December 21, 2005 RSS feed / Features

Weiner Urges Bush Not To Waive Congress Ban On Aid To Saudi Arabia

Continuing his offensive against U.S. aid to Saudi Arabia, Congressmember Anthony Weiner has appealed again to President George W. Bush not to bypass congressional restrictions banning such aid. More...

Gianaris, NYPA Help Literacy Garden Grow At P.S. 84

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), a graduate of P.S. More...

On the brief side... College Aid Help Project

The New York State College Aid Awareness Network (CAAN), a program to provide detailed information on all aspects of college financial aid, was announced last week by state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D More...

Lawmaker Offers Advice On Safe Shopping

Noting that many shoppers are using gift cards and gift certificates as holiday gifts, Assemblymember Mark Weprin issued an information advisory explaining that consumers are now protected from both hidden fees sometimes charged for these items and f More...

United Spinal Marks 60 Years Aiding Paralyzed Patients

The United Spinal Association will mark its 60th year empowering, renewing, and enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injury or disease in 2006. More...

All Aboard The Seven Line

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Neighbors CAN! Funds Church Ad Campaign

Neighbors Caring About Neighbors (NeighborsCAN!), a training and capacity-building program of Citizens for NYC More...

Vallone & Vallone Holds Christmas Party At Cavo

Ci ty Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) and the law firm of Vallone and Vallone held the firm More...

Gioia Identifies 10 Most Violent Video Games

City Councilmember Eric Gioia recently joined advocates and concerned parents to urge shoppers and parents to exercise caution when buying video games this holiday season. More...

A Special Christmas Tradition

A tradition, a friend of mine used to opine, is anything done more than once. He just may have something there. I love tradition, however, many people turn their noses up at the word as though it was a bad thing. I More...

Frame To The Other End Opens At Crystal Gallery

Exciting multi-media artist Chang Lishan invites the viewer to experience a transcendence linking one world to another, via the metaphor of window frames linking life events in 2005 and morphing into the realm of the new year, 2006. More...

Liu, Flushing BID Director Join In Starbucks Celebration

City Councilmember John Liu assisted the new Starbucks at Douglaston Plaza, 242-02 61st Ave., Douglaston in celebrating its grand opening on Wednesday, December 14. With Starbucks More...

McLaughlin Leads Solidarity Rally For Electrical Workers

Assemblymember Brian McLaughlin, tending to personal as well as official obligations, had the usual busy but happy holiday season. More...

Borough Syringe Exchange Program Counts Successes

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Response To Complaints Of Cell Phone Schemes And Scams

City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate interceded with a phone card company to get rebates for some of his constituents. Councilmember John Liu also went to bat for some constituents who he charged were scammed, but as yet they More...

Survey Finds Queens, NYC Have Fewer Homeless

There are an estimated 335 homeless people living on the streets of Queens, according to a survey conducted by the city Department of Homeless Services. More...

Marshall, Weprin Hail Rosa Parks

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Mayor: Lack Of State Funds Blocks School-Building Plan

New York City will not be able to go through with plans to build 23 new schools if the state does not deliver what it owes to the city from a court-ordered award several years ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated recently. More...

College Football Player Hangs Up Helmet For Stethoscope

It is often said that nothing is given to a Marine More...

St. Jacobus Holds Christmas Services, Luncheon

St. Jacobus Lutheran Church in Woodside welcomes all persons to their Christmas worship services, to be held at 72-01 43rd Ave., just off Woodside Avenue across from P.S. 12, on December 24 and 25. More...

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St. Francis of Assisi Carolers Spread Christmas Cheer

The SFA Carolers of St. Francis of Assisi School, Astoria, spread some holiday cheer to neighboring businesses on Friday, December 16. The group, consisting of the school More...

Last Minute Shopping Means Seeking Hottest Items

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Christmas CDs On The Market

Christmas carols are a tradition during the holiday season. For generations, these songs have fostered the holiday spirit and entertained the world. With the countless classics such as More...

Mets VP Helps Bring In Wagner

New York Mets Vice President for Corporate Relations James Plummer helped motivate super star closer Billy Wagner to sign with the Mets over other baseball clubs. Plummer has been a Corona resident for many decades. More...

Community Revels As New ‘Keith’ Building Plans Are Approved

After a long period of slow decay which brought the Keith More...

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