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STATE WILL COMMEMORATE QUEENS COUNTY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 40TH ANNIVERSARY IN ROCKAWAY FOLLOWING  RESOLUTION PASSED BY NYS SENATE, AUTHORED BY ADDABBO

Calling it “a great way to honor our Irish-American residents and a long-standing Rockaway tradition,” State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. More...

Flushing Man Faces Terror Charge In Fake Bomb Threat

Workers in Kew Gardens, including employees at the Queens District Attorney’s Office, found themselves out in the cold on February 24 after a 49-year-old Queens man threatened to blow up their building, authorities said.Police said Scott Sasokin walk More...

Apple Bank For Savings Appoints Camille Cole Assistant Vice President

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How To Claim The Retirement Saver’s Tax Credit

Dear Savvy Senior, A coworker was recently telling me about a tax credit she got last year for simply contributing to our company’s 401(k) plan. What can you tell me about this, and who’s eligible? Over 55 Dear Over, More...

Through My Eyes: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Flushing, New York 1987-2014

Catherine Tsounis will be discussing her book Through My Eyes: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Flushing, New York 1987-2014 on Tuesday March 10 at 2 p.m. at Oasis Cake & Bakery. For more information, email ctsounis@aol.com. More...

108th Precinct Police Holds February Gathering

Bad weather forced a cancellation of January’s 108th Police Precinct Community Council meeting, so its Cop of the Month award, won by two patrol officers, was carried over to February, when the latest Cop of the Month award went to two more patrol of More...

Learning To Eat Healthy

Rocco Sacramone, popular chef and owner of Astoria’s Trattoria L’incontro teamed up with Mount Sinai Queens and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) on February 25 in recognition of American Heart Month for a cooking and tasting More...

Rally In Support Of Bryant High School

On March 26 a rally, organized by New Action, a caucus of the United Federation of Teachers (www.newaction.org) and UFT Solidarity Caucus, will be attended by members of the William C. More...

Pan Gregorian Enterprises Essay Contest

The President of Pan Gregorian Enterprises of Metro New York and Long Island, Dimitri Kafchitsas, and the Board of Directors on behalf of the Pan Gregorian Fund of Metro NY & LI announced the 2015 essay competition for high school students who ar More...

CALDC’s 35th Anniversary Celebration At Melrose

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s (CALDC) 35th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m. More...

Citigroup Sale Paves Way For Housing

Financial services giant, Citigroup, is selling a site adjacent to the 50-story Citicorp Tower and Tower Two that will likely be developed for use as an apartment complex, real estate sources said.  More...

Brown Celebrates Black History Month: Presents Award

Queens District Attorney Brown’s Office celebrated Black History month by awarding Frederick J. More...

Crowley Hosts Annual Black History Month Celebration

On February 23 Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, was joined by special guest Rep. More...

Christgau Coming To Astoria Books With New Memoir

The “Dean” of American rock music critics, Queens native Robert Christgau, will appear at the Astoria Bookshop on Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. More...

Former State Senator George Onorato’s Life Celebrated

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, former state Senator George Onorato was laid to rest. Hundreds of mourners attended Farenga Funeral Home on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 24 and 25, to pay respects to the late, great senator. More...

Astoria To See Housing Boom

Residential development is booming on Broadway in Astoria, where construction cranes rise on numerous sites along the commercial strip between Crescent and Steinway Streets.  The neighborhood is about to take on a new look, with residential towe More...

Renewed Call For Stiffer Penalties For Unlicensed Drivers

Under a measure reintroduced to the state senate by Queens lawmakers anyone caught driving a motor vehicle without a valid license who strikes or kills a pedestrian would face a felony charge punishable by up to four years in jail.State Sens. More...

Perv Teacher Pleads Guilty, Loses License

A former Queens computer teacher was ordered last week to turn in his teacher’s license after he pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching one of his students and endangering the welfare of two others.Wilbert Cortez, 32, was initially accused in Feb More...

Call To Restrict Sex Offender Residences

A pair of state legislators are calling on the New York State Senate to pass a measure that would prohibit all New York State Level 1,2 and 3 sex offenders from living within 1,000-feet of a school.Assemblymember Edward Braunstein and State Sen. More...

Vallone’s Bill For Full-Service Animal Shelter In Queens

The focus of the February 25 hearing of the City Council Committee on Health was Councilman Paul Vallone’s bill that would finally mandate full-service animal shelters for every borough in the city. More...

CK Teacher Running For The Environment; Sets Example

Christ the King High School teacher, Paul Salerni, has run 44 marathons.  This year, he is running to raise awareness for the Hale Reservation, an organization that educates schoolchildren about nature and the environment. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Holds Meeting

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce met at the Dog and Duck restaurant on Skillman Avenue for its February meeting, to hear Dan Hendrick, an environmentalist who lives nearby but concentrates his environmental interest on Jamaica Bay, at the south end More...

Gianaris: Felony Charge For Hit-And-Run Deaths

State Senators Michael Gianaris and Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblymembers Margaret Markey and Francisco Moya, and organizations Transportation Alternatives and Make Queens Safer renewed calls for passage of Gianaris’ legislation to crack down on d More...

Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center Dedicated

Leadership from Mount Sinai Queens joined community representatives and elected officials to formally dedicate the Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center on February 27 in Astoria, located at 27-15 30th Avenue.  More...

Crime Falls As Temperatures Dip

As it was the coldest February on record in 81 years, the February 24 meeting of the 114th Precinct Community Council was canceled. Eight inches of snow previously forced a cancellation of the January 27 monthly meeting.  More...

Van Bramer Hosts Black History Month Celebration

On February 26, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer hosted his fifth annual Black History Month Celebration and Awards Night at Jacob A. Riis Settlement House in Queensbridge. More...

New Look For Dutch Kills Strip

Renovations are underway to convert two mixed-use properties in Dutch Kills into one residential/retail unit.  More...

Queens County Young Dems Elect New Leadership

More than 50 members of the Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD) gathered on February 26 at the historic Anoroc Democratic Club to elect several new members of the executive board.  The executive board seats went to:   More...

Local-Express

Ed Horn

This column was originated in July 2013 by Nicollette Barsamian  St. Michael’s Cemetery Director of Community Relations Ed Horn was born in Brooklyn and has lived mostly in New York City. More...

CDEC 30 Opposes Cuomo’s Education Reform

Community District Education Council 30 will hold its March Calendar Meeting on March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of PS 166, located at 33-09 35th Ave., Long Island City.  More...

The Pulpit

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Cesar Millan Coming To Kupferberg

Cesar Millan, star of the popular television series, Cesar 911 on NatGeo WILD and original host of the long-running hit series, Dog Whisperer is coming to Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 19 at 3p.m. More...

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