Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) recently announced his support for Intro 1060, a proposed law before the City Council that addresses the environmentally harmful and expensive problem of polystyrene foam containers while adding important protections for small business owners and nonprofits. The bill, introduced by Councilman Lewis Fidler with the critical support of the Bloomberg […]
Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) recently wrote a letter to Parks Dept. Commissioner Veronica White, proposing an ice skating rink at the Astoria Park pool site, similar to the one recently opened at the McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn. Vallone said he believes the two parks share many similarities, and with appropriate adjustments the same […]
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest) recently issued a consumer advisory, warning residents of solicitations offering a fee-based service to apply for the School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemption—when homeowners can apply for free. Enrollment for taxpayers ends Dec. 31. The STAR rebate program is the only New York State-funded property tax exemption to help New […]
Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) joined the members of the Friends of Diversity Plaza to light the community’s 16-foot tree in the plaza on Sunday night.
The New York Army National Guard has announced the reenlistment of members in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Staff Sergeant Alberto Espinar of Ozone Park has reenlisted to continue service with the 442nd Military Police Company. Sergeant Neissandria Perez of Richmond Hill […]
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, VNSNY CHOICE Physical Therapist Jeffrey Jue, VNSNY CHOICE Registered Nurse Salina Wong, Flushing YMCA Director Josh Stabenfeldt, and Assemblyman Ron Kim at the “Preventing Falls Among Seniors” seminar in Flushing earlier this month. The Visiting Nurse Service of New York provided tips for seniors to avoid dangerous falls in the home.
BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A Queens-based television station is shining a light on mental health with hopes to defeat stereotypes surrounding the issue. Queens Public Television has been running its series on mental health, called “Understanding Mental Illness,” since the beginning of December. It is scheduled to run through Dec. 31. The series is […]
A new medical center in central Queens will aim to bring more medical attention to Borough residents. North Shore–LIJ announced the opening of a 25,000 square foot center at 95-25 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park. According to a press release announcing the new facility, the new building will focus not only on treatment, but prevention […]
BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Young children will now have another shot they have to get for the first few years of their lives. The City Board of Health has approved annual, mandatory influenza vaccines for children younger than 5 years old who are attending preschool or daycare. The board voted unanimously on Dec. 11 […]
BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to health risks, there are few problems more dangerous than a stroke. The medical emergency can arrive without warning and cause brain damage or death. While a stroke can happen to anyone, there are ways to mitigate and lessen the risks. A stroke is the rapid loss […]