A Fond Farewell

      The Queens Tribune and PRESS of Southeast Queens recently said goodbye to a long-time advertising representative, Merlene Carnegie (center, pictured with advertising manager Maureen Coppola and Publisher Mike Nussbaum). Carnegie celebrated her retirement at our offices last week before moving to Charlotte, N.C.

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 […]

Small Business Awards Announced

The Queens Tribune and the PRESS of Southeast Queens have announced the date for its second annual Small Business Achievement Awards. The breakfast ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. May 20 on the fourth floor of the student union building at Queens College. Last year, the Small Business Achievement Awards honored the contributions of […]

Walcott Reflects On Time As Chancellor

Walcott Reflects On Time As Chancellor

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with students during a visit to the Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School in Hollis on Dec. 11. Photo by Ira Cohen BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott swung by a Queens school to talk about the strides the public school system has taken in the […]

Lack Of Funds Closes Bell Community Center

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Just months shy of its three-year anniversary, the Sean Elijah Bell Community Center in South Jamaica has closed its doors due to lack of funds. The news does not come as a shock to the community residents. Executive director Anthony Anderson anticipated a closure exactly one year ago, when the […]

LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office

LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer “He is the kindest and most compassionate man. When you walk down the streets with him, he’s like a rock star,” said Councilman-elect Daneek Miller. “The community just appreciates him and loves him so much.” In his 12 years serving District 27, Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St.Albans) has established himself as […]

Housing For Grandparents To Break Ground This Year

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, a report surfaced that a one-of-a-kind housing project intended to help the growing population of grandparents raising their grandchildren in Southeast Queens has been delayed until next summer. But Peter Florey, principal of the managing local development group D&F, denied the claim, saying the project will break ground […]

Political Hot Stove

A number of newly-elected officials are preparing to take office in January. But some officials who will be out of a job in two months are also looking to the future. With term limits pushing them out of the public service limelight, a handful of officials have been making plans for life after City Hall, […]