July 2, 2008 RSS feed / Features

No Sanitation Service Friday, July 4

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced that in observance of Independence Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Friday, July 4. More...

Fresh Meadows Library Branch Club Knits, Crochets

The Fresh Meadows Knitters and Crochet'ers Club started at the Fresh Meadows branch of the Queens Borough Public Library about a year ago. One of the library's customers suggested the club, and it has been a huge success. More...

It's a grand old flag

For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation's unity, as well as a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. Here are the highlights of its unique history. More...

Movies On The Waterfront Come to Astoria Park

Pop some corn, grab a blanket or chair and bring the kids to Astoria Park on Monday evenings this summer. The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) is presenting a series of free, outdoor movies featuring box office blockbusters. More...

Women and Work

This job training program is being offered through Queens College. The City University of New York (CUNY) Women and Work (W&W) is a free 15-week, job- and life-skills training program that prepares women for the work place. More...

The Pulpit

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

Con Edison Introduces Greener Vehicle Fleet

To enhance its commitment to environmental excellence, Con Edison announced this past Tuesday, June 24, that the company is increasing the use of environmentally friendly biodiesel fuel in its truck fleet and expanding its acquisition of green vehi More...

114th Precinct Blotter

Man Throws Bottle, Is Charged With Assault

The month of July in the 114th Police Precinct began with a 40-year-old Asian male being charged with reckless endangerment and harassment after he threw a bottle at a victim after having a dispute. More...

Cops Continue Fireworks Crackdown

Police officials this week are alerting city dwellers to avoid losing their freedom for illegal fireworks displays on local streets. More...

Bd. 2 Looks At Landmarks, Consumer Affairs, Bike Lanes

Community Board 2's May meeting had six items that had to be brought to a vote: four Landmark Preservation Commission applications, a Consumer Affairs application and a Department of Transportation presentation on the Vernon Boulevard-East River Gr More...

On the brief side...

Major Disabled Rights Bill OK'd By House Advocates of legal protections for the disabled scored a major victory last week when Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation expanding the civil rights of the disabled and restoring some rights that had More...

DirectBuy Donates Foosball Table To Variety B&G Club

To a generation reared on video games, iPods and computers, an old-school game like foosball wouldn't seem to have much appeal for children between the ages of six and 18. More...

Young Serves As Speaker Pro Tempore

Recently Assemblymember Ellen Young acted as the first Asian American to officiate over the New York State Assembly during legislative session as Speaker Pro Tempore. More...

When in the course of human events...

Taxation without representation! That was the battle cry of the 13 colonies in America who were forced to pay taxes to England's King George III with no representation in Parliament. More...

Fireworks, Big Band Music Kick Off CALDC Concerts

Alittle rain on Monday, June 30 didn't stop some 14,000 people of all ages from carrying lawn chairs and umbrellas to the Astoria Park waterfront between the Hell Gate and Triborough Bridges to enjoy the Pre- Independence Day Celebration, featuri More...

Local Artists Exhibit Works At LIC Library

Artwork by Barbara E. Leven and Elan M. More...

Bd. 7 Approves Willets Pt. Plan

Neil Soni said he wants to leave his business, House of Spices, to his son one day. Joseph Ardizzone, age 75, said he wants to continue living in his house on Willets Point Boulevard. More...

Frank O'Hagan Joins Ridgewood Savings Bank

Frank O'Hagan was named vice president and investment officer at Ridgewood Savings Bank on June 25. He succeeds Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer James J. Korona. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct Hunt Suspect In Fatal Stabbing Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate the suspect(s) who fatally stabbed a Richmond Hill man on June 23. More...

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