Keeping a small business running for 17 years is an achievement in and of itself, but for a South Jamaica barbershop’s successes to be measured in more than dollars and cents is an accomplishment worthy of recognition. Comment.
The cafeteria at Margaret Tietz’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was packed with hungry people late last month as staff members, elected officials, rabbis and other community revelers gathered for the grand opening of the facility’s now completely kosher kitchen. Comment.
Two members of the notorious Crips street gang were convicted Friday of killing a 13-year-old Jamaica boy, whose 2009 death from a stray bullet has been one of several in southeast Queens galvanizing the community against gun violence, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
With key swing states such as Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania in their crosshairs, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney seemed to assume New York was a lock for the Democratic candidate — and judging by the sentiments expressed by voters in southeast Queens on Election Day, they were right. Comments (1).
Leon Richardson, of Jamaica, was only one example of what so many others throughout the city endured over the weekend after he waited in line for eight hours to fill up his gas tank in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
A week after Superstorm Sandy plunged much of Queens into darkness, Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority were estimating it could take another week to return power to thousands of customers in the borough, drawing scorn from places both high and low. Comment.
As Rockaway residents struggled to clean their homes and belongings, find food and stay warm, frustration continued to mount Sunday during the sixth day the area was without power with no end in sight. Comments (2).
The majority of schools across Queens opened their doors Monday after a full week of being closed following Superstorm Sandy, though a number of schools in the borough remain closed until further notice or are being relocated. Comment.
Residents of the Rockaways braved dropping temperatures and a line that wound through Conch Playground and a block down the bordering sidewalk to receive food, water and other supplies at an aid distribution point Friday. Many said they were thankful to have help but also questioned why it started to arrive four days after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area. Comments (1).