2012-06-06 E-Edition

John Franco Inducted Into Mets Hall Of Fame



Two days following the First No-Hitter ever pitched in Mets history, Brooklyn born John Franco was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. John Franco is recognized as the Mets all-time leader in saves(276) and games pitched (695). John Franco , a perennial All Star relief pitcher( 4 times) who had a stellar career with the Mets setting records for […]

New York Arcadian Chapter Remembers Heritage



Preserving culture and heritage played a prominent role at the Geros Tou Morea chapter of the Pan Arcadian Federation of America celebration on Sunday, May 20. The event took place at a closed street in front of the clubhouse at 27-02 39th Ave., Astoria. An NYPD auxiliary police presence provided a feeling of security in an urban setting. Lambs were […]

Bayside Street Renamed For Fallen Firefighter



Councilmember Dan Halloran unveiled the sign for the new Lt. Peter J. Farrenkopf Place, 207th Street at 26th Avenue in Bayside.  Lt. Farrenkopf, of FDNY Marine Company 6. Lt. Farrenkopf, who died of a respiratory infection he contracted at Ground Zero, resided on the street that now bears his name.  "This street is a tribute to a man who gave […]

Bikers For A Cause



Maloney Meets With Patriarch Bartholomew I



Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, met last week with His All Holiness, Bartholomew I, a major leader of the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith who serves as Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, as she was attending an international conference in Istanbul, Turkey jointly hosted by the United Nations Population Fund […]

Community Health Fair Educates, Entertains



“Let’s remember the most important things in life—family and health,” City Comptroller John Liu said at the Mount Sinai Queens— United Community Civic Association (UCCA) Community Health Fair, held June 2 at Immaculate Conception Church between 31st and 29th Streets, just north of Ditmars Boulevard, in Astoria. The fair drew some 1,500 adults and children between 10 a.m. and 3 […]

Mayor’s Big Cup Ban Is All Wet



Last Wednesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he plans to ban the sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, delis, fast-food franchises and sports arenas. The ban, said to be the first in the nation, could take effect as soon as March 2013. The ban on […]

Letters to the Editor



QEDC Means Progress To The Editor: This month I have been focused on business plan contests. And I happily report that the Queens Economic Development Corporation was on the awarding and receiving ends of two, while I got to serve as a judge in a third challenge. At Queens Taste 2012, we announced the winners of the StartUP! Business Plan […]

Plumbers Union Local 1 Wins DEP Storm Water Runoff Grant



This year, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has embarked on a $4.6 million grant program for community-based green infrastructure projects. Among the 11 winners is Local 1 of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada in Long Island City. Mikelle Adgate, DEP project […]