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Free Synagogue Members Start $500K Restoration

The Free Synagogue of Flushing recently being named to the New York State and National Register of Historic Places couldn’t come at a better time. More...

GOP Victories In Council Elections Surprise Dems

After last Tuesday’s somewhat astonishing election results in Queens, the focus is now turning toward next year and a new chapter in the battle to control the state senate. More...

On the brief side...

Seek Developers For Willets Point The New York City Economic Development Corporation has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify developers for the first stage of the 62-acre Willets Point project in Flushing. More...

Veterans Remembered Throughout Queens

Known from 1919 to 1953 as Armistice Day, and since 1954 as Veterans’ Day, November 11 is the day for honoring the brave men and women who have defended this nation in past and present conflicts. More...

Veterans Day Remembrance

Photo public domain A father honors his son in 1982. More...

TSI Holds Anniversary Gala

Whitestone based Transitional Services for New York (TSI), a comprehensive mental health agency serving Queens County, recently held a dinner gala in celebration of its 34th anniversary. More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. All Nations Baptist: More...

Confirm ‘911’ Error In Woodside Deathtrap Fire

A tragic mistake by a 911 operator on Saturday morning sent Queens firefighters searching for a fatal blaze in the basement of a Woodside home that resulted in the deaths of three victims. Fire officials confirmed that firefighters from Engine Co. More...

Dispatching Error, Illegal Conversions Fueled Woodside Fire

The dispatching system under which a 911 operator’s error sent firefighters to the wrong Woodside address early last Saturday morning, causing a delay that resulted in at least three deaths, will be the subject of a hearing by the City Council More...

Townsend Harris Teacher Wins Science-Math Award

Katherine Cooper, a science teacher at Townsend Harris H.S., a highly selective New York City public high school in Flushing, has been named a recipient of the Fund for the City of New York’s first annual Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Scien More...

Astoria Retailers Offer Early Shopper Discounts

Astoria retailers are hitching their hopes for a black Christmas (as in black ink in their ledgers) to an early shopping season, decorating windows and cutting prices to draw shoppers to put down their cash and plastic for holiday bargains weeks befo More...

Crowds Turn Out For Queensbridge It’s My Park Day

On Saturday November 7, citizens of Long Island City and Astoria joined with Green Shores NYC and the Friends of Queensbridge Park Committee for the semiannual, It’s My Park Day. More...

Crowley, Weiner, Maloney Laud Passage Of Health Bill

Washington lawmakers from Queens applauded the House passage of a healthcare reform bill last week, saying it was urgently needed by millions of Americans who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford health insurance. More...

UCCA Holds 4th Annual Halloween Party

Halloween got off to a ghoulishly early start at the Central Lounge Restaurant in Astoria. More...

Nolan’s Message: Honor Vets, Pay Them Tribute

As we celebrate Veterans’ Day next Wednesday, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan reminds us that, “Our responsibility to our nation’s warriors and defenders goes beyond a mere salute and demands that we address the increasingly complex More...

QSAC Takes Top Prize In TV Contest

Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC, www.qsac.com), a New York charity, was the grand prize winner in a Chronicle of Philanthropy national contest that invited people to create their own ideas of how volunteerism could be incorporated More...

St. Francis Of Assisi School Launches Box Tops Fundraiser

St. Francis of Assisi School recently launched its 2009 Box Tops for Education fundraising campaign. This year, the school has set a goal of earning $1,000 through the Box Tops for Education program. More...

Dino’s Is Site Of Election Night Victory Party

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. celebrated his Election Night victory last Tuesday, November 3, at Dino’s Restaurant, 29-35 Newtown Ave., Astoria. More...

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