Archive by month July

Cemetery Hosts 5k Run for Slain Officer

Cemetery Hosts 5k Run for Slain Officer

By Luis Gronda Staff Writer A cemetery sitting on the Queens-Brooklyn border will host its first ever 5K run in honor of a slain police officer. Cypress Hills Cemetery will host the 5K on Sunday, Sept. 8 in remembrance of fallen NYPD officer Peter Figoski of the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn. Figoski was shot and killed […]

Citi Bike Comes To LIC

Citi Bike Comes To LIC

By Trisha Sakhuja Staff Writer Queens residents will see more cyclists on the streets as part of a new program, New York City’s Bike Share network, Citi Bike. By September, 10 select locations across Long Island City will enable Queens to become a part of the nation’s largest public bike share system. Combined efforts in […]

Artist Overcomes Addiction, Turns To Music

By Joe Marvilli Staff Writer Unlike many of today’s mainstream rappers, Charlie Scott uses his music both to inspire others and as an outlet to talk about relatable issues. The Whitestone-based musician not only started writing and performing as a source of encouragement for his listeners, but to heal himself from a drug addiction. He […]

Albanese: Small Business Need More Help

By Trisha Sakhuja Staff Writer As Democratic Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese began his “Save our Neighborhoods” tour from Roosevelt Avenue and 57th Street., he walked in and out of an array of small businesses, asking them how their business is doing and what the City could do better to help them function properly and expand. […]

Anthony Weiner Outlines Housing Plan

  By Joe Marvilli Staff Writer Days before he got caught up in another sexting scandal, Anthony Weiner revealed his housing plan for the middle class and those struggling to get by. The former Congressman and current Mayoral candidate presented a seven-point plan in LeFrak City’s Rome Building on July 18, discussing the state of […]

Queens Electeds Support Community Safety Act

 By Luis Gronda Several members of the City Council’s Queens Delegation reiterated their support for the Community Safety Act last week. Seven council members pledged that they still plan to back the bill, despite facing criticism since the bills were passed last month.  Council members Leroy Comrie (D-St Albans), Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens), Jimmy Van […]

Honoring The Women of Queens, Part 2

Honoring The Women of Queens, Part 2

Tina Lee,  Executive VP, World Journal Although Tina Lee was born into the family business, she had humble beginnings as an intern at the World Journal – the largest Chinese language newspaper in the United States. Years later, Lee returned to the business as the executive vice president of the well-respected publication. “I always had […]

Honoring The Women Of Queens, Part 1

Honoring The Women Of Queens, Part 1

Michelle J. Anderson, Dean of the CUNY School Dean of the CUNY School of Law, Michelle Anderson said she has always been a teacher first. A law school professor at Villanova University School of Law for eight years, she appreciates the study of law because it is “intellectually enthralling.” Anderson still teaches one law class […]

Beep Candidates Debate in Jackson Heights

  By Luis Gronda   Tensions ran high during a Queens Borough President forum in Jackson Heights Monday night, as one candidate accused another of receiving answers via cell phone.   State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said that Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Astoria) was getting answers sent to him from a group of supporters who petitioned […]

Republicans Bash Community Safety Act

Republicans Bash Community Safety Act

  BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Even heavy rainfall could not stop Republicans from joining together at the steps of Queens Borough Hall in opposition to the Community Safety Act – a set of bills that would oversee the New York Police Department. The first bill, Intro 1079, created an independent inspector general position to oversee the […]