February 11, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Bill Aiding 9/11 First Responders Has Both Parties' Support

A new bill has been introduced in Congress to deal with the health crisis that resulted from the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Gianaris Promises Funding Fight

When the New York state legislature was sworn into office this January, it represented the first time since 1965 that both the Assembly and the senate both had Democratic majorities. More...

On the brief side...

Paterson Present As Obama Signs Child Health Insurance Bill President Barack Obama signed an improved child health insurance bill into law, expanding coverage for thousands and Governor David Paterson celebrated the event as "a huge step forward t More...

New York Community Bank Queens College Branch Bows

Queens County Savings Bank, a division of New York Community Bank, which is celebrating its 150th year of strength, stability, and service to the Queens community, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its newest and most unique branch- in the Queens C More...

Zone Sports Bar Welcomes Former Mets

The new owners of Zone Sports Bar brought a piece of Major League Baseball history to Queens last Saturday when Mike Torrez and Darryl Strawberry, two veterans of the New York Mets baseball team, came to the bar at 28-43 Steinway St. More...

100 High Definition Channels Now Available In NYC

Time Warner Cable high definition (HD) customers now have access to 100 HD channels in New York City including sports, entertainment, premium, music and children's networks. More...

Film/TV Productions In City Stall As Tax Credit Fund Used Up

A state tax credit program for the film making industry in New York state that has enabled both the industry and the state to prosper has run out of money and there are fears producers will desert New York City for other film locations. More...

Onorato Seeks Update On Poletti Power Plant Closing

State Senator George Onorato (DAstoria), concerned about the continued overabundance of power plants in Western Queens and their impact on the public health and environment, recently wrote to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) requesting an update More...

Gazette Arose From Citizens' Concerns

Early last week one of the three people who founded the Gazette died. More...

QHC 'Junior-Senior Partnership' Kicks Off

The Queens Health Coalition "Junior-Senior Partnership", an intergenerational community resource center for mentoring and monitoring by and for both ends of the age spectrum in society, recently held its first workshop. More...

3 Months After Election Day, Gennaro Concedes To Padavan

Three months—93 days to be exact— since the November 4 general election for a Northeast Queens state senate seat, there is finally a winner—we think. More...

Padavan To Be Sworn In To 19th Term Sunday

State Senator Frank Padavan, who last week was named the winner of the election for the 11th state senate district seat, will be sworn in to his 19th term on Sunday at a ceremony at Holy Cross H.S. in Bayside. The public is invited. More...

City Can Recover From Economic Crisis, LICBDC Told

At the breakfast meeting of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation in early February, Jason Bram, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, considered the current economic downturn. More...

Collision Sends Car Through Bakery Front Window

Photo Tony Barsamian A GMC Envoy sports utility vehicle and a BMW sedan collided on Broadway near 63rd Street on Monday, February 9, sending the Envoy into La Abundicia bakery and restaurant at 63-10 Broadway. More...

APAC's 'Ragtime' Brings Broadway To Astoria

Imagine all the elements of a great Broadway play: the finest actors, singers, dancers, musicians, costumes, set, choreography, lighting, and direction; now imagine it in Astoria, within walking distance of your house. More...

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Beware NewEnergy-Saver Scam

Queens law enforcement officials are warning residents to pull the plug on a door-todoor scam that promises lower energy bills. More...

Paul Vallone Honored At Golden Gloves Tournament

It was a night of triumphs all around when the Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament came to the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens last Wednesday. More...

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