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December 29, 2016  RSS feed
2016 Year in Review
The blizzard of 2016 What had been a mild winter across the borough was interrupted harshly the weekend of Jan. 22-24, when the More...
A college student from Middle Village was one of two students from New York to have been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, which will allow her to continue her education in England.  Faiza Masood currently majors in religion (in the special honors program) with dual minors in Arabic studies and Asian-American studies at Hunter College. The  More...
108TH PRECINCT MASPETH, LIC, SUNNYSIDE AND WOODSIDE  LONGTIME COMMANDER BIDS FAREWELL   Deputy Inspector John Travaglia, commander of the 108th Precinct, left his post after two years to work for the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau.  More...
The Maspeth High School Argonauts continued their strong season on Tuesday, Dec. 20, when they visited Townsend Harris High School and came away with a 61-55 victory.  More...
NICHOLAS TOMMASO of Forest Hills died on Monday, December 26, at the age of 88. A native of Brooklyn, he was the former owner of the Louis Tommaso Funeral Home in Brooklyn. More...
When the ball finally drops at Times Square at midnight Saturday, millions will celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next.  While many of us may welcome the end of a year marred by the loss of many great musicians and personalities, the dawn of 2017 doesn’t mean that the challenges we’ve faced in the last year will disappear.  More...
Regarding your Dec. 15 report on the holiday eviction of Astoria tenants.  On its website, the New York School of Urban Ministry says it “equips Christians through cross-cultural, hands-on mission experience. We connect idealists with opportunities for action.” Is one of those opportunities the eviction of low-income tenants from its residential facilities?  More...