April 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

On the Road in Greece

The Garden of Heroes, Missolonghi Greece:

They never fail who die in a great cause.” - George Gordon, Lord Byron  More...

Ridgewood YMCA Names Volunteers of the Year

The Ridgewood YMCA recognized Dr. Matthew Ackert as Adult Volunteer of the Year and Noor Abdel Gaphar as Youth Volunteer of the Year. More...

Peralta Secures $75K To Fund Cleaning Services in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst

In an effort to help homeless New Yorkers with work experience, NYS Senator Jose Peralta announced that he helped secure $75,000 in state funds for the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE). More...

Full Senate Nod For Gianaris Dangerous Driver Bill

The state Senate last week unanimously passed legislation introduced by Sen. More...

Beware ‘False Alarm’ Car Repair Scam

Police are again warning the public to beware a team of scammers who use a series of false alarms to trick motorists into costly repairs. Cops said the men pull up next to a vehicle stopped at a traffic light and tell the driver his or her car i More...

Restaurant of the Week

GEORGE’S

George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studio was reinvented on March 20th to stellar reviews from its many fans and this writer as well. Formerly the Astor Room, “George’s” tips its hat to the recently deceased George S. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Could You Have Diabetes?

Dear Savvy Senior,  My brother and his wife, who are ages 60 and 56, were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and prediabetes, and neither one had a clue. Could I have it too? Concerned Sibling Dear Concerned,  More...

Editorials

Get Back In Touch With Nature This Arbor Day

Arbor Day is this Friday, April 27. No controversy here; everyone loves trees. They are beautiful, climbable, shady— and we need them. They give us AIR, which they help cool, as well as the sidewalks, and prevent sunburns in the summer. More...

From 0 To 600

Rockaway residents, who for many years were able to cross the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge for free, are now finding themselves bombarded with violations, fines, penalties and interest adding up to thousands of dollars.  More...

Letters to the Editor

A Dose of Doo-Wop To The Editor: More...

It’s In Queens! (April 26 to May 2)

Sounds good! Queens hosts opera, jazz, classical, woodwind, Latin, Bernstein, symphony, sitar, and even wedding music this week. More...

Annual Prom Dress And Suit Giveaway Attracts Large Crowd

The annual Prom Dress and Suit Giveaway at the Jamaica Market in Downtown Jamaica. More...

Resorts World Casino Hosts Tattoo Artists From Around The Globe

More than 250 of the most renowned international and local tattoos artists came to Resorts World for the 2018 No Limits International Tattoo Expo which featured live tattooing, musical performances, stage shows, seminars and much more. More...

Addabbo Speaks With Students At Bnos Malka Academy

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. paid a visit to the Bnos Malka Academy in Forest Hills on Thursday, April 19. More...

Street Co-Naming In Memory Of Jack M. Friedman

Elected officials and community leaders gathered to announce that the southwest corner of 254th Street and Union Turnpike has been co-named in memory of a great leader in the community, Jack M. Friedman. Mr. More...

Infant Found Dead In Jackson Heights Home

Police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old girl who was found unconscious and unresponsive inside her family home in Jackson Heights on April 16.  Cops said the little girl’s parents called 911 for help at about 10:50 a.m. More...

Six-Story Building OK’d At 28-06 21st Street

Developers of a parcel at 28-06 21st Street in Astoria have obtained permits to develop a seven-story mixed-use building at the site, according to information posted on the YIMBT (Yes, In My Back Yard) website.  The building will rise 74-fe More...

197 Years of Independence

On April 22, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo marched as a Grand Marshal in the 2018 Greek Independence Day Parade in Manhattan celebrating the 197th anniversary of Greek Independence. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY PAYS RESPECTS TO BARBARA BUSH: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: More...

Celebration Of Independence

Seen celebrating 197 years of Greek Independence at the recent parade down 5th Avenue are Council Member Costa Contantinides, at right, and Richie Barsamian. More...

Constantinides Unveils Winning Participatory Budgeting Projects

New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides announced on April 24 which capital projects won a district-wide vote to receive discretionary funding as part of the Participatory Budgeting program. More...

Features

The World of Tomorrow Returns To Film Forum 34 Years After Its Premiere

The World of Tomorrow More...

Tears At Funeral For Baby

More than 200 people gathered at Most Precious Blood Church in Astoria on the morning of April 21 for a funeral service for a newborn boy whose final moments were spent in a trashcan inside a Long Island City playground. More...

Simotas’ Pay Discrimination Legislation Passed

Government employees throughout New York State would have the same rights and remedies as private employees when they suffer pay discrimination under legislation (A.2425) which passed the New York State Assembly on April 16 and was sponsored by Assem More...

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