April 12, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Simotas Praises New State Budget As A Reflection Of New York Values

Assembly Member Aravella Simotas praised the passage of the 2017-2018 State Budget, which increases funding for public schools, protects public libraries, funds free tuition at SUNY and CUNY colleges and universities for eligible families, raises the More...

Gianaris Presses New York State Supreme Court On Aces Decision

State Senator Michael Gianaris urged the New York State Supreme Court to render its decision and shut down the adult nightclub, Aces, once and for all. More...

Astoria Sports Complex Working On Major Expansion

At Borough President Melinda Katz' Land Use Public Hearing on April 6, attorney Mitchell Ross, representing the owner, Steve Poliseno, presented the case for the Astoria Sports Complex (34-38 38th St More...

Archbishop Molloy Celebrates Diversity With International Day

Students, families and alumni gathered at Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, on March 11 to celebrate the school’s 36th annual International Day. More...

Archbishop Molloy To Celebrate Life Of Karina Vetrano

Archbishop Molloy High School has announced a memorial event that will celebrate the life of one of its beloved late alumnae. More...

Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award And Older Adult Ministry Winner Chosen

United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, will honor four outstanding people with the Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award and the Older Adult Ministry Award, during an annual fundraising gala on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Leonard& More...

St. Andrew Avellino Hosts Lenten Fasting Meal

On Friday March 31, the seventh graders at St. Andrew Avellino Academy (35-50 158th St., Flushing), with the help of Director of Faith Formation Marie Tortorella, and others hosted the Annual Lenten Fasting Meal. More...

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A Taste of Hellas:

A Taste of Hellas: Importing and Exporting in the Eastern Mediterranean will be held on Monday, April 24, at The Russian Tea Room, 150 West 57 Street, NYC, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  More...

On Tap, A FREE Music Series

Play Too Much Presents:

A FREE music series in Astoria is being launched tonight! Play Too Much Presents: On Tap Music Series, live from SingleCut BeerSmiths’ Tap Room, tonight, April 12, at 8pm, with performances by Fake Guns and Yanmower . More...

Central Astoria LDC Announces Celebrate Astoria

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC), an Astoria-based notfor profit organization, announced its 3rd annual International Cultural Festival taking place on Sunday, April 23, at the Street Fair on Steinway Street. More...

A Taste Of Greece And Italy In Queens

A distinct multi-cultural feel permeates Astoria, the Long Island City neighborhood in northwestern Queens that borders the East River, evident in the variety of shops and restaurants that feature traditional Greek and Italian specialties. More...

What Can You Do For Our Earth?

Our Earth needs a paid day off from all the hazardous waste and products we deposit on her surface. Earth Day is April 22nd, and it is a time for us to show our concern for our home. More...

Only in Queens Poetry Contest: ‘What Freedom Means To Me’

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella announced this year’s “Only in Queens Poetry Contest,” offered to Queens schools as a homework assignment beginning this week for students in grades 4, More...

James Lanza, Heroic Member Of NY’s Bravest, Was 71

James J. Lanza (Jimmy) of Woodside passed away on April 6, 2017, after a fierce battle with brain cancer, surrounded by his family, friends and his brothers from his beloved FDNY. Mr. More...

Raising Autism Awareness

Autism Speaks, in order to increase Autism awareness, put up a display over 30th Avenue in honor of the organization’s mission to help those with Autism. More...

Steinway Crash Victim Recovering

A 40-year-old Astoria man is recovering from serious injuries he suffered when an outof control Jeep Cherokee jumped a curb on Ditmars Boulevard on April 7, striking the victim and pinning him against a side wall at Steinway Diagnostic Imaging. More...

Queens Democratic Club Elects New Executive Board

Over 50 members of the Powhatan and Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club gathered on April 4 to elect their 2017-2018 executive board.  More...

Most Comprehensive Environmental Justice Legislation Passed

The New York City Council voted on April 5 overwhelmingly to pass INT. 359, sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides, and INT. More...

Cops Hunt Astoria Car Vandals

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate three suspects wanted for vandalizing more than a dozen vehicles in Astoria during the early morning hours of April 2.  The three suspects were captured on surveillance footage damag More...

Comprehensive Environmental Legislation Passes Council

Two bills passed the City Council last week giving New York City the most comprehensive environmental justice legislation in the nation. More...

Astoria Building Boom Discussed At Astoria Civic Association

At the April meeting of the Astoria Civic Association (ACA) President Tony Meloni held up the March 22 edition of the Gazette, with its front-page headline, which read “Building Boom,” for his audience at Riccardo’s by the Bridge to More...

Grand Jury Charges Man With Murder In Death Of Howard Beach Jogger

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on April 5 that a Queens County grand jury has returned a 13-count indictment charging 20-yearold Chanel R. More...

A Movable Feast

Easter, the greatest festival of the Christian church, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. It is a movable feast; that is, it is not always held on the same date. More...

Katz, Stop & Shop Donate 1,000 Easter Hams To Local Organizations

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Stop & Shop, with help from students of I.S. More...

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Announces New Developments

The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema announces exciting new developments, including sponsors, jurors, additional venues and amazing perks for filmmakers, leading up to the inaugural event taking place August 4-13, 2017. More...

Local-Express

Kim Schirrman

Recognized as the Right at Home Caregiver of the Year, Northeast Region, Kim Schirrman is a native New Yorker from Hicksville, Long Island, where she lives with her husband and two sons. She was selected from a pool of 85,000 caregivers. More...

LGA’ s Landmarked, Art Deco Marine Terminal

Where can you go in Queens to relax over a quiet, home-style brunch, visit a historic Art Deco monument, take in some aviation history and enjoy an amazing 20th century mural, a “social realist” tribute to the history of flight? More...

Blessing Of The Palms At St. Michael’s

On Saturday afternoon, April 8, a small group gathered at All Souls Chapel in St. Michael’s Cemetery for the second annual Blessing of the Palms, sponsored by Florals Premier Silk Designs in collaboration with St. Michael’s.  More...

Teacher-Led Event On Improving School Climate

Educators for Excellence-New York (E4ENew York), a teacher-led organization, hosted a series of workshops on April 6 to support educators in improving school climate and culture, beginning in their own classrooms. More...

CK Honors Students With Citizenship Awards

Christ the King High School awarded CK Citizenship Awards to Khalil Evans and Faith Jones. Khalil was given the award for showing overall respect and exemplary character toward others. More...

The Pulpit

Astoria Adventist Church:•Fridays, 7 pm: Small group videoseminar, More About Jesus, withChristian writers and speakersMaurice Venden and Lee Venden.•Saturdays, 3 pm: Bible Study andPrayer Group. More...

Crystal Windows Again Makes Crain’s List

The recognition of national award-winning manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems’ success continues as the company was once again included in the major business ranking of New York City area minority-owned firms. More...

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