June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Search On For Two Men In Maspeth Sex Assault

Police are searching for two men wanted for questioning in connection with the sexual assault of a teenager who was found unconscious and half-naked in Maspeth early on June 25th. More...

To Your Health! Mount Sinai Queens Celebrates 18th Anniversary

Mount Sinai Queens marked its 18th anniversary of delivering high-quality health care to Queens on June 22 with a hospital-wide celebration, including awards for outstanding staff and clinicians and EMS Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians. More...

Simotas Getting Signatures To Put Constantinides On Ballot

On Friday, June 23, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas stopped by Amorelli Realty to obtain signatures to get Councilman Costa Constantinides on the ballot for reelection to his seat on the Council this More...

Community College Student Success Act

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced the Community College Student Success Act to help boost the graduation rate of community college students on June 20. More...

Nicole’s Project Makes Prom Extra Special For P721Q

John F. Kennedy Jr. School (P721Q) in Elmhurst is truly a special place. More...

Gianaris’ Proposal To Get The MTA Back On Track

Governor Andrew Cuomo tapped former MTA President and Chair Joe Lhota to return as Chair of the MTA. More...

Dromm, SCA Hold Groundbreaking For New Jackson Heights Elementary School

NYC Council Education Committee Chair Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst), NYC School Construction Authority (NYC SCA) officials and educators broke ground on June 26 for the construction of P.S. More...

When in the course of human events...

Taxation without representation! That was the battle cry of the 13 colonies in America who were forced to pay taxes to England’s King George III with no representation in Parliament. More...

Local-Express

Mickey Z.

Born and raised in Astoria, Mickey Z. is the only person to appear in a political book with Noam Chomsky and a karate flick with Billy “Tae Bo” Blanks. More...

There’s Still Time To Enjoy The QHS Toy Exhibit

Monsignor Michael Brennan, who resides at St. Andrew Avellino Parish, proudly displays a century-old toy steam engine that belonged to his father. More...

Gas Leak Reported In Astoria

Emergency responders and police blocked off 43rd Street at 34th Avenue on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 14. More...

Feds Probe Astoria Construction Collapse

Agents at the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating two construction companies in connection with a horrific building collapse in Astoria that trapped three workers underneath thousands of pounds of construc More...

Assembly Passes Four Simotas Bills Helping Small Businesses

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas announced Assembly passage of a package of four important bills she sponsored as Chair of the Administrative Regulations Review Commission that would help New York’s small and independent businesses by making it e More...

The Fourth Annual Long Island City Summit Sees Big Turnout

The fourth annual LIC Summit, convened once again at the Museum of the Moving Image by the Long Island City Partnership, had an introduction and six panel meetings.  The 2017 session seemed to temper the enthusiasm shown by the earlier summits, More...

Queensbridge, Van Bramer March For Justice For All

On the evening of June 22, after several weeks of planning, the Justice For All Coalition (J4A) carried out its march from the Queensbridge Houses to Queens Plaza North, winding up in Dutch Kills Park, the green space located on 28th Street. More...

Steinway Astoria Partnership Holds Annual Meeting

The Steinway Astoria Partnership held its annual meeting at Luna’s Asian Bistro on Wednesday, June 21. More...

Astoria Teen Honored With Street Co-Naming

NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides co-named 19th Street and Ditmars Boulevard in honor of Betty Jean DiBiaso. More...

Risi From CB 1 Announces Appointment To Judgeship

Community Board 1 convened with a surprising announcement at its June meeting.  “I have been named a judge to the Court of Claims, and was confirmed yesterday (June 19) by the (New York State) Senate,” said Joe Risi at the outset of More...

Human Rights Roundtable

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and New York State Division of Rights Commissioner Helen Diane Foster co-sponsored a Human Rights Roundtable in Queens Borough Hall on June 19. More...

Ribbon Cutting For New Little Bay Park Soccer Fields

On June 20, Councilman Paul Vallone joined NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. More...

It's a grand old flag

For 240 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s unity, as well as a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe: What causes lightning? – Monica, 10, Costa Rica  And while we’re at it, let’s answer these questions:  When lightning strikes the ocean, what happens to the fish? – Olivia, 12, Manchester, UK  More...

What Do Your Thoughts Look Like To An Artist?

Artist Michelle Jaffe is intrigued with how thoughts move. More...

CBO Confirms Millions Would Lose Health Care Coverage

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed that millions would lose access to affordable health care coverage if the repeal bill authored by Senate Republicans More...

Six Workers Injured In Collapse At LIC Building Site

Six workers were injured on Monday morning, when a newly poured concrete floor collapsed on top of them at a Long Island City construction site.  More...

The Pulpit

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The Boy Scouts Host World Championship Pinewood Derby

The Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America hosted the third annual World Championship Pinewood Derby on Saturday June 24, in the center of Times Square. More...

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