November 5, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Cop Shot In Subway Fracas Leaves Hospital

On Friday October 31, 10 days after he was wounded in a struggle with a subway fare beater Transit Unit Police Officer Shane Farina was wheeled out of Elmhurst Hospital as an Emerald Society Bagpipe Players band played and fellow police officers an More...

Pols Look At Mayoral Control Of Schools

With the current law on school governance due to sunset in June 2009, the issue of mayoral control over New York City schools will soon be front and center. In District 26, at the eastern end of Queens, the debate has already begun. More...

Pay Hike, Poor Economy Boost NYPD Recruiting Drive

A recent NYPD pay hike and the nation's poor economy has boosted the number of police applicants to a new high, NYPD officials said. More...

City's Got 24 Of 62 Acres At Willets Pt. Site

As next week's climactic vote on the controversial Willets Point development nears, the city has acquired 40 percent of the 62-acre site, or 24 acres, the city Economic Development Corporation announced Monday. More...

Local H&R Block Offices Aid In Breast Cancer Walk

H&R Block District Managers Josephine Wright, Winston Crosswell and Daniel Clifford led their offices in extensive involvement with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. More...

Whitestone 'Tween' Competes For Miss American Preteen Pageant

Katherine McQuade, age 12, daughter of Karen McQuade of Whitestone, has been selected to represent Whitestone at the 2008 Miss American Preteen Pageant. More...

Taminent Honors Four At 77th Annual Dinner-Dance

The Taminent Regular Democratic Club, one of the oldest Democratic clubs in Queens, held its 77th annual dinnerdance on Saturday night November 1 at Riccardo's by the Bridge, Astoria. More...

The Pulpit

All Nations Baptist: •Sunday, 2:30-5:30 p.m., for three months, free English classes which have already begun, registration required, limited space; 718.296.2025. **** All Saints': •Tuesdays, 6 p.m. More...

Deadline For TAG Test Registration Is Nov. 19

The deadline for registering gifted and talented programs is November 19. More...

Liu, Business Leaders Offer Aid After Flushing Fire

City Councilmember John C. More...

Crowley Celebrates Diversity, Immigrant Experience

Congressmember Joseph Crowley was the keynote speaker at a kickoff event for the school year at the Garden School in Jackson Heights last Thursday. More...

Assistance Slated For Willetts Point Workers

While rezoning at Willets Point still hangs in the balance, one aspect of the controversial plan is set to go. More...

Cops Hunt 'Bonnie And Clyde Robbers

Police last week released additional information on a "Bonnie and Clyde" team sought in connection with armed robberies in Flushing and Elmhurst. More...

Maloney, Sallie Mae Hold 'Pay For College' Workshop

On Thursday evening, October 30, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (DQueens/ Manhattan) and representatives from the Sallie Mae Fund held a "Paying for College" workshop for students and their families at the Cretan Association of New York in Long Isl More...

ATA Responds To DOT Airport Slot Auction Rationalization

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA, www.airlines.org), the industry trade association for the leading U.S. More...

30th Avenue Business Assn. Holds 'Meet & Greet'

The 30th Avenue Business Association held a "Meet and Greet" event October 30. More...

Padavan Honored For Phil-Hellenism At SJU

State Senator Frank Padavan, known as a defender of Hellenism in Northeastern Queens, was honored at the sixth annual Evening of Greek Culture held Friday evening, October 17 at Council Hall, St. John's University. More...

Origins Of Veterans' Day

Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

Crane Collapse A crane collapse at a College Point sewage treatment plant briefly trapped a construction worker on October 28, Fire Department officials said. More...

James Tinger, Postal Employee, Dies

James E. Tinger, of Woodside, died Saturday, November 1 at Calvary Hospital in The Bronx at age 58. He was a postal worker for 40 years with most of his service at the Astoria Post office. More...

Bohemian Hall Holds Kids' Halloween Bash

Photo Vinny DuPre Children of all ages thronged Astoria's historic Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden on October 31 for a Halloween Costume Party. A $5 admission price bought a kid's meal and two and a half hours of Halloween fun, starting at 4 p.m. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

Nab Flushing Assault Accomplice Queens detectives arrested a second suspect charged in a brutal attack on a Flushing café patron on October 19. More...

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