2018-10-17 E-Edition

Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting



When the October meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association was brought to order, DKCA President George Stamatiades was absent but had sent word he would arrive before the ending.  Vice President Tony Benetatos took over and began by welcoming Commander Deputy Inspector Osvaldo Nuñez of the 114th Police Precinct, who delivered a crime report and additional news.  A major […]

Community Board 1 Holds Monthly Gathering; HANAC Discusses Senior Health



Community Board 1’s cabinet meeting for October had five official speakers, one of whom didn’t show up, and a few unofficial ones, all of them full of information.  Much was heard about Alzheimer’s disease, its treatment and how it’s important that those not afflicted by it should take an interest in those who are.  A representative from HANAC talked about […]

October 7th Groundbreaker of Transfiguration Church Parish House Attracts 150 Persons



In the 1960’s, Greek- American middle-class families from Riverhead to East Marion had a dream of establishing a Greek Orthodox Church on the tip of Long Island. The first President was Theofan Kyvernitis. Steve Tsontakis was the architect and Peter Demetriou, the church lawyer, donated their services. William Smith of Yennecott Realties of Southold was the builder. They formed an […]

State Suspends Home Restaurant Liquor License



State Liquor Authority officials (SLA) suspended the liquor license of a troubled Astoria restaurant on October 4th. In suspending the license for Home Restaurant and Lounge at 28-49 Steinway Street, the SLA cited a history of 17 violent incidents at the location since January, including sexual assaults, slashings and one incident where a bouncer punched a customer in the face […]

Two Paintings Swiped From Astoria Bar



Police are searching for a crafty thief who stole two paintings off the wall of an Astoria restaurant on September 16th. The paintings, valued at $1,500 each, were given to the owners of William Hallet by a former employee of the bar and restaurant at 36-10 30th Avenue, police said. Cops said the thief was captured on surveillance video entering […]

Halloween Sex Perv Watch



Queens cops and state Parole officials will be hot on the trail of the borough’s registered sexual predators again this Halloween, conducting surveillance to make sure they remained at home and stayed a safe distance from young trick-or-treaters, law enforcement sources said. Under the joint NYPD/State Parole program dubbed, “Operation Halloween: Zero Tolerance,” special restrictions will be placed on paroled […]

Cops Hunt LIC Hit-Run Driver



Police are searching for a hit-run driver who struck an 11-year-old at a Long Island City intersection on October 10. Cops said the van struck the child at the intersection of 13th Street and 40th Avenue at about 8:15 a.m. on October 10th and then fled the scene. The child was taken to a local hospital and was listed in […]

Keeping Little Ghosts And Goblins Safe At Halloween



Halloween is a haunting eve, when spooks and specters hover over local streets in search of some ghoulishly good fun and treats. Police and fire officials are offering parents the following tips to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe as they trek out for Trick Or Treat:The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) is advising Trick Or Theaters of all […]

Speedway Shuts Down Northern Boulevard Pumps



Gas pumps have dried up and disappeared from the landscape of a former Speedway gas station on Northern Boulevard near Steinway Street in Long Island City. Construction equipment sits in the rear of the 40,000-square-foot parcel, surrounded by temporary fencing and a structure that housed an office, a convenience store and a Dunkin’ Donuts shop. The “Speedway” sign has disappeared, […]