March 4, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Ulrich, Ferreras Win 32nd, 21st Council District Seats

The victories of two candidates in the February 24 special elections for the 32nd and 21st City Council District seats surprised observers for different reasons. More...

Lawmakers Plead To Make Gun Tracing Info Available

Democratic lawmakers from Queens and throughout New York state have appealed to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. More...

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Seaburn Holds Book Signing

Seaburn book store and publishing house will hold a book signing of the novel El Principio Del Camino (Spanish edition, ISBN 1592321194) by Luis Aorokobori on Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, 33-18 Broadway, Astoria. More...

Akila Couloumbis, Actor, Director, Dies At Age 76

Akila Couloumbis of Keystone Heights, Florida, formerly of Newberry, Florida, and Astoria, New York, died Saturday, February 14, at Specialty Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He was 76 years old. More...

Fire In 31st Street Factory

Photo Vinny DuPre Six units of equipment and 25 New York City firefighters responded to a report of a fire in a commercial building at 35-03 31st St., Long Island City on Sunday, March 1. The alarm came in by telephone at about 2:40 p.m. More...

114th Precinct, PSA 9 Nab 4 In Food Delivery Robberies

Police Officers Jose Velez and Lisaura Mesa were recognized with Cop-of-the-Month honors at the February meeting of the 114th Precinct Community Council. More...

New Voting Machines Are Complex To Use, Operate

During the February 24 special elections for City Council, the venerable pull-lever voting machines were rolled out for duty once more. More...

Weather Holds Off For Sunnyside St. Pat's Parade

The 10th St. Patrick's Parade in Sunnyside occurred on a day when the forecast was for cold and wet weather. Though snow had been deposited on rooftops overnight, the white stuff held off during the parade, but cold weather remained. More...

Variety Boys & Girls Club Holds Fashion Show

With New York Fashion Week starting just across the East River, the members of the Variety Boys & Girls Club harnessed the buzz and the love in the air with their very own Valentine Fashion Show on February 13 at 6:45 p.m. More...

Seafood Guru Offers Tips For Detecting Fraudulent Fish

The economy is in a slump and consumers are pinching pennies, but there has never been a better time than now to score top-notch snapper and scrod. More...

Memorial Service For Vassili 'Bill' Filiotis

A Hierarchal Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 at the Sacred Patriarchal Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou, 36-07 23rd Ave., Astoria, for the repose fof the soul of Vassili "Bill" Filiotis. More...

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