March 21, 2007 RSS feed / Features

3 Cops, 2 Civilians Receive Awards At 114th Council

Introducing three police officers as January Cops-of-the-Month, Inspector Brian McCarthy, commanding officer of the 114th Precinct, said their selection was, "as always, well deserved". More...

Long Awaited Civil Commitment Bill Becomes Law

A program to keep repeat sexual offenders incarcerated after they serve a sentence, thus providing more safety and protection for the public, was signed into law last week by Governor Eliot Spitzer. More...

Neighborhood News

K-9 Cops Wow Precinct Crowd All eyes were on a pair of New York City Police Department Emergency Service cops at a recent meeting of the 111th Precinct Community Council. More...

Auxiliary Cops Are NYPD Eyes And Ears

Volunteer members of the New York City Police Department Auxiliary Police are dubbed the "eyes and ears of the NYPD". Auxiliary cops are not issued guns. They are not issued bulletproof vests. More...

Council Passes Bill Banning Metal Bats In H.S. Games

Hoping to prevent injuries in future baseball games, the City Council last week passed a bill banning the use of metal bats in high school games. More...

Crowley, Maloney Seek $3.4B More For Military Health Care

Charging President George W. More...

Onorato Applauds New Workers' Compensation Law

'As the ranking Democratic member of the State Senate Labor Committee, and as someone who has consistently advocated comprehensive reform in New York's workers' compensation system, it was a pleasure to stand with Governor Eliot Spitzer as he signe More...

Yeshiva Holds Annual Dinner

Assemblymember Rory Lancman at the Yeshiva of Central Queens annual dinner with the honorees Fran and Peter Kohn, Rabbi and Mrs. Yaacov Lonner and Frances Steinberg. More...

Local Church Musician Performs In Carnegie Hall

Alina Kiryayeva, an Astoria resident and pianist at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Astoria, will accompany clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov in his New York recital debut in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on April 1. More...

Photos DCPI One of two suspects, a black man in his 20s, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 170 pounds, wearing a red jacket, blue hat and blue jeans. More...

Celebrating Women's History Month

On Friday, March 16, Congressmember Joseph Crowley held an event honoring women, at the New York Botanical Garden in celebration of Women's History Month. More...

Vallone Looking Out For Fit Kids

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. (D- Astoria) recently checked out a new program at P.S. 234 in Astoria which is designed to keep students physically fit and active during their school recess. More...

Miss Greek Independence 2007 Is Crowned

Fordham University junior Lina (Eleni) Paxos, 20, of Westchester County, won the Miss Greek Independence 2007 title in a pageant competition held March 11 at the Stathakion Center, Federation of Hellenic Societies in Astoria, home to a vibrant and More...

SJU Holds 3rd Greek Independence Day Program

On Thursday evening, February 22, members of the Greek community, students, and faculty gathered to honor St. John's University's third annual Greek Independence Day Program. St. More...

College Pt. Expansion Considered

At the end of four days of intense negotiation concerning growing, unresolved traffic concerns in and around the College Point Corporate Park, Community Board 7 unanimously approved an expansion plan by Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Inc. More...

Put More Traffic Controls On 73rd Ave., Lawmakers Plead

Elected officials in the Fresh Meadows area, dismayed over a history of vehicular accidents along the 73rd Avenue corridor, including a recent fatality, have called upon the city Department of Transportation to immediately install more traffic contr More...

1924 $2.5 M Land Sale Gives Rise To Sunnyside Gardens

Get into a conversation with a longtime 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...

First Central Savings Bank Opens Sunnyside Branch

First Central Savings Bank opened its eighth branch in Queens last Saturday, March 17. More...

Boro Board OK's $158M Budget

The Queens Borough Board has approved almost $158 million in recommended allocations for the new city budget, come July 1 this year. Among the proposals accepted at its March meeting was a new police precinct in Flushing Meadows- Corona Park. More...

Dutch Kills Civic Hears Final Zoning Subdistrict Plans

A sizable audience heard about the final draft of the zoning proposal for the Dutch Kills subdistrict at the Dutch Kills Civic Association March meeting. More...

Spitzer Explains Healthcare Reforms At EHC

Photo Dan Miller/DMD Images Governor Eliot Spitzer (at lectern) outlined his plans for fundamental changes to reform and restructure the healthcare system in New York state at a press conference at Elmhurst hospital Center on Friday, March 16. More...

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Passover begins at sundown April 2 and is celebrated through April 10; Eastern Orthodox and Western Christian celebrations: Palm Sunday, April 1; Good Friday, April 6 and Easter, April 8. More...

Proclamations Awarded

At the Yeshiva Ohr Hachaim Lancman presented honorees Heshie Baron and Rabbi Shlomo Levy State Assembly Citations. More...

114th Precinct Cops Seize Untaxed Cigarettes

114th Precinct Commanding Officer Inspector Brian McCarthy has instituted proactive measures to combat property crimes, which have comprised 74 percent of overall crime in the 114th Precinct in 2007 to date. More...

2 Wanted For Store Robbery

Police of the 114th Precinct are seeking a black man in his 20s and another man, black or Hispanic, also in his 20s, who robbed a store at 28-27 31st St. on Sunday March 4 at about 8:30 p.m. More...

Spitzer Makes Some Gains On Bruno, But Hard Road's Still Ahead

Amid signs that Governor Eliot Spitzer may be gaining the upper hand in his battle with state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno over the state budget, out of nowhere comes state Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long to side with the governor an More...

On the brief side...

Greek Independence Day Observances Borough President Helen Marshall and Assemblymember Michael Gianaris will co-host the annual Greek Independence Day Celebration on Friday that will include a variety of colorful cultural performances and activitie More...

Gianaris' Plan For State $ To Combat Global Warming

Sensing "a golden opportunity" for New York State to combat global warming, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris is spearheading an effort involving 25 Assemblymembers to assure that up to $250 million the state will collect from a program to reduce carb More...

Bangladesh Holiday Celebrations

The City Council will hold its fourth annual Bangladesh Independence and Heritage Day celebration this Monday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, City Councilmember James Gennaro announced. More...

Modern-Day Greece Formed By Historic Struggles

Greeks all over the world, but especially here in New York City, will celebrate Greek Independence Day this Mar. 25. More...

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