Editorial: Better To Be Prepared

Tropical Storm Irene hit New York City over the weekend, and while the damage—particularly in low-lying areas like Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach—was significant, New…

Slot Machines Arriving at Aqueduct

Slot Machines Arriving at Aqueduct

The first city casino is getting ready to open at Aqueduct racetrack in Ozone Park, and it is receiving some of the most important pieces—slots….

Librarians Encourage Kids To Read

Librarians Encourage Kids To Read

When Queens’ librarians say they will do anything to get local children in their libraries to read more, they mean anything. Daniel Meyer, a children’s…

Cleanup Begins After Jamaica Ave Fire

Cleanup Begins After Jamaica Ave Fire

A four-alarm fire in Richmond Hill on Monday evening destroyed six businesses, displaced tenants and disrupted subway service along Jamaica Avenue. The fire started in…

CEC24 Debates City’s Sex Ed Mandate

CEC24 Debates City’s Sex Ed Mandate

The City’s recent decision to mandate sex education was the main topic at Tuesday night’s Community Education Council 24 meeting at P.S. 58 in Maspeth….

Pitching In to Keep Jamaica Ave Litter Free

Pitching In to Keep Jamaica Ave Litter Free

With garbage piling up Jamaica Avenue due to budget cuts from the Sanitation Department,three  local politicians pitched in funds to increase litter basket collection service….