2016-01-13 E-Edition

Unlock Greek Soul At “Sergiani In Epirus” Culture Events



    Epirus is a coastal region of northwestern Greece and southern Albania. The Pindus Mountains separate Epirus from the Greek regions of Macedonia and Thessaly to the east. The principal town in Greek Epirus is Ioannina. Epirus is largely made up of great limestone ridges.1 Epirus produced a large percentage of immigrants who amassed large fortunes. They gifted their wealth to […]

Goldfeder Improves Morning Commute For QM16 Riders



Bus riders in Queens are finding their morning commutes a little easier in 2016 thanks to efforts by Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder. Following Goldfeder’s multiple requests to NYC Transit (NYCT) dating to 2013, the transitagency last week announced new expanded service on the popular QM16 line betweenRockaway and Manhattan. “Expanding service on the QM16 will provide much-needed flexibility for hundreds ofcommuters […]

CB2’s McSweeney Discusses Amnesty Program



At the January meeting of Community Board 2, former board member and now City Clerk of New York Michael McSweeney was welcomed back, so he could discuss an amnesty program.  It has nothing to do with immigration but instead is an alert to individuals and groups in the city’s communities that their activities may include lobbying and that their investment […]

Announce Fund To Aid Whitestone Slash Teen



The Chinese exchange student who was slashed twice in the face by a masked man on December 8 said she is on the road to recovery. JiaJia Liang, who was walking to school in Whitestone on the morning of the attack, said she has no intention of leaving Queens – and the attack hasn’t soured her on the Big Apple. […]

Boyfriend Charged In First ’16 Slay



A 24-year-old Queens man was charged with second-degree murder on January 5, in the death of his 19-year-old girlfriend – the city’s first homicide of 2016. Fabian Maliza was charged in the murder of Jocelin Romo, 19, who was found dead in her bed on New Year’s Day. Romo was found at about 10:45 p.m. on January 1, face down […]

Call To Reopen Astor Park Restrooms



A group of Astoria parents and residents are calling on officials at the Queens Department of Parks & Recreation to speed up plumbing repairs at Astoria Park playground. More than 300 people have signed an online petition asking Parks officials to reopen restrooms at the Charybdeis Playground for the 2016 season. The restrooms were shut down last summer to allow […]

Ops Hunt Bo-Cutter Pervert



Police are searching for a man who threatened a 20-year-old woman with a box cutter on a Long Island City street last month. Cops said the woman was walking on 43rd Avenue at about 6:40 p.m. on December 19, when the pervert approached her from behind and restrained her with his arm around her shoulders. When the woman pushed him […]

Florida Man Charged With Hate Crime In Astoria Assault



A 55-year-old Florida man charged with attacking an Astoria storeowner on December 10 after shouting, “I kill Muslims,” was arraigned on hate crime charges on January 4. Prosecutors said Piro Kobrani, of Jacksonville, Fla., was initially arrested on a minor assault charge after he broke into a rage and repeatedly beat storeowner Sarker Haque inside the Fatima Food Market on […]

Disgraced Ex-Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex With Students



A disgraced ex-Queens gym teacher pleaded guilty last week to having sex with two of her underage students. Joy Morsi, 40, a married mother of four, was. initially charged with rape for engaging in a torrid sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student wrestler at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood. Prosecutors said Morsi “flipped out” over the teen’s decision to […]