(BPT) - The trend toward affordable luxury has resonated in the hearts of American homeowners, including those in the market for a manufactured home. Today’s manufactured homes deliver affordability and convenience, as well as the kind of designer elements found in site-built homes.
Police say Jonathon Walker killed his family inside their Springfield Gardens home early Saturday morning.
A Springfield Gardens man fatally shot three family members, including a seven-year-old girl, and wounded another girl early Saturday morning before killing himself shortly before noon, according to police.
“There could not have been a Gregory Meeks if there wasn’t a Malcolm X,” the congressman who represents Southeast Queens on Capitol Hill said.
Rep. Greg Meeks (D-Queens, Nassau) was looking directly at Ilyasah Shabazz, a daughter of the slain civil rights leader, when he said that, citing the deep effect her father had had on his early life.
If it would be possible to sum up Dabney Montgomery’s life in a single sentence, Gerald Karikari would have it about right.
“He stood up when it was time.”
Ezra Barashy, 26, of 77th Avenue in Oakland Gardens, pleaded guilty Tuesday to arson for setting fire to his friend’s apartment last year in Little Neck.
Barashy is expected to be sentenced to five to 10 years in prison on Feb. 10.
If at first you don’t succeed, ask President Obama.
That’s what the Eastern Queens Alliance is doing in the wake of a federal court ruling in December that turned down the group’s request for in-depth environmental studies of a plan to relocate a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
It’s been a busy few weeks for St. John’s, that’s for sure. And not all of it has been positive.
Sure, head coach Steve Lavin successfully recruited highly touted Louisiana high schooler Brandon Sampson, who should be a key cog in the St. John’s rotation starting next year.
To many Queens elected officials, Mario Cuomo was more than a governor — he was a political inspiration.
“A native of Queens, Governor Cuomo was an inspiration to me and to many borough residents who entered public service in the hope of following his example and building on his legacy of achievement,” Borough President Melinda Katz said in a statement.
The Central Queens neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and Briarwood are mostly made up of quiet, residential streets that, when you look around, can make you forget about the hustle and bustle of city life.
But that doesn’t mean news was sparse there in 2014.
2014 began with tragedies in Western Queens. From the death of a 7-year-old to the discovery of Avonte Oquendo’s remains, it was a difficult winter. But not all of 2014 was bad. Many traffic-calming measures were installed throughout the borough to make Queens streets safer and a huge chunk of affordable housing was set aside in the Astoria Cove project. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past 12 months.
Southeast Queens had a year with a new mayor and old problems with accusations of political corruption, and possibly lost ground in its fight to keep airplane noise under control.
A lie is less likely to lose its way en route to a bigoted mind than is the truth trying to penetrate the defenses of a biased intellect. That’s why slander against the teachers union is so well-received among people who are hostile to public education. They buy into a package of myths, including the one that claims that the reason that the teachers union is seeking a reduction in class size is that more classes would mean more jobs for their members.
What idiot would say that doctors would like more carcinogens in the environment because it would translate into more patients for them?
Critics are not necessarily enemies. Their legitimacy as critics depends on their motives. But most opponents of public schools would actually feel threatened if the schools improved. It would disconcert these spiteful bottom-feeders and it would get in the way of their single-minded pursuit of privatization and wealth-management.
They want to destroy public schools, so not only are their criticisms not constructive, they’re illicit. Thus they resound all the more in the charter school sanctums.
Between their acts of instigating arson against the reputation of public schools and the teachers union, they make sure to send their own kids to schools where the class size is far lower than it is for garden-variety kids in public schools. They demand teeny class size for their trust-fund beneficiaries, but are blasÈ about monster-sized classes for the kids they see as the city’s runts. They’ll never forgive the teachers union for championing these human gifts.
It’s ridiculous that it still needs to be explained that the more kids in a classroom, the less time there is for teachers to devote to their individual learning styles and challenges. The supporting research is stacked to the moon, but the wrath of those who won’t consent to the proof is still stacked against the truth.
It costs money to invest in every child’s basic right to a quality education. But in the future our whole nation will reap the dividends. So an idea was raised that is both brilliant and painless: Impose a miniscule tax on people so wealthy that they won’t even notice their contribution on paper, much less dent their lifestyle.
If you have a home worth more than $5 million and choose to reside primarily in an even more luxurious domicile, your tax would be hiked by around 0.5 percent per year. That would allow an injection of around $900 million annually that could be used to lower class size.
Any person so extravagantly privileged with material gain who begrudges dedicating a relatively few pennies for the common good is morally bankrupt and shouldn’t insult any house of worship with his hypocritical presence.
Just in time for Hanukkah, Borough President Melinda Katz heard explanations from the representatives of an illegally operated synagogue in Kew Gardens Hills at last Thursday’s land use hearing at Borough Hall.
According to Sheldon Lobel, the attorney for Torah Haim Ohel Sara at 144-11 77 Ave., the synagogue’s owners are seeking an extension from the Board of Standards and Appeals in order to give themselves more time to obtain a certificate of occupancy.
Kew Gardens residents can now enjoy the finest tap water from sea to shining sea.
That’s according to Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills), in response to the city’s completion of a $10.6 million overhaul of the neighborhood’s aging water main network, announced Friday by the Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Environmental Protection.
It’s been a long time since I and many other St. John’s alumni around my age have said we’re proud of our basketball team, since our college squad has energized its fan base like this.
It’s been a few years since Red Storm players have been asked what it’s like to be the best hoops team in the city, if not the best ball club in the five boroughs in any sport.
(BPT) - The holidays are here and parties are in full swing. At this time of year, there can be a lot of pressure to throw memorable parties that will keep people talking into the new year. Many people forget that the real cheer in holiday entertaining is spending time with family and friends.
(NAPSI)—As many parents know, kids can be picky eaters. And according to a recent study, moms are concerned that their kids aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables.