Cricket Kick Off

  Is there anything she can’t do? Queens Borough President Melinda Katz bowled off at the opening ceremonies of the New York T20 Big Bash Cricket Tournament at Idlewild Field in Springfield Gardens on May 2. The three-day tournament featured 10 teams competing for $20,000 in prizes.

Foreclosures Continue To Hit SEQ Hardest

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Since the foreclosure crisis struck the nation in 2008, Southeast Queens has continued to be the hardest hit area in all of New York City. According to Matthew Hassett, director of policy and communications for the Center For New York City Neighborhoods, a nonprofit that offers free foreclosure prevention services, […]

High School of Horrors?

When it comes to picking a high school for their kids, one location sits head and shoulders below the competition. According to statistics by the Dept. of Education, August Martin High School in Springfield Gardens is the least popular in all of New York City. With the City’s open-enrollment system, students in middle school can […]

Couple Featured At Rose Bowl Parade

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A Queens married couple showed their everlasting love when they were featured on a brand new eHarmony float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day. The float is meant to inspire those looking for love in the New Year by bringing seven of the […]

Brown Highlights Lower Crime In Queens

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, Queens DA Richard Brown delivered his year-end address, in which he highlighted his office’s four biggest prosecution victories of 2013 and touted Queens as one of the City’s leaders in crime reduction. Brown, who will begin his 23rd year in office this week, noted that in the last […]

103rd Pct.: Transit Arrest

TRANSIT ARREST – Police arrested two individuals connected to an incident at the Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue subway station at 12:45 p.m. on Dec. 10. Police officers assigned to Transit Bureau Impact observed two males enter the turnstile at the same time, while only swiping a MetroCard once. After being placed under arrest, the […]

Van Buren, Other Co-Locations Approved

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After a tumultuous mixture of community protest, input and support, the Dept. of Education approved a co-location for Martin Van Buren High School. With the vote taking place on Oct. 30, the DOE’s Panel of Educational Policy went forward with co-locations for eight schools in Queens, including Van Buren. The […]

2013 General Election Guide

2013 General Election Guide

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will go to the polls for City-wide elections, and will decide on a new Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller. In addition, a number of local races will introduce new faces to the City Council and Borough Hall. Individuals who registered before the deadline in October will be eligible to vote in […]