Focus On Queens, Jan. 2

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jose Pena graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Pena is the son of Fabiola Cabrera of […]

Funding Approved For Botanical Garden Upgrades

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Improvements will soon be underway for Queens Botanical Garden. On Oct. 30, Borough President Helen Marshall announced that the City’s Office of Management and Budget had approved a $3.15 million funding allocation to pay for upgrades to the Garden’s pathway system. The improved pathways in the 39-acre site will have […]

Kim Starts CleanFlushing Initiative

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Pollution has been a long-running problem in Flushing and the CleanFlushing Initiative has been created to fight it. On Nov. 6, Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) launched the CleanFlushing Initiative, a beautification program meant to organize a group of well-equipped volunteers to clean up the sidewalks and streets of Flushing and […]

Botanical Garden Hosts Harvest Fest

Would you like to see trees full of colorful leaves, blooming autumn flowers and piles of pumpkins? Listen to a string band, watch your kids get their faces painted, or see them ride a pony? The Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 20 at Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing promises to deliver. With a […]