January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Gianaris Pushes His Voter Empowerment Bills

On Heels Of Repeated Attacks On Voting Rights:

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris announced a renewed push for two of his bills aimed at improving New Yorkers’ access to the ballot box. More...

John Katsanos Inducted As Civil Court Judge

The induction of Judge John C.V. Katsanos was held on January 23, at the Queens County Civil Court, in Jamaica. The Hon. Jeremy S. More...

Queens College Named Best Value College For Teaching Degrees In State

Queens College was named on January 23 one of the top 20 best value colleges for teaching degrees on the Best Value Schools’ 2018 list, and the most affordable overall. More...

The Pulpit

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Kiwanis Holds Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Bayside held its annual Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, January 20.  More...

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Nati Avni-Singer

Nati Avni-Singer is a New York-based playwright. His work has been seen at the Night at the Knife, a reading series for emerging artists, as well as the Portfringe Festival in Portland, Maine. More...

Annual Queens World Film Fest To Screen Local, International Films

Due to the success of the 2017 QWFF, organizers Don and Katha Cato have expanded this year’s festival, which will run from March 15-25. More...

Braunstein, Vallone Oppose Correction Academy At Fort Totten

Assembly Member Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Council Member Paul Vallone announced their opposition to a NYC Department of Correction (DOC) Training Facility at Fort Totten.  More...

St. Nicholas Dinner Dance Honoring Fr. Paul Palesty

The Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas came together on January 27 to honor Father Paul Palesty and Presbytera Anastasia Palesty on the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood and their 20th Anniversary at St. Nicholas. More...

Utility Line Down In Astoria

The NYPD closed 34th Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets on Wednesday, January 24, due to utility lines being down. More...

Dr. Arthur Gualtieri Was 77

Accomplished and prominent local doctor Arthur Gualtieri has recently passed away.  Dr. More...

Arson Charges Dropped In Elmhurst Inferno

Queens prosecutors have dropped arson charges against a Yonkers contractor accused of setting a 5-alarm fire at an Elmhurst apartment building in April 2017.  More...

Civilian Complaint Review Board Talks Police, Civilian Conduct

The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), held its first meeting of 2018 in Queens.  “We’re here and we’re glad you’re here,” said CCRB Acting Executive Director Frederick Davie at the January 10 meeting held at t More...

Trinity Lutheran’s Recommended Reading For Lent

Trinity Lutheran Church of Astoria and Long Island City will have a book to read for Lent this year: “Jesus, the King: Understanding the Life & Death of the Son of God” by Timothy Keller. More...

Astoria Bookshop Named Finalist On Publishers Weekly Shortlist

Publishers Weekly just announced its shortlist for the 2018 PW Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year Awards. There are only five bookstores in the country in the shortlist, and only one is from New York—Queens’ own Astoria Bookshop. More...

A Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration!

The Central Astoria LDC is excited to bring you a free children’s “Mardi Gras Celebration” in lieu of the “Batty Over Halloween Celebration” that was cancelled due to inclement weather conditions on October 29, 2017 at t More...

QC Alum, O’Farrill Wins Fourth GRAMMY Award

Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez congratulated Queens College alumnus Arturo O’Farrill on winning a fourth GRAMMY award: More...

Social Security Admin Impersonators Are Out To Steal Identities

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris issued a warning to New York consumers about a new scam recently uncovered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in which imposters are tricking people into sharing their Social Security numbers over the phone and through More...

Old Astoria Neighborhood Association Meeting

Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) sent out a reminder that their January 31 meeting (7 pm tonight) will be held in a new venue, the historic St. George’s Episcopal Church, 14-02 27th Avenue, basement level. More...

Christ The King Students Go To DC For March For Life

Students from Christ the King High School went to Washington, DC on January 19 to participate in the March for Life. More...

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