June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Astoria Residents Attend Annual Community Health Fair

On Saturday, June 4th, Queens residents from in and around Astoria joined elected officials to learn about improving their health at Mount Sinai Queens and United Community Civic Association’s Annual Community Health Fair. More...

Schumer Urges Port Authority To Expedite Noise Study

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on June 1st to complete its Part 150 noise studies as quickly and thoroughly as possible so that it can begin taking noise mitigation steps. More...

Where To Pamper And Primp Your Little Scamps And Imps

Glamorize, Deodorize, Accessorize, and Exercise Your Best Furry Friends  More...

Catnip’s Not Just For Cats

Nepeta cataria, also known as catnip, is native to the Middle East, Europe, North America, New Zealand, Central Asia and parts of China. Also known as “catmint,” it grows 20-30 inches tall and resembles the mint plant. More...

New Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Member

Maria Becce, First Vice President of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners, congratulated Christina Halvatzis on becoming a new board member. Ms. More...

Local Express

Vito Citrano

Eddie’s Sweet Shop ice cream parlor has been serving ice cream since the early 1900s. Owned and run by Vito Citrano, it was purchased by his father, Giuseppe Citrano, in 1968 and renamed Eddie’s Sweet Shop. More...

Katz Unveils Concert Lineup

Borough President Melinda Katz announced on June 2 the talent lineup for this year’s “Katz Concert Series,” a slate of free outdoor concerts this summer at various locations throughout Queens.  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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2016 Queens Pride Parade & Festival

Pride Unites Us! was the slogan of the 2016 Queens Pride Parade & Festival held on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights on Sunday, June 5. More...

American Legion Post 1836’s Memorial Day Ceremony

American Legion Post 1836 conducted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony honoring our nation’s military personnel who have made the supreme sacrifice for our country. More...

New Rank For Astoria’s 114th Precinct Commander

Local leaders say there is one downside to the recent promotion of 114th Precinct Commander Peter Fortune to NYPD Deputy Inspector. More...

Walkin’ The Dog

(And Grabbing A Snack)

Living in Queens with pets is great. More...

114th Precinct Community Council Fellowship Breakfast

Police Officer Lucas McDonald was honored as the 2015 Cop-of-the-Year at the 25th annual 114th Precinct Community Council Fellowship Breakfast.  More...

DA Brown At 25: Celebrating A Quarter-Century Of Justice

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown has packed nearly 55 years of public service into a career he describes as “exciting, satisfying, and full of high points and milestones.”  More...

DA Brown’s 25th Year In Office

On June 1st, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown marked the completion of his 25th year as Queens County’s top prosecutor. More...

Court Square Diner’s Throwback Thursday

The Court Square Diner, located at 45-30 23rd Street, off Jackson Avenue in Long Island City was formerly known as the Bell Diner. 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...

Van Bramer Unveils New Trash Cans On Queens Blvd.

On May 27th City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer unveiled 19 new trash bins along Queens Boulevard. Van Bramer allocated $10,000 to place these trash cans at intersections along Queens Boulevard to collect litter and keep the street clean. More...

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