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Christina Rozeas, Author And Educator, Was 35

Christina Rozeas, a lifelong resident of Whitestone and College Point, passed away on July 21 after a long illness. Rozeas is survived by her husband John, her parents, two sisters and grandmother. She was 35 years old. Rozeas was a graduate of St. More...

Astoria Bookshop Bestsellers, New Releases, Staff Picks

As we near the midpoint of the summer, many New Yorkers are fleeing the city in favor of the beach to escape the MTA and the hot bustle of the sidewalks. More...

Celebrating Colombian Heritage

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz posed with members of her staff before they marched in the 17th Annual Colombian Parade of New York, held July 23 along Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights. More...

Book Review: ‘Action: Nineties Glamour In Hollywood’

Ouri Sivan, an LA-based photographer, has just published a new celebrity photography book, “Action – Nineties Glamour in Hollywood,” featuring a rare collection of celebrity photographs capturing the glamour in and around the red carpet scene of Holl More...

Q.E.D Gives A Voice To Local Artists

The local performance space and arts education establishment, Q.E.D., has been providing artists from all over a chance to showcase their talents and teach others their various art forms since late 2014. More...

Responding To City’s Top Complaint, Noise, In Time To Fix It

Noise is the number one complaint in New York City, but to NYC Councilman Ben Kallos and NYC Council Environmental Chair Costa Constantinides it doesn’t need to be a fact of life in the Big Apple. More...

Board of Regents Makes Visit to Top Queens High School

On Tuesday July 25, the halls of Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School in Queens came alive as anticipation for an important visit by a group of visitors from Albany and New York City School Leaders. More...

Heat Wave Bakes Queens Residents

It was hell on earth last week when the mercury soared over 90-degrees for four straight days in Queens, baking the Big Apple for the third time this summer.Temperatures reached a brutal 92 degrees in some parts of Queens on July 18 and a sweltering More...

Addabbo Welcomes NYCOEM Commissioner Esposito To Rockaway

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

Panorama 2017 Happening On Roosevelt Island

Today’s Hottest Artists To Be Featured

This weekend, on Randall's' island, a four stage three day music festival is taking place.    More...

Officials Visit Summer Youth Employment Program At Modell’s In Long Island City

As part of City Hall in Your Borough week, Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong joined Modell’s Sporting Goods representatives and Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) parti More...

City Officials Tour Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Company In College Point

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President and CEO James Patchett toured on July 19 S&L Aerospace Metals, LLC, a premier hydraulic aircraft manufacturing com More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

BAREBURGER

Bareburger is an American success story. It officially begins in 2009 with the opening of the first organic Bareburger restaurant at this very location in Astoria. More...

Seniors

Should All Baby Boomers Get Tested for Hepatitis C?

Dear Savvy Senior,  I’ve recently read that all baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C. Is this really necessary, and if so, what are the testing and treatment procedures? Healthy Boomer Dear Healthy,  More...

Health Care

Anxiety may lead to unneeded treatments for prostate cancer

After the initial shock of receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer, some men may let their stress and anxiety over the disease overrule them on making better choices regarding appropriate treatment. More...

Editorials

National Night Out Against Crime

How many of us have forsaken hanging out in the neighborhood on weekday evenings since reaching adulthood? More...

Letters to the Editor

LIRR Resume Vs Light Rail To The Editor: More...

Star Journal

The Long Island Star Journal: Welcome To August 1884!

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal   More...

It’s In Queens! (July 27 to Aug. 2)

National Night Out Against Crime 2017 is on Aug. 1, and police precincts across the borough will offer block parties, cookouts, entertainment, a petting zoo, a softball tournament, and other free activities. More...

Queens Youngsters Showcase Artwork In Police Athletic League’s Floral Contest

Police Athletic League (PAL) boys and girls in Queens participated in PAL’s Floral Contest. Youngsters at PAL’s Edward Byrne Center, located at 116-25 Guy R. More...

Mayor & First Lady Announce A $65 Million New Health Center For Flushing Queens

Mayor Di Blasio stood under the roof of a parking area to announce a brand new Health Center for Flushing Queens. “This 77,000 square foot health facility will be part of the mayor’s Caring Neighborhoods initiative. More...

Two Men Injured In Corona Gunfire

Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a Long Island Rail Road footbridge in Corona on July 19, striking one man in the head and another in the cheek, authorities said.  Cops said the two victims and an unidentified friend wer More...

Residential Complex Underway On 12th Street

Construction is underway for a nine-story, 711-unit residential complex on 12th Street in Astoria.Astoria-based developer Criterion Group is building the 483,000-suare-foot, two building complex featuring 565 market-rate apartments in the nine-story More...

Sunnyside Liquor Store Robbery

Police are searching for a man who held up a Sunnyside liquor store on July 14 – and then robbed a store clerk before fleeing the scene.Cops said the suspect walked into the Choice Discount Liquor Store at 43-42 48th Street at about 5:10 p.m. More...

NYPD Offers Safety Tips For Runners, Joggers

NYPD officials are reaching out to the public with a series of tips to help joggers and runners stay safe:Never run alone. More...

Arrest In Kissena Park Sex Attacks

A 29-year-old Flushing man has been charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another at knifepoint in two separate attacks last week in Kissena Park.Charles Tobin, 29, allegedly robbed and raped a woman at knifepoint in Kissena Corridor More...

Hunt Citi Bike Rider In LIC Phone Snatch

Police are searching for a brazen thief who snatched a woman’s cell phone while riding a Citi Bike in Long Island City on July 16.Cops recovered surveillance footage that shows the thief riding up alongside the 25-year-old victim on Fifth Street near More...

Crowley Swears In New 104COP Board Of Directors, Praises NYPD Budget Enhancements

Last week, NYC Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley joined her government colleagues, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assemblyman Michael Miller to swear in the new Board of Directors for the 104th Precinct’s Civilian Observation Patrol (104COP). More...

Miller Participates At Summer Space Program At One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center

On July 18, Assemblyman Mike Miller stopped by the One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center to interact with the Johnson Space Center.  The Summer Space Program is held at the One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center, it brings local children in c More...

Addabbo Swears In 104th Precinct Civ Op Patrol President

New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., swears in Mark Pearson, President of the 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol (COP), during a ceremony at the Maspeth Pizza House.  More...

Addabbo Honored As Guest Speaker At Forest Hills Senior League

New York State Senator Joe Addabbo was honored to be a guest speaker at the Forest Hills Senior League. More...

De Blasio Announces Start Of Diversity Plaza Construction In Jackson Heights

Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, and NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio joined with local elected officials and community residents on July 24 to More...

Political Page

I On Politics

RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA COOLING: A monumental battle between President Donald Trump and Congress, highlighting Trump’s support of Russia and congressional efforts to sanction it, was anticipated at first. More...

Maloney Meets With Hellenic Leaders On 43rd Anniversary Of Turkish Invasion Of Cyprus

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, co-Founder and co-Chair of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, addressed the American Hellenic Institute’s annual Breakfast Briefing commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the illegal Turkish invasion of Cyprus. More...

Kim Welcomes North Korean Refugees To Albany

Assemblyman Ron Kim met with a group of 24 North Korean refugees – mostly children and young adults – to visit Albany and tour the New York State Capitol on July 19. More...

Features

Capital Improvements, School Tech Upgrade Funding Secured

NYS Senator Jose Peralta announced on July 20 funding he was able to secure in this year’s state budget for several Jackson Heights schools. More...

Bus Countdown Clocks Being Installed Across Astoria

Councilman Costa Constantinides and Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia announced on July 24 the installation of MTA Bus Time signs in Astoria. More...

Federation Of Italian American Organizations Hosts Annual 5K

The Federation of Italian American Organizations (FIAO) of Queens hosted the 29th Annual 5K Run/Walk on July 23 at the FIAO Soccer Field at 20th Avenue and 33rd Street in Astoria. More...

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