Elected Officials Call For Immigration Reform

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Elected officials and civic leaders came together in Flushing to demand comprehensive immigration reform, not next year, not eventually, but right now. U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) was joined by civic leaders and elected officials from northeast Queens to call for a vote in the House of Representatives on immigration […]

Resiliency Plans For Howard Beach

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer There are several ideas on how to better prepare Howard Beach for future storms, and they were all presented on Monday at Russo’s on the Bay. The Howard Beach New York Rising Community Planning Committee held a six-hour public meeting on Monday to discuss plans to better protect the coastal […]

Avella Receives Additional Committee Assignments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) recently announced additional committee assignments he received as the newest member of the Independent Democratic Caucus. Effective immediately, Avella has been appointed as a member of the following State Senate Committees: Banks; Codes; Education; Housing, Construction and Community Development; Insurance; Judiciary; Transportation. The Senator was also appointed as the newest […]

JROTC Raising Money For D-Day Parade Trip

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in Fresh Meadows is raising money for a unique opportunity to visit one of the most famous battle sites in American history. Francis Lewis High School’s JROTC, known as The Patriot JROTC, has been invited to march in the 70th Anniversary D-Day Parade in […]

Goldfeder Pushes Tax Credit Opportunities

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) is urging all residents to take advantage of the many New York State tax credit opportunities and claim tax breaks that could potentially help individual households save thousands of dollars. “Too many working families miss out on savings because they fail to claim several federal and state tax credits that […]

Braunstein, Stavisky Support East Sea Bill

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) recently introduced Senate bill S6570, which would require all new textbooks used in New York State to refer to the body of water that separates the Japanese archipelago from the Asian mainland as the East Sea as well as the Sea of Japan. Korean advocates […]

Meng Receives Perfect Grade From Humane Society

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) recently received a 100+ percent rating from the Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s leading animal rights organization. Meng was awarded the top score in the group’s annual Humane Scorecard, used to rate members of Congress on animal welfare issues. She was one of only 25 members of […]

Woodhaven Blvd. Has Most Pedestrian Fatalities

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Woodhaven Boulevard finds itself among the most dangerous roads for pedestrians, according to a report released last week. The major thoroughfare, which runs from Ozone Park to the Queens Center Mall, had eight pedestrian fatalities between 2010 and 2012, the most for any major street in the Borough. The report […]