Archive by month November

Smoking Ads High Around Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A new study has found tobacco marketing in several stores around Queens College, which the report says is meant to increase youth smoking. The New York Public Interest Research Group released a report earlier this month on tobacco marketing throughout Flushing, along with Flatbush, Brooklyn and Tremont, The Bronx. The […]

Bus Lanes Coming To Woodhaven Boulevard

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A number of changes will be made to Woodhaven Boulevard starting next year, aiming to improve car traffic along the major thoroughfare. The Dept. of Transportation provided an update to their ongoing project of making traffic changes along Woodhaven at a scarcely attended public meeting last week in Ozone Park. […]

Reflecting On Life After Kennedy

To The Editor: This is written 50 years to the day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Doing so I look back with a certain amount of regret and shame at what has happened in this country the last half century. Kennedy’s mantra of “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask […]

Support Small Businesses

To The Editor: I could not agree more with “Don’t Open On Thanksgiving” (Letter to the Editor by John Amato – Nov. 21-27). Please support small retailers by joining your neighbors on Third Annual National Small Business Saturday, this coming Nov. 30. Do the same as often as possible during the other 364 days a year. Skip the […]

Protect Lifeline For Queens Seniors

To The Editor: Queens has a rapidly growing elderly population facing severe problems, such as mental illness. Fortunately, there’s a place where many troubled seniors get help – Club Pride, part of the Pride of Judea Mental Health Center at 243-02 Northern Blvd, Douglaston. Funded by the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and […]

Another Call To Save A Landmark

We’ve written a lot in the past about how the City has left Queens to rot when it comes to parkland, to its historic structures and to its symbols, and it seems as though we will have ample opportunity to continue. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows […]

Church Transformed To Senior Home

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Some seniors in Astoria call the transformed Presbyterian Church of Astoria their new home. During a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 15, John Kaiteris, the director for the Hellenic-American Neighborhood Action Committee, spoke about the long journey it has been to transform the Presbyterian Church of Astoria to 66 new, […]