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Braunstein Announces Mother’s Day Essay Winners

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Mother’s Day Essay & Poetry Contest for students in grades two through five:• Second Grade Grand Prize: Francesca Argenzio, who attends St. More...

Queens Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes Commissioner Springer At Meeting

Early this month, the Queens Chamber of Commerce welcomed Commissioner Marie Torres-Springer of Small Business Services to lead an informational meeting and explain SBS’s part in the drive to build and sustain a thriving economy.  She said that More...

Cathedral High School Unveils Newly Renovated Wellness And Training Center

Earlier this year, Cathedral High School (CHS) received a $50,000 grant from The Green Foundation whose mission is to uncover new opportunities, encourage growth, and ultimately effect positive change for youth. More...

A Show Of Pride

The annual LGBT Pride Parade was held along 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights with Mayor Bill de Blasio as the Grand Marshal. Thousands attended the festive and costumed event. More...

Apple Store Coming To Queens Center Mall

The Apple Store is coming to Queens!  More...

Rite Aid Closes

The Astoria community is set to face the closing of Rite Aid, located at 31-14 30th Avenue. More...

‘Le Grand Orange’ To Honor Fallen Heroes

Continuing a tradition started more than three decades ago, former New York Met, Rusty Staub, and the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund will once again host more than 800 family members and supporters of fallen More...

Kiwanis Donates To QSAC

The Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach presented QSAC Vice President Paul Halvatzis recently with a donation of $500 to the Quality Services for the Autism Community. (L. More...

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Bridget Quinn-Carey

Bridget Quinn-Carey was named Interim President and CEO of Queens Library in September, 2014. She joined Queens Library as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2011. More...

Law Now Allows Retirees And Vets To Salute Flag

Traditionally, members of the nation's veterans service organizations have rendered the hand-salute during the national anthem and at events involving the national flag only while wearing their organization’s official head-gear.  More...

Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag; Manner Of Delivery

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.", should be rendered by standing at More...

Spyropoulos School Raises $30K For St. Jude’s Hospital

This past February, William Spyropoulos School was involved in a very successful fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. On April 19 a St. More...

DA’s Office To Host 68 Summer Interns

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced last week that 68 law school and college students are participating in the Queens District Attorney’s Office’s annual 10-week Volunteer Summer Internship Program.  More...

Katz Grand Marshal Of Celebrate Israel Parade

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was an Honorary Grand Marshal of the Celebrate Israel Parade held on May 31. The 51st annual edition of the parade featured numerous floats along with about 30,000 marchers. More...

Offer $2.5G Reward For Elmhurst Gunman

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a gunman who opened fire on an Elmhurst street on May 24, striking two people.Cops said the suspect, described as a black male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on t More...

Van Bramer Speaks At CB 2 Meeting

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer was present at the beginning of June’s Community Board 2 meeting, and though he didn’t stay long it was long enough for him to drop a couple of topics that helped keep the meeting going for two and a half hours, or until s More...

St. Francis Prep Puts Spotlight On Music Department

St. Francis Prep is the largest private Catholic secondary school in the United States. More...

To Your Health

More than 1,000 people enjoyed a free day of fun and lessons on keeping healthy and fit at the annual Community Health Fair held on June 6, sponsored by Mount Sinai Queens and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA).  More...

Ferry Service Will Change Astoria’s Future

After almost 80 years of commuting to Manhattan over or under water, ferry service is coming back to Astoria.  “Ferry service is going to be a game changer here in this neighborhood,” said Councilman Costa Constantinides at the 180-y More...

Blood Drive At 114th Pct.

Police at the 114th Precinct are keenly aware of the urgency for life-saving blood donations, especially during the summer vacation months.  Working in conjunction with the New York Blood Center, the 114th Precinct is hosting a “walk-in&rd More...

Variety Club Names LIC Teen Youth Of The Year

Selected from among several local outstanding youth, Emoni Halls was named 2015 Youth of the Year for the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe,  My fourth grade students and I want to know: What is wind?  – Ms. Flores, East Alton, Illinois  Dear Ms. Flores and Fourth Graders,  More...

SummerStage Opens In Queens For 30th Anniversary

The famed free performing arts festival, SummerStage, opened its 30th anniversary season in Queens on June 7 during the World’s Fair Anniversary Festival with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires / Hollis Brown / Damien Escobar at Flushing More...

American Flag Etiquette

Standards Of Respect

The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:  The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. More...

The History Of Flag Day

The first celebration of the U.S. Flag's birthday was held in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. More...

The Pulpit

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NYPD Waging All-Out War On Crime

NYPD officials are going all out again this summer, beefing up patrols throughout the city, especially at locations with high crime spikes and housing projects in all five boroughs.  More...

Queens Gets Ready For Summer Concerts

Following the recent concert in Forest Hills Stadium starring The Who, there will be a variety of artists performing in venues throughout Queens this summer. More...

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