January 30, 2008 RSS feed / Features

107th Police Precinct Community Outreach

Become a member of the Explorers Program for young men and women 14 to 20 years. More...

Clinton 'Responders' Answer Critics

Leaving nothing to chance in the 22 states that will hold Democratic presidential primaries on Super Tuesday, February 5, Senator Hillary Clinton has set up a team of "Rapid Responders" to answer inaccurate or misleading attacks on her or Bill Clin More...

Consumer Debt Clinic Opens At Queens Civil Court

Residents of Queens County will soon have a new resource to assist them in dealing with consumer debt cases in Civil Court. On Friday, January 25, "CLARO" will be opening at Queens Civil Court. More...

MRSA, Homeless Issues Highlight Borough Cabinet

Happy New Year exchanges marked the beginning of the first Queens Borough Cabinet meeting of 2008, and then Borough President Helen Marshall led the cabinet efficiently through four items. More...

Coalition Seeks Affordable Housing In Willets Pt. Plan

A large coalition of Queens advocacy groups, concerned that the city's Willets Point redevelopment plan, now nearing final approval, will not benefit nearby residents, called last night for affordable housing to be added to the proposal. More...

Sears Lists Congestion Pricing Drawbacks At Board 3

Sears Lists Congestion Pricing Drawbacks At Board 3 Community Board 3 welcomed the new year, albeit a little late, and heard from City Councilmember Helen Sears, who made the news on New Year's Day when her granddaughter was one of the first child More...

Boscio Retires After 47 Years In Priesthood

Monsignor Charles Patrick Boscio celebrated his retirement Mass at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 21-47 29th St., Astoria, on Sunday, January 27 at 3:30 p.m. At age 72, he retires after 47 years in the Roman Catholic priesthood. More...

Volunteer Parent Wanted For CEC, D30

Community Education Council District 30 is looking to fill a vacancy. Applications must be received on or before Monday, February 25, by 4 p.m. More...

Christ The King H.S. January Students Of Month Named

Freshman Lenny Giannachi, Sophomore Kamile Vilimaite, Junior Gregory Hauffe and Senior Keelan Haughney were named Students of the Month for January at Christ the King Regional H.S., Middle Village. More...

Immigration Probe Nets Feds Two Arrests

Federal agents arrested a 48-year-old immigration officer and an Astoria salon owner last week, charged with soliciting bribes in return for valid green cards, authorities said. More...

Board 2 Reiterates Congestion Pricing Concerns

At the first Community Board 2 meeting of 2008, the board and other listeners in the room at Sunnyside Community Services heard about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC 2030. More...

Bipartisan Economic Stimulus Package Garners Crowley's Approval

"When it comes to sustaining the health of our nation's economy, there is no room for partisanship or bickering," Congressmember Joseph Crowley declared after Democratic legislative leaders and President George W. 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...

St. Joseph's Mausoleum Is St. Michael's New Addition

St. Michael's Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, remains resolute in celebrating life. It carries out that commitment in the new St. Joseph's Community Mausoleum, the largest, most lavish, unique and dramatic building at St. Michael's. More...

Volunteers Wanted At New York Cares

New York Cares, the city's leading volunteer organization, has hundreds of ways for Queens residents to get involved in their community, and becoming a volunteer is easy. More...

Con Ed: Stray Voltage Shocks Drop Nearly 80 Percent

Con Edison's comprehensive stray voltage testing and prevention programs are working. More...

Clinton Seen As Winner Over Obama In Next Tuesday's Primary

Obama is expected to get a lift from the black vote in New York City, judging from the support he received from black voters in South Carolina last Saturday. However, that segment of the electorate made up half the Democratic voters, and that will not be

Although Senator Barack Obama may be enjoying some momentum from his impressive South Carolina primary victory, when next Tuesday's primary in New York state rolls around, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to win the day in her state and w More...

Crystal Window Exhibit Ushers In Lunar New Year

Part of the personal art collection of Crystal Window & Door Systems President Thomas Chen will be the featured exhibit of the upcoming Lunar New Year Celebration at Flushing Town Hall. More...

On the brief side...

Crowley Hosts Subway Hero At Bush's Address

Nolan: 'Review Handcuffed Student Incident' Assemblymember Catherine Nolan (D- Ridgewood) has called on school authorities to immediately review the reported handcuffing of a five-year-old child at P.S. More...

Mayor, Weprin See Education Cuts For City In State Budget

Governor Eliot Spitzer's considerable problems with the Republican-controlled state senate have been amply documented. Now he has aroused the enmity of New York City's Republican mayor. More...

PA Pocono Builders Offers Luxury Pocono Homes At Affordable Prices

In the past few years, New York and New Jersey have seen a migration of a portion of their populace to the outskirts of the Greater New York area and into the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

CEC 30 Holds Legislative Dinner

Community Education Council, District 30 met last Thursday evening, January 17, to present its case for educational funding to local elected officials. More...

Essay Contests For Aspiring Writers And Others

Assemblymember For A Day: Assemblymember Mark S. Weprin (D- Little Neck) is sponsoring an essay contest for students in grades five through eight. More...

114th Precinct Blotter:

Two Sought For Armed Robbery In 114th Precinct

Two 18-year-old black males are sought by police in connection with an armed robbery last month. At about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Jumper Critical A woman who last week jumped in front of a Manhattan-bound J train at an elevated subway station in Woodhaven remains in critical condition, authorities said. More...

Maloney Hails $3.7 B Additional Funding For Wounded Veterans

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney said the largest single spending increase in the 77- year history of the Veterans' Administration indicates that Congress is moving the federal government in a long overdue new direction. More...

Peralta, Monserrate Join Code Blue Initiative

Assemblymember Jose R. Peralta and City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate, with the generous help of Health Plus health insurance and RWDSU Local 338, will be giving away warm winter coats to help keep New Yorkers warm during this frigid time of year. More...

St. Demetrios School Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Alumni Association of Saint Demetrios Greek-American School of Astoria will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the school on Friday, February 29 with a dinner-dance at Terrace on the Park, Flushing. More...

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