August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Katz Joins In Celebration Of Queens Jewish Community Council

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz attended the annual Testimonial Dinner of the Queens Jewish Community Council (QJCC) on August 15. More...

Pheffer Amato, Addabbo, Ulrich: Ensure Child Safety Now

NYS Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach), NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Cops Remind Public To Beware Phone ‘Kidnap’ Scammers

Police officials are reminding the public to remain alert to phone scammers who call their victims demanding cash for kidnapped relatives, who demand a payoff to access big bucks lotto winnings, to prevent utility firms from cutting off their service More...

POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS COME ROLLING IN

Koo Receives Endorsement Of Detectives’ Endowment AssociationCouncilman Peter Koo received the endorsement of the Detectives’ Endowment Association (DEA) he announced on August 21. More...

Chairman Crowley Statement On Hurricane Harvey

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on Hurricane Harvey:   More...

Join the Sacred Music Society Of Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs!

The Sacred Music Society (SMS), under the leadership of Maestro David Close, is coming together to prepare for their new singing season. More...

Peralta Hosts Movie Night At Elmcor

Last Friday, NYS Senator Jose Peralta hosted Movie Night at Elmcor Youth and Adult Activies Center, located at 107-20 Northern Boulevard in Corona. More...

Pass Or Bash The Trash Man & Go To Jail

Law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to remain alert to a law that targets motorists who are caught speeding past sanitation collection trucks. Motorists that ignore the law face jail time or a fine of up to $100, officials said. More...

Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation To Hold Open Meeting

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s Open Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:30 pm at the Woodhaven Manor, 96-01 Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven.  The agenda will include their 16th annual “September 11, 2001 Evening of R More...

Astoria Pool’s Early Bird Lap Swimmers

Astoria Pool: 81 years old and still the best place to be in the summer time. The Early Bird Lap Swimmers are celebrating the 2017 season. More...

Discover the Rhythms Of Puerto Rico Under The Full Moon At Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall is hosting a Puerto Rican drumming workshop in the garden, under the full moon, to celebrate the beginning of both the autumn season and Hispanic Heritage Month. More...

Koo Announces Three Full-Time Security Guards For Flushing Parks

NYC Councilman Peter Koo joined the Parks Department and local civic leaders to announce three new full-time security guards will begin patrolling Kissena Corridor Park and Kissena Park in Flushing. More...

Patricia Marie Dawber (1935- 2017)

The Modern Art Foundry announced the passing of Patricia Marie Dawber: “With deep sadness, we share the news of the death of our long-time staff member, Pat Dawber. More...

Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

One of the most exciting natural spectacles that you can see from Jamaica Bay is the annual shorebird migration. Having left their breeding grounds in the arctic, many shorebirds are on a journey to warmer climes in Central and South America. More...

Community Calendar

Directory; Recurring

ONGOING EVENTS; ORGANIZATIONS General Interest: More...

Restaurant of the Week

Heart Beet Eatery

Heart Beet Eatery, is a welcome, unique concept in healthy eating that covers all the bases. It’s vegetarian, it’s vegan, it’s healthy, it’s outrageously delicious, and if that’s not enough, it’s also Kosher. More...

Seniors

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Hosts MTA For MetroCards At JASA

On August Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D- Rockaway Park) hosted the MTA at the JASA Senior Center on Shorefront Parkway in Rockaway Park, so residents could learn more about MetroCards, buy them directly in their building and start the process More...

Editorials

Hopefully A Labor Of Love

To most people, Labor Day signifies summer is over, but it isn’t really. Technically, we have a few more weeks, but the calendar, like one’s age, is only a number. There will still be beautiful, mild days to make outings more pleasant. More...

Letters to the Editor

Flushing Bay Dying More...

‘No New Tolls!’

“No New Tolls!” was the message of the morning for NYS Assemblyman David I. More...

Announce School Supply Giveaway

Queens youngsters will face a tough reality on September 7, when school bells will ring in the first day of the new school year. State Sen. More...

NYPD Launches Labor Day Driving Crackdowng

State and city police will hit local streets and highways this week in the kickoff of an annual NYPD crackdown on drunk driving and other driving offenses that will continue through the Labor Day weekend. More...

Call For Panel To Locate Shelters

A Manhattan city councilmember last week introduced a bill to create an independent commission to decide the location of homeless shelters. More...

Avella, Hevesi Bill Expanding Protections For Foster Children Passes Legislature

As the New York State Legislature’s 2017 Legislative Session came to an end in June, a piece of legislation (S4833-A/A7554-A), introduced by NYS Senator Tony Avella (S.D. 11) and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (A.D. More...

Pheffer Amato Holds Sixth Mobile Office In Broad Channel

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Far Rockaway) joined staff and locals at the Broad Channel Public Library this past Thursday, August 17th, for her sixth Summer Mobile Office. More...

It's In Queens! (August 30 through September 6)

The world’s best tennis is only part of the fun this week. The borough serves many aces with live music, urban foraging, circus zaniness, birds, tinkering, art, and a tribute to a comedian with a big heart.  More...

Crowley Visits Senior Housing In The Bronx

On Thursday, August 24, Rep. More...

Women's Plaza Dedicated At Borough Hall

A spot designated as Women’s Plaza in Queens was dedicated beside Borough Hall on August 22, in a ceremony led by Borough President Melinda Katz.  She told the assembled crowd that the new plaza honors women but is open to all as a place where p More...

Green Cab Side Swipes Another Car and Turns Over Near Busy Queens Blvd and 71st Ave

On Friday August 25th at approximately 11 a.m. More...

Iglesia Bautista Church Robbed

Last Tuesday on the morning of August 14, at about 2:00AM an intruder broke the lock on the side entrance to the Iglesia Bautista Church located at 35-23 108th Street, Corona. More...

Elmhurst Hospital, Queens Library Give Patients Free Access to Digital Magazines

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and Queens Library just launched “Digital-Q,” a web-based application that seamlessly delivers as many as 10,000 popular magazine issues to personal devices—such as smart phones, tablets, laptops or desktops— for free, More...

Andean Cub At Queens Zoo A Big Favorite

Queens makes history again. The first Andean bear ever to be born in New York City entered the world at Queens Zoo over the winter. More...

Scenes Of New York

The City of New York has always been a mecca for art and culture, and a magnet for innovators. Some of the most revolutionary music, artwork, television and film have been produced in this great city. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

PERALTA BILL GIVES COMMUNITY A ‘VOICE’ IN LIQUOR LICENSING: In order to consider suggestions and concerns from community members regarding liquor license renewals, NYS Senator Jose Peralta introduced a bill in the State Senate to establis More...

Crowley Distributes Back-To-School Supplies

Congressman Joe Crowley hosted two back-to-school events on Tuesday, August 22 to distribute much-needed supplies to local community youth. He first visited students from Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities’ R.I.S.E U.P. More...

St. Michael’s To Hold 9/11 First Responders Tribute

The annual 9/11 commemoration ceremony at St. Michael’s Cemetery will take place on September 9 at 2 pm. Members of the community and St. More...

Features

Katz Hosts Event Marking Independence Of Pakistan

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was joined by NYS Assemblyman David Weprin (front row, third from l.), NYC Councilman Barry Grodenchik (front row, second from l.) and members of the New York City Police Department during Borough President Katz’ More...

Maloney Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell In Honor Of Women’s Equality Day

Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

Historic Masonic Temple Of Flushing Set To Be Demolished In Near Future

Building Dates Back To 1905

Another historic structure of old Flushing is next in line for removal.The Orthodox Meeting House and Cornucopia Masonic Temple are attached at the site, which is located at 137-66 Northern Blvd, sits upon land originally purchased by English colonis More...

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