Focus On Queens, April 17

Queens of Angels Church will host a blood drive in conjunction with Elmhurst Hospital 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the Parish Center, 43-18 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside. For information or to make an appointment, call (718) 937-3244. The 110th Precinct Community Council will meet 7 p.m. April 21 at Flanders Field VFW Post […]

Results Are Tallied For Participatory Budgeting

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The results are in from the participatory budgeting project and five areas within Community Board 9 will get much-needed money. Councilman Eric Ulrich (R- Ozone Park) announced the participatory budgeting, which allows residents to spend around $1 million of capital funds to improve facilities throughout the community. This year was […]

Focus On Queens, April 3

Air Force Airman 1st Class Washington X. Morales Rosales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Morales Rosales is the son of […]

QueensWay Plans Revealed At Workshops

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer During two workshops last week, residents got a more detailed look at what the QueensWay could look like if the proposed pedestrian/bike path were to become a reality. Representatives from the two design companies working on the QueensWay presented the most detailed plans to date at public workshops in Forest […]

Forest Park Frolics

A Saturday Night Live short that aired last weekend featured a familiar Queens park. The scene, called “Ooh Child,” featured SNL cast members and guest host Lena Dunham (pictured), star of HBO’s “Girls,” driving through Forest Park and parts of Woodhaven singing along to the 1970s song “O-o-h Child” by the Five Stairsteps. The group […]

Set Director Returns To College For Shoot

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An alumnus from Queens College returned to the school as the production designer for a new HBO show filming on campus last Tuesday. Diane Lederman came back to the college where she graduated in 1985 as a member of the production team for a new Warner Bros./HBO series called “The […]

2013 ELECTIONS: District 29

Torodash Challenges Incumbent Koslowitz Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz is running for re-election in the 29th Council District, which covers Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and parts of Maspeth, Richmond Hill and Elmhurst. She has held the seat since 2010, taking over from her predecessor, Queens Borough President candidate Melinda Katz. She was also in the […]