2017-09-20 E-Edition

Community Board 1 Cabinet Resumes Monthly Meetings



This month, the Community Board 1 cabinet resumed its monthly meetings after the summer break. September’s meeting, held as usual at Kaufman Astoria Studios, began with an introduction of Chris Boccia, the new superintendent for the Queens West 1 sanitation district, by Florence Koulouris, CB1’s district manager and moderator of the cabinet meetings.  It proceeded to a presentation dense with […]

It’s In Queens! (Sept. 21 to Sept. 27)



It’s another week of festivals – hip hop, honey, Oktober, food, maker, and farm – in the borough. But Muppets, divas, Latin music, interpretive dance, and Chance the Rapper are also in the mix. Sept. 22, Jose Conde Electric & Ola Fresca, 7 pm. Tropical Latin dance music with Cuban rhythms that explore the crosscurrents of son, salsa, timba, funk, […]

Addabbo Meets With Ozone Park Boy Scout Troop 588



Boy Scout Troop 588 in Ozone Park was visited by NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., who discussed legislation, state governmental matters and local issues.

Addabbo Pitches In With JCCRP’s Rosh Hashanah Food Distribution Effort



NYS Senator Joe Addabbo helped distribute food for Rosh Hashanah at the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP), along with its Executive Director Moshe Brandsdorpher.

Chazaq Honors True Patrons Of The Community At First Legislative Breakfast In Forest Hills



Chazaq has come far in the last 10 years. The organization was conceived as a vehicle to ensure that every Jewish person receive their due heritage. Via strategic social, cultural, and educational programs, Chazaq has planted strong roots that will assuredly continue to nurture the Pan-American and even International charge of preserving, sustaining, and expanding the authentic Jewish idea. Though […]

Support Assembly Bill To Provide Kosher And Hallal Food To Public School Students



On Tuesday, September 5 the Chazaq organization, along with Agudath Yisrael of America and Assemblyman David Weprin joined a diverse gathering of advocacy groups in front of City Hall. The rally called for the city to make kosher and hallal lunches available for the many students who observe religious dietary laws.  “No child should ever leave a lunchroom or enter a […]

Meng Announces Construction Of Elevators, More At Flushing-Main Street LIRR Station



U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced that the Long Island Rail Road has begun the construction of elevators at the Flushing-Main Street LIRR station. The elevators, which will make the Flushing-Main Street station ADA accessible, are a major component of the facility’s $24.6 million overhaul. Last month, crews completed the erection of the steel structure that will house the westbound […]

Letter To The Editor:

A Symbol Of Pride

To The Editor: I want to express my strong disapproval of the mayor’s proposal to remove the Christopher Columbus statue from Astoria Blvd. The removal of the statue will demoralize all Americans of Italian heritage, like myself. Our ancestors came to this country to make better lives for themselves. We respect each other’s beliefs, religions, and cultures. Christopher Columbus should […]

Pheffer Amato At GallopNYC Open House For Horse Therapy



On September 10, at Sunrise Stables in Howard Beach, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) attended the annual Open House for GallopNYC, a program that provides therapeutic riding for children and adults with special needs and other disabilities. According to their website, GallopNYC.org, the program serves over 500 riders per week at six locations, many of whom are at-risk youth […]