February 26, 2014 RSS feed / Features

St. Andrew Avellino Holds Charity Wine Tasting

(L. to r.); Sal DeGrotta, Jose Dorsa, Father Holcomb and Paul Halvatzis at the St. Andrew Avellino wine tasting charity event to help benefit the St. Andrew Avellino school in Flushing. More...

Van Bramer Discusses Doughboy Park Improvements

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer recently toured Doughboy Park in Woodside with local residents and representatives from the Parks Department, School Construction Authority and Woodside on the Move to discuss long-term improvements to th More...

Goldfeder Delivers Valentine’s Day Cards To Seniors

On Valentine’s Day, Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder made sure not one senior was left without a card from a special someone. Thanks to the PTA, faculty and students at P.S. 114 in Belle Harbor and P.S. More...

Cops Urge Crime Prevention To Help Halt Burglaries

Police at the 112th Police Precinct are urging Forest Hills residents to work with officers at the Austin Street stationhouse to put a lock on the suspect or suspects who have pulled off 37 burglaries in the Forest Hills area since last September. More...

Woodhaven Blvd. ‘Deadliest’ For Pedestrians In Queens

A report released by the nonprofit advocacy group, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, said Woodhaven Boulevard is the most deadly pedestrian crossing in Queens, where eight pedestrian deaths were reported between 2010 and 2012. More...

Miller Brings Valentines To Vets Hospital At St. Albans

On February 21, at the New York state Veterans Hospital at St. Albans, Assemblymember Mike Miller distributed items that were donated as part of his annual Valentines for Vets collection. More...

Clinton Democratic Club Kicks Off New Year

The Clinton Democratic Club held its first meeting of the new year on February 19 at Trattoria 35 in Bayside. Members of the state Assembly and law enforcement officials gave the club updates. More...

Icon To Be Featured In Music Video

Things at Icon, the popular Astoria nightclub, are heating up. On February 18, Icon was the location of a music video shoot for comedian Margaret Cho and singer Adam Barta’s song, “See You Next Tuesday”. More...

Transit Cops Hunt Subway Assault Suspects

City Transit Police officials last week released surveillance photos (see photo) of two suspects sought in connection with the brutal beating of a straphanger on Christmas Eve.  Cops said the suspects, a man and a woman, accosted the 51-yea More...

CB 1 Meets; Discusses Parking And Outdoor Cafes

Amid dissatisfaction with the rate structure for 59 parking spaces at the HANAC George T. Douris Tower, the first hour will be reduced from $4.00 to $2.00 beginning March 1. But that may not be enough for Community Board 1.  More...

Flushing House Spring Open House Events

Flushing House will host two March Into Spring Open House events. The first Open House is on Saturday, March 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the second Open House is Monday, March 24, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. More...

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Terry Hughes

As the Executive Director, Terry Hughes brings his energy and experience in the Boys & Girls Club movement to the Variety Club to help make a difference in one of the more culturally diverse communities in America. More...

Brown Honors NYPD Chief

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, in celebration of Black History Month, presented the 2014 William Tucker Garvin Public Service Award to New York City Police Department Chief of Department Philip Banks III on February 20.  More...

Pajama Party For Kids Held At Woodside On The Move

On February 20 the Pajama Program and The Fresh Air Fund co-hosted a Reading and Pajama party for children in a school-break program at community organization Woodside on the Move. More...

Vallone Among Nation’s ‘Top Ten Animal Defenders’

Former Councilmember and longtime animal rights advocate Peter F. Vallone Jr. has been named one of the nation’s Top 10 Animal Defenders by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). More...

Lincoln Impersonator Stuns Flushing House Audience

Robert Costello, Abraham Lincoln impersonator par excellence, stunned both guests and residents of Flushing House with his peformance on February 22 that brought the martyred president back to life. More...

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De Blasio, DOT Launch Plan To Battle Potholes

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg joined a roadway maintenance crew in Queens to announce a comprehensive plan to battle the historic wear and tear on streets and highways as the extreme winter More...

Assembly Celebrates Asian Lunar New Year At Capitol

On February 11, the New York state Assembly held an Asian New Year Celebration. More...

Stavisky Nominates Student For SUNY Maritime Program

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Eastern Queens) proudly nominated Orian Del Fierro for the Cadet Appointment Program (CAP) at SUNY Maritime College.  CAP is a unique Maritime College program where elected officials can nominate outstanding Ne More...

Primary Care Practice At Elmhurst Hospital Recertified Highest Level Patient-Centered Medical Home

Continuing the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (HHC) commitment to provide the highest level of primary care at all its locations, Queens Health Network Senior Vice President Chris Constantino announced today that the primary care pr More...

Work-At-Home Employment Opportunities For Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some popular work at home jobs for retirees? I’m interested in earning a little extra cash, but would also like to stay at home and have a flexible schedule.  Recently Retired Dear Retired, More...

Van Bramer Speaks At Woodheights On Northern Blvd.

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was the guest speaker at the Woodheights Democratic Club’s monthly meeting. More...

110th PCC, Dromm Present Cop Of The Month Award

Councilmember Daniel Dromm helped the 110th Precinct Community Council present its Cop of the Month award to Detective Squad Police Officer Gerard Wrenn at the council’s February 17 meeting held at Flanders Field VFW Post 150 in Corona. (L. More...

Woodhaven To Hold Rally For Action On Damaged Building

In response to a dangerous situation that threatens the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps (WRHVAC), there will be a rally in Woodhaven on March 2 to request swift and decisive action from city agencies. More...

Thomson Resigns From WRBA Board Of Directors

After 40 years of serving on the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association Board of Directors as president and all of the other offices of the board, Maria Thomson submitted her resignation to President Martin Colburg. More...

Goldfeder Demands Aqueduct Keep More Resorts Funds

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) joined with local unions and community members to announce the introduction of new legislation that will require more than $30 million a year in capital investment into Aqueduct Racetrack located in South More...

Holy Craters! Snowy Season Scores Too Many Potholes

Department of Transportation (DOT) crews hit the streets in Queens last week, filling more than 2,000 potholes left behind by this winter’s snowy wrath.DOT workers have filled more than 20,000 potholes on Queens roadways since January, Commissioner P More...

Cops Urge Queens Residents To Sign Up For iPod Etching

Police officials are urging Queens residents to participate in the NYPD iPod Etching Program that assists cops in their war on thieves who snatch electronic gadgets from borough residents.Under the “IDs for iPods” program, cops at local precincts and More...

Crowley Celebrates Black History Month With McCray

On February 19 Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx), vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, was joined by special guest New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray at First Baptist Church in East Elmhurst to celebrate Black History Mo More...

Gianaris, Constantinides, Nolan Host Black History Celebration

State Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilmember Costa Constantinides and Assemblymember Cathy Nolan hosted a celebration of Black History Month in collaboration with the Astoria Houses Tenants Association (TA) at Reality House in Astoria. More...

Maloney Seeks $10M For Gun Violence Research

Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney (DNY) on February 22 joined with gun violence victims, advocates, and local leaders to call on President Obama to commit $10 million in his Fiscal Year 2015 budget for gun violence research. More...

Annual Community Luv-In

Love and romance were celebrated at Central Lounge in Astoria as the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its third annual “Community Luv-In” in celebration of Valentine’s Day. More...

March Madness At QBG

Queens Botanical Garden is gearing up for spring with a full program of events throughout the month of March, from gardening and arts workshops to family and community events. More...

Designing Better Asphalt

Dr. Haifang Wen grew up in a rural area of Shandong province, in Eastern China. In his youth there were not many paved highways in the Chinese countryside.  “Lots of the roads were gravel,” he told me recently. More...

Queens Has Golden Olympic Past

On February 7 crowds gathered to watch the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Recorded as one of the costliest Olympic games in history, 3,000 athletes competed in 98 events, including figure skating, ice hockey, curling and speed skating. More...

Crowley Announces On-The-Job Training Act

Congressmember Joseph Crowley (DQueens, The Bronx), vice chair of the Democratic Caucus, was joined by New York City business leader Angel Piñeiro to announce the introduction of the On-the- Job Training Act of 2014 (H.R. More...

Katz’ Recommended Steps For Queens Library Trustees

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced on February 19 that she had sent a letter to members of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Library that included her recommendations about what steps they should take to improve the library’s gov More...

Man Charged With Rego Park Mall Arson

The NYPD have a man in custody whom they believe is responsible for a series of fires at the Queens Center and Rego Center malls. Dereck Sumair, 23, is being charged with multiple counts of arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.  More...

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