October 3, 2007 RSS feed / Features

1942 Home Prices Have 2007 Equivalents

In September 1942 the United States had been at war with the Axis Powers for almost 10 months. More...

Queens Library Foundation Honors Braca

The Queens Library Foundation hosted its seventh annual dinner, The Crystal Ball...A Magical Event, on Monday, October 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the Water's Edge Restaurant on the East River at 44th Drive, Long Island City. More...

Vallone Fundraiser Draws 150+

Neighborhood dignitaries hosted a fundraiser for Peter F. Vallone Jr. at Zodiac Restaurant in Astoria, drawing a crowd of more than 150 people to celebrate his ongoing commitment to his community. More...

Onorato Appeals For Greece 'Fire' Donations

State Senator George Onorato renewed his plea last week for concerned residents to join him in making donations to organizations taking contributions to aid the people of Greece as they struggle to recover from the wildfires that ravaged their coun More...

Board 3 Hears From FEMA, Pans Liquor License Renewal

Community Board 3 has a district so laden with bar-restaurant combinations that it has to make State Liquor Authority license applications a major part of nearly every meeting. More...

Vincent Iannece Honored With Street Renaming

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. unveiled a street sign on Sunday, September 30, officially renaming the corner of 32nd Street and Astoria Boulevard at the apex of Columbus Triangle, directly in front of the statue of Columbus, Cav. More...

The Pulpit

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Honoring Those Who Serve Our Nation

BY ED HORN Army Spc. Jonathan Rivadeneira, 22 years of age, died in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded near his convoy. He leaves behind his mother and a young wife who were preparing for his tour to end this December. More...

Lawmakers Again Blast Con Ed's Rate Hike Request

Local lawmakers last week submitted formal opposition to the Public Service Commission, charging Con Ed's pending rate increase request is the largest such request in history. More...

Dino - A Son Remembers

A tribute concert will be performed on Saturday, October 13 at 8 p.m. at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), located at Queensborough Community College 222-05 56th Avenue Bayside, NY 11364. More...

Elmhurst Hospital Center Holds Prostate Cancer Screenings

Elmhurst Hospital Center opened its doors to the community, offering men the opportunity to be screened for prostate cancer in recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

9 Officers Earn Cop Of The Month Honors At The 114th

Nine police officers whose beats run from Astoria Park to Queens Plaza South and along Broadway, Steinway Street and Ditmars Boulevard were honored for helping to keep the community safe over the summer. More...

Markey Would Allow More Time To Pursue Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Taking hope from a bill which passed the state legislature in the last session and was signed into law, Assemblymember Margaret Markey said she will try again in the 2008 session to have legislation passed by both houses to extend the statute of li More...

Feds Urge Storm Battered Queens Victims To File For Aid By Oct. 30

Storm battered Queens residents are being urged by federal officials to apply for assistance to cover the cost of repairing or rebuilding their homes and lives that were left in a shambles by severe storms, flooding and a tornado that tore through More...

Panera Joins Komen Race With Pink Ribbon Bagels

Panera Bread at 38-01 35th Ave. in Long Island City is putting a mouth-watering twist on fundraising for breast cancer research. More...

TWC, CyberAngels Launch 1st NYC Cyber Safety Day

Time Warner Cable of New York & New Jersey and CyberAngels, a Guardian Angels program dedicated to keeping children and families safe from harm on the Internet, has announced the launch of a $500,000-plus, multi-media public safety campaign to help More...

Ships To Nowhere Exhibit Opens

A special exhibit opened October 1, inaugurating opening of the Kupferberg Holocaust Center's new exhibition, Ships to Nowhere. More...

Astorians Show Support For Onorato At Fundraiser

More than 150 people came to Riccardo's by the Bridge last Wednesday, September 26 to show their support for state Senator George Onorato's re-election campaign. More...

Columbus Day

TToday we take for granted that the world is round. In the fifteenth century, however, most people believed the world was flat. More...

Board 1 Turns Down Club's Cabaret License

Ensconced between 25th and 27th Avenues at the side of the BQE an establishment at 26-44 Borough Pl., was not immediately familiar. More...

21-Year-Old Murder Case Finally Comes To Trial

Twenty-one years after a woman was brutally murdered in a burglary of her Sunnyside Gardens home, the Queens district attorney finally brought a suspect to trial. But the prosecutors fear that their case may be crumbling. More...

Corona Mom's Trial Starts In Shaken-Baby Case

Blanca Jaramillo, 38, ran out of her Corona house on Apr. 6, 2006, with her baby, Christopher, in her arms, screaming, "Please, please help me! Help me! My son is dying!" Juan Perez testified.

A mother accused of violently shaking her 11-month-old baby so hard that parts of his brain died and his retinas bled tried to cover up her crime by falsely claiming the baby fell down some stairs, a Queens prosecutor said. More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

107th Precinct Sergeants Honored Three NYPD sergeants at the 107 Precinct in Fresh Meadows received honors from the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) recently for on the job heroics, overall performance and good, old-fashioned police work th More...

Variety Boys And Girls Club Of Queens Honors Brucculeri

Theresa Brucculeri, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Board of Directors vice president, is a dedicated and compassionate individual with a long history of charitable work in helping children at the House. More...

Barrage Of Woes Greets 108th Precinct Commander

The 108th Police Precinct Community Council resumed its series of meetings in September, hearing from an audience determined to unload a lot of summer woes that had gone unexpressed in the two months the council was on vacation. More...

Mr. Met Voted Into Mascot Hall Of Fame

It's official! Mr. Met, the big-baseball headed mascot of the New York Mets, has made it to the Mascot Hall of Fame. "Mr. Met is in," Hall of Fame Vice Chairman Chris Bruce said in announcing the honor on September 14. Team officials said Mr. More...

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