October 7, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Katz Collects School Supplies For Homeless Children

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz thanked the generous residents of the “The World’s Borough” who visited Queens Borough Hall this month to donate backpacks and school supplies to homeless children as part of “Project: Back to School,” an initiat More...

Cops Hunt Minor Mugger

Police in Astoria are searching for a baby-faced thief wanted in connection with the robbery of two 14-year-old boys.Cops said the child mugger accosted one of the teens on Eighth Street and Astoria Boulevard at about 6 p.m. More...

Constantinides Allocates $200K To Cleaning Services

Councilman Costa Constantinides (DAstoria) announced his FY ‘16 budget allocation of over $200,000 to cleaning services in Astoria. Several groups will provide cleaning, weeding, and graffitiremoval services. More...

Astoria Restoration Assn. Can Help Freeze Your Rent

Seniors or people on Disability who live in rent-stabilized or rent-controlled apartments can stop their rent from increasing beyond one-third their income by applying for the SCRIE or DRIE program. More...

Van Bramer, Katz Unveil Woodside Playground Design

On October 2, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz were joined by Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, residents from the Big Six Towers and pre-K students from Towers Play and Lea More...

Van Bramer To Mayor: No More Shelters In Dutch Kills

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer last week requested Mayor Bill de Blasio to sign an agreement stating that his administration would not open another homeless shelter in a Dutch Kills hotel for the remainder of his term as mayor,” More...

Knights of Columbus,

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The Knights of Columbus, an international Roman Catholic fraternal benefit society, lobbied state legislatures to declare October 12 a legal holiday. More...

Local-Express

Joseph Brostek

Joseph Brostek is a Trustee and Program Chair for the Queens Historical Society and Membership Chair for the Queens College Retirees Association. In addition, he is Communications Chair for the Broadway- Flushing Homeowners Association. More...

Legendary Locals Of Rego Park & Forest Hills

Ben’s Best Kosher Delicatessen will host the book signing for local author, Michael H. Perlman’s Legendary Locals of Rego Park & Forest Hills (with a foreword by Jerry Springer; published by Arcadia Publishing). More...

Festive Columbus Day Parade

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (fourth from l.) applauds as Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, the Grand Marshal of the Howard Beach Columbus Day Parade, cut the ribbon to start the 10th anniversary More...

Cops Seek Input On New NYPD Housing Command

NYPD officials listened when residents of four city housing projects voiced concern about a proposed restructuring of the PSA9 Housing Police command.  Officials didn’t just listen – they scrapped the original proposal and created a More...

Cops Picture Dirt Bike Gunman In Gas Station Robbery

Police this week released surveillance photos of a man on a dirt bike wanted in connection with a September 24 gunpoint robbery at a gas station near Steinway Street in Astoria.  Cops said a 21-year-old female victim was pumping gas into her car More...

Kiwanis Honors Four

The Kiwanis of Astoria and Long Island City honored four individuals for outstanding service to their community at an evening dinner event on October 1 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge.  More...

Community Concerned About Latest Emergency Shelter

The community raised its concerns about The Landing, the latest emergency shelter opened in East Elmhurst, during a meeting organized by the East Elmhurst- Corona Civic Association and Community Boar More...

Trinity Lutheran Begins 125th Anniversary Celebrations

On the 125th anniversary of the founding of Trinity Lutheran Church of Astoria/Long Island City in 1890, the church has started a year-long celebration with “Trinity Presents Trinity, A Musical and Visual Arts Celebration,” on Saturday, O More...

Slap On The Wrist For Drone Pilot

The Manhattan science teacher charged last week reckless endangerment after he piloted a drone that flew into empty seats at the Louis Armstrong Stadium during last month’s US Open Tennis Tournament was ordered last week to perform five days of commu More...

Cops Hunt Armed Waterfront Cabbie Thief

Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a cabbie at gunpoint in Long Island City on August 30.Cops said the suspect flagged down a 33-year-old yellow cab driver on 46th Street and Fifth Avenue (on the Long Island City waterfront,) at about noon More...

Release Photo Of Church Rob Suspect

Police last week released a surveillance photo (see photo) of a man wanted in the burglary of a Sunnyside church. Cops said the man crept into the St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church on 48th Avenue near 45th Road at about 11:30 a.m. More...

Young Vallone Assured Civil Court Judgeship

Following a very successful career in the City Council, where he wrote several tough new laws, former City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. is headed into what could be a highly suitable new career as a judge in the elections to be held in a few weeks. More...

Girl Scouts, Atlas Park Donate iPods To EHC Seniors

Atlas Park teamed up with Girl Scout Troop 4791 from Glendale to collect iPod donations over the summer, during Atlas Park’s movie nights. More...

SLA Chair Bradley Meets With Katz At Boro Cabinet

Among his first forays as new Chairman of the State Liquor Authority, Vincent Bradley visited Borough President Melinda Katz and district managers of the borough’s 14 community boards at the September 22 meeting of the Queens Borough Cabinet.&n More...

Columbus Day

Today we take for granted that the world is round. In the fifteenth century, however, most people believed the world was flat. More...

St. John’s Prep Serves

Students from St. John’s Preparatory High School joined St. John’s University in a day of service at Sts. Joachim and Anne’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Coney Island. More...

Mary Louis’ Three National Merit Commended Students

Three students from the school have been named National Merit Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, announced Sr. Kathleen McKinney, Principal of The Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica Estates.  More...

Honoring John Lennon With Giant Human Peace Sign

In honor of what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, over 6,000 New York City students, dreamers, and peacemakers gathered to send a record-breaking message to the world. More...

Tut’s Hub Opening

The grand opening of Tut’s Hub will be mid- October located at 30-91 Steinway Street. The restaurant will include three floors of intellectual fun. More...

Northern And Marathon Co-Named Matinecock Way

Councilman Paul A. Vallone hosted a street co-naming ceremony in honor of the Matinecock Native Americans. More...

The Pulpit

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Christ The King High School Hosts Open House

Christ the King High School hosted its annual Open House on Sunday, October 4. CK invited prospective students and their families to visit their facilities and view first-hand the experiences that the high school has to offer.  More...

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