April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Kaner Legacy Lives On At Ronald McDonald House

An American journalist, philanthropist and long-time resident of Port Washington, Walter Kaner is best known for his stint as "Tokyo Mose" during and after World War II where he aired a popular broadcast radio show on U.S. Army Radio. More...

114th Community Council Looks At Gang Activity

The 114th Precinct Community Council convened on March 25 to discuss the issue of gang activity and the preventative measures taken by police to combat this threat. More...

Queens Lutheran Student Is Geography Bee Finalist

Robert Engesser, a student in the seventh grade at Queens Lutheran School, 31-20 21st Ave., Astoria, is a regional finalist in the 2008 National Geographic Bee. More...

Designer Challenge: Build A Better Bike Rack

The city Department of Transportation (DOT) is partnering with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in a big-bucks challenge to New Yorkers to design a better, more attractive and functional bike rack. More...

108th Precinct Conditions Unit Officers Are Honored

The 108th Police Precinct has a body of officers known as the conditions unit, whose duties include keeping a close watch on previously convicted persons that are likely suspects or persons of interest when certain crimes have been committed. More...

Queens Students Honored At Alley Pond Center

Councilmember James Gennaro, chair of the City Council Environmental Protection Committee and a former college professor, honored 99 students from Northeast Queens' School District 26 at an award ceremony at Alley Pond Environmental Cente More...

Local Funeral Home Holds Estate Planning Seminar

It is not the most favorite of subjects, but a free seminar on estate planning sponsored by Farenga & Sons Funeral Home last Saturday, made a valiant attempt at breaking down some of the inhibitions shared by many when they contemplate planning ahe More...

Bayside H.S. Evacuated Briefly

111th Precinct Bayside H.S. Evacuated In Anthrax Scare

Students and teachers at Bayside H.S. headed into the street on March 26 after a lab technician opened a package containing a suspicious white powder, police sources said. More...

DDPC Grants $35K To Elmhurst Hospital Center

The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) has awarded a grant of $35,000 to Elmhurst Hospital, state Senator John D. Sabini (DI/ Elmhurst) announced. More...

Survivors Of Armenian Genocide Speak Out

On Sunday March 30, five women who live at the New York Armenian Home for the Aged in Flushing and whose ages ranged from 98 to 103, spoke in broken English or with the assistance of translators about the atrocities that they and their families fac More...

Crystal Windows Honored By National Business Group

Crystal Window & Door Systems has been named 2007 Outstanding Minority Business by the National Minority Business Council. More...

Beware Phony DEP Inspectors

In the middle of a crackdown on property owners who haven't paid their water bills, the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has also issued a warning to all New York City homeowners to be on the alert for fake DEP inspectors. More...

Flushing Remonstrance At Queens Museum

History buffs and others who missed the January 2008 public viewing of the Flushing Remonstrance at the Flushing branch of the Queens Borough Public Library will have another chance to view the historic document when it goes on display April 6 at t More...

St. Demetrios Girl Scouts Collect Bottles For Recycling

The seventh grade Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop 4373 at St. Demetrios School, Astoria, organized a drive at the school to recycle water and soft drink bottles made of plastic. More...

America's Ten Most Peculiar Presidential Elections

Part three of three installments.

The Election of 1888: Nineteenth Century Dirty Tricks- Grover Cleveland versus Benjamin Harrison The election of 1888 was rather nasty. More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Apr. 6, Organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Apr. 13, Baisakhi; Apr. 19 Passover begins at sundown; Apr. More...

Quinn Holds Grief Seminar

Thomas M. Quinn and Sons understands that grief continues long after the funeral. They recognize that coping with loss is an ongoing issue. This is especially true when a spouse and partner dies. Here every aspect of life may now seem so different. More...

Board 1, DKCA Ask For Zoning Plan Review

BY RICHARD GENTILVISO

The Department of City Planning says it will certify the long-awaited Dutch Kills rezoning in May. But a group of commercial property owners, calling themselves the "Dutch Kills Purple People", are saying they have not yet been heard. More...

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