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Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Pay Tribute To All Veterans On Their Day Nov. 11 Community Meetings More...

Restaurant of the Week

EL OLIVO

21-15 31st Street, Astoria 718.932.4040

Take the chill out of fall with the warmth of Spanish cuisine at El Olivo on 31st Street in Astoria. On a recent chilly evening, El Olivo was filled with patrons delighted More...

Book Review

Greatest Days In NY Sports Has Answers For All

The 100 Greatest Days In New York Sports by Stuart Miller, Houghton Mifflin 464 pages ISBN: 0-618-57480-8, $35.

Did you know... 1. Who was pitching for Chicago when Babe Ruth "called" his home run in the 1932 World Series? More...

Editorials

Editorial

Observe History's Lessons On Veterans' Day

This Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, is the 88th anniversary of the day when at 11 a.m. one of the first and bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century officially ended. That war, "The War to End All Wars", was by no means the end of anything. More...

Op-ed

One Guy's View Of The Trans Fat Controversy

I was having a cold beer at the Shillelagh Tavern here in Queens when my good friend, Vernon Jackson, entered and sat on the stool beside me. He looked haggard after a hard day's work, so I bought him a beer. "Thanks," he said. More...

sword with the blade pointed down, [a] symbol of the end of the conflict. Across her bosom she is holding an olive wreath, [the] symbol of peace. Below her, at the base, is the mournful epitaph: " More...

Star Journal

Truman Sweeps Dewey In November 1948

Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the More...

Political Page

Did Pataki, GOP Miss Chance To Get Hevesi Out?

There's been a lot of talk among Republican leaders about removing New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office. More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Lawmakers Want Walk-In Medicare Center Reopened

Local lawmakers and senior citizen advocates last week called for the reopening of the Medicare Rights Center, the only walk-in center in the metropolitan area, declaring that it provides a vital service to seniors and the disabled, especially at a t More...

Mark Weprin Helps Renovate Senior Center

Assemblymember Mark Weprin (DLittle Neck, second More...

The SAVVY SENIOR

Energy Saving Tips

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on how to make a home more energy efficient? My 74-year-old mother lives on a limited income in an old house and her utility bills are extremely high. More...

Features

Graffiti Vandal Arrest Hailed

Oliver Siandre, aka Kiko, is going to jail. More...

New Weapon To Halt Identity Theft

A new weapon in preventing identity theft was unveiled on November 1 as a new law went into effect in New York state under which a person can request that a security freeze can be placed on their credit files. More...

ARA Offers Tenant, Homeowner Assistance

The Astoria Restoration Association is a non-profit organization that offers free assistance to tenants and homeowners in the Astoria area. There are a number of programs we can help you with. More...

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