State Sen. Leroy Comrie will host a series of foreclosure assistance legal clinics for residents inside his office. Photo courtesy of NY Senate

Comrie to Host Foreclosure Legal Clinic for Residents

State Sen. Leroy Comrie will host a series of legal assistance clinics for residents facing foreclosure at his office on Farmers Boulevard in St. Albans. The workshops will take place on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

After a recent report revealed a high rate of foreclosures in Queens, Comrie announced that he will host a legal clinic at his St. Alban’s office.

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The National Weather Service of New York inflated a weather balloon to test atmospheric data related to Hurricane Florence. Photo by NWS New York.

Coastal Flood Advisory Issued For Southern Queens

Yesterday, the National Weather Service for New York issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for southern Queens until 1 p.m. today.

The NWS said tides were expected to reach one and half feet to two and a half feet higher than the normal level.

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The West Pond at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, one of the natural areas that Stringer believes will be threatened by the pipeline.// AP photo

Stringer Questions Notion That Pipeline Will Help Gas-Thirsty City Meet Environmental Goals

A $1 billion natural gas pipeline that would cut across 23 miles of lower New York Bay has pitted those with environmental concerns against the Williams Company, which says the new pipeline would provide much needed natural gas capacity to Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Wednesday voiced his opposition to the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline.

“The 23-mile pipeline would extend from New Jersey, along the Staten Island coast, past Coney Island and into the Rockaways,” Stringer said in a statement. “Allowing the construction of the pipeline risks damage to many of New York’s most precious habitats and natural assets, including New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay, and the Rockaway’s many beaches.”

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Burglar Killed During St. Albans Home Invasion

A suspected burglar who was trying to break into a St. Albans home early Monday was killed by one of the homeowners, police said. The story was first reported by NBC4.

The NYPD said two brothers who live in a home on Williamson Avenue near 197th Street in St. Albans confronted the 26-year-old suspect around 2:45 a.m. Monday.

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Attorney Donald Vernon condemned the Port Authority for answering questions written on notecards instead of speaking with attendees directly. // Eagle photo by David Brand

Port Authority Dictates $10B JFK Overhaul Plan At St. Albans Meeting

At a public meeting in St. Albans Wednesday night, officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey discussed the $10 billion plan to overhaul John F. Kennedy Airport and pledged to involve Southeast Queens residents in every phase of development.

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An artist’s rendering of the new JFK Airport // Courtesy of New York State

Port Authority Hosts Public Meetings On Massive JFK Overhaul

By David Brand With a years-long, $10 billion overhaul almost underway at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the Port Authority of

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Caption: A Ridgewood, Queens home displays a sign condemning the travel ban Credit: Katie Finkowski

‘State-Sanctioned Xenophobia’ — Katz and Local Leaders Condemn Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Decision

By David Brand @D4V1DBR4ND Donald Trump’s travel ban may have withstood Supreme Court scrutiny, but that has not stopped Queens leaders

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