May 17, 2006 RSS feed / Features

Residents, Lawyers Cheer Anti-ExxonMobil Stance

Attorneys representing more than 100 Greenpoint residents in a major lawsuit against ExxonMobil, its environmental engineering firm and others responsible for the massive Greenpoint oil spill, More...

Fire Damages 3rd Floor Apartment

A fire on the third floor of 33-79 43rd St. last Friday sent two New York City firefighters and one civilian to area hospitals with minor injuries, according to an EMS lieutenant on the scene. More...

Graffiti, Parking Discussed At Sunnyside Chamber Meeting

Matthew Gorton of the Mayor's Community Assistance Unit (CAU) and Roy Yearwood, deputy traffic manager of the New York City Police Department Patrol Borough Queens North Parking Enforcement, spoke at the May luncheon of the Sunnyside Chamber of Comme More...

Corona Army Sergeant Killed In Iraq

An improvised roadside bomb in Baghdad killed Army Sergeant Jose Gomez, 23, a Corona resident, on April 28. More...

Partnership For The Homeless Seeks Volunteers, Shelters

City shelters throughout the five boroughs house some 32,000 people every night, Elana Shneyer, shelter and community coordinator for the Partnership for the Homeless, told the Community Board 1 district cabinet last Thursday. More...

Albany Passes Auto, Home Fuel Tax Relief Legislation

Consumers suffering from gas pump price shock and skyrocketing home heating costs finally received some potential relief yesterday when both houses in the Albany legislature passed bipartisan tax cutting measures that could bring consumers some savin More...

Markey Helps To Distribute Yankee Tickets

Assemblymember Margaret Markey (D - Maspeth) was proud to be able to help ConEdison distribute Yankee tickets to two community youth groups. Maspeth Town Hall and the Woodside Houses were the recipients of this year's tickets. More...

Composto Comments On School Cell Phone Ban

Plans for demonstrations to protest the ban on cell phones in New York City public schools continue even though Schools Chancellor Joel Klein has said he will review the policy. "I'm sure we're going to work it out," District 30 Superintendent Dr. More...

Liu Honors Armenian Genocide Survivors

City Councilmember John Liu hosted a commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at the New York Armenian Home, 13731 45th Ave., Flushing, on May 9. More...

Guide To Landmarks And Historic Districts

The Historic Districts Council has released the third edition of More...

Board 2 Considers Photo Developer's Expansion Plans

The May meeting of Community Board 2 began with a public hearing in the matter of a Bureau of Standards and Appeals application that would permit expansion of a Woodside manufacturing site beyond the floor-area ratio (FAR) allowed by law. More...

Stench Covers Astoria

A s s e m b l y m e m b e r Michael Gianaris says the odor emanating from the Berrian Boulevard sewage treatment plant in Astoria is more potent than ever and City Councilmember Peter More...

TLC Wheelchair Regs Are Accessible Taxi Setback

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Scams Noted, Warrants Executed In 114th Precinct

Area residents are urged to be wary of tricksters playing confidence games in the 114th Police Precinct. More...

Ann Buehler Celebrates 90th Birthday

Ann Buehler, community activist and first executive director of the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, celebrated her 90th birthday last Friday. Her family held an open house in her honor at her home. More...

Council Aids Board 7 With New Mets Stadium

With new ballparks for the Mets and Yankees by 2009 a reality, it's easy to forget this all came about when just a year ago New York City was trying hard to lock up a bid for the 2012 summer Olympic Games and Mayor Michael Bloomberg was lobbying hard More...

Ground Broken For Rockrose At Queens W.

Groundbreaking took place for a Rockrose Development building on the Queens West site in Long Island City, Tuesday, May 9, in front of the Pepsi Cola sign on the East River. More...

On the brief side...

Vallone Offers Astoria Park To Philharmonic In a letter to Zarin Mehta, the Philharmonic president, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Astoria Federal Donates $ To Most Precious Blood School

(L. to r.): Al Gentile, manager of the Astoria Federal Savings Bank branch at 3716 30th Ave., Astoria, presented Most Precious Blood Catholic School Principal Barbara DeMaio, the Rev. Marcello J. More...

Thompson's Audit Finds 'Troublesome Conditions'

Auditors from city Comptroller William Thompson's office found "troublesome... More...

St. Michael's Holds 3rd Joplin Event

T he third annual celebration of the life and music of ragtime composer Scott Joplin was held Saturday, May 13 at St. Michael's Cemetery, East Elmhurst, at 1 p.m. Joplin died in 1917 More...

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