February 27, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Whitestone Organizations Get Sovereign Grants

Three Whitestone community organizations last week received Sovereign Bank "Quality of Life" grants to support their work in this Queens neighborhood where the bank has recently opened a new office at 149-37 14th Ave. More...

Could Willets Pt. Convention Center Help Solve Javits Woes?

With the Javits Convention Center expansion in Manhattan and the Willets Point redevelopment plan in Queens both stalled, a prominent member of the private planning community has offered a solution that could get both plans unsnarled. More...

SLA Issues Predominate At Board 3 February Meeting

A speaker from the New York State Liquor Authority dominated Community Board 3's February meeting, as well he might have, since the SLA's presence hovers over the board's many decisions on beer, wine and liquor license applications, and a spokesman More...

City Offers Foreclosure Help

The number of homeowners faced with foreclosure in Queens rose 59 percent in 2007 compared with the year before. That's 11,000 families facing eviction. Citywide, there are a reported 27,000 homeowners involved in foreclosure proceedings. More...

Will We Get Another Clinton Miracle Next Tuesday?

Looking ahead to next Tuesday, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton needs decisive victories over Senator Barack Obama in Texas and Ohio to keep her faltering candidacy alive. More...

Write A Poem To Your Favorite Animal Friend

Celebrate April's National Poetry Month by writing a sonnet to a spaniel or a poem to a Persian cat. More...

114th Precinct Blotter

Five-Hour Standoff Ends With 3-Year-Old Hostage Release

At about 11:15 a.m. on Friday, February 22, police of the 114th Precinct responded to 40-15 10th St., Long Island City, to investigate a report of an emotionally disturbed person. More...

FedEx Plans Get Cool Reception

Riker's Island, LaGuardia Airport, and the Westway Motel were all on the agenda, and that was just the warm-up at the United Community Civic Association meeting on Thursday, February 21. More...

Maloney's 'Bill Of Rights' For Credit Card Users Abolishes Abuses

Seeking to abolish major credit card abuses that hurt consumers while increasing fair competition and free market values for credit card holders, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney recently introduced the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2008. More...

Seek To Name Unisphere Walkway David Oats Promenade

City and borough officials have been asked to honor recently deceased parks activist David Oats by naming a significant piece of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Oats' memory. More...

Corrections Dept. Plans Move To The Bulova Center

The Department of Corrections is planning to lessen the prison population on Riker's Island by 3,000 inmates and will move their headquarters to the Bulova Center. The Westway Motel has a new and responsive ownership. More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. 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. 20 Holy Thursday; Mar. More...

Neighborhood News

Community Boards Go Cyber Queens' 14 community boards have taken a step into cyberspace. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct A 20-year-old Woodhaven man was arrested on February 18 after investigators determined he stole an $800 diamond ring during a February 7 sleepover at a friend's home. More...

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