August 20, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Queens Dem Convention Delegates Headed For Denver

Queens Democrats who earlier this year expected to be crowning Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States first woman presidential nominee at their party's convention in Denver next week will instead be heading west shortly to bring closur More...

114th Police Precinct Blotter Highlights

Monday, August 11: A 23-year-old Hispanic male was observed disobeying a traffic device at Astoria Boulevard and Crescent Street. When he was stopped, he was found to be driving without a license. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Drunken Man Attacks Medic Police arrested a 45-year-old Queens man on August 11 after he attacked a paramedic inside a Woodhaven ambulance garage. More...

4-Year Graduation Rate Rises

The glass is half full. Graduation rates for four-year city public high schools now stand at 52.7 percent, according to numbers released by the New York State Education Department last week. More...

Despina Siolas Earns Ph.D

Despina Siolas of Bayside and Mattituck, New York was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics on May 22, 2008 at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. More...

TWC-Cool in Your Code FIOD Partnership Bows

Cool in Your Code (CiNYC), the hit infotainment program that profiles what's cool, new, and undiscovered throughout New York's 200+ ZIP codes, is now available On Demand through a creative partnership with Time Warner Cable. More...

Willets Plan To Go Before Council By End Of Month

City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate warned the City Planning Commission that the controversial Willets Point redevelopment project is headed toward "a doomed fate" in the City Council if the Bloomberg mayoral administration doesn't sit down with th More...

Gary U.S. Bonds Is CALDC Concert Series Closing Act

In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle were locked in a battle in The Bronx while teens were tuned in to the frenetic sounds of Gary U.S. Bonds' "Quarter To Three". The recording rocked the nation and skyrocketed to the top of the charts in 1961. More...

The Pulpit

All Nations Baptist Church of Woodhaven: •To Aug. 22, Mon.-Fri., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School, ages 6 to 11, free, registration required, 86-76 80th St., Woodhaven; 718.296.2025. **** All Saints' Church: •Tuesdays, 6 p.m. More...

Astoria Resident Debuts On Broadway Stage

Elena Mindlina came from Russia to Astoria two years ago to pursue a singing career in New York City. She made her Broadway debut Monday July 21 at Town Hall in a performance of "Broadway's Rising Stars", directed by Scott Siegel. More...

Heat Water, Not the Planet

A new water heater will save money on your utility bills without cutting your shower time. With gas and utility costs climbing, many Americans want to save energy, not just to save the planet, but also to save money. More...

Camp Bow Wow Is Worth Barking About

The camp counselors watch over the campers as they frolic through the six giant play yards. Some take a dip in the two pools available, while others run through the jungle gym. More...

GR8 121 REFERENCE: BAU@QL

(Great One-To-One Reference: Business As Usual At Queens Librar y)

Text messaging abbreviations may look like gibberish to many people, but decoding them is all in a day's work at Information Services at the Queens Borough Public Library. More...

Maloney Receives Award From Working Families Groups

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney's efforts to improve the American quality of life through family-friendly workplace policies has been recognized by two major working family organizations, who will award her the inaugural Best of Congress Award next More...

TWC Awards Scholarships To Queens H.S. Seniors

Faith Aronowitz, Lisa Augello, Jane Chin, Thomas Chou, Grace Lee and Anne Tsay, all Queens residents and seniors attending high schools in the borough, each received a $2, More...

Main LaG CC Building Named For Founding President

LaGuardia Community College has renamed its first campus building, the M-building, in honor of the institution's founding president, Dr. Joseph Shenker. More...

Newcomers H.S. Holds Registration

Newcomers H.S. Academy for New Americans, will begin registration during the week of August 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also on September 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 28-01 41st Ave., Long Island City. More...

RSVP Needs Volunteers

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of the Community Service Society provides opportunities that connect nurturing adults ages 55+ with New York City youths in need. More...

Recycle- It's The Law

While safe to use, electronic components contain hazardous materials and recycling them keeps these hazardous wastes out of the waste stream. More...

Text A 'Tip' To The NYPD

Police officials last week announced a new way for city residents to provide anonymous crime tips to cops at local precincts. More...

Cops Probe Motives In Shooting At Judge's House

Detectives investigating a drive-by shooting at the Oakland Gardens home of a Queens judge are looking into several possible motives, NYPD sources said. More...

Socrates Sculpture Park Makes Art Accessible

Once an abandoned landfill and illegal dump site, Socrates Sculpture Park has come a long way since 1986, when the first efforts were made to transform it into an outdoor sculpture exhibit for artists and local residents. More...

Queens Develops At Rapid Rate In August 1912

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...

Rooted in History

Unearthing Your Family Tree

Have you ever wondered if you were related to someone famous? Did you grow up hearing stories about a distant relative and won der if they were true? Or are you curious about what part of the world your family really came from? More...

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