Vallone Starts Student Ambassador Program

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to learning about leadership, a select few northeast Queens students are going to get the education of a lifetime. On April 4, Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) announced the Educational Ambassador Program for high school students within the 19th Council District. Featuring students from four high schools, the […]

Street Co-Naming

    Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Pastor Witold Mroziewski unveiled Pope John Paul II Way on Sunday afternoon. It was named after Pope John Paul II who was the cardinal archbishop of Krakow in Poland. The street is in front of the Holy Cross Church in Maspeth, the second oldest Polish parish in Queens.

Focus On Queens, April 10

The Bayside Village Business Improvement District will host its annual arts and crafts festival from noon to 5 p.m. on April 26 near the LIRR station. The BID is looking for artist and creatives selling a wide range of goods. For information, call (718) 423-2434 or visit www.baysidevillagebid.com/artsandcraftsvendors. Chin Lin Huang of Flushing was named […]

Late Show with Dennis Walcott?

Now that David Letterman from the late-night comedy show, The  Late Show With David Letterman, said he wants to retire by 2015, so guess who is up for his seat next? Queens’ very own Dennis Walcott, former schools chancellor! While speaking on TV last week, Walcott said since he is unemployed, he jokingly nominated himself […]

Getting National Attention

Earlier this month, Assemblyman William Scarborough made his first appearance on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. But the embattled Queens pol was not on the show as a guest – instead, he appeared as a punch line. In the segment, entitled “Innocent Until…Who Are We Kidding?,” Stewart made fun of Scarborough’s recent […]

Queens Native Travels Roads Not Taken In New Musical

Long before Queens-born Idina Menzel became a household name, she made her Broadway debut in the hit musical “Rent.” After that, she wowed audiences with her Tony-winning performance as the green-faced Elphaba in “Wicked.” More recently, she played Rachel’s mother on “Glee” and Queen Elsa in the movie “Frozen,” singing the Academy Award-winning song, “Let […]

Bayside Director Set For Film Premiere

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Bayside director is ready for his full-length premiere. Rick McDonald, with the help of his family, has put together a low-budget horror film that hopes to give audiences an original scare and maybe even find its way into a few festivals. Titled “Lucifer’s Angels,” this film focuses on three […]

Famous Musician Will Get Plaque At Maple Grove

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A famous African-American musician who lived in Queens will no longer have an unmarked grave after this weekend. Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens will honor George Washington Johnson this Saturday with a plaque at his gravesite, finally acknowledging the musician with a tombstone at his burial site. Johnson was […]