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Hit-Run Driver Could Face Manslaughter Charges

A Corona man arrested in the April 1 hit-run death of a bicyclist in Sunnyside will likely also face vehicular manslaughter charges, authorities said.Cops said Cristian Guiracocha, 36, was behind the wheel of a red, 2002 Ford Escort traveling east on More...

108th Precinct Commander Captain Forgione Gives Crime Report At Community Board 2 Meeting

April’s Community Board 2 meeting had a string of speakers, beginning with 108th Police Precinct Commander Captain Ralph Forgione, who has to speak to several organizations within his precinct, as most commanders must, and who’s more than up to the t More...

On The Road In Greece: Excursion To Olympia

“I do declare that later, even in an age unlike our own, someone will remember who we are.”- Sappho, Greek poetess from Lesvos. More...

Faek Guns & Yammower To Perform At SingleCut BeerSmiths Tap Room

Play Too Much Presents: On TapA FREE Music Series Live from SingleCut BeerSmiths Tap RoomWednesday April 12th, 8pmPerformances from Fake Guns & Yanmower @weplaytoomuch  @singlecutbeer More...

Assembly Votes To Release $1 Billion For New Supportive Housing

New York State Assembly Social Services Chair Andrew Hevesi (A.D. More...

Vanguard Partners With Mr. Met, WellLife Network, QCH To Help Raise Funds

More than 150 people descended upon the nation’s most diverse borough on Sunday, April 2, for a common goal. More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

Riverview Restaurant and Lounge

One of the top restaurants of Western Queens and by far, the crown jewel of Long Island City, is Riverview Restaurant located on the waterfront, just across the street from the sprawling Gantry State Park with its breathtaking views of the Manhattan More...

Seniors

Do You Need To File a Tax Return in 2017?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? My income dropped way down when I retired last year in 2016, so I’m wondering if I need to even file a tax return this year. New Retiree Dear New, More...

Editorials

Happy Easter, Kaló Páscha

This year, Eastern Orthodox and Western Christians (Catholics and Protestants) can again celebrate Easter together on Sunday, April 16. Enjoy the synchronicity, as it will not occur again for many years.  More...

Letters to the Editor

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Community Awaits Judge’s Ruling On ACES Shutdown

Neighborhood residents said they would gladly help dismantle stripper poles inside the ACES Gentlemen’s Club if a State Supreme Court judge strips club owners of their liquor license, forcing the violent establishment to close for good.State Sen. More...

Transit Police Offer Free Gadget Etching

Queens Transit cops are offering a weapon to help in their war on thugs who snatch electronic gadgets from city straphangers.The “IDs for iPods” program gives bus and subway riders the opportunity to register their tiny tune machines, cell phones, Bl More...

Public Applauds ‘Good Call’ By Police

Local residents are applauding the actions of police at the 114th Precinct who stopped their pursuit of a crazed suspect to prevent injury to an innocent bystander.   More...

Hunters Point Civic Association Gathers For April Meeting

The Hunters Point Civic Association meeting for April had two speakers. More...

It’s In Queens! (April 13 to April 19)

In a clear sign of the times, cherry blossoms and Monarch butterflies factor into this week’s fun. A free concert by a just-formed opera company is also a big draw. More...

Mayor De Blasio Comments On Start Of Passover Holiday In New York City

On April 10, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio offered comments about the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover as thousands of Jewish families in Queens visited their synagogues to burn or sell their chemetz, symbolizing the cleansing of their ho More...

From St. Petersburg To Bayside, ISIS Attack Felt World Wide

The April 3 terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, Russia was covered in detail by the Greek language radio programs of New York City. Mainstream America news media brushed over the event quickly. More...

Easter Bunny Hops Over To Woodhaven BID Spring Promotion

The Easter Bunny hopped by the Woodhaven Business Improvement District’s (WBID) Saturday April 8, WBID Spring Promotion, and posed with WBID staff members. More...

Political Page

Crowley Speaks Out On Nunes

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D–Queens/the Bronx) issued the following statement after House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes announced his decision to recuse himself from the panel’s investigation More...

Van Bramer Honors Community Women

Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer hosted his 8th Annual Spring Open House and Awards Ceremony at his Sunnyside District Office on Saturday, April 8, to honor women who lead in the community.  More...

DA Brown Undergoes Successful Heart Valve Procedure

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown successfully underwent a minimally invasive heart valve procedure Monday morning at New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan. The surgery was performed on a non-emergency basis by Dr. More...

Health Care

Epididymitis – a cause for concern for men

There is a long, narrow tube tightly coiled at the back of the testicles called the epididymis. This little-known curved structure is where sperm can mature and be stored. If the epididymis becomes inflamed it is then known as epididymitis. More...

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...

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...

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