Queens College announces 2017 commencement speaker

Congresswoman Grace Meng.

Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng will be the main speaker at Queens College’s 93rd commencement ceremony, the school announced earlier today.

The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at a.m. on the college’s quad. During the ceremony, Queens College President Felix Matos Rodríguez will award Meng, the Queens College President’s Medal in recognition of her service to the borough.

“It is my great pleasure to announce Grace Meng as this year’s commencement speaker. She is a Queens native who embodies so many of the aspirational qualities that Queens College hopes to inspire in our students,” said Matos Rodríguez. “We first came to know Congresswoman Meng when she represented the 22nd Assembly District—which encompasses Queens College—for two terms in the New York State Assembly. She was a consistent and powerful advocate for the college.”


Stop and Shop opens new Flushing location

Stop and Shop opened its new location at 31-06 Farrington Street this week. The site was formerly a Pathmark but transformed into a Stop and Shop after Pathmark filed for bankruptcy.

An an introduction to the neighborhood, the company donated $2,000 to the local Flushing YMCA.

Store Manager, Carmine Verdino( right) and Jay Cohen, Marketing Manager/Stop & Shop (left) present a check to Jen Silvers the Executive Director of the Flushing YMCA