January 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Calendar of Events

January 17

Community Meetings Associations Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, Jun. 12, 8 p.m., Forest Hills Community Civic; American Legion Hall, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave. Boards Jan. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Plaka Mediterranean Grill Brightens Winter Days

75-61 31st Avenue Jackson Heights 718.505.0515

P laka Mediterranean Grill in the Jackson Heights Shopping Center, 31st Avenue and 75th Street, offers a taste of sunny Greece for a respite from the winter doldrums. More...

Editorials

Silence Greets Queens Park Crime Wave

At 1,255 acres, Flushing Meadows- Corona Park is the second largest park in New York City, exceeded in size only by Pelham Bay Park in The Bronx. More...

'Surge' Goes Nowhere To The Editor: The "surge" is the creation of Senator John McCain and his supporters, who believe Iraq can be salvaged after years of Bush mismanagement. Nationwide few believe placing more U.S. More...

Op- ed

Foster Care Mentoring Makes A Difference

Imagine a world in which the concept of "family" is turned on its head, a world in which you are forced to pack your few belongings and move to a new home and a new family. More...

Star Journal

Sheriff Faces Down Female Lynch Mob In January 1937

Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star-Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

Political Page

Talk About Taxes Takes Center Stage

Early in the year, when budgets are being prepared, talk of taxes is everywhere. More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Labor Org. Set To Fight SS Changes Again

Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum contended last week that a city agency charged with caring for seniors is swamped with an overload of cases and is neglecting the people it's supposed to be helping. More...

Bayside Senior Center Celebrates Renovations

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating renovations to the Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens Bayside Senior Center are (l. to r. More...

Hearing Loss Help

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you direct me to some resources for my hearing-impaired mother? She doesn't realize her hearing has gotten as bad as it has, so I'm looking for some affordable ways to help. Any suggestions? More...

Features

Heat Complaints Are Hot Cabinet Topic

After a weekend where temperatures rose to a record-breaking 72 degrees in New York, heat and hot water complaints seemed an unreasonable topic for discussion. More...

Negotiating Lower Drug Prices Bill OK'd But Faces Bush Veto

Keeping a promise made soon after they took control of Congress, House Democrats last Friday passed a bill which requires federal healthcare officials to negotiate lower drug prices with pharmaceutical companies, which in turn will lower prices at t More...

Sunnyside C Of C Hears New Bd 2 District Manager

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce held its first monthly luncheon of 2007, and the first since November, last Tuesday at Dazies Restaurant on Queens Boulevard. More...

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