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August 27, 2015  RSS feed
To wrestling fans around the world WWE Superstar John Cena is known for being a 15-time world champion, but outside of the ring he is best known for his work with the Make-AWish Foundation. On Aug. 24 Cena set the record for most celebrity wishes at 500, by making an 8-year-old boy from Maspeth’s dream come true. More...

A verbal dispute in front of a Bushwick restaurant escalated into violence, leaving one man in critical condition, police said. The NYPD is now seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the individual responsible for the assault. More...

With Labor Rights Week quickly approaching, City Comptroller Scott Stringer scored a victory for city workers when he found $3.7 million as part of unclaimed prevailing wage settlements with several companies that worked on city-funded projects. Stringer is now seeking the public’s help in identifying the over 1,000 workers from across the city to whom these funds are owed. More...
A couple that owns a Bayside gas station and a Glendale flower shop owner were recently charged for tax-related felonies, prosecutors announced on Aug. 20. More...
Children from Queens joined scores of kids from across New York City at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island for City Parks Foundation’s (CPF) 14th Annual CityParks Track & Field Citywide Championships on Aug. 12 for a day of healthy competition in a wide range of track and field events. More...
PATRICIA DODGE died on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the age of 66. She was the beloved sister of Maryjane Dodge. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert’s Church on Monday, Aug. 24, followed by interment at Lutheran All-Faiths Cemetery in Middle Village under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Ave., Maspeth. More...
The city needs to clean up its act with respect to the way tickets are issued for munimeter parking. More...
I take exception with your Aug. 20 editorial, “NIMBYists unfairly target schools.” The editorial cited three locations where new schools have been proposed, two in Bayside and one in Flushing. More...
A grandma getaway
For many summers, I have had the treat of taking my children and their growing brood for an end-of-summer getaway. Fortunately for me, I had a magical weekend with my Yunis family. This is a week with my Schneps family. More...
At the SOHO Film Festival, the Open-End Repertory Theatre Company was chosen to do a show at the June Havoc Theatre. This was a Red Carpet Event, a very special performance of 1 act plays, mostly comedies from different periods. It was greatly received, a wonderful, enjoyable evening. This was a standing ovation on this Red Carpet Event. Everyone loved the show. More...