Author: michaeldorgan

Queens Pride ‘Virtual Parade’ To Take Place Sunday

June 6, 2020 By Michael Dorgan  The Queens Pride virtual parade will take place online this Sunday, June 7. The physical parade, which was expected to go ahead in Jackson Heights tomorrow, is being replaced by a live-streamed event starting at noon to celebrate Pride Month and the LGBTQ community. The online event will feature… Read more »

Holden Wants City Parks, Beaches and Golf Courses to Reopen Under Phase One

June 6, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Council Member Robert Holden has called on the city to reopen parks and other public spaces as part of Phase 1. The lawmaker wrote to Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver Thursday demanding that public parks, beaches, tennis courts and golf courses be made available to the public from June 8…. Read more »

Man Who Attacked Protesters in Whitestone Arrested: NYPD

June 4, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A knife-wielding man who tried to attack a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Whitestone on Wednesday has been arrested. Frank Cavalluzzi, 54, faces a number of charges – including criminal possession of a weapon – following his attempt to attack protesters on Clintonville Street, according to police. About 10… Read more »

Commonpoint Queens Receives $30,000 Donation For Summer Internship Program

June 2, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A local community-based non-profit has received a substantial donation to fund its summer youth internship program. Commonpoint Queens, which has offices in Forest Hills and Little Neck, received $30,000 from real estate firm Cord Meyer Development, the non-profit announced Monday. The money will help fund 12 summer student internships with… Read more »

Queens Opioid Crisis Surges During COVID-19: DA Katz

June 1, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Queens is in the grips of an opioid overdose epidemic. The number of people who have died from an opioid overdose has shot up in 2020, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said Monday. In the first five months this year, Queens County recorded 86 suspected opioid overdoses – a… Read more »

Hundreds of Jobs up for Grabs at Queens Online Recruitment Fair

June 1, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Hundreds of jobs are up for grabs Wednesday as part of an online recruitment fair. The virtual fair, which is being spearheaded by Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, will take place via the video-conferencing application Zoom on June 3 between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The event seeks… Read more »

Police Rule Death of Homeless Man Found in North Corona a Homicide

May 28, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A homeless man was found dead in the rear yard of a North Corona home Sunday and police have ruled it a homicide. Terrazas Galinda, 25, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in the backyard at 37-82 101 St. just before noon on May 24, according to police. EMS pronounced Galinda… Read more »

Drive-In Movies Coming to Northeast Queens This Summer

May 28, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Queens business leaders and an elected official will not let shuttered theaters stop residents from enjoying a night at the movies this summer. Council Member Paul Vallone has teamed up with real estate firm Cord Meyer Development and the Queens Chamber of Commerce to host a series of socially… Read more »

De Blasio Signs Relief Bills Into Law, Aims to Help Small Businesses

May 27, 2020 By Michael Dorgan The mayor has signed several new bills into law to support small businesses during the COVID-19 shutdown. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Tuesday after the City Council passed the relief measures earlier this month. The legislation slaps price caps on third-party food delivery services and extends the suspension of… Read more »