2013-12-25 E-Edition

Resorts World Casino Hosts NY Cares Coat Drive Through End Of January



This winter, Resorts World Casino New York City will host a NY Cares Coat Drive at its facility, near the coat check area on the Times Square level, to help provide crucial layers of warmth for those in need. The drive starts on Monday, December 9th and will last until Friday, January 31st. Resorts World Casino New York City is committed to […]

Religious Leaders And Residents Sign Second Flushing Remonstrance



In response to the current policy of Stop and Frisk, the citizens of Flushing banded together at St. George’s Church  in observance of Human Rights Day on December 7, calling for a change in the NYPD’s controversial policy.The result was the signing of the Second Flushing Remonstrance.Written in nine languages, the new Remonstrance has been updated to denounce Stop and […]

Alight With New Traditions



Central Astoria’s Inaugural Tree Lighting in Astoria Park drew hundreds despite the freezing weather. Tony Barsamian, executive vice president of Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC), opened the event by introducing George L. Stamatiades, president of CALDC saying, “George was pivotal in bringing this new tradition to Astoria Park. It is a testament to him who has always given his […]

P.S. 85 Rally For Noise Relief



State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Councilmember-Elect Costa Constantinides joined community leaders, parents, teachers and students from P.S. 85 at a rally to demand the MTA and DOE address noise problems created by passing trains. Dozens gathered at a rally that was repeatedly interrupted by more than 15 passing trains, each of which were […]

Maloney Visits Hour Children



Filled with holiday spirit and goodwill, Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney (NY- 12) paid a visit to local children in her district who attend the Hour Children after-school program in Long Island City on December 17. As she was spreading holiday cheer, Maloney also distributed gifts to the children. “Hour Children does so much for this community – whether it is […]

Steinway Dental Contributes To Heroes Health Fund



Vallone: Animal ‘Abusers Now On A Short Leash’



On December 19, the City Council voted on legislation introduced by Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., which would create a registry of animal abusers. Crimes that would result in inclusion in the registry are animal fighting, abandonment, aggravated cruelty and failure to provide proper sustenance, among others, and all persons included on the registry would be prohibited from owning an […]

Holidays Bring Light To December



The holiday season started early this year and, depending on who is celebrating what, lasts all month long. This year, Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, came especially early, coinciding with Thanksgiving, on November 28, and today, a month later, Christians celebrate the birth of the one they call Messiah. Kwanzaa, a week-long, African American holiday based on various elements of […]

Letters to the Editor



Celebrate Safely To The Editor: From office parties to neighborhood gatherings, it’s the most wonderful time of the year to spend time with co-workers, family and friends. With the season of celebrations well under way, it’s also a time to remember that the best celebrations start and end responsibly. Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser once again encourage adults to enjoy the great […]