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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Finkelpearl Named Cultural Affairs Commish

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio has added Tom Finkelpearl’s name to the list of open commissioner positions he is filling. On April 7, the Mayor announced the appointment of Finkelpearl as the City’s new Commissioner of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Finkelpearl is the executive director of the Queens Museum, the […]

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Letitia James Talks Public Advocate Plans

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Earlier this week, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James sat down with the Queens Tribune staff, where she discussed a number of issues relevant to Queens residents and offered her feedback on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first 100 days in office. James began the interview by describing the way […]

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Airport Workers Rally For Better Pay

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In September of last year, Wendy Arellano, a Queens mother of two, had to make one of the most difficult decisions in her life. “I had to send my kids to live with my mother in Long Island. They were spending too much time by themselves,” she said. “I couldn’t […]

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Armenian Genocide Survivors Tell Their Stories

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Nearly a century ago, the Armenian Genocide took place, causing the deaths of between one million and one-and-a-half million Armenians. Now, 99 years later, two of the survivors shared their stories. At the New York Armenian Home for the Aged in Flushing, two women who have reached the milestone of […]

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