September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Features

# Of Schools Score Higher On DOE 'Report Card'

The results are in for this year's school report card and a whopping 80 percent of elementary and middle schools received either As or Bs. That's a jump of 38 percent for schools receiving an A and a rise of 23 percent for schools getting a B. More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

Bull Dies After Mad Chase Thru Woodhaven The terrified bull that made a mad dash from a butcher's shop on September 17 died a short while after police lassoed it on a Richmond Hill street. More...

Queens Health Coalition Holds Caregivers' Day Out

To say "thank you" to caregivers of the elderly—many of whom are family members— the Queens Health Coalition (QHC), organized a day of fun, food and free prizes for nearly 200 people on September 10. More...

Historical Society Recalls Henry Z. Steinway

It was a privilege to have Henry Z. Steinway, a friend, benefactor and mentor, stop by the society, which he did on a number of occasions. More...

Lawn Litter Law Poses Enforcement Problems

When it was passed in 2007, the Lawn Litter Bill did not specify who would enforce it. That duty was finally assigned to the city Department of Sanitation (DOS) after an amendment was made in January 2008. More...

Solomon Schechter School Of Queens Holds Open House

The Solomon Schechter School of Queens is holding its open house on Sunday, November 2 at 10 a.m. Children are welcome. Activities and snacks will be provided. More...

New TWC HD, Digital Channels Now Available

The following new channels became available to Time Warner Cable subscribers on September 18: Showtime 2 HD- features box office favorites, "catch-up marathons" of Showtime Original Series and SHO Sports Presents, an exclusive series airing every More...

Rosh Hashanah Joy and Judgment

Rosh Hashanah literally "head of the year," is a Jewish holiday commonly referred to as the "Jewish New Year." It is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar as ordained in the Torah, in Leviticus 23:24. More...

The Pulpit

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Boro Cabinet Ponders Police Taser Use

New York City Police Department Inspector John K. Donohue believes conducted energy devices (CEDs) or tasers, are safe. More...

Johnson Is New VB&G Executive Director

Karen Johnson will be the new executive director at the Salah M. More...

Voting Machines Languish In Warehouse

While the Board of Elections has found a home for new voting machines in Queens, it's uncertain when they will arrive at their new quarters. More...

'Tow Truck' Operator Arrested Stealing Cars

The Queens Auto Theft squad last week put the brakes on a tow truck driver who used local streets as his own showroom, shopping for vehicles he later sold for scrap. More...

Mayor Greets President On Arrival In NYC

Photo Dan Miller/DMD Images Mayor Michael Bloomberg greets President George W. Bush as the president arrives in New York City September 22 to address the United Nations General Assembly. More...

Senator Padavan Hosts Community Health & Wellness Expo Sept. 28

Join Senator Frank Padavan and his community partners for their Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo on Sunday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mary's Nativity Parish Center, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. More...

Onorato Fundraiser Draws Community Together

"An amazing turnout" of friends, family and loyal constituents of state Senator George Onorato, according to Gazette Publisher Tony Barsamian, jammed a fundraiser for Onorato's re-election campaign at Riccardo's By the Bridge in Astoria on Sept More...

Makkos Is HANAC Man Of The Year

George Makkos, president of The Makkos Organization, will be named Man of the Year of the Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee (HANAC) at the ANAC 36th annual dinner-dance at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street More...

Queens College, Con Ed Set Up Weather Station

Students from kindergarten through high school will not have to travel far to learn firsthand about climate change in the coldest place on earth, thanks to a research weather station that will be set up this fall on one of Antarctica's active ice s More...

American Airlines Offers Special Fares To Brazil Cities

American Airlines is adding three destinations in Brazil to its route network this November—Salvador, Recife and Belo Horizonte—and to celebrate the airline is offering special introductory fares to all three cities for travel through n More...

Astoria Center Of Israel Welcomes Rabbi Pearl

Rabbi Jonathan Pearl, Ph.D was welcomed as the new spiritual leader of the Astoria Center of Israel, an egalitarian conservative synagogue, at a Sabbath service on Sept. 6, 2008. More...

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