January 28, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Safety On Queens Boulevard Still A Major Issue

Mayor Bill de Blasio came into office a year ago declaring that lessening traffic fatalities was a crucial aim of his administration. More...

Corona Kid Sex-Game Perv Rearrested

A 24-year-old Corona man arrested in March 2014 for allegedly creating a computer game that lured minors to expose themselves to him during online “chats” found himself behind bars again recently, facing 80 new counts related to the promotion and pos More...

FDNY: Remember These Fire Safety Tips

Civilian fire deaths are at an all-time low this year, as the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) is celebrating its 150th anniversary.Queens fire officials are reminding city residents to remain alert to fire dangers inside their homes and are urgi More...

De Blasio, Van Bramer Honor Life-Saving NYPD Officers

On January 22, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio and his colleagues to honor Officers Corey Sarro and William Caldarera of the 108th Precinct with a Proclamation, on behalf of the City Council, for savin More...

Stopping Future Gas Leaks

With nearly half of the 6,302 miles of pipeline transporting natural gas installed before 1940 in New York City, there were a reported 9,906 gas leaks in 2012.  More...

Meng Warns of Undocumented Immigrants Of Scams

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) on January 16 warned the public about scams related to President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration, which seeks to protect five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.  More...

Maloney Applauds Obama On Paid Family Leave

Congressmember Carolyn B. More...

Mount Sinai Celebrates Black History Month

Join Mount Sinai’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) as they celebrate Black History Month with two special film screenings of African American Lives, Searching for Our Names, taking place on Wednesday. February 11 at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Coats From The Heart

“After distributing 150 backpacks filled to the brim with school supplies to young children from Pre-K to fifth grade, at The Mary D. Carter Magnet School of Global Communications and Foreign Language, P.S. More...

QBG Upcoming Events

Queens Botanical Garden has a full line- up of enjoyable, educational, activities for February and March, so get your calendar ready and visit QBG’s website for more information and registration, or visit our Community Calendar online as the ev More...

Melrose Ballroom, Astoria’s Newest Private Event Venue

  Melrose Ballroom is a brand new, industrial-chic, multi-level venue. The 25,000-squarefoot space is located mere minutes from Manhattan. More...

Hands On Rehabilitation Center Holds Grand Opening

Congressmember Grace Meng and Councilmember Mark Weprin helped to celebrate the grand opening of the Hands On Rehabilitation Center. Located at 79-49 Hewlett St. More...

The Pulpit

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Sidewalk Cafes Get Ready For The Coming Spring

Next week, Staten Island Chuck will be at his familiar post at the Staten Island Zoo on Groundhog Day to predict how long the Winter of 2015 will last.  At the January 20 meeting of Community Board 1, plans for the coming spring were already wel More...

Better Ways To Clear Snow And Ice

As you watch the falling snow, do you marvel at the beauty of the scene or immediately dread driving to work on icy pavement?  More...

Cops: Beware Western Queens Energy-Save Scammers

NYPD Crime Prevention officers are warning western Queens residents to beware a team of con artists who are going door-to-door with a scam that promises lower energy bills.The scammers, in an attempt to lure-away Con Edison customers, are ringing bel More...

Fatal Blaze Sparks FDNY Lefrak Seminars

Queens fire officials are lighting a spark under residents at the Lefrak City houses by offering a series of fire prevention/safety seminars designed to help prevent fatal home fires.The seminars are part of an ongoing FDNT public outreach campaign t More...

Pup Rescued By Queens Cops ‘Doing Well’

Queens police are seeking help from the public to determine how a 6-month-old mixed-breed puppy ended up in the center lane of a busy highway last week.Police Officers Melissa Mezzoruso and George orinia-Blocker were on patrol out of the 115th Precin More...

Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps Aids FDNY

The Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps (FHVAC) provided mutual aid to the FDNY after receiving calls for help from the city agency on the morning of January 18.    More...

Kim, Owners Object To New Small Biz Regulation

On January 20 Assemblymember Ron Kim took a coalition of Asian American business leaders to City Hall to voice their concerns regarding new proposed legislations pertaining to more oversight toward beauty establishments (spas, barbershops, nail salon More...

Katz Makes First State Of The Borough Address

As she began her first State of the Borough address on January 22 at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium, Borough President Melinda Katz recognized the diversity of the borough by greeting the audience in almost a dozen languages.  More...

Variety Boys And Girls Club Announces Teen Program

Get ready Sunnyside and Woodside…It’s back and better than ever!  More...

Maloney Presents $327K To The Floating Hospital

Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) on January 24 presented a check for $327,098 in federal funding she helped secure to benefit The Floating Hospital. More...

Acropolis Gardens Grow Greener

Early seasonal indications are predicting that the tri-state area could once again experience the frigid weather and snow that plagued the region in 2014. More...

DQ Opening A Big Hit

DQ Grill & Chill’s Grand Opening Fan Appreciation events at 37-39 Junction Blvd. in Corona were each a resounding success. More...

Armed Club-Goer Reined In By 114 Pct. Police

Two Astoria cops put their lives on the line early on January 21, chasing down an enraged gunman who threatened a shootout at a Steinway Street nightclub.  More...

Local-Express

Rachel Devine

This column was originated in July 2013 by Nicollette Barsamian.  More...

Queens Man Charged With Assaulting Police Officer

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that a Jamaica man has been charged with assaulting an offduty police officer earlier this week in a St. More...

Cops Urge Parents: Protect Kids From Predators

Queens police officials are urging parents to take steps to protect children and young adults who, they said, are “the bull’s eye on the target” of child sex predators.  Cops are urging parents to teach children about the dange More...

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