November 22, 2006 RSS feed / Features

Gotbaum, Parents Tell Mayor: Dump School Cellphone Ban

Armed with e-mails from parents and students fed up with the Department of Education's cellphone ban, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum called upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg to allow students to take cellphones to school. More...

Weiner Joins Protest On Doorstep Of Nazi Guard

C o n g r e s s m e m b e r Anthony Weiner (DQueens, Brooklyn) grabbed a sign and joined a neighborhood protest in Jackson Heights November 9 outside the home of a former Nazi SS death camp guard who was stripped of his United States citizenship in 2 More...

Marshall Hails Cops Who Nabbed Child's Killers

Borough President Helen Marshall recognized six New York Police Department officers for outstanding work in the case of Genesis Regalado, who was murdered last July in Corona. More...

LICBDC Honors 3 At Annual Luncheon/Trade Show

At the Long Island City Business Development Corporation Annual Luncheon & Trade Show for 2006, held once again at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, one attendee remarked to another, who was just arriving, that the trade show was jam-packed and LICBDC More...

Schumer New Senate Star; Clinton Gets Environ Post

United States Senator Charles Schumer, fresh from being the More...

Free Food, Free Concert

Locks of Love is sponsoring a free concert with The Lisa Miller Band, Thanksgiving Eve, November] 22 starting at 9 p.m. More...

The History Of Thanksgiving And Its Celebrations

Throughout history mankind has celebrated the bountiful harvest with More...

Woodside P.O. To Be Named In Manton's Honor

Aceremony to rename the Woodside Post Office Building in honor of the late Thomas Manton, by Congressmember Joseph Crowley and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, will be held next week before a crowd of 150 invited guests. More...

Gioia Calls For Greater Food Stamp Accessibility

At the first Thanksgiving in 1621, Pilgrims and Native American Indians sat down to a feast of geese, ducks, deer, corn, oysters, fish and berries, giving thanks for a successful harvest. More...

A Klezmer Nutcracker and More

On Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 PM, The Amy Marshall Dance Company brings their enthusiastically received composition "A Klezmer Nutcracker" back to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center for an encore performance. More...

Protest For Promised LIC Waterfront Library

Despite an agreement signed by the major developers of the Long Island City waterfront four years ago to build a public library, no work on a library has begun at the site. More...

Tartaglione Turns 100 Years Old

Margaret Tartaglione, a resident of Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility, 61-11 Queens Blvd., Woodside since March 1999, celebrated her 100th birthday with her family at the facility on September 18. More...

Queens Theatre In the Park Presents 'Tim & Scrooge'

Queens Theatre In the Park presents a delightful new sequel to Charles Dickens' More...

Turkey Tally

For most Queens residents, Thanksgiving and the holiday parties that follow represent a season of eating and socializing with family and friends. More...

'Nutcracker' At LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

At 3 p.m., on Saturday, December 16, Ballet for Young Audiences, a professional children's theater group, will perform "The Nutcracker" ballet at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LaGPAC). More...

Top Tech Toy Picks

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio President and Founder Joanne Oppenheim reports on the notable (and forgettable) high tech toys for this holiday season. "High tech toys are a strong category once again. More...

Citibank VP Calls For Small Business Resurgence

Lutricia "Pat" Edwards, vice president and director of community relations for Citibank North America in Long Island City, was the speaker at the November luncheon of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, held at Dazies Restaurant on Queens Boulevard. More...

Light Sentence In Murder Rouses Family's Fury

Tempers flared inside Queens Supreme Court on November 8 as the family of a Long Island City dry cleaner, shot to death during a botched payroll heist in October 2004, learned that one of five people accused in the murder turned state's evidence for More...

New DOB Rules Call For Safer Construction Procedures

On June 7, 2004 Jian Guo Shen, 43, was killed when a foundation wall at 51- 18 92nd St. in Elmhurst collapsed. More...

Pataki Broadens Probe Of Hevesi, Trial By Senate

After a brief lull in Governor George Pataki's effort to remove state Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office, during which incoming Governor Eliot Spitzer said he intends to remove Hevesi, Pataki has stepped up his probe by giving his attorney in the ca More...

Search Warrant Yields Guns, Knives, Police Equipment

On Wednesday, November 15, the 114th Police Precinct Uniform Patrol responded to a dispute involving a traffic agent. The perpetrator, a 48-year-old white male, was arrested and found in possession of a live round on his person. More...

Crossing Guards Wanted

Queens police officials are searching for a few good crossing guards. More...

Amalgamated Bank Helps Collect Toys, Clothes For Kids

More fortunate New Yorkers who want to spread joy this holiday season can partner with the Caribbean American Center of New York (CACNY). More...

SHAREing & CAREing Holds 12th Anniversary Fundraiser

Astoria-based SHAREing & CAREing celebrated its 12 years of maintaining and More...

Bike Helmets Distributed At EHC

The Trauma Services of Elmhurst Hospital Center sponsored a free helmet More...

CORNUCOPIA

One of the most recognizable symbols of Thanksgiving is the cornucopia, also called horn of plenty. It is a decorative motif, originating in ancient Greece, that symbolizes abundance. More...

Meng Welcomes New Inspector

Assemblyman Meng (D-Flushing) welcomed Inspector Matthew Whelan, new commandar of the 109th precinct. More...

The Pulpit

Church of the Resurrection: +Dec. 2, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., evening prayer; 7 p.m., dinner/tree decorating party; 8 p.m., magic show. More...

Dr. Stephanopoulos Honored At St. John's University

The Rev. Dr. Robert G. Stephanopoulos, Ph.D was honored for his outstanding teaching at St. John's University in Jamaica. More...

Flight 587 Memorial Brings Comfort, Raises Questions

Five years after the second worst air disaster in U.S. history, family and friends gathered on November 12 to dedicate a memorial to the victims of American Airlines Flight 587. More...

Ask State For Laws To Stop Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, "a modern form of slavery", is a crime and the state legislature must pass laws saying so and also provide services for victims, the City Council stated in a resolution passed recently and sent to Albany. More...

Queens Boulevard Facility Has Halloween Fun

Residents, staff, families and volunteers at Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility enjoyed a fun-filled celebration during Halloween Week. Special events included a pumpkin decorating contest in which many departments in the facility participated. More...

2007: The Photography Of Sandberg At P.S.1

On February 11, 2007 P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center will present the first solo exhibition of Norwegian photographer Tom Sandberg in the United States. More...

QTIP Presents 'Shangri La'

"Shangri La", a new '60s girl group musical, has its world premiere at Queens Theatre in the Park on Thursday, November 30. The show runs through Sunday, December 10. More...

Santa Arrives On Broadway November 29

Santa Claus will make a special appearance at Broadway and 36th Street on Wednesday, November 29th, at 4 p.m. More...

NYC Students Can Get Cellphone Waiver

Officials at the city Department of Education (DOE) have established a process whereby students with medical problems can apply for approval to take their cellphones to school. More...

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