April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Features

BP Honors Historic Broadway-Flushing With Proclamation

The Broadway Flushing Homeowners Association held a general membership meeting on February 26 at The Church on the Hill in Flushing where the association’s 28th president, Robert J. Hanophy Jr. More...

Elmhurst Man ID’ed As Village Blast Victim

The city Medical Examiner’s Office last week identified a 27-year-old Elmhurst man as the second victim pulled from the rubble following a March 26 gas explosion in the East Village that leveled one building and severely damaged several others.  More...

$100M Vision Zero Queens Boulevard Fix

Motorists who travel along Queens Boulevard will face stop-and-go traffic starting late this summer, when transportation officials kick-off a $100 million makeover along the deadly thoroughfare.DOT officials last month announced plans for the install More...

Improved Safety, New Look For 21st Street

A1.9-mile stretch of the 21st Street corridor is undergoing a transformation as part of the city’s “Vision Zero” Traffic Safety initiative.The improvements on a “high crash corridor” between Queens Plaza North in Long Island City and Hoyt Avenue Sout More...

Goldfeder Leads JASA Passover Celebration

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joined the seniors at JASA Rockaway Park Senior Center for their annual Passover celebration. More...

Pelé, Beckenbauer Champions For Children’s Health

The New York Cosmos announced on March 31 details of Champions for Children’s Health Night on Saturday, April 18, when the Cosmos’ 2015 NASL Spring Season home opener kicks off against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium. More...

Markey Honors Crossing Guards

For Women’s History Month in her 30th Assembly District, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey honored school crossing guards in the 104th, 108th, 110th and 114th Precincts. More...

Former St. John’s Star Returns As New Head Coach

On April 1, St. John’s University introduced its new head coach, Chris Mullin. Arguably one of the greatest basketball players ever to wear a St. More...

More Mobile Hot Spots

Queens Library has announced that it is expanding its mobile technology lending program to more libraries in the coming weeks. Using their free Queens Library cards, library customers will be able to borrow free mobile hot spots at more libraries. More...

Queens Library Hires New Director Of Government Affairs

Queens Library has announced that Jonathan Chung has joined the organization as the Director of Government Affairs. He reports directly to the Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn- Carey. More...

NYC & Co’s ‘Tourism Ready’ Initiative Begins In Queens

NYC & Company on April 1 launched its latest Queens tourism initiative at the Queens Museum, empowering borough businesses and attractions to collaborate in order to more effectively harness the power of tour operators and boost local economic ac More...

St. Francis Prep Art Students Have Work Exhibited At Met

St. Francis Preparatory High School’s Art Department has yet again earned some very well-deserved praise, this time from the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. More...

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Yesterday And Today

An established, fun, and entertaining six-piece band, Yesterday And Today is a NY/NJ-based Beatles cover band with a large and local following. More...

St. Francis Prep To Perform Broadway Classic

From April 17-19, St. Francis Preparatory High School’s Alvernian Drama Society will be presenting Leonard Bernstein’s timeless West Side Story. Students have been working diligently on the production since February. More...

EMT Gets Jail In $300G Theft

An Emergency Medical Technician (RMT) who stole more than $300,000 from the nonprofit Corona Volunteer Ambulance Corps (CVAC) is headed to jail – and was ordered at his sentencing on April 3 to pay back “every cent” of the stolen money.Prosecutors sa More...

‘Disgusting’ Sex Abuse Teacher Ducks Jail Time

A former Queens computer teacher who was facing 14-years in jail for abusing three of his students avoided jail tine at his sentencing last week, under a new plea deal with prosecutors.Wilbert Cortez, 32, was initially accused in February 2012 of tou More...

17-Years To Life For Astoria Park Strangler

A 33-year-old homeless woman was sentenced last week to 17-years-to-life in prison for the 2010 strangling death of a 32-year-old man in Astoria Park.Kelly Harnett and her boyfriend, Thomas Donovan, 31, had apparently been camping out at Astoria Park More...

Hunt Fake Cop ‘Stop And Frisk’ Thief

Queens detectives are asking for help from the public to find a con artist who, while posing as a cop stopped, frisked and robbed at least six men in the last four months on the streets of Corona, Elmhurst and Woodside.Cops said the suspect first str More...

Shades Of Development…Identifying Street Colors

Have you been wondering the meaning of different colors spray -painted on local streets and sidewalks in western Queens?The colors are signs that indicate a location is about to be torn up by a municipal agency, cable or construction company to provi More...

Katz, TSQ Distribute Passover Meals

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined volunteers from Tomchei Shabbos of Queens (TSQ) on March 29, as the organization conducted its annual delivery of Passover food items to people in need of extra help this holiday season. More...

Annual Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship Dance Held

The Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship Dinner Dance, sponsored by the Astoria Civic Association (ACA), held its 82nd Annual Dinner Dance. More...

United Community Civic Association Public Meeting

United Community Civic Association will be holding a Public Meeting, and all are welcome. It takes place on Thursday, April 16 at the Bulova Corporate Center.  The topic is “Law & Order, Disorder and Justice...Well Served?”  More...

Greater Astoria Historical Society’s April Programming

Greater Astoria Historical Society has three special events coming up this month:  Coney Island tour with Kevin Walsh of Forgotten New York – Sunday, April 12, noon.  More...

Parents Show Interest In CEC

Interest in the 2015 community education council elections is up sharply this year as 1,290 parents, 191 in Queens, have applied to run for a council seat, up 77 percent from 729 applications during the last election in 2013 and 124 percent from 576 More...

Man’s First Friend

The children’s book, Man’s First Friend, is a sweet interpretation of the beauty of owning a dog, as it touches on the importance of sharing one’s life with animals. More...

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The solemnity of Holy Week in the Greek Orthodox Church ends with the commencement of Easter celebrations, where it glorifies the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. More...

St. Michael’s To Host Scott Joplin Concert

On May 16 at 2 p.m. St. Michael’s Cemetery will host the Annual Scott Joplin Concert. The concert has become the herald of spring with an Open Air Concert and free BBQ for the entire community.  More...

The Pulpit

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St. John’s Prep Welcomes Father Robert Lauder

St. John’s Prep welcomed Father Robert Lauder, St. John’s University Philosophy professor, author and movie critic. Father Lauder led the Lenten Day of Reflection for the Prep faculty. More...

Greek Independence Day Honored At Gracie Mansion

On April 1, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady, Chirlane McCray hosted a reception at Gracie Mansion in honor of Greek Independence Day. Archbishop Dimitrios of the Americas and Councilman Costa Constantinides were in attendance.  More...

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