January 23, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Spitzer, Crowley Welcome Additional Heating Assistance $

Governor Eliot Spitzer and Congressmember Joseph Crowley have applauded a decision by the U.S. Department of Energy to release $82.4 million in energy assistance to help New York seniors and working families keep the heat on this winter. More...

LaGuardia Dean Addresses Sunnyside Chamber Meeting

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce resumed its schedule of monthly luncheons at Dazies Restaurant on Queens Boulevard this month, with Seth Bornstein, assistant dean of economic development at LaGuardia Community College as guest speaker. More...

On the brief side...

Maloney Gets 2nd Gold Mouse For the second year in a row, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney's Web site www.maloney.house.gov has been awarded a prestigious Gold Mouse Award. More...

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar Opens In Astoria

On January 21, a new Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar opened at 38-01 35th Ave. More...

Board 1 Says 'No' To Con Ed Land Sale

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes with his PlaNYC to achieve the cleanest air of any big city in America by 2030, Community Board 1 is struggling with the present. More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

Cell Phone Towers Unplugged Parishioners at St. Mel's Church in Flushing last week celebrated a towering victory when crews arrived to unplug 23 antenna towers from the roof of the parish elementary school. More...

Con Edison Lot Sale Debate Ends Bd. 1 Cabinet Meeting

The proposed sale by Con Edison of a 20- acre lot was not an item on the agenda at the Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for January, but it wound up dominating the meeting and running it far into overtime. More...

Man Found Dead In 114th Pct.

Police of the 114th Precinct were called to an apartment on the second floor of 24-39 42nd St., shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, in response to a 911 call reporting an unconscious person. More...

Eye In The Sky' Sets Sights On Queens

The New York City Police Department launched its "Eye In The Sky" program in Queens in January, with the installation of security cameras along shopping strips in Astoria, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Flushing. More...

Bloomberg Announces 2 New Initiatives From Laundromat

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, joined by Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Paul Cosgrave, chose Li's Laundromat, 96-10 31st Ave. More...

Seminerio Receives Doctorate From Plaza College

Plaza College conferred an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree on Assemblymember Anthony Seminerio (D-Richmond Hill) at the college's commencement ceremonies last June. Plaza College Provost Charles E. More...

Nolan Hearing To Explore Why Schools Don't Give Physical Ed

Following up on Governor Eliot Spitzer's call for more stringent enforcement of school physical education requirements, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan will hold a hearing next week to explore why students aren't receiving this instruction, despite More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Feb. 2 Imbolc, Feb. 2-5 Brazil Carnival; Feb. 4 Rosa Parks Birth Anniversary, Feb. 5 United States Mardi Gras; Feb. 5 Mexico Constitution Day; Feb. More...

Community Tidbits

Parks & Recreation Alley Pond Environmental Center APEC has many fun and interesting programs all-year long for tots to pre-teens to adults: Jan. 31, Focus the Nation; Feb. 2, Mar. More...

Obama Edges In S.C., But Hillary Holds Solid, Comfortable N.Y. Lead

The furious race between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama will reach a critical juncture in the next 13 days as the now bitter rivals will meet, first in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, and then 10 days later in New York. More...

Bd. 1 Challenges Congestion Pricing

A little over a year ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to Queens to speak about the future of the city. The speech, given on Dec. More...

Commerce Bank Names New Branch Management Team

Commerce Bank (NYSE: CBH), "America's Most Convenient Bank", has named Robert Young manager and Marco Sun assistant manager of its newest Queens retail location, which is currently under construction in the Queens Crossing building at Main Street a More...

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