2015-11-11 E-Edition

Goldfeder Pitches In For Breezy Point Sandy Day Of Service



Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder continues the annual traditions when he joined hundreds of Breezy Point families to plant dune grass on the beach in observance of the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The plants help stabilize and grow existing sand dunes, providing additional storm surge protection for the community.

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 12 to Nov. 18)



The famous GingerBread Lane returns to Queens again this week. Its 500 square feet of sweet goodness will be in good company with classic plays, noir film, performance art, poetry, and Himalayan dumplings. Here’s the rundown. Nov. 12, Nature of the Muse, 7:30 pm. Local poet Audrey Dimola organizes a fireside reading/live writing contest. Five authors share their work and […]

Crowley, Jackson Lee Write Letter Calling On Fight Against FGM



Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), authors of the Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Act, announced they led a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power urging the U.S. to continue supporting the fight against FGM through the implementation of the recently adopted United […]

Goldfeder Wants More Vets In The Driver Seat



Assemblyman introduces bill recognizing veterans’ military driving records for bus driver applications in New York State, eliminating current three-year waiting period Goldfeder proposal inspired by story of Rockaway Park veteran barred by waiting period provision, despite years’ experience on base driving military transport vehicles As communities across the city prepare to honor the service of our nation’s veterans, Goldfeder is […]

Katz Swears-In Queens Council On Arts Board Members



As the honorary chairperson of the Queens Council on the Arts, Borough President Katz officiated the swearing-in ceremony for its Board of Trustees members. The Council was founded in 1966 by Borough President Katz’ mother, Jeanne Dale Katz. Also pictured here (l. to r.) are Board of Trustees President Gianna Cerbone Teoli and Trustees Hal Rosenbluth, Frank “Turtle” Raffaele and […]

Memorial For JHS 157 Teacher



Hundreds of students, parents, teachers and staff of JHS 157 Stephen A. Halsey in Rego Park gathered together after school in the schoolyard on November 2 to celebrate the life of their beloved girls’ physical education teacher Josh Abrams, who suffered a tragic accident and passed away on October 16, at age 39.  Principal Vincent Suraci; fellow physical education teacher […]

Savvy Senior:

Roadside Assistance Services For Older Drivers

Dear Savvy Senior,I would like to get my wife and I set up with some type of roadside assistance service in case we get a flat tire or our battery conks out. Can you recommend some good and affordable services for retirees on a budget?Too Old to Fix a FlatDear Too Old,Getting set up with a roadside assistance service you […]

Savvy Senior:

Adjusted Flu Vaccine Options Available To Seniors This Year

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about this year’s flu shot? Last year’s vaccine was ineffective at preventing the flu, especially among seniors. What options are available to me this year?Seeking ProtectionDear Seeking,You’re right. Last season’s flu shot was not very effective at preventing the flu. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people […]

Savvy Senior:

How To Save On Hearing Aids

Dear Savvy Senior,Where can we find affordable hearing aids? My husband needs a set but we can’t really afford to pay the exorbitant prices. Can you help us?Loud-Talking WifeDear Loud,It’s unfortunate, but millions of Americans with hearing loss don’t get hearing aids because they simply can’t afford them. Hearing aids – typically sold through audiologists’ offices – are expensive, usually […]