Memorial To Astoria Hit/Run Victim, 10



This past Monday was the one-year anniversary of the tragic hit/run death of 10-year-old Stefan Trajkovski in Astoria Heights at Ditmars Boulevard and 75th Street. Friends of the youngster, who was riding his bike when struck and fatally injured by an SUV, had erected a small memorial to Trajkovski near a bus stop where the accident occurred. However, that well intended […]

Call For Cameras Along Drag Strip Where 2 Were Struck



Call For Cameras Along Drag Strip Where 2 Were Struck By John Toscano As two teenage friends remained hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by hit/run drag racers last Thursday evening, public officials called for installation of cameras along the Francis Lewis Boulevard drag strip in Fresh Meadows to avert further mayhem. Among the latest developments, NY1 News, a cable television station, […]

Fire In Diner Injures Two, Customers Routed



Fire In Diner Injures Two, Customers Routed Fire In Diner Injures Two, Customers Routed A fire that started in the kitchen of the Scobee Diner, 252-29 Northern Blvd. in Little Neck shortly after noon on Saturday put a police officer and a firefighter in the hospital. According to NY1 News, a cable television station, the two-alarm blaze forced the evacuation of the […]

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings
Associations


Calendar of Events Community Meetings Associations Community Meetings Associations Apr. 15, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Forties Civic; St. Teresa’s Parish Center Rectory Basement, 45th Street, Woodside. Apr. 15, May 13, 8 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick’s School Hall, 39-28 29th St., Long Island City; 718-786-2049. Clubs Apr. 15, 8 p.m., John F. Kennedy Regular Democratic Club of Queens, Parsons Boulevard north of […]

Just Singin’ In The Rain



Just Singin’ In The Rain Just Singin’ In The Rain Broadway’s Singin’ in the Rain, based on the all-time classic Gene Kelly movie musical, is coming to Queensborough Community College as part of its Professional performing Arts Series on Sunday, April 25 at 4 p.m. ‘Tickets for this classic are $42, $39 and $35, and can be purchased through the QCC Box […]

Ion politics



Ion politics By John Toscano Avella Says EDC Is Playing Politics With His Opposition To Airport Redevelopment Plan Ion politics By John Toscano Avella Says EDC Is Playing Politics With His Opposition To Airport Redevelopment Plan When the city Economic Development Corporation announced recently that it planned to delay the controversial Flushing Airport redevelopment project, state Senator Frank Padavan, a […]

Lafayette, Queens Assembly Meet With DA Brown



Lafayette, Queens Assembly Meet With DA Brown Speaker Pro Tempore Ivan C. Lafayette (D–Jackson Heights, second from l.) hosted a meeting with Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and members of the Queens Assembly legislative delegation to discuss the needs of the district attorney’s office to continue to improve the quality of life for the residents of Queens. The district attorney’s […]

It’s A Fiesta Of Fine Food At Santacruz Bar & Restaurant



It’s A Fiesta Of Fine Food At Santacruz Bar & Restaurant It’s A Fiesta Of Fine Food At Santacruz Bar & Restaurant Queens offers its residents and visitors a rich, ethnic tapestry woven into daily life in the borough, most evident in the diversity of restaurants and markets in its neighborhoods. An outstanding thread in that tapestry is Santacruz Bar […]

Senior Spotlight



Senior Spotlight By John Toscano Strangers Ringing Your Door Bell—They May Be Up To No Good by john toscano By John Toscano Strangers Ringing Your Door Bell—They May Be Up To No Good by john toscano Incidents in New Jersey and on Long Island involving men posing as representatives of utility companies who gain entrance to homes of seniors in […]

Free Housing Services



Free Housing Services Tenants and small building owners in the Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside communities needing assistance with their housing related problems are invited to take advantage of free services provided by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC). For 25 years, Central Astoria’s expertise in housing regulations and direct contact with city and state agencies, has been […]