Queens Community House Faces Setbacks After Fire

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The fire that engulfed a building in Jackson Heights last Monday has devastated not only the physical landscape of the area, but the cultural landscape as well. Four programs of the Queens Community House operated in that building, and are now searching for a new home. The fire began at […]

Congressman Pushes For On-The-Job-Training

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) is looking to help put New Yorkers back to work and improve their skills through on-the-job-training programs. On Feb. 24, Crowley announced the On-the-Job-Training Act of 2014 with Angel Pineiro Jr., senior vice president at ASI System Integration, Inc., a technology solutions provider based […]

Focus On Queens, Dec. 12

Air Force Reserve Airman Kalah Simmons 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. Simmons is the granddaughter of Sarah Simmons of St. […]

Immigrants To Vote At Mock Elections

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer While registered voters will take to the polls on Tuesday, immigrants will have the opportunity to take part in mock elections. New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights, Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), Queens Community House and other elected officials have partnered to host a mock election on Nov. 5, […]