No Deal Yet Between LIRR And Unions

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Days before a possible LIRR strike would commence, negotiations between the MTA and LIRR workers came to a standstill Monday. The strike would begin Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and would impact about 300,000 commuters. According to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a strike could cost $50 million in lost economic activity […]

Mets Fans Line Up To Meet Keith Hernandez

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Paul Taeschner raised his family to be diehard Mets fans, even after they moved to Maryland from Upstate New York. Last Friday, he made the five-hour trip up to Queens with his son and two grandsons to meet Mets legend Keith Hernandez at the Citibank in Forest Hills, and catch […]

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 […]

Fed Up With Status Quo

To The Editor: In the May 22-28 issue was a letter from Robert LaRosa questioning why people vote Republican and why the GOP is predicted to make gains this year. Robert, you ought to know that in time, most Americans get fed up with the status quo. When Republicans dominate, after a while people vote […]

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 […]