Community Colleges Offer Diverse Opportunities

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer With senior year looming, now is the time to weigh academic and professional options. Before graduates start tearing through job postings, they might want to consider heading back into the classroom. Getting an associate degree from a two-year Community College program can not only open up a variety of career […]

Singers Of Queens: Regina Fierro

Singers Of Queens: Regina Fierro

Although Regina Fierro has been singing in school and at church for as long as she can remember, it was only a few years ago, at the age of 12, that she fell in love with opera and classical music. Fierro was drawn to the structure of operas and their arias, intrigued by how much […]

Actors Of Queens: Emma Wisniewski

Actors Of Queens: Emma Wisniewski

For Emma Wisniewski, acting is not just an interest. It is in her DNA. Both of her parents were actors and she remembers watching her mom perform when she was very young. “My parents were both actors as well – in fact, my earliest memory is of my mother playing Lady Macbeth, and as a […]

IndieCade Game Festival Returns To Astoria

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A three-day festival celebrating independent video games is returning to the Museum of Moving in Astoria for its second year. The East coast edition of the nation’s video game festival, IndieCade East, will run from Feb. 14-16. “We are excited to build on the success of last year’s IndieCade East, […]

Writers Of Queens: Renee Simpson

Writers Of Queens: Renee Simpson

Renee Simpson has always been writing, even before she had the mechanics down. “As a very young child, I used to make up songs and sing them out the window,” she said. “Once a neighbor caught me, and I felt embarrassed, so I was very happy when I learned how to actually write.” Simpson’s first […]

JAMES GENNARO Improved The City’s Health

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) has dedicated his professional life to making New York City a better place to live. By passing landmark smoking legislation, helping the environment and making sure his district’s streets are clean, Gennaro has spent more than a decade making sure we can enjoy longer, healthier […]