May 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

LaGuardia Mechanical Engineering Major Awarded $40,000/Year Transfer Scholarship

Eleni Romano, age 24, a mechanical engineering major at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY is one of 47 recipients of the 2018 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship (JKC). More...

Celebrating Bank Branch Opening In Flushing

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was pleased to participate in a May 9 ribbon-cutting celebrating the opening of East West Bank’s new branch at 135-11 Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing. More...

Addabbo Meets With Chancellor Carranza To Discuss Education Issues

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently had the opportunity to meet face-to-face in Albany with Richard A. Carranza, the newly appointed Chancellor of New York City Schools, to discuss a variety of critical education issues. More...

HPCA Meets For May

The Hunters Point Civic Association’s May meeting was its last of the season.  One reason HPCA suspends its meetings a month earlier than most other civic associations or community boards might be to allow it to prepare its summer block party.&n More...

Body Found In Attic Day After Elmhurst Blaze

Seven firefighters suffered serious injuries while battling a smoky, stubborn inferno at an Elmhurst home on May 11th. More...

Body Found In Attic Day After Elmhurst Blaze

Seven firefighters suffered serious injuries while battling a smoky, stubborn inferno at an Elmhurst home on May 11th. More...

It’s In Queens! (May 17 to May 23)

There’s a great mix of classic and modern in the borough this week. Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Leonard Bernstein, Dorothy and Toto are around. Ditto for completely new music, dance, poetry mashups, theater, and sculpture. More...

Restaurant of the Week

EL ANZUELO FINO

El Anzuelo Fino has been at its Woodhaven location for an astonishing 20 years, serving up fine Peruvian cuisine in a casual setting. More...

LUNERA MODERN MEXICAN Restaurant | Bar

Lunera is a delightful, modern Mexican restaurant with a Spanish twist and a cool vibe. More...

Features

Second Graders Win Ferry-Naming Contest

Students of second-grade classes from PS 330 (Astoria), PS148 (East Elmhurst), and PS 112 (Long Island City) who won the NYC Ferry vessel-naming competition took a celebratory ride on May 10 aboard an NYC Ferry vessel, the Owl’s Head.  More...

Report Details Tourism’s Impact on Queens Economy

A new report published by the Center for an Urban Future finds that the record increase in tourism to New York City over the past two decades has spurred thousands of jobs in Queens and benefited thousands of additional residents who work in tourism More...

Scott Joplin, King of Ragtime, To Be Honored At St. Michael’s Cemetery

The highly anticipated annual Scott Joplin Concert returns to St. Michael’s Cemetery on Saturday, May 19. The live concert performance of historic and iconic ragtime music and the free BBQ is open to the entire community for no charge. More...

Arts & Business Talked About At CB 1

Community Board 1’s cabinet meeting for May had a five-deep roster of business, arts and community-minded persons who brought up several matters in a relatively short meeting.  Leading off was a community relations manager from the Workforce 1 C More...

Simotas, Maloney Celebrate Women’s History

On Friday, May 11, New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney hosted their annual luncheon to celebrate Women’s History and to honor three exceptional local women for their commitment to community service. More...

Peralta, CUNY Law Re-Launch Free Legal Assistance Protecting Immigrants, Tenants

In response to “housing discrimination and attacks from Washington on immigrants,” NYS Senator Jose Peralta and CUNY School of Law’s Community Legal Resources Network announced on May 10 the re-launching of free legal assistance services for immigran More...

7th Annual Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club Scholarship Dinner

Over the past 7 years, the Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club has raised and donated nearly $40,000 in college scholarships to students in Northeast Queens who excel both academically and in community service. More...

Free Shredding Events!

Don’t let your sensitive personal information fall into the wrong hands. Bring your documents to be safely and securely destroyed at two free shredding events.   More...

Cops Stamp Out Mailbox Thief

Police in Forest Hills last week arrested a 30-year-old Bronx man who, along with two accomplices, was trying out a new way to move the mail.Cops assigned to the 112th Precinct’s Midnight Crime Team were on routine patrol at about 3:10 a.m. More...

Police Give Crime Stats At May Dutch Kills Gathering

At May’s meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association, the police report was highly positive except for one category, grand larceny auto.  The commander nevertheless had to warn about phone fraud, since, as he said, many of those receiving fraud More...

Plans Revealed For Variety Club Development

Plans have been revealed for the development of a 14-story, mixed-use building at 21-12 30th Road in Astoria, on property owned by the Variety Boy’s & Girl’s Club.The 145-foot-tall building will feature 133,090-square-feet of residential space, 7 More...

Burning Candles Sparked Jackson Heights Inferno

Fire marshals said a two-alarm blaze that tore through a three-story home in Jackson Heights on May 12th started in a closet where four candles had been burning in front of a Hindu religious statue. More...

Girls Critical In Jackson Heights House Fire

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of a two-alarm blaze that tore through a three-story home in Jackson Heights on May 11.Firefighters arrived at the house at 30-46 71st Street just after midnight and raced into heavy smoke and flames where th More...

Simotas, Maloney Celebrate Women’s History

On Friday, May 11, New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE CREATES SCHOOL SECURITY TASK FORCE: Recent tragedies have sparked a nationwide conversation on school safety. More...

Gianaris Considering Run For Attorney General

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris issued the following statement about the race for Attorney General: “I am grateful to the many leaders who are encouraging me to run for attorney general and intend to give serious consideration to doing More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

New Shingles Vaccine Provides Better Protection for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, A good friend of mine got a bad case of shingles last year and has been urging me to get vaccinated. Should I?  Suspicious Susan   More...

Editorials

Enjoy The Local Shopping Experience

Shopping small is important. We cannot stress enough the importance of supporting your local streets and stores. They are the backbone and lifeblood of our communities. We need our local coffee shops, restaurants, and retail stores. More...

Letters to the Editor

Include Independents To The Editor: As the coordinator of the Queens Independence Club, I testified on Wednesday night at a public hearing of the Mayor’s appointed New York City Charter Revision Commission encouraging the Commission to put an a More...

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