CB5 Land Use Votes For Ridgewood Apts.

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Community Board 5 land use committee voted Monday night to recommend approval of the proposed Ridgewood luxury apartments. After much discussion about the proposed apartments, planned for 176 Woodward Ave., the body voted 4 to 2, with one abstention, and the entire CB5 board will vote on the recommendation […]

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 […]

Galante Avoids Indefinite Leave Of Absence

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Despite protests from elected officials, Queens Library head Thomas Galante will continue to serve the organization. The Queens Library Board of Trustees had a split, 9-9 vote during their meeting Thursday night. The tie meant that the body did not reach the majority vote needed, throwing out the option of […]

Asthma Rates High Among Hispanics

Asthma Rates High Among Hispanics

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Although asthma affects thousands of people each year, there is one demographic in particular that the sickness is more prevalent. The asthma rate among Hispanics is higher than other ethnicities. According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, 3,600,000 Hispanics reported to have asthma […]