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Addabbo Meets With Yeshiva Students From Queens While In Albany

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. met with students from the Yeshiva of Central Queens on a Teach NYS Mission outside of the Senate chamber in Albany to speak about education issues, including school safety and funding, on Wednesday, March 13. More...

Queens College Business Forum Breakfast: Urban Sustainability In NYC

Queens College Business Forum will host “Sustainability and the City: A Panel Discussion on Urban Sustainability with a Focus on New York City and State” on Friday, March 23, from 8 am to 10 am. More...

Koslowitz & Hevesi Commend Faculty and Police After Forest Hills High School Gun Threat

NYC Council Member Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and NYS Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) commended the actions of the faculty, staff, and students of Forest Hills High School (FHHS) after the school was put on “soft lockdown,” follo More...

Gianaris: Include Effective Background Checks Act In State Budget

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris called on Senate Republicans to support inclusion of his Effective Background Checks Act in the 2018-19 New York State Budget. More...

Packed CHAZAQ Event With Guest Speaker In Forest Hills

Charlie Harary is a powerful speaker who has traveled all over the country and abroad speaking at organizations, schools, universities and institutions on a variety of topics and to audiences of various sizes and affiliations. More...

Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Church’s Food Fest

On Friday March 9, the Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) held its monthly meeting.Marcella Leininger Kocolatos of A Better Balance gave a great informational session on how paid family leave will help workers and their families. More...

Last Minute Tax Woes

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued a warning for last minute taxpayers to beware scams most often used by con artists who are out to steal your identity, cash and sense of security.The scammers are out to get you at this time More...

Condos To Replace Gas Station On 21 Street & 21 Avenue

A gas station on 21st Street and 21st Avenue is set for demolition to make way for a new residential building at the site, according to the YIMBY website. More...

Ellinopoula.com Gives the Flexibility of Online Learning

Education is now media oriented. No more taking notes or writing. All curriculum centers around web learning. Choosing a foreign language-learning website is an individual choice. More...

The Hunters Point Civic Association Discusses Tributaries

The Hunters Point Civic Association had a meeting in March that covered a couple of topics, the traffic situation in Hunters Point and the polluted Newtown Creek and its tributaries.  Both topics are considered vital, not only because they are i More...

Celebrating Culture At The Secret Theatre In LIC!

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s Multicultural Celebration at The Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd Street, #104, Long Island City), provided the community with an amazing array of cultures from around the world on Sunday, March 18. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Casa Theodoro

Celebrate spring by taking a walk on over to Casa Theodoro Pizzeria and Brazilian Eatery. More...

Editorials

Spring Is Here!

Yesterday was the first day of spring! This year, as it does many years, the vernal equinox (from the Latin words for spring, equal, and night, in that order) coincides with our official first day of spring by the calendar, on March 20. More...

Celebrating Greek Independence Day

March 25 is Greek Independence Day, celebrating the Greek Revolution that began in 1821. The Greek rebellion against the Ottoman Empire is a national holiday in Greece, but it is also very important here in Queens as well.  More...

Letters to the Editor

#enough Dear Friend, This morning, I was proud to join students from the Academy of American Studies and Newcomers High School in Long Island City as they participated in the National School Walkout. More...

Star Journal

GAHS Presents Pages From The Long Island Star Journal

Welcome to March 1965!

Somewhere orbiting above the earth, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov performed the first-ever spacewalk, floating weightlessly for 12 minutes tethered safely to his spacecraft. More...

Pheffer Amato Honored with Guardian Angel Award at NYFAC Dinner

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato was honored on Thursday, March 2, at the 20th Annual New York Families for Autistic Children Dinner Dance and Aware Celebration at Russo’s on the Bay. Pheffer Amato received the Guardian Angel Award. More...

Super Supper At St. Andrew’s

The menu included  “Soup to Soup” in the St. Andrew Avellino Academy cafeteria on Friday, March 16 as the candidates for confirmation hosted the parish’s annual Lenten meal. More...

Klein, Hevesi Advance $15 Million Rental Subsidy Proposal

NYS Senator Jeff Klein (SD 34) and Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi (AD 28) advanced, in their respective one-house budgets, $15 million for an enhanced voucher system.It signals that both houses of the State Legislature recognize that rental subsidies More...

Con Ed Providing Food, Medicine Reimbursements For Nor’easter Losses

Con Edison said that the company will reimburse customers for food and prescription medicine spoilage if they lost power for three consecutive days or more during the two nor’easters that slammed the region recently.Customers may receive reimbursemen More...

Lunar New Year Celebrated At Borough Hall

The arrival of “The Year of the Dog” was celebrated with great fanfare during the Lunar New Year event that Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosted in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center in Queens Borough Hall on March 6. More...

It's In Queens! (March 22 to March 28)

If you are bored in Queens this week, you are bored with life. More...

Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village Opens For 2018 Season!

“The Crown Jewel of Queens” returns for the 2018 season with exciting kid-friendly rides: The Woodhaven Express Choo-Choo Train and Frog Hopper. More...

Animal Abuser Convicted Of 108 Cruelty Charges

A 50-year-old Jackson Heights woman is facing two years in prison after she was found guilty of 108 counts of animal cruelty, prosecutors said.Elizabeth Grant was charged with failing to care for 55 cats, 12 dogs and two turtles, who prosecutors said More...

Schumer Calls For ‘Toys R’ Us’ Gift Card Refunds

Senator Charles Schumer is calling on federal regulators to let customers redeem unspent “Toys R’ Us” gift cards before the one time retail giant closes its U.S. stores.   More...

Suspects Hunted In Donut Shop Rob

Police are searching for two suspects who held up an East Elmhurst Dunkin Donuts shop on March 14th.Cops said one of the bandits alleged to have a gun in his jacket when he entered the donut shop at 100-09 Astoria Boulevard with his accomplice at abo More...

Homeless Services Meeting Held In Blissville

Everyone who knows about recent developments in Blissville fully expected that the meeting there last Thursday with the Department of Homeless Services would be loud and bitter, and so it was.  Blissville is a small and very old section of Long More...

Reception For Pastor of Sunnyside Reformed Church

Pastor Neil Margetson of Sunnyside Reformed Church, on the corner of Skillman Avenue and 48th Street, received “love, thoughts and prayers” from 43 friends, neighbors and parishioners last week at Sidetracks restaurant on Queens Boulevard. More...

PS 94 RoboPandas Number One

Council Member Paul Vallone congratulated and awarded PS 94 (Little Neck) students with certificates honoring their success at the NYC Lego League Championship Tournament. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

ADDABBO ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE LOCKDOWN AT FOREST HILLS HS: NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. More...

Meng Joins Students In National School Walkout Day

Congress Member Grace Meng (D-NY) joined students at the US Capitol for National School Walkout Day on March 14, exactly one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Meng stood with the thousan More...

Van Bramer Joins Students For National School Walkout

At the invitation of student leaders, New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined the students of the Academy of American Studies and Newcomers High School in Long Island City on March 14 as they participated in the National School Walkout. More...

Features

UCCA Hosts Free Community Shredding Event

United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its annual Free Community Shredding Event on Saturday, March 17, from 10 am to 1 pm at the St. Francis of Assisi parking lot, 21-17 45th Street, in Astoria. More...

Dist. 22 Participatory Budgeting Project Proposals, Voting Sites Unveiled

From April 7-15, residents of the 22nd Council District will again vote on how to spend $1 million on local projects to improve the neighborhood. More...

Urban Sustainability In NYC

Queens College Business Forum will host “Sustainability and the City: A Panel Discussion on Urban Sustainability with a Focus on New York City and State” on Friday, March 23, from 8 am to 10 am. More...

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