2012-08-22 E-Edition

Parents: During Back-To-School Season, Don’t Forget To Do Your Own Homework

Once again, millions of parents and kids are hitting stores for the annual Back-to-school shopping season, complete with long lines and even longer receipts. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the average person spent about $603 on everything from school supplies and apparel to electronics and footwear for Back-to-school last year. The NRF also cites a BIGinsight study that found […]

Viewpoint: 2012 Sophocles N. And Louiza Zoullas Memorial Hellenic Lecture

The intellectual highlight of the Greek-American Community of Long Island’s East end is the Sophocles N. and Louiza Zoullas Memorial Hellenic Lecture at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons. Dr. Peter Mihalos who gave the evening’s introduction said, “We have had Supreme Court Justice Kennedy and Supreme Allied Commander Stavridis as speakers. Tonight, we […]

Time Warner Cable Celebrates At Ecuadorian Parade

Time Warner Cable continued its celebration of New York City’s Hispanic community by supporting the Ecuadorian Parade, held August 5 in Jackson Heights, Queens. Time Warner Cable added to the parade’s festive atmosphere by playing music by singers Riccardo Perotti, Judy Olvera and Kike Vega. Perotti and Olvera rode in the company’s branded car as it traveled the parade route […]

Feds Charge Queens Man In Airport Crime Sting

The city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor last week said a 32-year-old Jamaica man has been charged with running a ring of criminals who used empanadas, chocolate bars and scuba diving diplomas to sneak heroin and cocaine into the U.S. in cargo shipments that arrived at JFK International Airport.A six-month investigation by U.S. Homeland Security agents revealed that Jorge Guerrero also allegedly […]

Feds Charge Queens Cop With Aiding Drug Dealer

A federal grand jury recently handed down an eight-count indictment charging a Queens police officer with supplying confidential NYPD information to a Jamaica, Queens drug dealer.Police Officer Devon Daniels, 30, who was assigned to the 111th Precinct in Bayside, was indicted on August 10 on federal charges including four counts of making false statements to federal agents and four counts […]

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt Shooter In Near-Fatal Rob AttemptDetectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects who critically shot a patron on August 18, during a foiled robbery attempt outside a Woodside strip club.Cops said two strangers accosted the 34-year-old victim as he left the Starlight Gentlemen’s Club at 49-09 25th Ave. at […]

New Cyberbullying Protections Under New Law

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D–Howard Beach) thanked Governor Andrew Cuomo for acting quickly to sign anti-cyberbullying legislation in time for the start of the new school year next month.With the new law on the books, Addabbo said, students will be protected from cyberbullying in public schools, as well as from bullying and discrimination.Addabbo said he supported the new law, […]

Queens Gun Buy-Back Program Nets 509 Weapons

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and state Senator Malcolm A. Smith announced that 509 weapons have been collected at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church on August 18 during a gun buy-back program. Among the weapons recovered were an AK 47, a Tec-9, a Calico 9mm with a 50 round magazine, 245 revolvers, 168 semi-automatic pistols […]

Goldfeder Joins Families At The Free Puppet Show

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder and his son Asher, joined dozens of children and families to watch a free puppet show presented by the City Parks Foundation and enjoyed other family-fun activities hosted by Frances Scarantino of Reach for the S.T.A.R.S. Day-care at P.S. 146 in Howard Beach.