November 29, 2006 RSS feed / Features

SBA Hails QEDC For Women-Owned Business Successes

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) and two of its women More...

Commerce Bank To Open Jackson Heights Branch

Construction continues at the site of Commerce Bank's newest Queens branch located at 94-15 Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights. More...

Weprin Honored By QCC Holocaust Resource Center

Assemblymember Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck, 24th Assembly District) was presented with a citation from the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College for his continuing support of the Cente More...

Maspeth Bird Haven Seeks Support

MBH (Maspeth Bird Haven) a not-forprofit parrot rescue and adoption organization, recently moved to a new home in Maspeth. More...

Simple Steps Help Protect Baby Boomers' Vision

(NAPSA)-Americans spend more than $20 billion each year on eye cosmetics and enhancements, but little is spent on preserving eye health-something doctors say people need to make a priority. More...

LIC H.S. Students Earn AP Awards

Sixteen students at Long Island City H.S. have been designated AP Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Long Island City H.S. More...

Vallone Stays 'Vested' IN NYPD Safety

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., chairman of the Public Safety Committee, joined with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and Speaker Christine Quinn last week to unveil the new bulletproof vests currently being distributed to the city's police force. More...

Save-The-Gym Rally At City Hall

Young athletes from throughout the city rallied last Friday at City Hall to reopen the gymnasium in the Flushing Armory so that they can continue to train for championship competition which will be ending soon. More...

Protest McMansions In Bellerose:

State Senator Frank Padavan R-C, Bellerose) and community activists in Bellerose in Northeast Queens recently held a protest rally against overcrowding and overdevelopment in their residential area from construction of illegal homes called McMansion More...

Ambassador Receives Homeric Award

Ambassador Adamantios Th. Vassilakis, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations, received the Chian Federation's 29th Homeric Award at Federation headquarters in Astoria last Friday, November 24. More...

Cops Look For Purse Thieves, Find Gambling

A search for purse-snatchers at a local laundromat yielded cigarettes, knives and money and uncovered an illegal gambling operation. On Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 1:30 p.m. More...

FIAO Holds Soccer Camp

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc., More...

Jessica Johnson Creates And Performs Off B'way

The sleeper hit of the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival "Oblivious To Everyone" is a one-woman play created and performed by Astoria resident Jessica Lynn Johnson. More...

The Children's Book Club & Performance Series

QPAC's Children's Book Club & Performance Series presents two Christmas events this December. More...

Zoning Change Keeps Building Empty

Community Board 1 attaches a brief summary to its meeting agendas. More...

ASPCA: City Should Handle Animal Care

More than a decade after dropping its contract with the city of New York to provide animal care and control services, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is lobbying for legislation to establish a new city agency, th More...

Queens Hospital Center Cuts Ribbon On New Pavilion

A state-of-the-art ambulatory care facility ushers in a new era of care at Queens Hospital Center, 82-68 164th St. in Jamaica. More...

22 Years Of Clowning Around

It was rainy, windy and cold on Thanksgiving Day 2006, but Joe William Ricevuto thoroughly enjoyed his 22nd year as a clown in the annual Macy's Parade. "There I was, wet wig, baggy pants and a dog leash-with no dog," he said. More...

Weprin Proposes New Zoning To Stem McMansion Spread

City Councilmembers David Weprin and James Gennaro, alarmed over the devastating effects of overdevelopment in Eastern Queens, were joined by community leaders in calling for a new narrow-lot zoning classification to stem the spree of builders constr More...

Adrienne Livadas Celebrates 100th

Adrienne Livadas of Astoria celebrated her 100th birthday the afternoon of November 5 at Punta Dura Restaurant, 41-15 34th Ave. in Astoria with family and friends celebrating with her. More...

Dreams Of College Can Come True For Ravenswood Kids

The day single mother Monique Holloway holds 9-year-old daughter Nhyzhe's college diploma in hand is the day she says she'll have fulfilled her dream. More...

Turkeys Spread Joy, Meet Hunger Problem

Citing a recent study which found that at least two million New Yorkers are at risk of going hungry this Thanksgiving season," Assemblymember Jose Peralta organized a giveaway of 300 turkeys in his Corona district prior to Thanksgiving. More...

Maloney Hails 'Nurse-Ins':

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, who authored the law guaranteeing the rights to women to breast-feed on federal property, recently hailed the advocates and new mothers who staged nurse-ins at Delta Airlines ticket counters around the United States. More...

The Pulpit

All Saints Episcopal: Dec. 5, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Update and discussion on the war against Iraq, 43-12 46th St., Sunnyside. More...

Serving The Community

Students from the Baccalaureate School for Global Education volunteered to serve Thanksgiving Day dinner to hundreds of seniors at the Sunnyside Senior Center. More...

Cambria Heights ADA Receives Weinstein Award

Assistant District Attorney Aisha S. Greene of Cambria Heights, received the 15th annual Hal Miller Weinstein Memorial Award in a ceremony November 20 in Queens District Attorney Richard Brown's office. More...

Crystal Windows Hosts Chinese Business Delegation

On Friday, November 10, Crystal Window and Door Systems of Flushing, hosted a delegation More...

Queens Goes Democratic In November 1912

Get into a conversation with a longtime Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of More...

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