June 28, 2006 RSS feed / Features

Studios Plan To Build Apartments

A property on the west side of 35th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues is slated for development into a seven-story residential building, although the site is now zoned for manufacturing use. More...

City Caddy Opens Hummer Showroom, Saab Sales Unit

Northern Boulevard was transformed into a Hawaiian beach last Wednesday when City Cadillac Hummer Saab held a luau with great food and live music to celebrate the grand opening of its Saab business and Hummer showroom, the latest additions to the dea More...

New LIRR Station At Shea?

In what could turn out to be a tit-for-tat deal, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is exploring the feasibility of building a new Long Island Rail Road station near the new Shea Stadium in Flushing. More...

Scoutmaster's Sexual Abuse Earns Him 20-Year Term

A Bayside resident who served as the scoutmaster of a Great Neck Boy Scout troop has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing and taking sexually explicit photographs of two 13year-old members of his troop on numerous occasions over More...

Astorian Receives National Honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) selected Valerie A. Pallos, from Astoria, for membership.The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the Nobel Prize family. More...

Board 7 Notes Korean War Monument Groundbreaking

At approximately 4 a.m. on June 25, 1950, artillery of the North Korean Army opened fire on More...

SCS Welcomes New Board of Directors

Sunnyside Community Service (SCS) welcomed new members to its board of directors recently. They are: Luis Barragan, president and CEO of 1800-Mattress; Sanket J. More...

Flushing Savings Parent, Atlantic Liberty To Merge

Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC) ("Flushing Financial"), the parent holding company for Flushing Savings Bank, FSB, and Atlantic Liberty Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ALFC) ("Atlantic Liberty"), the parent holding company for Atlantic Lib More...

On the brief side...

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Fleet Grows A recent auction of 54 medallions will place that many wheelchair accessible yellow taxicabs into service throughout New York City and add almost $26 million to the city treasury. More...

Class Of 2006

Hearty congratulations to undergraduate Peter Duncan Bantz who More...

Long Awaited Playground Opens At P.S. 24

Councilmember John Liu (c.) was joined by the principal, assistant principal, More...

TMLA Junior Wins ACS High School Chemistry Award

Alexandra Ossa, The Mary Louis Academy Class of 2007, received the American More...

Community Service Awards Conferred

The Bay Terrace Community Alliance has announced the winners of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance Fourth Annual P.S. 169 School Community Service Award. Lauren Block and Alexander Karras were both awarded a certificate and a U.S. More...

APAC Plays Added To Library Collection

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has announced that the Astoria Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library will be accepting into its permanent collection the complete series of plays written by middle-school students in the APAC Playmaking More...

Nolan Honors Women Iraqi Vets

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan (c.) welcomed four soldiers, including three More...

It's Official:

The Laws For Celebrating Independence Day

The United States observes no national holidays, that is, holidays mandated across all 50 states by the Federal government. More...

USTA Tryouts June 29

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is holding ballperson tryouts for the 2006 US Open at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, Thursday, June 29 at 4 p.m. Registration begins at 3 p.m. More...

Ready, Set, Grill

(NAPSA)-Today's backyard chefs are exploring all that backyard cooking and patio cuisine have to offer, grilling breakfast, lunch and dinner outdoors. More...

North Fork Bank Helps Supply Independence Day Fun

(L. to r.): Former J e w i s h Wa r Veterans County More...

Formaldehyde Hazards Earn $112.5 K Fines

A Flushing hospital's alleged failure to protect workers from exposure to formaldehyde has resulted in $112,500 in fines from the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). More...

Pools, Street Furniture Are Boro Board Concerns

With temperatures rising and school about to let out, Queens pools will officially open for summer this week on June 29. More...

Flushing Swimmers, Crash Victims, Remembered

April Lau and Kevin Kwan, members of the Flushing Y swimming More...

Mayor Stands Firm For 'Threat And Risk' Terror Funding Formula

Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented a strong case to the House Committee On Homeland Security, for allocating anti-terror grants to the nation's cities solely on the basis of threat and risk, but the Department of Homeland Security turned this standard More...

Maloney Seeks Data Theft Protection, Family Leave Extension

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, fearful that pending bills could threaten consumers' identity theft protection, plans to file legislation to uphold current regulations. More...

114th Precinct Cops Get Warrants, Close 2 Locations

On Wednesday, June 21 at approximately 7:30 p.m., under the supervision of 114th Police Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Brian McCarthy, the 114th Precinct and the Legal Bureau closed two quality of life locations, at 3420 30th Ave. More...

THE SAVVY SENIOR

Computer Gadgets And Resources

Dear Savvy Senior, In your columns you list a lot of Web site resources that are very helpful, but for seniors that don't have a home computer, what are they to do? More...

Crystal Windows Founder Is Listed In New Directory

Adding to his extensive list of awards and honors, Thomas Chen, president and founder of Crystal Window & Door Systems, was recently recognized by a leading industry trade resource. Chen was selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of More...

T H E p u l p i t

Abiding Word Ministries: + Fridays, 8 p.m., prayer and worship service; Sundays, 11 a.m., miracle and healing service; summer day camp, computer training, music lessons, counseling, 116-67 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica; 7 1 8 3 2 3 2 9 2 1 8 , www.abidingw More...

Onorato Announces Correction Officer Exam

State Senator George Onorato (D-Long Island City) announced on June 19 that a civil service examination for those interested in becoming New York State correction officers will be held on September 9, 2006, with an exam filing deadline of August 7. More...

Funding's For The Birds

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall joins youngsters and their parents following ribboncutting More...

Commerce Bank Offers Local Kids Reading With Rewards

Commerce Bank kicked off its Summer Reading Program to encourage children to continue reading throughout the summer with Executive Reading Week. More...

Queens Students Dominate Safran Awards

The Association of Assistant Principals (AAP) of New York City, the professional association that represents the city's 3,000 school administrators, has announced the winners of this year's Martin Safran Community and School Service Awards. More...

Assemblymember Promotes Summer Reading

Assemblymember Jimmy Meng was joined by Principal Anastasia Schneider and Carolyn DeSimone, from P.S. 499; and Lois Lee, director of the Chinese Planning Council Inc. Queens School Age Day Care Center for the Assembly's Summer Reading Challenge. More...

Padavan, Officials Celebrate Korean Vets Memorial

On Sunday, June 25, Senator Frank Padavan (R-C, Bellerose) joined members More...

Gianaris, NYPA Fund Literacy Garden In Astoria

The school year at P.S. 84 in Astoria took on an outdoor touch, thanks to a $2,000 contribution from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) that Assemblymember Michael Gianaris requested for creation of a "literacy garden" at the school. More...

History Of July 4:

Significant July 4 Dates In American History

The Declaration of Independence, unanimously declared by the thirteen United States of America, was adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The task of getting the document signed began on August 2, 1776. More...

Greek Children's Fund Hosts Greek Night At Shea Stadium

ore than 46,000 fans cheered as Hellenic dance groups from various schools and organizations from More...

QMA Honors Mets, BP

Former Mets Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver (l.) and outfielder Rusty Staub (c.) More...

Make Sure Your Ice Is Safe And Clean

(NAPSA)-You may think that all ice is the same, but if you have contaminated ice, you and your family could be risking your health. More...

Celebrate American Freedom Won 225 Years Ago

(NAPSA)-With the decisive Battle of Yorktown in Virginia in 1781, America freed itself from the shackles of tyranny. More...

Senator Maltese Honors Forest Hills Woman

State Senator Serphin R. More...

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