Category Archives: Local News

Pearl Jam fans to hold fundraiser at Kew Gardens bar in ongoing efforts to bring band to Queens

Pearl Jam fans are holding a fundraiser at Austin's Ale House in January , as part of a push to raise money for a crowdfunded attempt to get the 90s band to play at Forest Hills Stadium.

Pregnant woman fatally shot, baby dies later

A pregnant woman was gunned down outside of her Corona apartment Wednesday morning, and died at the hospital along with her baby who initially survived, police said.

Great Neck Plaza to be turned into $2,500 scavenger hunt for Small Business Saturday

On Nov. 29, the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) will be holding a scavenger hunt in the shopping district to boost the local economy and celebrate Small Business Saturday, an initiative by American Express to encourage shoppers to go local and buy holiday gifts in smaller stores.

Astoria 8-year-old wins young inventor award for monster toy line

Lyla Black is the founder of Lyla Tov Monsters – plushy, handmade toys that are the “guardians of a good night’s sleep” – and on Nov. 21 she was awarded the Young Inventor of the Year at the 7th Annual Toy & Game Inventor Awards in Chicago, Illinois.

Police prepare for Black Friday shopping rush in Flushing and College Point

Police are preparing for Black Friday in Flushing and College Point by beefing up police presence and posting traffic officers on busy roads, according to authorities.