BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Belly dancing and Mexican violin shook the Astoria Library steps Monday afternoon for the kick off of Lincoln Center’s library performance series. Lincoln Center Local, a series of one-hour musical and theatrical performances by renowned artists, will take place at libraries across the Borough from July 19 to Aug. 20. […]
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BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A City Request for Proposal to update its pay phones has some City Councilmembers wary about a potential monopoly on the service. Councilmembers Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) and Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) expressed concern about a Dept. of Information Technology and Telecommunications plan that would upgrade the City’s decaying pay […]
BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The City will move forward with a proposed homeless shelter in Glendale. Many residents and local officials opposed to the shelter have said in the past that the building is not the right location for the shelter because of possible chemical remnants left at the site. The building was a […]
By Luis Gronda Staff Writer A mayoral forum in Laurelton last Thursday night discussed issues of importance to Southeast Queens residents, but also saw the much-talked-about Anthony Weiner sexting scandal brought up once again. Two of the candidates at last week’s forum, Comptroller John Liu and Republican candidate George McDonald, criticized Weiner for sending lewd […]
By Luis Gronda Comptroller John Liu’s mayoral campaign was dealt a major blow earlier this week when he was denied money for his bid. The Campaign Finance Board denied public matching funds to Liu because of alleged violations his campaign made while fundraising. “The Board did not approve a public matching funds payment to John […]
Former Congressman and Queens Tribune founder Gary Ackerman endorsed Austin Shafran for City Council District 19 on July 22. The endorsement took place outside the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center in Bayside, with many of Shafran’s supporters on hand for the occasion.