It’s In Queens! (Aug. 6 to Aug. 12)

Those who don’t enjoy free, outdoor entertainment might as well travel this upcoming week. Queens hosts alfresco Shakespeare, DJ sets, performance art, dance parties, films, and of course, dragon boat races. Aug. 6, Radio Jarocho, Aug. 7. Radio Jarocho mixes traditional music from Mexico’s Veracruz with contemporary urban tunes, while the group’s director, Julia del Palacio, demonstrates the Zapateado tap […]

2021-08-04 E-Edition

‘Queens Is Flying High Today’

JetBlue announced on Tuesday, August 3, that the company intends to maintain its corporate headquarters in Long Island City following the expiration of its Brewster Building lease in 2023. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. stated the following in response: “JetBlue is a valuable corporate partner here in Queens, and I am overjoyed they will keep their headquarters in Long […]

I On Politics

MOYA RESPONDS TO MASS SHOOTING: Following a mass shooting in North Corona on Saturday, July 31, leaving 10 people wounded, Council Member Francisco Moya, together with Democratic Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams held a press conference to address the incident and what is needed to tackle gun violence and safety. You can watch the presser on the Councilman’s facebook page. Council […]

Sliwa Offers $20K Reward For Mass Shooting

During a press conference on Tuesday, August 3, NYC Mayoral Candidate Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the capture and indictment of those responsible for the mass shooting in North Corona on Saturday, July 31. In a bipartisan gesture, Sliwa invited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to match the $20K the Guardian Angels are […]

Mass Shooting In Corona

An extensive crime scene remained active in north Corona on Sunday, August 1st, at a site where 10 people were shot on Saturday night in what police describe as an orchestrated gang-related attack. Police shut down five blocks along 37th Avenue near 98th Street while detectives combed the area for evidence, an NYPD spokesperson said. It happened at about 10:40 […]

Peace And Unity In The Olympics

Inspired by the ancient Olympic Games held in Olympia, Greece beginning in the 8th century BC, the first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. Every two years we have the Olympics, including both Summer and Winter, but the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed one year because of the pandemic. The Olympics are intended to be apolitical, neutral […]

Letters to the Editor

Impose Mandates Now To The Editor: The seminal belief is that all bad things occur in threes. Looking back over time, tragedies seem never to be singular events. The Constitutional Convention confronted a third of the colonies demanding continuation of slavery. The Civil War had third of the states rebelling. Again a third of the nation opposed the Civil Rights […]

Vaccines At High School

All New Yorkers aged 12 and up can receive a free COVID-19 vaccine and the Department of Education (DOE), in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is offering free vaccination at some schools through August 13. Families can just walk in with their student, any friend, or family member who needs a vaccine or just to get […]

Adulticiding To Fight West Nile Virus

To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will conduct an adulticide treatment in Queens. Trucks will spray pesticides in sections of Queens on Monday, August 2 and Thursday, August 5, between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather or equipment malfunctions, application […]