Faced With Major Dem Effort, Padavan Mounted His Own, Won Easily

Queens Democrats fell far short of their difficult goal of defeating state Senator Frank Padavan in last Tuesday’s elections, but they’re keeping Padavan in their sights, with hopes of taking him on again in two years. That will be after the state’s political map is redrawn on the basis of this year’s census. Local Dems feel Padavan’s new district will […]

Congrats For Senator-Elect

Assemblymember Brian M. McLaughlin (D-Flushing) joined President Bill Clinton in congratulating Hillary Rodham Clinton following her election to the United States Senate. (L. to r.) are: President Clinton; McLaughlin, also New York City Central Labor Council president; New York State AFL-CIO Treasurer Paul Cole; Senator-elect Clinton; New York State AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes and CSEA President Danny Donohue.

Community Meetings

Nov. 19th, 2 p.m., PFLAG Queens Chapter; meet at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St.; 271-6663. Nov. 20th, 7 p.m., West Queens Greens, 25-26 18th St., Apt. 1F, Astoria; 728-7372 or gsandman@panix.com. Nov. 21st, 7 p.m., Community Board 1; meet at Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 786-3335. Nov. 27th, 7 p.m., Community Board 4 informational meeting; […]

The Divine Flame Burns Bright In Queens

Dance Visions will present The Divine Flame, a dance theater piece for family audiences about the life, times, inspiration and dance of Isadora Duncan at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on Nov. 18th at 2 p.m. The dance work will mix visual projections, voice, instrument and spoken narration. Duncan, the mother of modern dance, was a […]

Public Service Announcements

Sunnyside Community Services needs volunteers for Holiday Meals-on-Wheels deliveries on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, call Richard at 392-6944 or Rita at 784-6173 ext. 101 and seniors are needed to volunteer for the Intergenerational Program to help children from local elementary schools with homework, call Elizabeth Guidi at 784-6173 ext. 130. Access-A-Ride provides transportation for folks with disabilities, call […]

Senior Spotlight

Presidential Election Snafu Means More Waiting For Rx Drug Plan

Senior Spotlight Presidential Election Snafu Means More Waiting For Rx Drug Plan After waiting for what seemed an eternity and being bombarded with complex proposals about prescription drug coverage that could leave you dizzy and confused, we’re still not much closer to getting a new president or a drug plan. By the time this column hits the streets, we may […]

Flu Program Begins

FAQFIP is a collaboration between the Borough President’s office, the New York City Health Commissioner, Flushing Hospital, Jamaica Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, North Shore–Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Peninsula Hospital, Queens Health Network/ Elmhurst and Queens Hospital Centers and Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers. The American Lung Association of Queens is […]


Heed Election's Lessons

It’s been more than a week now and we still don’t know who the next president of the United States will be. In other countries this might well be cause for all prudent people who were able to urgently seek some other place to call home. Those who were left behind might well have reason to fear for their safety, […]



To The Editor: On Thursday Nov. 9th, my friend and I, who are senior citizens, went to the Board of Health on 94th Street and Junction Boulevard for a flu shot as our doctor doesn’t have the serum. The hours are 8:30 (a.m.) to 2:30 [p.m.]. We arrived at 10:30 a.m. There were 250 people [standing in] line waiting. We […]

Roving Photographer

By Rev. Austin H. Armitstead This week’s question: How do you hoor our Veterans during the month of November?