Confusion and fear often deter immigrants, regardless of whether they are here legally or undocumented, from receiving services from government agencies they have every right to and the state Assembly is making a push to change that. Comments (1).
City Councilman Daniel Dromm, the Muslim merchants of the 37th Road Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights and Social Uplift Knowledge and Hope Initiatives NY held a candlelight vigil for those killed on 9/11. In a show of solidarity, businesses owners dimmed their lights and placed flowers along the plaza. Comment.
With screams of joy from many, a thousand graduates of LaGuardia Community College filed across the stage at the Javits Center in Manhattan Friday in a highlight of the school’s 40th anniversary. Comment.
While the visitors to Community Board 1 heard passionate arguments for and against a proposal to close part of Newtown Avenue near 30th Avenue and 33rd Street to create a plaza, the board voted overwhelmingly against the plan. Comment.
The emotions rushed back to Kasim Alston as he lit a candle on the park court where his goddaughter and former girls’ hoops star Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy grew up playing before her death. Comments (1).
Several multimillion- and multibillion-dollar projects are proposed for Flushing Meadows Corona Park, but a coalition of Queens organizations contends the combined side effects on the community and the total loss of parkland have not adequately been taken into account. Comment.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at LaGuardia Community College last week to the graduating class of the CUNY Fatherhood Academy, a five-month program aimed at teaching dads ages 18 to 24 good parenting and putting them on the track to getting a GED or enrolling in college. Comments (1).
Organizers and visitors to the annual 9/11 memorial ceremony at McManus Memorial Park in Astoria Heights last week were heartened that the 150-strong crowd was still present 11 years after the tragedy. Comments (3).
City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) handed out fliers at the entrance to the 61st Street-Woodside subway station last Thursday urging residents to help locate a man who tried to sexually assault a woman in the neighborhood. Comment.