December 31, 2008 RSS feed / Features

TD Bank Donates $25,000 To Food Bank For New York City

TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, recently donated $25,000 to the Food Bank for New York City to help with the organization's increased demand. More...

Medical Society Healthcare Forum Addresses Priorities

On Tuesday, December 23 the Medical Society of the County of Queens, in cooperation with the Queens Chamber of Commerce, hosted a forum to address the healthcare needs of Queens residents. More...

Tree Recycling Starts Jan. 5, Mulchfest On Jan. 10, 11

City Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced on Monday, December 29 that the Department will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection and recycling program on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. More...

Greek Children's Fund Celebrates 25th Anniversary

On December 4, the Greek Children's Fund (GCF) organization celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Graycliff in Moonachie, New Jersey. More...

Ronald McDonald House Holds Lights Of Love Gala

On Thursday, December 18, more than 200 guests savored the spirit of the holidays at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island 2008 Lights of Love celebration. The night opened with the lighting of the house Christmas tree. More...

'Sweethearts' Celebrate 60-Year Anniversary

Luke and Madeline Gasparre, who are 85 years young and have been sweethearts since 1948, celebrated their 60th anniversary at Riccardo's by The Bridge, Astoria, last month. More...

$10 M In Illegal 'Hooch' Flows Into NYC By December 1923

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...

Vallone Attacks Mayor's Reduction Of Cops On NYPD Force

Criticizing Mayor Michael Bloomberg for painting "an overly optimistic picture" about police staffing levels, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Last Chance To Make 529 Plan Contribution For 2008

This has been a particularly difficult year for personal finances. With costs of almost everything increasing and incomes remaining flat or declining, families are looking for ways to save money. More...

Rat Infestations Demand Vigilance

If you think a cat can protect your home or business from rats, think again. More...

'We Helped You, So Don't Raise Credit Card Rates'

Going to bat for the nation's credit card users, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney has asked the major credit card issuers to delay their intended consumer credit card rate increases in light of the current economic recession. More...

Gioia Opens Computer Lab At I.S. 125

City Councilmember Eric Gioia (D-Long Island City) cut the ribbon for a new computer lab at his alma mater, I.S. 125 in Woodside, on December 23. More...

Jackson Heights Man Grabbed For Shoe Toss

On December 17 a team of Manhattan police officers tackled a Jackson Heights man who appeared ready to toss a shoe at Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chief Eliot Sander. More...

Kids In Library Program Make Cards For Seniors

As they do every year, the children who frequent the Queens Village branch of the Queens Borough Public Library made holiday greetings for homebound library customers. More...

TWC Employees Donate Gifts To Children, Families In Need

Hundreds of Time Warner Cable employees gave expression to the holiday spirit for local children and families in need last week. More...

Local Resident Crochets For Seniors

Richard McGrade (l.), Sunnyside Community Services' Center for Active Older Adults assistant director, delivers 11 afghans crocheted for homebound residents by local resident E. More...

Choral Concert Starts 21st Historic Holiday House Tour

On Sunday December 14, the 2008 Historic Holiday House Tour, the 21st such event sponsored by the Queens Historical Society, kicked off with a festive holiday concert by the Flushing H.S. chorus at the Kingsland Homestead. More...

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St. Nicholas Clothing Drive For Vets Is Success

Adult volunteers from the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas in Flushing recently took clothes accumulated through a clothing drive at the church to the Domiciliary Care Program for homeless veterans at the St. More...

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