LGBTQ Immigrant Voices Take The Stage

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Next Saturday, Flushing Town Hall and Jackson Heights café Terraza 7 will stage LGBTQ Immigrant Voices, a concert in celebration of Pride Month. The trio Mahina Movement will headline a two-set lineup, which features veteran performers and students alike, whose roots span the globe from Peru to Ireland to Jamaica […]

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Small businesses in Queens are experiencing great successes, though challenges lie ahead, experts say. Both Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Queens Economic Development Corporation said that the small business market is operating strongly in Queens at the moment, having recovered significantly from the recent Great Recession. However, the impact from […]

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

Small Business Going Strong In Queens

Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at the Queens Tribune’s Small Business Achievement Awards breakfast on May 20. Photo by Walter Karling BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Small businesses in Queens are experiencing great successes, though challenges lie ahead, experts say. Both Comptroller Scott Stringer and the Queens Economic Development Corporation said that the small business market […]

Pride Kicks Off At Studio Square

Queens Pride presents, in conjunction with event partners NYCpride, Brooklyn Pride, Staten Island LGBT Center, LGBTQ Center of the Bronx and Out Astoria, the 4th Annual Pre-Pride Kick Off Party at Studio Square, 35-33 36th St., Long Island City, starting at 6 p.m. May 29. The event will be an evening of fun, entertainment and […]

Queens Pride Announces Grand Marshals

The 2014 Queens Pride parade will be led by a combination of individuals and organizations that have made great strides to advance LGBTQ visibility citywide. New York City is now represented by six LGBT councilmembers. Referred to as the LGBT Caucus, these LGBT leaders represent districts in four of the five New York City boroughs. […]

OP-ED: Teaching LGBT History

BY COUNCILMAN DANIEL DROMM All kids need to learn gay history. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have made huge contributions to our country, yet few people know. Recently, I met with a major education publisher and asked the company to bring examples of how they cover gay history. They brought me five small […]

New Community Health Center Opens In Flushing

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A new community health resource center opened in Flushing last Friday. WellCare, a nationwide company that has an office in Jackson Heights and several other spots throughout the City, focuses exclusively on the Medicare- and Medicaid-served population. WellCare has expanded to Flushing with the hopes of addressing the specific needs […]

De Blasio Outlines Education Reforms

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio visited PS 69 in Jackson Heights on Monday to outline several major budgetary and teachers’ contract reforms, which he expects will transform public education in the City. De Blasio largely focused on investments in arts education in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget announced last week, as […]