February 20, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Willets Point Plan Draws Fire At Bd. 7

Community Board 7 is set to begin holding committee meetings on the redevelopment of Willets Point. "Our first is tomorrow night," First Vice Chairperson Chuck Apelian said at the regular February meeting held in Flushing. More...

Borough Cabinet Considers Willets Point

As in her State of the Borough address, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall focused on development at a joint meeting of the Queens Borough Cabinet and the Queens Chamber of Commerce. More...

Disappearing Pay Phones

Sidewalk pay phones are joining mailboxes on their way to becoming obsolete, thanks to cellphones and the Internet, authorities said. The Gazette reported in 2006 that U.S. More...

House Bill Fights Rising Tuition Practices, Expands Access To College

The College Opportunity and Affordability Act, the primary federal law aimed at expanding access for low- and middle-income students, passed Congress earlier this month with a strong bipartisan vote. More...

Con Ed Raises Energy Need, Environment Awareness

Con Edison last week introduced the EnergyNY program, emphasizing information and programs on the company's Web site, www.conEd.com, designed to get New Yorkers thinking about their energy use and future needs. More...

P.S. 205 Students Donate Food To McDonald House

The success of the New York Giants inspired 300 students from P.S. 205 in Bayside to have a "Souperbowl" event to collect boxes of canned goods for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Feb. 24 Mexico Flag Day; Mar. 1 St. David's Day; Mar. 2 Mothering Sunday; Mar. 7 World Day of Prayer; Mar. 16 Palm Sunday; Mar. 17 St. Patrick's Day; Mar. More...

114th Precinct Blotter Highlights

Sunday, February 17: •A 41-year-old Hispanic male was charged with running an unlicensed bottle club, unlicensed warehouse liquor storage, criminal nuisance and sale of alcohol without a license after he was found in charge of an establishm More...

City Planning Comes Under Fire At Dutch Kills Civic Assn.

Among those present at the Valentine's Day meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association was Deputy Inspector Paul Vorbeck, the new commander of the 114th Police Precinct. More...

Crystal Windows Opens Sales Showroom On Sundays

Crystal Window & Door Systems, an awardwinning window and door system manufacturer, recently expanded the opening of its Flushing sales counter, product showroom and order pick-up to seven days a week. Adding Sunday hours of 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

SB 30 Backs Vallone's Homework Limit

Community Education Council District 30, which includes part of City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr.'s district, has passed a resolution "in full support of [Vallone's] opinion of excessive and non-uniformity of homework assigned in our schools. More...

Board 2 Hears Two Views Of Congestion Pricing

...a Quinnipiac Poll of Queens residents found 61 percent in favor of congestion pricing, and 36 percent in favor of it even if the funds collected from it did not go to augmenting and improving mass transit...

At the Community Board 2 February meeting, concern about congestion pricing was bound to come up, and the meeting produced two opposite viewpoints. More...

Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility Artist Honored

Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility hosted a reception February 12 to honor James Keane Sr., a resident of the facility since June 2002. More...

Steinway Street OTB Parlor Closes

The Off Track Betting (OTB) establishment at 28-15 Steinway St., Astoria was closed on Tuesday, February 19 as part of a closure plan implemented by the New York City OTB Corporation Board of Directors during an emergency meeting. More...

William Modell, Modell's Chairman, Dies At Age 86

William D. Modell, chairman of the Modell's Sporting Goods chain, died Thursday, February 14 from complications from prostate cancer in Manhattan. He was 86 years old. Services were held Sunday, February 17 at 11 a.m. in Temple Emanu-El, Manhattan. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Things Don't Go Better With 'Coke' Queens narcotics officers busted a seemingly normal Queens family on February 15 for running a cocaine business out of their Woodhaven home. More...

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Feb. 24 Mexico Flag Day; Mar. 3 The Doll Festival; Mar. 17 St. Patrick's Day; Mar. 21 Naw Ruz, India's New Year's Day Community Meetings Associations Feb. More...

Corona Neighbors Speak Out On 'Hatchet' Killer

Last weekend, neighbors walked stone-faced past cops waiting outside the Corona cooperative apartment of the man charged in the hatchet death of a Manhattan psychiatrist. More...

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