Garden Outlines World’s Fair Festivities

Garden Outlines World’s Fair Festivities

At a press conference, Queens Botanical Garden executive director Susan Lacerte, Councilman Peter Koo, Taiwanese Ambassador Paul Wen-liang Chang and others introduced the orchid exhibit that kicked off the garden’s series of World’s Fair events. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While many enjoyed wandering around the Taiwanese orchid display at Queens […]

New Law Targets Surprise Medical Bills

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A law included in the 2014-2015 State budget is looking to give patients a break on unexpected medical charges. The new law will prevent surprise medical bills for patients sent by in-network doctors to out-of-network providers. These out-of-network medical services can be anything from a specialist to a specific lab […]

Many Films For Queens At Tribeca

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off this week, with hundreds of screenings, discussions and panels that will take place between April 16 and 27. There is something for everyone at Tribeca this year. Some films highlight a relationship with Queens or display New York moments that created memories for many […]

Sci-Fi Comes To The Moving Image

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Starting this Friday, the Museum of Moving Image will screen some of the most famous entries from one of film’s most fantastical genres. The Astoria museum will focus on science fiction for its latest “See It Big!” series, which offers attendees the chance to see classic movies on the big […]

4th Of July Fireworks Return To East River

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of the summer’s highlights is returning to its usual location this year. The 38th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display is coming back to the East River, after spending the last five years over the Hudson River. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement about the switch on […]

National Congress Of Black Women Looks To Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A national nonprofit organization looking to help the disenfranchised has made its way to Queens. The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. is establishing a new chapter in Queens, planting roots in Flushing for its endeavors that will spread throughout the Borough. The organization is dedicated to the educational, political, […]

Funding Allocated For Bus Restoration Study

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Funding for a study on bus service and restoration in northeast Queens was included in the 2014-2015 State budget. On April 3, State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest) and representatives from the office of Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) announced that $500,000 in funding has been allocated […]

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 […]