January 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings Boards Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., 718.264.7895. Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studio Cafe, 34-12 36th St., Astoria; 718.786.3335. Jan. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Ginza Offers Japanese Fusion

31-31 Steinway St. Astoria 718-278-6656

I n the heart of the S t e i n w a y Street shopping district lies Ginza Japanese Fusion Restaurant. This sleek, modern restaurant boasts a sparkling sushi bar near the entrance, aquamarine walls, soft lighting and pretty tables. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Cautious Optimism Greets Spitzer's Proposals

In his first address to the state legislature last week, Governor Eliot Spitzer, still riding the crest of an election victory of mandate proportions, continued to lay out his ambitious vision of state government, which he had started to describe ea More...

Hails Local Bookstore To The Editor: As I have mentioned in the press, I have been in contact with several companies to bring a large bookstore- such as Borders or Barnes and Noble- to serve the neighborhoods of Astoria. More...

Op- ed

Mayor: Make 2007 Even Better Than 2006

I think it's safe to say that 2006 has been a banner year for New Yorkers. We're living longer, our streets are safer and our economy is thriving. Our city is also more popular than ever before. How do we know? More...

Political Page

Cuomo's 1st Task: Scrutinize Lawmakers' Member Items

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo revealed last week that his first major area of interest as he settles into his new job will be to take a look at the legislature's member items, an announcement that surely must have caught the attention of ev More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

City Joins State In Program To Fight Medicaid Fraud

New York City has joined a pilot program to expose Medicaid fraud and abuse that will also attempt to end the drain of funds for the program, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced recently. More...

Medicaid: Stiffer New Rules For Nursing Home Coverage

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the rules and eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? My father has early Alzheimer's disease and will eventually need full-time care, More...

Features

Tough Ethics Rules Set In 1st Vote By New Congress

Moments after the new Democrat-controlled House of Representatives was installed last Thursday, a package of ethics reforms was passed that is expected to bring integrity to the legislative process, reverse Republican excesses and restore the publi More...

Council Moves To Improve City's Electric Power Picture

The City Council approved a bill last week which positions New York City to provide cleaner and more environmentally friendly energy and could in the future reduce stress on the city power supply. More...

Community Board 4 Rejects Liquor License Applications

Enforcing a much overlooked law designed to help protect local communities, Community Board 4 turned down two liquor license applications in Elmhurst and Corona based on the "500-foot rule" last week. More...

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