2016-10-12 E-Edition

It’s In Queens! (October 13 to October 19)



Luckily, beer goes with almost everything. Thus, the borough’s first-ever suds festival will mix well with jazz, dance, tours, magic, pumpkins, tea, and conversations about race this week. Here’s the rundown. Oct. 13, Thursday Night Jazz, 8 pm. A new weekly series featuring young, emerging, and established musicians. $10 suggested donation. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., […]

Woman Sought In Botched Broadway Bank Rob



Police are searching for a woman who attempted a holdup at an Astoria bank on October 7, authorities said. Cops said the woman was wearing sunglasses when she entered a Santander Bank branch at 37-10 Broadway in Astoria at about 11:40 a.m. on October 7, where she passed a note to a teller demanding cash. The teller refused to comply […]

Two Firefighters Injured In Sunnyside Blaze



Four people, including two firefighters, were injured on October 7 in a stubborn fire that tore through the top floor of a six-story apartment building in Sunnyside. One victim suffered minor burns and was treated at the scene, a fire spokesperson said. Another victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable […]

Two Firefighters Injured In Sunnyside Blaze



Four people, including two firefighters, were injured on October 7 in a stubborn fire that tore through the top floor of a six-story apartment building in Sunnyside. One victim suffered minor burns and was treated at the scene, a fire spokesperson said. Another victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable […]

Ridgewood Man Charged With Grandmother’s Death



Police responding to a daughter’s request for a wellness check t her elderly mother’s Ridgewood home made a grisly discovery on October 5. The woman’s grandson, Christopher Fuhrer, 30, led police to a second-floor bedroom where they found the remains of 85-year-old Erika Kraus-Breslin, handcuffed and in multiple plastic bags. The body was stashed in a corner of the bedroom, […]

Man Nabbed In Woodside Machete Attack



Police last week arrested a 42-year-old Woodside man who used a hatchet to threaten and rob a woman on October 1. Cops said Moses Fernandez approached the 23-year-old victim from behind at about 11:30 p.m. on October Cops said the 23-year-old victim was walking near Woodside and Roosevelt Avenues at about 11:30 p.m. on October 1 when Moses Fernandez approached […]

Refresh Driving Skills At AARP Course



“Volunteers Plant the Seed of Kindness,” said a poster. The Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center at 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway is hosting AARP Smart Driving courses. I attended the Monday, September 19th class with an exceptional instructor, Mr. Robert L. Glover. All courses run from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The fee is $20 for AARP members. Non-members have a […]

“Geros Tou Morea” Chapter Celebrate the Meaning of the Greek Revolution



        On Sunday, September 25th, 2016,  the 195th Anniversary of the “Alosis of Tripolis” (The Siege of Tripolis) was remembered by the “Geros Tou Morea” chapter of the Pan Arcadian Association of America. A memorial service was held at St. Demetrios Church of Astoria. A luncheon followed at the “Geros Tou Morea” civic center in Long Island City. The chapter […]

Book Review: Scorched Earth, Restoring The Country After Obama



        A scorched earth policy is a military strategy that targets anything that might be useful to the enemy while advancing through or withdrawing from an area. Specifically, all of the assets that are used or can be used by the enemy are targeted, such as food sources, transportation, communications, industrial resources, and even the people in the area.1              This is the […]