Famous Musician Will Get Plaque At Maple Grove

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A famous African-American musician who lived in Queens will no longer have an unmarked grave after this weekend. Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens will honor George Washington Johnson this Saturday with a plaque at his gravesite, finally acknowledging the musician with a tombstone at his burial site. Johnson was […]

114th Pct.: Collision Investigation & Grand Larceny

COLLISION INVESTIGATION – At 10:25 p.m. on March 7, police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at Northern Boulevard and 40th Road. Upon arrival, police officers observed the victim, identified as Kumar Ragunath, 64, of Kew Gardens, unconscious and unresponsive with severe head trauma and a broken leg. EMS responded and transported […]

Focus On Queens, Mar. 6

Air Force Airman Ricardo Batista 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. He is a 2012 graduate of John Adams High School […]

Library Needs Better Resources

To The Editor: Gary Null, a long time national radio personality, did an 11-month, in-depth investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The six-hour report presented credible evidence as to who was responsible for this murder and the subsequent cover-up. Missing the last segment, I went to the Queens Public Library (Central) to download […]

Plenty For Children To Do Indoors

Plenty For Children To Do Indoors

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The last couple of months have been tough on adults and their children. With snow storms nearly every week and the weather frequently falling below freezing, options are severely limited for kids to find fun activities to do. Do not let the winter of never-ending snow get you down, though. […]

District Manager Should Stay

To The Editor: Recent articles have described the ill-treatment of Mary Ann Carey, District Manager for Community Board 9. She has given many years of dedicated service to the community. Great numbers of community members have benefited from her leadership. Despite her effectiveness, she is obviously being forced out of her position. When our community […]

Marshall Cuts Ribbon On Event Center

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer One of Borough President Helen Marshall’s last projects is nearing its completion. The Forum at Queens Borough Hall will be a new event space area adjacent to the Borough’s political headquarters. The $23 million center, which was completely funded by Marshall, will host public events, such as award ceremonies, community […]