JHS 194 Wins PSAL Championship

JHS 194 of Whitestone won the PSAL (Public School Athletic League) girls basketball championship on June 15 for the first time in the school’s history. The game was played at St. Francis College.

Battle Heat Waves At City Pools, Cooling Centers


Meteorologists are warning the public that things are about to heat up in Queens this week, where the mercury will soar near 90 degrees for at least seven days. Forecasters said temperatures would reach body-roasting temperatures this week, reminding us that it really is summer in the city. The heat is certain to force many Queens residents to stay indoors, […]

Police Athletic League’s Junior Police Jamboree

On June 19, children from Police Athletic League (PAL) centers throughout Queens, including the Edward Byrne Center, Goldie Maple Academy and Pathways Prep, participated in the 11th Annual Junior Police Jamboree at the PAL Edward Byrne Center in Jamaica. Over 300 young “recruits” from PAL centers citywide displayed projects highlighting leadership qualities and community service opportunities, while members of the […]

Van Strikes Police Car, Pedestrian Injured

A team of NYPD auxiliary officers responding to a 911 call were involved in an accident on July 5 that resulted in minor injuries to a pedestrian. Police said the two auxiliary officers were responding to a police emergency at about 6 pm on Friday evening, running their lights and sirens, when their car was struck by a van in […]

Miller Receives Little League Award

Mike Rizzo (l.), vice president of the Ridgewood-Glendale-Middle Village-Maspeth Little League, stopped by Assemblyman Mike Miller’s (r.) office to present him with an award for his outstanding sponsorship of the Little League, which he has sponsored for the last 10 years.

Police Search For Glendale Bike Thieves

Police are looking for three boys who stole a bicycle from an 11-year-old Glendale boy on June 22. The victim was pedaling his bicycle near 80th Street and Cooper Avenue at about 5 pm when the three suspects offered him cash for the bike. When the victim pedaled away from the suspects, they chased him down and grabbed the bike, […]

A New Library Worthy Of East Elmhurst Families

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Queens Public Library President Dennis Walcott, Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, NYS Senator Jessica Ramos, Councilman Francisco Moya and other community leaders cut the ribbon June 28 on the new state-of-the-art East Elmhurst branch of Queens Public Library after a $9.9 million capital expansion and renovation made possible by millions from the borough president’s discretionary funds. The […]

On the Road in Greece: Epirus Zagorohoria


A group tour is the most economical way for a middle class tourist to visit the enchanting mountain villages of the Pindus mountains: the Zagorohoria. “We will have a picturesque mountain excursion reaching the Zagorohoria,” said Kostoula Kapogiannis, of Kapogiannis Tours of Tripoli during a recent spring trip of Epirus. “The villages are scattered among the natural beauty of the […]

Don’t Sweat, Open Hydrants Legally


We’ve all seen them – images of children dancing between bubbles of water from neighborhood fire hydrants. But city officials are warning the public that those images come at a high price for adults who open hydrants illegally in any of the five boroughs. Now that warmer summer temperatures have arrived, city officials are reminding Queens residents that they could […]

Crime Watch


Astoria Man Busted In Slash Attack A 30-year-old Astoria man is facing assault and weapons charges after he slashed four people during a dispute outside a local pub on June 30th, police said. Cops said Valon Ahmetovic, of Newtown Avenue, got into a verbal dispute with the four victims at about 1 p.m. on June 30th, inside McCaffrey & Burke, […]