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State Sen. Toby Stavisky has moved and she is now making her residence in Forest Hills.
The senator told the Chronicle on Monday that the area she previously covered was redistricted last year and her Whitestone residence is no longer in her district.
Hurricane Sandy damage to a seawall at LeHavre co-ops in Whitestone has left owners of the 28-acre upscale waterfront property overlooking the Long Island Sound wondering who will pay.
Described as “luxury waterfront co-ops” by the real estate industry, LeHavre was built as rental units in 1958 and converted to co-ops in 1984. Damage to the seawall was discovered after the 2012 storm and the development’s insurance does not cover repair costs.
Learning how to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese could prove more useful than ever, as the wheels are in motion to recognize the Asian Lunar New Year as a legal holiday, meaning schools would be closed.
Nearly a dozen elected officials representing all levels of government were on hand at a press conference on the steps of the Flushing Library last Friday, in a show of growing support for recognizing the cause.
Assemblyman Ron Kim, at podium, with state Sen. Toby Stavisky, left, Congresswoman Grace Meng, center right; Kwang Kim and Linda Lee of Korean Community Services, left and Byung Uk Cho, right rear, a Korean-American senior.
Area elected officials honored PS 46 in Oakland Gardens recently for being named a Blue Ribbon school.
Principal Marsha Goldberg, third from right, here receives a certificate from state Sen. Toby Stavisky. With them are City Councilman Mark Weprin, left, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Assistant Principal Stamo Karalazarides and Rep. Grace Meng.
An ongoing dispute between elderly Koreans and a Flushing McDonald’s over seating was resolved Monday after an intervention by Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing).
Kim, who is a Korean American, held a press conference in the morning across the street from the fast-food eatery on Northern and Parsons boulevards, surrounded by other elected officials and representatives from the Korean community.
State Sen. Mike Gianaris speaks with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, center left, state Sen. Toby Stavisky, center, and members of the community. Gianaris’ new bill is a direct response to the death of an 8-year-old in Woodside.
One in three adults over the age of 65 will suffer a serious fall this year. Nearly three-quarters of these falls will occur at home. Falls are the leading cause of injuries, both fatal and nonfatal, in older adults.
Those are but a few of the sobering statistics presented at a Dec. 18 seminar entitled, “Preventing Falls Among Seniors,” sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. The event was held at the YMCA on Northern Boulevard in Flushing.
Teachers Thomas Sangiorgi, second from left, and Yunseon Esther Kim, third from left, were honored recently in Whitestone by state Sen. Toby Stavisky, left, (D-Whitestone) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) for their outstanding teaching awards.
They were among this year’s seven Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics winners.
Days after 8-year-old Noshat Nahian was struck and killed by a tractor trailer, state Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria) began drafting legislation that would make it a felony when drivers with a suspended license kill or seriously injure someone. The driver of the truck was operating the vehicle with a suspended license.
As it stands, drivers like the one involved in the death of Nahian can get away with a misdemeanor. Gianaris also proposed the immediate impoundment of the license plate of a vehicle being operated by someone with a suspended license.
Retiring Queens College president, Dr. James Muyskens was honored with his own “Dr. James Muyskens Day” by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall at a ceremony held on Dec. 18 at the college.
Marshall presented Muyskens with a proclamation on his accomplishments during his 11 years of service, which included recruitment of over 300 faculty members and overseeing the completion of the college’s first residence hall.
Thanksgiving is a time to be appreciative for the things you have. It is a kickoff to the holiday season when all are encouraged to think of their fellow man and give just a little bit more than they normally would.
In fact, many food banks and homeless shelters depend on the holiday season for supplies as people are more likely to donate food and funds now.
After months of pleas for help, it looks like St. George’s Episcopal Church in Flushing will be getting some assistance soon from the MTA.
The historic church on Main Street has been complaining since last spring that bus drivers, primarily on 38th and 39th avenues, have been urinating on the walls of the facility and leaving garbage from their meals on its sidewalks.
Congresswoman Grace Meng addresses the audience regarding Obamacare at a session recently at Flushing Hospital. At the table are Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, left, Dr. Robert Crupi, Chairman of, Emergency Medicine and Ambulatory Care; Bruce Flanz, hospital president; state Sen. Toby Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo and Assemblyman Ron Kim
Assemblyman Ron Kim, second from right, with state Sen. Toby Stavisky, left, Councilman Peter Koo, right, and volunteers kick off a power wash program outside St. George’s Episcopal Church in Flushing last week.
A new initiative to clean up Flushing got underway last week outside the historic St. George’s Episcopal Church on Main Street.
Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) organized area elected officials, volunteers and Home Depot to get behind his project to power wash streets for a cleaner and less smelly environment.
Following a contentious head-to-head battle in the 19th Council District, Democratic candidate Paul Vallone defeated his Republican opponent Dennis Saffran 57 to 43 percent in a bid to replace Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), who was indicted on corruption charges earlier this year and did not seek re-election.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Vallone’s vote count stood at 12,791; Saffran had 9,582 votes.
In response to a request for traffic calming measures on Cherry Avenue and Main Street in Flushing, which was the site on Oct. 3 of the tragic death of Allison Liao, 3, the city Department of Transportation has agreed to enhance safety there.
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows), state Sen. Toby Stavisky, (D-Whitestone) and Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) sent a letter to Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan requesting a comprehensive traffic safety review of the area.
Councilman Dromm stands with state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, right, and members of the community on Oct. 17 to demand that the Department of Education designate Diwali as an official public school holiday.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a timely bill passed by the New York State Legislature and signed into law in July by Gov. Cuomo went into effect last month, authorizing “funding of mapping incidence of breast cancer from the Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund to qualified research institutions, organizations or agencies.”
Cutting the ribbon on the new Ambulatory Care Center at Flushing Hospital are Dr. Robert Crupi, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, left, state Sen. Toby Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo and chief financial officer Mounir Doss. Next to Doss is Mark Weidler, publisher of the Queens Chronicle.
The relocated Mitchell-Linden Library officially opened Monday, led by lion dancers and elected officials from the old location to the new.
Shown are a lion dancer from Chinese Theatre Workshop; Queens Library President and CEO Thomas Galante; Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik; City Councilman Peter Koo; Assemblyman Ron Kim; state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky; and Queens Library Board Chairwoman Jacqueline Arrington.
With an eye toward maintaining patient wellness, a new Ambulatory Care Center at Flushing Hospital Medical Center is scheduled to open its doors to the public this month.
To celebrate the completion of the state-of-the-art facility, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Thursday, with hospital officials and employees, elected officials and other community leaders on hand for the celebration.
All the bigwigs came out to the ribbon cutting of Fidelis Care’s new community office in Flushing.
The space at 36-36 Main St. will offer free and low-cost health insurance, which comes just in time for open enrollment for Obamacare’s healthcare exchange, which starts on Oct. 1, and for Medicare Advantage, which starts enrollment on Oct. 15.
Plans to construct apartments atop the Rego Center II mall have been announced by the property owners.
According to the Department of Buildings, Vornado Realty Trust filed plans for a 314-unit residential tower above the shopping mall by SLCE Architects.