2016-11-09 E-Edition

The Society of Epirotes Anagenesis, the Ladies Auxiliary Souliotisses & Heritage Museum Celebrate Unique Events



        “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” — Thomas Jefferson, U.S. Founding Father. The Society of Epirotes “Anagenesis” and the Ladies’ Auxiliary “Souliotisses,” the Heritage Museum of Epirus and Hellenic News of America celebrated “OXI” Day on Friday evening, October 28th, 2016 at 514 Broadway (between. 29th St. & […]

Police Announce ‘Zero Tolerance’ Holiday Crackdown



Queens police officials this week issued a warning to motorists who party too hard and get behind the wheel drunk over the holidays.Police announced a “Zero Tolerance” crackdown in precincts throughout northern Queens from Thanksgiving week through New Years Day, including a series of undisclosed checkpoints and increased enforcement of drunk or “buzzed” drivers, seat belt offenses and enforcement of […]

Turkey Day Fire Safety Tips



Thanksgiving is traditionally a day for family gatherings, football rivalries, swapping memories and gobbling down a great meal. In keeping with tradition, officials at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) last week released an early fire safety checklist and are urging Queens residents to take precautions to prevent turning Thanksgiving into a real turkey. There’s more to the holiday than […]

Probe Astoria Construction Site Arson



Fire and police officials are seeking help from the public to help identify and locate the suspect(s) who vandalized and torched two construction vehicles, tools and equipment belonging to a contractor working on a small playground beneath the RFK Triborough Bridge in Astoria. Fire officials said several units were called to the scene at about 11 p.m. on November 1, […]

Safety Tips For Outdoor Turkey Chefs



Officials at the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) are urging Queens residents to take extra precautions when lighting up a backyard grill or a deep fryer to cook their Thanksgiving turkey. Warmer fall temperatures are encouraging more and more Queens residents to take on the chore of grilling or deep frying their holiday bird, NFPA officials said. “People believe it’s […]

More New Astoria Housing



The owner of a parcel at 25-82 43rd Street in Astoria has filed applications for development of a three-story, eight-unit residential building at the site. Plans indicate the new building will feature parking spaces for eight vehicles and a laundry room.A three-story private home currently located at the site will face a wrecking ball to make way for the new […]

Man Wanted In Five Gunpoint Robberies



Police are searching for a brazen gunman who pulled off five armed robberies on October 31, at businesses in Woodside and Jackson Heights. Cops said the gunman accosted 68-year-old employee at a Laundromat at 55-02 Roosevelt Avenue at about 5 a.m. on October 31 and demanded cash. The victim handed over $50 to the suspect who then ran from the […]

Corona Mob Mom Fit For Trial



A Corona woman charged with her family of running a massive cocaine operation from their family businesses has been found fit to stand trial next March. Federal Judge Raymond Dearie ordered Eleonora Giogliotti to undergo psychiatric testing in April, after her attorneys said she believed she was being poisoned in prison, and had started spitting on prison guards.Gigliotti’s husband, Gregorio […]

City Offers Tips For Great Gobblers



For most people, Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season. It’s a day we spend fighting over football rivalries, catching up on family news, eating too much and making plans for shopping and celebrating Christmas and the new year. The turkey takes center stage at most Thanksgiving dinners, and most are prepared using recipes passed down by generations of […]