September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Lucky’ Queens Baby Born Sept. 9 At 9:09 A.M.

If the numerologists of the world are right, Isabella Villagomez is set for a long and lucky life. Numerologists cite the number 9 as a signifier of longevity, luck and strength and Isabella was born Sept. 9, 2009 at exactly 9:09 a.m. More...

Jets Defeat Houston 24-7, Sanchez, Ryan Get 1st Wins

Mark Sanchez, the first rookie ever to begin a season as the Jets starting quarterback, won his first game when the Jets overwhelmed the Houston Texans, 24-7 on the road in their NFL season opener on Sunday, September 13. More...

Borough-wide Blotter

Man Commits Suicide By Explosion A 54-year-old Fresh Meadows man died instantly last week after he set off an explosion at his home in an apparent suicide, police said. The blast destroyed a rear bedroom at a home on 188th Street, killing Gyung Lee More...

Monday Morning Quarterback Program Kicks Off

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Political Page

Monserrate's Future Hinges On His Upcoming Trial

When state Senator Hiram Monserrate goes on trial Monday in Kew Gardens Criminal Court his fate, both personal and political, will be in the hands of Supreme Court Justice William Erlbaum. More...

Seniors

Three Lawmakers Want NYC COLA

Deeply concerned that there will be no cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security recipients' benefits for the next two years, three Queens lawmakers have proposed creating a new regional COLA for expensive areas, such as New York City, w More...

Features

Gennaro Funds Townsend Harris Computer Lab

City Councilmember James Gennaro (l.), accompanied by Principal Kenneth Bonamo, spoke to Townsend Harris H.S. seniors on their first day of school September 9 in the school's library computer lab. More...

Bayside Hills Civic Remembers 9/11

(L. to r.): State Senator Frank Padavan, Jerry Iannece and Monsignor Geraghty bow their heads for a moment of silence during the Bayside Hills Civic Association 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. More...

McDonald House Residen Throws First Pitch

The ceremonial first pitch at the Mets-Marlins game on Tuesday, September 8 at Citi Field was thrown by Steven Currall, 8, whose family is staying at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. More...

Former Mayor Koch Campaigns For Mayor Bloomberg

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During his campaigns for public office, former Mayor Ed Koch frequently made major announcements in Queens at the 71st-Continental Avenue stop in Forest Hills on the R, E, F and V subway lines More...

Community Calendar

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Hotels Are Still Hot Issue In Dutch Kills

hough it suffered a split in its ranks over the summer, the Dutch Kills Civic Association still appeared to have a number of strong and contentious members as it reconvened for its September meeting, held in the usual place, the cafeteria of St. More...

Queens Plaza Tops Board 1 Cabinet Agenda

The Community Board 1 cabinet covered a string of topics during its first meeting after the summer break on September 10. More...

Sanchez: Upcoming Jets Game ‘Huge’

Jets rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez said that the home game at Giants Stadium against the Tom Brady led New England Patriots this coming Sunday, September 20, More...

Home Invasion Robbery Attempt Leads To Murder

Family, friends and onlookers gathered last weekend at a Queens church to mourn the death of a 29-year-old Ozone Park man who was shot to death on September 9 while protecting his father from gunmen in a home invasion robbery. More...

Restaurant of the Week

PLUM MAKES EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL

I f you haven't visited Plum Restaurant and Bar in Bayside, you're missing out on something very special. Plum is nicely situated on the corner of Bell Blvd. More...

Editorials

We Remember. Look To Future On 9/11

Once again we have held the commemorative ceremonies, the candlelight vigils, the cemetery visits. More...

Letters to the Editor

No Justice To Tickets To The Editor: In response to "Sneaky summons writers irk motorists" by Liz Goff in last week's edition: Welcome to the "decivilization" of our city. More...

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