May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Father Of Ragtime Honored With Annual Live Concert

More than 200 fans of jazz and ragtime came to St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst to enjoy the annual tribute to the man and legend who was the father of ragtime music, Scott Joplin.  More...

Gianaris’ Bill To Crack Down On Dangerous Drivers Passes

The New York State Senate passed Senator Michael Gianaris’ bill (S2484A) to crack down on drivers who kill or seriously injure others while driving with revoked, suspended or otherwise invalid licenses. More...

Rally To Increase Funding Of Cultural Organizations

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo, over a dozen other Council members, and members of the cultural community rallied on May 19th for a $40 million increase in funding for cultural organizations in Fi More...

CALDC Presents Annual Cultural Festival

The second annual Celebrate Astoria- International Cultural Festival rejoiced in the ethnic diversity of Queens with a colorful spectacle in Astoria Park. More...

The Origins of Memorial Day

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors - the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dea More...

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, is a military cemetery in the United States of America, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerl More...

Variety Boys & Girls Club Playground Makeover

As part of National Painting Week, 10 Sherwin-Williams volunteers and Palette Pro Painting & Renovation will brighten up the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens by repainting the concrete floor and painting a rainbow on the wall by the playgr More...

It’s Not The Guns, It’s The Volley, An Explanation

Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Association Information Sheet: The Gun “Salute” explained   We’ve all become all too familiar with the sight of uniformed rifle bearers at military funerals, firing three volleys over More...

DA’s Inaugural Asian American Pacific Islander Award

At the recent celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, District Attorney Brown bestowed his office's inaugural Asian American Pacific Islander Award on Congresswoman Grace Meng, More...

Simotas Honors Students For Outstanding Essays

On Friday, May 20, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas honored four 8th grade students at Astoria’s I.S. 141 who excelled in her annual Black History essay contest. More...

“We Want ACES Out”

Police, Community:

A violent dispute between two Bronx street crews spilled onto the street outside a Dutch Kills nightclub on May 14, leaving an innocent bystander with a gunshot wound in his right foot.  More...

Constantinides Commits To Invest In New Youthmarket

Councilman Costa Constantinides announced on May 20 that he will commit to allocating $10,000 to be used to open a new Youthmarket in Ditmars Park. More...

Local Express

Marie Torniali

Marie Torniali was born in France and immigrated to the United States as a child. Astoria has been in her life since she attended Mater Christi High School. More...

MexiBBQ’s Updated Menu

The creator of the original MexiBBQ Kitchen & Draught menu, well-known chef and Mexican cuisine authority Julieta Ballesteros, has once again put her mark on the popular eatery’s menu. More...

Memorial To The Many Fallen

The final resting place for 1,102 (75 were recovered) crewmen of the U.S.S. Arizona who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. They are still entombed within the Arizona herself. More...

Local Businesses Gather And Network At Flushing Bank

A Business Networking Gathering for local businesses was recently held by Flushing Bank at 31-16 30th Ave. in Astoria. It was attended by (l. More...

The Pulpit

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Shooting At Aces Reported During CB 1 Meeting

The 114th Precinct is six square miles in area and has, within their boundary of policing responsibility, nine gentlemen’s clubs.  Deputy Inspector Peter Fortune reported a shooting incident that occurred at Aces, one of the nine clubs, at More...

Civics Praise Fortune In Club Purlieu Closing

With police at the 114th Precinct and Community Board 1 (CB1) leading the battle, the city’s “ABC” agencies closed Club Purlieu earlier this month, putting an end to the raging outbursts and gun violence that spilled from the illega More...

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