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Notorious Gangsters Rest In Peace In Queens

On January 13, the final season of Boardwalk Empire was released on DVD and Blu-Ray. More...

The Blizzard Of 2015 That Never Was

This week proved to be a testing time for New Yorkers and New Englanders all around. More...

Dilip Chauhan: A Rising Star in the American South Asian Indian Community

When the Prime Minister of India Nerendra Modi attended an afternoon reception held in his honor at Madison Square Garden this past September 28, he was treated with what some in the media described as “ Rock Star Status”.  Speaking in his nativ More...

Astoria Teen Thwarts Cell Phone Rob Attempt

Police last week released surveillance footage (see photo) of a man who allegedly attempted to snatch a cell phone from a 13-year-old Astoria girl while she was on her way to school on January 20.Cops said the girl was walking near 28th Street and Di More...

Dutch Kills Snow Busters Plow ‘No Show’ Storm

When a snowstorm associated with the “no-show blizzard” dumped more than 10-inches of snow on some parts of the Dutch Kills community on January 27, the neighborhood “Snow Busters” hit the streets to clear a path for area residents.Snowbusters Joe Li More...

Terrorist Takes Dive From Queens Hi-Rise

A 30-yer-old Kuwaiti native charged in a federal complaint with plotting the 2007 failed attack on the Homestead Air Base in Miami allegedly jumped to his death from a Kew Gardens high-rise on January 18, law enforcement sources said.Tahmeed Ahmed wa More...

Constantinides Delivers State Of District

In his first State of the District address on January 29, Councilmember Costa Constantinides spoke of current successes and future visions.  More...

Hunters Point Branch Is A Go

On the morning of January 29, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and several other political and Queens Public Library (QPL) officials gathered at 48th Avenue and Center Boulevard in Hunters Point to declare once again that the Hunters Point Library woul More...

DA Brown Creates Office Of Immigrant Affairs

This month, the federal government will expand its deportation deferral program for immigrants brought to the United States as children.  More...

Astoria Street Co-Named In Honor Of Archbishop Iakovos

Archbishop Iakovos, who led the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America for 37 years from 1959 to 1996 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Carter in 1980, is now being honored by having an Astoria street co-na More...

Local-Express

Tommy José Stathes

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

Housing Advisor Of Central Astoria Extends Hours

The Housing Advisor of Central Astoria LDC, located at 25-69 38th St., Astoria, 11103, announced that office hours have been extended until 7 p.m. on Thursday nights. All services are free. Call 718-204-1056 for more information.   More...

Queens Symphony Orchestra Music Director Steps Down

Constantine Kitsopoulos announced that he is stepping down as music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra (QSO), which he has led successfully for the past eight years.  More...

Art Exhibit At Markus Gardens: ‘In A Sheltering Place’

A new home for the mentally ill in Queens will inaugurate their space with contemporary art.  Art Connects New York curates free, permanent exhibitions of contemporary art for social service organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York More...

The Pulpit

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Crowley Honors Legacy Of Civic Leader Luke Adams

On Wednesday January 28, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, submitted a statement into the Congressional Record honoring the life and legacy of the late Sunnyside civic leader Luke Adams.  More...

Long Island City Mourns Anthony ‘Tony’ Mazzarella

Longtime Long Island City restaurateur Anthony “Tony” Mazzarella, whose background as a boxer and countless charitable efforts made him a standout in the community passed away on January 25 after a long illness.  More...

Garden School Launches Free "Community Education Series'

Garden School, a Jackson Heights independent school for almost 100 years, is launching a new education initiative to serve community families. More...

NYC Infant Mortality Rates At Historic Low

New York City’s infant mortality rate has dropped to a record low at a rate of just 4.6 deaths per every 1000 live births, in keeping with 2013 numbers. More...

Statement From Assemblymember Catherine Nolan

Let me first thank my husband, Gerry, and my son, Nicky, and my extended family who havealways stood by me in every public decision. Their love and patience this hectic week has beena blessing. More...

114th Precinct Cops Face Down, Arrest Armed Suspect

Two Astoria cops put their lives on the line early on January 22, chasing down an enraged gunman who threatened a shootout at a notorious Steinway Street nightclub.  More...

Bratton Launches Tough New Terror/Protest Unit

Police Commissioner William Bratton last week announced he is launching an elite, new NYPD unit of 350 officers who will handle anti-terrorist activities and large-scale protests like those that took place after a Staten Island grand jury decided not More...

Queens Thief Pleads Guilty To Swiping Mom’s Ashes

A 30-year-old Queens man last week pleaded guilty to participating in a series of residential burglaries in the Glandale area since February 2014.Randolph Ardilla pleaded guilty in Queens Supreme Court on January 28, to multiple counts of second-degr More...

Marianthi Raptis Art Brightens A Snowy Day

          “My great grandparents were from Kiafa Souliou, real warriors and protectors of the community, who settled in Dolou Pogoniou Society of Epirus” explained artist Marianthi Raptis. More...

Maloney Details New Laws To Bust Sex Traffickers

Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney was joined in her office on January 31 by trafficking experts and survivors to present her plans for new laws to help combat the trafficking of people. More...

Most Precious Blood Holds Math Bee

The Math Bee was recently held at Most Precious Blood School in Astoria. The participating students included (back row, l. More...

Detectives At 114th Nab Astoria Park Gunman

Detectives at the 114th Precinct this week arrested an Astoria man charged with carrying out the execution-style murder of William Klinger, 42, of Rome, Italy.  It took detectives at the Astoria Boulevard station house, less than 36 hours to loc More...

Ridgewood Dems Hold Annual Membership Brunch

On January 24, the Ridgewood Democratic Club held its annual Membership Brunch. More...

Crowley Congratulates U.S. Naval Academy Appointee

On January 28, Rep. Joe Crowley (DQueens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, announced the appointment of Jackson Heights resident, Derek Sherpa, to the prestigious United States Naval Academy. More...

Fat And The Year You Were Born

BY DR. E. KIRSTEN PETERS  New Year’s resolutions are being put to the harshest of tests. Gone are the days of early January when all things seemed so easily possible. More...

UCCA To Hold Annual ‘Luv-In’

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) has announced their Community “Luv-In” Party will be held on Thursday, February 12, at Central Lounge, 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Slippery Condition At Bayside LIRR Cleared Up

In the aftermath of Winter Storm Juno and Monday morning’s snowfall, many commuters in Bayside prepared to brace themselves, quite literally, for what is commonly a dangerous and slippery condition in the area around the Bayside Long Island Rai More...

LGBT Network Announces Major Queens Expansion

Elected officials and community leaders gathered at Queens Borough Hall on February 3 for a major announcement that will bring much-needed services to LGBT families throughout the borough. More...

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