Rally For NYS To Transform Child Care

New York State Assembly Children and Families Chair Andrew Hevesi and advocates and providers from Empire State Campaign for Child Care and Winning Beginning NY came together on Tuesday, May 18 in a rally in MacDonald Park in Forest Hills to celebrate the game-changing investments made in early care and education in the FY 2021-2022 Budget. Through the use of […]

2021-05-26 E-Edition

Falcon Families

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced that two healthy peregrine falcon chicks have been hatched and have joined their falcon mom in a specially built nesting box atop the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. The fluffy hatchlings, who enjoy 360-degree views of the city skyline from their perches, were recently banded for wildlife monitoring, as happens every year. The 2021 newcomers, […]

Biden Signs Meng’s COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Into Law

On May 20, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) joined President Biden at the White House as he signed her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law. The measure, which Congress passed with overwhelming and bipartisan support – 364 to 62 in the House on May 18 and 94 to 1 in the Senate last month – aims to help combat the […]

Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer Cancelled

SHAREing & CAREing’s Annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer (BABC) event has been cancelled. “We need your help now more than ever. We are heartened and hopeful that despite the cancellation of Bikers Against Breast Cancer (for the second year in a row), one of our biggest annual fundraisers, NYC H.O.G. and Harley Davidson of NYC have still marshaled their resources […]

LaGuardia Airport Is Hiring!

The LaGuardia Airport Career Center / Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO) works with airport employers to fill a variety of positions at LaGuardia Airport. Positions may include Security, Warehouse, Ramp, Customer Service and more. LGA Career Center also offers job readiness workshops and career advisement services. Visit www.caonynj.com for info on how to apply online, or email David Burgoa at […]

Italian Charities Offers Sicilian Classes

Sicilian Language Level I Online Summer Course Are you of Sicilian Descent? Or just interested in Sicilian? Come join us and take our popular Sicilian Language Level I online e-course this summer! A native Sicilian instructor will teach you from a beginner level. You will learn the fundamentals of the language: reading, writing and speaking! 10 Lessons for $165.00; lessons […]

I On Politics

‘MAJOR MILESTONE’: CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS LIFTED: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released the following statement on New York reaching major milestone in the fight against COVID: capacity restrictions being lifted and CDC guidance on masks and social distancing: “Today is a milestone in New York State’s war against COVID. With positivity and hospitalization rates at their lowest levels since last fall, and more […]

Street Co-Naming In Honor Of Late Monsignor

At St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, on Friday, May 21, Council Member Paul Vallone hosted the unveiling of Monsignor John C. Tosi Way at the intersection of Clintonville Street and Locke Avenue in Whitestone. Vallone introduced legislation in the City Council that was unanimously approved and signed by Mayor De Blasio in 2020. Monsignor John C. Tosi was a priest […]

Celebrating True Heroes On Memorial Day

We are looking forward to Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, unofficially regarded as the first day of summer by many. But more importantly, it is the day we honor those who have given their lives in our defense in the military services. We thank them with all our hearts for their sacrifice that enables us to largely live in […]