Election 2020: The Story So Far…

The presidential election between top contenders, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is as yet too close to call, and so the count continues. Biden did win enough votes in New York State, though, gaining all of New York’s 29 electoral votes. While the final counts for various races in this year’s general election are far from done, with ballots […]

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 6 to Nov. 12)

Beloved programs make triumphant returns to Queens this week. They share the spotlight with innovative new activities, such as “How to Catch a Turkey,” “Psychedelic Evening,” “Apple Art,” and “Planet in Transit.”   Nov. 6, Free First Friday, 10 am. The policy is back! On the first Friday of every month, admission is free. However, visits must be scheduled in […]

2020-11-04 E-Edition

Fountain Of The Fairs Restored

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, on October 28 joined City Council Members Peter Koo and Francisco Moya to unveil new upgrades to the spectacular Fountain of the Fairs in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. “The Fountain of the Fairs is an iconic symbol of the 1964 World’s Fair that keeps us connected to our city’s rich history,” said Commissioner […]

I On Politics

GIANARIS’ ACT REQUIRING MORE POLL SITES: Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris, who personally witnessed lines stretching for several blocks at Early Voting poll sites, is proposing new legislation to substantially increase the number of Early Voting sites across New York. Under Senator Gianaris’ proposal – the Make Voting Easy Act – every county in New York would be required to […]


At the NYC Council’s October 29 Stated Meeting, Council Member Paul A. Vallone introduced a resolution calling on Congress and the President of the United States to work towards a lasting ceasefire and peaceful resolution to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, and issued the following statement: “Today I want to rise and speak on the atrocities once again being perpetrated upon the […]

United Community Civic Association Meeting

The United Community Civic Association held an “al-fresco” Board Meeting at the Bel Aire Diner in Astoria, masked-up and social-distanced, at which its 2020 in-house business was completed. Two new Board Members were introduced, nominated, and voted in unanimously: Cameron Hernandez, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Mount Sinai Queens, nominated by Mount Sinai Vice President […]

It’s Up To Every Individual To Unite The Country

As we write this editorial, it is as yet not known for sure who will officially be president for the next four years. But we do know one thing: whoever it is must unite the country. We need much mending after this past year, and no one seriously can argue for any benefits to division at the top. So we […]

Letters to the Editor

Local Biz Support To The Editor: One of the most interesting Latin phrases is “Vox Populi,” which literally means “voice of the people,” although it has also come to mean “the opinion of the majority.” We’re seeing Vox Populi in action now, as millions of people across the country have voted early. Their actions culminated Tuesday. I already sent in […]

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