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Queens Borough President Calls for the Return of City’s Composting Service

Jan. 16, 2023 By Bill Parry When Mayor Eric Adams came to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in August to announce that Queens had been selected for the launch of the nation’s largest curbside composting program starting in October, the first time that an entire borough would receive the service, few could have imagined how wildly successful the program… Read more »

Jackson Heights Man Arrested in Connection to Three Rapes

Jan. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry An alleged serial rapist from Jackson Heights was arrested during the morning of Friday, Jan. 6, near Gorman Playground, one block from his home on 85th Street. Andres Portilla, 28, was taken into custody just after 6:30 a.m. by members of the NYPD Detective Bureau’s Special Victims Unit at the northeast… Read more »

NYPD: Duo Break Into Elmhurst Temple, Steal Donation Box

Jan. 12, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are searching for two men who broke into a house of worship and made off with a donation box during the early morning of Saturday, Jan. 7. The suspects jumped over a fence and entered the grounds of the Wat Buddha Thai Thavornvanaram Temple located at 76-16… Read more »

Forest Hills Cheese Store to Close After 65 Years in Business

Jan. 12, 2023 By Christian Murray Cheese of the World, which has been located in Forest Hills for more than 65 years, is closing. Nellie Chiu, the owner of the 71-48 Austin St. store, made the announcement on Instagram Wednesday. She said the store, which sells more than 250 cheeses as well as cured meats… Read more »

Racks in Effect: City, MTA to Put Bike Parking at Dozens of Subway Stations

This article was originally published by The CITY on Jan. 11, 2023 By Jose Martinez The MTA and City Hall are shifting into gear on ways to better connect bicycles and other green forms of transportation to the subways, buses and bridges. MTA officials on Wednesday unveiled “Extending Transit’s Reach,” the report from a yearlong… Read more »

Local Foundation Donates $8 Million to Queens Botanical Garden

Jan. 11, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Queens Botanical Garden Executive Director Evie Hantzopoulos on Tuesday, Jan. 10, announced an $8 million donation from the Joan N. and Norman Bluestone Foundation, a charitable organization headquartered in Jamaica, that will help support the garden’s educational programs and activities. Hantzopoulos was joined by members of the QBG board of trustees, elected officials… Read more »

Astoria Nonprofit Receives $750K in Federal Funds for Youth Programs

Jan. 10, 2023, By Bill Parry Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens (VBGCQ) received crucial federal funding that will bolster programming the institution provides to the youth of western Queens, including those from the underserved communities at the Astoria, Queensbridge and Ravenswood Houses. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez secured $502,250 to provide… Read more »

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Secures Millions for Queens Community Projects

Jan. 10, 2023 By Christian Murray Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced Tuesday that she has secured $15 million in federal funds that will be going toward several Queens and Bronx community-based organizations. The lawmaker said that the funds will support 15 projects that are offered by non-profits or provided by city agencies — nine of which… Read more »