April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Astoria Park Alliance’s Earth Day Fest

Last Saturday, April 22, Astoria Park stood as a fine example of what a community can accomplish when people work together. More...

Officials Comment Re: New Principal At Townsend Harris High School

The New York City Department of Education announced on April 20, at the conclusion of the recent C30 process, that Brian Condon has been chosen as the new Principal of Townsend Harris High School in Queens, replacing Interim Acting Principal Rosemari More...

Simotas: Limit ICE Agents’ Access To Courthouses

In a letter to Justice Janet DiFiore, the Chief Judge of the State of New York and head of the Office of Court Administration (OCA), Assembly Member Aravella Simotas strongly urged DiFiore to implement a policy to limit the presence of ICE officers i More...

A Spectacular Community Celebration!

Central Astoria LDC’s International Cultural Festival:

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s “International Cultural Festival,” which took place at the Street Fair on Steinway Street, was a spectacular community celebration that attracted a tremendous audience.  More...

Gregg Peters To Continue The King’s Legacy

Great News! New, unreleased Elvis songs are ready to be released by Gregg Peters and RCA.  More...

Variety Boys & Girls Club Of Queens Honors Community Heroes

Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens honored its Community Heroes, Dorothy Bukantz and Renee Edwards for National Volunteer Month. More...

Celebrating Loveley’s 89th Birthday!

(L. to r.); Dr. Lou Theodore, Pete Kazanis, Dan Doyle, Art Loveley III, Chef Rocco Sacramone and Tommy Gallagher. In celebration of the 89th birthday of Korean War veteran U.S. More...

Queens Village Fire Takes The Lives Of Five

On April 23, just three days after a firefighter, William Tolley, 42, fell to his death while battling a fire in Ridgewood, a quickmoving fire took the lives of five, including three children, as flames trapped them in the attic. More...

UFOA Statement On Tolley Death

Jake Lemonda, President of the FDNY-Uniformed Fire Officers Association, released a statement following the death of William Tolley, who plunged to his death from a building in Ridgewood, on the afternoon of April 20. More...

LaGuardia Airport Construction Update Presented At CB 1

One year into the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport, Community Board 1 received an update on the progress made so far. More...

Suspect Arraigned On Murder Indictment In Death Of Howard Beach Jogger

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on April 18 that Chanel R. More...

Local Artist’s Work Hangs In Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Manar Balh, 17, stands next to her painting, “Rachel,” which hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The painting was put up in February and will remain until May 29. More...

New Local Salsa Studio Hosts Autism Awareness Benefit

Salsa In Queens is partnering with AutismRadio.org to raise funds for autism awareness. More...

Elected Officials Hold Immigration Town Hall

One City, One Nation:

New York is a city of immigrants. More than 3 million foreign-born people live in the five boroughs. 1,120,061 of them are in Queens alone, according to the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College (2015). More...

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Robert Cribbie

Robert Cribbie, a.k.a Avalanche Bob, is the pioneer of the yodeling-punk movement. A celebrity within the microcosmos of Jamaica, Queens, he’s been performing for over 60 years. More...

Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra HS Students Honor Ella Fitzgerald On Centennial

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin presented a Mayoral Proclamation, declaring April 25 “Ella Fitzgerald Day” in New York City, in honor of what would have been her 100th birthday. More...

Siolas Presents Book At SJU 20th Anniversary

Dr. John G. Siolas presented his current book at the April 6 St.  John’s University  20th anniversary celebration. More...

Firefighter Loses Life Responding To Blaze In Ridgewood

One of New York City’s Bravest, William Tolley, fell to his death on Putnam Avenue in Ridgewood while climbing his ladder to fight a fire that broke out on the second floor of a five-story building located at 16-15 Putnam Avenue.  More...

Firefighter Loses Life In Ridgewood Fire

Firefighter William Tolley was a hero who gave his all to his fellow New Yorkers. More...

The Pulpit

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Queens March Against Gentrification

Over 100 Queens residents gathered for the Queens March Against Gentrification on April 20, at the 46th Street 7 train stop, to call on Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer to oppose three major developments which threaten displacement in western Queens: More...

Local Man Faces Jail Time For Child Porn Possession

A 23-year-old Astoria man is facing jail time after he pleaded guilty last week to possessing child pornography.  More...

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