April 26, 2006 RSS feed / Features

Weprin, Yassky Push Film Tax Credit Increase

City Councilmembers David Weprin (D-Hollis), chairman of the Finance Committee, and David Yassky (DBrooklyn) on Monday, April 24 announced legislation to double the amount of money available for film and television industry tax breaks in New York, fo More...

Variety Boys & Girls Club Kids Find Reading Is Sweet

Local children who are members of the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens (VBGCQ) enjoyed an afternoon of ice cream sampling and storytelling at Baskin-Robbins, 42-02 Northern Blvd., as the ice cream shop paired with VBGCQ in hosting a fundraiser f More...

On the brief side...

Vallone Applauds Arrest Of 'Graffiti Criminal' The arrest of Queens' most wanted graffiti criminal, Kevin Varela, elicited warm praise for the New York Police Department by City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., chairman of the Public Safety Committe More...

Veterans Information Day May 13

For the past 15 years Vietnam Veterans of America, Queens Chapter 32 has held a Veterans Information Day serving veterans of all eras, and their eligible dependents, from any military conflict. More...

Meng Inspects Flushing LIRR

On Thursday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m., Assemblymembers Jimmy Meng (DFlushing), and Richard Brodsky (DWestchester) also chair of the Assembly C o r p o r a t i o n s , Authorities and C o m m i s s i o n s Committee, James Dermody, president of the Long More...

Arrested For Holding Son Hostage

Emergency Service Unit cops burst into a flaming Glendale home early Monday morning, not to rescue the occupants but to arrest the owner of the house, who was holding his 17-year-old son at knifepoint. More...

Quinn Calls For $20M More For City's District Attorneys

An additional $20 million will be included in next year's city budget for crime prevention and criminal prosecution and to bring funding More...

The Fuss about Cholesterol:

Separating the Facts from Fiction

The Bad News: Heart disease is among the leading causes of death in the United States accounting for up to 30% of the total deaths annually. More...

A Tree Grows In Astoria

Free trees will be provided by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation according to New York City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

With Politicians, ICE Agents, UCCA Ponders Immigration

Near the end of the United Community Civic Association's April meeting, at which the topic was immigration, Christian Rodriguez, an agent of U.S. More...

Cartridge World Helps Protect Environment

id you know that a printer cartridge thrown into a landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose? As part of Earth Day 2006 More...

Children Among Stranded Tram Car Passengers

At 5:22 p.m. More...

Chief Administrative Judge Addresses Queens Bar Assn.

Jonathan Lippman, New York state chief administrative judge, addressed the Queens County Bar Association and members of the Queens County Judiciary on the Bar Association's annual Judiciary Night April 10. More...

4 Arrested During MARCH Operation

On Saturday April 1 at approximately 11 p.m., under the direct supervision of 114th Police Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Brian McCarthy, a "MARCH" operation was conducted. More...

TSt. Michael's Cemetery Hosts 3rd Annual Scott Joplin Fest

The third annual celebration of the life and music of ragtime composer Scott Joplin will be held Saturday, May 13 at St. Michael's Cemetery, East Elmhurst, starting at 1 p.m. More...

T H E p u l p i t

Astoria Center of Israel: +May 5, Friday. Catered Shabbat dinner, reservations, $18 per adult, reserve now. More...

Mets Expected To Get City Council OK Today

City Council sources reported yesterday that the council is expected to approve financing deals for both the proposed Yankee and Mets stadiums when it meets today. More...

Accuse 2 In School Free Lunch Case

The principal of P.S. More...

154-Year-Old Queens Cemetery Desecrated

Police are looking for a group of teenagers known for making mischief in the area who may have toppled and smashed headstones in the historic Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery over the weekend, resulting in some $500,000 in damage. More...

LIC YMCA Standings As Of April 24

Men's Weeknight Dirt Softball LIC Post Office More...

Office Building Proposed For Flushing Parking Lot

Vacant building space is probably as hard to find as a parking space in Downtown Flushing. More...

Sunnyside Streets Are 80% Clean Per Sanitation Dept.

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce April luncheon featured a brief address from a Department of Sanitation official and an announcement More...

The SUNN Comes Out At United 40s Meeting

The United Forties Civic Association (UFCA) took on the matter of graffiti once again at the April meeting at St. Teresa's Parish Center. More...

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