Crossing Guard Bill Passes

Last month, the Legislature passed a bill making any assault on School Crossing Guards a “D” felony. On July 7, standing outside IS 145, a group of Queens School Crossing Guards were joined by Local 372 President Santos Crespo, Jr., to express their thanks to State Sen. Jose Peralta and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker who co-sponsored […]

Bringing Northern Italy To Northern Boulevard

Bringing Northern Italy To Northern Boulevard

Conti’s Ristorante 249-11 Northern Blvd., Little Neck (718) 428-8800 Cuisine: Northern Italian Delivery: No Credit Card: Yes, All Major Hours: Mon/Wed/Thu 5-10:30 p.m., Tue Closed, Fri/Sat 5-11:30 p.m., Sun 5-10 p.m. www.contisrestaurant.com Since 2001, the Conti family has welcomed guests into their dining room, which offers a warm, intimate atmosphere that brings a taste of […]

109th Pct.: Grand Larceny

GRAND LARCENY – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying and locating the following suspects wanted in connection with a grand larceny within the confines of the 109th Precinct. At 2:31 p.m. on Jan. 9, a male and female suspect entered H.Y. Jewelry, 150-29 Northern Blvd., Flushing, and removed jewelry without permission or authority. […]

Events In Queens For Jan. 9-15

Events In Queens For Jan. 9-15

Volunteer Open House, Voelker Orth Museum, Wed., 1/15 (see below) FRIDAY 1/10 DAVID HAZELTINE TRIO Flushing Town Hall will present a performance by pianist David Hazeltine at 8 p.m. Known as a “musician’s musician,” Hazeltine will display his distinctive style on the keys, accompanied by bassist Peter Washington and drummer Louis Hayes. The concert costs […]

Convention Center/Hotel Headed For Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A convention center and hotel/apartment complex is coming to Corona. The DiBlasi Ford dealership at 112-21 Northern Blvd. was bought by the Flushing-based Fleet Financial Group Inc. for $17 million in December. It expects to break ground on the project in June, at a cost of $200 million. Richard Xia, […]

New Owners For Historic RKO Keith’s

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An historic Flushing theater may soon have a new lease on life, having been sold last week to a local developer. RKO Keith’s Theatre was bought by Flushing Square LLC, which plans to transform the vacant venue into a mixed-use residential development. Headed by Jerry Karlik, Flushing Square purchased the […]

Bill Would Penalize Unlicensed Drivers

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Western Queens community has gathered to mourn yet again, after a child was killed in Woodside last week, the fourth child to die because of automobile accidents this year alone. Just days after a crash involving a truck driver with a suspended license took the life of eight- year-old […]