March 19, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Bd 7 Calls For New School Site Bill

Under state law, any proposal for a new school requires a site plan and an environmental review. In addition, the community board and the City Council must both review the proposal. But not when the site is leased. More...

Vallone Brings Skate Park To Astoria

After four years of negotiations, City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. announced on Tuesday, March 11 that the city Department of Parks and Recreation will start work next month on a new skate park in Astoria. More...

St. Demetrios Church To Hold Blood Drive

St. Demetrios Church GOYA will hold a blood drive on Saturday, March 22 at St. Demetrios Church, 30-03 30th Dr., Astoria from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In order to donate: • Bring valid ID and know your Social Security Number. More...

Steve Chen Makes Glass Magazine '20 Under 40' List

Crystal Window & Door Systems Executive Vice President Steve Chen was recognized recently as one of the fenestration industry's rising stars. More...

'Aenos' Perpetuates Greek Island Values

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the United States government was overwhelmed in attempting to save the nation and its own existence. The Greek nation never had a strong centralized government. More...

A Movable Feast

Easter, the greatest festival of the Christian church, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. It is a movable feast; that is, it is not always held on the same date. More...

American Airlines Offers Alliances, AA.Com Service

Travelers today want to go just about anywhere in the world as quickly and directly as possible. More...

America's Ten Most Peculiar Presidential Elections

Part one of three installments.

Do you know the names of the two candidates who took part in the most disputed presidential election in U.S. history? (Hint- the names aren't Bush and Gore.) Who was the first dark horse presidential nominee? More...

Proposal To Build On Triangle Brings Board 2 Wrath

At the March meeting of Community Board 2, matters covered included an application for a dual street renaming, another bit of remodeling in Sunnyside Gardens that required board approval, a board member's retirement, a news report from the Departme More...

114th Precinct Blotter

Traffic, Shoplifting Incidents Highlight St. Patrick's Day

Vehicle checkpoint operations on St. Patrick's Day, Monday, March 17, led to three arrests. More...

2008 Motor Trend Car Of The Year Stars At Auto Show

Among the galaxy of automotive stars at this year's New York International Auto Show, open to the public from March 21 to 30 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, General Motors' Cadillac CTS sedan is a supernova. More...

Hubby Questioned In Homicide

The city Medical Examiner (ME) last week identified bones found in a suitcase in Forest Park as those of a mother of two who disappeared from her Woodhaven home in June 2007. More...

Weprin Addresses Sunnyside Chamber

David Weprin, chairman of the of the City Council Finance Committee and representative of its 23rd District in Hollis/Jamaica, was the speaker at the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce's luncheon for March held as usual at Dazies Restaurant on Queens Bo More...

MTA Ventilation Project To Start In October

The Community Board 1 cabinet met in March after a February hiatus and entertained a long parade of organizational representatives, who brought up many interesting issues. More...

Neighborhood News

No Parole For Kitty Genovese Killer The man who knifed Kitty Genovese to death more than four decades ago was denied parole for the 13th time last week. More...

Alumni Hail Saint Demetrios School's 50th Anniversary

More than 700 alumni and former and present faculty and administration celebrated the 50th anniversary of Saint Demetrios Greek-American School of Astoria at a reunion February 29 at Terrace on the Park. More...

ASPCA 'Go Orange For Animals' Contest

Join the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) in celebrating the human-animal bond and the organization's victories on behalf of animals and 'Go Orange for Animals' now. More...

Markey Honors 12 Local Women

Assemblymember Margaret Markey last Friday, March 14 presented 12 Queens women with her 2008 "Women of Distinction" Awards, saluting them for outstanding volunteer service to the community in a ceremony at More...

Courage Of Greeks And Phil-Hellenes Celebrated At SJU

"The Greeks endured years of slavery known as the 'Chronia tis Slavias'," said Dr. Christos P. Ioannides, keynote speaker at the fourth annual St. John's University Greek Independence Day Program on February 21st in Council Hall. More...

Stories Behind The Symbols of Easter

Why do we do what we do at Easter? Why do many people eat ham and dye eggs? How are these traditions related to Christ's resurrection? For Christians all over the world, Easter is a time of great joy and great pageantry. More...

Johnston, Milcetic Engaged

Sarah Elizabeth Emery Johnston, daughter of Sue Emery and Kent Johnston of Gaithersburg, Maryland, was engaged on Dec. 22, 2007 to Peter Thomas Milcetic, son of Rose Marie and Peter Milcetic of Whitestone, New York. More...

Don't Weed & Feed- Go Green For Spring

According to Patty Kleinberg, Queens Botanical Garden's director of education, people have been brainwashed by 50 years of television advertising to think spring is the time to seed, weed, and feed the lawn. More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Mar. 20 Holy Thursday , Fast of Esther; Mar. 21 Good Friday; Mar. 21 Purim; Mar. 22, Holi-Phagwah; Mar. 23 Easter Sunday; Mar. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct The Hunt Is On For The Richmond Hill Stabber Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a knifewielding suspect who stabbed two men outside a Richmond Hill pool hall on the night of March 9. More...

Forest Hills, Astoria, Jackson Heights Most Popular Nabes

Forest Hills, Astoria and Jackson Heights are the top three most popular Queens neighborhoods for home seekers in New York City, according to ResidentialNYC.com, the Web portal created by the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), which makes thous More...

Cops Seek Help To I.D. Stab Victim

Queens detectives are asking the public for help in solving a murder mystery. Detectives recently released a composite sketch (see sketch) of a man whose skeletal remains were found in September 2007 along railroad tracks in Flushing. More...

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