August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Immaculate Conception Celebrates 85th Anniversary

Immaculate Conception School, 21- 63 29th St., Astoria is celebrating the 85th anniversary of its founding on November 14. More...

Rx Coverage For Adults 18-64, Aug. 27

Learn about access to free medications for people without prescription drug coverage on Thursday, August 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. Meet the experts at the Healthy Living Forum, partnered by Global Healthy Living Foundation, Queens B.P. More...

Vallone Sr. Seeks A Little Help From Some Friends

Former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., still working enthusiastically at the grassroots level after about a half century in politics, wants to enlist all of his many friends in his son Paul's campaign for election to the City Council in the More...

St. Michael's Cemetery Holds Yearly 9/11 Memorial Service

"The focus is on families this year," Edward Horn, director of community affairs at St. Michael's Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, said of the cemetery's eighth annual 9/11 memorial service. On Saturday, September 12, at 2 p.m. More...

American Airlines Celebrates Admirals Club 70th Birthday

Seventy years ago, in 1939, American Airlines opened the airline industry's first VIP lounge at LaGuardia Airport in New York. More...

APAC Summer Stars

Aviation Development Council (ADC), a bridge organization between the region's aviation industry and the communities it serves, entered into partnership with City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Kids Learn Dance At Bayside Historical Society

The Bayside Historical Society is offering a 12-week dance program for children at the Castle in Fort Totten Park beginning Sept. 9. More...

Greg Cicchino Directs 'As You Like It' At Secret Theatre

Magic happens in the forest. In Shakespeare's "As You Like It", young lovers Orlando and Rosalind are each forced to flee from court with nothing but their lives. More...

DA: LaGuardia 'Bomber' Unfit For Trial

The 32-year-old Manhattan man who terrified passengers and shut down air travel after he displayed a fake bomb to police at LaGuardia Airport on August 1 has been found unfit to stand trial and ordered placed in a state psychiatric hospital, Queens More...

Con Ed Customers Break 2009 Peak Use Record

Con Edison customers broke a 2009 peak-electricity demand record last Thursday, August 20, for the third time in 10 days when the company delivered 12,083 megawatts (MW) at 5 p.m. More...

Manhole Fires Cause Sunnyside Power Failure

The first steamy temperatures of the summer of 2009 caused underground cables to overheat in Sunnyside on August 17. More...

Plank Falls From Elevated Train Station

A decayed piece of wood approximately two feet long with a pointed edge fell from a deteriorating overhang at the Ditmars Boulevard station of the N and W elevated train lines onto the 31st Street sidewalk at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 19. More...

Kids, Cops Celebrate Reading At 2009 Youth Enrichment Expo

Youngsters from neighborhoods throughout Northern Queens spent their summer hunting down dinosaurs, chasing pirates and letting their imaginations run wild through the wonder of books. More...

UCCA Holds 8th Candlelight Ceremony For 9/11 Victims

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) in a joint effort with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will hold the eighth annual 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony at McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and the Grand Central Service Ro More...

Participants View 'Human Family Tree' At Astoria Park

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Spectacular Curtain Call Closes Out 2009 Concerts

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) brought down the curtain on its 2009 Waterfront Concert Series at Astoria Park on August 13 with a spectacular finale featuring Joey Dee and the Starliters in a return performance that brought More...

The Pulpit

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Astoria DWI Driver Faces 3 1/2 To 10 Years

An illegal immigrant with a violent criminal history who mowed down two women in a DWI crash in Astoria last November may serve as little as three and one-half years for the murders. More...

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