July 29, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Maloney Hails $70M For 9/11 Health Care

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney scored a success last week in her continuing fight to secure healthcare funding for Ground Zero workers when the House passed a bill allocating more than $70 million in funding for the World Trade Center Health Progra More...

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY

Queens Library has free English classes and pre-GED classes at the Jeanne Elmezzi Adult Learning Center in LIC. For more information, call 718.752-3720 or go to www.queenslibrary.org. More...

City Fines, Slams Door On 5 Pointz Building

City environmental officials last week slapped the owner of 5 Pointz with fines totaling almost $100,000 for 11 violations at the Long Island City building, where a a tenant was critically injured in an April 10 stairwell collapse. More...

Marshall Gives Gift Cards To Goodwill Sports Teams

Borough President Helen Marshall on July 15 provided Goodwill Industries' Two Coves baseball and basketball teams with $1,000 in Modell's gift cards for needed equipment and supplies. More...

'An Italian American Story' Is Daughter's Tribute To Dad

An Italian American Story A Memoir By Susan D'Angelo Mannino Cover design by Elizabeth Uhlig Marble House Editions, 188 pages ISBN 978-0-9815345-3-4, $18.95 During World War II, Bernado and Orazio, two soldiers in the Italian Army, we More...

The Pulpit

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Townsend Harris Student Is JA Essay Contest Runner-Up

Kristina Yao, a student at Townsend Harris H.S. in Flushing was a runner-up in the 2009 Junior Achievement of New York (JANY) High School Heroes Essay Contest. More...

Stalemate On Schools Nears End As Of July 24

The stalemate between the New York state senate and Mayor Michael Bloomberg concerning public school governance may finally be over as reports of a deal were widely circulated on Friday, July 24. More...

Utopia Playground Reopens After $1 Million Renovation

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Retired Teacher Celebrates 100th Birthday

Not only did Astoria resident and retired New York City schoolteacher Saul Robbins celebrate his 100th birthday on July 22 at the North Queensview Homes Co-Op, but he also found an opportunity to promote his soon to be published autobiography. More...

Massages And More On Tap At Thai New York Spa & Salon

There is no better way to relax than to undergo a massage at Thai New York Spa and Salon, 23-92 21st St., Astoria. More...

Charlie Thomas' Drifters Make Magic At Astoria Park

The sweet, nostalgic sound drifting over the Astoria Park shoreline from the Astoria Park lawn on Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool on August 6 will stir memories for baby boomers who fell in love with the magic of the D More...

Queens Goes On Raccoon Alert

City health officials are warning Queens residents to steer clear of raccoons that have been spotted running in daylight through neighborhoods from Long Island City to Fresh Meadows. More...

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