The Bluefield Bicentennial Time Capsule's Penteli marble monument. Photo by Virginia Chryssikos

Future of Time Capsule and Penteli Marble Monument Remains Uncertain

BLUEFIELD, WV- In 1976, patriotic Americans celebrating the bicentennial in Bluefield, WV buried a time capsule to be opened in one hundred years for the tri-centennial of the United States. The effort to secure...
Francesco Portelos and attorney Brian Glass at the Brooklyn Federal Court. Photo: Courtesy of Francesco Portelos

Portelos Plans to Appeal

On August 23, jurors in Brooklyn Federal Court ruled against Greek-American teacher Francesco Portelos from Staten Island in his lawsuit for violation of labor and human rights, and workplace bullying. Portelos, former tech teacher at...
NYS Assemblymember Aravella Simotas denounces rent increase for Astoria homeowners. Photo by Costas Bej

Astoria Officials, Residents Denounce Big Amtrak Rent Hike

Politicians were joined by local residents to denounce Amtrak’s exorbitant rent increase for homeowners who in an Astoria neighborhood.
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Gabrielle Carteris, President of Screen Actors Guild

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Gabrielle Carteris, a Greek-American who in April became the first woman to be elected president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) since its merge with the American Federation of Television and...
IOCC with its Syria partner, DERD, the humanitarian arm of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, is addressing the ongoing water crisis in war-torn Aleppo by delivering heavy duty water storage tanks to the homes of hundreds of displaced and affected families.  Photo: DERD/IOCC

IOCC Helping with Water Access for Syrian Families in Aleppo

The IOCC, the humanitarian arm of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, is working to help provide water for war-struck Syrian cities.
Andrea Tantaros said she was hit on all the time at Fox

Andrea Tantaros Sues Fox News for Harassment

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros filed a harassment lawsuit against the network in New York State Supreme Court on August 22.
Flora Kortsolakis, 87, poses next to her late husband's work of art, a model of the Island of Crete. Photo: TNH Costas Bej

A Cretan Shrine Grows in Brooklyn to Remember George Kortsolakis

Ten years ago, George Kortsolakis decided to create a shrine in his backyard in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn dedicated to his native Crete.
The Bluefield, WV Bicentennial time capsule and monument as it once appeared.

Time Capsule for US Tricentennial Has Parthenon-like Marble

BLUEFIELD, WV – In 1976, as America celebrated its bicentennial year, a group of civic-minded Americans, members of the Bluefield (WV) Civitan Club, decided to create a time capsule to be buried and opened...
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Tarpon’s Night in the Islands – Third Time is the Charm

TARPON SPRINGS, FL – The third time was the charm for August’s Night in the Islands, the outdoor event along Dodecanese Boulevard in Tarpon Springs’ historic Sponge Docks that takes place on the first...
L-r: Iggy Terranova- DSNY, Marie Torniali- Executive Director of CALDC, Council Member Costa Constantinides, and James Martin- Executive Director of ACE with ACE workers in red shirts. Photo by Eleni Sakellis

Council Member Constantinides Allocates over $200,000 to Cleaning up Astoria

ASTORIA – One day after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced funding for five New York City parks, including $30 million to Astoria Park, City Council Member Costa Constantinides, in a press conference on August...