2018-04-25 E-Edition

Beware ‘False Alarm’ Car Repair Scam



Police are again warning the public to beware a team of scammers who use a series of false alarms to trick motorists into costly repairs. Cops said the men pull up next to a vehicle stopped at a traffic light and tell the driver his or her car is ob fire, or that heavy smoke is pouring from underneath the […]

Six-Story Building OK’d At 28-06 21st Street



Developers of a parcel at 28-06 21st Street in Astoria have obtained permits to develop a seven-story mixed-use building at the site, according to information posted on the YIMBT (Yes, In My Back Yard) website. The building will rise 74-feet-tall and will feature 9,750-square-feet of residential space with 11 rental apartments, and 1,610-square-feet of commercial space. The building will also […]

Full Senate Nod For Gianaris Dangerous Driver Bill



The state Senate last week unanimously passed legislation introduced by Sen. Michael Gianaris that would significantly increase penalties for drivers who kill or seriously injure another person while driving with a revoked, suspended or otherwise invalid license. Under the measure passed last week, anyone caught driving a motor vehicle without a valid license who strikes a pedestrian would face a […]

Infant Found Dead In Jackson Heights Home



Police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old girl who was found unconscious and unresponsive inside her family home in Jackson Heights on April 16. Cops said the little girl’s parents called 911 for help at about 10:50 a.m. on April 16. The baby was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Police said the […]

Street Co-Naming In Memory Of Jack M. Friedman



Elected officials and community leaders gathered to announce that the southwest corner of 254th Street and Union Turnpike has been co-named in memory of a great leader in the community, Jack M. Friedman. Mr. Friedman was a tireless advocate for multiple Eastern Queens institutions, including SNAP Senior Center, Queens Chamber of Commerce, and the Bellerose Jewish Center. United States Congress […]

Peralta Secures $75K To Fund Cleaning Services in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst



In an effort to help homeless New Yorkers with work experience, NYS Senator Jose Peralta announced that he helped secure $75,000 in state funds for the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE). The non-profit will provide job readiness training and jobs to participants in the program. The state allocation will allow ACE to offer cleaning services along […]

Addabbo Speaks With Students At Bnos Malka Academy



State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. paid a visit to the Bnos Malka Academy in Forest Hills on Thursday, April 19. While at the all-girls Jewish faith school, Addabbo, the ranking member of the Senate Education Committee, met with 8th grade students to speak about his role as an elected official in the community and in Albany, as well as […]

Savvy Senior:

Could You Have Diabetes?

Dear Savvy Senior, My brother and his wife, who are ages 60 and 56, were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and prediabetes, and neither one had a clue. Could I have it too? Concerned Sibling Dear Concerned, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nearly 115 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes today, but most of them […]

Ridgewood YMCA Names Volunteers of the Year



The Ridgewood YMCA recognized Dr. Matthew Ackert as Adult Volunteer of the Year and Noor Abdel Gaphar as Youth Volunteer of the Year. They received their awards at the YMCA of Greater New York’s 165th General Assembly Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, where their families, business leaders, YMCA volunteers and staff celebrated their service. Dr. Matthew Ackert is an anesthesiologist with Northwell […]