2015-08-26 E-Edition

NYPD Seeking School Crossing Guards



Queens police officials are searching for a few good School Crossing Guards.NYPD officials said there is a shortage of school crossing guards in the Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Sunnyside areas, and they are seeking qualified local residents to fill the posts.School Crossing Guards receive training by the NYPD prior to their assignment, and are required to work, in […]

New Smoking Ban At School Entrances, Ed Programs



Parents and other caregivers who light up on their way to pick up youngsters from school and after-school programs will now have to snuff out cigarettes before they reach school grounds.Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed legislation that bans smoking near schools, education institutes and after-school programs.Smoking was banned in all New York State workplaces under the 2003 Clean Indoor […]

Man Critical In Cab Back-Up Crash



A Queens man suffered serious injuries when a taxi backed into him on a Jackson Heights street on August 19, police said.Cops said the victim was crossing 74th Street behind a yellow cab that was stopped in a crosswalk on 34th Street at about 1:10 a.m. on August 19, when the cabbie put the vehicle into reverse and slammed into […]

Cops Hunt Woman In Subway Bite Attack



Queens Transit police are searching for a woman who brutally beat another straphanger on a Manhattan-bound F train on August 14.Cops said the 45-year-old victim walked up to the woman and asked her to move her bag off a seat on the Manhattan-bound train at about 9:45 a.m. on August 14.When the woman ignored the victim, she asked again if […]

15 Years For Corona Man In Child Sex “Game”



A 24-year-old Corona man was sentenced last week to 5-to-15 years in prison for engaging underage girls in a cyber “game” that awarded points to young victims who participated in a series of activities – including sexual acts, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.Brown said Jorel Fowler was sentenced on August 12 on two counts of use of a child […]

Cuomo Task Force Nails Steinway Street Salons



A team of New York State investigators swooped down on nail salons on Steinway Street on August 20, checking conditions there within a six-block area along the bustling commercial strip.Governor Andrew Cuomo last May established a Task Force of 10 Field Teams including investigators from the New York State Labor and State Departments, the Workers Compensation Board and the Department […]

Treasures Tripoli’s Farmers Market



Consumers in the United States want to know where and how their food is grown. Persons have an intense desire to eat from local markets. Many grow food in their backyards. Farmers markets have grown resulting in a five billion annual sales, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.“We are going to the Farmer’s Market today on Sunday,” said Pitsa […]

NPH Is Coming To Astoria!



Neil Patrick Harris will be coming to Astoria’s Kaufman Studios his new 10 episode show, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris. The show “will feature appearances by A-list stars, stunts, comedy skits, incredible performances, mini game shows, audience giveaways and hidden camera pranks.”Best Time Ever premieres September 15 at 10/9c on NBC. The live audience tapings will start September […]

Mt. Sinai To Serve As Official Medical Services Provider For Athletes At U.S. Open



Mount Sinai orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians caring for athletes at the US Open this year will be joined for the first time by radiologists using portable ultrasound devices to help quickly diagnose bone, muscle and joint injuries. For the third year in a row, Mount Sinai is serving as the Official Medical Services Provider for the tennis tournament, […]