FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.qns.com JANUARY 7, 2016 • TIMES 15 s year in review 104TH PRECINCT THINKS PINK In precincts across the city, NYPD officers donned pink during October in a show of support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The color pink was on full display at the 104th Precinct stationhouse in Ridgewood. A large banner donated by the 104th Precinct Community Council hung above the precinct’s front door in an effort to draw attention to the cause. Officers also draped the precinct fence in a pink bunting and volunteered to paint the garage door with a giant pink ribbon. To bring further attention to the cause in a dramatic way, the entire precinct façade was bathed in bright pink spotlights each night throughout October. OCTOBER CROSS HARBOR TUNNEL THREAT RESURFACES The Cross Harbor Freight Rail Tunnel idea killed a decade ago appeared to come back to life. The idea was one of two preferred alternatives recommended in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Tier I Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for their Cross Harbor Freight Program (CHFP), which considers increasing freight shipments across the harbor and reducing traffic on Hudson River bridges and tunnels. Community Board 5 would subsequently recommend denial of the tunnel plan over concerns about its impact on the community. A MIRACULOUS METS PLAYOFF RUN fans had plenty to cheer years of suffering, New York Mets After After the team clinched its first division title about pitching in the fall. years, the Mets-- powered by the young starting in nine deGrom, Noah Syndergaard staff of Matt Harvey, Jacob and Steven Matz-- defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series and then the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series to secure the franchise’s fifth pennant and World Series appearance. Though many in Queens hoped this Mets team would pull off another miracle as the 1969 team did, they fell short in the World Series, losing in five games to the Kansas City Royals. A GLENDALE CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN’T The annual Christmas tree lighting at Glendale Memorial Triangle was in jeopardy in October, as the Glendale Chamber of Commerce—the lighting’s long-time sponsor—announced it lacked the funds to continue the tradition. The Kiwanis Club of Glendale then stepped up to help keep the lighting alive, and with the cooperation of local sponsors and donors, the tree lighting went on as scheduled in December.
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