September 30, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Crowley Applauds House OK Of Education Reforms

A comprehensive education reform bill that would be "the single largest investment in history" in college student aid, according to Congressmember Joseph Crowley, was passed by the House and is awaiting action by the Senate. More...

House OK's Extension Of Unemployment Benefits

Almost 90,000 out-of-work New Yorkers whose unemployment benefits are due to expire in December will get a 13-week extension under a bill passed by the House of Representatives last week, Congressmember Joseph Crowley reports. More...

Con Ed: Save Energy Go Green

Con Edison electric bills for New York City dropped this summer over last summer due to lower energy supply costs, but the company is still reminding customers that it's as important as ever to continue energy-saving practices. More...

Gianaris Speaks At Astoria Alive Street Festival

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) addressed the crowd at the Astoria Alive Street Festival on Sunday, September 20. More...

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Holy Cross Opens The School Year With Mass

On September 17, Holy Cross H.S. celebrated the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year with a special liturgy. A tradition at Holy Cross H.S., the Mass of the Holy Spirit was attended by the student body, alumni, faculty and friends. More...

Kiwanis Club Of Astoria/LIC Honors Community Leaders

On Thursday, September 24th, the Kiwanis Club of Astoria/Long Island City hosted its Annual Cocktail Party at Riccardo's by the Bridge. The gathered were greeted by President Paul A. More...

Community Seeks To Preserve Dutch Kills History In Millstones

Community leaders in Dutch Kills are up in arms after learning that two 17thcentury millstones, unique to the history of the Long Island City community, are being stored in a mix of construction materials and rubble at a Queens Plaza renovation pro More...

State Reduces Class Size

District 30 parents association and parent/teacher associations were welcomed at the first Community Education Council meeting of the school year, amidst some bleak economic news for the class size reduction effort. More...

D.A. Brown Visits 114th Community Council

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Assemblymember Michael Gianaris were on hand to help congratulate two police officers who put the kibosh on a string of gun-toting robbers this past summer. More...

Runoff Elections End Primary Campaigns

Councilmember John Liu defeated colleague David Yassky two weeks ago in the Democratic primary for city comptroller, but he had to do it again yesterday to gain the Democratic nomination in the November elections, so the polls were open once again More...

Boro Board Addresses Swine Flu

When the swine flu first emerged at St. Francis Prep H.S. in Fresh Meadows last April, three hospitals in Queens had already closed, taking about 600 beds, emergency rooms and other hospital services along with them. More...

Chamber Honors Queens Business

On Thursday, September 24 the Queens Chamber of Commerce's dinner highlighted the chamber's 17th Annual Business Persons of the Year awards. The event also marked the occasion of the group's 98th anniversary. More...

Free Synagogue Of Flushing To Hold Flea Market

Free Synagogue of Flushing will host a Flea Market on Sunday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Numerous vendors will offer a large selection of merchandise. You can shop for everyday items or hidden treasures at great prices. More...

Clifton H. W. Maloney

Obituary for Clifton Maloney— written by a proud and loving family. Clifton H. W. Maloney, 71, passed away on September 25th on Cho Oyu Mountain located on the border of Nepal and China. More...

Maloney's Spouse Ready For Flight Home

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and her two daughters patiently awaited the return of her husband's remains yesterday from Nepal, five days after he died after scaling one of the world's highest mountains. More...

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