March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Features

School Crossing Guard, 75, Struck By Car

A 75-year-old school crossing guar was knocked off her feet, sent hurling into the air by a car as she directed traffic outside a Jackson Heights elementary school on March 19, police said.Eyewitnesses told police it looked like crossing guard Mary C More...

New Hampshire Man Nabbed In Maspeth Gunfire

A 27-year-old New Hampshire man fired several short at police and a local woman before police at the 104th Precinct took him into custody on March 17.The cast and crew of a popular TV home improvement show got a real taste of reality while filming a More...

Cops Nab Astoria/LIC Restaurant Bandit

Police last week arrested a suspect in connection with a one-man robbery spree at restaurants in Astoria and Long Island City.Cops said Shaneek Dunbar, 40, broke into restaurants through a door or a window, making off with up to $1,000 in cash in fou More...

Cops Continue Search For Suspects In Bloody Gang Brawl

Police this week are continuing their search for four suspects wanted in connection with a bloody brawl between rival gang members that erupted inside a Dutch Kills gentlemen’s club on March 6. Cops said the four suspects slashed and stabbed mem More...

Who Should Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

Dear Savvy Senior, Is there a good rule of thumb on who should buy a long-term care insurance policy? My wife and I have a few assets we’d like to protect but we hate the idea of paying expensive monthly premiums for a policy we may never use. More...

Flushing Flyers Remain Undefeated For 29th Year

The Flushing YMCA announced that the Flushing Flyers swim team won YMCA state championships for the 29th consecutive year with more than 1,400 swimmers in attendance. More...

QCDD Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

The Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities (QCDD) held its 2015 Legislative Breakfast on March 20 at the Sheraton LaGuardia East hotel in downtown Flushing.  More...

Pedestrian Improvements To Be Made In CB1

Changes to improve pedestrian safety along the 21st Street corridor from Queens Plaza North to Hoyt Avenue South were unanimously approved by Community Board 1.  More...

Apprehended!

NYPD officers from the 109th Precinct responded to a domestic violence call at 166th Street and 14th Avenue in Beechhurst on the afternoon of March 22. More...

Vallone Honored By Council On Aging With Kryzak Award

“Thank you to the Queens Interagency Council on Aging for presenting me with this award. This honor validates all the work I do on behalf of our seniors, and I won’t stop fighting for them. More...

National Boys & Girls Club Week Celebration, Fundraiser

The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens (VBGCQ) announced their annual kickoff event will be on Saturday, March 28, and invited everyone to help celebrate National Boys and Girls Club Week and to promote their Online Fundraising Campaign & Comp More...

Historic Struggles Formed Modern-Day Greece

Greeks all over the world, but especially here in New York City, will celebrate Greek Independence Day this Mar. 29. More...

New York ‘Mary From Dungloe’ To Hold Quiz Night

New York “Mary From Dungloe” will hold an Irish “Super” Gathering Table Quiz at O’Flanagan’s, 1215 1st Ave., (between 65th and 66th Streets) in Manhattan, on Sunday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m. More...

SJP Annual Blood Drive

St. John’s Prep held its Annual Spring Blood Drive on March 13. This Blood Drive has a long history at the Prep, going back over 30 years. More...

The Pulpit

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DA Brown’s Crime Chat: Online Safety For Kids

Internet child luring is every parent’s worst nightmare and is the reason that we repeatedly urge parents to communicate with their children about their use of the internet and to monitor their children’s internet activities. More...

Announce New Top Cops, Leyland To Borough Command

Astoria Native Takes Command At 110th Precinct More...

Plan 70-Story Skyscraper For Dutch Kills

The owner of a parcel of land on 29th Street near 41st Avenue in Long Island City last week filed plans with the cit /Department of Buildings (DOB) to develop a 70-story mixed-use tower at the site.If the plans are approved or the developer is allowe More...

FDNY: Evicted Tenant Started Woodhaven Blaze

A 30-year-old Queens man if facing attempted murder charges after he set a four-alarm blaze that tore through eight houses and injured nine people in Woodhaven on March 18, authorities said.Luis Lopez was arrested by city fire marshals on March 20 an More...

Cops Hunt Thug In Construction Worker Assault

Police are searching for a brazen bandit who assaulted a construction worker at a Long Island City job site and made off with some high-priced equipment.Cops said the suspect approached the worker at the site on 10th Street and 38th Avenue at about 2 More...

Queens World Film Fest: Films From Around Globe

The fifth annual Queens World Film Festival took place this past week, from March 17 to 22 in venues across the borough, including the Museum of Moving Image and the Secret Theater in Long Island City.    More...

Curtis Granderson Greets Youth At Spring Training

On March 21, NY Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson hosted Anthony Rodriguez and his family at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida. More...

Constantinides, Vallone Honor Immaculate Conception With Proclomation

Monsignor Fernando Ferrarese of Immaculate Conception Church gave the invocation at recent gathering of the City Council. More...

Spyropoulos Students’ Enthusiasm As Infinite As Pi

For over 20 years, Pi (p) Day at William Spyropoulos Greek American Day School of St. More...

How To Participate In The Participatory Budget Process

Residents in 24 City Council districts will soon decide how to spend $1 million in their communities through the participatory budgeting process.  More...

Townsend Harris Science Olympiad Team Earns 11

Townsend Harris High School’s (THHS) Science Olympiad Team came in seventh out of 54 teams at the NYS Science Olympiad – their highest ranking ever, and THHS was the highest ranked NYC team. More...

Sussex Bank’s New Astoria Branch

Sussex Bank introduced a new “universal banking model” utilizing more technology in their brand-new Astoria Branch which just opened at 28-21 Astoria Boulevard. More...

Local-Express

Kevin Gleeson

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

Ancestors In Our Genome Discussion At APEC

Ancestors in Our Genome: The New Science of Human Evolution (Oxford University Press) will be discussed by Dr. Eugene E. Harris at the Queens County Bird Club on Wednesday, April 15, at 8 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC).  More...

Lenten Soup Dinner Held At St. Andrew Avellino School

The seventh grade Confirmation candidates at St. Andrew Avellino School in Flushing hosted their annual Lenten Soup Dinner in the school cafeteria on March 13. More...

MPB Flea Market

Most Precious Blood School will be having a Flea Market on Sunday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 32-52 37th St., Astoria, in the school gym. If you are interested in reserving a table, contact the school office at 718-278-4081. More...

Mad Men Creator Visits MMI

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz met with Matthew Weiner (c.), creator and producer of the Emmy award-winning TV series, Mad Men, during a recent visit to the Museum of Moving Image (MMI) which More...

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