January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Vallone Again Criticizes Tax On Non-Diet Sodas

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. has again voiced his opposition to Governor David Paterson's proposed tax on non-diet carbonated soda, reiterating that many experts say diet sodas may cause a number of adverse health conditions. More...

14-Year-Old Former Astorian In 'Doubt'

Ariana Silvestro, a former resident of Astoria who attended P.S. 2 in Jackson Heights, has aspired to acting since she was a mere child. More...

Mundo Real Fundraising Party

Who: Mundo Real - a non-profit organization that does community development work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What: A special event with live Brazilian music by Guilherme Parreiras and his Band. More...

Hero Dad, Family, Celebrate Belated Christmas

Christmas came late for a Whitestone family who gathered to celebrate and give thanks on December 29, five days after two thugs turned their holiday into horror. More...

Last Baby Of The Year Delivers Valuable Tax Breaks

It may be the first baby of the year who grabs the media headlines, but it's the last baby of the year who yields the tax savings. More...

Kennedy Falls Behind Cuomo In New Poll

Caroline Kennedy has lost favor among New York state Democrats in a poll taken by a Raleigh, North Carolina polling outfit which found New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo vaulting past her. More...

Allstate Agent Joseph DiBlasi Donates $1K to S.T.A.R.S.

Allstate agent Joseph DiBlasi, whose office is located at 35-16 Ditmars Blvd. in Astoria, was recently named an Agent Hero by Allstate Insurance Company's New York Region for his awarding a $1,000 grant to a local youth program. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct Hunt For Suspect In Shooting Death Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect in the December 22 shooting death of a Richmond Hill man. More...

HEAP Increases Household Income Limits

Senior Citizen tenants or homeowners and low-income families can apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). More...

'Continue Operations' Of Queens Transit Task Force

Again raising the point that fewer cops on patrol, in this case the Queens Transit Task Force (QTTF), will lead to more crime, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Efforts To Build Case Vs. Monserrate Continue

As Hiram Monserrate prepared to go to the state capital in Albany for today's inaugural meeting of the state senate, law enforcement officers visited his Jackson Heights apartment on Monday, seeking more evidence to develop a case against him for a More...

1,129 New Police Officers Graduate From Academy

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly on December 30 presided over a graduation ceremony for 1,129 new police officers at Madison Square Garden. More...

How Healthy Is Your Neighborhood?

Queens residents interested in checking the health of their neighborhoods can now do so by entering their ZIP Codes on a state Department of Health (DOH) Web site. More...

Candidates Lining Up To Run For Vacant City Council Seats

Prospective candidates planning campaigns to succeed City Councilmembers Hiram Monserrate and Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

Queens Scores Twice In First-Baby Race

Queens scored first and second place in the race to claim the first babies born in New York City in 2009. More...

Christmas Tree Pickup

The city's annual curbside Christmas tree pickup is underway with collection and recycling of trees set to run through January 16. More...

The Pulpit

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Cops: 'Bulletproof' Man Didn't Walk To Hospital

Police sources said a Queens man who shocked doctors by claiming he walked almost two miles to Elmhurst Hospital Center after sustaining three gunshot wounds admitted to investigators he actually got a ride from a good Samaritan and her teenage son More...

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