July 1, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Crowley Announces Winners Of 2015 Art Competition For 14th Congressional District

Congressmember Joe Crowley, Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for New York's 14th Congressional District. More...

Disgraced Teach-Assistant Pleads Guilty To Student Sex Romp

A disgraced veteran teacher’s assistant at a Ridgewood elementary school admitted last week in court to performing multiple sexual acts with a 14-year-old boy who called her his “girlfriend,” police said.Clara Somodi spoke softly at a hearing in Quee More...

Comptroller Stringer Sunnyside Chamber Luncheon

New York City Controller Scott Stringer was on schedule last week to address the June luncheon meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce at Blu Orchid Thai restaurant, 45-04 Queens Boulevard, but other business called him away.  The luncheon More...

A Tour Of Historic Queens

Join the Queens Village Republican Club for an all day tour of Historic Queens. More...

Knicks Legend Visits DAC Athletic Club’s Field Day

Councilman Paul A. Vallone attended DAC Athletic Club’s Annual Field Day on Saturday, June 20 at Bayside High School’s Athletic Field. More...

Florence Koulouris Named As CB1 District Manager

The process to select a new district manager for Community Board 1 is complete.  The final votes have been tallied and Florence Koulouris will succeed Lucille Hartmann as District Manager.  A meeting of the board’s personnel committee More...

Steinway Astoria Partnership Discusses Future Goals

The Steinway Astoria Partnership held its annual public meeting on June 24 at Riou on Steinway Street in Astoria.  The meeting began with opening remarks by President Kevin Foley, followed by the annual report by Chair Tony Barsamian.  More...

114th Pct. Honors Top Cops

Police Officer Kasra Fathi was one of 12 new cops assigned to the 114th Precinct in January. Six months later he was honored, along with Police Officer Danny Lee, as Cop-of-the-Month.  More...

PS 280 Holds Career Day Fair

Guests, including NYPD officers came to PS 280 in Jackson Heights for their Career Day Fair. More...

New World Queens Festival By Astoria Music and Arts

Astoria Music and Arts, a non-profit community organization announced the New World Queens Festival to take place August 29, noon to 8 pm, in Astoria Park and will feature live music, visual art, dancers, performance artists, and interactive children More...

Maspeth Woman Honored As NY ‘Mary From Dungloe’

The 2015 New York “Mary from Dungloe” has been chosen. The crown was handed over by 2014 NY ‘Mary’ Aimee Sara Coyle. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

How did the first drop of water ever happen on Earth? – Ash, 6, SeaTac, WA  Dear Ash,  We’ve learned a lot about how water supports life on the blue planet, but the first drop is a bit mysterious. More...

Greek Nights At Athens Square Park

Greek nights are coming to Athens Square Park this summer, turning Astoria into a festival of live music, culture, and entertainment, by some of the community’s best known talents, including Seraphim Lazos, Grigoris Maninakis, and Greek Superst More...

When in the course of human events...

Taxation without representation! That was the battle cry of the 13 colonies in America who were forced to pay taxes to England’s King George III with no representation in Parliament. More...

Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Astoria Woman

A hit-and-run driver killed a 21-year-old Astoria woman just after midnight on June 27. More...

14 Years For Astoria Gas Line Gunman

A 37-ear-old Queens man who pulled a .25-caliber revolver on a motorist to try and cut into a gas station line in Sunnyside during the Hurricane Sandy gas shortage was slapped with a 14-year jail sentence on June 24.Sean Baily showed no remorse as Qu More...

115th Precinct In ‘Proactive’ Bid To Halt Gang Crimes

Police officials at the 115th Precinct are taking proactive enforcement measures to halt gang-related violence in the western Queens command.Speaking before members of Community Board 3 at a meeting on June 18, 115th Precinct commanding officer Capt. More...

Pervert Exposes Himself To Second Young Girl

Police are offering a substantial reward to anyone with information regarding a child predator who exposed himself to two Elmhurst girls over the past two weeks near  Elmhurst Park at Grand Avenue and 79th Street. Police said the man first More...

Six-Day Library Service Restored Citywide

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, together with Finance Chair, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Chair of the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Group Relations, and newly a More...

Military Online Auction

July 13 - July 15th

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Santander Bank Robbed By Wheelchair Bound Suspect

A man in a wheelchair robbed a Santander Bank branch within the confines of the 114 Precinct in Astoria, at 37- 10 Broadway at 2:30 pm on June 29. Police say the man wheeled himself into the branch and passed a teller a note demanding cash. More...

Mount Sinai Queens Celebrates “Sweet 16”

Doctors, nurses, technicians, EMS and administrators of Mount Sinai Queens gathered in the garden of the Church of the Redeemer to celebrate the hospital’s “Sweet 16” and honor those who make the hospital one of the best in the boro More...

Koo, Mets Honor ‘Readers Are Leaders’ Winners

Councilman Peter Koo and the New York Mets hosted an award ceremony for the winners of his sixth annual “Readers Are Leaders” challenge at Citi Field on June 26. More...

Peralta Sponsors Queens Center Job Fair

About 40 employers will be interviewing job seekers and accepting résumés at a job fair sponsored by state Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), Woodside on the Move, and Queens Center. More...

Local-Express

The Broadway Silk Store

The family-owned Broadway Silk Store has been serving the Astoria community for nearly 80 years. More...

CALDC’s Astoria Park Festival

The entire community, it seems, turned out for Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s (CALDC) Astoria Park Festival, which featured rides, games, food, and all kinds of entertainment in More...

It’s a grand old flag

For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s unity, as well as a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. Here are the highlights of its unique history. More...

The Pulpit

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‘Whistleblower’ Teacher Alleges City Retaliated

Parents of students at William Cullen Bryant HS are raging over the removal of a physical education teacher who filed a complaint earlier this year, claiming school officials could not account for approximately $195,000 collected from students to sup More...

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