April 2, 2014 RSS feed / Features

Ridgewood Dems Welcome Myrtle Ave. Bid, CB5 Leaders

The Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) welcomed both Ted Renz, executive director of the Ridgewood Local Development Corporation/Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) and Gary Giordano, district manager for Queens Community Board 5 as its sp More...

Schumer, Goldfeder Announce $4M For Rockaway

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder on March 26 announced more than $4 million in federal funding for city Department of Parks and Recreation (DOP) for Sandy-damaged sports areas in Rockaway. More...

Goldfeder, American Red Cross Hold Sandy Roundtable

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joined the American Red Cross of Greater New York for an update on their efforts with Superstorm Sandy recovery and storm preparedness at the Queens Elected Official Roundtable hosted by Assemblymember Michelle Titus. More...

Vallone Introduces Legislation For Veterans’ ID Cards

Last October, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) would begin offering veterans who have been honorably discharged the option of having their veteran status indicated on their New York state driv More...

Ferreras’ District Now Includes LeFrak City

With the beginning of the year came a redistricting of the 21st City Council District. As of January, 2014, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras began serving the residents of LeFrak City due to this redistricting. More...

Nolan Celebrates Long Island City H.S. Co-Location Victory

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, chair of the state Assembly Education Committee went to Long Island City H.S. (LIC) to join in the celebration of their victory in keeping the school as a full, comprehensive high school. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

The site, www.Mynextmove.org may seem identical to the best online career resource in history, the Department of Labor’s (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): www.BLS.gov/ooh.  However, the DOL’s newer Mynextmov More...

Vitamin D Levels Can Be Checked

My mother lives with me and I’m involved in her medical care. She’s a tough cookie. But like many 88 year olds, she has several health problems. We visit her doctor at least once a month to report what’s working and what isn’t doing the trick. More...

Katz Meets With Vets

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosted a meet-and-greet brunch for local military veterans on March 27 at Queens Borough Hall. More...

Crowley’s Legislation To Help Prevent Pedestrian Fatalities

Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx), vice chair of the Democratic Caucus, was joined by advocacy groups at a press conference to announce the Pedestrian Fatalities Reduction Act of 2014, legislation requiring the state to address the inc More...

2014 Hermes Expo Holds Kick Off

        A preview into the soul of the 2014 Hermes Expo was experienced by all at the New York "Taste of Greece" Kick off Networking Event on April 1 and 2. More...

Returning The Lost Sheep

A unique, pioneer work, based on a doctoral project, presents the Orthodox perspective to addiction through the eyes of Father Dimitrios Moraitis. The foremost Greek Orthodox and Christian theologians, U.S. More...

108th Pct. CC Meets/Names Cop Of The Month

The officer named Cop of the Month at the March meeting of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council used current communication technology to pursue a pair of perpetrators who had stolen a car after assaulting the driver.  The precinct’s crime More...

Report Says School Flubs Led To Avonte’s Death

Vanessa Fontaine’s greatest fear came true on October 4, the day her 14-year-old son, Avonte Oquendo, bolted out a side door at the Riverview School in Long Island City – and was never seen alive again. More...

Cops ID Second Homicide Ridgewood Homicide Victim

Queens detectives last week identified the second victim found murdered in a Ridgewood apartment on March 27.Cops identified Louis Oscar Padillo-Lopez, 23, as the man found murdered with Nataline Mejia-Tavares, 21 inside an apartment at 1915 Summerfi More...

World Renowned Chemist To Lecture At Queensborough

World renowned chemist, Dr. Ronald Breslow is set to address one of chemistry’s great unsolved questions at Queensborough Community College on April 3. More...

Con Edison Pumps Up Payments To Customers In Energy-Saving Demand Response Programs

Con Edison’s Green Team has dramatically increased the incentives it pays to large customers who agree to conserve electricity when energy use is high, such as on blazing hot New York summer days.      More...

Crowley’s Bill On Doctor Shortage Tops 100 Co-Sponsors

A record high 100 bi-partisan Congressmembers have signed on in support of Congressmember Joseph Crowley’s bill to address the looming doctor shortage, Crowley announced.  More...

Greek Independence Day

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito, Councilmembers Costa Constantinides, Paul Vallone and Vincent Gentile joined many dignitaries, elected officials, and proud Greek Americans for New York City’s annual More...

Emergency Dentistry In Your Life

Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly can help prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria in your mouth, making your teeth and gums stronger. More...

Stavisky Honors Vallo For Anti-Bullying Campaign

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) honored Vallo Transportation for their outstanding work to raise awareness about bullying.  More...

Feds Offer Reward For Laser Attackers

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) involved in a recent series of laser beam attacks on pilots at LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports.  More...

Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility Open House

Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility, 61-11 Queens Blvd., Woodside, will be having an Open House in honor of National Volunteer Week, April 7-11. Anyone who would like to stop in and inquire about volunteer opportunities is more than welcome. More...

Celebrating The World’s Fairs

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and state Assemblymember Margaret Markey, the co-chairs of the World’s Fair Anniversary Committee, came to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on March 28, where they unveiled the schedule for a sixmonth long seri More...

New Children’s Book Explores Twelve Tiny Creatures

Elizabeth Uhlig, wrote Grandmother Mary, which she published herself, thus creating her own publishing house, Marble House Editions.  More...

114th Precinct Reports On Burglary Arrests

Four arrests were made in connection with the recent rash of burglaries in the Steinway Street and 30th Avenue corridors and burglaries declined for the first time this year for the week of March 10 through March 16 in the 114th Police Precinct.  More...

Are You Toxic?

Presented By Krieger Health Solutions

Have you been feeling tired, feeling that “brain fog” or just can’t seem to get the health you know that you deserve?  Well it’s time to get your life and health back! More...

Ferreras Empowering Women

Breaking Barriers at Somos More...

Addabbo Speaks At LaGuardia Sons Of Italy

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. visited the Sons of Italy in Howard Beach to congratulate the group’s new officers, including new president, Frances Scarantino. More...

Goldfeder Celebrates At SS Cosma And Damiano Gala

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joined hundreds of families in honoring Frank Pantina with a New York state Assembly proclamation for his excellent service, at the 22nd annual SS Cosma and Damiano Gala Dinner Dance in Howard Beach. More...

Crowley Statement On P.S. 11, And Delay Of PEP Vote

Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx), vice chair of the Democratic Caucus, released a statement on March 21 regarding New York City Public Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s decision to delay the Panel for Education Policy (PEP) vote on t More...

Addabbo Attends Veterans And Military Families Summit

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Nolan Meets With NYS Nurses Association

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan met with the New York State Nurses Association in Albany this week. She said, “I will continue to advocate for many of their issues as the legislative session continues.” Also pictured is Assemblymember Danny O’Donnell. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

The site, www.Mynextmove.org may seem identical to the best online career resource in history, the Department of Labor’s (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): www.BLS.gov/ooh.  However, the DOL’s newer Mynextmove sit More...

Clinton Democratic Club Celebrates Women’s History

The Clinton Democratic Club held its monthly meeting on March 18 at Trattoria 35 in Bayside. More...

Katz Presents Proclamation To DA Brown’s Exec-Assist.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented a proclamation to Eileen M. Sullivan, executive assistant district attorney for Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown, during a ceremony in Katz’ office on March 28. More...

Goldfeder, NYPD Meet To Address Howard Beach Crime

In response to a string of burglaries and robberies in the community, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder met with Kenneth Zorn, 106th Police Precinct Community Affairs officer at the NYPD Command Center stationed near P.S. 207 in Howard Beach. More...

Amusing And Imaginative Works At Opening Reception Of Whimsical Gallery

    “I wanted to have opening reception days of celebrating the first full days of spring,” explained Stavroula Nicolas Raia, Whimsical Gallery owner. More...

Fresh Meadows Library Re-Opens

Councilmember Mark Weprin; State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky; NY Assembly Member Nily Rozic; NY City Council Member Costa Constantinides; Queens Library COO Bridget Quinn-Carey and other leaders of government and the community were on hand for the cere More...

Man Critical In Steinway Crash

A 27-year-old Astoria man was critically injured on March 23 when he was struck by a livery cab as he was crossing a local intersection., police said.Cops said the victim was crossing Steinway Street at 31st Avenue at about 12:40 a.m. More...

Cops Hunt Thugs In Yogo Truck Beatdown

Police at the 114th Precinct are searching for a trio of yogurt truck thugs who slammed their truck into a Honda Civic on March 25, and ambushed the driver when he confronted them about the crash.Cops said attorney Zohaile Kakawand, 38, was backing t More...

Goldfeder Cleans Up Eyesore In Howard Beach

After Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) prevailed upon them, the National Parks Service (NPS) has taken action and removed the damaged and collapsed fence along the northeast side of the Joseph P. More...

Ferreras Welcomes ‘Councilmember For A Day’

On March 26, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras participated in the Women’s Caucus “Council Member For A Day” event, allowing local middle school student Haezy Barros to attend the council’s Women’s Caucus meeting, Stated meeting, and the Black, Latino, More...

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Father Frank Mann

Father Frank Mann is a Roman Catholic priest in residence at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Woodside. He grew up in Middle Village and has served as a parish priest and as the Catholic chaplain at Brooklyn College. More...

Evangel Christian School 2014 Academic Fair

On March 20, Evangel Christian School (ECS) in Long Island City held its 28th annual Academic Fair. More...

Vallone Holds Korean Community Leaders Roundtable

On March 27, Councilmember Paul Vallone held his first roundtable meeting with community and business leaders from the Korean American community. More...

Mt. Sinai Queens, SHAREing and CAREing Breast Exams

In collaboration with Mount Sinai Queens, SHAREing and CAREing will present free Breast Health Screening and Education events this spring. They are scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 and Wednesday, May 28, both are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

CALDC To Hold 2014 Spring Fling Networking Event

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) announced their 2014 Spring Fling: Celebrating Astoria’s Small Businesses fundraiser will take place on April 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Astoria Federal Savings, 37-16 30th Ave., Astoria. More...

Mets Honor Broadcaster Ralph Kiner On Opening Day

The New York Mets celebrated the life and legacy of legendary broadcaster Ralph Kiner during an on-field, pre-game ceremony on Opening Day at Citi Field on March 31, before the Mets began the 2014 season against the Washington Nationals. More...

Not So Far Off Broadway

A storia has seen its share of changes in the last decade, but one of the most prominent shifts has been the emergence of a young community of aspiring actors moving to the neighborhood. More...

The Pulpit

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Silvercup West NYPA Brownfield Site Plan

The public is invited to comment on a draft investigation work plan being reviewed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to investigate the Silvercup West NYPA brownfield site located at 42-22 to 42-48 Vernon Blvd., More...

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