December 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Weprin Partners With MS 172 For Holiday Toy Drive

Children across Queens got a special surprise this holiday season thanks to the students of Irwin Altman Middle School 172 and Assembly Member David Weprin, who joined together this season to collect toys as part of Weprin’s district-wide Holiday Toy More...

Addabbo Brings Metrocard Van To Forest Hills

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. visited the MetroCard Van stationed outside of the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank located at 101-09 Metropolitan Avenue, in Forest Hills, on Monday, December 11. More...

On the Road in Italy: Enjoying a Local Venetian Café

During Christmas, we recall edible treasures. I enjoyed exceptional pastry treasures in late October 2017 in Venice. We went to a local café called “Bar Pasticceria di Chiusso Pierino” near San Giorgio dei Greci Church (St. More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 28 to Jan. 3)

So much work for the holidays...workshops, that is. Vacationing youngsters can work with robots, make lanterns, design superhero masks, and watch films in Queens this week. More...

Lift A Glass To A Safe & Sober New Year

Queens police officials are reminding New Years Eve party hosts that they are responsible for keeping their guests safe by offering non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers – guests who plan to get behind the wheel after the celebration.Party hosts More...

Sign Up To Shovel Snow

Officials at the Department of Sanitation (DOS) are searching for a few good men – and women who are interested in shoveling show from city streets this winter season. DOS officials said the jobs include shoveling bus shelters, bus stops, crossw More...

Driver Sought For Questioning In Fatal Crash

Police are searching for the driver of a tractor-trailer wanted for questioning in a crash that killed a food deliveryman in Maspeth on December 18.Cops said the tractor-trailer was traveling north on 48th Street at about 8 a.m. More...

Judge: Queens Cop Killer Is ‘Gonna Die In Prison’

Queens cop killer Demetrius Blackwell got one of those Christmas gifts that keep on giving last week – life in prison without the possibility of parole for the May 2015 murder of Detective Brian Moore.It took a Queens jury only five hours in November More...

Holiday Toy Drive

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by Deshawn A. Curtin and Tara L. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Portofino Ristorante

We end every year of fine dining in Queens with a brilliant send-off and bundles of joy at Portofino Ristorante in Forest Hills, “where old friends and good food meet.” Nothing could be truer at this fine establishment with 43 years of ho More...

Features

‘No Heat” Landlords Face Stiff Penalties

Queens apartment dwellers who find themselves in a deep freeze when landlords turn off their heat during frigid weather are urged to use the city HEAT law to help warm things up.The “HEAT” Act, “Heat Enforcement For All Tenants” Act, mandates strict More...

Debate On Ending Pre-Trial Detention; Cash Bail System

City and state legislators served as debaters and judges at a debate sponsored by The Fortune Society and the Rikers Debate Project.  More...

Electeds Collect Winter Coats For Families in Need

Council Member Costa Constantinides, Assembly Members Aravella Simotas and Brian Barnwell, and NYS Senator Michael Gianaris gathered on December 21 with over 100 winter coats donated by community members for families in need.  More...

Exposed Electrical Equipment Left Near Forest Hills High School

Expensive electrical equipment was left unlocked and exposed half a block from Forest Hills High School on 110th St., between 66th Ave. and 66th Rd. More...

Truck Accident In Forest Hills

At Austin Street and Continental Avenue in Forest Hills a lift truck carrying cars slammed into a van and a car at about 8:25 a.m. on Friday, December 22. The fire department and police were on the scene. More...

Addabbo Marches With Students To Drop Off College Applications

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

On the Road in Greece: the Kimisis Church and Bell Tower of Palaiopyrgos, Greece

      Christmas means Snow in the bell tower, Snow in the Bell Tower woke up the village…And everyone goes to church to worship Christ - Hionia Sto Kapanario (Snow in the Bell Tower), Greek Christmas Carol More...

Scammers Think It's Better To Take Than Receive At Holiday Time

Scammers are turning out to be this holiday season’s Grinch for Con Edison customers.The company reports a significant increase in customers being targeted by impostors claiming to be from Con Edison and demanding immediate payment of a bill. More...

Post-Holiday Fire Prevention Tips For A Happy 2018

The holiday shopping and gift-giving frenzy is almost over, and most folks are gearing up for traditional New Years Eve celebrations that feature family, friends, food and drink, and a day-after football marathon.The risk of home fires increases as t More...

Cops Probe Christmas Eve Hanging Death

Police are trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of an unidentified man who was found hanging from a tree at a Jackson Heights park on Christmas Eve.Cops said passersby spotted the man at about 7 a.m. More...

Payless Shoes Closing Ditmars Store

The Payless Shoe Store at 22-48 31st Street in Astoria will be closing its doors on January 3, a company spokesperson confirmed.Workers said the Ditmars store is a victim of a front office decision to shutter approximately 900 of its 4,400 stores as More...

12 Years For Music School Kid-Sex Teacher

The Queens music school founder who used a Bronx pimp to find and deliver young children to him to satisfy his twisted sexual needs was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on December 19, on federal sex trafficking charges.Oliver Sohngen, 53, ple More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY CO-SPONSORS BILL TO REVERSE FCC REPEAL OF NET NEUTRALITY: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after co-sponsoring legislation that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s decisio More...

Editorials

Ushering In 2018

The year 2000 seems like yesterday. Or at the most it feels like 3 years ago – certainly not 18 years! But here we are, and we know it is true, for the calendar says so.  More...

Letters to the Editor

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