Born in 1922, Jack Kerouac is considered the father of Beat Generation literature. His iconoclastic works, such as “On the Road,” “The Dharma Bums” and “Vanity of Duluoz,” were the mouthpiece of a 1950s counterculture. Comments (1).
Leaders of veterans’ organizations in the borough said they are being crippled by permits and violations from the city, which have put one Queens post’s parade in jeopardy and caused another to cut down on events. Comment.
Isaiah Lewis, one of the city’s top prospects, has been benched indefinitely, Christ the King Coach Joe Arbitello said after his team beat Archbishop Stepinac 77-53 in the CHSAA Class AA boys’ basketball second round last Thursday night at St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows. Comment.
The last of the five friends who read my columns in manuscript came up with a good many gripes, following my own column about my concerns. The other four have had their say and I invite you to make your gripes known through TimesLedger Newspapers. Solutions are most welcome, too. Comment.
The city Department of Education has announced plans to close two struggling Queens high schools, and more of the same was expected for the borough’s other six lowest performing high schools. Comments (1).
A spokesman for North Shore-LIJ Health System said the hospital was committed to improvement after Consumer Reports released a ranking of New York City area hospitals that put Forest Hills Hospital at 62 percent below the national average in hospital safety. Comment.
It has been almost five months since former Gibbons’ Home bar owner George Gibbons Jr. died in a wrong-way car crash, and even though the bar has since reopened under new family management, there are still reminders throughout the spot of the man who created it. Comment.