July 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

On The Road In Greece: Comedy Presented In Tripoli

The Theatrical Group of the Primary Education Teachers Arcadia presented the comedy “Lies” or known as “The Lying Kind” by playwright Anthony Neilson at the Malliaropoulios Theatre from June 1 -15, 2017 in Tripoli, Arcadia, Greece. More...

Cops Hunt Brute In Senior Robbery

Police are searching for a heartless suspect who assaulted and robbed a 72-year-old Astoria man on July 12.Cops said the victim was walking in front of 37-10 Broadway at about 2:20 p.m. More...

SHAREing & CAREing Join Celebration Of National Cancer Survivors Day At Elmhurst

From the Keynote Speech written and presented by Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing & CAREing at Elmhurst Hospital Center’s National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration 2017 on June 15. More...

Reminder: Street Trees Need Water In Hot Weather

City Department of Parks (DOP) officials are urging Queens residents and businesses to remember that street trees need watering during hot summer months. Officials are asking Queens residents to water street trees each evening during hot, dry st More...

Queens Drug Trafficker Busted

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Man Found Dead On Elmhurst Subway Platform

Police are waiting a determination by the city Medical Examiner’s Office on the cause of death of a 33-year-old man who was found dead at the Elmhurst Avenue subway station on July 15. Cops called to the scene at about 10:30 a.m. More...

Hunt Gunman In Ravenswood Murder

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a gunman who opened fire inside a building at the Ravenswood Houses on July 16, killing a 26-year-old tenant of the Astoria housing project. Residents called 911 shortly after noon o More...

DOT Releases Study On Lower Montauk Branch Rail Study

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently been informing the public about its Lower Montauk Branch Rail Study, which assesses the possibility of reviving a passenger train line that was discontinued almost 20 years ago because of what was t More...

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge Holds Fundraiser

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge held a fundraiser on July 15. The refuge takes in and cares for injured wildlife local to the area. (L. to r.); Paul Halvatzis, Renee Allen/Wildlife Refuge and Bob Mathews/ Mathews & Co with the Hampton Owl. More...

Miller And Nolan Pay Tribute To Firefighter William Tolley

Assemblymembers Mike Miller and Catherine Nolan met with the firefighters of Engine 286/Ladder Company 135, also known as the “Myrtle Turtles,” to present copies of a Resolution that was adopted in both the New York State Assembly and New York State More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

Piccolino

Piccolino is a welcome addition to the neighborhood, bordering on Astoria and Woodside. This brand new Italian restaurant offers casual, yet elegant dining in a cozy setting, with a mere 12 tables in the lovely dining room. More...

Seniors

Can I Inherit My Parent’s Debt?

Dear Savvy Senior,  What happens to a person’s debt after they die? My mother has taken on a lot of medical and credit card debt over the past few years, and I’m worried that my brother and I will be responsible for it when she dies. More...

Health Care

Refresh Your Routine With Protein-Packed Smoothies

Summer brings warmer weather and a fresh start, making it the perfect time to reinvigorate your workout routine and healthy habits by starting with fresh ingredients. More...

Understanding the disturbing rise of opioid overdose

The headlines shouted, “Louisville, Kentucky receives 52 overdose calls in 32 hours.” As surreal and unimaginable as this caption screams, sadly, this has become an all-too common headline in this part of the country. More...

Queens Resident Receives Award From Touro College

When Dr. Payal Aggarwal, DO, was just six years old, she visited her grandfather in India in the hospital. He had cancer and she told him the experience of their visits made her want to become a doctor when she grew up. More...

LICP Meeting Covers Business Financing & Incentives

Meetings during the hot weather months are few, but the Long Island City Partnership provided one in the second week of July when two business panels were assembled at LICP’s Queens Plaza North headquarters.  The first panel covered financial ma 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...

Tree Of Life Center Affordable Housing Development

First Jamaica Community and Urban Development Corporation (FJCUDC) started construction on the $74 million Tree of Life Center affordable housing development on June 9. More...

Louis Armstrong House Museum Breaks Ground On New $23 Million Education Center

A ground-breaking ceremony for the new 14,000-square-foot Louis Armstrong House Museum Education Center took place on July 17 across the street from the museum – the legendary jazz great’s nationally landmarked Queens home – which is located at 34-56 More...

Cop Murders A Hate Crime Under Pending Legislation

Attacking or assaulting police officers, firefighters and other first responders would be considered a hate crime under a measure passed by the State Senate on May 10. More...

What’s New At MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1 invites you to join them for all of the exciting events and exhibitions taking place throughout the summer!Every Saturday this summer their pioneering music series, Warm Up, takes place in MoMA PS1’s courtyard. More...

Local Photographer To Donate Proceeds To 9/11 Memorial Fund

For the first time in the collective’s history, Long Island City Artists Inc. is housing a full-length play. More...

LIC Gallery Owner, Salesman Charged With Trafficking Ivory

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) commissioner Basil Seggos last week announced that a Long Island City gallery owner and a salesperson for the appointment-only business have been More...

It’s In Queens! (July 20 to July 26)

Queens has it covered this week. Celebrate China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, and Vietnam. More...

Jamaica Market’s Fruit Pie Contest

The third Jamaica Market was held on July 5 in downtown Jamaica along 160th Street. The highlight of the event was the annual “Baked Fruit Pie” Contest.   All the homemade pie entries were made with fruit purchased at the Jamaica Market. More...

Assemblyman Miller Guest Speaker At Liberty Park Home Owners, Inc. July Meeting

Assemblyman Mike Miller was a guest speaker at the Liberty Park Home Owners Association’s July meeting. Assemblyman Miller spoke about K612, a joint resolution he sponsored in memory of the late Firefighter William Tolley from Ladder Company 135 More...

Mayor & Police Commissioner Announce New Police Precinct for Southeast Queens

On Monday July 17, Mayor Bill Di Blasio, Police Commissioner James O’Neil, held a press briefing at the new to be 116th Precinct that will be built in the parking lot of the now 105 Precinct Satellite headquarter More...

Political Page

I On Politics

HUGE DEM-GOP BATTLE FOR 2018 FORMING: According to the latest reports, the coming elections in 2018 will feature a huge battle between Republicans and Democrats not only for the governor’s chair, but also for control of the legislature. More...

Queens County Young Democrats’ Summer Game Night

The Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD) hosted its Summer Game Night at the Ditty on July 12. More...

Vallone Endorsed By Suozzi, Italian American Political Action Committee

NYC Councilman Paul Vallone received the endorsement of Congressman Thomas Suozzi and the Italian American Political Action Committee (IAMPAC) which was announced at Tony’s Beechhurst Delicatessen in Whitestone.  More...

Editorials

Queens Is Home To Sterling Health Care

This medical issue is dedicated to highlighting our medical health and fitness facilities here in Queens. Residents realize we can get what we need in the way of the world’s finest health care right here in our own backyard.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Basis Of Morality To The Editor: Regardless of ideological differences or political loyalties, Americans historically have placed national interests first. Rivals have compromised to serve the general good. More...

Features

Fake Realtor Agrees To Return $94K To Scam Victims

A Woodside woman who pretended to be a real estate broker to scam unsuspecting apartment seekers out of more than $94,000 will be forced to reimburse her victims as part of a deal reached with Queens prosecutors. More...

Remarkable Achievement Awards Students Recognized by Chancellor Farina at CitiField

On Monday July 17 New York City Public School’s chancellor Carmen Farina recognized 100 school graduates who have ea More...

Standing Against Latest ACA Repeal Bill

Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

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