Above The Law?

We all know that New York City politicians get some pretty sweet perks – one of which is getting to park almost anywhere consequence and ticket-free, even if it means you’re endangering the lives  of constituents. Last week, Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie was on his way to attend a press gathering about the trash […]

Queens Library Needs Support

As we celebrate National Library Week throughout the country, there is no library system more deserving of celebration than the Queens Library. Over the decades, the Queens Library system has established itself as the “Jewel of the Library System,” not just in New York City; it has also been recognized throughout the country as having […]

BP Katz Looks Back On First 100 Days

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer It has been a very eventful first four months for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. The Borough President has gotten involved with several issues that have come up during her first 100 days as Queens BP. Among the issues in the Borough she has found include reviving the New York […]

National Congress Of Black Women Looks To Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A national nonprofit organization looking to help the disenfranchised has made its way to Queens. The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. is establishing a new chapter in Queens, planting roots in Flushing for its endeavors that will spread throughout the Borough. The organization is dedicated to the educational, political, […]

Funding Allocated For Bus Restoration Study

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Funding for a study on bus service and restoration in northeast Queens was included in the 2014-2015 State budget. On April 3, State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest) and representatives from the office of Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) announced that $500,000 in funding has been allocated […]

Queens Native Travels Roads Not Taken In New Musical

Long before Queens-born Idina Menzel became a household name, she made her Broadway debut in the hit musical “Rent.” After that, she wowed audiences with her Tony-winning performance as the green-faced Elphaba in “Wicked.” More recently, she played Rachel’s mother on “Glee” and Queen Elsa in the movie “Frozen,” singing the Academy Award-winning song, “Let […]

Bayside Director Set For Film Premiere

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Bayside director is ready for his full-length premiere. Rick McDonald, with the help of his family, has put together a low-budget horror film that hopes to give audiences an original scare and maybe even find its way into a few festivals. Titled “Lucifer’s Angels,” this film focuses on three […]

World’s Fairs Too Costly

To The Editor: World’s Fairs generally end up costing the tax payers of the host city tens of millions of dollars. Financially they are a bad investment. With due respect, if John Catsimatidis and other millionaires wish to underwrite a World’s Fair without taxpayer money, one would have no objection, provided it is understood its […]