September 9, 2009 RSS feed / Features

School Year Starts With End To Social Promotion

The 2009-2010 school year gets underway today when more than one million students return to over 1,350 city public schools. "Principals report on August 31 and teachers on September 8. More...

Children First Network To Expand

Superintendent Anita Saunders announced 17 District 26 schools will join the fledgling Children First Network at the start of this school year. More...

Democrats Do Battle In Tuesday's Primary Elections

There's no question that William C. Thompson Jr. More...

'Sneaky' Summons Writers Irk Motorists

Motorists driving on Hoyt Avenue and 31st Street in Astoria are getting ticked off by city traffic agents who sprint out from behind "el" pillars along 31st Street to issue tickets. More...

Astorian Moves Off Broadway

From September 10 to October 5 The Amoralists will be performing "The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side" Off Broadway at Theatre 80, St. Marks Place, Manhattan. More...

Queens Health Coalition Joins Healthy Living Forum

The Queens Health Coalition (QHC) recently joined health care and social service providers at the Jamaica Market's Harvest Room for the Healthy Living Forum sponsored by the Global Healthy Living Foundation. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Samurai Swordsman Busted Police arrested a 54-year-old Queens man on August 31 after he pulled a Samurai sword and threatened to cut a woman. More...

Queens Cop Critical After Beating

An off-duty Queens cop remains in very critical condition at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital this week, where surgeons performed extensive surgery to rebuild his face after he was brutally beaten with a tire iron. More...

Queens Library Foundation Gets $10K Grant

As part of its quarterly giving schedule, BJ's Charitable Foundation donated $10,000 to the Queens Library Foundation. More...

JFK Airport Awarded $6.9 M For Taxiway Improvements

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer announced last Thursday that John F. Kennedy International Airport has been awarded nearly $7 million by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the U.S. More...

Help Your Community—Volunteer

New York Cares offers hundreds of ways for Queens residents to get involved in their community through rewarding, conveniently scheduled projects. Becoming a New York Cares volunteer is easy. More...

Caiafa To Receive Queens Chamber Business Award

Gene Caiafa Sr., DDS, owner of Park Dental Care, will receive the Queens Chamber of Commerce annual Business Person of the Year award in the Medium Business Category at the chamber's Business Person of the Year Dinner on Thursday, September 24 at T More...

Dem Primary Candidates

Listed below are the candidates in Tuesday's primary elections and the public offices for which they are seeking the Democratic Party nomination in the general elections in November. More...

Bloomberg, Dutch Royal Family Celebrate NY 400

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, joined by Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. More...

AAdvantage Members Can Earn Miles, Rewards

Starting September 2, American Airlines frequent flyers will be able to enjoy two special promotions geared toward putting them on a priority path to AAdvantage Gold®, AAdvantage Platinum® or AAdvantage Executive Platinum® status, along More...

Flushing Y Flyers Compete In National Swim Meet

Eighteen swimmers from the Flushing YMCA swim team recently returned from the National YMCA Long Course Swimming Championships in College Park, Maryland. The meet lasted four days and played host to 147 teams from 22 states. More...

The Pulpit

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Owner Busted For Torching His Deli

A Queens deli owner whose business was wiped out by an October 2006 blaze was charged last week with setting the fire to collect insurance money, authorities said. More...

FDNY Receives $10K Training, Equipment Grant

The Fireman's Fund and HUB International Northeast presented a $10,000 grant to the members of Engine 298/Ladder 127 at their quarters in Jamaica on September 3. More...

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