What Is Considered American?

To The Editor: There is a movement gaining momentum because of frustration over an intrusive overbearing federal government and its obsession with multiculturalism. It is called secession and there are movements to secede from the United States in Texas, Colorado, Maryland, northern California, Washington State and Oregon. This trend should prompt us to think about […]

Asthma Rates High Among Hispanics

Asthma Rates High Among Hispanics

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Although asthma affects thousands of people each year, there is one demographic in particular that the sickness is more prevalent. The asthma rate among Hispanics is higher than other ethnicities. According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, 3,600,000 Hispanics reported to have asthma […]

Koo Introduces Hepatitis Prevention Legislation

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Queens councilman is working with two of his colleagues to increase efforts to identify and prevent the spread of Hepatitis in New York City. Councilmembers Peter Koo (D-Flushing), Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan) and Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) introduced legislation towards the end of March that would require the Dept. of Health […]

Cara Mia: A Taste Of Old Italy In Your Backyard

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Queens residents do not need to fly to Europe to enjoy some of the finest authentic Italian cuisine with Cara Mia right in their backward. Today, Cara Mia is a well-known establishment in the Borough, offering locals a massive variety of quality Italian dishes. But much like all great family-run […]

King Yum: Second Generation Fresh Meadows Fare

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to delicious Chinese culinary favorites, this Fresh Meadows restaurant is the king. King Yum has been in business under the same family for 61 years, making it the oldest continuously serving Chinese restaurant in Queens. With a second-generation owner, the restaurant has been a long-time favorite for […]

Winter Olympics Enter Week Two

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Another week at the Sochi Winter Olympics brought more medals for the United States, but they are in a close race to win the overall medal count. As of press time, the USA has 21 medals overall, including seven gold. The latest of those came on Wednesday morning, when Ted […]

Meng Receives Perfect Grade From Humane Society

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) recently received a 100+ percent rating from the Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s leading animal rights organization. Meng was awarded the top score in the group’s annual Humane Scorecard, used to rate members of Congress on animal welfare issues. She was one of only 25 members of […]

JFK Marker Celebrates Beatles’ Arrival

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens loves them, yeah, yeah, yeah! On Feb. 7, 1964, four lads from Liverpool flew into John F. Kennedy airport on Pan Am Flight 101 for an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. Their names were John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, also known as The Beatles. […]