January 16, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

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...

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...

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...

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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