July 20, 2005 RSS feed / Features

2005 City Budget Funds Accessible Taxi Program

The recently adopted 2005 budget agreement between the mayor and the City Council contains an allocation from the council of $1.3 million in funding to subsidize a Disabled Accessible Taxi Program. The budget document states that the fund More...

2nd ‘Discover Restaurant Week’ Comes To Queens

The Olympics may have passed on New York City in 2012 but gold medal dining comes to Queens this fall with More...

Phase 2 Of BQE Repair Project Begins

Phase 2 of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway repair project, entailing repairs on the roadway from 61st Street to Broadway, has begun and is expected to last until December 2008. More...

MetroCard Bus And Van Coming To Queens

MetroCard buses and vans will make scheduled stops in Queens during the month of July. More...

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens Presents ITALIAN NIGHTS 2005

July 20 Salvatore Marchese: Sicily in Poetry and Music; Jannah; Gaetano Fava Performs All The Best of Italian Pop More...

Cross Island YMCA Honors 4 Neighborhood Heroes

The Cross Island YMCA celebrated its fifth annual Be A Neighborhood Hero dinner More...

Vallone, Other Officials Sound Off On Lack Of Subway Security

Criticism of the MTA More...

CALDC Children’s Series In Full Swing

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Mets Players Visit Corona Library

Mets infielder Chris Woodward and relief pitcher Royce Ring recently read to neighborhood children at the Corona branch of the Queens Borough Public Library to help kick off the library More...

Officials Applaud Opening Of Renovated Bus Terminal

After a decade of planning, getting funding, purchase and demolition, and a huge amount of infrastructure preparation, last Wednesday morning City Councilmember Helen Sears (D-Jackson Heights), Borough President Helen Marshall, Assemblymembers Ivan L More...

Greek Night Attracts Record Crowds

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Free Soft Rock Concert In Astoria Park

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (LDC) Waterfront Concert Series is in full swing and everyone is invited to come to Astoria Park to enjoy some great music free of charge. More...

Maloney’s Constituents Face ‘Disastrous’ Benefit Cuts Under Bush S.S. Plan, New Report Says

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney says that according to a new report on President George W. Bush More...

MTA’s 5-Year Capital Spending Plan OK, But Transportation Bond Act Needs Voters’ Approval In Nov.

Although the state legislature approved the Metropolitan Transportation Authority five-year capital construction and maintenance plan last week, in November voters will still have to approve spending about $3 billion more to give the go-ahead to futu More...

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens Presents ITALIAN NIGHTS 2005

July 20 Salvatore Marchese: Sicily in Poetry and Music; Jannah; Gaetano Fava Performs All The Best of Italian Pop More...

MetroCard Bus And Van Coming To Queens

MetroCard buses and vans will make scheduled stops in Queens during the month of July. More...

Holy Cross Students Cook Up Smiles At St. Mary’s

On June 25, Student Council members from Holy Cross, St. Agnes, The Mary Louis Academy and St. Francis Prep high schools pooled their talent and resources to host a barbecue for children at St. Mary More...

Flushing Financial Head Michael Hegarty Retires

Flushing Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: FFIC), the parent holding company for Flushing Savings Bank, FSB, on June 30 announced that Michael J. Hegarty retired as president and chief executive officer. More...

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Maloney Addresses North Cyprus Travel, Macedonia Issues

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D More...

Astoria Resident Says: Who Wants To Produce A Play With Winnings From A TV Show

Kathleen Warnock, an Astoria resident, appeared on More...

The East River Flows From Prehistoric Times To Today

The East River , by The Greater Astoria Historical Society, with Erik Baard, Thomas Jackson and Richard Melnick, Images of America series, Arcadia Publishing, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, $19.99, 128 pp., softcover. More...

A Heat Wave And Aviation Mark July 1911

Ge t into a conversation with a longtime Queens resident and you More...

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