January 24, 2007 RSS feed / Features

114th Precinct Lieutenant Attacked As He Arrests Man

Lieutenant Wade Kern, a 23-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, has been hospitalized with multiple facial fractures sustained when he was attacked by several men as he and Police Officer Joseph Morabito from the 114th Precinct tried More...

Neighborhood News

FDNY Instructors Are Heroes Instructors at the New York City Fire Department's Fort Totten Training Facility are being hailed as heroes after they saved the life of a recruit who went into cardiac arrest during routine exercises. More...

Astoria Blvd. Gas Station Draws Complaint At Board 1

One in seven New Yorkers say they suffer from frequent mental stress, according to the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. That's greater than the one in 10 people nationwide reporting the same problem. More...

School Regions Eliminated, Districts Remain

Four years ago, during his 2003 State of the City Address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a sweeping reform to centralize the New York City public school system, creating 10 regions while trying to abolish the 32 community school districts. More...

Disco Band To Perform At St. Francis Prep Dance

The cafeteria at St. Francis Prep will be the scene of a return to the glorious years of disco Saturday night, February 10 when the Grammy Award-winning disco group the Trammps appears in person at the St. More...

Fighting Back Against Child Abduction

The voices on the tape are clear. One is the unmistakable squeak of a prepubescent boy, the other is clearly that of a grown man. More...

On the brief side...

Coat Distribution Welcomed An assortment of winter coats collected through the effort of Assemblymember Jose Peralta (D- Corona) will be distributed tomorrow at the Corona- Elmhurst Center for Economic Development, 39-13 104th St., Corona at noon. More...

Tony Bennett & Time Warner Travel 'Home To The Future'

On January 16 legendary entertainer, and native Astorian, Tony Bennett launched Time Warner's gala opening of their "Home to the Future" exhibit with a set of seven songs at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. More...

Katrakis, Brennan Engaged

Toula Katrakis and James Brennan are pleased to anounce their wedding engagement. Katrakis and Brennan, who both hail from Astoria, were officially engaged on Christmas Eve. The happy couple plan a 2008 wedding. More...

Budget Harmony Greets Mayor's Proposal

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn virtually assured passage of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2007 city budget as she enthusiastically got on board with his call for tax cuts for homeowners and businesses. More...

Second Sunnyside Gardens Landmarks Meeting Held

The latest Sunnyside Gardens meeting, held in conjunction with one held in late November, convened last Wednesday at Sunnyside Community Services to explore the possibility and desirability of landmark status for the 80- year-old neighborhood. More...

Lawmakers Skewer Con Edison

Reacting angrily to a devastating report on Con Edison's abysmal handling of last summer's blackout, local lawmakers blasted the giant utility for communicating poorly with the 174,000 inconvenienced customers and inadequately compensating businesse More...

Role Of Queens General Assembly Discussed At CB7 Meeting

"At the Queens General Assembly we have a chance to discuss what it means to live in our multi-cultural borough," said Susie Tanenbaum, Community and Cultural Coordinator for Borough President Marshall at the January meeting of Community Board 7 in Flushi

Borough President Helen Marshall was set to deliver her sixth State of the Borough Address at York College. The Queens General Assembly was one of the many accomplishments she noted. More...

GAHOA Awards Scholarships

The Greek American Homeowners Association of Astoria (GAHOA), the second largest organization of its kind in New York state, was founded 30 years ago by Dennis Syntilas, who was its president for seven years. More...

Klutz Celebrates 30 Years With New Spring Book List

Klutz, based in Palo Alto, California and the creator of kids' activity products, including Klutz 100% Certified books for children ages 8 and up, the two-year-old Chicken Socks line for ages 4 and up and other books, kits and assorted materials th More...

Tax Relief Brought To Queens Residents

Councilmember Eric Gioia joined Bishop Mitchell G. More...

The Pulpit

Community United Methodist: +2007 Playgroup registration, nine months to 4 years, 75-27 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.894.2293 or 718.894.8654. **** Forest Hills Jewish Center: +Jan. 26, 27, Friday/Saturday. More...

Gianaris, UCCA Schedule Town Hall Meeting

The annual town hall meeting sponsored by the United Community Civic Association, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris and the Gazette will be held Thursday, February 1 in the Riklis Theater of the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave. More...

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