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 […]

106th Pct.: Robberies

ROBBERY - The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects, one male and one female, wanted in connection to a robbery. At 3:20 p.m. on May 27, in the vicinity of 153rd Avenue and 88th Street, the victim, a 73-year-old female, was walking on the sidewalk with a cart […]

Mayor de Blasio Expands Universal Pre-K

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that there will be 10,400 additional full-day pre-kindergarten seats in community-based early childhood centers by September. The Mayor announced more than 500 seats for both Flushing and Jamaica as part of the initiative. The seats were approved by the Panel for Educational Policy. The […]

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 […]

Focus On Queens, May 29

Air Force Airman Aaron M. Davoudi 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. Davoudi is the son of Shari Davoudi of Rego […]

LGBT Activists Block Concert In Jamaica

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A Queen Ifrica performance scheduled for last Saturday at Amazura Concert Hall in Jamaica was cancelled after a protest at the venue. On Friday, Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) joined Caribbean Alliance and Jamaica Anti Homophobia Stand, along with a representative for Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), in calling for Amazura […]

Jamaica Hospital: A History Of Helping

Jamaica Hospital: A History Of Helping

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Since it was first established in 1891, before Queens County was even a part of the City of New York, Jamaica Hospital’s mission has been to provide the best possible treatment for patients. This is especially true over the last few decades, as the hospital underwent major transformations. Led by […]

ATU, Electeds Rally For Transit Improvements

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In honor of National Transit Month, on May 16, Amalgamated Transit Union workers and community leaders rallied together in an effort to engage with riders in support of better and safer public transportation. The press conference, held at the corner of Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in Jamaica, sought to […]

Take Me Out To The Ballgame: New York Mets

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Although Thursday is the final day of the Subway Series, going to see America’s pastime in person is always one of the best activities to do during the summer. The New York Mets still have 62 home games remaining in the season as of press time, offering plenty of opportunities […]