A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb.11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions.
A Kew Gardens woman is in critical condition after being shot in the head during an alleged home invasion Sunday, according to published reports.
The three suspects wanted for robbing a Queens Village hair salon at gunpoint last week have been tied to two other store robberies in the borough, police said.
Community Board 11 will bid farewell to Jerry Iannece, who is term-limited due to the board’s bylaws. An election to replace him will take place March 3.
The city is still tallying the number of Willets Point business owners who took a final payout to relocate, officials said. A pooled $3.5 million was up for grabs for auto shop owners in the Phase 1 area of the development site who agreed to leave the Iron Triangle by the end of January.
St. Mary’s Healthcare System, which serves thousands of children with special needs and complex medical conditions, will close its Early Intervention program May 5 due to state Department of Health cuts to reimbursement rates.
The Department of Education will keep all public schools open Wednesday, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced, as the city expects icy conditions from its second snowstorm this week.
Civic-minded Queens residents looking to shape their neighborhoods have until this Friday, Feb. 7 to apply to join one of the borough’s 14 community boards.
Panda Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, which opened roughly six months ago, boasts a fusion of oriental specialties, and owners are considering expanding it as an entertainment venue.
Police arrested two men in Flushing for allegedly sawing catalytic converters off multiple trucks in a U-Haul storage lot. The device — which contains precious metals inside, like platinum — has been the target of a costly new citywide crime trend.