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 »

ALDI, a Popular Discount Supermarket Chain, to Open Jamaica Location

May 16, 2022 By Czarinna Andres A popular no-frills, low-price supermarket chain is opening its second Queens location in Jamaica at the end of the month. ALDI, a family-owned German based superstore, will cut the ribbon on its new 92-33 168th St location on May 26. “We’re excited to open our first ALDI store in… Read more »

Video: Man Repeatedly Bashed With Gun on Queens Village Street

May 16, 2022 By Czarinna Andres Police are looking for an armed suspect who approached a 24-year-old man from behind and repeatedly bashed him in the head with a firearm in Queens Village Friday. The victim was walking home in the vicinity of 217-17 89th Ave. at around 9:30 a.m. on May 13 when he… Read more »

Op-Ed: Let’s Get Serious About Public Safety

May 20, 2021 Op-Ed By: Jaslin Kaur It is no secret that we live in dangerous times. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t learn of another mass shooting, hate violence incident, or sexual assault. The COVID pandemic still threatens us, as does the climate crisis, as do rampant housing, job, and healthcare insecurity…. 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 »