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Queens DA, borough president team up to hold virtual Memorial Day ceremony

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz and Acting Borough President Sharon Lee together will host a virtual Memorial Day observance ceremony on Thursday, livestreamed from Borough Hall. Queens is the borough with the highest population of veterans in New York City. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this will be an online-only event, and everyone is encouraged […]

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Howard Beach man dies of alleged heroin overdose in 106th Precinct cell: NYPD

A Howard Beach man who crashed his car while allegedly under the influence of heroin died in the 106th Precinct’s cell area on Thursday, April 30. Nicholas Cammarata, 58, was driving a brown 1998 Chevrolet Blazer near Cross Bay Boulevard and Linden Boulevard in Ozone Park around 2 p.m., when he crashed, according to the […]

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Queens GOP Chairwoman Joann Ariola announces bid for borough president

Chairwoman of the Queens County Republican Party Joann Ariola has announced she is running for Queens borough president in November’s general election. The Howard Beach resident will take the mantle from retired prosecutor Jim Quinn, who ran with the GOP’s support during the non-partisan special election for Queens borough president, which was canceled when Gov. Andrew […]

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South Ozone Park Sikh community member delivers pizza pies to frontline workers

While quarantined in his South Ozone Park home, 25-year-old Japneet Singh was figuring out different ways to give back to healthcare workers and other essential personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.  “I thought maybe I could donate supplies of personal protective equipment to hospitals, but after contacting a few vendors, they were out […]

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Queens lawmaker vows to fight for food pantry funds from state budget

As New York continues to face new issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, state Senator Joseph Addabbo wants to ensure that our city’s essential services, especially food pantries, are allowed to operate normally. That is why Addabbo is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to immediately release the funding for food pantries serving the most neediest individuals, […]

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