February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Bronx Muslim Leader Spreading Peace

Over the past almost two decades Sheikh Musa Drammeh has become increasingly well known throughout the borough of the Bronx. More...

Procter & Gamble Called Upon To Change Packaging Of Toxic Tide Pods

New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas (D, WF-Queens) and NYS Senator Brad Hoylman (D, WFManhattan) joined by consumer groups, called on Procter & Gamble, in a letter sent February 5, to overhaul its colorful liquid detergent Tide Pods, More...

Local Organizations Make Budget Requests Via Boro Board

On the heels of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $88.67 billion Preliminary Budget submitted on February 1, the Queens Borough Board held its public budget hearing at Borough Hall on February 5.  More...

Honoring Our Presidents

Established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington, Presidents’ Day is a holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. It is still officially called Washington’s Birthday by the federal government.  More...

Local-Express

Rosemary Lopez

AIDS Center of Queens County Executive Director Rosemary Lopez, an LCSW-R (licensed clinical social worker with psychotherapy “R” privilege) by profession, has over 30 years of experience in social work working with HIV-positive, mentally More...

Lion Dancers Take Over Resorts World Casino For Lunar New Year

No need to travel far for your Lunar New Year celebrations. Resorts World Casino NYC offers the best Lunar New Year entertainment, right here in New York City!  More...

5Pointz Owner To Pay Damages To Graffiti Artists

Five years after developer James Wolkoff painted over the iconic 5Pointz graffiti art in Long Island City, a federal judge has ordered him to pay the artists a total of $6.75 million in damages.  More...

The Pulpit

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‘Malcolm X’ Statement

Christ the King Board of Trustees Chair Serphin R. Maltese released the following statement to clarify any misunderstandings regarding a student’s request to have “Malcolm X” printed on his personalized senior T-shirt:  More...

Subway Repair Shutdown Severely Impacting Local Business

The 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue N/W train stations in Astoria have been completely shut down by the MTA for repairs since last October— as nearby residents are well aware. More...

Community Rallies Against MTA Plan For Ditmars Blvd. Station

Elected officials, community leaders, small business owners, transit advocates and members of the public gathered on February 8 to rally in opposition to the planned construction project at the Ditmars Boulevard N/W Station in Astoria. More...

Bill Requires Entertainment Venues To Provide ‘Family Accommodations’

Parents and caregivers with small babies and toddlers will have easier access to places of entertainment under legislation written and introduced by Astoria Assembly Member Aravella Simotas which will make spaces more accommodating and family-friendl More...

Mount Sinai Queens’ Presentation At UCCA Breakfast

Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director of Mount Sinai Queens, provided the participants at the UCCA Legislative Breakfast with an update on the hospital’s expansion project, and corresponding new programs.  More...

Georgia Diner Slated To Close

The Georgia Diner (86-55 Queens Boulevard), a classic Elmhurst favorite for 40 years, is about to close in March. More...

‘Friends For Life’

Musician, composer and filmmaker Philip Curcuru, and his group, The Atomik Age Project’s short film “Friends For Life,” is an official selection at Katha and Don Cato’s 2018 Queens World Film Festival next month. More...

Queens Botanical Garden’s Lunar New Year Celebration

This Saturday, February 17, from 12 to 4 pm, celebrate the Year of the Dog at QBG with crafts and performances for free. Learn about the Lucky Plants of the Lunar New Year. More...

MTA Motorman Convicted In Jeweler Road Rage Death

A suspended MTA motorman has been convicted of manslaughter and other charges in the road-rage murder of a celebrity Manhattan jeweler.  Charles Jordan, 48, of Valley Stream, LI, is facing 25 years behind bars in the hit-and-run death of Aran & More...

BP Talks Progress & Future Plans At QCC Breakfast

Borough President Melinda Katz held a special breakfast conference presented by the Queens Chamber of Commerce at Antun’s restaurant in Queens Village. More...

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