Changing Qualifications

To The Editor: Chancellor Carmen Farina is requiring school superintendents to re-apply for their jobs. She is also setting a minimum of seven years as an educator as a qualification and reinstating the former stipulation that superintendents be mature adults. Currently, many of the division heads and policy-making executives at the Department of Education only […]

Focus On Queens, June 26

Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. They include: Bayside: John Paul Koulotouros, Maria Panepinto. Bellerose: Nichelle King. College Point: Christopher Sang. Flushing: Tori Watson. Queens Village: Desiree McPherson. Whitestone: Joseph Totino. Eddy Garcia of College Point and George Chern of […]

NYHQ Gets New Director Of Trauma Care

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As part of its growing focus on emergency care, New York Hospital Queens has hired a new head of trauma to make sure its services are in peak condition. Dr. Slobodan Jazarevic joined the hospital in February as the new director of Trauma and Critical Care. The retired Army Colonel […]

Explore Our Borough

To the Editor: The 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is drawing visitors both young and old to our borough, curious to see the unusual landmarks that still grace the grounds. This is the moment to step off the grounds, too, and explore all of the other wonderful things that are happening […]

Clowning Around With Big Apple Circus

Rob Torres, an award-winning clown in the new Big Apple Circus show, has performed around the world without using words, sharing with every audience the universal language of laughter. Among his many achievements, the native New Yorker performed a one-man show in seven countries, toured with another circus to 121 American cities and created shows […]

Cara Mia: A Taste Of Old Italy In Your Backyard

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Queens residents do not need to fly to Europe to enjoy some of the finest authentic Italian cuisine with Cara Mia right in their backward. Today, Cara Mia is a well-known establishment in the Borough, offering locals a massive variety of quality Italian dishes. But much like all great family-run […]

Musicians Of Queens: Jonny Meyers

Musicians Of Queens: Jonny Meyers

Austin has always played a significant role in Jonny Meyers’ music career. Whether it was in Austin, Tex. or on Austin Street in Forest Hills, the singer-songwriter has found new music and new recording partners to further pursue his goals. Not content to limit himself to one music project, Meyers is a bit of a […]

Cello Prodigy Returns From Asian Tour

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A seven-year-old music prodigy has returned to Queens after a successful tour of China and South Korea. Justin Yu, a cellist, spent most of December competing and appearing on various programs in the two countries, covering a wide variety of genres in his performance. Using a combination of talent, stage […]