July 18, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Con Edison Offers More Customers Energy Savings

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has hired four vendors to help expand the company's targeted demand side management program. More...

On the brief side...

Vallone's New Plans For Diving Pool City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. has started discussions with Parks Department officials in hopes of renovating the dilapidated diving pool in Astoria Park next to the Astoria Pool. More...

Astoria Bank Heist Teen Pleads Guilty

A 16-year-old former Astoria high school student received a slap on the wrist when she was sentenced on felony robbery charges June 22 for her role in two local bank robberies. More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

Neighbors Warn City: 'Don't Touch Our Tree!" Flushing residents hugged a majestic beech tree as they joined City Councilmember John Liu in a warning to officials at the city School Construction Authority (SCA) to keep their hands - and buzz sa More...

Queens Bodega Owners Call On City For Action

Owners of bodegas and other small shops throughout Queens are calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg for help in curbing the spike of violence they have experienced over the past few months. More...

Congress OKs Biggest College Aid Increase In Past 63 Years

Queens Dem lawmakers last week were singing the praises of a momentous college tuition aid bill.

Queens Democratic lawmakers in Washington last week were singing the praises of a momentous college tuition aid bill that increases grants for millions of needy college students and reduces by 50 percent the interest they will have to pay on colleg More...

Diakovasilis Holds Poetry Reading

"Greek blood is not shed aimlessly, it irrigates holy soil and remains glorious," recited Rev. Anastasios Diakovasilis from his second book, Poietiki Anthologia ( Poetic Anthology). More...

Sweet Potatoes:

A Super Food for Diabetics

We hear it over and over again, "Eat your vegetables!" While we understand the importance of including vegetables in meals, we can get bored with the same veggie lineup. More...

Fiber Reality Check: Are You Getting Enough?

Have you eaten enough fiber today? A new survey finds that nearly 70 percent of women polled say they eat enough fiber every day, but research shows only about one of 10 is actually eating enough fiber1. More...

YMCA To Hold 8th Tempone Dinner-Dance

On Wednesday, October 17, the Long Island City YMCA will host its eighth annual Frank J. Tempone Service to Youth Dinner & Dance to raise funds for its youth programs and family services. More...

Cornell Gunter's Coasters To Appear In Astoria Park

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) Waterfront Concert Series is in full swing and the 25th anniversary celebration continues. The Cornell Gunter's Coasters will perform in Astoria Park on Thursday, July 26 at 7:30pm. More...

GREEK NIGHTS 2007 SUMMER PERFORMANCES

Jul. 24 KEP (Greek Cultural Center) music from Asia Minor, Rebetika/Entehna folk songs Jul. 31 Skrepetos Orchestra Aug. 7 Gus Ballas music/Holy Cross dancers Aug. 14 GAFS dancers/Athenian Society Aug. 21 DJ Gus/George's Patriotic Band Aug. More...

Sunnyside Gardens Is Closer To Historic District Status

The City Planning Commission has to hold hearings and the City Council must take a vote, but barring any unexpected snags from either of these two events, Sunnyside Gardens is almost certain to become Queens' largest historic district, probably wel More...

Church Robbery Fells Granny-Beater

The Queens man who brutally beat two elderly grandmothers last spring in Jamaica Estates and Jamaica has added a new chapter to his criminal history. More...

Weiner Beats Other '09 Mayoral Hopefuls In Campaign $ Received

Congressmember Anthony Weiner, one of the leading contenders for mayor in the 2009 election, led all other mayoral hopefuls by raising $2 million for the six-month period which ended last Wednesday. More...

Brown Is 2nd Longest Serving DA In Queens History

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown became the second longest serving district attorney in the history of Queens County, moving past Charles P. Sullivan (1935- 1951) in May 2007. Brown became district attorney of Queens County in 1991. More...

Graffiti Vandal Nabbed Near Councilmember Vallone's Office

A boneheaded 16-year old boy was arrested at around 1 p.m. More...

Young And Liu Celebrate July 4 With Community

On a terrace decorated with American flags, some 100 members of the Flushing community came out to celebrate the Fourth of July at a cookout with Assemblymember Ellen Young and Councilmember John Liu at Young's district office. More...

MacBook Pro Is Video Contest Prize

Con Edison is extending through August 17 the deadline for submissions to its "Power of Power" video contest for 13- to 17-year olds. More...

Students Overcome Odds To Earn H.S. Diplomas

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein has named students who have overcome serious obstacles to earn their diplomas at New York City high schools as "Graduates of the Day". More...

The Pulpit

Atonement Lutheran: •Sunday worship services in English at 10:15 a.m. More...

Dentistry Duo Delivers Quality Care On Astoria's Broadway

It used to be you would go to visit your dentist with some trepidation about the pain you would have to endure. You would sit in the waiting room bored, staring into space, dozing, or reading last year's magazines. More...

Sunnyside Community Services Gets Award

Sunnyside Community Services, Inc. was one of 11 organizations in the New York region honored at the 2007 Regional Commuter Choice Awards. More...

Whole Grains for Smart Hearts

You can improve your diet deliciously and easily by adding whole grains for big health payoffs. More...

Starbucks Gifts And Goodies Add To Summertime Fun

Life's better on the front porch and as you stop by to refresh with friends or cool off with colleagues at your local Starbucks this summer, take a look at these delightful gifts and goodies. More...

CALDC's "Summer Fun" Children's Series

The Summer Fun Children's Series presented by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) will continue on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 10:30 a.m. at Athens Square Park and Dutch Kills Playground through August 8. More...

'Discover Queens' Gets Off To Rousing Start

Representatives of cultural, economic and business institutions of Queens surrounded Borough President Helen Marshall at a kick off celebration of this year's "Discover Queens in August" at the Diamond Club at Shea Stadium yesterday. More...

114th Police Precinct Blotter

Friday, July 6: • Three white males, one 20 years old and two 25 years old, were charged with criminal trespass after they were found on property at Northern Boulevard and 47th Street without permission. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

109th Precinct Hunt For Stickup Duo Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two men who held up a Whitestone grocery store at gunpoint on July 8. More...

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