September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Features

Miss Empire Preteen Raises Funds For St. Jude’s Children

Cayla Kumar, an 11-year-old who recently earned the Miss Empire Preteen crown, visited Councilmember Mark S. Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) to discuss her efforts to raise money for St. More...

Police Officer Honored At Richmond Hill Park Fair

The Richmond Hill Park Fair was held on September 21 next to the My Buddy Monument in Forest Park. More...

Nolan Honored By Friends Of Gantry Park

A reception organized by the Friends of Gantry Park to celebrate its 15th anniversary honored Assemblymember Catherine Nolan on September 12 for her many contributions to the community and for her many years of public service. More...

Thar She Blows!

A whale was spotted near the Rockaways this past weekend. According to eyewitnesses, the whale was spotted just off Rockaway Beach at Beach 90th Street around 10:30 a.m. More...

Maspeth Crash Victim Dies Of Apparent Asthma Attack

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the city Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause of death of a Maspeth middle school student who narrowly survived a crash outside I.S. 73 that left two teenagers critically injured. More...

AG: No FDNY Link To Citi Field VAC Embezzlement

A spokesperson for the state Attorney General’s Office this week said the FDNY is not connected to a $300G embezzlement scam involving the head of emergency management services at Citi Field. More...

Marshall Honors Queens County Farm Museum

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (l.) presented a Declaration of Honor at the Borough Board meeting on September 16 to Amy Fischetti-Boncardo (r.), executive director of the Queens County Farm More...

Gianaris Speaks At Meeting Of LIC Business Women

State Senator Michael Gianaris addressed a meeting of LIC Business Women and took the opportunity to discuss his work fighting for women’s rights in Albany and to help small businesses thrive in Western Queens. More...

Congressmember Crowley Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

On September 16, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx) celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting an event to honor and recognize the profound contributions Hispanics have made both in his district and across the country. More...

Collages To Cope Art Exhibit Comes To Langston Hughes

Artist Katherine Harrison exudes serenity when you meet her. She is lovely, poised and calm. She is quick to point out, however, that this was not always the case. More...

Monsignor McClancy To Hold 30th Annual Fall Auction

Monsignor McClancy Parents’ Club is holding their fall auction, called the “Winter Wonderland” in honor of its 30th anniversary. It will be held on November 22, 7 p.m. More...

Queens Artists Exhibit At LaGuardia Community College

The artistic world of the borough of Queens is alive and well, and to prove it LaGuardia Community College is hosting an exhibition comprising the diverse and rich works of 24 Queens artists. More...

AGES Crowns Savvy Seniors

In conjunction with Grandparents Day, more than 100 family members from across Long Island recently rolled out the royal care for their beloved seniors during the fourth annual “Savvy Senior Day”. More...

QBG To Honor Staff Member For 50 Years Of Service

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) announced a remarkable milestone in the career of Shirley Kushner: 50 years of service at QBG. More...

Van Bramer Secures Funding For LAGCC Library Upgrade

On September 19, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, chair of the City Council’s Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee, was joined by LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. More...

LIC H.S. Holds 50th Reunion

Long Island City H.S.’s graduating class of 1963 came together to celebrate their 50 year reunion. The original class had more than 350 students. More...

Social Security Column:

You’ve Just Stepped Into...The Retirement Zone

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of work and earnings, but of pension and leisure. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. More...

Nolan, Walcott Tour TV & Film High School In LIC

Assemblymember Cathy Nolan and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott toured The Academy for Careers in Television and Film on the first day of school. The school moved into Long Island City from its original home in Astoria starting this year. More...

Van Bramer Brainstorms For A Sunnyside Cultural Center

On September 17, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer met with residents of Sunnyside/Woodside to begin a planning process to create a recreational and cultural center which would benefit neighborhood artists, youth and business. More...

Goldfeder Honors 47 Year Retiree Of Oceanview Nursing

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder (second from l.) honored Anna Rodriguez (c.) with a New York state Assembly proclamation on her retirement from the Oceanview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center  for over 47 years of faithful and devoted service More...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Comes To The Secret Theatre

Titan Theatre Company’s ambitious new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s infectious comedy of sly sprites, rude laborers and confused lovers will begin its limited New York City run at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City runnin More...

Heat’s On When Temperatures Plunge

Don’t let the lingering sultry temperatures lull you into a false sense of warm weather security.The leaves are falling, the apples are ripe and temperatures will soon plummet to create chilly conditions. More...

Suspect In DC Navy Yard Massacre A Queens Native

The suspect in the September 16 shooting rampage at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard was born and raised in Queens, authorities said.Aaron Alexis, 34, opened fire at the highly secured facility at about 8:0 a.m. More...

Con Edison Names John McAvoy Chief Executive Officer

Con Edison announced that its Board of Directors has elected John McAvoy as Consolidated Edison, Inc.’s president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2014.  McAvoy will also serve as CEO of Con Edison’s principal subsidiary, Consol More...

Gianaris, Simotas, Maloney Open New District Offices

State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Congressmember Carolyn Maloney hosted an Open House on September 18 to celebrate their new district offices in Astoria. More...

CALDC To Hold Third Community Celebration Dinner

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) announced they are holding their third annual Community Celebration Dinner on Wednesday, October 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. More...

Local-Express

Thomas W. Galante

Thomas W. Galante is president and CEO of the Queens Library. Queens Library employs more than 1,400 people at 62 public libraries, serving 2.3 million people in Queens County. It is one of New York City’s three public library systems. More...

CB1 Discusses Budget And Improving Schools At Hearing

The annual New York City budget process got underway as Community Board 1 held a public hearing on the upcoming Capital and Expense Budgets for Fiscal Year 2015 that begins on Jul. 1, 2014. More...

Queens Restaurant Week High Cuisine, Low Prices

Queens Restaurant Week 2013 (QRW2013) officially launched with a festive outdoor kick-off at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on September 23. More...

Hello Again, Old Friend

Photo Melissa Mennona Mike Tappy, former letter carrier, visited his old beat in Astoria/Long Island City. He stopped by the Queens Gazette on 34th Avenue to say hello on September 19. We miss Mike. More...

The Sun Is Switching Poles

As an aging citizen of Scandinavian descent, I dread this time of year. Each evening the sun sets significantly earlier. More...

Seventh Annual Greek Film Festival Starts October 3

Five films will have their first United States screenings at the seventh annual New York City Greek Film Festival, October 3-16. More...

The Pulpit

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The Life Of A Civil War Soldier

Visitors to the Bayside Historical Society were treated to a rare sight on September 22 as they strolled the open grounds of Fort Totten in Bayside. More...

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