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Astoria Symphony Appoints New Music Director

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Astoria Symphony Orchestra baton has been passed. Maestro David Stech, who has been working as Resident Conductor of the Astoria Symphony Orchestra since 2011, will take over as music director for the 2014-15 season. Stech will be the orchestra’s second music director, taking over from Maestro Silas Huff, who […]

CB1 Approves Change To Astoria Boulevard

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative continues working to change the face of Queens, intersection by intersection. At its monthly meeting last Tuesday, Community Board 1 approved a DOT proposal to divert traffic on Astoria Boulevard between 32nd Street and 29th Street. The proposal hinges on shifting a merging […]

Veterans Job Fair

Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Howard Beach), chair of the City Council Veterans Committee, sponsored a Veterans Job Fair this past Sunday at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach. More than 100 veterans, reservists, and newly returned service-members from across the five boroughs attended to speak with 50 companies, small businesses, labor unions and other employers […]

Library Takeover At Hunter’s Point

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Although construction of the Hunter’s Point Community Library was delayed earlier this year, book lovers will have an opportunity to start their summer reading at Gantry Plaza. Last week, Queens Library and Friends of Hunter’s Point Library announced a series of special library services that will bring books and reading […]

CB5 Discusses Ridgewood Penthouse Proposal

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A developer has proposed a three-story penthouse near the radioactive site in Ridgewood that is up for Superfund Status. Community Board 5 held a public hearing, during its regular monthly meeting last week on a proposal to build the luxury apartments just blocks away from the former Wolff-Alport chemical company […]