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In what seems to some to be a never-ending fight, parents of schoolchildren in IS 59 in Springfield Gardens are once again preparing to fend off the co-location of another school in their Ridgedale Street building.
This time the Department of Education is proposing to establish a Success Academy charter school in the building next September.
Theater Time Productions, “A Murder is Announced,” Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St., Sept. 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 28 & 29 at 3 p.m., $16, $14 seniors and students. Sept. 20: dessert after party. Reservations recommended. Contact: (347) 358-8102, theatretime.org.
(StatePoint) When your carefree summer comes to an end, getting the family ready to go back to school can seem a little daunting. Establishing a routine will help students kick off the new school year and reduce stress for the whole family.
It is a call every parent fears and one even the most hardened police officer dreads — child in distress.
(StatePoint) It’s not as easy to hide under layers of clothing during the summer. You’ll want to look your best in those shorts, t-shirts and bathing suits; as such, staying in shape is key.
On Tuesday morning Jeffrey Leder of the three-year-old Jeffrey Leder Gallery divulged how art works were whittled down from 300 submissions to 12 for the second International Painting NYC exhibition, the first show of the year.
“We narrow it to 50 and then we go out to lunch,” Leder said, “just to get away because it’s hard to make these decisions. Then we go on a walk and make the final cut.”
Slow Pitch Softball of Queens is now enrolling for the 2013 summer season. Visit spsofqueens.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Limited space is available.
Democrats appeared to retake control of the state Senate Tuesday, as Republicans failed to win a Queens race they had poured resources into and may have lost several other tight contests around New York.
The likely changeover from GOP control would be one more victory for the party that saw President Obama re-elected and solidified its control of the U.S. Senate even as it lost a few more seats in the House of Representatives.
Going out on your own is never easy, whether it be as a freshman in your first dorm, or leaving your folks’ home for your first apartment. There are a number of consumer goods out there to make your life a bit easier.
All Queens police precincts will be involved in the 29th annual National Night Out, which will take place this Tuesday.
NNO is an event in which every summer, police precincts across the country help members of their communities adopt ways to fight back against criminals. These include generating support for local anti-crime programs, strengthening neighborhood spirit and heightening drug and prevention awareness.
Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Flushing handily defeated three Democratic opponents Tuesday in the 6th Congressional District primary.
The unofficial count was 51 percent for Meng, 28 percent for Assemblyman Rory Lancman of Fresh Meadows, 16 percent for City Councilwoman Liz Crowley of Middle Village and 5 percent for Dr. Robert Mittman of Bayside.
It’s official — Rep. Bob Turner (R-Queens, Brooklyn) will have to find another line of work in January, or go back to retirement.
Turner, who won the 9th District congressional seat in a special election after former Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned, lost his bid to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. He wanted to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in November, but was easily defeated by Wendy Long, an attorney in Manhattan.
Candidates seen as the front runners in congressional primaries across Queens — whether incumbent lawmakers or party establishment choices — all won their nominations by wide margins Tuesday, according to preliminary results.
Democrats in much of Queens — and Republicans across the entire borough — will go to the polls June 26 to vote in primaries for their party’s nominees for Congress.
On the Republican side, the race pits U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Queens, Brooklyn) against Manhattan attorney Wendy Long and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, who each are seeking the nomination to run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) for a full six-year term. Republicans across the state will be voting in the primary.
Joseph LoGuirato’s sketched collection of historic structures around the city will run through June 30 at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Call for hours: (718) 358-0067.
Whitestone resident Lauren Whalen wasn’t always a political person. But, two watershed events of the past decade helped to dramatically alter her politics and her views.
“After 9/11, when most everyone’s life changed forever, I became very interested in politics,” said Whalen, who is the founder of the Northeast Queens Tea Party Patriots, a conservative political movement that adheres closely to Constitutional ideals — as its members see them.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has a pretty cushy lead over her three Republican challengers, including U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Queens, Brooklyn), according to a Siena poll released this week.
“With a two-to-one favorability rating, and a majority prepared to re-elect her, [Gillibrand] continues to look strong seven months from her first re-election attempt,” said Siena pollster Steve Greenberg.
He made it by the narrowest of margins, but Congressman Bob Turner (R-Queens and Brooklyn) will be on the June 26 ballot for the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.
Turner garnered just over the 25 percent of the vote necessary at the Republican State Convention last Friday.
Three people were shot outside Wendy’s on 139th Street and 89th Avenue, at around 3 p.m. last Thursday, in what is believed to be a gang-related dispute.
The three victims —one, 17, shot in the buttocks, another, 20, struck in the right leg, and the third, 20, shot in the right arm — were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where they were listed in stable condition three days later, police said.
Holding their hands to their stomachs and sighing contendedly, a stream of customers clamored to pat Anthony Amoroso on the back last Friday night, gushing to the co-owner of Matteo’s of Howard Beach about such entrees as shrimp alla Wendy, veal chop paillard and the prime aged porterhouse.
“Amazing Anthony, really amazing,” one patron said as she left the restaurant at 155-10 Crossbay Blvd.