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4th Of July Fireworks Return To East River

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of the summer’s highlights is returning to its usual location this year. The 38th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display is coming back to the East River, after spending the last five years over the Hudson River. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement about the switch on […]

BP Katz Looks Back On First 100 Days

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer It has been a very eventful first four months for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. The Borough President has gotten involved with several issues that have come up during her first 100 days as Queens BP. Among the issues in the Borough she has found include reviving the New York […]

Underutilized SSA Building Raises Questions

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Sept. 19, 1982, was an historic day for Jamaica. Elected officials, civic leaders and business owners gathered to celebrate under a colorful tent on a vacant lot that was soon to be the site of a $92 million building – the new home to the Social Security Administration offices. The […]

National Congress Of Black Women Looks To Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A national nonprofit organization looking to help the disenfranchised has made its way to Queens. The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. is establishing a new chapter in Queens, planting roots in Flushing for its endeavors that will spread throughout the Borough. The organization is dedicated to the educational, political, […]

Veterans Sought For Hall Of Fame Nominations

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) has invited residents to nominate local veterans whose service warrants induction into the State Veteran’s Hall of Fame. The online Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by service to their communities. “Each year, one of the […]

Funding Allocated For Bus Restoration Study

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Funding for a study on bus service and restoration in northeast Queens was included in the 2014-2015 State budget. On April 3, State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest) and representatives from the office of Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) announced that $500,000 in funding has been allocated […]

APAC Gets New Leader

After a nearly year-long search, the Astoria Performing Arts Center has a new leader. The nonprofit announced last week that Erin Moore would take over as APAC’s new executive director on April 14. Moore, who has worked with theaters and performing arts organizations throughout the City since 2011, has a Master of Arts degree in […]

EXCLUSIVE: Investment Groups Eye Holliswood Hospital

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer The Queens Tribune has learned that at least three investment groups have submitted proposals and are being considered for redeveloping Holliswood Hospital in Jamaica, which closed in August due to a significant loss in funding. According to a source close to the situation, the six-acre property located at 87-37 Palermo […]

Councilman Protests NYCHA Policy

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A City Councilman has expressed his frustration with a New York City Housing Authority policy called right sizing. Right sizing is the process of making sure that NYCHA residents are living in an apartment that is not under-utilized or over-utilized. These rooms can be declared as such if there are […]