November 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Island Music Enjoyed by All at the Andros Society Dinner Dance

The Nisiotika (Island Music) light, catchy songs echoed through Riccardo’s  by the Bridge catering hall, Astoria on Sunday, November 13th evening. The “Zoodohos Pighi of Andros Society Inc." celebrated its 25th anniversary. More...

State Police Launch Holiday Driving Crackdown

Buckle up, or pay up, or go to jail. That’s a message police are sending to motorists and passengers throughout New York State who fail to comply with motor vehicle laws over the Thanksgiving holiday.Gov. More...

Corona Mom Struck By Bus

A 45-year-old Corona woman remains in critical but stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center this week, recovering from a horrific accident at a troubled local intersection, authorities said.The woman was pushing her 3-year-old daughter in a strol More...

Call 311 For Heat Complaints

That nip in the air signals more than the football season’s arrival in New York City. More...

Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting Is Held

Several officers of the 114th Police Precinct were present at the November meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association, including one of the neighborhood cooperation officers (NCOs) of Sector Charlie and his sergeant.  There was a brief crime r More...

Constantinides Bill Encourages Use Of Electric Vehicles

The New York City Council voted unanimously on November 16 to pass INT. 1124, sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides. More...

Street Co-Named In Honor Of Jackson Heights Civic Leader

New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides celebrated the co-naming of a Jackson Heights street in honor of the late civic leader, Emma Brandt. More...

Community Calendar

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Editorials

Keep Giving Thanks

On this Thanksgiving week our thoughts turn, as always, to what we are most thankful for in life. First and foremost, we have our loved ones to be thankful for. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cuomo: We’ll Stand Up Dear Students: After the harsh and ugly rhetoric of the campaign, many of you are concerned about what might happen next. Let me be clear: This is the State of New York, not a state of fear. More...

Chaos Ahead

Trump’s election is the return of 1960’s America. As Yoga Berra said, it’s “deja vu all over again.”  More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 24 to Nov. 30)

It’s well known that Queens has the most delicious turkeys. More...

Con Edison's Free Lighting Program Moves Into Queens

Con Edison’s program to offer free energy efficient lightbulbs to residential customers is moving into neighborhoods in Queens after a successful start in Brooklyn. More...

Four Thanksgiving Energy-Savings Tips Can Help You Be A #SmartTurkey

Controlling your energy bill this Thanksgiving will be less stressful if you learn what gobbles up the electricity in your kitchen. More...

Tips For Amateur Christmas Tree Choppers

Many Queens families have started a new holiday tradition, heading into the “woods” to chop down their own Christmas tree.No matter if your family has a tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree, or if you have decided to brave the elements this y More...

Hunt Suspects In Foiled Carjack

Police are searching for two suspects who tasered an off-duty NYPD detective during a failed carjacking in Astoria.Cops said the 35-year-old detective was sitting in his car on 12th Street near 31st Avenue at about 7 p.m. More...

Corona Man Busted In Sunnyside Gunfire

Police arrested a 22-year-old Corona man on Friday night, after neighbors reported he was firing a weapon outside a Sunnyside playground.Police arrested Rosa outside Lou Lodati Playground just after 10 p.m. on November 17. More...

Justice for All Coalition Meeting Comes Together

The Justice for All Coalition (J4A), which has been active for about a year in Astoria and Long Island City and was begun, as stated in its literature, “to address community needs related to housing, jobs and other issues, particularly with the comin More...

St. John's Inducts New National Honor Society Members

The St. John’s Prep Chapter of the National Honor Society recently inducted 63 new members. More...

National Baklava Day Treats

Frequent contributor to the Letters to the Editor section, Larry Penner, and his wife, Wendy, celebrate National Baklava Day at Fontana Famous Pizza & Gyro in Bayside on November 17. More...

Maspeth Street Co-Named ‘Easter Rising Way’

On what was a historic day for the Maspeth community, City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley unveiled “Easter Rising Way” along 53rd Avenue, from 65th Place to 64th Street. More...

Political Page

Trump Showing Unpresidential Side

It seems like the pressure from the ongoing formation of a staff and the steady presence of protesters is getting under president-elect Donald Trump’s skin, judging from his reactions to some of the incidents occurring. More...

Schumer’s Democratic Leadership Team

US Senate Democratic Leader-elect Charles E. Schumer announced, on November 16, the Senate Democratic Leadership and committee ranking members for the 115th Congress following Senate Democratic leadership elections.   More...

Features

Gianaris, Civil Rights Groups, Address Hate Crime Surge

Following a series of hateful attacks and rhetoric, state Senator Michael Gianaris, joined by civil rights groups including NYCLU, Make the Road Action New York, Muslim-American Society of Queens, New York Immigration Coalition and the NYU Islamic Ce More...

Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club Honors Firefighters

On November 16 Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club members George Perno, President, Tony Meloni, Chair of Police and Fire awards and Paul Halvatzis presented firefighters Anthony Ziano, Lt. More...

Cuomo Announces MTA Subway Enhancements, N Line

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on November 16 two major milestones in the initiative to create new and improved subway stations throughout the New York metropolitan area as a part of his plan to reimagine the MTA for the 21st century.  More...

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