New Laws Improve Minority Healthcare

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer It is not always an easy feat to walk into a doctor’s office expecting to receive affordable health care, especially as a minority. Roger Milliner, deputy executive director of marketing for MetroPlus Health Plan, said they have been working hard to provide great access to healthcare to minorities living across […]

PS 154 Holds Green Flag Ceremony

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Flushing school celebrated its qualification as a Green Flag school last week, signifying a commitment to improving the environment. Since its green team started in 2011, PS 154 has been dedicated to creating an environmentally-friendly facility. After successfully implementing the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program, the school was […]

OP-ED: City Takes Easy Way Out

It is irresponsible to group all of New York City’s public school students into a single designation when it comes to a weather-related need to close schools. In New York City, the public schools are either all open or they are all closed. Despite the fact that a massive storm like the one we experienced today […]

Goldfeder Pushes For Bus Time

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) recently urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to immediately expand their real-time bus tracker, the MTA Bus Time App, to cover all Queens bus routes. MTA Bus Time allows travelers to locate their next approaching bus via smart phone, web or text message through a GPS tracking system serviced by the […]

City Council Green Scores Revealed

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The scores are out, and when it comes to the City Council’s environmental policies, many Queens officials have earned high marks. The New York League of Conservation Voters released its Environmental Scorecard on Jan. 29, examining how well the members of the City Council have done in terms of sponsoring […]

J. Cole To Perform At Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Although Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the official performers for Super Bowl XLVIII, Queens College will get its own musical guest as J. Cole will hold a concert at the school. With the divisional playoffs decided, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are gearing up to […]

Queens College Awarded Grants

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens College has received two grants to wrap up the year, one from the State and one from the federal government. The college was awarded a $250,000 grant to establish a technology incubator from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Regional Economic Development Council. From the federal government, its Center […]

Former Pres. Carter Comes To Queens

Former Pres. Carter Comes To Queens

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last Friday, former President Jimmy Carter, his wife Rosalynn Carter and the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity visited St. Albans to help renovate a one-family home for a Queens family who may not have been able to afford it otherwise. As part of a week-long October celebration, which is part of […]