December 17, 2008 RSS feed / Features

OWN Charter School Holds Winter Arts Festival

On Thursday, December 11, Our World Neighborhood (OWN) Charter elementary and middle school students held a silent auction of their artwork to raise donations for the school at the OWN Middle School, 31-20 37th St., Astoria. More...

DTV Test To Take Place

When local television stations conduct a test tonight, most viewers in the New York area will not be affected because they have already made the necessary transition. More...

Queens Health Coalition Hosts Baby Shower

The Queens Health Coalition (QHC), a nonprofit organization that links healthcare providers with healthcare consumers, recently hosted its third annual Community Baby Shower for pregnant women and families with children under four years of age. More...

Bonamo Is 3rd Townsend Harris H.S. Principal

Kenneth Bonamo Jr. was formally installed as principal of Townsend Harris H.S. at Queens College on Tuesday, December 9 in ceremonies in the school auditorium. A collation in the school lobby followed. More...

St. Robert Bellarmine Dances Under The Stars

For the second year, St. Robert Bellarmine School in Bayside Hills held its "Dancing Under The Stars" event on Thursday, December 4, as part of American Ballroom Theater's Dancing Classrooms initiative. St. More...

Vallone & Vallone Holds Holiday Party

The law and consulting firm of Vallone & Vallone held its annual Holiday Party at Terrace on the Park December 11. Shown (l. More...

Gifts That Keep On Giving, And Giving, And Giving…

Are you at a loss to find a gift for that hard-to-please person on your list? Would you like to give them something unique? More...

Bloomberg: Answer 'Dear Santa' Letters This Holiday Season

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has encouraged all New Yorkers who can to answer a "Dear Santa" letter from a child from a family in need. More...

Community Mayors Host Operation Santa

On Wednesday December 10, special education students from P.S. 255 in Woodside, P.S. 256 from the Rockaways, P.S. 24, Flushing, P.S .186 from Bellerose, and P.S. More...

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All Nations Baptist: •Dec. 21, Sunday, 11 a.m. Christmas musical; Dec. 28, Sunday, 11 a.m. More...

Hear 'Judas Maccabaeus' At Free Synagogue of Flushing

As its Chanukkah gift to the community, the Free Synagogue of Flushing will present a special performance of Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus" on Friday, December 19 at 8:15 p.m. More...

Survey: Klein, DOE Falling Short

Among the top level cabinet posts yet to be filled as of December 11 by President-elect Barack Obama is Secretary of Education. More...

Bill Would 'Take The Squeal Out Of Hogs,' Vallone Says

Citing "excessively loud" motorcycle-induced noise and the disruptive and hazardous conditions they create, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

'No Tickets For Cars Trapped In Alternate Side Parking Spots'

The end may be near for tickets issued for alternate side parking violations when cars get snowed in and cannot be moved, according to City Councilmembers John Liu and Hiram Monserrate. More...

Queens Street Renamed For Local Soldier

On Saturday, December 13 hundreds of Queens residents joined the family of fallen United States Marine Corporal Julian Alberto Ramon, City Councilmember John Liu and a USMC Honor Guard to witness the renaming of 45th Avenue at Kissena Boulevard as More...

Gov. Signs Plastic Recycling Law; City Law Will Also Remain On The Books

Without much fanfare, Governor David Paterson signed into law on Monday a bill calling for the collection and recycling of plastic carryout bags which have become a major environmental threat and a serious problem in the nation's garbage landfills. More...

DKCA Hears Hotel, Zoning Issues At December Meeting

At the December Dutch Kills Civic Association meeting, 37th District Assemblymember Catherine Nolan said that Dutch Kills is "the smallest neighborhood in my district, but with the largest turnout" when serious matters come up, such as the recently More...

Time Warner Cable Debuts Employee Calendar

There's a new calendar crossing over New York City airwaves! On Monday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m., Time Warner Cable of NYC unveiled the first ever Cable Calendar at the Time Warner Cable Store on East 23rd St. More...

Queens Zoo Cures Cold-Weather Blues

Winter Wildlife Weeks for kids will be heating up the Queens Zoo in December and February. Parents can choose from two programs that are designed to teach elementary school children about the wonderful world of wild animals. More...

FDNY Holiday Fire Prevention Tips

City fire officials have once again released the FDNY's Annual Holiday Guide listing safety precautions for the use and decoration of Christmas trees, wreaths, and other holiday ornaments. More...

Board 1 Cabinet Hears Of Kayaks, Credit Union, FeEx

The December meeting of the Community Board 1 cabinet was its first in two months. More...

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The East River Development Alliance (ERDA) is trying to form a credit union, to be based somewhere near ERDA's offices at 12-11 40th Ave. More...

Elmhurst Family Mourns Daughter's Death

Family and friends of Jasmine Paragas, a 14-year-old Queens honors student struck and killed by a school bus on December 4, gathered at the Papavero Funeral Home last weekend to share their shock and grief. More...

Socrates Sculpture Park 2009 Call For Ar tists

Artists who want to exhibit at Socrates Sculpture Park should get their applications filed by Jan. 26, 2009 the deadline for entries. More...

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