January 31, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Auxiliary Cops Hailed At 114th Community Council

When the blackout hit last July, traffic lights went out along with everything else electrical in parts of the 114th Precinct. Police officers had to be posted at nearly every intersection, both during the day and at night under floodlights. More...

Dem Lawmakers Pan President's Speech

New York- based Democrats, as expected, found fault with virtually everything President George W. More...

Universal Design For People With Diverse Abilities

It's no secret that America is growing older. In fact, more than half of Americans expect to have elder care responsibilities within the next 10 years. More...

Police Seek Information As Lieutenant Is Assaulted

As reported in the Gazette last week, police are seeking several Hispanic males who were involved in a confrontation with Lieutenant Wade Kern and Police Officer Joseph Morabito from the 114th Precinct outside the Astoria Sports Complex, 34-38 38t More...

QLS Students Accepted At Townsend Harris H.S.

Queens Lutheran School students Jeremy Michaels (l.) and Duke Choi, shown with Barbara Darden, Queens Lutheran eighth grade teacher and head teacher, ranked among the top two percent of all eighth-grade students in New York City, More...

Scholarship Winners From MPB

Eight eighth-grade students at Most Precious Blood School won scholarships to various high schools in the New York City area. More...

City Councilmember Eric Gioia promised to continue to do everything in his power to cut the bureaucratic red tape blocking eligible New Yorkers from the federal food stamp program. More...

Arts Materials Supplier Will Expand

Materials for the Arts, a program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) located in Long Island City, is expanding. More...

Steinway Street Bridge Repairs Bring Road Closures

The New York City Department of Transportation has announced road closures on the Grand Central Parkway (GCP), Astoria Boulevard and the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) for the weekend of February 3 through 5. More...

On the brief side...

St. John's Prep Group New Orleans Bound A group of some 30 teachers, staff and friends of St. More...

Bayside Checkout Granny Bags $1M Prize

A Bayside supermarket cashier who scratched off a $1 million lottery prize on January 26 said she has no immediate plans to quit her job. More...

Astoria Senior Residence Is QBBA Award Recipient

The Queens & Bronx Building Association (QBBA) held their annual 2006 Building Awards gala at Caffe on the Green in Bayside on December 7, and the Astoria Senior Residence, on the grounds of the Variety Boys & Girls Club, 21st Street and 30th Road, More...

Restaurateur Donates $1 M To Southampton Church

The holiday season generates growth and new directions. Unexpected surprises occur. On Sunday, December 24, a unique moment in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America happened at the Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church of Southampton, Long Island. More...

Out And About The 'Hoods'

Elmhurst: Tanks For the Greenspace The city's $11 million plan to turn the former home of the Elmhurst gas tanks into parkland took a step forward last week, when officials put out a request for bids from construction firms interested in building a More...

Jazz Jam Series Brings Blues Back to Queens

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center's Jazz Jam series will host a night of blues featuring guitarist/vocalist Keith "Captain" Gamble and "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas," vocalist Sweet Georgia Brown on February 16. More...

D'Amico, Vallone Sr. Honored At Memorial Parade Dinner

Queens County Clerk Gloria D'Amico and former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. will be honored as Woman and Man of the Year at the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Organization annual dinner dance at Terrace On the Park February 8. More...

Ahoy! Senior Cruise Escorts Wanted!

Are you a single senior man who loves to travel the high seas? A growing number of cruise lines offer free or inexpensive travel to carefully chosen, unattached men over 50 and 65 who meet rigorous criteria. More...

Catsimatidis Is Greek Independence Parade Chair

The Board of Directors of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York has unanimously appointed John Catsimatidis chairman for the Greek Parade 2007. The parade will take place on Sunday, April 15 on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. More...

Super-Easy Cookies Score a Touchdown

Huddle Around With These Football Player Cutouts

Call a timeout from the routine of chicken wings and nachos, and put these yummy, sporty sugar cookies on the field. Football Player Cookies decorated in team colors are the perfect treat for every "fan"atic. More...

Little Neck, Forest Hills Mansions Lead House Prices

In a Little Neck neighborhood where the asking price of the average house rarely exceeds $2 million, a 14,000-square-foot, fivebedroom, Spanish-style mansion with five full baths and two half baths definitely stands out. More...

Gioia Calls For Greater Use Of LIC Resources

Those at the January breakfast meeting of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation at Silvercup Studios last Tuesday heard City Councilmember Eric Gioia talk about urban conditions that, if properly exploited, can lead to civic improvem More...

Bush May Meet With Borja To Discuss Aid For 9/11 Responders

Ceasar Borja of Bayside, attended President George W. Bush's State of the Union address last week although his father had died moments earlier from the deadly effects of his labors at the Ground Zero cleanup following 9/11. More...

114th Pct Gets New Cops, Rewards 6

With the new year, 19 officers have been assigned to the 114th Precinct. "From the last academy class, the 114th got eight new cops and 11 more from IMPACT," said Ann Bruno, president of the 114th Precinct Community Council. More...

Boroughwide Blotter:

Violent End For Troubled Couple

Police of the 108th Precinct said a Queens man with a history of violence shot and killed his girlfriend in her Sunnyside home on January 24 and then turned the gun on himself in a murder-suicide that ended the couple's abusive, tumultuous relations More...

Activist Speaks On Darfur At Garden School

David Wexler, a Garden School senior and president of the Student Council, invited Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an organization providing on-the-ground aid in Darfur, and a national leader in raising public awa More...

LIC YMCA Standings As Of Jan. 22, 2007

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Movie Made In Elmhurst And Jackson Heights Premieres In Astoria

Director Tanuj Chopra, a Columbia University graduate student, premieres his film "Punching at the Sun" at the Museum of the Moving Image (MMI) on February 2, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Velazquez Eyes HUD Foreclosures As Affordable Housing Source

Legislation aimed at increasing the availability of affordable housing in New York City by making it easier for local governments to purchase buildings owned by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been introduced by Con More...

Coats Provided to Families In Need

Assemblymember Jose R. Peralta was joined by HEALTH PLUS Health Insurance in the distribution of over 300 coats for the winter. More...

This Year At QCC's Kupferberg Holocaust Center

Queensborough Community College (QCC) Kupferberg Holocaust Center will begin a unique series of events and resources in February. More...

Weiner Wants Congress Hearings Into Newtown Creek Oil Spill

Dissatisfied with the slow pace of the cleanup of the Newton Creek oil spill, the largest in our nation's history, Congressmember Anthony Weiner has called for congressional field hearings to examine the status of current cleanup efforts and the ext More...

The Pulpit

The Brandeis Association: +Feb. 9, Friday, 5:15 p.m. "Law Sabbath" service followed by four-course Sabbath meal; $35/$25, Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Tpke; 718.520-2859. More...

Electric Support Vehicles Installed At La Guardia

A project to demonstrate reduction of air pollution at airports has been unveiled at the historic Marine Air Terminal at La Guardia Airport in Queens. More...

Making the Unthinkable Less Painful

he harsh reality is that life will kill you. People may avoid taxes but the old saying is true that death cannot be avoided. The shocking events of 9/11 made many consider their own Tmortality. More...

Teen Shot Grabbing For Gun

Police last night began questioning a 24-year-old man who was being sought in connection with a botched robbery that led to an off-duty police shooting in Corona on January 28. 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...

Dinkins Starts Fifth Term As USTA Director At Large

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced that former Mayor David N. Dinkins began a two-year term as USTA Director At Large last week, and will serve on the USTA 15-member board through 2008. More...

Golden Gloves Comes To Variety Boys & Girls Club

On February 22, 2007 the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys & Girls Club will host the second event of week 5 of the preliminary bouts of the 80th annual Daily News Golden Gloves. Twelve bouts of three rounds each are planned for the evening. More...

Series For Greek Television Films In Astoria

Although his part in "A Bronx Tale" ended up on the cutting room floor, Community Board 1 District Manager George Delis may yet find himself treading the boards, cinematographically speaking. More...

FAMILY FEATURES C

hinese New Year on Feb. 18 marks the perfect time to fire up a wok and gather the family for a celebratory feast usher ing in the Year of the Pig. More...

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