Winter may be the time of year to pack on a few extra pounds of padding to insulate oneself against the polar vortex, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your healthy eating habits into hibernation until the spring. Comments (1).
In the Jan. 17-23 edition, the Flushing Times printed an editorial expressing concern about the missing cats in the Astoria area as well as pointing out that the spaying and/or neutering of both outdoor stray cats as well as indoor cats that are allowed outside would go a long way toward solving the feral cat problem. Comment.
Police charged a 33-year-old man with crashing his van into a parked vehicle in Astoria while allegedly under the influence of heroin and with a suspended license, a spokeswoman for the NYPD said. Comments (9).
A dearth of affordable housing, as well as a proliferation of converted — and “unapproved” — basement apartments, has led a coalition of Queens community groups and professionals to pursue changes to the way city government defines a legal rental unit. Comments (10).
Eddie Upnick never envisioned becoming an author until one evening in 1995, when the Bayside resident was vacationing with his wife in Antigua and sparked up a conversation with the gentleman seated across from him at dinner. Comment.
On Jan. 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated more than 7,000 prisoners from the most notorious of the Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Poland. It is estimated that around 1.3 million people were deported to this camp between 1940 and 1945 and at least 1.1 million perished at the hands of Nazi guards. Comment.
Advocates fighting to reduce airplane noise in Queens were not surprised to hear news from the Port Authority last week announcing that a record number of passengers came through New York’s and New Jersey’s major airports in 2013. Comment.
Have you missed me? It’s been several weeks since my last column, and I was hoping for a barrage of letters, e-mails, texts and phone calls seeking my whereabouts and an immediate resumption of The Play’s The Thing. After all, I’ve been writing this column since June 2007, and some of you may have gotten in the habit of reading it. Comments (1).
Last week a letter writer used five paragraphs to defend his defense of inequality by saying he defends his defense of inequality (“Some people blind to truth about the poor,” Jan. 17-23). Comments (4).
The 111th Precinct in Bayside said it has seen a significant increase in car thefts in recent weeks and is asking the public to be conscious of things that may help prevent them from becoming targets. Comments (8).
A 14-year-old boy who went missing in October from his Long Island City school was remembered as a courageous child for dealing with autism during his funeral mass in Greenwich Village Saturday morning. Comments (2).
Francis Xavier Bushman was a film and television actor whose career flourished during the silent film era. Born in Baltimore in 1883, he was perhaps best known for the role of Romeo in the 1916 Metro Pictures production of “Romeo and Juliet” as well as that of Messala in the 1925 silent epic “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” Comment.
The Freedom of Information Law is an instrument of democracy and sometimes, therefore, a pain, and that is the way it should be. Whether or not it is exercised in a particular situation depends on who may be gored by public disclosure. Comment.
The man accused of stabbing to death his wife and two daughters in a South Jamaica apartment was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Friday on multiple murder counts and held without bail, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (3).
Hundreds of mourners packed a South Jamaica church Thursday evening to pay their respects to the 21-year-old mother and her two young daughters, who were found stabbed to death in their Sutphin Boulevard apartment four days earlier. Comments (1).
On the surface, Angela Iannone’s play, “This Prison Where I Live,” appears to be little more than an historical ghost story, but underneath it asks tough questions about ambition, forgiveness and redemption. Comment.
Income inequality was the term on everyone’s tongue at the United Negro College Fund’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Queens Village Monday, when speakers invoked the civil rights leader’s embrace of economic justice that defined the latter part of his life. Comment.
State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) joined Asian-American health professionals last week to warn residents of the dangers of the inappropriate use of intravenous fluids in the Asian community. Comments (1).
Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) held his first press event as the new city councilman for District 22 in Astoria Friday, tapping into the borough’s hot-button topic of the month: traffic safety. Comment.
More than 80 Habitat for Humanity volunteers and soon-to-be homeowners converged on Roy Wilkins Park Family Center Saturday to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sprucing up the southeast Queens facility with murals and fresh paint. Comment.
City Council members Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) came out as big winners in the Council sweepstakes when Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) named the two Progressive Caucus members to a pair of top positions Wednesday. Comment.
A Huang family company that racked up city Department of Buildings violations in December for allegedly cutting down trees on a protected property in Fresh Meadows has not been a registered business since 2009, according to Department of State records. Comment.
A Flushing McDonald’s franchise and a group of Korean seniors the fast food chain said had outstayed their welcome have officially ended a feud that drew international attention last week. Comments (4).
Residents in some parts of Queens were faced with more than a foot of snow Wednesday morning after another round of winter weather made its way through the area, leaving behind freezing temperatures that are projected to last until the end of the week. Comment.
A funeral was held Wednesday morning for a 68-year-old woman who was fatally struck by an SUV as she crossed Grand Avenue Saturday morning en route to Maspeth Bingo Hall, authorities and a witness said. Comment.
Francis Lewis’ main goal is to win a PSAL Class AA city championship, but it also wants to show it is one of the best girls’ basketball teams in New York City along the way. That means winning big non-league games along with its division games. Comment.
The new City Council will take further shape tomorrow as Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) is expected to dole out key leadership positions that will define the legislative body’s power structure for the next four years. Comments (1).
The lawyer representing the mother of missing Rego Park teen Avonte Oquendo said Tuesday she has accepted the medical examiner’s findings that the human remains found on the shore in College Point were those of her 14-year-old autistic son. Comments (10).
A 28-year-old man suspected of killing his 21-year-old wife and two young daughters in their Jamaica apartment was awaiting extradition proceedings Tuesday morning after being apprehended in Texas, a spokesman for the NYPD said. Comments (3).
Dozens of protesters were arrested by the NYPD Monday for closing down an the 94th Street Bridge leading into LaGuardia Airport. U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Manhattan), City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and several union leaders and workers were cuffed and taken into custody for failing to heed orders to disperse. Comment.
A Jamaica woman and her two young daughters were found stabbed to death Sunday evening by her 12-year-old cousin and other relatives in an apartment the extended family shared on Sutphin Boulevard, relatives said. Comments (2).
After a weekend of searching the College Point shoreline, police said they found the head, a second arm and most of the body of what could be Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old boy with severe autism who disappeared from his Long Island City school in October. Comments (1).
One person was seriously injured in a crash that launched two vehicles through a fence and on top of a guardrail along the Grand Central Parkway in East Elmhurst Friday morning, a spokesman for the Fire Department said. Comment.
Family members were still waiting Friday afternoon to hear if human remains found on the shore in College Point were those of Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy who vanished from his Long Island School in October. Comments (2).