• September 23, 2014
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  • MLS turns its eyes back to Queens

    Major League Soccer can’t seem to quit Queens.The organization, still searching for a permanent home for its expansion New York City Football Club, is eyeing a site in the borough, again.
  • Broken windows theory is debated

    Just nine months into his first term, it appears likely that the legacy of Mayor de Blasio will largely rest on an important issue: his ability to improve relations between the Police Department and the city’s communities of color.A panel discussion titled “Broken Windows ... Broken Theory?” held at St. John’s University on Monday delved into race relations.
  • Elmhurst park full of homeless people

    With the growing number of homeless shelters popping up in Queens, less attention has been paid to those who live on the street, but at last week’s Community Board 4 meeting, residents said enough was enough.At the O’Connor playground on Broadway, directly across the street from Elmhurst Hospital, there has been an ongoing issue involving homeless individuals sleeping on benches and urinating in public.
  • Civics, transit unions want new bus service

    Among the worst-kept secrets in the city is that the Queens Civic Congress and the unions representing MTA bus drivers would like to see more bus routes in the eastern half of the borough.And at a joint meeting on Tuesday, with a representative of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on the panel, both groups discussed plans to make their wishes a reality.
  • Their memory lives on in the breeze

    A sudden gust of wind blows through Juniper Valley Park as the orange and purple sunset gives way to wispy cirrus clouds illuminated by two familiar beams of light in the distance last Thursday night.Maspeth resident Janet Ricciardo smiles and nods, as if to acknowledge a friend’s whisper in her ear.