Marshall, Stavisky Reflect On Muyskens

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer During his 12 years as Queens College president, Dr. James Muyskens has worked with various elected officials in the Borough, including two who played the biggest role in the university. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and State Senator Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) both have worked alongside President Muyskens during their respective […]

Queens Resident Among Four Killed In Derailment

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A Queens resident is among the four people who died after a Metro-North train derailment over the weekend. The train, heading from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Station, derailed Sunday morning at the Spuyten Duyvil train station in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others. The train […]

Church Transformed To Senior Home

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Some seniors in Astoria call the transformed Presbyterian Church of Astoria their new home. During a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 15, John Kaiteris, the director for the Hellenic-American Neighborhood Action Committee, spoke about the long journey it has been to transform the Presbyterian Church of Astoria to 66 new, […]

Focus On Queens, Nov. 14

Sikh Parade Assemblyman Mike Miller recently marched with members of the Baba Makhan Shah Lubana Gurdwara, located at 113-10 101st Ave., Richmond Hill. The parade was organized by the Gurdwara in honor of the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The New York Army National Guard has announced the promotion of members […]

Housing For Grandparents To Break Ground This Year

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, a report surfaced that a one-of-a-kind housing project intended to help the growing population of grandparents raising their grandchildren in Southeast Queens has been delayed until next summer. But Peter Florey, principal of the managing local development group D&F, denied the claim, saying the project will break ground […]

Station Centennial

On Oct. 23, hundreds of New Yorkers from Queens to Long Island gathered at the Jamaica LIRR station to celebrate the station’s 100th anniversary. As part of the ceremony, the historic transportation hub was memorialized by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, who officially marked Oct. 23 as “Jamaica Station Day.” MTA and LIRR executive board […]