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 […]

SBA Should Step Up Efforts

This week, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a field hearing at Queens College over the Small Business Administration’s efforts to help local businesses. During the event, witnesses who testified before the panel expressed their frustration with the lack of outreach from the SBA, particularly in helping immigrant-owned communities. While the […]

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 […]

Small Business Admin. Hearing Held In Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Congressional field hearing took place at Queens College this week, looking into the Small Business Administration’s subpar efforts to reach out to local businesses. The New York members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce met in Rosenthal Library’s auditorium on March 11 to look at […]

Small Business Awards Announced

The Queens Tribune and the PRESS of Southeast Queens have announced the date for its second annual Small Business Achievement Awards. The breakfast ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. May 20 on the fourth floor of the student union building at Queens College. Last year, the Small Business Achievement Awards honored the contributions of […]

‘Beautiful’ Tells Stories Of A Simpler Time

Carole King met her co-writer and future husband, Gerry Goffin, when they attended Queens College. The rest, as they say, is history. It’s also “Beautiful!” Starring Jessie Mueller as singer/songwriter Carole King, this wonderful jukebox musical, detailing the early years of King’s career, should have mass appeal for the Baby Boomer generation who grew up […]

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 […]

Set Director Returns To College For Shoot

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An alumnus from Queens College returned to the school as the production designer for a new HBO show filming on campus last Tuesday. Diane Lederman came back to the college where she graduated in 1985 as a member of the production team for a new Warner Bros./HBO series called “The […]