Cara Mia: A Taste Of Old Italy In Your Backyard

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Queens residents do not need to fly to Europe to enjoy some of the finest authentic Italian cuisine with Cara Mia right in their backward. Today, Cara Mia is a well-known establishment in the Borough, offering locals a massive variety of quality Italian dishes. But much like all great family-run […]

King Yum: Second Generation Fresh Meadows Fare

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to delicious Chinese culinary favorites, this Fresh Meadows restaurant is the king. King Yum has been in business under the same family for 61 years, making it the oldest continuously serving Chinese restaurant in Queens. With a second-generation owner, the restaurant has been a long-time favorite for […]

Separated At Birth

While QConf reporter Joe Marvilli and Paul Graziano take the cake as far as doppelgangers in Queens are concerned, there looks to be another pair that could challenge them for that coveted title. The resemblance between Assemblyman Mike Miller and deceased WWE manager Paul Bearer is uncanny. Both usually wear an all-black suit flanked by […]

District 26 Holds Legislative Breakfast

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Presidents’ Council of District 26 held its legislative breakfast last week, going over multiple concerns dealing with their children’s education. Parents, teachers, school administrators, elected officials and government representatives filed into the Bayside Diner on March 7 to discuss the educational issues affecting D26. Student safety, high-stakes testing and […]

First Lady Of Mass. Returns To Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The First Lady of Massachusetts returned to her alma mater last week to speak about her life, career and experiences. First Lady Diane Patrick, class of 1972, stopped by Queens College on March 7 and spoke to students and participants in the college’s Women and Work program in the President’s […]

Fighting For Campaign Finance Reform

In act of civil disobedience, two members of the organization MOP Democracy (Money Out of Politics – Democracy) attached a banner to the Unisphere. The sign asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to fulfill his promise for campaign finance reform by keeping fair elections in the State budget. Matthew Edge and Matthew Hillyer put the banner up […]

Flushing Sites Up For Protected Status

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The chances of historic sites in Flushing being added to the National Park Service are looking better after a hearing in Washington D.C. The Flushing Remonstrance Study Act was introduced by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) in September. But it was last week’s Congressional hearing that garnered the support of […]

Willets Point Businesses Await Resolution

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Several Willets Point business owners came together once again to demand the City provide compensation and relocation for their removal from their neighborhood. Members of the Willets Point Defense Committee of Small Businesses and Workers and State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) met in his Bayside office to protest the mistreatment […]