March 11, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Forest Hills Author Pens Book On Famous Residents

Forest Hills native Michael Perlman has compiled the ultimate book preserving the legacy of the famous residents who helped shape his beloved community. Arcadia Publishing released the book, Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park on March 2. More...

Mets Host Slain Cop’s Kin At Spring Training Camp

The families of two NYPD officers who were ambushed and executed in their patrol car on December 20 joined the Mets at their Spring Training Camp in Florida last weekend.Team officials extended the invitation to the families of Police Officers Rafael More...

East River Kiwanis Sponsors 88th Annual Golden Gloves

Fans of pugilism came to Melrose Ballroom in Long Island City for the 88th Annual Golden Gloves Championship sponsored by the East River Kiwanis and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Queens.  The March 4 event, hosted by Donna Furey, was attended by More...

Constantinides Unveils Participatory Budgeting Ballot

Residents of the 22nd Council District will have the opportunity to vote on how to spend $1 million on projects throughout the neighborhood. They will get to choose five of their favorite ballots out of 18 project proposals.  More...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá 'le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially Paddy's Day, is the feast day which annually celebrates Saint Patrick (373-493), the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17. More...

SJP Visits France

“Paris is always a good idea!” That classic quote from the film, Sabrina, played upon the minds of the 40 students and six faculty chaperones who spent their February break exploring Paris and much of northern France. More...

City High School Students Perform On Broadway

The first annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for New York City Public Schools took place on March 9 at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street. More...

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William Ryden

This column was originated in July 2013 by Nicollette Barsamian  Composer William Ryden was born in New York City in 1939 and is a lifelong resident of Forest Hills. More...

Astoria World Manor Update

The Astoria World Manor recently had a Department of Health Inspection Report on February 18 that was reported on via social media. More...

Garden School Debate Team Wins Citywide Tournament

One fact is not debatable, the Garden School debate team, The Daniel Webster Society, won their second Team of the Tournament Award this year. More...

Peralta, Health Program To Celebrate Women’s Day

State Senator Jose Peralta and Grameen PrimaCare will be co-hosting an event celebrating International Women’s Day at Grameen VidaSana, the recently opened health program in Jackson Heights, on Thursday, March 12. More...

Symbol Of Faith

When the students of Most Precious Blood School returned last week from winter break, they discovered that someone had moved the statue of Mary, the mother of Christ, from its place of honor in the c More...

Cops Nab Serial Queens Bank Bandit

Police arrested a 24-year-old Brooklyn man on March 3, who was charged with pulling off heists at six Queens banks since November 24.Cops said Reuben McLaughlin had no criminal record before he started holding up banks in Middle Village and Forest Hi More...

Hunt Armed Suspects In Car Service Heist

Police last week released surveillance photos (see photos) of four men wanted in connection with the armed robbery of an East Elmhurst car service.Cops said one of the men acted as a lookout when three others walked into Stride Limo at 23-57 83rd Str More...

Queens Man Charged In Fatal Stabbing

Police last week arrested a 22-year-old Queens man in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old Jackson Heights man on December 19.  More...

Variety Boys and Girls Club Holds Night of Heroes

The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens (VBGCQ) hosted their first Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to honor their organizational heroes who have dedicated their lives toward making an impact on children at the club and throughout the Western Queen More...

NYSDOT Installs Environmental Shield On BQE Ramp

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald announced on March 2 that construction has been completed on a new environmental shield along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). More...

Should Mayoral Control Of City Schools Continue?

“How familiar are you with the role the mayor plays under mayoral control?” This question was posed at a recent forum hosted by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James.  It is now more than a decade since the bill, passed by the More...

St. Patrick’s Parade Committee Holds Gala Dinner Dance

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (r.) attended the annual Gala Dinner Dance held by the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Cultural Committee on February 21. More...

Trireme’s Appearance In U.S. Almost A Reality

A full-scale, life-size, operational reproduction of an ancient Greek trireme, named the Olympias, will sail into New York Harbor and up the East River, hopefully, by 2016.  For Astoria resident Tom Dellis and his son, George, the journey to bri More...

Variety Boys & Girls Presents Fairy Tale Stories

Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens (VBGCQ) Ophelia Junior Players present Fairy Tale Stories, a play by Sarah Bennett, on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the VBGCQ, 21-12 30th Rd., Long Island City. There is a $5 admission.   More...

CALDC Celebrates 35th Anniversary

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) held a special 35th anniversary gala dinner at Melrose Ballroom on March 5, where two important members of the community, Atlantic Bank President Athanassia Papaioannou and former Councilman Pet More...

Amorelli To Sell Historic House For National Trust

A home in Broadway-Flushing and the real estate company selling it will be leaving their mark on local history.  More...

Vallone Intro’s Bill To Curb Illegal Truck Traffic

On March 3, the Transportation Committee heard Councilman Paul Vallone’s bill, Intro 315, aimed at curbing the illegal truck traffic that plagues many residential streets in his and many other districts. More...

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