September 28, 2005 RSS feed / Features

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Maloney Bill On 1st Responder Health Screenings

Citing the fact that more than four years after 9/11 there are literally thousands of individuals still sick as a direct result of their work at Ground Zero after the WTC attacks, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney has introduced a bill to establish stan More...

Padavan Asks Council to End Heating Fuel Tax

Alarmed by forecasts that predict home heating fuel costs this winter will increase anywhere from 30 to 50 percent and send consumer costs soaring, state Senator Frank Padavan wants to pass legislation eliminating the city sales tax on residential h More...

Msgr. Thomas Campbell Dies

Reverend Monsignor Thomas P. Campbell, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Astoria, died Saturday, September 24. More...

41 Days To Elections, City Council, Borough President, Judges On Ballot In Local Contests

Half the Queens City Council delegation will face opposition in the November 8 general elections, while the other half has drawn no opponents and are assured of winning a second term. More...

Brazil Foundation Honors IBM Exec, Educator

Leona Forman, president and chief executive officer of the BrazilFoundation, and Fernando Henrigue Cardoso, former president of Brazil, at the Brazil Foundation third annual gala benefit honoring social investors in Brazil, held at Cipriani 42nd Stre More...

APAC Loses Lease, Gets New Executive Director

In spite of the fact that the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has lost its lease at the Astoria Presbyterian Church, the four-year-old theater group is looking forward to a new season of big doings with the guidance of a new executive director. More...

LICBDC Told Job Growth To Continue, Gas Prices Rise

On the first day of the fall season, the Long Island City Business Development Corporation opened its fall schedule with breakfast at the Tennisport Restaurant, near the East River. Speaking on the occasion was Joel L. More...

Expect City Council To Approve Major College Pt. Rezoning

A major 1,600-block rezoning plan covering a large section of College Point is expected to be approved today by the City Council, clearing the way for 8,000 homes to be rezoned to protect the low-density character of residential areas. More...

Fire Safety Education ‘Moving Billboard’ Presented To FDNY

Celebrating 100 years of service to Queens and the advent of Fire Prevention Month in October, Borough President Helen Marshall handed New York City Fire Department Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta the keys to a shiny new, fire-engine-red van to add t More...

Shulman To Receive Award From NYHQ

Former Borough President Claire Shulman, who has twice defeated breast cancer, will be presented the first Moving Forward Award by New York Hospital of Queens tomorrow at an event launching a series of breast cancer awareness activities by the Flushi More...

Hookah Tradition Clashes With City No-Smoking Law

Most of the hookah bars in New York City can be found along Steinway Street. In these cafes that make up Astoria More...

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FIAO Holds Summer Soccer Camp

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc. hosted its annual Summer Soccer Camp on the FIAO Soccer Field. Seventy children age 5 to 14 participated in this week-long program. More...

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