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Senior Leadership Award Winners Selected

United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, has announced the three winners of the Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Awards. The individuals will be honored during the annual fundraising gala on May 8 at Flushing Town Hall. This year’s honorees include: State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing), a seven-term state senator who has sponsored several […]

Asthma Rates High Among Hispanics

Asthma Rates High Among Hispanics

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Although asthma affects thousands of people each year, there is one demographic in particular that the sickness is more prevalent. The asthma rate among Hispanics is higher than other ethnicities. According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, 3,600,000 Hispanics reported to have asthma […]

New Laws Improve Minority Healthcare

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer It is not always an easy feat to walk into a doctor’s office expecting to receive affordable health care, especially as a minority. Roger Milliner, deputy executive director of marketing for MetroPlus Health Plan, said they have been working hard to provide great access to healthcare to minorities living across […]

Koo Introduces Hepatitis Prevention Legislation

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Queens councilman is working with two of his colleagues to increase efforts to identify and prevent the spread of Hepatitis in New York City. Councilmembers Peter Koo (D-Flushing), Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) and Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) introduced legislation towards the end of March that would require the Dept. of Health […]

EmblemHealth: More Than An Insurance Provider

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer As part of its mission to provide health services to communities in need, EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health insurer, has been offering locals a variety of health workshops at their health guidance center in Cambria Heights. “We say we’re bringing care back to healthcare,” said Dan Shur, director of […]

Hillcrest Students Tested For TB

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, students and teachers at Hillcrest High School were tested for tuberculosis after one student contracted the potentially fatal bacteria. According to a statement issued by the Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, as a safety precaution, on March 25, the City agency tested 170 students and six staffers […]

Major Homes Gives Back To Community

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to helping out their neighbors in Queens, Major Homes offers a unique service for those stuck in a bad situation. For the last decade, Major Homes’ owner Mitch Kersch and his son, Jason, have dedicated some of their time to free renovations and construction projects for families […]

Ron Shafran Named Multi-Media President

TribCo Inc. this week announced the appointment of Ron Shafran as president of Multi-Media, the company’s public relations subsidiary. Shafran will take over day-to-day responsibilities for the firm, which will include advertising and printing for public relations campaigns. Before taking on the new role at Multi-Media, Shafran served as the associate vice president for public […]