January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Den Dekker Sworn In Before Family And Friends

On Saturday January 10, Michael Den Dekker, a native of Jackson Heights was sworn in as a member of the New York State Assembly before more than 300 friends, family and colleagues. More...

Fare Will Increase, But By How Much?

Riders of subways, buses and commuter trains will pay more this year. Although an increase has already been approved by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), how much more and exactly how riders will pay is still under consideration. More...

Universal Pre-K Slots Open To Jan. 30

With more than 4,000 vacancies remaining, the application deadline for seats in free universal pre- Kindergarten programs has been extended until January 30. All children who turned four years old between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. More...

Crime Takes A Nosedive In 114th Precinct

Police at the 114th Precinct last year pulled in the welcome mat on crooks, criminals and thugs who prey on innocent victims in the precinct's area. More...

LIC Author Outlines Rules For Take-Off

Dr. Sharon Cadiz, a longtime Long Island City resident and chief executive officer of Long Island City-based 747 Seminars, is launching her book, Rules for Take-Off: A Simple Guide to a Happy Life and Journey to New Heights, More...

DiWine Brings Good Wine, Food And Fun To Astoria

DiWine, a specialty wine, cheese and tapas pizza establishment at 41-15 31st Ave., Astoria, opened a month ago. Last Friday, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

The Pulpit

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Onorato On State Of State: It's Best, Worst Of Times

"To borrow from the great author Charles Dickens, the opening day of the 2009 legislative session could easily be described as the best of times, and as the worst of times," state Senator George Onorato (D-Long Island City) said in response to Gove More...

Lawmakers Blast New Con Ed Rate Increase Request

Western Queens lawmakers caviled last week at another possible $362 million Con Ed rate increase, much of which, the giant utility said through a spokesman, is attributable to property tax increases. More...

Onorato Chairs Senate Standing Labor Committee

State Senator George Onorato (D-Long Island City), who has served for many years as the ranking Democrat and as a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Labor, has been appointed to serve as chairman of the committee. More...

Mayor Likes Obama's Stimulus Plan, But Some Dem Senators Don't

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who attended the speech last Thursday outlining Presidentelect Barack Obama's $775 billion stimulus plan, called it a great speech, and said Obama understands cities must be a major focus in the recovery plans. More...

State Senate Greets New Session With New Rules

For the first time in 40 years, the state senate began a session in Albany with the Democrats in control of the chamber. More...

Dentistry Duo Delivers Quality Care On Astoria's Broadway

It used to be you would go to visit your dentist with some trepidation about the pain you would have to endure. You would sit in the waiting room bored, staring into space, dozing, or reading last year's magazines. More...

Ground Broken For Children's Library Discovery Center

On January 5 at 10 a.m., construction of the $38 million Children's Library Discovery Center (CLDC) adjacent to the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. More...

Weiner Blasts Bloomberg, But Doesn't Declare Candidacy For Mayor

Sounding very much like a mayoral candidate, Congressmember Anthony Weiner yesterday blasted Mayor Michael Bloomberg for adding workers to the city payroll despite huge budget deficits and for spending freely. More...

Remembering Dr. King Jr.: An Advocate Of Civil Rights

Both hailed as a civil rights leader who achieved his ends by nonviolent means and vilified as a traitor to the cause of black equality, Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister from Atlanta, Georgia, was born Jan 15, 1929 at the home of his p More...

St. Michael's Cemetery Hails Inauguration With Jazz Trio

The Hank Johnson Trio, featuring "Cool Mike" Fitzbenjamin on bass, Gary Smith, on drums and Hank Johnson on acoustic grand piano, will perform live in St. More...

Camarinos Wins Regional Negotiation Championship

Michael Camarinos, a current Fordham Law School J.D. candidate and Astoria resident, is the new American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Champion. More...

Garden School PTA Plans Blue And White Night

The PTA at Garden School, an independent school in Jackson Heights, is seeking donations for a silent auction as part of its Blue and White Night wine and cheese fundraising event on February 6 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Amorelli Realty Starts QSAC '09 Fundraising With A $2,500 Donation

Amid state budget cuts to organizations serving the disabled, Paul Halvatsis and his mother, Anita Halvatsis, both of Amorelli Realty, started 2009 fundraising efforts for Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) by presenting a check for $ More...

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