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Astoria Medical, Dental & Lasik Center Featured on CBS News

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Queens Zoo Spring Education Programs

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo announces spring education programs for children and families which began in March. More...

Lawmakers Call For Passage Of Alice’s Law

It’s been nearly a decade since 71-year-old Queens grandmother, Alice Ross, lost her life in a phony traffic accident staged by con artists who filed and collected a fraudulent insurance payout on the crash.    Although Ross died as More...

Samuel Field And Central Queens Y Business Breakfast

The Corporate Business Partnership Council of the Samuel field Y/Central Queens Y held its annual networking breakfast on March 6, at the Douglaston Manor. Many local leaders participated. More...

DA: Gang Kidnapped, Pimped Runaway

Six Queens gang members remain behind bars this week charged with kidnapping, drugging and raping a 15-year-old Long Island runaway – and forcing the girl to turn tricks for them, for cash.  More...

Daylight Saving Time Practice Causes Controversy

On March 11, Queens residents set their clocks forward an hour (spring forward) for Daylight Saving Time (DST).    Daylight Saving Time was originally put into effect in 1918 during World War I. More...

Brown Recognized By Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard presented Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

LICP Hears Details Of Roosevelt Island Science Campus

On March 7, the Long Island City Partnership welcomed Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel to its business breakfast. More...

Discover Free Art Galleries And Museums In Queens

The soul of Long Island City exudes a cluster of art galleries. More...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá 'le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially Paddy's Day, is the feast day which annually celebrates Saint Patrick (373-493), the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17. More...

Street Renamed For Irish-American Athletic Club

The Irish-American Athletic Club (IAAC), a track and field organization more familiarly known by its symbol, a Winged Fist, thrived in Sunnyside and internationally for some two decades in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including a tremendou More...

A Fun Filled Unique Vacation

For a special, meaningful vacation, take a step back in time before so many of the modern electronic devices have taken over many people’s lives. More...

Poveromo Addresses UCCA Law And Order Meeting

At the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) meeting on law and order on March 1, UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo addressed the audience of elected officials, law enforcement and concerned com More...

The Pulpit

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Generous Gift To Our Children

The Sunnyside Reformed Church presented a check in the amount of $250 to the nonprofit organization Hour Children on March 5.  This Long Island City based organization provides an array of services including; housing, childcare, counseling, lega More...

Basic Biology Implicated In Wild Spending Spree

It’s pretty common for us “little peanuts” to feel some envy about the wealthy and better-known citizens among us. Who, after all, wouldn’t want to be a millionaire?  More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt Suspects In Local Robberies  Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects sought in connection with two grand larcenies. More...

Boro Blotter

104th Precinct  Hunt iPhone Thieves  Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two men sought in connection with a February 9 robbery at a Sprint store on Woodhaven Boulevard.  Police said the two sus More...

Vallone Welcomes Spring And Celebrates Phagwah

On March 11, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined Queens elected officials and community leaders at Richmond Hill’s annual Phagwah Parade on Liberty Avenue, where he marched and was also a guest speaker. More...

P.S./I.S. 499 Winner To Compete In Citywide Spelling Bee

 A student at P.S./I.S. 499, the Queens College School for Math, Science, and Technology in Flushing, will compete in the New York Citywide Spelling Bee after winning the Queens Spelling Bee. More...

Hearings Scheduled For Queens High Schools Facing Closing

After a relatively quiet March 1 meeting, the Panel for Educational Policy has taken steps toward closing 33 schools at the end of the school year, including William Cullen Bryant and Long Island City High Schools. More...

Flushing House Spring Flea Market And Open House

A Spring Flea Market And Open House will be held on March 31, at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. The Flea Market will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Open House from 2 p.m. More...

Bayside/Whitestone Lions Celebrate Community Sports

It was Sports Night for The Bayside/Whitestone Lions Club as the organization held its monthly meeting on March 8 at the law office of Vallone & Vallone in Flushing. More...

Communists, Crime, Lost History And The Hydrogen Bomb

Get into a conversation with a long time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star-Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

DOE Blasted For Putting Students In Harm’s Way

On March 8, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, representatives of elected officials, CEC 24 members and parents rallied against the Department of Education’s (DOE) suggested safe route for the children of P.S. 229 in Woodside. More...

Vallone Addresses ACA

On March 6, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined members of the 114th Precinct, the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau and Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski at the Astoria Civic Association’s monthly meeting at Riccardo’s. More...

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