January 2, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Brown Sworn In For Fifth Term As Queens DA

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown was sworn in on December 26 to his fifth full term as District Attorney of Queens County. The ceremony took place at the District Attorney's Office at 125-01 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. More...

MetLife Foundation Gives $125,000 Grant To LaG CC

LaGuardia Community College has been awarded a $125,000 MetLife Foundation grant to develop a program that will encourage adult students completing high school equivalency studies (GED) to pursue higher education. More...

13,000 New Yorkers To Share In Lending Case Settlement

More than $18 million has been distributed to 13,686 New Yorkers eligible to receive restitution as a result of a $325 million settlement with Ameriquest Mortgage Company and its subsidiaries stemming from an investigation into predatory loan pract More...

115th CC Donates Toys To La Guardia Family Center

Lillian Kowalsky, 115th Police Precinct Community Council president, and members of the community brought toys donated by the Community Council to the La Guardia Family Center at 102-10 Ditmars Blvd. More...

114th Precinct Blotter:

114th Pct. CO Urges Crime Prevention Education

Over the course of the past six weeks there has been in increase in burglaries south of the Grand Central Parkway between 31st and 38th Streets, extending as far south as Broadway. More...

2008 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announce the 2008 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar. More...

Two Area Schools Join Ed. Dept. Bonus Pay Program

Two area schools, P.S. 111, Long Island City and P.S. 92, Corona have elected to participate in a new bonus pay program. More...

Many Fresh Direct Workers, Facing Immigrant Status Test, Quit Jobs

City Comptroller William C. Thompson and Congressmember Nydia Velazquez have called on the U.S. More...

No 'Ho! Ho! Ho!' For AmEx Fraudster

A 44-year-old Brooklyn man is wishing this week that he had left home without a batch of phony American Express Travelers Cheques. More...

World Grieves Loss Of Bhutto

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, whose assassination shocked the world last week, was praised as an outspoken voice for democracy and a leading advocate of moderation and democracy by public officials, who attributed her death to More...

Holy Cross H.S. Magazine Earns Scholastic Press Award

Holy Cross H.S., 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing, was recently notified that its literary magazine, Discovery 2007, was awarded first place by the American Scholastic Press Association. More...

The Pulpit

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News Of The Neighborhoods

Borden Avenue Veterans Shelter Reopens Residents returning to the newly renovated Borden Avenue Homeless Veterans Shelter said they are happy to be home, but are still concerned about recurring violence, drug and alcohol abuse at the facility. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

109th Precinct Good Cop, Bad Cop A 22-year-old Queens man chose the wrong victim when he decided to pose as a cop on December 12. More...

Car Impounded, DWI Driver Tries To Steal It Back

Police arrested a 27-year-old Bronx man twice in December for drunk driving and for attempting to steal his impounded car from an NYPD lot adjacent to the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights. More...

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