff hopes rest with women’s squad

It’s been a year to forget for the St. Francis Terriers young basketball teams, but playoff basketball may still be on the horizon. The women’s squad, who picked up a much-needed win on Senior Day ...

104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/13/17-2/19/17)

Monday, Feb. 13 Jorge Y. Parchment was arrested at 603 Seneca Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer Archange. Justin Roman was arrested at Fairview Avenue and Greene Avenue for unauthorized us...

Scammers pose as immigration agents in Woodside

Threaten to deport Latino man, takes his money

State considers expanding DNA searches in crimes

Parents of slain jogger among those in support

CB5 denies permit for Fresh Pond Street Fest…again

But final decision still rests with mayor's office

CB5 lists budget priorities for upcoming fiscal year

Express concerns over budget cuts to several agencies

104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/6/17-2/12/17)

Monday, Feb. 6 Enrique Vargas was arrested at 68-01 Otto Road for criminal trespassing by Officer Florio. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Edison Perez was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for grand larceny by Dete...

Angry constituents confront pol about joining breakaway Dem group

Protesters clash with supporters outside town hall meeting

FDNY announces open competitive exam

Unveils advertising campaign to attract new recruits

104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/23/17-2/5/17)

Monday, Jan. 23 Arlind Fehati was arrested at 68-43 Myrtle Avenue for second-degree assault by Officer Combs. Marco Sanchez Romero was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for leaving the scene of an a...

Hochul delivers updates from governor’s State of the State address

Asks for buy-in from community at Queens Chamber

Community Board 5 to meet on 2/8

Community Board 5 will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will include a public hearing regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 preliminary budget of the City ...

Retiring pastor reflects on decades of church leadership

Will continue role leading Queens College ministry