2014-04-16 E-Edition

World’s Fair Legacy



On April 15, Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx), vice chair of the Democratic Caucus, announced the introduction of H. Res. 552, a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 New York World’s Fair and recognizing its lasting legacy in not only technology, industry and entertainment, but in the hearts and minds of Americans. “The 1964 World’s Fair is […]

Commissioner Bratton Speaks At ACA Meeting



On April 8 New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Astoria Civic Association at Riccardo’s by the Bridge. Bratton was introduced by former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. who took time to speak about the commissioner’s last visit to Queens and the Astoria Civic almost 20 years ago, when […]

Local-Express

Audrey Pheffer

Audrey Pheffer was a Democratic member of the New York state Assembly, representing District 23, from 1987 until resigning in May, 2011 to become the Queens county clerk, clerk of the Supreme Court and commissioner of jurors. Pheffer’s professional background includes posts at the city Board of Education Rockaway Occupational Training Center; New York City Commission on Human Rights; administrative […]

Easter’s Message Of Rebirth



To Christians, be they Orthodox, Roman Catholic or Protestant, this is Holy Week, starting last Sunday, with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, going on to his trial and crucifixion on Good Friday, April 18, and his resurrection on Easter morning, Sunday, April 20. Providing additional significance to the ceremonies and celebrations, this year the Orthodox and Western Easter […]

Letters to the Editor



Free Man From Men To The Editor: Unlike some of the contributors to the Letters to Editor page, I have maintained my dignity by not mocking, vilifying or denigrating anyone with an opposing viewpoint. It seems my angst that our unsustainable debt and growing obligations for limitless, unconditional well intentioned entitlements, once called “assistance”, have morphed into guaranteed lifestyles is […]

Remarks From Rose Marie Poveromo



The following remarks were to be delivered by Rose Marie Poveromo to close the “Community Concerns” Town Hall meeting on April 3, co- sponsored by the United Community Civic Association and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas. Firstly, Kudos! The decision by Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens to postpone for at least another year regulations allowing hydrofracking – […]

Gianaris, LIC Partnership On Partial 7 Train Restoration



State Senator Michael Gianaris issued the following statement regarding the news that the 7 train will run during the weekend of May 17 and 18, instead of shutting down for the weekend as previously planned. Community members had asked the MTA to adjust the shutdown schedule because of the events taking place in Long Island City on this particular weekend, […]

Constantinides, DenDekker Host Free Shredding Event



Councilmember Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) and Assemblymember Michael DenDekker (D-East Elmhurst) met with residents of Jackson Heights on April 12 at a “Government On Your Corner” event that included free paper shredding services. Constituents came to speak with the elected officials and also brought their documents for shredding. “I enjoyed meeting and speaking with residents about important issues facing our community,” […]

Queens Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of World’s Fair



The Queens Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 New York World’s Fair throughout the spring and summer with a look at the fanfare, the global participation, the excitement, the ambition and the legacy of the historic event. See the story of the fair told through news clips, sheet music, memorabilia, promotional items, photographs and other authentic material […]