Author: Czarinna

Long Island City Partnership unveils public artwork on Vernon Boulevard

July 2, 2024, By Shane O’Brien The Long Island City Partnership (LICP) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to launch its “Lumina Arcana” public art project on Vernon Boulevard. The artwork, designed by Long Island City-based artist Kenny Greenberg of Krypton Neon, features two large neon-light-clad pergolas situated on either side of Vernon Boulevard’s commercial… Read more »

Hundreds attend Queens Irish Heritage Festival on LIC waterfront

July 1, 2024 By Shane O’Brien Hundreds of people flocked to the Long Island City waterfront on Saturday, June 29, for the third-annual Queens Irish Heritage Festival, hosted by the New York Irish Center. The event, which was initially scheduled to take place last September, but was postponed due to inclement weather, featured three hours… Read more »

Disgraced former Woodside deacon sentenced to 16 years in prison for having sex with three teenage boys: Feds

March 15, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A disgraced former Catholic deacon from Maspeth has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for having sex with three teenage boys, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Rogelio Vega, 52, — who previously served as a deacon at Saint Sebastian Church in Woodside — was sentenced in Brooklyn Federal court… Read more »

Four CUNY colleges receive $5.5 million in funding from Queens borough president’s office

March 14, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The leaders of four City University of New York (CUNY) colleges in Queens were presented with a $5.5 million check for funding on Tuesday, March 14. The presentation was made by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, whose office allocated the funds to LaGuardia Community College, Queens College, Queensborough Community… Read more »