IKEA Helps City Harvest, QJCC Food Pantry

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An effort by IKEA to fight hunger, especially in children, is trickling down to help a local food pantry in Queens. IKEA partnered with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to sponsor in-store programs that support children’s hunger relief. One of the local food banks associated with Feeding […]

Education: Corona Schools Suffer From Overcrowding

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As the Latino population continues to grow in Corona, it faces a huge educational difficulty: overcrowding. In the area covered by Community Education Council 24, which includes Corona and Elmhurst, overcrowding in elementary and middle schools is rampant. Although many are working to resolve or lessen this problem, the challenge […]

Roosevelt Ave.: A Main Street For Queens Latinos

While Queens’ Latin American communities are located throughout the Borough, with a heavy concentration in Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, the streetscapes of the community can be captured down Roosevelt Avenue. Running from Woodside through to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Latin American communities are well-represented on Roosevelt Avenue, with restaurants, mom and pop shops and […]

Another Patient Escapes From Creedmoor

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Six months after a patient escaped from Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, another patient has found his way out of the facility. On June 3, Clifford Brown bolted from the center by climbing a double-walled curved fence near an outdoor recreation area. While police picked up Brown a day later, the escape […]

Pavilion In 3D: Scan To Aid Preservation Efforts

Pavilion In 3D: Scan To Aid Preservation Efforts

Dr. Lori Walters of the University of Central Florida sets up the 3D scanner to create a data map of the New York State Pavilion. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The New York State Pavilion is getting a virtual lease on life, thanks to a three-dimensional scan. The University of Central […]

Ukrainian Boy Reunites With Family In Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Ukrainian boy was reunited with his family in Whitestone last week, having secured an expedited passage to America. Mykhailo Kuzmin, a 4-year-old living in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, was able to move to the U.S. and join his mother, Natalia Kuzmina, at her home in Whitestone, away from […]

John Liu Holds Campaign Kick-Off

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Days after the Queens Democratic Party threw their support behind John Liu for State Senate, the former Comptroller held his campaign kick-off in Bayside. On May 23, Liu stood outside the Bayside Long Island Rail Road station, surrounded by friends and supporters, to formally announce his bid for the 11th […]