August 27, 2008 RSS feed / Features

DCA Issues Back-To-School Smart Shopping Tips

Back-to-school season is around the corner and the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz is providing smart shopping tips for parents and students before they spend their hard-earned money. More...

2 Ed. Dept. Registration Centers Open In Queens

The New York City Department of Education opened two temporary student registration centers in Queens on Monday, August 25 to enroll new students for the opening of school. More...

The Pulpit

All Saints' Church: •Sep. 13, Saturday, 11 a.m. Penny social, refreshments available. •Tuesdays, 6 p.m. More...

Many Queens Museums Will Get New Look

It is almost the end of summer vacation and students are not the only ones preparing for a new year of hard work. Museums across Queens are renovating, expanding and, in some cases, closing to prepare for a new season of upcoming exhibitions. More...

The Origins Of Labor Day

T he observance of Labor Day began over 100 years ago. More...

Frank 'Sonny' DeMonte Dies

Frank "Sonny" DeMonte died Thursday, August 14. He was 85 years old. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Steals GPS Device Police arrested a 31-year-old Queens man on August 18 after he was caught stealing a GPS device from a vehicle parked at the Metro Mall in Middle Village. More...

Crimestoppers Hotline Reaches Milestone

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly applauded the NYPD "Crimestoppers" Hotline on the recent 25th anniversary of its "TIPS" program that has helped solve more than 2,500 crimes since 1983. More...

Ridgewood Savings Bank Teaches Financial ABCs

Employees of Ridgewood Savings Bank gave personal finance and savings lessons to approximately 3,200 students from 27 public and private junior high schools and one high school throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, Nassau More...

SJU Dorms To Open For Fall Classes

Leading architecture and interior design firm Stonehill & Taylor (www.stonehilltaylor.com) announces that its new, 66,000-square-foot dormitory at St. John's University will be open for the 2008-09 academic year. More...

New York City Schools Face Changes

With teachers reporting to school Thursday and Friday of this week, public school kids have one last long summer weekend before the bell rings on Tuesday, September 2. More...

Queens Cops Hail Pay Raise

Police at precincts throughout Queens breathed a sigh of relief last week after learning the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (PBA) and the city agreed to a new contract that will hike police salaries by 17 per cent over four years. More...

Free Synagogue of Flushing Presents Female Comics Film

The Free Synagogue of Flushing will present a screening of the acclaimed film, "Making Trouble" on Sunday, September 14, at 2 p.m., at 41- 60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. More...

Queens Zoo Welcomes Two Babydoll Lambs

One of the two new chocolate browncolored babydoll lambs that recently found a new home at the Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. More...

The Haymarket Martyrs

The Martyrs' Monument by sculptor, Albert Weinert, takes its inspiration from "La Marseillaise", the national anthem of France. It was a favorite of Albert Parsons and he sang it in his cell just prior to his trip to the gallows. More...

114th Police Precinct Blotter Highlights

Tuesday, August 19: A 21-year-old Hispanic male was charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property after he forcibly tried to remove a victim's property without permission or authority at 29-10 23rd Ave. Also at 29-10 23rd Ave. More...

Neighborhood News

Pocket Emergency Guides Available With the September 11attacks still fresh on their minds, a majority of Queens residents have packed "gobags" and prepared themselves and their families for a multitude of possible disasters. More...

Astoria Skyline Keeps Growing

From a Queens perspective, Manhattan looks like the land of the tall and mighty skyscraper— just look at any photo taken from the Astoria waterfront. But the skyline of Astoria is changing. More...

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