March 7, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Sex Offender Law Detailed For UCCA

Acknowledging the news that New York state will legally be able to detain sex offenders after they have served their prison sentences, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris said, "We now have a mechanism for their evaluation and further confinement." Gian More...

Sunnyside Landmarking Meets With Opposition

Following the meetings of November 29 and January 17, the third Sunnyside landmark meeting, held February 27, would seem to have been the last, and additionally would seem to put interested parties at the threshold of the final decision to make Sunn More...

12 Presidents Who Are Not On Mount Rushmore

Part three of a three part series. The Only President to Serve Nonconsecutive Terms: Grover Cleveland (1885-1889, 1893- 1897) The election of 1884 was one of the closest elections in U.S. history. The Republican candidate, James G. More...

Neighborhood News

The parents of a 22-month-old Corona toddler are looking for the mystery woman who returned their child who got into a crowded No. 7 train on February 27. More...

Lunar New Year 2007 Welcomed

Assemblyman Jose R. Peralta helped welcome the Lunar New Year at the Elmhurst/Jackson Heights Senior Center recently. Peralta is joined by Lucy Garcia, executive director of the center, center members and costumed Chinese dancers. More...

Martin Smoak, Community Activist, Dies

Martin H. Smoak, a resident and fixture of Astoria for the past 52 years, died Saturday, February 17. Smoak was a loving father, a devoted grandfather, community activist, member of various community organizations and a very close "friend" of Santa. More...

Holocaust Diplomats Honored

Ambassadors to the United Nations from China, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the Netherlands gathered February 28 at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College in Bayside for a program dedicated to honoring those diplomats w More...

Gianaris Blasts Con Ed Again

According to Assemblymember Michael Gianaris, Con Edison admitted that the utility spent $581,000 on a publicity campaign to repair its image in Western Queens after last summer's nineday power blackout in that area. More...

Jackson Heights Gets Traffic Signal

State Senator George Onorato (D) has announced that the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of 21st Avenue and 81st Street in Jackson Heights. More...

Scott's Oquaga Lake House Offers Family Fun

Old fashioned family fun vacations are alive and well at Scott's Oquaga Lake House, a 1,100-acre resort on picturesque Oquaga Lake near Deposit, New York, some 24 miles east of Binghamton in Broome County. More...

Sunnyside St. Pat's Parade Marked By Inclusiveness

Since 2000, participants in the St. More...

Congress Urged To Extend Terrorism Insurance

Warning "without terrorism insurance New York economic development will come to a screeching halt", Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others urged support for extending the current law which provides federal backing for the More...

Brown Hangs Tough On Graffiti

Asked whether his office has been tough enough on graffiti vandals, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown replied that he takes vandalism very seriously. More...

NYC Contemplates 1st Zoning Change Since 1916

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...

Boomer Esiason Donates $50K To CF Research

Guests crowded into Trattoria L'Incontro Monday night to attend the second annual benefit dinner of the Christopher Ricardo Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, hosted by Nicola (Nick) Mossa. More...

State Leaders Agree On New Jail Program For Sex Offenders

Legislation to authorize a new program of continued civil commitment of sexual predators who have been convicted of sex crimes and served their prison terms has been agreed upon by Governor Eliot Spitzer and state legislative leaders and will be int More...

Crystal Window & Door Opens Taiwan Subsidiary

Crystal Window & Door Systems, an awardwinning United States manufacturer of windows, doors and high-end fenestration systems, recently announced the opening of a Taiwan subsidiary. More...

KEHILAT SEPHARDIM OF AHAVAT ACHIM

Assemblymember Rory Lancman with Rabbi Shlomo Nisanov at the Annual Dinner of Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achim. More...

114th Pct. Police Blotter

Tuesday, February 27: + A 32-year-old Hispanic male broke a front window and entered 22-66 21st St. More...

On the brief side...

Bill Blocks Fees For Paying Bills Online Credit card companies will be prohibited from charging a fee to customers who pay their bills online or by phone under a bill introduced by Congressmember Gary Ackerman (D- Bayside). More...

Spitzer, Weiner Search For More Homeland Security $

As Governor Eliot Spitzer made his first visit to Washington to lobby for homeland security funds, Congressmember Anthony Weiner called for mandated public disclosure of all anti-terror spending by cities and states. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104 Precinct Bogus Check Bust Police arrested a 26-year-old Ridgewood man on February 26, after he stole and forged two checks and deposited them in his own bank account. More...

Italian Classes Begin March 13

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens Spring 2007 Italian Language Classes for adults are about to begin: March 13, Tuesdays, intermediate, 6 to 7:30 p.m., and on March 14, Wednesdays, beginners also 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Alan Alda Dines At Trattoria L'Incontro

Alan Alda (c.), star of stage, screen and television, posed after a recent dinner at Trattoria L'Incontro, 21-76 31st St., Astoria, with the restaurant's owner, Rocco Sacramone (r.) and Vincenzo Bizati, maitre d'. More...

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