Brown Highlights Lower Crime In Queens

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, Queens DA Richard Brown delivered his year-end address, in which he highlighted his office’s four biggest prosecution victories of 2013 and touted Queens as one of the City’s leaders in crime reduction. Brown, who will begin his 23rd year in office this week, noted that in the last […]

Events In Queens For Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Events In Queens For Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Exit Stage Left, Sunday, 12/22, Queens Theatre (see below) FRIDAY 12/27 SCREENING: THE GODFATHER The Museum of Moving Image is screening the granddaddy of contemporary crime films, “The Godfather” at 7 p.m. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, the film remains one of Hollywood’s greatest works of modern storytelling. Directed […]

Focus On Queens, Dec. 12

Air Force Reserve Airman Kalah Simmons 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. Simmons is the granddaughter of Sarah Simmons of St. […]

Reflecting On Life After Kennedy

To The Editor: This is written 50 years to the day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Doing so I look back with a certain amount of regret and shame at what has happened in this country the last half century. Kennedy’s mantra of “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask […]

Focus On Queens, Nov. 21

The New York Army National Guard has announced the reenlistment of members in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve. Sergeant Weston Lather of Whitestone has reenlisted to continue service with Company A, 1-69th Infantry. Specialist Rashawn Townsend of Jamaica has reenlisted to continue service with the 107th Military Police Company. Sergeant Sasha Morse of […]

Keep Class Sizes Small

To The Editor: Jugglers amaze us with their ability to actually manipulate objects. Magicians, also known as illusionists, confound us with their ability to fool us… and so do unscrupulous individuals when they manipulate statistics to pull the wool over our eyes! Small class sizes are universally known to be one of the main selling […]

Fed Prez: Queens Economy Looking Up

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While speaking to Queens College students and faculty on Nov. 18, William Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, delivered encouraging news about the state of the Queens economy. According to Dudley, New York City as a whole just experienced a summer full of solid […]