QBC 15 Returns To McFadden’s Next Year

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Queens Baseball Convention is making its return next year. After the success of last year’s first event, baseball fans can again celebrate America’s national past time on Jan. 10 at McFadden’s Citi Field. Although planning for the convention’s second edition is in its early stages, tickets for the event […]

Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (left) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas had some of the highest additional sources of income on their disclosure reports. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The 2013 financial disclosure statements for the State Legislature have been released, displaying which investments and income sources Queens’ State Senators and Assemblymembers have aside from their day […]

IKEA Helps City Harvest, QJCC Food Pantry

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An effort by IKEA to fight hunger, especially in children, is trickling down to help a local food pantry in Queens. IKEA partnered with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to sponsor in-store programs that support children’s hunger relief. One of the local food banks associated with Feeding […]

No Deal Yet Between LIRR And Unions

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Days before a possible LIRR strike would commence, negotiations between the MTA and LIRR workers came to a standstill Monday. The strike would begin Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and would impact about 300,000 commuters. According to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a strike could cost $50 million in lost economic activity […]

Proposed Glendale Shelter Threatened With Lawsuit

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer With the project inching closer to becoming a reality, opponents of the proposed Glendale homeless shelter are considering taking legal action to stop the City from creating the shelter. A group of residents, led by civic leaders Kathy Masi and Bob Holden, have been speaking with lawyers about pursuing litigation […]

Public Advocate James Talks Development In Astoria

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Public Advocate Letitia James stopped by Hallets Cove playground on Saturday, where community volunteers were giving the grounds a facelift. Hallets Cove playground serves the residents of NYCHA’s Astoria Houses. Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) hosted a cleanup event attended by representatives of Partnerships for Parks and Goodwill Industries, where Astoria […]

Women’s Economic Summit At End Of Month

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An economic forum is scheduled to take place at the end of July. Samuel Field Y will host the Women’s Economic Summit on Monday, July 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The event will feature several elected officials talking about various financial topics over the course of an hour. […]

Forest Hills Rhythmic Gym Group At MSG

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A group of Forest Hills kids took their performance act to Madison Square Garden earlier this week. At halftime of Wednesday’s New York Liberty game, the Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics group performed their routine in front of thousands of people at the World’s Most Famous Arena. The group practices in […]