Recently there has been a lot of clowning around at Sacred Heart School in Bayside.
But it is not what you think!
St. John’s University announced Friday afternoon that it has mutually parted ways with men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin after five seasons.
A winter graduation was held at the Pan American International High School in Elmhurst.
This small four-year high school has a population of fewer than 400 students, who have a Hispanic heritage and been in this country fewer than four years.
A South Ozone Park woman is facing the possibility of life in prison after allegedly setting up a robbery that ended in the shooting death of her boyfriend, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Friday.
The man who allegedly stabbed an employee of Parrot Coffee, located at 45-15 Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside, is often seen hanging around or yelling in one of the nearby public plazas, a source said.
As the physical landscape of Long Island City changes, tech-minded Queens residents hope that it will soon grow virtually, too.
A Valentine’s Day dance is one of the popular activities at PAIHS.
The student government arranges the fun in the auditorium/gym which is decorated by the students with the help of teacher advisors.
As the April 1 deadline for finalizing the New York State budget looms, reports surfaced Tuesday that the DREAM Act, which advocates have tried to push to become a law for years, may not be included in the state budget this year.
State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) said he was “extremely disappointed” at the chance of it not making the cut, saying how Cuomo seemed to support the DREAM Act at the Somos El Futuro Conference in Albany last weekend.
The organization that operates Ohel Chabad Lubavitch in Cambria Heights has applied to build a four-story synagogue and religious education center on land now occupied by three houses on Francis Lewis Boulevard.
But some of their neighbors along the Francis Lewis corridor are casting a wary glance at the application, saying the group has been less than an ideal neighbor.
No chance to look off the port bow for two Howard Beach boats, because they’re slowly sinking into Hawtree Creek.
The 50- and 30-foot boats, both belonging to a Bayview Avenue resident, have slowly been listing into the creek after they lost their sea legs about a week ago. Although still tied to the dock, both are just about halfway underwater.
The Samuel Field Y in Little Neck has acquired the Deepdale Community Pool and plans to make upgrades before opening on May 23.
The pool and adjacent property are located across the street from the Y, which is at 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy. It will be known as the Tanenbaum Family Pool at the Samuel Field Y.
For more than three years, the city Department of Buildings knew that people were living in illegally converted residences at 91-21 90 St.
The landlord of the home lived in an illegal cellar apartment, according to city records dating back to December 2011.
For the second time in two years, the city’s Department of Education will host a public hearing on a proposal to co-locate a new charter school within August Martin High School in Jamaica.
New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science IV would, if approved next month, open in September with between 115 and 140 ninth-grade students, adding one grade level per year until 2018-19, when it will have grades nine through 12 and between 460 and 560 students.
After months of pushing for making the Long Island City Clock Tower a designated landmark, advocates say they’re one step closer to protecting the Western Queens icon.
The tower, which sits at the top of the old Bank of Manhattan building at 29-27 Queens Plaza North, was calendared Tuesday in a public meeting held by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Rockaway residents may not be getting a rail line anytime soon, but quickly traveling the 14 miles from the beach to Woodside might soon be more than just a pipe dream.
The Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it has settled on a final design concept for select bus service along Woodhaven and Cross Bay boulevards, stretching 14 miles between Woodside and the Rockaways.
It was deja vu Tuesday night at the New York State Pavilion as two of its tallest 50-year-old towers were temporarily lit once again.
Borough President Melinda Katz and other officials were on hand to watch the second test run to illuminate the rusting structures, one of which, at 226 feet, was the tallest feature of the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz on Thursday announced that she has appointed former Queens Supreme Court Justice Augustus Agate to the Queens Library Board of Trustees.
An Astoria woman has received a sentence of 17 years to life in prison for her role in the beating death of a man in Astoria Park in 2010.
Business, civic and political leaders in Western Queens are hailing last week’s announcement that weekend service and extended weeknight hours on the Q103 bus line are being made permanent.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which conducted a trial period of nearly nine months, made the announcement last Friday.
After years of sitting abandoned and gathering dust, the old RKO Keith’s Theatre on Northern Boulevard in Flushing will finally be developed if revised plans get the city’s OK.
The Keith’s has bounced from owner to owner since 1987, before Jerry Karlik purchased it in 2005. Originally, he planned to convert the building into a 357-unit rental building with 383 underground parking spots.
The city’s top accountant and chief auditor was the guest speaker Tuesday morning at the 35th annual meeting of the members the Jamaica Center Business Improvement Distract.
But Comptroller Scott Stringer said meetings and activities that others might consider dry and technical have a profound impact on residents and homeowners who may never in their lives see the inside of a boardroom
The proposal to construct an educational campus instead of a homeless shelter in Glendale may be all but dead.
Cayre Industries has purchased the plots of land at 79-36, 79-40 and 79-66 Cooper Ave. formerly occupied by the deli manufacturing business Hansel ’n Gretel, according to the company’s president, James Coakley.
Less than a year after the two bocce courts at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village underwent renovation, and a third was built, all for $850,000, poor drainage is preventing the game from going on, according to many of the park’s longtime devotees.
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced on Monday that 10 schools will receive funding to strengthen or establish Career and Technical Education programs. The funding will be provided by the GE Foundation, a philanthropic subsidiary of General Electric.
“This is not a vocational school,” Fariña said at Thomas Edison High School, which has a CTE program. “This is training for college and beyond.”
The Department of Environmental Protection has been issued a yellow card by Borough President Melinda Katz and southwest Queens residents.
The last two Community Board 5 meetings have predominantly featured discussions regarding public access at a proposed aeration facility on the bank of Newtown Creek at 58-26 47 St. in Maspeth.
Few people love their jobs as much as freshman city Councilman Rory Lancman.
A proposal to build a 70-story skyscraper in Long Island City could hinge largely on a vote scheduled for next week by the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Woodhaven resident Luis Lopez was arrested for public lewdness and harassment on March 15, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Queens Chronicle.
In a borough with a main thoroughfare nicknamed the “Boulevard of Death,” lawmakers are urging the passing of bills in the state Senate and Assembly that would target improperly licensed drivers who kill or seriously injure others on the road.
The southbound lane of 150th Street in Jamaica will be closed between 94th and Archer avenues through December as the Long Island Rail Road carries out major reconstruction work on a trestle.
It should be an especially joyful Easter next Sunday at a small Catholic parish in Haiti that will be the recipient of a new church bell paid for by sixth-graders at St. Luke’s School in Whitestone.
Mayor de Blasio last Thursday appeared at Richmond Hill High School to tout the effectiveness of his Renewal School program, a $150 million initiative he and city Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña launched in November in an effort to improve 94 struggling public schools, including the one where he spoke.
The school year may be near to winding down in April as summer comes into view, but the first full month of spring is a busy one as elections for the city’s 32 community education councils draw near.
It was a cultural affair — hosted by Cultural Affairs.
Two women, and for the first time the West Point Marching Band, will lead off this year’s Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade on May 25.
City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) may be a moderately liberal Democrat on most issues here — strongly supporting the unions, criticizing aspects of “broken windows” policing and backing Mayor de Blasio on most issues — but when it comes to policy toward Israel and the chaotic Middle East, his views are more in line with the most conservative elements of the Republican Party.
Western Queens school community members are vying for a seat on the District 30 Community Education Council, where they will have a say in capital plans, city Department of Education policy issues and school zoning lines.
With funding for more than 17 afterschool programs, including four in Queens, set to run out this summer, education advocates are calling on the city to fund them through the executive budget rather than the Department of Education.
Officers in school parents’ organizations under the direction of Community Education Councils 26, 28 and 29 will select parental representatives to their boards in an online election that takes place between April 19 and May 8.
It has been a busy first week for the 104th Precinct’s new commanding officer, Capt. Mark Wachter.
Crime continues to drop in Forest Hills and Rego Park, according to Capt. Judith Harrison, the 112th Precinct’s commanding officer.
The Department of Transportation is planning dozens of paving and resurfacing projects within the boundaries of Community Board 12 beginning this spring.
After months of brainstorming ideas for $1 million worth of capital projects, residents in Western Queens districts will soon vote on which projects will be funded.
The Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach hosted its 53rd Annual Dinner Dance party on Saturday at Roma View in Howard Beach.
The legal eagles of the Holy Cross mock trial team have advanced to round four in a city tournament after competing against Queens Vocational and Technical and Flushing high schools.
At the quaint Art House Astoria Saturday night, longtime musician Kris Wettstein, who performs under the name “A Microscope,” brought minimalist music — a genre that doesn’t have the flashiness and catchy tunes of other types of music — to the stage. Performing on piano, he played some numbers with drummer Alex Lambert and violinist Adrianna Matteo.
I sit firmly in the “college basketball is better than the NBA” camp. That’s always been the case with me. It’s not even about the money or exorbitant salaries though. It’s hard to put my finger on it, but there’s something about college hoops that makes it so much more appealing than pro ball.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) last Thursday called for the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund half the cost of the $200 million Woodhaven-Cross Bay Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit project, saying it will ease the commute of thousands of people per day and increase safety.
A $2.1 million project to prevent flooding in Glen Oaks and provide a more reliable supply of drinking water has begun on Elkmont Avenue and 251st Street.
Five diverse college students and a Queens College professor will lead an interfaith dialogue at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills on Monday.
The first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2011 was a quick one for the St. John’s Red Storm.
The lights inside the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Ambulance Corps building no longer work.
“We refuse to believe there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.”
Elections for Community Education Council 25 and 26 candidates will run April 19 to May 8 for those eligible to vote.
Three branches of the Queens Library are among ten finalists up for $20,000 and the NYC Neighborhood Library Award.
In the early afternoon when most people are getting ready for their lunch break, Marcos Galvao (16-6-1) is breaking a sweat sparring with his mixed martial arts partners. The Astoria fighter is hard at work at Long Island MMA in Farmingdale, drilling takedown defense and practicing his submission game to prepare for the biggest fight of his career. He will be on the main card Friday evening on Spike TV’s Bellator 135, going in as the challenger to face bantamweight champion Joe Warren (12-3).
Twenty-two people have applied for 11 spots on School District 27’s Community Education Council.
A jury has found a Queens man guilty of murder in the strangulation death of an elderly man in his Flushing home in 1980.
Many people view public education in New York City as a complete and utter failure. As a 14-year veteran middle-school teacher, and an open-minded person, I can understand why.
A campaign launched last Friday asks for $1.1 billion in capital funding and a $65 million boost in operating expenses in this year’s budget to revive the city’s libraries.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, Queens), whose district includes Howard Beach, and several of his colleagues are calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s inspector general to investigate allegations of fraud in the insurance claims of thousands of people affected by Superstorm Sandy.
It’s not uncommon to see someone walk into Xtreme Cuts, located at 91-02 Sutter Ave. in Ozone Park, and see them walk around the store until they’ve greeted every barber there.
As subway on-time performance drops, fares, and fires, rise
The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill aimed at increasing penalties for those who make fake forms of government identification, such as U.S. passports, driver’s licenses and Social Security cards.
The 25-cent fare hikes that kicked in Sunday didn’t seem to keep commuters from the city’s buses and subway systems.
The Maspeth High School boys basketball team did not exist three years ago. The school itself didn’t even open until its Class of 2015 was in the seventh grade. That’s what makes the Argonauts’ undefeated run to this year’s Public School Athletic League “B” Division championship even more impressive.
Talk about a power lunch.
A Jamaica man is facing 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to a handgun charge and other offenses.
A Woodside mother has been found guilty in the death of a baby whom Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said she “violently shook” to death in 2010.
The Queens Interagency Council on Aging, a network that serves as a single voice for seniors and the agencies that serve them, celebrated its 44th anniversary at a gala on March 19, highlighted by the presentation of awards to the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation and to two New York City Council members, Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) and Paul Vallone (D-Bayside).
City Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Brooklyn, Queens) was arrested in Williamsburg on Tuesday for taking part in a protest which shut down a busy intersection, according to his social media feeds.
A Queens couple that forced a 15-year-old girl into prostitution last year pleaded guilty to sex trafficking, according to a statement issued Tuesday by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
The ninth-grade basketball team from Sacred Heart Glendale won the CYO Diocesan Championship on Sunday, March 15 after defeating St. Kevin’s 54-52 at the buzzer.
A residential tower might potentially be coming to Ridgewood in the near future.
Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) announced on Monday that he has pledged an additional $10,000 for fiscal year 2015 to remove graffiti along six major corridors in his district, bringing his total commitment up to $35,000.
The Queens Interagency Council on Aging, a network that serves as a single voice for seniors…
The Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach hosted its 53rd Annual Dinner Dance party on Saturday at Ro…
Pictures taken at the Feb. 26 NYFAC 17th annual dinner fundraiser.