March 21, 2018 RSS feed / 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...

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...

De Blasio To Increase Speed Camera Program

In the aftermath of the traffic deaths of two young children on March 5 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking to extend and expand the city’s speed enforcement camera program.  More...

Historic Struggles Formed Modern--Day Greece

Greeks all over the world, but especially here in New York City, will celebrate Greek Independence Day this March 29. More...

St. Francis Prep Presents Spring Musical, ‘The Wizard of Oz’

On April 13, 14, and 15, the Alvernian Drama Society of St. Francis Prep will be present its annual spring musical. More...

The Pulpit

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SJ Prep Conducting Annual Easter Basket Project

Members of the St. John’s Preparatory School Dance Program are conducting their Second Annual Easter Basket Project to benefit children residing at the Metro Family Shelter in Woodside. More...

199 New Residential Units In Heart Of Dutch Kills

Two buildings and a parking lot formerly utilized by a film equipment rental firm will be facing a wrecking ball to make way for a seven-story, mixed-use development at the site.  More...

Future Of BQX Connector Discussed

The Justice for All Coalition (J4AC) held a meeting at Jacob Riis Settlement House in Queensbridge on March 5 to talk about the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX), which is an issue both denounced and defended within J4AC membership. More...

NYPD: Bomb Scare Was Lots’a Pasta

Officials and officers at the 114th Precinct and the NYPD Bomb Squad rushed to an Astoria gas station on March 12, to disarm a suspicious-looking pressure cooker that was discovered by a worker near a gas pump.  More...

Annual Triangle Fire Memorial & Awards Reception

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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...

Con Ed Providing Food, Medicine Reimbursements

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.  More...

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...

Astoria Civic Association Board of Directors Election

March 13 was election night for the Astoria Civic Association Board of Directors. Elected this year were Joe Vaccaro, Dillon DePinto, Nicholas Zikos, and Joseph Mazzola. More...

Local-Express

Don And Katha Cato

The creators of the Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), Don and Katha Cato, did a joint interview with us this week. More...

Chief O’Neill Speaks At Queens Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

BY THOMAS COGAN The Queens Chamber of Commerce held its St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The March 15 luncheon keynote speaker was Police Commissioner James P. More...

QCA To Present Celebrating Queens Women Artists

Queens Council on the Arts LAB presents Celebrating Queens Women Artists on March 23. More...

Queens-Based Counterfeit Credit Card Ring Dismantled

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

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