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 group went to Dubai, Abu Dhobi, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.
(StatePoint) More canned tuna is consumed in the United States than in any other country in the world. Unfortunately, the vast majority of tuna sold in the American market fails to meet fundamental sustainability standards, according to Greenpeace’s 2015 Canned Tuna shopping guide, their first-ever US canned tuna ranking.
Minerva Mata is the student organization president at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica. She is in the Biz-Tek Institute, which is one of the nine Small Learning Communities into which Hillcrest High School is divided.
An Honor Roll student for three years, she spends her free time helping Ms. Recinos with student government and Ms. Tellez with the 2015 yearbook. As the student leader, she has been involved with such activities as the blood drives, prom, senior trip, the senior breakfast and fundraisers for numerous charities.
As the number of Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease accelerates, the medical profession and families who have suffered from the disease are working to educate the public about how to recognize early signs of the condition.
There is no cure and there are few treatments. But early recognition is extremely important because it gives families and patients the chance to prepare and it helps buy time for patients.
The members of the South Ozone Park Civic Association West topped off their St. Patrick’s Day by unanimously voting to be plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to block the proposed juvenile delinquent center at 133-23 127 St.
“We are going to court to stop Close to Home from being built,” civic President Anthony Gellineau said in front of a crowd of more than 100 people on Tuesday.
Stopping the trickle of contraband from visitors to inmates is at the heart of Mayor de Blasio and Correction Commissioner Joe Ponte’s new plan for improving Rikers Island.
After months of review, de Blasio unveiled an “anti-violence agenda” last Thursday meant to steer Rikers Island toward a safer environment for both inmates and correction officers. The institution has come under scrutiny in recent months for its solitary confinement practices, reports of alleged overcrowding and officer-on-inmate violence and neglect. But last year, 71 percent of all violent incidents there were inmate on inmate, according to the Mayor’s Office.
(BPT) - April 15 is quickly approaching, and while receiving a tax refund may be the first thing on your mind, there’s one important issue to think about: tax fraud. Tax-related identity theft occurs when your personal information is stolen and used to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. In 2013, more than $5 billion in tax refunds was sent to fraudsters, affecting more than 1.6 million tax filers, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
Domestic violence, an issue found all over the world, may face unique challenges within one community in Queens.
Members of the Nepali-speaking community — natives of Tibet, Nepal, India and Bhutan — say cases of domestic violence are closely related to immigration issues; there are around 18,000 Nepali-speaking immigrants estimated to live in the borough.
A preliminary report indicates issues with the braking system may have led to Delta Flight 1086 skidding off the runway at LaGuardia Airport during last Thursday’s snowstorm, injuring two dozen passengers.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the crew stated the plane’s auto brakes were set to “max” but the pilots did not sense any deceleration. The automatic spoilers failed to deploy as well, and the first officer had to deploy them manually.
The ability to run a full 26.2-mile marathon isn’t something many 58-year-old men possess.
But just running such grueling races isn’t enough for Douglaston resident and Christ the King High School social studies teacher Paul Salerni. He’s looking to finish as close to the front as possible.
The Department of Buildings has ordered that construction on the controversial juvenile delinquent center in South Ozone Park be stopped, saying the work being done on the facility does not match the plans submitted to the department.
On Feb. 27, the DOB stated that the steel beams, columns and staircases being built at 133-23 127 St. do not appear on the plans the DOB approved.
(BPT) - With more school choices than ever before and the evolution of technology, students are redefining their own path to a successful K-12 education. Families are building complete, harmonious educational experiences for their children - dubbed “Generation DIY” by education experts - by choosing schools that meet their needs at a point in time, whether it is a traditional brick and mortar, private or charter school. Over the past decade, families have added fully online and blended schools to their list of options – making online learning one of the fastest growing forms of education in the U.S. today.
“In Search of Arcadia,” an exhibit of Taiwanese abstract artist Jessica Pi-Hua Hsu, whose art is inspired by music, dance, meditation, nature and classical culture. Tue.-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. thru March 22. Hwang Gallery, 39-10 Main St., Suite 303, Flushing. Info: (212) 225-8400, hwanggallery.com.
(BPT) - Four-month old Lily Campos sits on her father’s lap, one chubby hand in her mouth, the other patting the farm animals in the book in front of her. As the pages turn, she reaches for the pictures, squealing and gurgling with excitement as her father reads.
The NBA All-Star Game is more about marketing and business than a basketball contest between the best players in the league’s eastern and western conferences. Since the early 1990s the game has been an excuse for the NBA to host a long weekend festival that benefits corporate sponsors, television partners and a given city’s tourism industry. When you put it in New York, all those factors get magnified tenfold.
The last time the NBA played its All-Star Game here was in 1998, and that now seems like the Stone Age. The small fan festival held at the Javits Center that year paled in comparison to this year’s NBA House the league set up at Moynihan Station on 33rd Street. Corporations such as State Farm, Kia, Samsung and Coca-Cola smartly promoted themselves by having interactive basketball skill games with the public as well as taking photographs people were urged to post on social media.
The renegade Independent Democratic Conference in Albany has come up with a six-point plan it says would make New York more affordable for seniors.
The five lawmakers call for a new senior “utility circuit breaker” refund program, the creation of a utility consumer advocate and ways to counteract the affordable housing crisis for seniors, among other issues.
Patrick Khan — the Community Board 9 member who last week was lambasted by South Ozone Park residents who charged him with handing over a property to the city to be used as a housing center for juvenile delinquents — criticized his fellow board members in an email for not notifying him in advance of the protest and for not allowing him to speak in public.
“It is incomprehensible how a group of misinformed people literally took control of a board meeting and deny a sitting board member to respond,” Khan said in an email, obtained by the Chronicle, that was sent to CB 9 members last Friday. “I think the board is seriously in need of complete review of its practices.”
In presenting his preliminary budget for fiscal year 2016 on Monday, Mayor de Blasio, as he did last year, used the words “fiscally responsible,” “progressive” and “honest.”
But he also described it with another word not commonly used in City Hall vernacular these days — “conservative.”
Borough President Melinda Katz has a new right-hand woman.
In a speech at the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast on Tuesday at St. John’s University, Katz announced that Melva Miller, the Borough President’s Office’s director of economic development since 2007, will succeed new state Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-Hollis) as deputy borough president.
After focusing their lenses outward, Queens filmmakers have their own special spotlight.
The 5th annual Queens World Film Festival, taking place March 17 to 22 at three locations in Western Queens — the Museum of the Moving Image, PS 69 and The Secret Theatre — will feature films created by filmmakers living in 30 countries.
True to its stated values of promoting high standards in education, the Queens Village Republican Club last Thursday hosted a panel discussion on why the single entrance exam policy for the city’s eight specialized high schools ought to remain intact.
The Specialized High School Admissions Test is a three-hour exam with 45 multiple- choice verbal questions and 50 multiple-choice mathematics problems.
(NAPSI)—If you’re worried that you haven’t saved enough for retirement, you are not alone.
(BPT) - A popular social media meme holds that “growing old isn’t for sissies.” Plenty of older women would probably agree with that sentiment as they cope with age-related issues specific to their gender, such as osteoporosis and increased risk of breast cancer. Yet the greatest health risk women face as they age is one society most often thinks of as predominantly affecting men: heart disease.
The Queens Jewish Community Councilheld its legislative breakfast at Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills this past Sunday morning as planned, but the event took on an even more urgent feel than might have originally been expected, as the focus shifted to include the recent terrorist attacks in France.
Originally, the central issue was to be security at area synagogues, a concern that has grown following recent incidents in Jerusalem and Crown Heights in Brooklyn.