April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Restaurant of the Week

Trattoria L'incontro…A Singular Experience

21-76 31st Street, Astoria, NY (off Ditmars Blvd.) 718.721.3532

"Chi mangia bene, vive bene," is Rocco Sacramone's mantra. More...

Editorials

MTA Ignores Queens-Brooklyn G Line

Editorial

Last week the City Council Transportation Committee castigated Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials for systematic, intentional neglect of the G subway train line. More...

Salutes Jack Fein

To The Editor: Jack Fein's name always comes to mind when we think of Fort Totten. He proudly preserved the fort's history and secrets. His 36-year military career encompassed both World War II and the Korean conflict. More...

Vote Congress Out

To The Editor: Approval ratings for Congress have never been lower, yet how do we account for the reelection of 98 percent of the incumbents in the House of Representatives and 92 percent in the Senate? More...

Sports

TRI-M Mercy Martyrs Win 6th Diocesan Championship

On April 5, 19 teams competed in the CYO Girls Olympics at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, Long Island. The TRI-M Girls Swim Team won five gold, three silver and four bronze medals. More...

Governor Throws Out First Ball On Jackie Robinson Day

Governor David Paterson throws out the ceremonial first ball of the Mets-Brewers game at Shea Stadium on April 15, celebrated as Jackie Robinson Day throughout Major League Baseball. More...

Sports Updates

Mets Shut Out Nationals 6-0 On Jackie Robinson Night

The Mets scored first in the first inning on three hits. Jose Reyes opened the game with a single, but was picked off first base on a botched steal attempt. More...

Political Page

Bloomberg May Seek Third Term, Thompson Puts Quinn On Notice

An intriguing and interesting story that Mayor Bloomberg is toying with the idea of scrapping term limits so he could run for a third term next year was leaked at City Hall last week. At the same time, City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Mixed Reaction To City's Delay Of Senior Reforms RFP

An announcement last week delaying the issuance of a controversial RFP that was the key to the Bloomberg mayoral administration's plans to perhaps close some centers, phase out some services drew a mixed reaction. More...

Features

UCCA Continues Fight Against Federal Express

An independent expert hired by the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) said a study on the environmental impact of a proposed 225,000 square foot. Federal Express facility in Astoria does not go far enough. More...

P.S. 112 Club Raises $1K For Mount Sinai Queens

The Leadership Lunch Club at P.S. 112 in Long Island City ran a school-wide Penny Harvest with the help of the non-profit organization Common Centers. More...

State Budget Has Funds For Local Queens Projects

Queens lawmakers reported last week that the borough came away with a goodly variety of benefits to libraries, cultural institutions, homeowner mortgages, and other areas under the $122 billion budget passed last Wednesday, as well as a share of bi More...

Star Journal

Commissioner Cavils At Land Grab In April 1938

Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star-Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

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