October 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Keeping Pets Safe On Halloween - Next Edition!

With Halloween just around the corner pet owners are advised to take extra precautions to keep their best friends safe, healthy – and chocolate-free. Animal lovers are urged to follow the following tips to keep pets safe during this sweet, spook More...

Foiled In First, Thief Nets $17G In Second Bank Heist - Next Edition!

Police are searching for a man who fled a foiled robbery at a Woodside bank on October 16th and then headed to a second bank in Jamaica, where he made off with more than $17,000.   More...

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops At Holy Cross High School

Council Member Paul Vallone joined the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at Holy Cross High School. More...

Breast Cancer Awareness

On Tuesday, October 16, Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) rang the opening bell at NASDAQ headquarters in Times Square in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and held a press conference to discuss the importance of funding research. Rep. More...

The Fifth Annual RidgewoodStroll

The Fifth Annual RidgewoodStroll held a fun-filled afternoon for all ages provided by local businesses along Seneca and Catalpa Avenues. More...

October 7th Groundbreaker of Transfiguration Church Parish House Attracts 150 Persons

In the 1960’s, Greek- American middle-class families from Riverhead to East Marion had a dream of establishing a Greek Orthodox Church on the tip of Long Island. The first President was Theofan Kyvernitis. More...

Halloween Sex Perv Watch

Queens cops and state Parole officials will be hot on the trail of the borough’s registered sexual predators again this Halloween, conducting surveillance to make sure they remained at home and stayed a safe distance from young trick-or-treaters, law More...

Keeping Little Ghosts And Goblins Safe At Halloween

Halloween is a haunting eve, when spooks and specters hover over local streets in search of some ghoulishly good fun and treats. Police and fire officials are offering parents the following tips to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe as the More...

Sex Abuse Charges For East Elmhurst Man

A 38-year-old East Elmhurst man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child after he grabbed two young girls on a street in Corona on two recent days in October, authorities said. More...

New Law Directs FAA To Designate Regional Ombudsmen For Noise Concerns

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US Senate Minority Leader Charles E. More...

Expanded Enforcement, Planned Design Changes On Northern Boulevard Announced

With 10 traffic fatalities there since the start of 2017, NYPD and DOT will redouble efforts to make Northern Boulevard corridor safer. More...

Maloney/OANA Student Debt Crisis Info Session Postponed

Due to scheduling issues, the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) town hall event co-sponsored by Congress Member Carolyn Maloney on the student debt crisis originally scheduled for October 30 will have to be postponed.  OANA said, More...

Restaurant of the Week

192 Restaurant & Bar

192 Restaurant & Bar is a casual, neighborhood bar and restaurant on the easy-to-reach corner of 192nd Street and Northern Blvd. More...

Seniors

SAVVY SENIOR:

Where Seniors Can Get Help With Home Chores And Small Jobs

Dear Savvy Senior,What’s the best way to find good, trustworthy, qualified people who can help seniors with home chores or small jobs?Looking for MomDear Looking, More...

Book Review

Astoria Bookshop: New Releases

The weather might not feel like autumn, but the calendar says it is–and that means big stacks of exciting new releases on the shelves of Astoria Bookshop every week! More...

Editorials

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Being aware of breast cancer and its prevalence is extremely important, hence we have Breast Cancer Awareness month every October. We want to thank those helping to promote Breast Cancer Awareness this month.  More...

Letters to the Editor

RIP Senator Padavan  To The Editor:  More...

Controller Stringer Holds LIC Town Hall - Next Edition!

City Controller Scott Stringer must be running for mayor, because he can make a joking reference to somebody nameless who’s running for mayor.  He did that at his town hall meeting for Long Island City, a week ago Monday  in the auditorium More...

Plan Insanity Defense In Flushing Baby Stabbings - Next Edition!

An attorney for a caregiver charged with stabbing three babies at an unlicensed Flushing care center on September 21st has filed a notice of intent to mount an insanity defense for her client, a law enforcement source said. More...

Hunt Alleged Burglar In Balcony Bungle - Next Edition!

A Middle Village woman startled a would-be burglar on the morning of October 16th, sending the man tumbling two stories from the edge of a balcony at her apartment on 69th Street, police said.    More...

FDNY: October Is Fire Safety Month - Next Edition!

Fire officials last week marked October as Fire Safety Month, pointing to electric space heaters with faulty wiring as the “Number One Cold Weather Killer,” and the leading cause of fires during cold weather months. Sparks from electric heaters More...

It’s In Queens! (Oct. 18 to Oct. 24)

In one word: eclectic. In many words: poetry, birds, comedy, drama, Andean music, Frank Sinatra, fall festivals, climate, and Ugly Duckling. In a sentence: there’s a lot going on in Queens this week. More...

Real Men Wear Pink

Queens teen becomes youngest member of American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign for breast cancer awareness. More...

Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting

When the October meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association was brought to order, DKCA President George Stamatiades was absent but had sent word he would arrive before the ending.  Vice President Tony Benetatos took over and began by welcoming More...

Community Board 1 Holds Monthly Gathering; HANAC Discusses Senior Health

Community Board 1’s cabinet meeting for October had five official speakers, one of whom didn’t show up, and a few unofficial ones, all of them full of information.  Much was heard about Alzheimer’s disease, its treatment and how it’s important t More...

State Suspends Home Restaurant Liquor License

State Liquor Authority officials (SLA) suspended the liquor license of a troubled Astoria restaurant on October 4th.   More...

Two Paintings Swiped From Astoria Bar

Police are searching for a crafty thief who stole two paintings off the wall of an Astoria restaurant on September 16th.  The paintings, valued at $1,500 each, were given to the owners of William Hallet by a former employee of the bar and r More...

Cops Hunt LIC Hit-Run Driver

Police are searching for a hit-run driver who struck an 11-year-old at a Long Island City intersection on October 10.  Cops said the van struck the child at the intersection of 13th Street and 40th Avenue at about 8:15 a.m. More...

Speedway Shuts Down Northern Boulevard Pumps

Gas pumps have dried up and disappeared from the landscape of a former Speedway gas station on Northern Boulevard near Steinway Street in Long Island City.  Construction equipment sits in the rear of the 40,000-square-foot parcel, surrounde More...

Hunt 3 Men In LIC Knife Attack

Police are on the lookout for four men who allegedly attacked a 30-year-old man in Long Island City on October 7th.  Cops said one of the suspects attacked the victim in front of 45-11 33rd Street at about 3:45 a.m. More...

Additional Roadway Improvements At LGA Ease Access For Delta Customers

Untangling the complicated on-airport roadways at LaGuardia Airport is a significant part of the airport’s ongoing transformation, and beginning this week, Delta customers coming to the airport with flights to catch will notice a major new upgrade. More...

Political Page

A Possible Game Changing Debate: Republican Candidate Chele Farley Vs. Senator Gillibrand

“I am looking forward to my debate with Senator Gillibrand”,  Chele Farley, the Republican, Conservative, and Reform Party candidate running to unseat New York State U.S. More...

I On Politics

‘LOATHSOME’ HATE GROUP ATTACK IN MANHATTAN: Following reports of alleged assaults by the hate group calling themselves the “Proud Boys” on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the following elected officials issued statements: More...

Elected Officials Mourn The Passing Of Padavan

Upon the passing of former NYS Senator Frank Padavan on October 9 the following elected officials released statements: More...

Features

Van Bramer Stands Up For Immigrants; Tears Down Flyers Of Hate

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer held an outdoor meeting on the northwest corner of Skillman Avenue and Honeywell Street to make a public complaint about finding what he called white supremacist hate speech in the form of a flyer urging “citizen More...

UCCA Holds Free Community Shredding Event

The United Community Civic Association held their free Community Shredding Event on Saturday, October 13 at St. Francis of Assisi (21-17 45th Street, Astoria) in the church’s parking lot. More...

Diverse Coalition Supports Building An AirTrain To LaGuardia Airport

On October 11, more than a dozen organizations joined together to announce the launch of A Better Way to LGA, a new coalition in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed AirTrain to La- Guardia Airport (AirTrain LGA).  More...

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