October 11, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

Many Americans love to get scared.  Why else would Hollywood produce many horror films annually, especially around Halloween?  However, fear takes several forms just as people have different likes and dislikes.  For example, if the rec More...

Guest Speaker Simotas To Discuss The Immigrant Experience

New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas has accepted an invitation from the Queens Historical Society to participate in their Immigrant Voices Series and will be the guest speaker at the Society’s October 17 event. More...

Peralta Allocates Funds For Project BOOST

NYS Senator Jose Peralta announced on October 3 that seven schools in his district will receive public funds to participate in Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students), an educational and extracurricular program targeting low-i More...

CB 2, Lawmakers, Call For Homeless Shelter Disclosure

Angry residents who gathered at a Community Board 2 (CB 2) meeting on October 6 to face off with Department of Homeless Services (DHS) officials were blindsided by the news that DHS has been housing homeless families at yet another local hotel since More...

Bike Lane On Northern Causing Accidents

NYS Senator Tony Avella wrote to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg regarding a recent vehicular accident which occurred on Northern Boulevard near the Alley Pond Golf Center on October 5 as a result More...

FDNY Commissioner Nigro Speaks At Astoria Civic Assn. Meeting

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro was the speaker at the October meeting of the Astoria Civic Association, making reference to nearly a half-century as a firefighter. More...

Queens Community House Offers DACA Renewal Applicants Relief

When the Trump administration announced it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, a countdown began for many young people who were brought to this country as young children. More...

Determination & Vision At 2017 St. Nicholas Festival

The 46th Annual Festival of St. More...

The Pulpit

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Events At Astoria Bookshop

Trick or Treat! More...

The National Forest Hills Stadium October 6, 2017

The National closed out the successful 2017 Forest Hills Stadium concert season on Friday, October 6. The 2017 season included the final two New York performances by Tom Petty. The English trio Daughter warmed up the crowd. More...

‘In The Mountain Pastures’ Screened At NYC Greek Film Festival

Professor James De Metro (r.) the director of the 11 annual New York City Greek Film Festival with Vassilis Loules (l.), director of “In The Mountain Pastures” at the Museum Of The Moving More...

Over 1,000 Join Van Bramer At Fundraiser For Puerto Rico At MoMA PS1

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and his husband, Dan Hendrick cohosted a fundraiser to support Puerto Rico hurricane relief in the wake of Hurricane Maria on October 4. More...

Constantinides Introduces Legislation To Combat Asthma

Councilman Costa Constantinides announced on September 27 the introduction of a legislative package to combat asthma. More...

Middle School Application Season Is Upon Us

Students and families who are getting ready to apply for middle school next school year (2018-2019) are invited to attend the District 30 Middle School Fair.  More...

Lennon Bus And Bootsy Collins Come To Jackson Heights

Funk guitarist Bootsy Collins (in tie-dyed top hat), John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Vice President Matthew Reich, NYC Councilman Daniel Dromm (speaking into microphone), John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Executive Director Brian Rothschild, PS 69 st More...

Announces Renovations For Iconic Sunnyside Arch Announced

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer announced on October 3 the renovation of the iconic and historic Sunnyside Arch. More...

Local Drop-Off Sites To Aid Hurricane Victims

Many organizations have been holding drives to collect supplies for the victims of Hurricane Maria. In general they are collecting non-perishable food, bottled water, batteries, disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products. More...

Ghoulishly Good Tips For A Safe Halloween

NYPD officials are offering the following tips for parents to follow this Halloween, to make sure their young ghouls and goblins remain safe while trick-or-treating: • Make sure an adult examines all Halloween candy and other treats before allo More...

St. Anastasia Knights Of Columbus Holds Ceremony To Install Officers

The St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus held their installation of officers on September 19 in the Annex of St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston. The St. More...

A Prayer For Peace

Almighty God please enfold every nation into your arms, Gently whispering peaceful words into their ears, Crowning their souls, hearts, and minds with peaceful thoughts, To do what is right as they were taught. May peace reign thr More...

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Jesse Marchese

Jesse Marchese is the Executive Director of Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC). More...

Astoria-LIC Kiwanis Celebrates 30 Years Of Service

The Astoria-Long Island City Kiwanis Club celebrated its 30th anniversary with a gala celebration at Riccardo’s by the Bridge.  More...

Yankees Win First Wild Card Game

The New York Yankees played the first Wild Card game in their long history, where they beat the Minnesota Twins 8-4 on Tuesday, October 4. More...

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