July 15, 2009 RSS feed / Features

LaGuardia CC Joins Tour de Queens Bike Ride

Fifty LaGuardia Community College faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the College jumped on their bikes and rode in this year's Tour de Queens bike ride, a 22-mile tour that was cosponsored by the college. More...

Three Queens Synagogues Named As Historic Places

Three synagogues in Queens: the Astoria Center of Israel, the Free Synagogue of Flushing and the Rego Park Jewish Center, were among 24 New York landmarks recommended for the State and National Registers of Historic Places by the New York State B More...

Kyrkostas, 86, WWII Veteran

"My father was called Kyrie Kosta, Mr. Kostas, as a sign of respect in Smyrna, Asia Minor. This is the root of our name Kyrkostas," explained Gus Kyrkostas to me at a family party. More...

A 'Grand' Film Of Hope Shot In Astoria

He's known in the neighborhood as John Solo, a co-owner of Grand Café on 30th Avenue in Astoria. But Solo has another career, one that has put his face before millions of people across the country. More...

The Pulpit

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Borough-Wide Blotter

105th Precinct Man, 84, Bound And Murdered Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with the brutal murder of an 84- year-old Queens Village homeowner. More...

Cops Hunt Gunmen In 13 Armed Robberies

Queens police officials last week released a photo of a suspect wanted in connection with a month-long spree of 13 armed robberies of stores throughout the borough. More...

Amalgamated To Keep NYNB Roosevelt Island Branch

New York National Bank (NYNB) and Amalgamated Bank (Amalgamated) have announced an agreement involving NYNB's branch at 619 Main St. on Roosevelt Island. More...

Accurate Census Count Is Vital For Borough

The 2010 U.S. Census will not be conducted for more than eight months. However, city officials are already pressing the need for an accurate count. In the 2000 U.S. More...

Nature's Chemists Gives Customers Choices

While he studied for his Pharm. D—the equivalent of a doctoral degree—Michael Polise always chose to take every elective in alternative medications that the six-year course at St. John's University offered. More...

Ideas & Opportunities For The Community

EMPLOYMENT NYC Housing Authority now hiring Section 3 Job Opportunities, Resident Employment Services temporary positions. Call 718-250-5904 for an interview. Institute for Community Living, Inc. More...

JFK Airport' Tells Story Of U.S. Commercial Aviation

John F. Kennedy International Airport Joshua Stoff Arcadia Publishing ISBN: 9780738564685 128 Pages $21. More...

'Come Together' In Astoria Park For Beatles Tribute

Fans of the Fab Four who long for the magic of a Beatles concert can come together on the Astoria Park waterfront on Thursday, July 16 for a recreation of the early Beatles concerts- a live tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo, More...

Athanasiades Changed The Face Of Astoria

"It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Maria Athanasiades on July 7, 2009," said Christos Tzelios. "Mrs. Athanasiades was a co-founder of the Athanasiades cultural Foundation, Inc. and dynamic patriot. More...

Euro Graffiti Vandal Jailed For Six Months

An international graffiti vandal, suspected of defacing subway cars in London, Madrid and Frankfurt, last week was sentenced to six months in jail for scrawling her tags on subways in Queens. More...

Cops Looking For Tips In Astoria Co-Ed Murder

Police sources said investigators probing the brutal murder of a young Astoria woman, found dead in her apartment on July 12 are hoping to speak with the woman's exboyfriend to hear his thoughts on a possible suspect. More...

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