It’s election season and once again the New York State DREAM Act has become a centerpiece for many of the Democratic candidates.
At a press conference held on Saturday in front of the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, the bill’s sponsors, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) touted their latest supporter: lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul.
(NAPSI)—Government officials and business leaders from nearly 50 African countries gathered in Washington, D.C. on August 4-6 for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
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There are a lot of misconceptions about El Paso, Texas. This summer there were plenty of news reports about refugees from Central America overwhelming Texas border towns. President Obama even met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry about it in June. What wasn’t said was that the problems were contained to basically Brownsville and McAllen, Texas, which are nearly 800 miles from El Paso.
There is also the mistaken notion that El Paso, being a border town, is seedy and dangerous. The 2008 Academy Award-nominated film “No Country For old Men” certainly played up that myth even though it wasn’t filmed there. The reality is that El Paso is quite modern and is considered to be one of the safest cities in the United States.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will operate all buses and subway trains on a Sunday schedule for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 1.
While the US Open formally got underway Monday morning, in actuality the action really began a week earlier with the qualifying matches for the precious few wild card spots on both the men’s and women’s sides.
Frankly, the BJK National Tennis Center used to be a ghost town for the qualifiers, but word has gotten out that it’s the best sports bargain in the world, as some of the top players compete with a ton of pressure on them and it’s free to the public. The CBS Sports Network broadcast many of the matches live.
A crowd of about 100 constituents turned out Tuesday night for the Bay Terrace Community Alliance’s Meet the Candidates Forum, which featured eight hopefuls seeking five different positions.
Gubernatorial incumbent Andrew Cuomo is being challenged in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary by law professor Zephyr Teachout and political satirist Randy Credico.
Sept. 4, Thursday SCHOOL SESSIONS BEGIN FOR ALL STUDENTS. (Partial day for prekindergarten.)
For some students, summer is a time for unwinding, perhaps taking a family vacation or just hanging out with their friends. Edward Li, Cindy Pietrakowski, and Yulin Yang had different plans.
These three Queens students and two others were selected to be included in a Bank of America program called Student Leaders. The project is geared to 200 or more high school juniors and seniors who are also active in their school community.
Before squaring off with the division rival Washington Nationals on Thursday, a couple of New York Mets players helped make a day at summer camp at the Cross Island YMCA in Bellerose unforgettable for 31 area children.
The annual YMCA Jr. Mets clinic began with sprints in the infield before Amazins’ relief pitcher Josh Edgin took a group of eager ballplayers into the outfield to practice throwing while first baseman/outfielder Eric Campbell taught another group how to hit like a big leaguer at home plate.
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Before squaring off with the division rival Washington Nationals on Thursday, a couple of New York Mets players helped make a day at summer camp at the Cross Island YMCA in Bellerose unforgettable for 31 area children. The annual YMCA Jr. Mets clinic began with sprints in the infield before Amazins’ relief pitcher Josh Edgin took a group of eager ballplayers into the outfield to practice throwing while first baseman/outfielder Eric Campbell taught another group how to hit like a big leaguer at home plate. Mr. Met even made an appearance at the clinic, handing out gift bags and helping conduct ground ball drills. — by Christopher Barca
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson claimed Friday night in Philadelphia that the team is not putting up the white flag in 2014 by releasing underperforming veteran outfielders Bobby Abreu and Chris Young and replacing them with Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Matt den Dekker. Alderson also announced that Wilmer Flores will be getting the bulk of playing time at shortstop for the rest of the season in place of Ruben Tejada, who has been in the organization’s doghouse for the last two years.
I can’t blame Alderson for wanting to take a good look at the three players who have logged a lot of time in the Mets’ minor league system. If they play well then he’ll have some homegrown inexpensive talent on the 2015 roster. If they can’t, they might as well be dropped from the 40-man roster once the season ends.
Last Thursday, more than 80 golfers came out to the Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington, LI, where they enjoyed a day on the links — and helped raise over $30,000 to help children with autism.
The New York Families for Autistic Children Foundation’s 4th annual Anthony J. Cirello Memorial Golf Outing for Autism drew 20 foursomes to play and scores of volunteers. Golfers enjoyed a day of fun and food, as well as a silent auction and tons of raffle prizes.
U.S. President Barack Obama invited the top Smithsonian Institution supporters to attend the “2014 Recognition of Smithsonian Benefactors” dinner held on April 6. The major benefactors from all 50 states were flown by commercial airlines to attend the event, held at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C. One of New York’s top Smithsonian benefactors, Siewchin Yong Sommer, who is a resident of Flushing House, was honored at the event.
Siewchin, as she’s known by the retirement home’s residents and staff, moved to Flushing House on Oct. 31, 2011, soon after her husband of 50 years, Guenther Sommer, had passed away. With Guenther gone, Siewchin was living all alone in her Queens home. Eventually, she decided to donate her home, valued at $1.5 million, to the Smithsonian.
Rep. Grace Meng’s bill to make desecration of cemeteries overseas a violation of religious freedom was passed by the Senate. It now goes to the president for signing.
The legislation would amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include vandalizing cemeteries as one of several crimes against freedom of religion.
Let’s face it. New York City streets go through a lot of wear and tear. With thousands upon thousands of cars, trucks and buses rolling over the thousands upon thousands of miles of pavement every hour, it’s natural that the surfaces need upkeep.
Top that with the harsh weather extremes — summer heat, winter cold — and the corrosive salt used to met ice and snow, the asphalt surface doesn’t stand a chance.
Lawrence Byrne, the oldest brother of a slain New York City police officer and a former federal prosecutor, had been appointed deputy commissioner for legal matters at the NYPD.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced the appointment on Thursday.
In November 1995, Dr. Robert Somerville, a popular physician in Southeast Queens, was driving to his Springfield Boulevard office in Queens Village when his car was struck by a man driving a stolen Jeep Cherokee.
Somerville would die 12 days later. The man who hit him was never caught.
Local food and agritourism sales create jobs and strengthen communities. Plus, 97 percent of U.S. farms are family owned, according to the latest Agriculture Census. Pictured here: Heather Minter of C&T Produce in Staf_ford, Virginia arranges tomatoes at the USDA Farmers Market in Washington, D.C. (NAPS)
(BPT) - The outlook for small business is up with many business owners feeling good about the future of the economy, their financial positions and their plans for growth, according to Capital One’s Spark Business Barometer. But for many business owners looking to secure capital to either start or expand their enterprise, the process can be challenging, particularly for those with a limited or negative track record, or poor personal credit. Fortunately, there are a variety of products and programs designed to help address those challenges and enable business growth, one of which is offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (or SBA).
(NewsUSA) - Let's face it. For many people, getting older has less to do with chasing the almighty dollar, and more to do with enjoying special moments with friends and family.
Rebel state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the vocal populist whose move into the Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference angered the party establishment and prompted a primary challenge from former City Councilman and Comptroller John Liu, has now won the backing of a key congressman in his re-election campaign.
Avella was endorsed last Friday by Rep. Steve Israel (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens), who only started to represent part of this borough in 2013, thanks to post-2010 Census redistricting, but is a veteran lawmaker and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Artists and residents from all over Queens marveled at the whimsical treasures of the Apollonia Gallery as they slurped down Blue Point and Little Neck clams and sipped on champagne during its opening party last Sunday.
The concept behind the gallery, located at 48-14 Skillman Ave. in Sunnyside, is a fantasyland crossed with a curiosity shop, inspired by the movie “Amélie.” The shop features work by photographers, painters, jewelry makers, as well as a cosmetics brand and ceramics.
Eleven votes separated them, but Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District Stephen Labate conceded Tuesday to the victor, Grant Lally.
The state Board of Elections certified the victory last Thursday, following a court battle over absentee ballots. At the time, Labate, a financial planner from Deer Park, LI, said he would seek a recount because of the small difference in votes.