April 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings Associations Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick's School hall, 39- 28 29th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. Apr. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Journey To Greece At Ploes Estiatorio And Mezedopolio

33-04 Broadway + Astoria + 718,278.1001

P loes Estiatorio and Mezedopolio opened about six months ago, replacing a restaurant that had been at 33-04 Broadway in Astoria for many years. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Moving Daylight Savings Time Start Was Futile

A little over a month ago, with a great deal of fuss and to-do, the start of Daylight Savings Time was moved up by three weeks from April 1 to March 11, a change was brought about by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. More...

Spartan Militarism Saved Athenian Democracy

One of the hottest movies out this spring is "300", a retelling of the last stand of 300 Spartan warriors (along with some 1,100 soldiers from Thespia and Thebes) at the narrow mountain pass known as Thermopylae in 480 B.C. More...

Beg Pardon

The Standard Folding Cartons factory, to be converted to an international trade exposition center by Grandlands Real Estate Development Company ( Queens Gazette, Apr. 4, 2007, page 48), is located at 83-15 24th Ave., Astoria. More...

Features

Major Change In '08 Campaign As Feb. Primary Looms

The race for the White House in 2008 could hit a crucial make-or-break point next February 5, "Super Tuesday" primary day, as voters in almost half of all 50 states will indicate their choices for Democratic and Republican candidates in the general More...

Gianaris Slams Con Ed Reimbursement Proposal

Consolidated Edison's proposal to increase coverage of losses resulting from future power blackouts was slammed last week by Assemblymember Michael Gianaris because it does nothing to help the thousands of Western Queens residents and businesses hur More...

Gang Menace In Schools Addressed By Peralta Bill

Legislation to curb gang activities and recruitment in the community and in schools has been introduced by Assemblymember Jose Peralta. More...

Political Page

A Look At First 100 Days Of Spitzer, Cuomo

When Governor Eliot Spitzer began his inaugural administration in January, he announced confidently, "Day 1, everything changes." Actually, as we look back on his first 100 days in office, some things changed, others remained the same. More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight

Spitzer Explains Budget Benefits For Seniors

Governor Eliot Spitzer waged a huge battle to reduce Medicaid costs in the state's recently passed budget. He was successful in winning about $1 billion in reductions of the $1.3 billion he was aiming for. More...

Lancman Meets With Seniors

Recently Assemblymember Rory Lancman met with members of the St. Demetrius Senior Center in Briarwood to discuss a variety of subjects concerning the senior population. More...

How to Save On Your Medications

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you recommend some tips that can help lower my prescription medication costs? I'm 58 years old and currently take four drugs that I can barely afford. What can you tell me? More...

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