June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Katz’ Know Your Rights Week For Immigrants, June 25-29

Borough President Melinda Katz and her Immigration Task Force, in conjunction with US Congress Members Gregory Meeks, Grace Meng and in partnership with NYS Senators Michael N. More...

Successful Housing Expo Hosted By NHS

As part of National Homeownership Month, Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens CDC (NHSQ) continues to help build the dreams of many community residents with its Annual Housing Expo in the Queens Museum, which more than 400 community residents atte More...

Remembering St. Albans Vets

Girl Scouts from St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church’s Cadette Troop 4082 and parishioners responded very generously to the campaign for donations held at the Flushing church. More...

American Flag Etiquette

Standards Of Respect

The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are: The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. More...

Hour Children's Newest Business Venture

Hour Children held the grand opening of its newest venture, The Hour Children Shops, on Friday, June 8. More...

Vallone’s Borough-wide Animal Shelter Bill Passed

After being voted through the City Council Committee on Health on June 5, Council Member Paul Vallone’s bill was passed unanimously by the City Council at the June 7 Stated Meeting. More...

Fourth Annual Independence Day Celebration At Fort Totten

Council Member Paul Vallone proudly announced the details of the Fourth Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show & Concert set for Wednesday, June 27 at Fort Totten. More...

Queensborough Community College’s 57th Commencement

Queensborough Community College held its 57th Commencement Ceremony on June 1. During the ceremony, President Diane B. More...

Ben’s Best Deli, Historic NY Deli To Close

Jay Parker, the longtime owner of Ben’s Best Delicatessen at 96-40 Queens Blvd, Rego Park, which has been serving generations since 1945, plans to close on June 30. More...

The History Of Flag Day

The first celebration of the U.S. Flag's birthday was held in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. More...

The Pulpit

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Hunt Suspect In 13 Western Queens Burglaries

Police are searching for a brazen thief—a “one man crime wave” who they believe is responsible for a series of at least 13 burglaries in the Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst neighborhoods since April 3.  More...

Police Hunt Haagen-Dazs Thieves

Police in Astoria are searching for two teens who swiped $300 worth of Haagen-Dazs ice cream products from a local Rite Aid store on June 5.  Police said the teens entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 32-14 31st St. More...

Queensborough Community College President Retiring

Dr. Diane B. Call announced she will retire in August, capping a distinguished 47- year career at Queensborough Community College where she served the last eight years as its first woman president. More...

Michael Serao Promoted To Chief Administrative Officer At FCSB

FCSB (First Central Savings Bank) has appointed a 20-year veteran of the banking industry as first senior vice-president chief administrative officer.  More...

‘Do Not Change The Entrance Requirements’

Specialized High Schools:

Regarding Mayor de Blasio’s plan to change the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools, Congress Member Grace Meng (D-Queens), Assembly Member David Weprin, and the Queens County Conservative Party responded with the fo More...

Elder Law Seminar At Flushing House

There will be an Elder Law seminar At Flushing House. Refreshments will be served and handouts will be available. This seminar will take place on Saturday, June 16, from 2 pm – 4 pm. It is open to the public and admission is free.  More...

Law Now Allows Retirees And Vets To Salute Flag

Traditionally, members of the nation's veterans service organizations have rendered the hand-salute during the national anthem and at events involving the national flag only while wearing their organization’s official head-gear.  More...

Summer Pet Safety Tips

The official start to the summer is upon us and this “fun in the sun” season also happens to bring with it some hazards—especially for our pets. More...

Local-Express

Isabella Alyona Astua

We were so impressed with young artist Isabella Alyona Astua, whose story we published last week, “(Very) Young Artist To Donate Proceeds From Sale Of Paintings,” we decided to ask her for an interview for our Local-Express profile this w More...

St. Andrew’s Student Art Exhibit

For the 24th year in a row, Susan Deleon, the art teacher at St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy, put together a fabulous art exhibition of the students’ artworks done during the year. More...

Variety Boys & Girls Club, Queens’ International Film Festival

Variety Boys & Girls Club, Queens hosted the 2018 Variety International Film Festival on June 2 and 3. “It is an incredible event. More...

Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag; Manner Of Delivery

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.", should be rendered by standing at More...

Central Astoria’s 2018 Independence Celebration

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition proudly announced that it will host its 2018 Independence Celebration on Thursday, June 28. The event will start at 7:30 pm at the Astoria Park Great Lawn on Shore Blvd. More...

Former Woodside Church To Face Wrecking Ball

The new owner of a Woodside property occupied for the last 15 years by the New York Korean Church of the Nazarene has filed a request to demolish the structure. The developer, Nash Properties, acquired the parcel at 45-05 48th Ave. More...

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