May 30, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Apply For Food Stamps Online- It's Quicker

A project allowing New Yorkers to apply online for Food Stamps, which will be helpful to working families and seniors, is expected to begin shortly in Long Island City, an anti-hunger advocate announced last week. More...

1st Central Savings Bank Opens In Sunnyside

First Central Savings Bank officially opened its Sunnyside branch, located at 45-08 46th St., Sunnyside, on Wednesday May 23, with a gala grand opening celebration. More...

Window Replacement Is Top Value Remodeling Project

7Replacing old windows with new vinyl windows is a top home improvement project for adding to the resale value of a home, noted Remodeling Magazine in its "Cost vs. Value Report 2006". More...

Houdini Heads Library Adult Summer Reading List

Summer reading is always fun, but this year there's a thrilling twist, because Adult Summer Reading is all about mysteries. More...

114th Police Precinct Blotter Highlights

Sunday, May 27: + A 26-year-old Hispanic male was charged with criminal trespass after he was observed by a victim looking in windows at the rear of 30-54 12th St. without the victim's permission. More...

Kids Clean Up Graffiti

(C.) Councilmember James F. More...

Seek Improved Mass Transit Before Congestion Pricing

City Councilmember David Weprin, who opposes Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing program, stated at a council committee hearing last week that instead of the mayor's congestion pricing tax, "We should be considering a reintroduction of a n More...

Boat Capsizes In East River, E. Elmhurst Family Rescued

A holiday outing on the East River turned near-deadly for six members of an East Elmhurst family on May 26 after their vessel was sunk by a massive wave kicked up by a passing tugboat underneath the Triborough Bridge. More...

NRG Energy Donates $5K To CALDC Concerts

NRG Energy, Inc., operator of Astoria Gas Turbines, made a $5,000 contribution to the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) Waterfront Concert Series. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

110th Precinct Unruly Mets Fan Bites Cops Police assigned to the New York Police Department Shea Stadium Detail busted a 36- year-old Mets fan on May 20 after the reveler bit two officers who were trying to restrain him. More...

Batter Up At Major Auto World

The Z100 Morning Zoo crew, with Greg T, came to Major Auto World on Northern Boulevard on May 24. Passersby were invited to express their hate for cheaters by bashing a car spray-painted with "Before He Cheats" with a More...

Astoria Civic Assn. Holds 27th Annual Bike Race

The Astoria Civic Association held its annual bike race this past Sunday, May 20, drawing hundreds of cheerful participants and their parents. More...

MMI To Launch Film History-Research Web Site

Rochelle Slovin, director of the Museum of the Moving Image, recently announced the creation of a major new film Web site, Moving Image Source. More...

St. John's Prep Spring Concert

On Saturday, May 12, the St. John's Prep Spring Concert took place in the Mater Christi Alumni Auditorium. More...

Bank Employees Teach Students Financial ABCs

Employees of Ridgewood Savings Bank gave a savings lesson to approximately 1,000 junior high school students in various public and private schools in Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Long Island as part of the American Bankers Association Education More...

THE p u l p i t

All Saints': +Jun. 9, Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Strawberry fair, great international foods, lots to buy, bargains galore, vendors wanted, 43-12 46th St., Sunnyside; 718.729.8523 (Rectory). More...

114th Pct Stabbings Up, But Suspect Nabbed

Stabbings are up, contributing to an increase in felonious assaults in the 114th Precinct so far this year. More...

Father And Son Receive Honorary Degrees From SJU

A father and son made history on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13 at the 137th commencement exercises of St. John's University, Jamaica. More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

Hollis Man Rips Off O'Donnell Law enforcement sources said a 23- year-old Hollis man bilked former talk show host Rosie O'Donnell out of almost $70,000 by forging checks to himself from one of her production companies. More...

New Elmhurst Library Plans Leave Neighbors Cold

Queens Library officials unveiled plans to replace the century-old Elmhurst Library with a new, expanded, state-ofthe art facility surrounded by green space at the meeting of the Newtown Civic Association on May 21. More...

Trattoria L'incontro Joins In Epicurean Event

Trattoria L'incontro, an upscale Italian restaurant in Astoria, generously supported Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center (JCC) at its Epicurean Event- an evening of wine and food tasting at the Metropolitan, Glen Cove, on April 19. More...

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