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 […]

Avella Receives Additional Committee Assignments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) recently announced additional committee assignments he received as the newest member of the Independent Democratic Caucus. Effective immediately, Avella has been appointed as a member of the following State Senate Committees: Banks; Codes; Education; Housing, Construction and Community Development; Insurance; Judiciary; Transportation. The Senator was also appointed as the newest […]

Avella Joins IDC

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Another Queens Democrat has jumped ship, switching over to the Independent Democratic Conference. On Wednesday, State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) announced that he would be joining the IDC, boosting its membership to five. Even though Democrats would appear to hold the majority in the chamber, the IDC shares power with […]

Saving a Quiet Threat?

We must save the beautiful mute swans! Have you ever wondered what life would be like without the white, elegant swans you see at local ponds throughout Queens? State Sen. Tony Avella, advocate for animal rights, is making sure the Dept. of Environmental Conservation does not eradicate all 2,200 wild mute swans in the state […]

Homeowner Protection

To the Editor: Sen. Tony Avella will be introducing legislation in the State Senate that would allow neighborhoods and other civic organizations, as well as individual homeowners, to register restrictive covenants and other types of deed restrictions with the New York City Dept. of Buildings. The DOB in turn would be required to inform homeowners […]

Willets Workers Protest Push-Off

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As the holidays approach, Willets Point businesses have gotten coal in their stockings, but they do not plan to take the offense lightly. Since the Queens Borough Board voted on Nov. 18 to allow the City’s Economic Development Council to sell the 23 acres of land for $1 to the […]

Focus On Queens, Oct. 31

ANIBIC Honors The Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children recently honored State Sen. Tony Avella with its Leadership in Government Award. Pictured (from left) are Jerry Smith, ANIBIC executive director; Avella and Mike Steward, ANIBIC president of the board of directors. Mathematics professor Yunping Jiang and history professor Joshua Freeman, members of the Queens […]

Senior Greetings

Senior Greetings

State Sen. Tony Avella and 2013 Miss New York Senior America Virginia Werner of Bellerose greet seniors at the Services Now for Adult Persons senior center in Queens Village. Werner represents New York in the national Ms. Senior America Pageant and during her reign travels throughout the State as a role model of the dignity, […]

FMCP Proposed Landmarking Rejected

FMCP Proposed Landmarking Rejected

By Joe Marvilli Staff Writer While the flagship parks of Manhattan and Brooklyn have been landmarked, it does not look like Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be as lucky. The Landmark Preservation Commission revealed its decision on July 9 to not grant landmark status to the 897-acre park, a decision attributed to its changing nature […]