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 […]

Meng Assists Families Of Killed Teens

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced this week that she is working to secure visas for family members of two teenagers killed last month in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway in Queens. The driver, 19-year-old Jiahao Liang, and passenger Jennifer Gao, 16, died at the scene on Feb. 18 after their vehicle […]

The Voice Strikes Again

A crowd of elected officials and civic leaders gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall Sunday to show their support of U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, who was announcing the kick-off of her re-election campaign. The festivities, however, were put on hold as everyone waited for County Leader, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, who was on […]

Op-Ed: Ending The Shuffle, Keeping Continuity

BY NILY ROZIC, EDWARD BRAUNSTEIN and GRACE MENG Families in School District 26, which covers Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Douglaston, Glen Oaks and Little Neck, are fortunate to have some of the best programming where their children go to school. For many years, parents have had the opportunity to send their children to the best schools, […]

Flushing Sites Up For Protected Status

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The chances of historic sites in Flushing being added to the National Park Service are looking better after a hearing in Washington D.C. The Flushing Remonstrance Study Act was introduced by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) in September. But it was last week’s Congressional hearing that garnered the support of […]

Meng Introduces Cemetery Desecration Bill

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) recently introduced the Protect Cemeteries Act, a bill that would make the desecration of cemeteries a violation of religious freedom. The measure would amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include the vandalizing of cemeteries as one of many infringements on the right to freedom of religion. Although […]

Blue Ribbon Winners

  Local officials gathered at PS46Q to celebrate the school’s 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award, a distinction given by the U.S. Dept. of Education to schools where students perform at high levels or where student achievement has  dramatically improved. Pictured (from left) are Councilman Mark Weprin, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Sen. Toby Stavisky, PS46Q Principal […]

Remembering Ira Cohen, 1947-2014

Remembering Ira Cohen, 1947-2014

BY STEVEN J. FERRARI Longtime Queens Tribune photographer Ira Cohen died unexpectedly last week in his home in Kew Gardens Hills. Born in the Bronx on April 17, 1947, Ira was a veteran of the Vietnam War, a Staff Sergeant (retired) in the U.S. Army. He worked as a conductor for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority […]

Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, VNSNY CHOICE Physical Therapist Jeffrey Jue, VNSNY CHOICE Registered Nurse Salina Wong, Flushing YMCA Director Josh Stabenfeldt, and Assemblyman Ron Kim at the “Preventing Falls Among Seniors” seminar in Flushing earlier this month. The Visiting Nurse Service of New York provided tips for seniors to avoid dangerous falls in the home.

Workforce Development Program Launched

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Those who are looking for work now have a new resource to assist them in their search. Asian Americans for Equality’s Queens branch announced the launch of its new Workforce Development Program on Dec. 5 at One Flushing’s Community Economic Development Center. The program will work with unemployed or underemployed […]