Immigration rights activist gives keynote at LaGuardia graduation

On Tuesday, immigrant rights activist and LaGuardia Community College alum Antonio Alarcon gave the keynote address for the school’s virtual graduation for the class of 2020. Alarcon, who graduated in 2015, is a co-plaintiff in the DACA case, U.S. Department of Homeland Security v. Vidal et al. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case last November and is expected to issue its decision … Continue reading Immigration rights activist gives keynote at LaGuardia graduation

Support CCBQ’s crucial programs and services

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is asking the Long Island City community to support their programs that assist neighbors in need. Since 1899, CCBQ has helped build communities and serve neighbors in need with mercy and compassion. The organization sponsors more than 160 programs and services for children, youth, adults and seniors. Their programs have helped those who are mentally ill, isolated or have developmental … Continue reading Support CCBQ’s crucial programs and services

Borough president announces appointments to community board

Acting Borough President Sharon Lee appointed 339 people to serve in Queens’s 14 community boards on Tuesday. Of the 399 appointees, 76 are first-time members who have never served on the board, but have shown a commitment and understanding to the community’s needs. The two-year term for these appointees run from May 31, 2020 to March 31, 2022. The office received 595 applications, including 252 … Continue reading Borough president announces appointments to community board

New York Junior Tennis League shares statement on racial injustice

Tennis legend Arthur Ashe once said the following quote: “My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.” It’s with this framework in mind that the New York Junior Tennis League has responded to the protests for racial justice in New York City and across the country after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. George … Continue reading New York Junior Tennis League shares statement on racial injustice

Study possible post office for Dutch Kills: Maloney

Long Island City Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has asked the U.S. Postmaster Paul Stremel to conduct a re-evaluation on the feasibility of a full-service post office in Dutch Kills. Maloney first requested an evaluation for a USPS facility in February. The Post Service determined that the existing facilities met the neighborhood’s needs. But given the growth of the Long Island City community, particularly in areas like … Continue reading Study possible post office for Dutch Kills: Maloney

Grassland Dairy donates butter to City Harvest in LIC

Grassland Dairy donated 2,000 pounds of butter to City Harvest in Long Island City at the beginning of the month. Altogether, the company and donated more than 10,000 pounds of butter across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The impact of this public health pandemic has been swift and significant, and as we’ve seen across the country, there has been an immediate surge in the … Continue reading Grassland Dairy donates butter to City Harvest in LIC

First responder advocates deliver lunch to NYPD Transit officers

Michael Barasch, managing partner at Barasch McGarry, teamed up with the Retired Sergeants Association and the FealGood Foundation to donate lunch to first responders at the NYPD Transit Bureau K9 Unit in Long Island City last week. “These peopleĀ are our heroes,” Barasch said. “They need to be fed and they need to be taken care of, so they can take care of us.” “In this … Continue reading First responder advocates deliver lunch to NYPD Transit officers

Your LIC postpones fifth workshop

Your LIC has postponed its fifth workshop on Density and Uses due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Organizers say they hope to reschedule the workshop for April via webinar, but will closely monitor the pandemic in the coming days and weeks to determine the best time. “The health and safety of our community is our first priority,” organizers said in a message. The fourth workshop … Continue reading Your LIC postpones fifth workshop

Explore Anable Basin with Dr. Jack Eichenbaum

On Sunday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., geographer Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, the Queens borough historian, is hosting a tour of Anable Basin in Long Island City. As Eichenbaum notes, this is the area that Amazon rejected under community pressure last year. The tech giant was originally going to build its HQ2 campus for 25,000 jobs on the waterfront. Even without Amazon, the … Continue reading Explore Anable Basin with Dr. Jack Eichenbaum

LIC priest elevated to monsignor

Nine priests within the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Brooklyn and Queens, have been conferred the title of Chaplain of His Holiness, Pope Francis, which carries the title of Reverend Monsignor, according to Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn. One of the priests serve a parish in Long Island City. Reverend Monsignor John P. Harrington, pictured above, is retired in residence at St. Patrick’s … Continue reading LIC priest elevated to monsignor