Workers Deserve Fairness

To The Editor: An epidemic of apathy, perhaps complicated by cowardice, is wasting us like a flesh-eating disease. Two-hundred-fifty UPS personnel in Queens were recently fired almost on the spot after they took a few minutes off to protest the insensitive termination of a colleague. Assuming this action was a contractual violation, there no doubt […]

4th Of July Fireworks Return To East River

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of the summer’s highlights is returning to its usual location this year. The 38th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display is coming back to the East River, after spending the last five years over the Hudson River. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement about the switch on […]

Veterans Sought For Hall Of Fame Nominations

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) has invited residents to nominate local veterans whose service warrants induction into the State Veteran’s Hall of Fame. The online Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by service to their communities. “Each year, one of the […]

Finkelpearl Named Cultural Affairs Commish

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio has added Tom Finkelpearl’s name to the list of open commissioner positions he is filling. On April 7, the Mayor announced the appointment of Finkelpearl as the City’s new Commissioner of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Finkelpearl is the executive director of the Queens Museum, the […]

State Budget Helps Businesses

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An agreement has been reached on the 2014-15 State budget, which will offer relief and incentives to businesses and homeowners. The State Legislature passed the budget in the evening of March 31, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing it into law just before midnight the same day. The deadline for passing […]

OP-ED: Why New York City Needs Another World’s Fair

BY JOHN CATSIMATIDIS This past week, Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz, and a number of elected, civic and community leaders held a news conference to announce a series of events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair and the 50th Anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Sadly, to New Yorkers who aren’t […]

Queens To Celebrate World’s Fair Anniversary

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Get ready to celebrate. Queens will host seven months’ worth of events throughout the Borough to honor the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair and the 75th anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair. The festivities were announced on March 28 in one of the buildings constructed for the ’39 […]