Memories of Ravenna: Belisarius and Justinian


“No general since Caesar ever won so many victories with such limited resources of men and funds; few ever surpassed him in strategy or tactics, in popularity with his men and mercy to his foes; perhaps it merits note that the greatest generals – Alexander, Caesar, Belisarius, Saladin, Napoleon – found clemency a mighty engine of war,” – Will Durant In 535 CE Belisarius […]

Spiritually Moving Baptism of Alexandros Tsilomelekis


Dr. Georgios & Aphrodite Tsilomelekis celebrated the sacrament of holy Baptism for their son Alexandros on Sunday, May 22, 2022, afternoon at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Trenton, New Jersey. His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Rev. Nektarios Kotrotsos and Rev. James Pavlow performed the baptism. The godparents are Drs. Spiro & Emily Spireas. A reception followed at Lucien’s Manor, […]

Popular Community Support 2022 AHEPA Family Of Hempstead Constantine and Carol Cassis Scholarship Awards Easter Dinner


The AHEPA Family of Hempstead joined together as a community to present its 2022 scholarships on Saturday, May 7 afternoon at the hall of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul on 110 Cathedral Ave, Hempstead, NY. Scholars honored are  Constantine Vasilakis and Konstantine Parlapanides. AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos honored  and pined 3 AHEPANS for their years of service: AHEPA […]

United Way of NYC Together We Thrive: Black Business Network Hosted 40 Designers at NYCxDesign

The United Way of NYC’s Together We Thrive: Black Business Network hosted 40 Black designers as a part of the 10th Annual NYCxDesign Festival, which was held from May 10-20. Together We Thrive is a broad coalition of government, nonprofit and corporate partners to support Black-owned businesses in New York City. In February 2021, UWNYC launched Together We Thrive in […]

Governor Leads Memorial Day Parade In Queens

Photo Dan Miller DMD IMAGES 2022 Governor Kathy Hochul, joined by elected officials, including NY State Attorney General Letitia James, Congress Member Grace Meng, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, State Senators John Liu and Anna M. Kaplan, Assembly Members David Weprin and Edward Braunstein, Council Members Sandra Ung and Linda Lee, and others, led the annual Littleneck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade. […]

March Against Gun Violence

Saturday morning, May 28, was  the start of a march against gun violence in Jackson Heights and ending in nearby Corona.   It was organized by Councilman Shekar Krishnan.   The march, along the Open Streets 34th Avenue, started at IS 230 at 73rd Street and headed 21 blocks east to PS 149 at 94th Street.  These 21 blocks between these schools […]

NYPD Brings Back Subway Night Patrols


The NYPD has reinstated targeted night patrols to the city subway system, Transit Chief Jason Wilcox said on May 25th. “We have created a new Train Patrol Force, or TPF, that will perform dedicated, targeted and visible train patrols on the late evening and overnight hours,” Wilcox said. The NYPD reported 85 major crimes on the subways through May 15th, […]

‘Go Fund Me’ Established To Help Napoli Pizza Workers


  Napoli Pizza may be down, but it’s not out. The popular pizzeria on 35th Avenue near 33rd Street in Long Island City, suffered significant damage from a two-alarm blaze on May 24th, that forced it to temporarily shut down. When the smoke cleared, fans and patrons established a Go Fund Me account to help owner, Antonio Petito, continue to […]

Crime Watch


Armed Suspects Wanted in Sunnyside Home Invasion Police are searching for four armed suspects who burst into a Sunnyside apartment on May 18th, where they beat the residents and made off with more than $8,000 cash, an NYPD spokesperson said. Cops said the armed suspects forced their way inside the apartment on Skillman Avenue and 48th Street at about 9:45 […]

Housing Lottery Launches for Astoria Development


The affordable housing lottery has launched for a six-story residential building at 25-28 30th Drive in Astoria, according to a post on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website. The 10-unit building features six units for residences at 130 per cent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $63,420 to $187,330, according to YIMBY. The […]