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City Scouts At Citi Field

Hundreds of city scouts from the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America (GNYC) united at Citi Field for the annual Scout Day, Sunday, May 6, when the New York Mets faced the Rockies.  A portion of all proceeds raised in partnership wit More...

Smoke Forces Evacuation Of N, W Train In LIC

Dozens of straphangers crowded onto a Long Island City subway platform during the morning rush hour on May 1, after they were forced to evacuate a smoky, Manhattan-bound train. More...

Judge Bans Animal Abuser From Owning Pets

A 50-year-old Jackson Heights woman convicted on 108 counts of animal cruelty avoided jail time at her sentencing on April 30, but was sent3enced to three years probation, ordered to undergo mental health counseling and was banned from owning any ani More...

Vallones District: Boro’s Highest Turnout Breaks Record For Participatory Budgeting

Council Member Paul Vallone announced on May 1 the record-setting results of his fourth participatory budgeting cycle. More...

Avoid Fire Hazards

Queens fire officials are once again reminding city residents to remain alert to fire dangers inside their homes and are urging tenants and homeowners to make sure they have working smoke alarms installed in every room.Overloaded electric strips and More...

Queens Native Serves at Camp Smith in Hawaii

A Queens native is serving in the US Navy at United States Pacific Command.Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Gutierrez, a yeoman, is serving at Camp H.M. Smith in the area of operations where US Pacific Fleet Headquarters is located. More...

Principal Demosthenes Triantafillou Legacy: Immortality Through Unique Achievements

Three hundred persons attended the Testimonial/Dinner Dance in honor of Principal Demosthenes Triantafillou by the PTA of the Hellenic School at the Church of Our Saviour , Rye, New York on Saturday, May 5th in the church hall. More...

On the Trail in Greece: May Day in Nafpaktos

Trade unions and organizations marked the May Day labor holiday on Monday with marches and rallies held in cities around Greece. They stressed the need to fight for and defend fundamental labor rights rolled back under memorandum policies. More...

Firefighter Injured In Astoria Blaze

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of a stubborn, “All-Hands” blaze at an Astoria apartment building that sent one firefighter to a local hospital on April 30th.   More...

Peralta, NICE Urge Passage Of Carlos’ Law To Protect Construction Workers

State Senator Jose Peralta and New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) urged the New York State Senate on May 3 to debate and pass Carlos’ Law (S.4373B) in Albany this year, legislation aimed at protecting construction workers from employers More...

Weprin and Grodenchik Condemn Anti-Semitic, Hateful Graffiti At Holliswood Hospital

State Assembly Member David I. Weprin and NYC Council Member Barry S. More...

Christ the King High School Honors Class of 2022 Scholarship Winners

Christ the King hosted a dinner in honor of all incoming Class of 2022 freshman scholarship winners on April 27. More...

Greater Woodhaven Announces ‘Spring Forever’ Dinner Dance

Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation announced they are sponsoring a special tribute “Spring Forever” Dinner Dance in memory of their beloved Executive Director Maria A. More...

Restaurant of the Week

AKROTIRI

Finally, it’s warm enough to eat outside and Akrotiri is the place to go for modern Greek inspired cuisine and cool breezes. Akrotiri is perfectly situated on a breezy corner just across from Athens Square Park.  More...

Editorials

How Do I Thank Thee?

What can we say about moms that we haven’t said already? Actually the list of things to appreciate about mothers is endless.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Defining America To The Editor: More...

Queens Chamber of Commerce Presents Chamber-on-the-Go

The Queens Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Chamber-on-the-Go initiative of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (NYCSBS), had a meeting on the last day in April at Plaza College, 118-33 Queens Blvd. More...

Koo Announces Free ‘Ready To Rent’ Affordable Housing Workshops

Council Member Peter Koo announced three upcoming workshops in Flushing that will help New Yorkers apply for affordable housing through NYC Housing Connect—an HPD online application that allows users to search and apply for affordable housing. More...

CB 2 Discusses Controversial Property

The May meeting of Community Board 2 was exhaustingly long, largely because of a presentation of an issue that is fast becoming known only by an address: 69-02 Queens Blvd.     More...

8th Annual LIC Arts Open: Music, Dance, and Performances

For eight years Long Island City has been host to what has become the largest arts festival in Queens, the LIC Arts Open. More...

Pheffer Amato Meets New Chancellor

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) met with NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Tuesday, May 1 for a brisk exchange of ideas between the city and its state legislative delegation on the future of education. More...

MTA Announces 7 Line Makeover

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has revealed plans for a makeover on the No. 7 line, from 72nd Street in Jackson Heights to 104th Street in Corona.   More...

Kew Gardens: A Place Where Art Has A Home

A group show highlighting the talents of local artists, Images of Everyday Life in Kew Gardens, is on view until June 10 at Austin’s Ale House (82-70 Austin St., Kew Gardens; 718-849-3939). More...

It’s In Queens! (May 10 to May 16)

It appears that the warming weather is making Queens residents dance and sing. The borough hosts various concerts, choreography performances, and combinations of the two this week. More...

Addabbo, Miller Host Successful Spring Recycling Event

Hundreds of residents flocked to the Forest Park Bandshell on Sunday, April 29, for NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assembly Member Mike Miller’s annual Spring Recycling event. More...

Happy 21st Wedding Anniversary To The Penners!

Transportation advocate, historian and featured Letter to the Editor writer Larry Penner and his wife, Wendy, celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary over lunch at Fontana Famous Pizza & Gyro Restaurant in Bayside. More...

141st Annual Queens County Bar Association Installation Of Officers And Awards

The 141st annual Queens County Bar Association (QCBA) installation of officers and awards was held at the Terrace on the Park on Thursday, May 3.The incoming officers for 2019-2019 are President Hilary Gingold, President-Elect Marie-Eleana First, Vic More...

Addabbo Joins Autism Awareness Event In Glendale

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. took part in Play4Autism’s Autism Awareness Action Day at Atlas Park in Glendale on Saturday, April 28. (L. More...

Pedal For Parks: Family Bike Ride

Pedal for Parks 2018, hosted by the Friends of Astoria Heights Park, is a police-escorted, family-friendly bike ride through Astoria neighborhoods and public parks on May 12, emphasizing the importance of safe, family outings that encourage physical More...

St. Andrew’s Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser

St. Andrew Avellino Academy held a Cinco de Mayo party to raise funds to purchase computer equipment for the children. Authentic Mexican cuisine was served and the guests were entertained by a performance of live Mexican music. (L. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CUOMO SUPPORTS GIANARIS’ EFFECTIVE BACKGROUND CHECKS ACT: NYS Senator Michael Gianaris issued the following statement after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his support for the Effective Background Checks Act, which would extend the time for bac More...

Features

Officials Blast MTA For Poor Service, Upgrade Delays On 7 Line

New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Congress Member Joe Crowley, Council Member Peter Koo and Access Queens held a rally on May 3 to blast the MTA for continued poor service on the 7 line. More...

Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation held its Fifth Anniversary Gala at the Garden City Hotel on Thursday, May 3. The foundation honored Dr. Aaron E. More...

Support For New Development Project In Elmhurst

Dozens of community leaders and Queens residents testified in support of a proposed 82nd Street development project in Elmhurst on Thursday, May 3. More...

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