October 21, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Special Ed Law Means Schools Are For All

In 1970, schools in the United States educated only one in five children with disabilities. Many states had laws excluding children with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities from even attending school. More...

‘Opa! The Musical’ Highlights Immigrants’ Dilemma

should I go? This is the question people from other lands have debated from time immemorial with regard to immigration. The plight of the immigrant has been well documented. More...

Bloomberg, Giuliani Endorse Koo In Race To Succeed Liu

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, have endorsed Peter Koo, the Republican candidate in the tightening race to succeed John Liu in Flushing’s 20th City Council District. More...

Suspected Drug Dealer Shot Down In Astoria

Gunfire shattered the silence of an Astoria neighborhood on the night of October 18, when a volley of shots cut down an alleged drug dealer who apparently tried to hide the shooting from police. More...

St. Nicholas Festival Celebrations

On Sunday, October 11, the last day of the St. More...

Proposed Supermarket-Hotel Gets Cold Reception

At public land use hearings on Thursday, October 15, at Queens Borough Hall, real estate developer Chris Xu submitted an application for constructing a hotel and supermarket in an area of Flushing that is zoned for industrialized and commercial use. More...

The Pulpit

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Low Attendance Leads To Quorum Question At Board 3

Cold and rainy weather on the night of the Community Board 3 meeting October 15, held at the Louis Armstrong School, I.S. 227, appeared to keep board member and audience attendance down and led to a quorum question late in the meeting. More...

Woodside Head Start Facility Named For Ficalora Foundation

The Child Center of New York held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Woodside Head Start facility at 3 p.m. October 14, naming the facility in honor of the Ficalora Family Foundation. More...

CUNY Law School Will Move To Long Island City

A new, centrally located home for the City University of New York (CUNY) Law School has been approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees, a move that will give the school nearly 70,000 additional square feet of space, enable it to offer a new, part-time More...

Kim, Halloran Contest Very Close In NE Queens

From all indications, the election for the 19th City Council District seat in Northeast Queens between Republican Dan Halloran and Democrat Kevin Kim on November 3 will not be decided until the final ballot is counted. More...

Rezoning Astoria: Vallone Reaches Out

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Steinway Sale Days Draw Crowds Despite Weather

The weather might have been less than ideal, but on Friday through Sunday, October 16, 17 and 18, shoppers flocked to Steinway Street, “the world’s longest department store”, to find quality merchandise at discount prices during th More...

NYPD Sting Nets Astoria Gunrunner

A 30-year-old Astoria man was one of four defendants charged last week in an NYPD sting involving the sale of illegal firearms. More...

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