Op-Ed: The Real Tale Of Two Cities

BY ANDREW SIEGEL State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced new steps to assist unbanked New Yorkers gain access to bank accounts; namely, by limiting the use of predatory financial background checks of prospective customers. New York’s licensed check cashers applaud these efforts. But we proudly note that we have been providing low-cost financial services […]

Goldfeder Urges Mosquito Control

With the summer season finally here and more families enjoying the warmer weather outside, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) has encouraged the New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene to closely monitor mosquito breeding in an effort to eliminate any potential threats, such as West Nile or other mosquito-borne infections in the Sandy-damaged […]

Homeowner Protection

To the Editor: Sen. Tony Avella will be introducing legislation in the State Senate that would allow neighborhoods and other civic organizations, as well as individual homeowners, to register restrictive covenants and other types of deed restrictions with the New York City Dept. of Buildings. The DOB in turn would be required to inform homeowners […]

Church Transformed To Senior Home

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Some seniors in Astoria call the transformed Presbyterian Church of Astoria their new home. During a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 15, John Kaiteris, the director for the Hellenic-American Neighborhood Action Committee, spoke about the long journey it has been to transform the Presbyterian Church of Astoria to 66 new, […]