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 […]

Five Francis Lewis Robotics Teams Make Regionals

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Five teams from Francis Lewis High School competed in the NYC FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Tournament, which took place this past Saturday at NYU-Poly in Brooklyn. Francis Lewis is the only school to have five teams competing in the Regional Championship Tournament. The Mecha Knights, The Super Troublemakers, Tetricons, Anonymous […]

CenterLight Supports Queens’ Project Chaim

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While Project Chaim is known for giving a helping hand to others, it recently received one itself. The Queens Jewish Community Council’s program was given a donation of $5,000 from Michael Fassler, CEO of CenterLight Health System. He had heard about how Project Chaim’s work was threatened by a lack […]

Battle Of The Boroughs Back For Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Some of Queens’ best up-and-coming artists will face off against each other in the hopes of becoming the winner of the Battle of the Boroughs. One dozen Queens artists will compete on March 7 at 7 p.m. for WNYC and WQXR’s “Battle of the Boroughs,” taking place at the Jerome […]

Cuomo Cabinet Member Discusses Gov’s 2014 Plan

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer After Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his State of the State Address in Albany last week, one of his cabinet members gave a similar address a little closer to home. Empire State Development CEO Ken Adams appeared at the Forest Hills Jewish Center on Friday to discuss the Governor’s plans for […]

Young Women’s Academy Wins A Grant

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Astoria recently received two service-learning grants, totaling $1,000. On Jan. 12, the eighth graders at the school were awarded two grants of $500 each from the 9/12 Generation Project, an organization dedicated to offering educators unique ways to teach the younger generation about the […]

Donate For Typhoon Relief

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Nov. 7, causing the deaths of thousands of people. Queens residents can assist in the relief efforts by contributing to one or more of the charity organizations below. The Afya Foundation of Yonkers – afyafoundation.org or call (914) 920-5081. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee – JDC.org, (212) 687-6200 […]

Time To Move Forward After Gov’t. Shutdown

To The Editor: It is long overdue, but the federal government is open and the debt ceiling is raised. This is a welcome development for our country, but the damage caused is irreversible and was completely unnecessary. Without repealing, delaying, or defunding the Affordable Care Act, reasonable elected officials were able to avert a crisis […]