January 16, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

City Puts The Brakes On Traffic Violation Scofflaws - Next Edition!

Officials at the city Department of Finance (DOF) are warning motorists that it doesn’t pay to ignore traffic tickets. More...

Addabbo Gives Middle Village Dart Player Senate Citation - Next Edition!

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Hunters Point Civic Association Meeting Discusses Amazon - Next Edition!

The HuntersPoint meeting for September was largely about Amazon, as presented by speakers from the New York City Department of Economic Development.  The principal EDC speaker, Nathan Bliss, began his presentation by asking what the attendees at More...

FDNY: Shut The Door To Help Save Lives - Next Edition!

FDNY officials are reminding city residents that their actions can help save lives during a fire.  In two public service announcements first aired on January 24, FDNY officials stressed the fact that shutting a door behind you when you leav More...

St. John’s Defeats Georgetown 97-94 In Overtime In The Nation’s Capital

St. John’s defeat over Georgetown 97-94 in overtime in the Washington DC marks the first time in five years that the Red Storm beat Georgetown on the road. More...

NYC Parks’ Ridgewood Reservoir Designated As A Class I Freshwater Wetland

NYC H2O was thrilled to announce that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) designated the historic Ridgewood Reservoir as a Class I freshwater wetland on December 23, 2018. More...

Astoria Iron Workers Honored By Nassau BOCES Barry Tech

Byran Brady II, training facility coordinator for Iron Workers Local Union 40/361 in Astoria, represented the ironworkers at the Nassau BOCES Barry Tech Industry Advisory Recognition Brunch. More...

Rozic Holds Swearing-In Ceremony At MS 74

Assembly Member Nily Rozic (D, WF-Fresh Meadows) ceremonially took her oath of office at MS 74 Nathaniel Hawthorne in Oakland Gardens. More...

Woodside Pizza Hut Closed

A Pizza Hut restaurant located in the Tower Square Shopping Center at 51-40 Northern Boulevard in Woodside closed its doors last month after almost three decades at the location. More...

Mixed-Use Building Planned For 21st Avenue

Developers of a parcel at 21-01 21st Avenue in Astoria have filed permits for a three-story mixed-use building at the site, according to a post on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website. More...

FDNY Offers Cold Weather Fire Safety Tips

Queens fire officials have dubbed electric space heaters the “Number One Cold Weather Killer,” saying they are the leading cause of fires during cold weather months. Sparks from electric heaters set off the majority of fires each year during col More...

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 17 to Jan. 23)

Not all feathered friends fly south for the winter. Queens hosts competing bird-watching treks this weekend. (And yes, both are outdoors.) Ballet, chamber music, Syrian film, drama, performance art, and free gingerbread are also in the mix. More...

Restaurant of the Week

DAZIE’S RESTAURANT since 1972

Dazie’s is an unofficial landmark on Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside, serving fine Italian cuisine since 1972. Founder Lillian “Lily” Gavin was the charismatic owner whom many called “Mom” until her passing in 2016. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

What You’ll Pay for Medicare in 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there will be a small 2.8 percent cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? What will our Medicare Part B monthly premiums and other Medicare costs be in 2019? More...

Editorials

King’s ‘Revolution Of Values’

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday will be celebrated nationally on Monday, January 21. He would have been 90 years old on January 15. More...

Thank You, DA Brown

It is hard to imagine any other district attorney who has had the same impact and record as our own Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, 86, who has just announced his decision not to run for reelection.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Van Bramer’s Report Card Dear Friends, For the 9th year in a row, I am proud to share my annual report with you. More...

Addabbo Holds Meeting With 112th Precinct And Jewish Community - Next Edition!

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

NYPD: Keep Texting Crime Tips - Next Edition!

Police are reminding the public that texting crime tips to cops at local precincts is a simple, easy way to provide anonymous information to help put criminals behind bars.By utilizing the NYPD’s “CRIMES” text message system, eyewitnesses and others More...

Charges Pending In Fatal Accident - Next Edition!

An investigation is ongoing to determine if a Queens motorist will face additional charges in the motor vehicle death of a Jackson Heights woman, authorities said.   More...

Cuomo Gives Ninth 'State of the State' Address - Next Edition!

In his ninth State of the State address at the start of his third term in office, Governor Andrew Cuomo presented a proposed $175.2 billion executive budget for the 2020 fiscal year commencing April 1, 2019.In an 80-minute speech delivered on January More...

Off the Beaten Trail: - Next Edition!

Christmas in Moscow

“Christmas in Russia  is celebrated on 25 December in the Julian calendar used by the church, which falls on 7 January in the common Gregorian calendar. More...

Broad Channel Civic To Host Flood Insurance Counseling Event - Next Edition!

On Thursday, January 24th from 7 pm to 9 pm Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D- South Queens) will host a Flood Insurance Counseling Event in conjunction with the Broad Channel Civic Association. More...

Addabbo Is Sworn In For Fifth Term

In Albany, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. was once again sworn in to the New York State Senate during the commencement of the 2019 Legislative Session on January 9. More...

OANA To Hold Meeting With MTA On Station Renovations, Closures

Old Astoria Neighborhood Association announced that in addition to their regular monthly meeting, there will be a special meeting on Wednesday January 30 at 7 pm at the Family Church (26-13 18th St, Astoria NY 11102). More...

Senator Stavisky Takes Oath, Begins 11th Term In Albany

NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing), took the oath of office to begin her 11th term in the New York State Senate. Stavisky, the first woman from Queens elected to the NYS Senate, was sworn in with 19 other women. More...

Pheffer Amato: We Must Combat Opioid Epidemic On All Fronts

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) announced that the Drug Take Back Act goes into effect Jan. 6, creating a statewide drug takeback program – paid for by drug manufacturers, not taxpayers. More...

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces End Of Tobbaco Sales In City Pharmacies

On a bitterly cold Monday afternoon completing the first full week of the new year, January 7, 2019, York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined by members of his administration welcomed New Yorkers who gathered to hear the Mayor make an important announce More...

NYPD: Google Safely On The Street

NYPD officials are urging the public to use common sense street smarts when walking alone, especially at night, while plugged into iPhones and other electronic devices.  Officials are urging the public to avoid being distracted by phones an More...

Mets Annual Blood Drive

Mr. Met donates blood and offers moral support at the New York Blood Center on January 9, as he prepared to head south for spring training. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

MENG’S BILL WOULD STOP TRUMP’S ‘EMERGENCY’ WALL: On Friday, January 11 U.S. Rep. More...

Senator John Liu’s Public Swearing-In Ceremony

NYS Senator John Liu is seen here at a public swearing-in ceremony held on January 6 at Liu’s elementary school, PS 203 in Oakland Gardens, where he was valedictorian of his sixth grade class. More...

Jessica Ramos Inducted Into New York State Senate

NYS Senator Jessica Ramos was sworn in to the New York State Senate on January 10. More...

Features

In the Footsteps of Greece:

Eugene Delacroix’s Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photos:Photo 1 - “Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi”.Photo2 - “Cleopatra and the Peasant”, an 1838  paintingPhoto3 -  “Combat of the Giaour and the Pasha”Photo4 -  “Medea about to Kill her Children”Photo6- “Apollo Victorious Over the More...

A Warm Welcome To New NYPD Officers

On Friday, January 11, Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Far Rockaway) met with the newest officers who joined the NYPD 101st Precinct located in Far Rockaway. More...

Senator Shaheen To Receive The Chian Federation’s 39th Homeric Award

The Board of Directors and the Homeric Award Committee of the Chian Federation is holding its 39th Homeric Award Gala on Saturday, February 2, at the Hellenic American Cultural Center of the Chian Federation located at 44-01 Broadway, Astoria.  More...

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