October 11, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Boo! Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, Halloween Harvest Festival, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC; 718.956.1819. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Lite Bites On Steinway Offers Much More Than Snacks

31-91 Steinway Street, Astoria (Corner of Broadway) 718.728.1133

s teinway Days is a great time to boast about a gem of an eatery called Lite Bites. Though the name suggests snacks and light fare, Lite Bites offers complete meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This neat and tidy restaurant, More...

Health Care

New York's Ailing Health Care System Faces Challenges

It was not meant to be draconian. But there was no doubt the message was serious and at times even grave. More...

Maloney Finally Gets Medical Monitoring For Ground Zero Vols

Early in the session of the 1 0 9 t h C o n g r e s s , Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, pursuing a goal which she formulated shortly after the 9/11 attacks to expedite medical monitoring of Ground Zero cleanup workers, introduced a bill for that purp More...

HANAC Holds Healthy Homes, Healthy Family Expo

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. invites community members to attend the 2006 Healthy Homes, Healthy Families Expo on October 18, a free event that will allow the public to learn the critical relationship between indoor environment and health. More...

Features

Gang Incidents Rise As Overall Crime Falls, Vallone Panel Told

The City Council Public Safety Committee, headed by Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., heard testimony last week from police officials that although gang activities throughout New York City are under sharp scrutiny and police disrupt gang activities, g More...

bcpbank Celebrates Change To Millennium bcpbank

As of September 28, bcpbank is officially known as Millennium bcpbank. The bank enters a new stage of its existence with "Life Inspires Us" as the motto for its activity. The lifestyles of customers are its source of information and knowledge. More...

Election Countdown 2006

Maltese Faces Ozone Park Attorney On November 7

A 46-year-old attorney from Ozone Park, Albert Baldeo, is running against state Senator Serphin Maltese in the November 7 elections on a platform with improvements to education using funds that are owed to the city from the Campaign for Fiscal Equity More...

Political Page

Only Vallone Has Comments On Pirro

There can't be any disputing that City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Seniors

Gioia Rips State DOH For No 'Net Drug Price List

City Councilmember Eric Gioia blasted the state Department of Health last week for not listing prescription drug prices on the Internet so that consumers could learn where to purchase their medications at the cheapest price. More...

Flu Shots: Do You Really Need One?

Dear Savvy Senior, Does a flu shot really help that much? I More...

Book Review

Children's Book Hails Taxis

My Little Yellow Taxi, Stephen T. Johnson, 0-15-216465-0 978-0-15- 216465-2, Ages 3 to 7, 14 pages, $19.95 hardcover, with movable parts, Red Wagon Books/Harcourt.

With more than 12,000 taxis cruising New York City's streets, and millions of tiny More...

Editorials

Local Hospitals Deserve Support

Queens hospitals are acknowledged to be among the finest healthcare facilities in New York City and throughout the state. More...

Rapid Flag Replacement To The Editor: I would like to thank Brenda [Andrle] who works in Councilman [Peter] Vallone Jr.'s office. More...

Op-ed

Why We Honor Columbus

Perhaps Samuel Eliot Morison, in his book Admiral of the Ocean Sea More...

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