St. John’s University

Star of Queens: Janet McCreesh, president, Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association
Star of Queens: Janet McCreesh, president, Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association
News Queens Courier Staff 8/26/2013 at 9:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janet McCreesh serves as the president of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association, which serves to unite and encourage all homeowners and residents to improve and maintain the community. In addition to her duties as president, McCreesh is also an executive assistant for a construction company in New York City. McCreesh is the mother of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 7/30/2013 at 7:48AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Clear. High of 84. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night: Clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 68. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight. EVENT OF THE DAY: Queens Symphony Orchestra: Viva Verdi & Friends The Queens Symphony Orchestra will [...]

St. John’s University names interim president
St. John’s University names interim president
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 7/10/2013 at 4:35PM

St. John’s University’s board of trustees has announced that Reverend Joseph Levesque will replace Father Donald Harrington as the school’s interim president, closing the chapter on the corruption that shook the institution. Levesque will become the head of the university effective August 1 and guide the school before the upcoming school year as the board [...]

Baseball all-stars battle it out at St. John’s University
Baseball all-stars battle it out at St. John’s University
News Liam La Guerre 7/03/2013 at 5:23PM

Competitive sports are often described as war. The Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) All-Stars played the USA Military All-Stars in a fun, meaningful game at Jack Kaiser Stadium at St. John’s University on June 29. It was a tense match-up between teams with solid offensive firepower that culminated in a narrow 5-4 victory by the [...]

St. John’s University alumna Dagmara Wozniak wins fencing gold and bronze
St. John’s University alumna Dagmara Wozniak wins fencing gold and bronze
News Queens Courier Staff 7/02/2013 at 7:15PM

BENJAMIN FANG Dagmara Wozniak, a St. John’s University fencing alumna, won bronze in the women’s individual saber and helped Team USA win gold in the team saber event at the Pan American Games. The victories marked her third individual medal and seventh consecutive gold for the U.S. women’s saber team at the Pan American Games. [...]

Redesigned Big East Conference officially goes live
Redesigned Big East Conference officially goes live
News Liam La Guerre 7/01/2013 at 4:11PM

The revamped Big East Conference officially went live today, July 1, months after nearly breaking down, because of the lure of big-money college football. “While we have much to do in the months ahead to bring the conference office to full operating capacity, I’m confident that we will create a first-class organization we can all [...]

St. John’s former athletic director’s career spans seven decades
St. John’s former athletic director’s career spans seven decades
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/01/2013 at 10:42AM

For the past seven decades, John “Jack” Kaiser has been the backbone of St. John’s University’s athletic department. But his relationship to the school extends much further. Kaiser, 86, started out as a student athlete in the 1940s on the baseball team. A former athletic director, he now serves as the athletic director emeritus. “I’m [...]

Bayside man recalls pioneering surgery that saved his life
Bayside man recalls pioneering surgery that saved his life
Health Queens Courier Staff 6/09/2013 at 11:19AM

Life was not easy for Phil Konigsberg when he was growing up. As a child and teenager, he faced more challenges than most. When he was only two years old, he was stricken with polio, and his loving family and doctors did everything they could to help him. He told his story at the Hospital [...]