It’s In Queens! (Aug. 13 to Aug. 19)

Free and outdoors. Free and outdoors. Free and outdoors. There’s a distinct theme to many upcoming events in Queens. With a few exceptions, they don’t cost anything and they don’t take place inside. Of course, many of the presenters would accept donations. Aug. 13, Taiwan: A World of Orchids, Aug. 15. Queens Botanical Garden and the Taipei Economic & Cultural […]

2021-08-11 E-Edition

The 38th Ecuadorian Parade

The annual Ecuadorian Parade was held on Sunday, August 8. The assembly was at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and 69th Street and the route extended east along Northern Boulevard through Jackson Heights to 86th Street.

I On Politics

DEMS CALL FOR CUOMO TO RESIGN: The following officials have responded to New York State Attorney General Letitia James’ August 3 report on the independent investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs: “When the allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Cuomo first surfaced, in the interest of fairness, I urged […]

Cuomo Resigns

As we prepare to go to press shortly after noon on Tuesday, August 10, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he is resigning amid allegations of sexual harassment. He insisted on his innocence, but said he was stepping aside because he did not want to cost the taxpayers millions of dollars, nor generate months of political and legal controversy. The Governor […]

$35K+ Raised For 1st-4th Graders’ Educational Futures

Tuesday, August 3rd, was the National Night Out Against Crime, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to help make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. In celebration of the Night Out Against Crime, the Woodside Houses Residents Association, led by President Annie Cotton Morris, in collaboration with NYC Kids RISE, helped raise the $35,800 for the […]

Shootings Down 35 Percent Compared To Last July

Murders and shooting incidents were down citywide for the month of July compared to July of last year with murder down 49.1 percent (29 versus 57) and shooting incidents down 35 percent (158 versus 243). The decline follows a drop in June for murder and shooting incidents compared to June 2020 reflecting the NYPD’s precision policing effort to reduce violence […]

Are You Struggling To Pay For Your Cancer Treatment?

If you are a woman living in Queens County and coping with a cancer diagnosis, SHAREing & CAREing may be able to help you with your bills. Through a small private grant, SHAREing & CAREing may be able to offset the cost of out-of-pocket pharmaceutical, diagnostic, physician co-payments and/or deductibles as well as other emergent needs. A cancer diagnosis should […]

New Mandate A Major Misstep

We are opposed to the forced showing of vaccination ID’s or “passports” for indoor dining, fitness and entertainment establishments. Everyday business owners we spoke with were not consulted as to whether this would be feasible at all. If they don’t want to be shut down, restaurants, bars, gyms, performance and entertainment sites will all be expected to accomplish this massive […]

Letters to the Editor

Funding Disagreement To The Editor: The Corona Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 that was signed into law on December 27, 2020 allocated $14 billion out of $900 billion for transit. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed into law on March 11 provided $30.5 billion for transit. We are now into our eighth month with New […]