Independent Films Celebrated In March

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Queens World Film Festival is back for its fourth year and will return in March. The five-day film festival, spanning from March 4-9, will host 130 screenings in thematic blocks at venues in Jackson Heights, Long Island City and Sunnyside. Festival director Katha and her husband, film maker Don […]

Focus On Queens, Nov. 21

The New York Army National Guard has announced the reenlistment of members in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve. Sergeant Weston Lather of Whitestone has reenlisted to continue service with Company A, 1-69th Infantry. Specialist Rashawn Townsend of Jamaica has reenlisted to continue service with the 107th Military Police Company. Sergeant Sasha Morse of […]

Typhoon Relief Efforts Underway In Woodside

 BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Many in Queens have gathered to collect food, clothing and funding to help the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the city of Tacloban in the Philippines. After the island was hit with near-record winds and a storm surge on Nov. 8, it became extremely difficult for aid groups, agencies […]

New Bank Program Helps Philippines

New York Community Bancorp Inc. and its subsidiaries last week announced the establishment of the NYCB Cares 2013 Philippines Disaster Relief Fund, to help the victims of Typhoon Naiyan. The NYCB family of banks will coordinate the effort to enable its employees and customers to easily and effectively make donations. The bank has committed to […]