Community Protests 7 Train Repairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Jan. 17, business owners, cultural and community leaders who frequently use No. 7 train called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to stop disrupting the lives of Queens residents by conducting service on the train line for 22 continuous weekends. These disruptions will begin Feb. 28 and are projected to […]

Former Councilman Gennaro Joins The State DEC

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Just like he hinted at in November, former councilman James Gennaro has gotten a new job dedicated to improving the City’s resilience and environment. On Jan. 10, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Gennaro had been appointed as the deputy commissioner for New York City Sustainability and Resiliency at the State […]

Melinda Katz Inaugurated

Melinda Katz Inaugurated

Queens’ Voice Sworn In BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Voters chose Melinda Katz to act as the new voice for Queens on Nov. 5. Last week, Katz officially took over in that role. The Forest Hills native was sworn in as the 19th Queens Borough President at a ceremony held at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert […]

Standing Strong

It has not been the best of times to hope for positive economic growth, but it seems as though Queens has survived, not only literally weathering a storm, but surviving a recession that has crippled a good portion of the country. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s overview of the Queens economy was a pat on the […]

DiNapoli: Queens A New York ‘Success Story’

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Despite a recession and the effects of Superstorm Sandy, a State official called Queens a “classic New York success story that is well-positioned for the future.” On Dec. 13, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joined actor Michael J. Fox and local elected leaders to present an economic snapshot of […]

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 […]

Sunnyside Bars Host Holiday Pub Crawl

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Sunnyside Santathon Pub Crawl fundraiser is back for its second year, after raising $5,000 in proceeds and collecting hundreds of toys last year. Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars will host their second annual pub crawl on Dec. 7, starting at 3 p.m., where the Sunnyside community, local businesses and tourists can […]