The death of Dasher, the female Rottweiler tossed from a car in Glendale last month, has angered many area dog owners.
One Forest Hills woman named Noel, who asked her last name not be printed, is hoping to pique interest in a possible reward fund for information leading to the arrest of Dasher’s former owners.
The Queens Chronicle would like to thank state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and realtor Jerry Fink for donating to the 20th annual Queens Chronicle Toy and Gift Drive.
The holiday event has brought toys to homeless children in borough shelters, and this year was our most successful to date, with more than 1,500 children receiving toys.
Christmas came early for the good boys and girls of Ozone Park.
The Ozone Park Civic Association hosted its annual free picture with Santa, aka state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., session on Dec. 6 from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Many children want to be police officers growing up; inspired by how they protect and serve on a daily basis.
On Tuesday night, it was a child inspiring a towering police captain.
When the Chronicle staff first set out to fill the wish lists of 1,500 children in five shelters, they knew it was going to be a tall order.
With the number of homeless children on the rise and one of the newest shelters, The Boulevard Family Residence, having opened nearby in Elmhurst, the Chronicle wanted to ensure as many children as possible could have a happy and spirited Christmas — just like the ones celebrated by those more fortunate around the city.
Christmas came early for the good boys and girls of Ozone Park. The Ozone Park Civic Association hosted its annual free picture with Santa, aka state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., session on Dec. 6 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The event took place at the Ozone Howard Little League Hall, located at 97-14 135th Drive in Ozone Park.
The clock is ticking and soon the 20th annual Queens Chronicle Toy Drive will be over. Won’t you please contribute before the deadline on Monday, Dec. 22?
This year, the Chronicle is collecting gifts for children in four Queens city homeless shelters and a safe house in Eastern Queens for victims of domestic violence.
In an effort to help families affected by Superstorm Sandy rebuild their homes, the city’s Build it Back program is seeking a new construction manager for Queens.
“Since the mayor’s overhaul, this has been a year of significant progress,” Amy Peterson, director of the mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery, which oversees the Build it Back program, said in an email to the Queens Chronicle. “And we expect the onboarding of new construction firms — who will deploy new strategies to target entire neighborhoods — will continue to accelerate the city’s Sandy recovery.”
Beginning Jan. 1 the Department of Sanitation will no longer collect old electronics left at the curbside. That includes computers, televisions, DVD players, keyboards, MP3 players, video game consoles and a variety of other devices.
The change stems from a state law that will make it illegal to throw out such electronics in the regular trash. The goal of the 2010 Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act is to encourage the proper disposal of potentially harmful electronic waste. Residents who leave such items at their curbs may receive a summons and most will have to bring them to designated drop-off sites.
The Pan American Hotel on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst was stealthily transformed into a homeless shelter in June. New legislation co-sponsored by state Sens. Joe Addabbo Jr. and Jose Peralta would require a public forum before any shelter is opened in the city.
The accolades just keep coming for Margaret Finnerty.
The soon-to-be retiree was honored by members of the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic Association and elected officials at the civic’s holiday party on Tuesday.
A third party has officially entered the battle between residents and the Department of Homeless Services over the planning or introduction of numerous shelters into communities such as Elmhurst and Glendale.
On Dec. 1, state Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) introduced legislation co-sponsored by Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) requiring the New York City Planning Commission to hold a public forum before it approves or denies a location for a homeless shelter or social services center.
There are 170 youngsters living at the Kings Inn Family Center in East Elmhurst, and despite their circumstances, they are all looking forward to Christmas and some presents from Santa Claus.
The children range in age from infant to 18 years old. They are away from home and their friends, in a strange environment, and don’t know what their futures hold.
Situated on California’s Golden Coast it is not, but Glendale and Hollywood may soon have more in common than one might think.
The owners of Broadway Stages, the Brooklyn-based television and film production company, has purchased the Atlas Terminal site next to The Shops at Atlas Park for $19.5 million, according to city documents.
cusing on children living at the Metro Family Residence in Woodside, one of the recipients in our 20th annual holiday toy drive.
There are 134 youngsters staying at that city homeless shelter now, ranging in age from infant to 18 years old. They are away from home and their friends and many must attend a new school.
State lawmakers are seeking a pay raise, and many of them should get one.
Now, before you throw this newspaper across the room in disgust, hear us out and take special note of the innovative pay structure we propose for our Assembly members and state senators.
This week, the Queens Chronicle’s 20th annual toy and gift drive is focusing on letters from youngsters living at the Boulevard Family Shelter in Elmhurst.
The facility, the former Pan Am Hotel, opened in June and now has 388 children living there.
I especially enjoyed the special section with last week’s Queens Chronicle. Most of all, your coverage of our State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. proves that not all “politicians are crooks.”
We are very thankful that our man was returned to the state Senate. Mr. Addabbo is a credit to his dad’s memory and to all politicians. He listens to his constituents, including when the mood changes on an issue, as it did on gay marriage. His vote is not always appreciated by his district; in that case many voters say he flip-flopped. Wrong. He is just doing his job. Would that others would follow his example.
We are also thankful for our state assemblyman, Phil Goldfeder, and our councilman, Eric Ulrich. Aren’t we lucky to have such dedicated people to represent us?
We wish all of our neighbors and you at the Chronicle a safe, healthy and prosperous Thanksgiving.
This year, although there was a good turnout of voters, our polling location ran smoothly as always because of our professional poll workers and translators. I just couldn’t help but think about how easy the “shower curtain” voting booth was. With no small print and the searching f
or the right offices and the right names. But we were all there voting the new way making sure that we voted for our candidates. The candidates that were re-elected to their positions were Rep. Nydia Velazquez, state Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. and Assemblyman Michael Miller; every one of these incumbents was re-elected. The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and the Woodhaven Business Improvement District congratulate all of our elected officials and look forward to working with them to keep our beloved Woodhaven community strong, prosperous and safe. Now we continue working with our elected officials on all of our local ongoing projects such as the Rockaway Beach Branch Line/Queensway Proposal (as I mentioned in my last column), which we do not want to affect the Woodhaven homeowners on 98th Street, and their quality of life. There are alternatives here, one to make the entire area parkland, go underground at the Atlantic Avenue entrance or leave it as is. Also to be noted: the GWDC and the WBID wish list project for last year was our request of LED street lights for our Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. This wish fulfilled by our Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. The GWDC and the WBID thank Katz for this lighting.
Also, we got the enclosure of our now historically landmarked Forest Park Carousel for all year use. Hopefully the two remaining wish list projects will also be fulfilled.
Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, second from left, state Sen. Mike Gianaris, center, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. joined by David Crum, right, and other veterans gather at the memorial in Astoria Park to announce the property tax exemption was signed into law.
Staying in shape even after one’s military service has ended is important to many veterans.
After being introduced to the state Legislature 20 years ago, the bill to increase property tax relief for veterans was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo last week.
“It is incumbent upon all of us to take care of our veterans when they return home,” state Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria), who sponsored the bill, said at a press conference on Nov. 13. “With this new law, we send a message to all those who serve that New York welcomes you back with open arms and will do everything we can to repay you for keeping our country safe.”
Hundreds of needy children and teens will receive toys and gifts this holiday season thanks to the generosity of you, our Queens Chronicle readers.
Our 20th annual holiday toy drive begins now and runs through Dec. 22. Additional dropoff locations have been added throughout the borough, but of course the main site at the Chronicle office, 62-33 Woodhaven Blvd. in Rego Park will be open for deliveries Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The office is located about a quarter mile south of the Long Island Expressway, exit 19, on the east side of the street.
Boy Scouts Pack 390 of Woodside marched along with veterans, elected officials and community leaders during the fifth annual Middle Village Veterans Day Parade, which took place on Metropolitan Avenue on Sunday.
The Scouts were joined by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 551, former state Sen. Serphin Maltese, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.
The old TV show “Naked City” famously told us there are eight million stories to be told in New York, one for every resident. That would be about 2.3 million for Queens, a bit more than can be told in one edition of one weekly newspaper. But in this, the Queens Chronicle’s 36th Anniversary special supplement, “Our Borough, Our Lives,” we relate the tales of 26 people from our shared home in a way that television would not.
Many of the subjects are well-known, many are not. And even those who are talk about aspects of their lives and their communities that aren’t necessarily in the public eye. These are in-depth stories about life in Queens.