International Service Held at Transfiguration Church Mattituck, N.Y.

An international service was held on Sunday, March 13 at the Transfiguration of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in Mattituck, New York. Archimandrite Chrysostom Onyekakeyah of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa, Rev. Giorgi Tskitishirli of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary in Yonkers, New York performed the liturgy on the “Sunday of Orthodoxy” with presbyter Rev. Andrew Cadieux of […]

Unique Moment: Paul Kotrotsios and the 35th Anniversary of Hellenic News of America

Sunday, May 1, 2022, is a unique moment in Greek-American Society. It marks 35 years of work by the Hellenic News of America (HNA) newspaper as a unifying force for Hellenism. The 35th Anniversary celebration will be held at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge, NJ. The event will have a reception starting at  5:00 PM, an Awards Ceremony & […]

Queens College to Receive Federal Funding for Project to Detect COVID-19 in Wastewater

Queens College will receive $1,850,000 in federal funding for the creation of a Wastewater Epidemiology Training Laboratory project to develop strategies to detect dangerous pathogens in wastewater, including coronaviruses such as COVID-19. The money is part of nearly $10 million in federal funds for Community Project Funding secured by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) for ten projects throughout Queens. The […]

Queens College Participates in CUNY-Amazon Educational Partnership

Queens College will be part of a new partnership between the City University of New York and Amazon that helps the retailer’s hourly employees pursue higher education. As of January 2022, through Amazon’s Career Choice program, the company will provide an annual benefit covering tuition and select fees for all qualifying hourly employees accepted into Queens College. Starting with a […]

Queens Theatre Honors NYC’s Essential Workers

Queens Theatre premiered the music video, Hidden Heroes, in honor of NYC’s essential workers on Wednesday, March 16 at 7PM. The video, which was created by Queens Theatre’s Front House Manager and songwriter Willy Mosquera, in commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the first lockdown, will be screened at 7PM – the time when people used to clap for essential […]

Know Your Rights As A Tenant, Free Webinar By NHSQ

Know Your Rights As A Tenant, is a free webinar by NHSQ, and sponsored by Councilman Francisco Moya (District 21). Learn about general rights and resources available to tenants. In English & Spanish, on Thursday, March 17, 6-8 pm. Please register at or: For more info & events, visit or call 718-457-1017

336 Counts In NYS’ Largest Ghost Gun Bust; Faces 7 Years

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on March 10 that Wenli Bai, 57, has been charged with 129 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and hundreds of additional counts for other crimes after a long-term investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Office. Recovered were enough parts to build 74 ghost guns, 129 high-capacity magazines and additional ghost gun components. […]

Immunotherapy Treatment For Cancer

Immunotherapy is a type of disease treatment that boosts the patientʼs own immune system to fight a disease, like cancer. Along with standard cancer treatments such as surgeries, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy, immunotherapy is a promising new treatment that makes a valuable addition to a cancer care teamʼs arsenal. For the full story, visit

Renowned Alternative Medicine Expert, Author Sara-Chana Silverstein: Using Herbal Remedies to Treat Her Patients and Heal Her Own Bed-Ridden Daughter

There is something of a secret (until now) about the family history of Sara-Chana Silverstein- the nationally and internationally renowned alternative medicine expert, columnist, medical school lecturer, keynote speaker, tv and radio personality, who is also the co-author of the book, MOODTOPIA- a widely praised alternative medicine self-help paperback, which bears on its front cover the endorsement of former super […]

‘Gazetteer’ 1982 St. Patrick’s Day Trivia

The following is a list of Irish “Did You Know” trivia that first appeared as a St. Patrick’s Day tribute in the Western Queens Gazette in March 1982, courtesy of columnist, “The Gazetteer”: Did You Know? The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City was held in 1762. The parade is the largest in the United States. Irish […]