BREAKING NEWS: Church-Goers Evacuated After Bomb Threat

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA An NYPD spokesperson has confirmed that on Sunday morning, Greater Allen A.M.E. Church in Jamaica was evacuated after a bomb threat was phoned in during services. According to the spokesperson, an unidentified male called the church around 9 a.m. and told the lead pastor, former U.S. Rep Rev. Floyd Flake, that a […]

Sinai Chapels Serves City’s Jewish Community

Sinai Chapels Serves City’s Jewish Community

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Though losing a loved one may be difficult, Sinai Chapels is committed to ensuring that family members do not encounter any more grief while planning a funeral. With four generations of family ownership, the Fresh Meadows-based funeral home has gained the trust of Jewish families all across New York. Its […]

Queens Library Fires Back At PR Reports

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, the media alleged that Queens Library’s Board of Trustees voted to spend $30,000 in taxpayer dollars to boost its public image in the weeks following the scandal revolving around CEO Thomas Galante and his six-figure salary. And now, Queens Library is firing back. According to Joanne King, a […]

Five Borough Festival Stops In Jamaica

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On March 14, Les Délices, a critically-acclaimed French Baroque ensemble, will perform at King Manor Museum in Jamaica for the Five Borough Music Festival’s final stop in Queens. The concert is part of the nonprofit’s three-month long series that aims to bring affordable world-class chamber music to the outer boroughs. […]

Jamaica Sees Historic Investment

Jamaica Sees Historic Investment

Assemblyman William Scarborough (left) praised the efforts of Greater Jamaica in helping to bring the largest private investment in Jamaica in decades. Carlisle Towery (right), president of Greater Jamaica, was brought to tears while reflecting on the 12 years it took to bring the historic development to the area. BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last […]

Smith’s Request For Postponed Trial Denied

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer A federal court judge has denied embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith’s (D-Hollis) request to push back his trial until after September’s Democratic Primary. Last month, Smith’s defense attorney, Gerald Shargel, asked the Hon. Kenneth Karas to delay the trial so that Smith could have a “fair election.” Karas however denied […]

MVB, P-Tech Co-Location Moves Forward

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Despite much protest, the Dept. of Education is moving forward with its plans to co-locate Martin Van Buren School with a new six-year technology high school this fall. Starting September 2014, the new P-Tech school will gradually phase into Martin Van Buren while Martin Van Buren scales back enrollment. The […]