Katz Welcomes New Director Of Cultural Affairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Tuesday morning, Borough President Melinda Katz introduced her new Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Nayelli Valencia, to a room full of guests at the Queens Council of the Arts in Astoria. Katz said one of her top priorities as Borough President is to rebrand Queens as a major […]

First Lady Of Mass. Returns To Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The First Lady of Massachusetts returned to her alma mater last week to speak about her life, career and experiences. First Lady Diane Patrick, class of 1972, stopped by Queens College on March 7 and spoke to students and participants in the college’s Women and Work program in the President’s […]

Water Main Upgrades Coming To Queens

More than six miles of water mains have been installed across three neighborhoods in Queens, the Depts. of Environmental Protection and Design and Construction announced last week. The $15 million infrastructure upgrade will bring cleaner drinking water and improved water pressure to Elmhurst, Rego Park and Fresh Meadows. The renovations began in 2012, when more […]

Focus On Queens, Jan. 9

Heather Harrison of Forest Hills was one of four attorneys promoted by the law firm Farrell Fritz in New York. She was promoted to counsel. Harrison is a commercial litigation attorney concentrating in business litigation and partnership disputes. New Borough President Melinda Katz will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the 112th […]

DOE Seeks To Beef Up Security After Avonte

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer More than six weeks after the disappearance of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, the Dept. of Education is looking to beef up its security in order to prevent a similar incident from happening. According to an emailed statement from Marge Feinberg, a spokesperson for the DOE, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott has ordered […]

Steinway And Sons Goes Green

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Steinway and Sons, the famous piano maker that has called Astoria home since 1870, is getting a green makeover for its 53, 000-square-foot parking lot. The parking lot will see a makeover because its non-porous concrete surface produces massive amounts of runoff during storms. With the support of the City […]