Meng Highlights Customs Efforts

As summer air travel moves into high gear, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) highlighted recent efforts to reduce long lines for customs inspections, particularly at JFK Airport in New York, and she urged Homeland Security officials to continue to reduce wait times. Earlier this year, Meng voted for and the President signed into law the […]

Ukrainian Boy Reunites With Family In Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Ukrainian boy was reunited with his family in Whitestone last week, having secured an expedited passage to America. Mykhailo Kuzmin, a 4-year-old living in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, was able to move to the U.S. and join his mother, Natalia Kuzmina, at her home in Whitestone, away from […]

LGBT Movement Rises To Prominence

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The LGBT movement has progressed immensely over the last 40 years, but there is still room for improvement. The movement began in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots, which were several violent demonstrations protesting a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan. Police raids on gay bars were commonplace back […]

Work Still To Be Done

During the first weekend of June each year, Queens gathers in a show of support for members of the LGBTQ community. Over the last two years, that community has had a lot to celebrate. From the recognition of same-sex marriages to more representation within our governmental bodies, it seems like several battles have already been […]

The Elephants Win Millions

After 14 years of court battles, it seems that the case of the care of Asian elephants at Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus has finally come to an end. Earlier this month, the Humane Society of the United States and its co-defendants agreed to a $15.75 million settlement to the circus’ parent company, […]

Ridgewood Radioactive Site On Superfund List

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer What has long been considered a dangerous area has officially been declared a radioactive site by the United States. The Former Wolff-Alport company site in Ridgewood has been added to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund list, officials announced last week. The designation means that the national agency can continue its […]