November 9, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Shop Safe & Beware Identity Thieves On Black Friday

Merchants along Astoria’s commercial strips are hoping to hear bells on “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving. More...

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Mackenzie Perpich

Mackenzie Perpich, a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, took the Miss Queens crown this year. Miss Queens, an affiliate of the Miss America Organization, fosters women of character to become role models that today’s society needs. More...

EDC Unveils Potential BQX Trolley Routes

The City’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has unveiled potential routes for the proposed $2.5 billion BQX streetcar.  More...

Links, Inc Masquerade Ball

The Greater Queens Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosted its 20th Annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 29th at Terrace on the Park (52-11 111th St, Meadows Park). More...

KC And The Sunshine Band To Appear At QPAC

For over 40 years, the main purpose of KC and The Sunshine Band was simply to create happiness through music. The group has topped the charts with seven No. More...

180 New Pre-K Seats In LIC

Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer stood alongside Long Island City parents and children to announce 180 new pre-k seats for Long Island City starting next year. More...

Tomb Of The Unknowns

The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in the United States. More...

Toys & Games Of Yesteryear Are Focus Of QHS Exhibit

An exhibit at the Queens Historical Society invites you to take a journey back in time to your childhood to rediscover all the toys that made those early years so special. More...

Times Square Subway Fatality Was Astoria Resident

A 49-year-old Astoria woman died on Monday, after she was shoved onto the tracks of an oncoming No. 1 train at the Times Square station. Police said Connie Watton was standing on the downtown No. 1 platform at about 1:20 p.m. More...

Stavisky Speaks at CUNY Leadership Conference

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) was again invited to participate in a state legislator panel as part of the annual CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference held at Hunter College. More...

Counterfeit Merchandise Seized

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown (r.) and Assistant District Attorney Anna K. More...

Queens Library Hosts Gala

For the first time in three years, the Queens Library held a gala event at the Melrose Ballroom in Long Island City. Called the Autumn Gala 2016 with the theme “Dreams Start Here,” the celebration honored former Mayor David N. More...

Rally Opposing Homeless Shelter In Corona

On November 1, the East Elmhurst Corona Alliance held a rally protesting the housing of approximately sixty homeless men at the Holiday Inn Express in Corona. More...

Art Of Thriving Not-for-Profit Conference A Hit

On October 27th, the Art of Thriving Not-for-Profit Conference was held at the Museum of the Moving Image. More...

CB 2 Meets, Talks New School Construction

The case of the Universal Church in Woodside was withdrawn from the agenda at the request of involved parties and rescheduled during the Community Board 2 meeting for November this past Thursday. More...

Origins Of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. The day is both a federal and a state holiday and is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day as it is called in other parts of the world. More...

Kiwanis Club Welcomes New Member, President

New President George Perno of the Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club presenting Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Ovadia and previous Lieutenant Governor Herman Ovadia with a special framed photo of themselves. More...

The Pulpit

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Probe Astoria Construction Site Arson

Fire and police officials are seeking help from the public to help identify and locate the suspect(s) who vandalized and torched two construction vehicles, tools and equipment belonging to a contractor working on a small playground beneath the RFK Tr More...

It’s Now Illegal To Speed Past Sanitation Trucks

Under a new law that went into effect on November 6, motorists who speed past sanitation collection trucks face jail time or a fine of up to $100.  Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Slow Down to Get Around” bill into law in August, r More...

Library Lawsuit Settled

In November of 2015, Thomas Galante, former President and CEO of the Queens Library, filed a lawsuit seeking approximately $2.275 million in severance pay, and approximately $7.2 million in other damages to contest his December 2014 termination. More...

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