June 25, 2008 RSS feed / Features

CALDC Brings Music Back To Astoria Park

Let the flag waving begin! More...

Gianaris Joins In Graffiti Cleanup Day

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) joined members of the New York Anti-Crime Second Chance Task Force in the battle to eradicate graffiti in Western Queens. More...

Board 1 Approves Dutch Kills Rezoning

At the June meeting of Community Board 1, the long-awaited, finally certified Dutch Kills rezoning plan at last was placed before the board for its consideration. More...

PAL Play Street Program Starts July 7

The Police Athletic League (PAL) launches its 2008 Summer Program in Queens on Monday, July 7 with their traditional sidewalk games, helping kids develop their creativity through the arts, and learn from a wide range of educational, recreational an More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

Tougher Graffiti Penalties The state senate last week approved a bill, sponsored by state Senator Frank Padavan, making graffiti crimes a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison, or a fine to be determined at sentencing. More...

First Responders Memorial Planned

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Queensbridge Celebrates Family Fun Day

Members of the Queensbridge community in Long Island City gathered to enjoy a Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 21. The weather cooperated, and everyone was treated to a day of food, music and fun. More...

Queens Youth Cadets Lead World Cultures Parade

On Saturday June 21 some 50,000 spectators lined the streets of the Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan to view the 23rd annual International Immigrants Parade of World Cultures organized by Edward Juarez, president and founder of the International More...

City Kids Make Gains In English, Math

New York City schoolchildren got a hearty pat on the back from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein. More...

114th Civ-OP Holds Graffiti Cleanup Day

From Broadway to 31st Avenue, graffiti covers the walls of a number of stores and homes alike. The 114th Civilian Observation Patrol, Inc. (114th Civ-OP) is here to help. More...

Steinway Street Fest Is Major Draw

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Crowds thronged Steinway Street between 28th and 34th Avenues on Sunday, June 22 to enjoy great weather and food, fun and bargains offered by more than 400 vendors at the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Steinway Street Festival. More...

Board 7 Conditionally OKs Willets Point

A conditional okay has been given by Community Board 7 to redevelopment of Willets Point. By a vote of 22 to 3, the land use and zoning committee approved the plan on Monday. The full board will vote on June 30. More...

Community Board Members Sworn In, Service Recognized

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall swore in 47 new community board members and honored more than 50 veteran members for their longstanding service in ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. More...

Markey's Bill Extends Time For Child Sex Assault Victims To File Suit

The state Assembly has passed a bill introduced by Assemblymember Margaret Markey which grants victims of child sexual assault a longer period of time to press charges by extending the statute of limitations for criminal and civil actions for these More...

American Airlines Sets New York-Buenos Aires Flights

American Airlines has filed a request with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for five additional round-trip flights each week between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE). More...

Borough Cabinet Looks At Flooding, Disaster Planning

"It's good to know that we won't be swimming in our subways," Queens Borough President Helen Marshall said before moving onto the second item of the agenda, a presentation about how to plan for and recover from floods, given by the Mayor's Office of Emerg

Flooding was the major topic of this month's Queens Borough Cabinet Meeting on Tuesday, June 17. More...

Verizon FIOS System Nears PSC Ratification

The last Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon before the summer break was the occasion for an address from William Martin, director of external affairs in Queens for Verizon. More...

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens Presents

ITALIAN NIGHTS 2008

Jul. 2 Dino Rosi, "The Voice of Naples", JANNAH Jul. 9 Roberto di Roma Jul. 16 Fernando Caruso, Mario Dispenza & Joe Spadaro Jul. 23 Goliard Opera & Italian Favorites Jul. 30 I Raggi Del Sole Aug. More...

Queens Library Has Summer Reading For All Ages

No one is too young or too old to catch the reading bug with free summer reading. More...

Free Tennis Program For Queens Kids

On Monday, June 30 the New York Junior Tennis League will begin its annual summer program offering free tennis to youngsters ages 6 to 18 at various locations throughout New York City. More...

Leaving Children Behind

The Jackson Heights International Socialist Organization is holding a discussion on this subject on July 2, 7 p.m., at the Diversity Center of Queens, 76-11 37th Ave., 2nd Floor. Don't miss it. More...

114th Precinct Police Blotter:

Woman Stabbed Near Queensboro Bridge

A Brooklyn man has been arrested in the near-fatal stabbing of a 37-year-old woman as she walked with her 13-year-old daughter near the Queensboro Bridge shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 22. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct UPS Loader Steals Mac Computers Police arrested a 22-year-old United Parcel Service employee on June 16 after he confessed to stealing two Macintosh iBook computers from a truck parked inside the delivery service depot in Maspeth. More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. All Saints' Church: •Tuesdays, 6 p.m. More...

Ravenswood Lions Club Celebrates 50th

The Lions Club of Ravenswood, part of the largest international service organization in the world, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary at Riccardo's by the Bridge in Astoria. (L. to r.): Rodney and Mrs. More...

Volunteer Parent Wanted For CEC, D30

A vacancy currently exists at Community Education Council District 30. Applications must be received on or before Monday, July 14, by 4 p.m. To request an application, e-mail CEC30@schools.nyc.gov, or call Audrey Toro at 718- 391-8380. More...

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