Authorities are on the hunt for Kenneth Suden, 41, of Ridgewood, who they say nearly stabbed a livery cab driver to death in his car early Thursday morning.
A recent mugging in Forest Park, a new residential home in the area and restoration of a collapsed building on Jamaica Avenue were among the top issues on the table as the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association held its monthly meeting on Sept. 18 at American Legion Post 118 in Woodhaven.
Deputy Inspector Hank Sautner, commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct, announced that the neighborhood experienced a “pretty good summer,” then addressed an incident that occurred around 6 p.m. in Forest Park on Sept. 16.
The Queens Jewish Community Council, along with area elected officials, handed out over 500 bags of food to needy residents at the group’s Forest Hills headquarters on Sunday.
Each recipient received two bags of food, one with honey, cookies, salmon and grape juice and one with five pounds of potatoes and a pound of fruit in preparation for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Last year this page was proud to stand with the civic community in Queens against the Bloomberg administration’s misguided plan to give away a large chunk of Flushing Meadows Corona Park so a soccer stadium could be built there. It would have been a devastating blow both environmentally and economically, as the city was prepared to “sell” at least a dozen acres of our crown jewel park for one dollar. When the plan fell through, it marked a major victory for the public interest.
Then Major League Soccer, which wants to build the stadium for its new team, went to the Bronx, hoping to put it in a park next to Yankee Stadium. Now that plan also has failed, and MLS again has turned its attention toward Queens. But it’s looking at an entirely different location, one we can support: Aqueduct Race Track.
Following a summer hiatus, Community Board 6 held its first monthly meeting of the new session on Sept. 10, highlighted by an introduction to participatory budgeting.
As defined in the presentation by Christina Prince, representing Councilmember Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills), who is spearheading the process in District 29, participatory budgeting is “a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget.”
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.
The residents of Glendale and Middle Village have stepped up their efforts to prevent the planned Cooper Avenue homeless shelter from coming to fruition.
A group called the Glendale/Middle Village Coalition has formed this month, with the goal of taking legal action against the Department of Homeless Services and the City of New York in mind.
Build it Back has been circulating some updated numbers on its progress in South Queens, and although it has been slow, the program seems to actually be moving forward with the reconstruction of hundreds of homes damaged in Hurricane Sandy.
According to statistics from the program, 22 homes in South Queens neighborhoods hit hard by the storm nearly two years ago have already had construction completed through the program, though that’s of more than 8,500 that have signed up. Though the number of homes that have been completed is small, 149, until last March, not a single Sandy-damaged home in the city had work finished through the program.
Several sources say MLS is looking to build a permanent stadium for the team, which is slated to begin playing next year at Yankee Stadium, at Aqueduct Race Track.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
Members of the East Coast Car Association were honored for their service to the community at a recent blood drive and car show held in the Maspeth Federal Savings bank parking lot.
The ECCA received citations from state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., Assemblyman Mike Miller and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley for the club’s 16 years of volunteer service, including its contributions to the St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.
For residents of 134th Avenue in Ozone Park, this summer has been “like a horror movie.”
Going back to May, several residents living on a three-block stretch between Cross Bay Boulevard and 96th Street say they have been plagued by a swarm of cockroaches.
The September meeting of Community Board 10, held last Thursday — the first official day of school — in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park, buzzed with words of caution concerning traffic safety.
“Please watch where you’re driving,” state Sen. Joe Addabbo. Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said, reminding residents of the five-point penalty for driving past a stopped yellow school bus.
It was the end of an era at Community Board 9 Tuesday night.
Longtime District Manager Mary Ann Carey was honored for decades of service at her last meeting in the position she has held since Ed Koch was mayor and Donald Manes was borough president.
Team founder Randy Novic receives citation from state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr.
State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. and Councilman Eric Ulrich took the ALS ice bucket challenge, here with a soaked Addabbo soaking his former political opponent.
Gov. Cuomo announced last week the launch of an online state recruitment resources website that will allow for disabled persons and veterans to gain easier access to state jobs.
The site assists job seekers who are “certified eligible to participate in the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons and Veterans with Disabilities,” according to a press release from state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach).
City Hall says Build it Back is actually building stuff back.
Mayor de Blasio announced that the city has approved the start of construction for 535 homes and sent 543 reimbursement checks through the Build it Back program, exceeding the 500-home goal de Blasio set when he revamped the city’s Hurricane Sandy-recovery program in the spring and appointed Amy Peterson to head the program.
American Softball, a league for handicapped or otherwise challenged adults, was honored Aug. 22 with the final World Series game at Kissena Park in Flushing.
Angelo DiGangi sang “The Star Spangled Banner” to start the game, which was attended by Council Members Eric Ulrich and Peter Koo. After the game, the league was honored with a citation from state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., inset, to founder Randy Novic.
Activists fighting for the reclassification of the Ridgewood Reservoir shouldn’t uncork the champagne just yet, but they may have scored a victory this week.
The Parks Department will apply to the state Department of Environmental Conservation for a redesignation of the reservoir, within Highland Park on the Glendale-Brooklyn border, from a Class C “high hazard” dam to a Class A “low hazard” dam, according to agency spokesman Zach Feder.
The Rockaway Ferry may be slated to end in two months, but residents, civic leaders and elected officials from the peninsula are not yet defeated.
Supporters took their fight right to the steps of City Hall, as they have before when the service started after Hurricane Sandy was in jeopardy.
John Liu said last Friday that if the state truly wants to make veterans’ issues a priority, it’s time to show it.
The former comptroller, who is challenging state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in the Sept. 9 primary in the 11th Senate District, was joined by about two dozen veterans whose service ranged from World War II to Iraq as he outlined a multifaceted plan aimed at improving veterans’ services at the Korean War Memorial in Kissena Park.
The nostalgic sounds of the big band era echoed through Howard Beach last Thursday evening as band leader Frank Pedulla and the Music Staff Swing Orchestra entertained a crowd of 300 residents in Father Dooley Hall at St. Helen Church, continuing the tradition of presenting 1940s music to the community.
For 20 years, Arnie “Mig” Migliaccio presented the concert, but Frank Pedulla, a graduate of the Julliard School of Music in New York, who has played trombone with over 50 orchestras including the Julliard Symphony and the Queens Philharmonic Orchestra, has kept the tradition alive since Migliaccio passed in June 2009 at age 87.
State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. helps serve food to veterans, their family and friends during Saturday’s barbecue.
Councilman Eric Ulrich, left, Carol Simon, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder at the grand opening of the youth organization’s new building in Richmond Hill on Tuesday.