March 28, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Queens Students... ‘March For Our Lives’ In Washington, DC

In response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school last month by a 19-year-old with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle, students all over the country, inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas who survived the shooting and have been speaki More...

US Open Set To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The USTA announced on March 20 a slate of special events and activities it has planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Open. More...

QEDC’s Entrepreneur Space Hosts Lucky Seven party

The Entrepreneur Space, a food-and-business incubator operated by the Queens Economic Development Corporation, turned seven years old in grand style with food, networking, and high spirits at its home, 36-46 37th St. More...

Avonte’s Law: Requiem For Tragic Queens Teen

The federal spending bill signed by President Donald Trump last week contains a long-awaited provision that will make it easier to track autistic children who have a tendency to wander.  More...

Nolan, Mellow Hold 8th Annual Women’s History Month Event

Assembly Member Catherine Nolan, along with LaGuardia Community College President Gail Mellow, held their 8th Annual Women’s History Month Event. More...

A Movable Feast

Easter, the greatest festival of the Christian church, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. It is a movable feast; that is, it is not always held on the same date. More...

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Marie Carter

Marie Carter is a Scottish writer, editor, writing teacher, and tour guide based in Astoria. Her first book, “The Trapeze Diaries,” based on her experiences learning trapeze, was published by Hanging Loose Press. More...

Open Mic And Reading Series With Poet Shara Hardeson

Join poets and musicians for a night of spoken word and sound at Forest Hills’ monthly Reading and Open Mic Night. All are welcome to contribute a 4-minute presentation— anything from poetry to comedy to music goes. More...

Music Legend Art Garfunkel Is Proud Of His Queens Roots

Music legend Art Garfunkel was born and raised in Queens—and he’s proud of it.  “I grew up near Jewel Avenue and Main Street, the middle child of three boys,” Garfunkel reminisced. 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...

Sentenced 25-To-Life For Vicious Stabbing Death Of Jackson Heights Woman

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Astoria Civic Celebrates 85th Anniversary

The Astoria Civic Association held its 85th Anniversary Dinner Dance, known as the Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship Dinner Dance, on Saturday March 24th at Riccardo’s by the Bridge. More...

Meng, Biden Meet And Discuss Ways To Support Middle Class Jobs

Congress Member Grace Meng (D-Queens) met with former Vice President Joe Biden to discuss job opportunities to support the middle class, the importance of unions, and why continuing education and app More...

Traffic Calming Measures Coming To PS11 After Years Of Advocacy

New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and the Department of Transportation held a press conference to formally announce plans to install traffic signals on 54th Street in front of PS11 in Woodside. More...

Queens Woman Cancer-Free And Fundraising For Research

An inspiring Queens resident, Evelyn Gomez, is a cancer survivor who is motivating others to fight back against cancer by fundraising for research, all with the help of her seven year old son, Aiden.  More...

Powhatan Dems Members Collect Signatures For Crowley

Members of the Powhatan and Pocahontas Democratic Club, in conjunction with Taminent Democratic Club members, gathered on March 24 for a petition drive for Congress Member Joseph Crowley. More...

The Final Toast Of The Raiders, Real American Heroes

The following is the true story of the men the movie “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” was about. More...

Triumph Of Freedom

Passover, the Festival of Freedom, is by far the most popular Jewish holiday and is probably observed more scrupulously than the Holy Days.  One of the reasons for Passover's universal interest is its home character.  More...

A Garden Grows In Abandoned LIC Train Terminal

When the Smiling Hogshead Ranch was first established along an abandoned railroad siding in Long Island City, it was known as a “guerilla garden.” In other words, it was done without permission.  More...

Spring Break Fun In The Park At Dutch Kills Playground

The Central Astoria LDC, famous for its Astoria Park events which include the Independence Day Celebration, Waterfront Concert Series, and Movies on the Waterfront, announced that it will host its second Spring Break Fun In The Park event at Dutch Ki More...

Remembering Religious, Ethnic Holiday; Honoring Principal Kromidas

“God signed the Freedom of Greece and He will not take back his signature.”—Theodore Kolokotronis   More...

The Pulpit

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Trashman Bashes Three Cars

A city sanitation worker set off a chain reaction crash in Elmhurst on Saturday morning when he decided to move a vehicle blocking his route, police said.  More...

Commemorate 107th Anniversary Of Tragic Factory Fire

Hundreds of workers gathered in the heart of Greenwich Village on March 23 outside of what was once the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. More...

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