Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) has two upcoming events affecting his future: a re-election bid in November and the birth of his first child in December.
“We are having a daughter and I’m excited about it,” Kim said in a sitdown interview at the Queens Chronicle office on Tuesday. “But I am concerned about her future with issues about education and women’s equality.”
Keeping up a tradition that dates back to when they hired Casey Stengel as their first manager roughly 53 years ago, the Mets have once again picked up another Yankees discard, signing Kevin Long to be their next hitting coach after he was dismissed by the Bombers from that very same position two weeks ago.
This doesn’t mean the Mets are making a mistake. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who made the decision to part ways with Long, basically admitted that he is a fine hitting coach but someone has to be a sacrificial lamb for the Yankees’ missing the playoffs for the second consecutive year.
Close to two years after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on a number of Queens neighborhoods, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced that two Queens office buildings have received grants to continue offering services to their respective communities.
“Two years after Queens was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, with thousands of homes damaged or destroyed, residents there continue to recover,” DiNapoli said in a written statement on Tuesday.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for homeowners who are having a tough time making their mortgage payments. There is a free federal program that just may have the solution, even if you’re not behind on your mortgage.
(NewsUSA) - Up until the mid-1940s, tooth decay plagued the nation. Case in point: in 1942, almost 10 percent of the 2 million men examined by the Army were rejected for service because they didn't have 12 solid teeth out of 32.
(BPT) - Finding the right Medicare plan can be a little confusing – there are so many plans and coverage options to choose from.
The year and a half-long nightmare for the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps may be finally coming to an end. They have been OK’d to move back into their headquarters at 78-15 Jamaica Ave.
Anthony Iuliano, a representative from the Department of Buildings, made the announcement at Community Board 9’s meeting on Oct. 14.
Some of the city’s best high schools are in danger of being weakened, and some of the city’s best students are in danger of being forced into lower-quality schools — all because of ongoing efforts to level the educational playing field that actually would do no such thing.
At issue are admissions to eight of the city’s nine specialized high schools — the ones that are not performance-focused and do not grant entrance based upon an audition. We’re talking the best of the best here: Bronx Science, Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Staten Island Tech, Queens High School for the Sciences, the High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College and the High School of American Studies at Lehman College.
On the cusp of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Broad Channel residents are still trying to rid surrounding wetlands of debris caused by the storm’s wrath.
The unexpected golden opportunity: a torn-down home.
(BPT) - While homeowners may not immediately think of their attic as a major source of energy loss, the reality is that as much as 25 percent of the energy lost in the average American home occurs there. As the weather begins to get cooler, you may be inclined to increase the thermostat to maintain a warm and comfortable home. However, air leakage, caused by numerous gaps and cracks throughout your home’s infrastructure, particularly the attic, can cause your HVAC equipment to work overtime and place a strain on your wallet every month.
(NAPSI)—What do 500,000 students at 900 schools across the U.S. have in common?
(BPT) - Autumn is the season of cool and comfortable temperatures, lovely autumn foliage and fun-filled family activities. With so much to look forward to, it’s easy to lose track of what you should be doing to stay prepped for a busy season ahead.
With a recent holdup at the Queens Zoo and hot rodders speeding at a Meadow Lake parking lot, crime at Flushing Meadows Park has been in the spotlight lately.
But talk to Parks Department and NYPD officials and you’d never know that Queens’ premier greenspace has been rated the worst for crime out of 30 parks throughout the city.
Coming out of the closet has been described as one of the hardest things a person can do, especially someone who comes to the realization of his or her sexual orientation later in life.
In accordance with National Coming Out Day — a countrywide event to encourage people to come out to their friends and family and fight for equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community — millions of people took to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to talk about the first time they told someone of their gender or sexual preference.
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the estimated 40 million Americans over the age of 65—and especially the 12 million who live alone—taking a few steps for improved care can mean a longer, better, more independent life.
(BPT) - Homeowners have spent more on kitchen remodeling than any other home improvement category in the last 10 years, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies – and there’s good reason. An updated kitchen does more than boost the value of your home; whether you make just a few changes or completely renovate the entire space, a kitchen that feels new is always refreshing. From basic cooking to frequent entertaining, your dream kitchen should look good and function well.
(Family Features) Kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects can significantly add comfort, improve functionality and increase the home's resale value. Whichever reason drives homeowners to complete an improvement project, they need to pick one that also delivers a return on investment.
(BPT) - The leaves and the weather don’t need to be the only things to change this season. As the cooler temperatures send you indoors, start adding home improvement projects to your to-do list.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
The new executive director and president of the Queens Museum says the institution is at a key point in its development “and we’re going to do great things. It’s a gem.”
Laura Raicovich, 41, was named last week to head the art museum located in Flushing Meadows Park. A native of Roslyn, LI, Raicovich now lives in Manhattan with her husband and 5-year-old son.
(NAPSI)—Traveling internationally as a student can be a great way to gain independence, get used to being away from home and learn something about yourself and the world. Those are some of the reasons so many college-bound students first find themselves exploring Europe or signing up for an adventure Down Under. That very popularity, however, can mean it’s not easy to make it stand out on your résumé.