August 29, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Flushing Native Bikes Across U.S.

Jack Bouba and Stacey Mairs left Portland, Oregon on June 1, bicycling across the country. The two parted company in New Philadelphia, Ohio, with Mairs going on to Virginia and Bouba heading toward his mother's home in Flushing. More...

Student Registration For Public Schools Has Begun

The Student Registration Centers in Queens will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. until September 21. The centers will be closed Monday, September 3 (Labor Day) and Thursday and Friday, September 13 and 14 (Rosh Hashanah).

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) today announced that 15 temporary Student Registration Centers will enroll new students for the opening of school. More...

Iannece Family And Friends Invade Sicily

Jerry Iannece, former chairman of Community Board 11 in Northeast Queens, now vice president of the Italian-American Organizations of Queens and president of the Saint Michael's Society of Senerchia, Italy, recently organized a group trip to Italy. More...

Five Charged With Selling Alcohol To Minors

Five Asian males were observed selling alcohol to minors at five establishments in the 114th Police Precinct on Saturday, August 18 and were charged with having unlawful dealings with a child and engaging in the prohibited sale of alcohol. More...

The Pulpit

All Saints: •Sep. 15, Saturday, noon. Penny social, drawings start promptly at 2 p.m., refreshments available, 43-12 46th St., Sunnyside; 718.784.8031. **** Astoria Center of Israel: •Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. More...

LIC Firefighters Injured At Deutsche Bank Building

"Pray for Uncle Billy," fellow firefighters said. More...

Federation Of Hellenic Societies Organizes Fire Aid

Due to the tragic events caused by the wildfires in Greece, the Board of Directors of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, during an emergency meeting, unanimously decided upon the following: 1. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

115th Precinct Man Sought In Sex Attack Queens detectives are searching for a man who attacked a 16-year-old girl in an abandoned building near her Elmhurst home on August 20. More...

The Origins Of Labor Day

Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

"Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. More...

Flushing House Holds Crazy Hat Party

Flushing House residents wanted to do something silly and have a good time laughing together, so Flushing House Recreation Director Lisa Hoxie came up with an idea for a "Crazy Hat" party. More...

Buddy Clayton Plans Comeback

Astoria resident Buddy Clayton, who has made entertaining in veterans' homes and at events for members of the armed forces at his own expense a career, hopes to be back on tour again shortly. More...

Markey Visits Junior Tennis League Campers

On Wednesday, August 22, Assemblymember Margaret Markey (D- Maspeth, far l.) visited with New York Junior Tennis League summer camp kids at I.S. 204 in Long Island City and spoke to the campers about the benefits of tennis and athletics. More...

Sunnysider Chews Burgers To Win At Choo-Choo's

Choo-Choo's held its first annual burger-eating contest last Saturday. More...

Recycle Electronics & Clothing In September

Recycling is doing the right thing for the earth! More...

Did You Know?

(NAPSA)-Alzheimer's disease currently affects approximately 5.1 million Americans. Support is available and medications exist that can treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

City Warns: Don't Mess With Our Fire Hydrants! More...

Spitzer Due To Name Racetrack Franchise Choice Next Tuesday

Governor Eliot Spitzer will turn into an early version of Santa Claus next Tuesday when he's expected to announce his choice of the franchisee to operate the state's three racetracks, including for the first time, hugely profitable video lottery te More...

Papamarcos Is SJU College Of Business Dean

The Board of Trustees of St. John's University has elected Steven Papamarcos, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's University effective immediately. He succeeds Dr. More...

Pope Shenouda III Visits LIC Coptic Church

A silence fell on a crowd of some 400 parishioners at St. George's Coptic Christian Orthodox Church on August 19 as Pope Shenuda III offered a blessing to consecrate the Long Island City house of worship. St. More...

Cretan Societies Leave Imprint On American Soil

Drama! Excitement! Violence! These are the key elements of the Greek Primetime series "Maheri tis Karthias" (Knife of the Heart) on Greek satellite television throughout the world. More...

Israel Trip Reinforces Bond With United States

Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D-NY), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, recently returned from a trip to Israel and the West Bank where he was briefed on issues critical to the US-Israeli relationship. More...

Astoria Greeks Can Only Watch As Homeland Burns

Greek Americans packed cafes and coffee shops throughout Astoria on August 26, sharing stories of home while watching broadcasts reporting a modern-day Greek tragedy. More...

Gioia Honors Queens Robbery Squad

City Councilmember Eric Gioia (c.) stands with officers of the Queens Robbery Squad, including Detective Chris Alger, who was responsible for the arrest of the mugger who violently attacked two elderly Queens women earlier this year. More...

The Haymarket Martyrs

T he Martyrs' Monument by sculptor, Albert Weinert, takes its inspiration from "La Marseillaise", the national anthem of France. It was a favorite of Albert Parsons and he sang it in his cell just prior to his trip to the gallows. More...

Two Queens Schools Receive Teacher/Artist Grants

Two schools in Queens have received matching grants to fund partnerships between teachers and artists or cultural organizations that will help students reach New York State Learning Standards. More...

Quality Inn Hotel Opens In LIC

A new Quality Inn Hotel featuring sleek, modern accommodations for tourists and weary business travelers located just minutes from the Queens Plaza transportation hub has been opened in Long Island City.. More...

Mets Honor Young Readers

The two Serbi cousins posed with New York Mets mascot Mr. More...

QMA & Zoo Offer Things To Do Before, After & In-between US Open Matches

The Queens Museum of Art, steps away from the US Open, is offering free admission to all during the tournament. More...

GREEK NIGHTS 2007 SUMMER PERFORMANCES

Aug. 28 DJ Gus Ballas Astoria/Edison, New Jersey Cretans perform Sep. 4 Aurora Coman/Kostas Skrepetos perform Sep.11 Athenians Society/Bryant H.S./J.H.S. More...

No Garbage, Recycling, Street Cleaning On Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, the New York City Department of Sanitation has announced that there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, September 3. More...

Flushing Man Convicted In Sports Bar Stabbing

Regino Dominguez, now 25, whose last known address was 34-12 Union St., Flushing, on August 24 was convicted of second-degree murder, first- and seconddegree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the fatal stabbing of one man More...

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