Author: czarinnaandres

New York Blood Center is Holding a Series of Blood Drives as Supply is Low

June 3, 2022 By Czarinna Andres The New York Blood Center (NYBC) is holding a series of blood drives throughout Queens this month to help bolster the region’s blood supply that is currently at an alarmingly low level. The center is calling for more blood donors, due to a drop in donations since the Memorial… Read more »

Queensboro Dance Festival Tour Kicks Off June 4

June 2, 2022 By Alexandra Adelina Nita The annual Queensboro Dance Festival tour will begin this Saturday—featuring Queens-based dance companies of diverse cultures and styles. The festival will consist of more than 30 free outdoor performances and classes across the borough, as well as pop-up events that will be announced throughout the summer on the… Read more »

Man Found Stabbed Inside Grand Avenue Station Early Friday : NYPD

April 23, 2021 By Ryan Songalia A man was found stabbed to death inside an Elmhurst subway station early Friday morning, police said. The victim, who has not been identified, was stabbed in the upper chest at approximately 5:42 a.m. on the southbound platform of the Grand Avenue-Newtown M and R station. The man was… Read more »

Op-Ed: In Honor of Earth Day, Let’s Fight for Municipal Composting

April 22, 2021 Op-Ed By Aleda Gagarin I worry now more than ever about my children growing up on an uninhabitable planet. The science is loud and clear that we need to act urgently. If I were in City Council now, during these final months of budget negotiations, I would fight to restore and expand… Read more »

Queens Congressman To Vote Against Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Unless Cap on SALT Deduction is Lifted

April 14, 2021 By Ryan Songalia Congressman Tom Suozzi, who represents northeast Queens and parts of Long Island, says that he will not back President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan unless it contains a provision that would restore the full deductibility of state and local taxes—known as SALT. The cap, which was instituted as part of… Read more »