January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Snow Socks It To Queens

A total of 34 inches of snow fell in Jackson Heights during the second largest blizzard in New York City’s history. According to the National Weather Service the borough received record snowfall counts across the county. More...

Affordable Care Act Sees Massive Signup

Open enrollment to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act ends January 31 and 11.6 million people have done so nationwide through January 20.  More...

Van Bramer Tours His District With De Blasio

Following a weekend of record snowfall in New York City, Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer toured areas of Sunnyside and Woodside with Mayor Bill de Blasio to ensure additional resources and s More...

Halvatzis Gives To H&R Block Sweepstakes

Paul Halvatzis of Amorelli Realty helped his friends at H&R Block kick off the $1,000 Win a Day Sweepstakes, which will be held from January 15 to February 15. (L. More...

Rev. Dr. Norman Whitmire, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Norman Whitmire, Jr., is the Rector of All Saints Episcopal Church. More...

Queens Library Committees, Board Of Trustees To Meet

The Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library will meet at 5:30 pm, the Finance Committee will meet at 6:30 pm and The Board of Trustees will meet at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 28, in the Robert T. More...

‘Greek Snow Warrior’

Olga Grafakos sent in a shot of her son, Petros Georgiadis, who was not scared of a little snow this past weekend. More...

Chopra On The Future Of Wellbeing At Queens College

Kupferberg Center for the Arts presents Deepak Chopra as he creates a roadmap for higher health, based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Hi, Dr. Universe, Can you hear in space? – A Curious Reader Dear Curious Reader, Your question reminds me of an experiment: You put a ringing alarm clock in a jar and use a hose to slowly suck out all the air. More...

City Urges Property Owners: Clear Snow Around Hydrants

Officials at the city Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the FDNY are asking for help from the public to clear snow from fire hydrants throughout Queens and the other boroughs.  OEM officials issued the request at the height of the deadly More...

Katz Celebrates The ‘World’s Borough’

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz held her second State of the Borough on January 21 before an audience of her constituents, elected officials and community organizers.  More...

Peralta, Moya, DenDekker On City Snow Response

In light of the “insufficient response” by the city to plow streets in Queens after the weekend’s massive snowstorm, State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), Assemblymembers Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) and Michael DenDek More...

Koo On Snow Removal

Councilman Peter Koo stated the following regarding the city’s snow removal efforts in Queens following winter storm Jonas.  More...

QC, Sustainable CUNY To Host Resilient PV System

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced on January 19 support for a three-year collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) that includes designing a solar+storage system at Queens Colleg More...

Mike Piazza Weekend: No. 31 To Be Retired

The New York Mets announced on Monday they will retire Mike Piazza’s no. 31 uniform number, and thus immortalizing Piazza, on Saturday, July 30, before the Mets host the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. More...

QCA To Honor Arts Fund Winners, SU CASA Artists

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) and the Board of Directors announced their celebration of the achievements of the 2016 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) Awardees and SU-CASA Residents, formally known as SPARC. More...

Vallone, We Love Whitestone Civic Sponsor Self-Defense

Councilman Paul Vallone and We Love Whitestone Civic Association sponsored two self-defense courses for women of all ages on Saturday, January 16. More...

LAGCC President Wins Student Affairs Award

Dr. Gail Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College in New York, was selected to receive the 2016 NASPA President’s Award. More...

The Pulpit

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DOE Denies Transfer For LIC HS ‘Torch Threat Victim’

The mother of a 14-year-old student at Long Island City High School is blasting Department of Education (DOE) officials who refused to approve a safety transfer for her son after a classmate threatened him with a torch lighter.  More...

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