2018-04-18 E-Edition

CB 1 Joins After Brief Hiatus



Because in February there was no scheduled meeting and in March the meeting was cancelled on the grounds of inclement weather, the Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for April 12 was the first in three months.  It was held as usual at the board room of Kaufman Astoria Studios.  Florence Koulouris, CB1’s district manager, got the meeting down to business […]

It’s In Queens! (April 19 to April 25)



Earth Day is this weekend, and Queens celebrates with a cherry blossom fest, nature events, and even cheesemaking. The borough also hosts a three-day tattoo expo, a dance-heavy battle of the bands, Cinderella, Tony Orlando, and evolving vignettes. April 20, United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo, April 22. More than 250 tattoo artists from all over the world, entertainment, workshops, […]

Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center Expansion



Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (fourth from l.), Congress Member Gregory Meeks (fifth from l.), Assembly Members Stacey Pheffer Amato (l.) and Michelle Titus (c.), Council Member Donovan Richards (sixth from l.), Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center CEO Dr. Marjorie Hill (sixth from r.) and Chair Betty Leon (third from l.) at […]

Breaking Ground On Kew Gardens Hills Playground



Queens Borough President Melinda Katz participated in the April 16 groundbreaking ceremony (held indoors due to rain) for a student-designed and environmentally friendly playground that is to be built on the grounds of IS 250, PS 255 and the Queens School of Inquiry in Kew Gardens Hills. The project is being funded by a $500,000 allocation from Borough President Katz, […]

Stavisky, Hevesi, Comptroller DiNapoli Return Funds To Forest Hills Residents



NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky invited residents of Forest Hills and Rego Park to the Forest Hills Library on April 12 to see if they had money being held by the state. Thousands of dollars were discovered by Comptroller DiNapoli’s staff and residents began the process of applying to have their money returned. They event was co-sponsored by Assembly Member […]

Nolan Joins Chancellor Carranza On Tour Of Aviation HS



On Friday, April 13, Assembly Member Catherine Nolan joined school officials, Principal Steve Jackson, students and her colleagues in government to welcome Chancellor Richard A. Carranza for a tour of Aviation High School in Long Island City.    “It was a pleasure to welcome our new Chancellor Richard A. Carranza to Aviation High School,” said Assembly Member Nolan. “The challenges our students face […]

Ridgewood/Glendale Memorial Day Parade Fundraiser



At the 80th annual Allied Veterans Memorial Committee of Ridgewood & Glendale Fundraising Dinner to benefit the Ridgewood/Glendale Memorial Parade, Bill Cook was presented with the Veteran of the Year Award.     

Pheffer Amato Calls on EDC: ‘Keep the Shuttle for Far Rockaway!’



Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Far Rockaway) called on the city Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to permanently reinstate the Downtown Far Rockaway Shuttle Bus to the Rockaway Ferry. The shuttle provided transportation from the Ferry Terminal on Beach 108th to Mott Ave, Wavecrest Gardens on Beach 20th and back to the Ferry Terminal. Until January 18, EDC operated the shuttle […]

NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Study: Combo Doubles Lung Cancer Survival



The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, when combined with chemotherapy, doubles survival in patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSNSCLC) lacking genetic changes in the EGFR or ALK genes, when compared to chemotherapy alone, according to an international, Phase III clinical trial. Principal investigator Leena Gandhi, MD, PhD, Director of the Thoracic Medical Oncology Program at Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU […]