July 9, 2008 RSS feed / Features

News Of The Neighborhoods

MTA 'Bucket Plan' Blitzes Northern Boulevard City transit officials are laying down tarps and buckets in hopes of beating flooding that crippled the Queens Boulevard subway line last August. More...

Crystal Window Contributes To China Quake Relief

Continuing a longstanding tradition of helping others in need, Crystal Window & Door Systems' employees have pooled their resources to aid victims of the recent earthquake disaster in the Sichuan Province of China. More...

Burglaries Up, Other Crimes Drop In 108th Precinct

In the 108th Police Precinct, the drop-off in crime during late May and most of June was described as "amazing" by Precinct Commander Deputy Inspector Thomas Kavanagh as he read his monthly report at the June meeting of the precinct community counc More...

NYPD Launches Summer DWI Offensive

Police from the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and Borough Task Force cops hit the streets last weekend in the kickoff of an NYPD crackdown on drunk driving. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct Homeowner Busted, Kept Fighting Roosters Authorities busted a 51-year-old Richmond Hill homeowner on June 11 after ASPCA agents spotted a coop behind her 132nd Street home with more than 30 fighting roosters. More...

CALDC Children's Series In Full Swing

The "Summer Fun" Children's Series presented by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) will continue on Tuesday, July 15 in Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue and 30th Street, with "Little Red Riding Hood by La Piccola Opera", and on More...

Woodside On The Move Street Fair Brings Crowds

On Saturday July 5, Woodside On The Move held their annual 4th of July street fair. A little rain did not stop crowds of people from coming out and enjoying the food and the shopping. More...

114th CC Hails Stabbing Suspect Arrest

News of the arrest of a man in connection with the vicious and senseless stabbing of a 37-year-old mother elicited relief and appreciation from residents at the last meeting of the 114th Precinct Community Council until September. More...

Padavan's Home Foreclosure Prevention & Relief Bill OK'd

As the devastating subprime mortgage lending crisis and home foreclosures show no sign of abating, New York state's threatened homeowners at least can get some help from comprehensive legislation passed during the recent session in Albany. More...

CALDC Movie Night Series Opens With 'Happy Feet'

T he Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) presented the first of this summer's Monday Movie Nights on July 7. More...

Holistic Pet Food Store Opens In Astoria

Phillip and Randy Klein first offered a holistic, organic based line of pet care products 20 years ago, when they started Whiskers "to bring the benefits of holistic wellness concepts to the universe of companion animals through the education of pe More...

The Pulpit

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

Cops Put Kibosh On Queens Kaboom

Detectives assigned to the NYPD Organized Crime Control Bureau cut the fuse on a fireworks cache stashed in a Middle Village residence on June 25. Police said the detectives spotted Patsy J. More...

Paolo Orsi Museum Displays Greek Colonies' Wealth

"The glory Sicily had with the Greek colonies of two thousand five hundred years ago was the high point of Sicilian history," said the museum display in the "Paolo Orsi" Museum in Syracuse, Sicily. More...

114th Police Precinct Blotter Highlights

Monday, July 7: More...

New Budget Good For Queens, Gennaro Says, But State Under Funds Us

The $59 billion 2008- 09 city budget that was approved last week was good news for Queens, City Councilmember James Gennaro said, but reveals a "longstanding problem" with the way Albany exploits the city's financial needs. More...

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