2015-08-05 E-Edition

Astoria Resident Pens Political Commentary



Mario Paul’s I Was Just Thinking is a collection of guidelines and viewpoints about the current state of our nation. The Astoria resident has penned a 69-page book that covers everything from American politics and the economy to baby boomers and “The Greatest Generation”. The book is divided into nine chapters that are quick and to the point and deliver […]

Elk Calf Debuts



Van Bramer Announces $3M For Hunter’s Point Library



On July 28, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO of Queens Library, members of the institution’s Board of Trustees and community leaders to announce he has secured an additional $3 million to construct the Hunters Point Community Library. During the announcement Councilman Van Bramer and members of the […]

Zone 126 Wins DOE Contract



Zone 126 has been selected by the New York City Department of Education as the non-profit organization to lead the Renewal Community Schools initiative at PS/IS 111 and Long Island City High School (Q450) over the course of the next three years (2015-2018). Zone 126 has been awarded $3.8 million in contracts to achieve this. The award by the DOE […]

Meng Gives 1st ‘No’ To Iran Nuke Treaty



Congresswoman Grace Meng became the first lawmaker in Congress to make a decision on supporting President Obama’s treaty with Iran or rejecting it. The Flushing lawmaker announced her decision last week: she rejected it. Meng, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its Subcommittee on the Middle East, last Thursday (July 30) issued the following statement opposing the […]

On 50th, Crowley Vows To Fight To Preserve Medicare



On July 30, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, released the statement below on the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid: “For 50 years, Medicare and Medicaid have provided more than just a safety net – they have provided a lifeline to millions of Americans. These programs serve those who are most in need, […]

Make Every Night A ‘Night Out’



Last night’s 32nd annual National Night Out Against Crime was gratifyingly well attended. There were many special, informative and engaging activities, but most importantly, the community, along with their local police precincts took back the night. It was a night of unity, in which the community stood together, neighbor with neighbor, joining the cops on their beat – many meeting […]

Letters to the Editor



Animal Abuse Scourge To The Editor: I am hoping you will find it in your heart to get the word out on animal cruelty and the consequences of it in your paper. Animal cruelty must be stopped. The people have to know they will be fined and jailed for hurting an animal. People think because they own them they can […]

Flushing House Director Honored With LeadingAge Award



David Barr, Flushing House Director of Operations, will receive the Employee of Distinction Award from LeadingAge New York. LeadingAge Executive Vice President Dan Heim will present the award and a $100 check to Barr, during a ceremony at Flushing House on August 13, 1 to 2 pm. LeadingAge will also invite local New York State Assembly and Senate members, who […]