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December 17, 2015  RSS feed
Just a little change can make a big difference.  Maspeth residents and students joined together at the TD Bank branch located at 73-55 Grand Ave. on Dec. 11 to donate their loose change to help Mairani Portilla, a fourth-grader at P.S. 58 in Maspeth who was recently orphaned.  More...
Parents, students, educators and elected officials filled the auditorium of Maspeth’s P.S. 58 on Dec. 10 for a town hall meeting featuring Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña speaking out on issues facing School District 24.  More...
A man charged with setting rubbish fires in Forest Hills on the night of Dec. 9 is not suspected in a separate pattern of arson fires at residential sites around the area, according to police.  Samer Shuaib, a 36-year-old Forest Hills resident, has been apprehended after lighting trash fires between 11:49 p.m. and midnight at three locations on Austin Street.  More...
With time winding down in the fourth quarter, the No. 11-ranked LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) Lady Red Hawks found themselves trailing the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Panthers, 61-62.  Still holding on to their slim lead, the Panthers inbounded the ball, which led to a jump ball. The Lady Red Hawks won the jump ball, giving them hope to complete the comeback.  More...
GERRY MITCHELL died on Monday, December 14, at the age of 73. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A.  More...
Anyone who lives or works in eastern Queens and doesn’t have a car knows the pain of relying on public transit to get around.  More...
I am getting sick and tired of activists, columnists, politicians and others complaining that minimum wage jobs cannot support a family. I know this may sound cold but it is reality: minimum wage jobs never were intended to support a family.  More...
A recent New York Times investigation into the horrible and tragic increase in construction deaths and injuries over the past two years revealed some shocking flaws in our system for keeping workers safe.  More...
The chef and owner of one Glendale restaurant will be appearing in the season premiere of “Restaurant Startup,” which will air on CNBC next month.  More...