Archive by year 2014

Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (left) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (right) had some of the highest additional sources ofincome on their disclosure reports. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The 2013 financial disclosure statements for the State Legislature have been released, displaying which investments and income sources Queens’ State Senators and Assemblymembers have aside from their day […]

Strike Averted; MTA And Unions Make Deal

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The MTA and LIRR union representatives have reached a tentative contract agreement, averting a strike. The announcement was first made in a statement on the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 589 website. The post read, “A STRIKE HAS BEEN AVERTED! A tentative agreement has been reached. Details to follow.” […]

Proposed Glendale Shelter Threatened With Lawsuit

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer With the project inching closer to becoming a reality, opponents of the proposed Glendale homeless shelter are considering taking legal action to stop the City from creating the shelter. A group of residents, led by civic leaders Kathy Masi and Bob Holden, have been speaking with lawyers about pursuing litigation […]

IKEA Helps City Harvest, QJCC Food Pantry

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An effort by IKEA to fight hunger, especially in children, is trickling down to help a local food pantry in Queens. IKEA partnered with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to sponsor in-store programs that support children’s hunger relief. One of the local food banks associated with Feeding […]

Public Advocate James Talks Development In Astoria

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Public Advocate Letitia James stopped by Hallets Cove playground on Saturday, where community volunteers were giving the grounds a facelift. Constantinides also took James on a tour of Hallets Cove alongside Claudia Coger, president of the Astoria Houses Residents Association. James said that this visit was her first to the […]

Women’s Economic Summit At End Of Month

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An economic forum is scheduled to take place at the end of July. Samuel Field Y will host the Women’s Economic Summit on Monday, July 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The event will feature several elected officials talking about various financial topics over the course of an hour. […]

Forest Hills Rhythmic Gym Group At MSG

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A group of Forest Hills kids took their performance act to Madison Square Garden earlier this week. At halftime of Wednesday’s New York Liberty game, the Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics group performed their routine in front of thousands of people at the World’s Most Famous Arena. The group practices in […]

Divorce DIY Program

Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the New York City Courts, Honorable Fern Fisher, with the City University of New York at York College School of Arts and Science, will inaugurate the Uncontested Divorce DIY Program in the Queens County Supreme Court on July 17. The program will provide the public online access that allows them […]