April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Every librarian is taught during their American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science, what the most popular book is in the world.  Do you know it?  The Bible.  Regardless of whether or not you are religious, The Bib More...

Gun Crime Down, Officers Honored At 114th Precinct

Gun violence has been limited to a single shooting incident and a single shooting victim in the 114th Precinct through the first quarter of the year, according to NYPD statistics. And keeping guns off the streets is the key. More...

Urban Upbound Preparing Taxes For Free

Urban Upbound CEO and co-founder Bishop Mitchell Taylor was joined by Reverend Patrick H. More...

Queens County Young Democrats Appoints 2017 Caucus Chairs

On Thursday, March 30th, the Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD) Executive Board gathered at the Latin American Intercultural Alliance to formally introduce the Chairs of QCYD’s caucuses. More...

Passover Traditions

Passover bears several names in the Hebrew Bible. It is variously called hag hapesah (the Festival of the Passover offering), hag ha-matzot (the Festival of Matzoh) or hag ha-aviv (the Spring Festival). More...

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Mildred Iatrou Morgan

Mildred Iatrou Morgan was born and raised in Astoria. She attended Hunter College High School and studied filmmaking at City College, CUNY. More...

The Pulpit

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Driver Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run

Police arrested a Corona man on April 1st, hours after he fled the scene of a fatal hit-run crash in Sunnyside. More...

Rep. Lewis Attends Crowley Event

I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity of meeting and thanking Congress Member John Lewis for his leadership, devotion and courage recently, at an event honoring Congress Member Joe Crowley.  More...

Katz To Review Astoria Sports Complex Zoning Variance

The Astoria Sports Complex expansion moves to the office of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, where a Land Use Public Hearing is scheduled on April 6th. More...

‘If You Put America First, You Don’t Slash Billions…’

US Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) held a roundtable discussion on March 31st on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts and the negative impacts it would have on Queens. More...

LIC’s Entrepreneur Space Celebrates 6th Anniversary

Hundreds of Queens residents attended the sixth anniversary of the Entrepreneur Space in Long Island City.  This very innovative business development program provides business advice and workspace for individuals to help them see their life&rsqu More...

Triumph Of Freedom

Passover, the Festival of Freedom, is by far the most popular Jewish holiday and is probably observed more scrupulously than the Holy Days.  More...

Old Astoria Neighborhood Association

Old Astoria Neighborhood Association’s (OANA) Febuary meeting featured a presentation from Hornblower and the New York Environment Development Corporation (EDC) with updates on the ferry service coming to the neighborhood this summer. More...

Charges Dropped Against LaBeouf In Anti-Trump Scuffle

The Queens District Attorney’s office dropped assault and harassment charges against 30-year-old Transformers star Shia LaBeouf, who was arrested in January for allegedly attacking a man at his art installation outside the Museum of the Moving More...

Halvatzis, Kiwanis Man Of The Year: His Early Days In Queens

Paul Halvatzis was born to sell homes in his native Astoria. More...

Await Cause Of Death Of Hotel Shelter Baby

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the city Medical Examiner’s office to determine what caused the death of a 1-year-old girl living at a homeless hotel shelter on Queens Boulevard.  More...

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