Focus On Queens, April 17

Queens of Angels Church will host a blood drive in conjunction with Elmhurst Hospital 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the Parish Center, 43-18 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside. For information or to make an appointment, call (718) 937-3244. The 110th Precinct Community Council will meet 7 p.m. April 21 at Flanders Field VFW Post […]

New Law Targets Surprise Medical Bills

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A law included in the 2014-2015 State budget is looking to give patients a break on unexpected medical charges. The new law will prevent surprise medical bills for patients sent by in-network doctors to out-of-network providers. These out-of-network medical services can be anything from a specialist to a specific lab […]

BP Katz Looks Back On First 100 Days

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer It has been a very eventful first four months for Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. The Borough President has gotten involved with several issues that have come up during her first 100 days as Queens BP. Among the issues in the Borough she has found include reviving the New York […]

Funding Allocated For Bus Restoration Study

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Funding for a study on bus service and restoration in northeast Queens was included in the 2014-2015 State budget. On April 3, State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Hillcrest) and representatives from the office of Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) announced that $500,000 in funding has been allocated […]

State Funding Saves Whitestone Senior Center

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Whitestone senior center that was on the edge of closing has been saved with funding from the State Budget. State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) held a press conference at the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association Senior Center to announce that $100,000 in funding has been secured to keep the […]

Senior Leadership Award Winners Selected

United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, has announced the three winners of the Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Awards. The individuals will be honored during the annual fundraising gala on May 8 at Flushing Town Hall. This year’s honorees include: State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing), a seven-term state senator who has sponsored several […]

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 […]