New Family Urgent Care Center Opens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A new medical facility is coming to Kew Gardens Hills. Urgent-MD Family Urgent Care Centers will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside the Queens Chamber of Commerce on July 24 at 11 a.m. The event will celebrate the addition of the 4,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical facility to the community. The center, which […]

Port Authority Tests Responses At Airport

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Choreographed chaos broke out at LaGuardia Airport Saturday morning, for a yearly emergency response drill conducted by the Port Authority. Close to 150 volunteers, splattered with red paint, dirt and fake guts, acted as victims in an imagined Boeing 737 crash. Many were sprinkled across the pavement, some pretending to […]

Mattone Group Sees Bright Future In Queens

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Mattone Group, a real estate development company based in College Point, is busy working on a number of sites in the Borough. One development in the works is the Belmont project, predominantly in Nassau County, but a small portion of which is in Queens. The $400 million development will […]

Noise Study To Review Airplane Disruptions

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After months of complaining about the airplane noise that looms over the inner communities living close to LaGuardia and JFK airports, last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a comprehensive review of the noise issues. “Airport noise is rightly an […]

Nassau DA Kathleen Rice Running For Congress

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Nassau County’s district attorney has put her name in the ring for retiring U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s (D-Garden City) seat, a part of which is in Queens. Kathleen Rice, the DA for Nassau County since 2005, announced her bid for the seat on Jan. 30, less than a month after […]

Liberty Health Earns Gold Award

Liberty Health Advantage was recently named the sole New York City metro area recipient of the 2014 Senior Choice Gold Award. The company was honored for its Preferred Choice Medicare Advantage plan. The Preferred Choice Medicare Advantage plan is one of just 40 Medicare plans nationally, and the only plan in the New York metro […]

Crowley Introduces Act To Lessen Plane Noise

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As community members continue to voice their concerns against airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), along with many local and State officials from Queens and Nassau County, joined civic organizations and community organizations to announce the introduction of the Silent Skies Act. On Dec. 6 at LaGuardia Airport, […]

Still No Word on Cosmos Stadium Proposal

Still No Word on Cosmos Stadium Proposal

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Months after submitting a proposal for a new stadium, the New York Cosmos are still waiting to hear if their plan will be approved. The team submitted its stadium proposal in response to a Request for Proposal from the Empire State Development Corporation earlier this year. The Cosmos currently plays […]

Gov. Cuomo Rushes Plane Noise Study

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer For those in northeast Queens who have been hounded by frequent airplane noise, relief may be around the corner. On Nov. 13, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to do noise studies for both LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy Airports, and to create […]

LIRR Riders Face Ticket Machine Scam

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The MTA Police Department has issued a warning to customers about a potential credit and debit card scam at Long Island Rail Road stations. Four ticket vending machines in Queens and Nassau County have been affected by the scam. In each case, tiny cameras were hidden on the underside of […]