December 14, 2005 RSS feed / Features

Press Need For Affordable Housing In Queens West

Elected officials in Queens and housing advocates from around the city, citing the need for affordable housing in this borough, called for a major construction initiative on the Queens West development site in Long Island City. More...

Dems Block Stringent Gun Laws; Move Closer To GOP On Pervert Confinement

Governor George Pataki berated the Democrat-controlled Assembly last week for refusing to join in his crackdown on gun traffickers, but on the same day the lower house of the legislature signaled agreement on his call for civil confinement of sex off More...

BP In Hospitals Fight

In late-developing political news, Congressmember Joseph Crowley appears to have the inside track for taking over the Number 2 spot in the Democratic congressional caucus and Borough President Helen Marshall is girding for a fight to prevent two Quee More...

Weiner Fights To Retain Israel’s Right To Call Jerusalem Its Capital

Congressmember Anthony Weiner, backed by eight bi-partisan members of Congress, has called on the European Commission to reject a report issued by its representatives in Ramallah which challenges Israel More...

Turkey Distribution Makes Thanksgiving Happy

St. Andrew Avellino Church and School, Flushing, held their annual distribution of turkeys and hundreds of pounds of dry and canned goods to needy families November 22. Some 70 turkey-and-trimmings packages were distributed. More...

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Council Funds Health Care Center Renovations

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Lo Bianco Is Auctioneer For Astoria/LIC Kiwanis

On December 5, the Astoria/Long Island City Kiwanis held their annual Christmas Auction at Riccardo%27s by the Bridge. Chairpersons for the event were Linda Perno, Paul A. More...

Commerce Bank Celebrates Queens Openings

Commerce Bank will celebrate the opening of two branches of America More...

‘Candle of Remembrance’ Service Comforts Bereaved

Gus Antonopoulos, funeral director and owner of Joseph Farenga & Sons Funeral Home, is offering a Candlelight Service of Remembrance to be held on Sunday, December 18, at 2 p.m. in the All Souls Chapel at St. Michael More...

All Aboard The 7 Line By Gloria Sanders

T he first stop on our journey More...

TMLA Holds Coat Drive

This past Thanksgiving season, the Pax Christi Club at The Mary Louis Academy ran a winter clothing drive. Every morning for a week prior to the holiday break, students collected men More...

Libraries Join To Create Homework Help Web Site

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The Calm Of The Storm: A Brooklynite Shows Queens He’s Got Game

Throughout the years the borough of Brooklyn has been a breeding ground for basketball prot More...

St. John’s Prep – 2005 CHSAA B City Champions

On Saturday, November 12, the scene at Belson Stadium at St. John More...

Douglaston Starbucks Holds Grand Opening

Th e new Starbucks at Douglaston Plaza celebrates its grand opening with a special evening of fun for all, on Wednesday, December 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Bring A Can Of Food, See A Christmas Pageant Free Dec. 16

On December 16 the Roberta Wells Conservatory, a non-profit youth organization, will perform dance, drama, cheerleading and acrobatic numbers in a Christmas Recital and Holiday Showcase called, What Child is This? at I.S. More...

Bill Brings Sunday Metered Parking To Some Commercial Zones

Sparked by complaints from Jackson Heights merchants that the ban on Sunday metered parking is hurting business, City Councilmember Helen Sears has filed a bill to lift the ban in some commercially zoned areas and Business Improvement Districts (BIDS More...

GOP Leaders Ask Pirro To Quit; Crowley Eyes Number 2 Spot

Weld Advances

Republican state committee leaders on Monday disinvited Jeanine Pirro to be their candidate against United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton next year, but voted a lukewarm recommendation to William Weld to be the party More...

Gianaris Ends Quest For Attorney General’s Seat, Will Seek Re-election

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris has abandoned his race for state attorney general in next year More...

D’Amico Honored By Columbian Lawyers Assn.

Queens County Clerk Gloria D More...

Dutch Kills Civic Airs Views On New Zoning Proposal

Dutch Kills is described in a recent piece of Department of City Planning literature as More...

Weiner To eBay: ‘Stop Selling Fake Cop Badges’

Congressmember Anthony Weiner has demanded that eBay, one of the biggest retailers on the Internet, stop selling fake police badges, citing reports that alleged sexual abuser Peter Braunstein had purchased badges from eBay and was using them to avoid More...

Transit Strike Set For Friday At 12:01 A.M.; Negotiations Continue

Facing a possible transit strike Friday morning, the MTA yesterday put a new offer on the table, offering the transit union raises totalling 6 percent over a period of 27 months, a change from their previous offer of a two-year contract. More...

New York Hospital Queens Goes To The Dogs

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Gianaris: Ground Broken For Lillo Park In Astoria Heights

Construction began last week on Carlos Lillo Park in Astoria Heights. It will replace a neighborhood eyesore that was used as a construction storage area and was defaced with graffiti and filled with assorted rubble. More...

Solomon Schechter School Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Some 200 parents, children, alumni and friends crowded the gymnasium at the Solomon Schechter School of Queens November 13 for a sock hop that marked the kickoff event for the school More...

Dec. 18 Dance Benefits Katrina Victims

Astoria Dance Centre students will present A Holiday Spectacular on Sunday, December 18, at 3 and 6 p.m. to benefit the dancers, teachers and studio owners affected by recent hurricanes. More...

New Hyde Park Man Arrested In Raid On Fencing Operation

At approximately 2:55 p.m. More...

Bipartisans Urge Retirement Benefits For 9/11 Nat’l Guard Responders

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and a bipartisan group of her New York state colleagues have banded together in an effort to have retirement credit extended to National Guard soldiers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More...

Santa Visits Broadway For Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sa nta came to Broadway last Wednesday, December 7, at 4 p.m to preside at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church parking lot at the intersection of Broadway and 36th Street. More...

Teen Fitness Concerns For The New Year

With the New Year approaching, the topic I would like to draw attention to is one that I have seen first hand in my role as a high school football coach. More...

A Little Bit Of Polka Right Here In Queens

Queens can be pleased once again with its vast variety of talent and success. More...

Spa May Be Built In College Pt.

An application to allow a physical culture establishment that would include a hotel got a much kinder reception at Land Use hearings in Borough Hall last week than at the November meeting of Community Board 7, when the proposed spa and hotel was de More...

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