December 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Holiday Toy & Food Drives Now, Kids Helping Kids In Need, 10th Annual Sponsor-A-Family toy drive; for more information call, 718.574.0058, ext. 16. Dec. 20, Jamaica Rotary Club Holiday Toy Distribution and lunch with Santa More...

Restaurant of the Week

Mezzo Mezzo Joins Fine Greek Cuisine, Rustic Charm

31-29 Ditmars Boulevard (Corner of 33rd St.) Astoria  718.278.0444

REPRINTED FROM SEPT. 20, 2006 Since Mezzo Mezzo opened eight years ago, it has attracted an eclectic crowd that comes for consistently delicious greek style fish, seafood and meat dishes in a charming, rustic environment. More...

Stage A memorable Event at 5-Star Banquet Catering

13-05 43rd Ave. off 21st Street Long Island City  718-784-8484

Old World elegance and modern features make Five Star Banquet & Restaurant an ideal place to hold an affair to remember. More...

Features

Sears: Hospitals Only Part Of Picture; Look At Community’s Other Needs

City Councilmember Helen Sears, chair of the council Hospital Closing Task Force, told the Berger Commission recently that its recommendation to close five hospitals in New York City fails to prescribe alternatives to provide ways to deliver health More...

Board 1 Cabinet Hears Plans For Senior Residence

Further reports about repairs on the Steinway Street Bridge and the impending construction of a HANAC senior residence on Hoyt Avenue were chief topics at the Community Board 1 district cabinet meeting for December, held at the Kaufman Astoria Studi More...

Tax Relief For Middle Income Earners Passes

A tax reduction bill which passed the House last week may not have everything, but Congressmember Joseph Crowley voted for it because it provides some benefits for middleincome taxpayers and the lawmaker says he can improve on it next year. More...

Political Page

Crowley, Weiner Land Key Committee Appointments

While the New York City Congressional delegation is celebrating the Christmas and Chanukah holidays in traditional style, they More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight

Low-Income Seniors No Longer Automatically Covered For Extra $ Under Part D

Thousands of low-income Medicare members who received extra financial help with their Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit last year are not going to receive that extra help in 2007, which may cause some disappointment when the second year of t More...

The Savvy Senior

Helping Your Grandkids Pay For College

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on finding college money for our grandkids? My wife and I have five grandchildren (two that are living with us) and they More...

Editorials

Editorial

Season Promises Better Days To Come

There are moments that make us pause and reflect on the wonder underlying the celebrations and rituals of the season. As is the case every year, this holiday season gives us a reason for hope and belief in brighter, better days to come. More...

Thanks For The Party To The Editor: I am very proud of the Astoria community and all personnel that participate in the 114th Precinct Children More...

Op—ed

High Stakes Testing Is Educational Disaster

I want to speak out against the current trend towards high stakes testing due to having to comply with some disastrous provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). More...

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