• Fresh Meadows assemblyman teams with City Harvest to help fight hunger

    By Morgan Chittum
    Assemblyman David Weprin donated boxes of food to City Harvest at their Long Island City Facility to help those in need.Since 2010, Weprin — who represents the 24th Assembly district — said more than 10 percent of residents in Community Boards 8, 9 and 10 rely on SNAP, a food stamp program that helps low and no-income people purchase food. In an effort to help those facing hunger, Weprin turned to City Harvest.
    “No one should have to choose between eating
  • Police seek suspect for punching 7 line subway passenger at a Long Island City station

    The NYPD is searching for a man who allegedly punched a straphanger in the face at the Queensboro Plaza subway station last month.The suspect allegedly got into a verbal dispute with the victim on the 7 train platform inside the station just after 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, police said.
    The argument escalated at which point the suspect punched the victim in the face, causing bruising and lacerations, according to authorities. The victim, a 38-year-old man, was treated at the scene, accord
  • Nation’s largest nonprofit, hospital-operated laboratory opens in Little Neck this month

    Northwell Health and NYC Health + Hospitals celebrated the grand opening of a $47.7 million shared laboratory in Little Neck last week.
    The new Clinical Laboratory of New York, located at 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, is currently the largest nonprofit, hospital-operated lab in the nation and will allow the healthcare systems to provide enhanced patient services while reducing their costs.
    Northwell Health Labs administers the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certifi
  • Florida woman dies after crashing into a pillar in Laurelton: NYPD

    Police are investigating a crash in Laurelton that left a Florida woman dead early Monday morning.
    According to police, officers from the 105th Precinct responded to a 911 call at 5:51 a.m. on Feb. 18 regarding a vehicle collision at the intersection of North Conduit Avenue and 230th Place. Upon their arrival, officers discovered that a 2012 Toyota Camry had struck a pillar at the location.
    Inside the car, officers found 57-year-old Doreen Hall-Smith of Miami, Fla., unconscious and unrespon
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  • Details of American Airlines’ $344 million investment at JFK Airport

    By Jeff Yapalater
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced a new investment, expansion and lease plan by American Airlines (AA) Terminal 8 at JFK Airport, which would have British Airways and Iberia vacate Terminal 7 and move to Terminal 8.
    AA Terminal 8 is the third terminal in JFK Airport’s “Reimagined” redevelopment plan.
    In October 2018, both JetBlue and Terminal One, along with their individual investors, announced two developments totaling $13 billion. The AA program is
  • Pair of thieves wanted for breaking into two Bayside apartments and stealing thousands in cash and merchandise: NYPD

    Police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a man and woman wanted in connection with a two-incident burglary pattern in Bayside.
    According to authorities, the pair allegedly stole thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise from an apartment building in broad daylight.
    On Friday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. police from the 111th Precinct reported that an unidentified man gained entry into a multi-unit dwelling in the vicinity of 200th Street and 32nd Avenue. Once inside, the
  • Pair of thieves wanted for breaking into two Bayside apartments and stealing thousands in cash and merchandise

    Police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a man and woman wanted in connection with a two-incident burglary pattern in Bayside.
    According to authorities, the pair allegedly stole thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise from an apartment building in broad daylight.
    On Friday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. police from the 111th Precinct reported that an unidentified man gained entry into a multi-unit dwelling in the vicinity of 200th Street and 32nd Avenue. Once inside, the
  • Payless ShoeSource to close all 2,100 stores in the U.S., including 15 in Queens

    Payless ShoeSource is still in trouble after filing chapter 11 in April 2018 and shuttering their Bell Boulevard location with the announcement that the retailer would liquidate their assets in the U.S. by closing all 2,100 stores.
    Payless CEO W. Paul Jones cited stiff competition from e-commerce sites such as Amazon when they last filed bankruptcy saying they would also close 400 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, but now it seems only their foreign brick-and-mortar locations will remain in th
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  • High school students from Jamaica school to represent NYC at automotive tech competition finals

    Two Thomas Edison High School seniors demonstrated their superior skills as auto technicians and left their competition in the dust, advancing to the National Auto Technology Competition finals in April.Jordy Castro and Lazaro Isidoro, trained in auto technology by their instructor Miguel Sierra, beat 11 other teams of finalists from New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, and Rockland County in the second round of the National Auto Tech Competition, held Feb. 12 at the Center for Automo
  • LIC Partnership tremendously disappointed with Amazon’s decision — but optimistic for future

    Since Amazon announced it was going to build its HQ2 campus in Long Island City in November, one of the deal’s biggest supporters was Elizabeth Lusskin, the president of the Long Island City Partnership, the neighborhood organization that advocates for economic development.
    But the deal’s collapse on Feb. 14, culminated by Amazon formally withdrawing its vision for Queens, saddened the organization — yet hopeful that something good may still come from it for the neighborhood.
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  • Woman pushed against a car by unknown man and raped on the streets of Woodside: cops

    Cops are looking for a man who allegedly approached a woman and raped her on a Woodside street.
    According to authorities, a 20-year-old woman was walking in the vicinity of 54th Street and Skillman Avenue on Feb. 15 at 10:40 p.m. when she was approached by an unknown man. After starting a conversation with the woman, the man proceeded to push her up against a car and rape her, police said.
    EMS responded to the scene and took the victim to a local hospital, where she was treated and released
  • ‘He belongs to the whole school’: Students and staff at Ridgewood’s P.S. 81 celebrate their comfort dog

    Cypress the comfort dog has earned his keep among staff and students alike at P.S. 81 in Ridgewood since being adopted in October; as such, a large celebration was in order at the school to recognize his first birthday.
    With the front of the school decked out in balloons, ribbons and photos of Cypress — the little dog named for the street on which the school is located — the Department of Education (DOE) sanctioned animal’s impact on the emotional well-being of students was not
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  • Nearly $5 billion in real estate changed hands across Queens last year as sales jumped 7%, report finds

    A new report found that Queens had a very active year in real estate this past year.
    Ariel Property Advisors recently released their Queens 2018 Year-End Sales Report. According to their findings, Queens experienced 619 transactions that comprised of 779 properties, totaling $4.76 billion, marking a 7 percent increase from 2017.
    Following Amazon’s original announcement for the HQ2 plans, interest grew in throughout the borough, particularly in the northwest area. The report found that the
  • Watch this former Corona basketball star dunk over Shaq to become NBA Slam Dunk champion

    Queens product Hamidou Diallo has made quite an impression during the NBA All-Star weekend in North Carolina.
    The Oklahoma City Thunder rookie guard won the Slam Dunk contest Saturday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte with one of the more memorable performances in recent years, sealing his victory with an incredible dunk over NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal to dispatch New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. in the final round.
    “It was great,” Diallo said of winning the compe
  • Second suspect cuffed in Richmond Hill armed robbery that led to friendly fire death of NYPD detective

    Cops arrested a second suspect on Saturday linked to last week’s armed robbery in Richmond Hill that ended with the friendly fire death of an NYPD detective.
    Jagger Freeman, 25, of Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica was taken into custody on Feb. 15 for questioning. He was charged the following day with murder, first- and second-degree robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
    Those are the same charges filed against Christopher Ransom, 27, the suspect who allegedly pretended to fire
  • Victoria’s Secrets: Launching Schneps Broadcasting with Judge Judy

    When Josh and I signed the papers on our acquisition of the CNG Media Group six months ago, the former owners, Jen and Les Goodstein, took me on a tour of their offices at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn. To my surprise, as we toured the spacious location, they opened the door to a room that held a table loaded with microphones and a console.
    “What is this?” I asked.
    “Oh,” Jen Goodstein said. “That’s our radio and podcast center.”
    “What?!” I e
  • Cops look for man who raped woman as she slept inside her Ridgewood apartment

    Police need the public’s help in finding a man who raped a woman as she slept in her Ridgewood apartment earlier this month.
    According to law enforcement sources, the suspect and 28-year-old female victim fell asleep inside the woman’s apartment in the area of Gates and St. Nicholas Avenues early on the morning of Feb. 7. Sources familiar with the investigation said the two were “acquaintances.”
    At about 5 a.m., authorities said, the victim woke up to discover the suspect
  • Forest Parkway may be short, but it’s long on Queens history: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was

    For a road that runs just a bit over 1,300 feet, Forest Parkway in Woodhaven is surrounded by a lot of interesting history.
    For starters, it actually used to be just a little bit longer. Today, the road begins at a T-junction at Jamaica Avenue and ends at Park Lane South, at the entrance to Forest Park. But many years ago, the road actually continued into the park, ending outside the old Golf Clubhouse (today known as Oak Ridge).
    The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society has erected three
  • Queens robbery suspect involved in fatal NYPD friendly fire arraigned; Legal Aid cries foul over access

    The suspect in a Richmond Hill attempted robbery that led to the friendly fire death of Detective Brian Simonsen and the wounding of his partner, Sergeant Matthew Gorman on Feb. 12, was arraigned on murder charges at his hospital bed on Friday afternoon, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said.
    Christopher Ransom, 27, was shot multiple times after he allegedly pointed an imitation pistol at cops responding to a reported armed robbery on Feb. 12 at a T-Mobile store at the corner of At
  • Many Queens priests on Diocese of Brooklyn list of clergy credibly accused of sexually abusing minors

    The Diocese of Brooklyn released on Feb. 15 its list of living and deceased clergy who were determined to have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.
    The list spans over 166 years of the diocese. Diocesan officials believe that the accusations made against those on the list may be true.
    Among the living priests that stand accused and have served in Queens include Brian Keller (St. Margaret, Middle Village), Andrezj Lukianiuk (Sacred Heart, Glendale) and Adam Prochaski (St. Stanis
  • Most of iconic Long Island City tower may be empty for months now that Amazon deal fell apart

    When Amazon announced it would create its HQ2 campus in Long Island City in November it signed a letter of intent to lease most of One Court Square, the 50-story office tower that used to be known as the Citicorp Building, as a temporary headquarters during the massive build out planned for Anable Basin.
    Amazon planned on moving in 700 employees at One Court Square this year and expanding its presence to nearly 3,000 workers in 2020.
    Savanna, the real estate company that bought the tower last ye
  • Queens hosts wide array of fun and educational activities over Mid-Winter Break

    The NYC Public School System has its annual Mid-Winter Break next week. That means no classes for more than 1 million youngsters.
    What to do? Well, there are many options in Queens. And as to be expected in the world’s most diverse borough, there are entertainment, educational, and enrichment activities for many tastes and ages.
    The Museum of the Moving Image, which is located at 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, will kick off the fun with Midwinter Recess Family Pr
  • ‘They let us down’: Queens NYCHA reps blast Gianaris & Van Bramer for Amazon deal failure

    The presidents of the tenants’ associations representing 17,000 residents at four northwest Queens public housing complexes had rallied on Feb. 11 in support of Amazon’s plans to build its HQ2 campus in Long Island City just days after reports surfaced that the e-commerce giant was reconsidering the project.
    Just three days later, Amazon officially pulled out of the project, blaming the lack of collaboration from local officials without naming names. The tenants’ association pr
  • Bayside assemblyman applauds constituents for ‘record-breaking’ Valentines for Vets donations

    Northeast Queens residents spread some love to hospitalized war veterans this Valentine’s Day.
    On Feb. 14, Bayside Assemblyman Ed Braunstein along with the Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza and Community Board 11 announced a record-breaking number of contributions to the 23rd annual Valentines for Vets Gift Donation.
    Hospitalized men and woman at the St. Albans VA Community Living Center and the New York State Veterans’ Home at St. Albans received thousands of heartfelt gift
  • Op-Ed: MTA must act to open up its commuter rail systems to NYC residents by lowering fares

    BY COMPTROLLER SCOTT STRINGER AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN NILY ROZIC
    In recent years, New York City has undergone profound economic and demographic shifts, most of them outside of Manhattan. Over the last two decades, more than three quarters of the city’s job and population growth have occurred in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx – a dramatic residential and economic explosion that has radically changed the transportation needs of New Yorkers.
    Unfortunately, the MTA has not kept pace with thes
  • Queens students take home top spots in court reporting contest at Plaza College

    Two Queens court reporting students at Plaza College were among the fastest transcribers during a recent speed competition.
    As a part of their Court Reporting & Captioning week, Plaza College hosted the 2019 National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Student Speed Contest on Feb. 13. During the competition, over 100 students that are training to be court stenographers showcased their court reporting skills by rapidly and accurately transcribing dictation.
    In order to win, participants
  • Cops on the hunt for creep who forcibly touched woman at Kew Gardens subway station

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a creep who forcibly groped a woman in the subway in Kew Gardens last month.
    On Jan. 16 just past 10 p.m., it was reported to police in the 112th Precinct that a 30-year-old woman was exiting the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens train station when she was approached from behind by an unknown man who grabbed her buttocks.
    After the woman reportedly turned around and confronted the suspect, he walked back into the subway station. Cops
  • Robber who fought victim for cellphone at Jackson Heights train station still at large: cops

    Police released images on Feb. 14 of a crook who got into a fight with a 47-year-old man and lost while trying to steal the victim’s cellphone earlier this month.
    Law enforcement sources said the trouble began at 2:50 a.m. on Feb. 1 inside of the 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue station on the 7 line, above the intersection of Elmhurst and Roosevelt Avenues.
    According to authorities, the robber approached the 47-year-old man and punched him in the face, then grabbed the victim’s cellphone
  • Queens officials in College Point blast de Blasio and city for ‘far out of line’ homeless shelter spending

    Northeast Queens officials are seeking financial transparency from Mayor Bill de Blasio as the fight against the College Point shelter continues.
    State Senator John Liu, Councilman Paul Vallone and Assemblyman Dan Rosenthal gathered in front of the proposed site at 127-03 20th Ave. on Feb. 14 and asked that the mayor disclose a full financial breakdown of the costs of the men’s shelter proposal.
    At the Feb. 11 budget hearing in Albany, de Blasio ensured that the city is doing everythi
  • 6-month-old baby dies after rolling off of a bed in her Forest Hills apartment

    Police are investigating the death of a baby that rolled off the bed in her Forest Hills home on Valentine’s Day.
    According to authorities, at 11:08 p.m. on Feb. 14, police responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious infant inside an apartment on 113th Street near 77th Avenue.
    Upon their arrival, officers from the 112th Precinct found 6-month-old Josephina Kalekhman in one of the bedrooms, unconscious and unresponsive, with no obvious signs of trauma.
    Police sources said that ear
  • ‘A good guy’ and a good cop: Richmond Hill residents mourn loss of detective killed in friendly fire

    Ashaif al Eaimami works at 277 Deli and Grocery on Jamaica Avenue and 118th Street in Richmond Hill, just down the street from the 102nd Precinct’s stationhouse where Detective Brian Simonsen worked all 19 years of his NYPD career.
    Days after Simonsen was slain by friendly fire while responding to a Richmond Hill armed robbery, al Eaimami remembered the detective as a caring police officer who involved himself in the well-being of the community. He recalled that Simonsen always treated him
  • Long Island City real estate market could be hit with ‘whiplash’ downturn over broken Amazon deal

    In the wake of Amazon’s announcement to back out of their Long Island City headquarters deal, a local real estate website believes that real estate interests will shift in the neighborhood.
    The New York City real estate website StreetEasy has been tracking interest in price growth in the area since Amazon announced their intention to bring their new headquarters to Long Island City in November.
    Following the company’s Feb. 14 announcement that they are backing out of their plans
  • Get inspired by a play on the first African-American pilots in Jamaica on Saturday

    As it was the 1940s, the first African-American fighter pilots in United States military history had to deal with racism, segregation, and prejudice at home. And as World War II was raging at the time, those who saw combat also had to deal with trained enemy armies in Europe and North Africa.
    Nevertheless, members of this unit managed to overcome these obstacles and contribute honorably to the war effort. And along the way, they made history while also becoming great friends and taking even grea
  • Child Victims Act finally becomes law; Cuomo says it will help bring justice to New York and right wrongs

    Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into New York law Thursday morning, ending a decades-long quest for survivors and advocates in the state who have long sought the bill’s passage.
    The legislation ensures those who abuse children are held accountable criminally and civilly and that survivors of childhood sexual abuse have a path to justice.
    “We are here today because survivors who endured unimaginable pain came forward with great courage and sacrificed their own priva
  • Flushing Town Hall continues Lunar New Year celebrations at annual Temple Bazaar this Sunday

    Celebrations of the Lunar New Year continue Sunday as Flushing Town Hall kicks off its annual Temple Bazaar with a New Year’s dragon parade expected to draw hundreds of attendees.The parade will be led by students beginning at 9:30 a.m. in front of Flushing Library at 41-17 onto Main street, and then Northern Boulevard leading to the venue’s Chinese New Year Bazaar at Flushing Town Hall. Local elected officials including City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) are expected to attend t
  • College Point business offers free uniform cleanings for fallen NYPD detective’s funeral

    In the wake of Detective Brian Simonsen’s death, a family-owned dry cleaning service in College Point is doing its part for officers of the New York City Police Department.
    The owners of Whitepoint Cleaners at 132-07 14th Ave. announced that they would be offering free uniform cleanings for all police attending Simonsen’s funeral next week.
    “In honor of Detective Brian Simonsen, Whitepoint Cleaners will clean all uniforms of anyone attending funeral free of charg
  • Flushing YMCA unveils newly upgraded and renovated lobby to the public with ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Flushing YMCA board members were joined by state Sen. Toby Stavisky and State Assemblyman Ron Kim on Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling the upgraded and renovated lobby to the public.
    Board of Managers chair, Ling Xu, and several members of the Flushing Y Board, were in attendance Feb. 12 along with Executive Director Tiffany Dunbar, who presented the guests with the honor of cutting the ceremonial ribbon, and officially welcoming the new space to the building and neighborhood.
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  • Amazon pulling out of Queens project

    Company won't build HQ2 campus in Long Island City
  • Potential for double-parking gives Board 5 pause on plans for Glendale daycare center

    Members of Community Board 5 want the developers behind a proposed Glendale daycare facility to reconsider pickup and drop-off arrangements for the 167 children expected to attend the site on a regular basis.
    The advisory body made this request on Feb. 13 after its Land Use Committee reviewed plans for a daycare facility at 79-40 Cooper Ave., and heard from an attorney representing the owners.
    Land use attorney Frank St. Jacques presented the same plans floated by the committee at Wedn
  • Queens reacts after Amazon pulls out of multi-billion dollar plans for Long Island City

    BY ROBERT POZARYCKI AND BILL PARRY
    Amazon, the world’s largest retail company, has decided to back out of its billion-dollar plans for Long Island City.
    The plans to develop a new campus on the Anable Basin waterfront in Long Island City and bring at least 25,000 jobs to the community were ended on Feb. 14 in a lengthy statement from Amazon to its DayOne blog.
    “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for
  • BREAKING: Queens reacts after Amazon pulls out of multi-billion dollar plans for Long Island City

    BY ROBERT POZARYCKI AND BILL PARRY
    Amazon, the world’s largest retail company, has decided to back out of its billion-dollar plans for Long Island City.
    The plans to develop a new campus on the Anable Basin waterfront in Long Island City and bring at least 25,000 jobs to the community were ended on Feb. 14 in a lengthy statement from Amazon to its DayOne blog.
    “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for
  • BREAKING: Amazon pulls out of multi-billion dollar plans for Long Island City

    BY ROBERT POZARYCKI AND BILL PARRY
    Amazon, the world’s largest retail company, has decided to back out of its billion-dollar plans for Long Island City.
    The plans to develop a new campus on the Anable Basin waterfront in Long Island City and bring at least 25,000 jobs to the community were ended on Feb. 14 in a lengthy statement from Amazon to its DayOne blog.
    “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for
  • TimesLedger.com joins forces with QNS.com to make Queens’ biggest news site even better

    TimesLedger Newspapers has joined QNS.com, Queens’ leading website for trend-setting local news and social media connections.
    QNS.com will now feature stories from TimesLedger Newspapers’ publications — including the Bayside Times, TimesLedger, Flushing Times and Jamaica Times — as well as stories from The Queens Courier, the Ridgewood Times, the Times Newsweekly, LIC Magazine and BORO Magazine.
    “Joining forces with QNS.com will allow our stories to reach a larger a
  • Alleged Queens store robber pretended to fire fake gun at cops, leading to detective’s friendly fire death

    The Colt 1911 Target air pistol looks much like a semi-automatic handgun that one would see a villain holding in an action movie. When pointed at anyone, including a cop in the middle of an armed robbery in Queens, it seems difficult to tell whether its capable of firing harmful BBs or deadly bullets.
    Police said that Christopher Ransom allegedly brandished one of these Colt air pistols when he robbed the T-Mobile store on 120th Street in Richmond Hill on Feb. 12 — and pointed it at office
  • Security cameras show masked man seconds before he fatally shot man in Flushing

    Police have released surveillance video of the suspect involved in an early morning shooting early on Tuesday morning in Flushing that left a Long Island City man dead.
    On Feb. 13, police released video of the suspect taken prior to the Feb. 12 incident in front of a metal works store in the area of 131st Street and Fowler Avenue.
    The video shows the suspect walking on the street at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. He encounters the victim, who is approaching a van that has pulled up, the s
  • Queens Council on the Arts, Queens Arts Fund offer grants to local artists and arts programs

    By Tammy Scileppi
    Did you ever notice how art — in all its forms — makes life more interesting, and how every artist has something to say via their work?
    Each year, some lucky creatives of every discipline, as well as several nonprofit organizations, have been getting a much-needed boost from Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) and the Queens Arts Fund (QAF), which offers grants to distinctive arts and cultural programming that serves and enriches the lives of everyone living here.QCA a
  • Gun-toting thief robs Jamaica cellphone shop, leaves with phones and cash: cops

    Cops are looking for a man who robbed a 113th Precinct cellphone store at gunpoint in January.
    According to police, at 8:27 p.m. on Jan. 30, an unidentified man entered RSK3 Wireless, located at 142-21 Rockaway Blvd. Once inside, the suspect pulled out a firearm and demanded the property from the 28-year-old male employee behind the counter.
    The suspect proceeded to take several cellphones and approximately $850 dollars in cash before fleeing the store in an unknown direction. There we
  • Flushing congresswoman requests stamp to recognize Chinese immigrant laborers who helped build Transcontinental Railroad

    Congresswoman Grace Meng is calling for a commemorative postage stamp in honor of the approximately 12,000 Chinese immigrant laborers who helped build America’s Transcontinental Railroad from 1865-1869.
    Meng, joined by 34 other members of Congress including senators, sent a letter to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee on Thursday, Feb. 7 to recommend the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp ahead of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the railroad’s completion on May 10.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Queens College president Félix V. Matos Rodríguez appointed CUNY chancellor

    The City University of New York ended a yearlong search and named Queens College president Félix V. Matos Rodríguez as its new chancellor.
    The CUNY board of trustees voted Wednesday to appoint Matos Rodríguez, an accomplished scholar, teacher, administrator and public servant who has been president of Queens College since 2014, as the eighth chancellor of CUNY. He will be both the first Latino and minority educator to head the university. He will assume the post on May 1.
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  • Flushing man charged in death of Valerie Reyes stole $1K and claims they had sex before stuffing her in suitcase

    A Flushing man who kidnapped his ex-girlfriend could potentially face the death penalty or life imprisonment as more details of the events leading up to the incident are revealed.
    On Feb. 12, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced that Javier da Silva was charged in White Plains federal court with kidnapping resulting in Valerie Reyes’ death and also with “unlawfully transporting” her via suitcase to Greenwich, Connecticut.
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