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BID Welcomes Captain Back To Flushing

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Flushing Business Improvement District held an event to welcome the 109th Precinct’s new Commanding Officer, while also saying goodbye to a couple of the precinct’s familiar faces. On July 18, the BID, elected officials and community leaders headed up to the seventh floor of the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel […]

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 […]

No Deal Yet Between LIRR And Unions

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Days before a possible LIRR strike would commence, negotiations between the MTA and LIRR workers came to a standstill Monday. The strike would begin Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and would impact about 300,000 commuters. According to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a strike could cost $50 million in lost economic activity […]

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 […]

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. Hallets Cove playground serves the residents of NYCHA’s Astoria Houses. Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) hosted a cleanup event attended by representatives of Partnerships for Parks and Goodwill Industries, where Astoria […]

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 […]

Mets Fans Line Up To Meet Keith Hernandez

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Paul Taeschner raised his family to be diehard Mets fans, even after they moved to Maryland from Upstate New York. Last Friday, he made the five-hour trip up to Queens with his son and two grandsons to meet Mets legend Keith Hernandez at the Citibank in Forest Hills, and catch […]

Society Has Called Fort Home For 50 Years

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Fort Totten was originally built during the Civil War to protect the East River approach to New York Harbor. Now, its Officers’ Club, also known as The Castle, is home to the Bayside Historical Society. The historical society celebrated its 50th anniversary this year and currently features an exhibit about […]