January 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Pair Plead Guilty In ‘Wrong Teen’ Slash-Assault - Next Edition!

Two men charged with the violent slashing of a teenage exchange student in December 2015 pleaded guilty on January 9th to first-degree assault, saying the victim was attacked in a case of mistaken identity.Devon Berkley, 39, of Allentown, Pennsylvani More...

NYPD: Pull The Plug To Increase Safety - Next Edition!

Police officials are renewing a reminder to the public to use common sense when walking alone, especially at night, while plugged in to Smart Phones and other electronic devices.Police are urging New Yorkers to pull the plug, to avoid distractions fr More...

On the Road in Italy: An Emilia Romagna Wedding - Next Edition!

By Catherine Tsounis

Emilia-Romagna is one of the wealthiest and most developed regions in Europe, with the third highest GDP per capita in Italy.[3] Bologna, its capital, has one of Italy's highest quality of life indices[4] and advanced so More...

Speaker Corey Johnson, Rules Committee Announce Council Leadership & Committee Chairs - Next Edition!

Speaker Corey Johnson announced the New York City Council committee chairs and leadership today, citing an inclusive and democratic process to structure the City’s legislative body. More...

Phagwah Parade Pushed Back For Better Weather - Next Edition!

The Organizing Committee (OC) of Phagwah Parade 2018 announced that plans for the 30th Annual Phagwah Parade in Richmond Hill are currently underway. More...

Pheffer Amato, Addabbo, Miller: The Toll Stops Now - Next Edition!

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato introduced a bill that would prohibit the imposition and collection of a fare, toll, or other fee, on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge. The bill is sponsored in the Senate by NYS Senator Joseph P. More...

The Three Historic “Firsts” of South Asian American Leader Dillip Chauhan

There have been three milestone “Firsts” which have been credited to Dillip Chauhan. More...

No Heat Landlords Face Stiffer Penalties

Queens apartment dwellers that find themselves in a deep freeze when landlords turn off the heat have a new weapon to help warm things up.The city’s “HEAT” Act, “Heat Enforcement For All Tenants” Act increases penalties for repeat offenders with mult More...

IRS Issues List Of ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued their first 2018 warning to taxpayers to beware a series of 12 scams most often used by con artists out to steal your identity, cash and sense of security.Fraudsters are out to get you at th More...

112th Precinct Community Council To Host DOT

The 112th Precinct Community Council is holding a meeting on January 17, at 7:30 p.m. with guest speakers Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia, and Borough Planner Vikram Sinha. More...

Celebrate Lunar New Year With Artists, Dancers, Live Calligraphy At Resorts World Casino NYC

In honor of the Lunar New Year, Resorts World Casino New York City is hosting traditional artists, dancing, and calligraphy through February 17 in the spirit of Chinese culture!RWCNYC’s Red Wall Gallery and the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning More...

It's In Queens! (January 11 to January 17)

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Hoops Net A Grind For VG&B

Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD) challenged some of the borough’s elected officials at its Fourth Annual Charity Basketball Game at the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens in Astoria on Saturday night. More...

Seniors

When Will Medicaid Pay For Nursing Home Care?

Dear Savvy Senior,  What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care?  Caregiving Daughter  Dear Caregiving,  More...

Editorials

‘We Must Live Together As Brothers’

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Peace Prize winner and perhaps our most venerated civil rights leader, would have turned 89 years old this Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. More...

Letters to the Editor

Extension Wishful Thinking  To The Editor:  More...

Star Journal

Pages From The Long Island Star Journal

Presented By The Greater Astoria Historical Society:

Star Journal Begins 1892 With Spotlight On Major Figures And Events Both Past And Present  More...

Special

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

January 2018 is here and with it we have some fascinating predictions.  For example, Max Keiser of www.RT.com's financial program bar none, the Keiser Report, believes bitcoin will play a big role in reshaping our economy in 2018.  See www. More...

CB 1 Holds January Meeting; Discusses Girl Scouts, Homeless Services And Development - Next Edition!

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting had its usual official list of speakers, all of whom were able to attend in January, and an unofficial list, full of speakers ready to address the attendees without needing to be persuaded.  One of those in More...

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 18 to Jan. 25) - Next Edition!

Let’s stay inside this week. After bitter cold and heavy rains, the borough offers poetry, film, art, dance, sand stories, Muppet music, essential oils, cooking lessons, and wacky performances in climate-controlled venues this week. More...

Power-Up Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors - Next Edition!

Fire officials are again urging Queens residents to check batteries in Carbon Monoxide and smoke detectors and replace the devices or batteries as required.Carbon monoxide (CO2) is a highly toxic gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-irr More...

New Gas Usage Records Set Again During Cold Snap - Next Edition!

Con Edison customers set several records for natural gas usage during the weekend cold, prompting the company to remind people to save energy and money, and to call if they suspect a gas leak.  Con Edison customers in New York City and West More...

Queens Council On The Arts To Acknowledge The 2018 Queens Arts Fund Awardees & SU-CASA Artists - Next Edition!

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) and the Board of Directors invite you to join in acknowledging the 2018 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) Awardees, the QCA ArtHotel Residency artists and SU-CASA Artists-in-Residents. More...

Climate Action: Mayor, Comptroller, Trustees Announce First National Goal To Divest From Fossil Fuels - Next Edition!

City Also Filing Suit Against Five Largest Fossil Fuel Companies

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott M. More...

Remembering Woodhaven Community Leader Maria Thomson - Next Edition!

The community mourns the passing of Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and Woodhaven Business Improvement District Executive Director Maria Thomson on Wednesday, January 10 of complications following a recent stroke. More...

Mayor DeBlasio Sworn In For Second Term

On New Year's Day, Mayor Bill DeBlasio was sworn in for a second term as Mayor of the City of New York. PHOTO DAN MILLER/DMD IMAGES More...

Clear Snow Around Hydrants

Officials at the city’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the FDNY are asking for help from the public to clear snow from fire hydrants throughout Queens and the other boroughs.OEM officials issued the request during the snowstorm that dumped More...

Infants, Toddlers, Seniors Vulnerable To Frigid Temps

The recent blustery chill marked the frigid appearance of Old Man Winter, with temperatures dipping below zero for several consecutive days and nights. Meteorologists and weather experts agree that severe winter weather should be taken very seri More...

Provide Data For LIC Partnership Survey

The Long Island City Partnership is requesting all businesses and organizations in the area to provide their thoughts regarding the future of Long Island City. The partnership is asking businesses to complete an online survey that will help the More...

Queens Man Dies In New Years Day Suicide Jump

Horrified shoppers looked on in disbelief on New Year’s Day, as a 45-year-old Queens man jumped from a third-floor balcony at the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst.  Cops said Tobar Galo-Sanchez jumped from the mall’s third-floor promenade at More...

Pheffer Amato To Host ‘Know Your Rights’ Access-A-Ride Informational Session

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) will be hosting a “know your rights” Access-A-Ride informational session. The session will be held on January 19 at 1:00 p.m. More...

Timothy P. Cawley Becomes President Of Con Edison

A longtime Con Edison executive and electrical engineer, Timothy P. Cawley, has assumed a new role as president of the energy company serving New York City and Westchester County. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

THE WHITE HOUSE’S ‘DEPORTATION MACHINE’: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the Trump administration decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorians: More...

Restaurant of the Week

RAFINA

Rafina offers refined Greek dining, live music, and the emotive singing of owner, Dennis Spilios. Dennis came from Delphi, Greece in 1970 and grew up on 46th Street, just steps from Rafina. More...

Health Care

Sunday Housecall with Dr. David Samadi - January 7th 2018 - Dr. Cynara Coomer

Today, on Sunday Housecall, Dr. David Samadi sits down again with Dr. Cynara Coomer, Chief of Breast Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital. New Year's Resolution - See your doctor & Stay fit and healthy     More...

Features

On The Road in Italy: Florence Leather Coats

Florence is a major leather center. When I bought a leather coat in Izmir, Turkey years ago, the owner said “the leather is from Italy.” In late fall 2017, I planned to shop for leather at the source: Italy. More...

Crowley Hosts Roundtable With Immigrant-Rights Groups

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) held a roundtable on January 2 with representatives from leading immigrant-rights groups to discuss the urgent need for Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act.  More...

Bayside Historical Society’s 17th Annual Winter Art Show

The Bayside Historical Society will hold its 17th Annual Winter Art Show at its home in the Castle in Fort Totten Park, January 14-28. More...

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