2017-07-12 E-Edition

Queens Native Serves Nation Abroad In Spain



A Jamaica High School graduate and Queens native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Donald Cook. Petty Officer 2nd Class Nyja Allen is a culinary specialist aboard the forward-deployed, Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer operating out of Rota, Spain. Donald Cook is one of four destroyers homeported in Rota. A Navy culinary […]

Reps. Maloney and King Join with Law Enforcement and Advocates to Call for End to Shell Company Secrecy



Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) gathered today with anti-corruption advocacy groups, law enforcement, and financial institutions to discuss the need for transparency in company ownership and announced the introduction of her bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act. Congressman Peter King (R-NY) is lead Republican cosponsor of the bill.Congresswoman Maloney was joined today by Stefanie Ostfeld, Deputy Head of Global Witness’ US office; […]

On The Road In Greece: Patriotism In Tripoli’s Procession



The United States of America is a secular government. The Founding Fathers incorporated a distinct separation of church and state in the constitution. They came to America to escape the religious wars of Europe and a better way of life. On May 22nd, we witnessed a Church/State procession in the provincial city of Tripolis, Greece.  The memory of the saints […]

Durst Files Plans For 63-Story Building Next To LIC Clock Tower



The Durst Organization has filed plans to develop a 63-story tower in a lot next door to the landmarked Clock Tower Building at Queens Plaza in Long Island City. The new tower will feature 763 residential units and a public park, plans show. The Durst Organization acquired the parcel from Property Markets Group in December 2016 for $173.5 million., contingent […]

Two Life Sentences For Elmhurst ‘Voodoo’ Slayer



A Queens Supreme Court justice handed down two life sentences on July 6th to a former East Elmhurst construction worker convicted of using a claw hammer to bash his girlfriend and her daughter to death in January 2014. Carlos Amarillo, 48, confessed that he murdered the women because he feared they were witches and they had cast a spell on […]

Hunt Suspect In July 4th LIC Shooting



Police are searching for an armed suspect who shot a man two times during a violent dispute on July 4th. Cops said the suspect and his 35-year-old victim were arguing opposite 38-38 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City at about 9 p.m. on July 4th when the dispute turned violent.The suspect suddenly pulled a gun and shot the victim in […]

Know What You Nosh From Food Vendors



It’s that time again. With hot summer temperatures searing local streets, officials at the city Department of Health (DOH) and the NYPD are warning the public to remain alert when purchasing food items from street vendors. DOH officials said licensed vendors are a “best bet” when purchasing food at street fairs, festivals and on busy shopping strips. Unlicensed vendors often […]

Cit Pulls Contractor’s License In Astoria Building Collapse



The city Department of Buildings (DOB) has pulled the license of a contractor in connection with a building collapse in Astoria that trapped and seriously injured three workers underneath thousands of pounds of construction materials on June 20. DOB officials said Ideal Buildings and Construction Services of Queens and jobsite manager Fazal Hassan were hit with the penalty on June […]

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Nifty Gadgets That Can Help Seniors With Hearing Loss

Dear Savvy Senior,What types of products can you recommend to help people with hearing problems? My 65-year-old husband has some hearing issues, but doesn’t think he needs a hearing aid, so I’m looking for some alternative devices that can help.Loud TalkerDear Loud,If your husband feels he’s not ready for a hearing aid but needs some hearing help, there are dozens […]