City Councilmen Donovan Richards, left, Mark Treyger and Carlos Menchaca take questions Tuesday night about the city’s commitment to help rebuild the homes and the lives of people who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
More than 1,000 people, many of them victims of Hurricane Sandy, attended a meeting Tuesday night between city officials and more than a score of clergy with one demand — to make them whole again.
Faith in New York sponsored what it billed as a Sandy rebuilding summit at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York in Jamaica.
(BPT) - The approach of the school year has parents seeking out the best deals on back-to-school supplies, and teachers everywhere are preparing their classrooms to give students the best educational experience possible. From decorations designed to create engaging learning environments to having extra supplies on hand for students, the back-to-school shopping season requires a bit of planning by teachers.
(Family Features) In today's information age, when news of a food recall travels fast, consumers are more conscious than ever before about the importance of food safety. Fortunately, providing safe food is the top priority for those in food production. But it's not always obvious to know how that focus translates into how foods like eggs are actually produced.
(Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or call a handyman.
(BPT) - As summer winds down, inevitably kids’ nerves begin to show with the thought of the upcoming school year. The changes that lie ahead, be it a new school, teacher or a grade level, can create anxiety in many children.
(BPT) - Bob Dylan. The Rolling Stones. Led Zeppelin. Music helped define an entire generation of baby boomers. It expressed their fresh world view and energized them as they set the world in a new direction.
(BPT) - As students young and old head back to school, attention turns to getting good grades. Smart parents know that positive study habits boost success in the classroom, but finding ways to encourage kids academically can be difficult. A growing body of evidence proves peer learning and study groups are main drivers for academic success.
This Bayside clothing bin is illegal because it’s on city property. It’s also not a charity.
The National Park Service released four plans for fixing, or leaving alone, the breach at West Pond in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge that was cut by Hurricane Sandy and destroyed a freshwater habitat for shorebirds and popular nature trail.
Commissioner Emily Lloyd, left, of the Department of Environmental Protection, said the city is done just talking about flooding in Southeast Queens at a town hall meeting on Tuesday night organized by Councilman Donovan Richards in St. Albans. Richards, right, is the new chairman of the Council’s Environmental Committee.
Resident Charlie Crawford has questions for Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd on Monday. Lloyd, speaking at a town hall meeting, said long-awaited flood relief measures have begun in Southeast Queens.
Commissioner Emily Lloyd of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection probably was anticipating the loud grumbling she elicited Monday night when she discussed water rate increases at a town hall meeting in St. Albans.
“Rates have gone up 181 percent in 12 years,” Lloyd acknowledged before a crowd of more than 150 in the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center.
Looking to donate used clothing but don’t trust that those street-corner bins actually help the needy? There are alternatives and you don’t even have to leave your home.
Last week, Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced he wanted to enact legislation in Albany banning for-profit bins that would also allow the city to remove them immediately.
The National Park Service released four proposed options last week on what to do with West Pond in the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and is asking the public to comment on what they would like to see done.
The formerly freshwater pond just west of Cross Bay Boulevard was destroyed when Hurricane Sandy tore a breach at the south end of the basin that opened up a deep channel into Jamaica Bay. Saltwater filled in the pond and a large permanent canal was cut.
Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) fought for years alongside others to get city officials to pay attention to flooding that has plagued some portions of Southeast Queens for decades.
But in recent months, he has been fighting instead to convince flood-weary residents that action finally has begun to replace words.
Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Bronx, Queens) has introduced a bill that he believes will improve the health of Queens residents and the Citi Bike sharing program.
The Bike to Work Act of 2014 would add bike sharing programs which already exist in numerous states and cities to the federal law that allows tax breaks for workers using mass transit to commute to and from work.
After months of tension, debate and a civil suit, the demolition of 5Pointz is slated to begin in the coming weeks.
The graffiti mecca, once adorned with aerosol paintings by street artists, was whitewashed in November and now resembles a disheveled and tired version of what it once was.
(NAPSI)—More than 9.2 million children are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries every year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but your kids don’t have to be among them. You’ll be better able to protect your youngsters if you and their other caregivers learn a few skills that could save a child’s life.
An online course can help parents learn critical first aid skills, how to create a safe environment, and how to perform life-saving CPR. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—When meat is on the menu, there’s a good chance it’s pork. Whether it’s bacon, ham or other favorites, pork accounts for about 40 percent of all global meat consumption.
(BPT) - These days, more is expected of working families than ever before. Families with two working parents are now the norm, and in addition to full-time jobs, parents still have errands to run, youth activities to attend and a house to maintain. So how do you do it all? How do you keep your family organized and running efficiently?
(Family Features) Making improvements around the house to curb your energy usage is not only good for the environment, it can make a big impact on your utility bills, too.
(Family Features) Before your family begins enjoying the great outdoors during this adventure-filled season, make sure your yard is properly treated to avoid the dangers of poison ivy, oak or sumac.