May 23, 2018 RSS feed / Features

On The Road In Italy:

Transporatation In Veneto & Emilia Romangna Regions

Trains, Bicycles were prevalent in Venice in late autumn 2017. Women with 3-4 All our train reservations were made online in the USA.  We avoided validation at train stations. This helped avoid stress in overseas traveling. More...

Dromm, Flushing Town Hall Kick Off LGBT Pride Season

NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) and Flushing Town Hall hosted a special celebration of LGBT Pride at Queens Center Mall on May 14. More...

Peralta, DenDekker Welcome Initial Safety Changes On Northern Boulevard

After demanding immediate traffic changes to Northern Boulevard following the tragic death of 9-year-old Giovanni Ampuero, NYS Senator Jose Peralta and Assembly Member Michael DenDekker welcomed the initial steps taken by New York City Department of More...

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Release Proposal To Expand Bicycle Commuting

In recognition of Bike to Work Day, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Joe Crowley (NY-14), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released a new proposal on May 18 to modify and expand the bicycle commuter tax benefit to encourage more em More...

College Point History & World War I Examined In New Book

In “To Honor Fallen Heroes,” author James E. Haas tells the story of a small German American village in Queens before, during and after the First World War. More...

Variety Boys and Girls Club Looks To Expand

Housing, retail and youth center planned for lot

The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens may soon have a new, bigger and more modern home to serve local youth. More...

The Origins of Memorial Day

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors - the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dea More...

EULOGY FOR A VETERAN

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. More...

The Pulpit

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State Comptroller DiNapoli: Queens Economy Takes Off

Queens has more residents than at any time in its history, a record number of jobs and businesses, and an all-time low unemployment rate, according to an economic report released by NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. More...

Hunt Court Square Purse Snatcher

Police are searching for a woman who stole a purse belonging to a customer at a Court Square food market on May 1. More...

Postcards Explore The History Of Jones Beach

Author and educator Constantine E. Theodosiou has penned a love letter to the glorious and fun-filled legacy of Jones Beach, whose history is told through rare postcard images in an exciting new book. More...

Women For Crowley Turn Out In Force For Day Of Action

More than 100 individuals came out for a Women for Crowley Day of Action at his Jackson Heights headquarters on May 19. More...

Assembly Passes Simotas’ Bill Covering In Vitro Fertilization

People struggling with infertility would be guaranteed coverage by their health insurance plans for in vitro fertilization under a bill (A.02646A) sponsored by Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, which passed the NYS Assembly on May 15. More...

Peralta Inducts Youth Cadets Founder Into Vets’ Hall Of Fame

NYS Senator Jose Peralta announced on May 15 that Alirio Orduña was posthumously inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. More...

NYC Department Of Consumer Affairs Hosts 11th Annual Shred Fest

Protect Your Identity:

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas announced DCA’s 11th annual Shred Fest—a free paper-shredding citywide event that aimed to increase public awareness about identity theft prevention. More...

Local-Express

Samantha Diliberti

Samantha Diliberti is the founder of OrangeU Going (OrangeUGoing.com). This civic engagement platform makes it easy for New Yorkers, organizations, and elected officials to connect and effect change. More...

Maple Grove’s Living Museum Of World War I

The historic Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, famous for its Spirits Alive and Civil War encampment presentations, marked the centennial of the end World War I with a reenactment of US Army Calvary soldiers complete with uniforms, weapons and hor More...

St. Demetrios’ Annual Festival

St. Demetrios Cathedral (30-11 30th Drive, Astoria) held their annual festival this past weekend. More...

Memorial To The Many Fallen

The final resting place for 1,102 (75 were recovered) crewmen of the USS Arizona who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. They are still entombed within the Arizona herself. More...

Soldiers ‘National Monument

Starting in 1868, Memorial Day ceremonies and address at Gettysburg National Park became nationally well known. More...

NYPD Offers Cycling, Crime Prevention Tips

NYPD officials are reminding cyclists that they are required to follow laws regulating the use of bicycles while pedaling through Queens neighborhoods, including using hand signals and bicycle lanes painted on most local streets. More...

Predators Soccer Team Takes Soccer Championship

Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association  The Predators FC 04 team, of the Metrokids Interregional Soccer League (MIRSL), won the Boys-Under-14 Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) title this spring with a 7-0-1 More...

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