October 18, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Republican New York City Council Candidate Joe Concannon: de Blasio plan to Close Rikers Bad for NYC Neighborhoods

“The current City Councilman {Barry Grodenchik} has become an automatic rubber stamp in Mayor de Blasio’s war against New York City’s middle class citizens”,  Joe Concannon, the Republican/ Conservative / Stop de Blasio candidate running in this More...

Puerto Rico Is Still Struggling

Dear Friend,  Last night, I returned from Puerto Rico, where I spent the past four days delivering supplies and volunteering on relief efforts with my husband, Dan.  More...

Medallion Owners Meet With Unfair Repayment Demands’

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The Mary Louis Academy’s Students Of Honor

Caroline Powell, a senior from The Mary Louis Academy has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Commended Students are those who placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million high school sen More...

New Commander Of 114th Pct., Electeds Speak At Dutch Kills

The Dutch Kills Civic Association’s meeting for October was held at Growing Up Green Charter School.  The meeting included an appearance by the new commander of the 114th Police Precinct, two elected officials and a lively discussion about More...

Meng Holds Congressional App Contest

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced that she is encouraging students at local middle schools and high schools to enter her Congressional “app” competition.  More...

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Moran Etstein

Moran Etstein, Founder of Drizzle, Inc., is an Israeliborn chocolate artist who has created and developed her own line of mini chocolate mannequins adorned with handmade chocolate outfits and accessories known as “Chocolate Fashionistas.” More...

It’s Time To Wine And Dine In Queens!

Four eateries gave away free samples of their cuisine to roughly 150 passers-by on October 11, as the 14th annual Dine In Queens officially kicked off with a festive outdoor ceremony at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale. More...

Astoria Banks Transforms Into Sterling Bank

A longtime customer of Astoria Bank, Paul Halvatzis stands outside its door for its last day, prior to merging to Sterling Bank. The new signs went up on Monday, October 2. More...

The Pulpit

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Woman Wanted In LIC Robbery Spree

Police at the Queens Robbery Squad are seeking help from the public to help identify and locate a woman wanted in connection with an armed robbery spree near the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City.  Investigators released surveillance foota More...

Community Raises $4,000 For Puerto Rico

On Thursday, October 12 musicians, business owners, and community members came together at SingleCut Beersmiths to raise more than $4,000 for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  More...

‘Batty Over Halloween Celebration’ October 29

The Central Astoria LDC is proud to bring you their Second Annual Batty Over Halloween Celebration. Come out for a bewitching afternoon on Sunday, October 29, from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the Astoria Park Great Lawn. More...

Goodwill Integrated Health And Wellness Center Opens In Astoria

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. opened its Integrated Health and Wellness Center (IHWC) in Astoria with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with community leaders. More...

Call On USTR To Protect Sex Trafficking Victims In NAFTA Negotiations

Following President Trump’s meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and in light of the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

UCCA Hosts Free Astoria Community Shredding Event

On Saturday, October 14, The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) hosted its Free Community Shredding event at St. Francis of Assisi in Astoria on 45th Street. UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo, was very pleased with the turnout.  More...

LIC Business Improvement District Holds Annual Meeting

It was a full house the evening on October 11 at MoMA PS1 for the LIC Business Improvement District’s Annual Meeting. More...

Steinway Street Sale Days

Steinway Street Sale Days, held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 13, 14, and 15 was a blast as always, enjoyed by the whole community. Shoppers found bargains, delicious food and entertainment. More...

The Broadway / Astoria Fall Festival

Everyone’s favorite street fair, the Broadway / Astoria Fall Festival, was held on Sunday, October 15, from noon to 6 pm. It stretched along Broadway, from Crescent to Steinway Streets. More...

Columbus Day Parade

NYC Councilman Paul Vallone marched in the Columbus Day Parade. He said, “Proud to continue the tradition of marching in the Columbus Day Parade with my father, Peter F. Vallone, Sr. More...

Homicide Charge In Death Of Astoria Woman

The young Astoria woman who died inside a flaming vehicle on the Gowanus Expressway on October 13 was described this week by family and friends as “an angel with a heart of gold,” who was always concerned with the happiness of everyone ar More...

Marching In The Columbus Day Parade

On Monday, October 9, thousands of marchers showed their Italian heritage in dress, music and food. More...

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