November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Record Health Care Rate Hikes For Small Biz In 2010 Questioned

Health insurance premiums for private insurance plans covering small businesses are set to increase by 15 percent next year, with potentially harmful consequences, and 119 members of Congress want an explanation for the sharp rate increases. More...

Norwood Gardens Residents Push For New Zoning Plan

Norwood Gardens, located in Astoria on 35th, 36th and 37th Streets between 30th and 31st Avenues, is a planned community dating from 1929, where quaint, one-family, attached homes enhanced with attractive front gardens range along tree-lined streets More...

We Pay 213 Percent More For Drugs Than Canadians

Congressmembers Anthony Weiner and Carolyn Maloney have released a new study showing that drug companies are charging New Yorkers 213 percent more than they do Canadians for the 10 most prescribed medications. More...

Thanksgiving Celebrations Held Throughout Queens

Various local organizations are opening their doors and inviting the community to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with them. More...

Neustadt Collection Of Tiffany Glass Is QMA Treasure

A glowing angel, its intricate features created from pieces of glass, is one of the many pieces on display from The Neustadt Collection, a gallery featuring the glasswork of Louis C. More...

City Ice Pavilion Holds Grand Opening

Ice skating and hockey enthusiasts turned out for the grand opening of the new City Ice Pavilion in Long Island City, which was officially dedicated on Thursday, November 19. More...

Our World Charter School To Hold Fashion Show

The Our World Neighborhood Charter School Parent-Teacher Organization will hold its 2009 Talent Show on Saturday, December 5 at the Frank Sinatra H.S. of the Arts, 35-12 35th Ave., Astoria. The first models will stroll down the catwalk at 6 p.m. More...

The Pulpit

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

No Heat? Call 311

The heating season officially began October 1 and will run through May 31, according to officials at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). More...

4th, 6th Grade Social Promotion Ends

The city Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) completed one of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first education initiatives when it voted to end social promotion for fourth and sixth grade students, extending the policy to every elementary and middle s More...

Hunters Point South Plan Raises Questions

The first Hunters Point South meeting in 17 months featured an engaging presentation about parkland and the nature area that would be developed along with the construction of an ultimate 6,500 housing units near the point where the East River and Ne More...

Maloney Assures 9/11 1st Responders Health Benefits Effort Continues

Speaking at a Washington rally of first responders to Ground Zero on 9/11, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney assured them that the fight to provide health care and compensation for their effort, which took some lives and left others ill, will continue More...

Halloran Says Police Academy Is A Tight Fit In College Point

In about a month, Daniel Halloran will be sworn in as the City Council representative of College Point, among other communities in Northeast Queens. But jumping the gun, the Auburndale attorney, More...

Women Lawmakers Oppose Anti-Choice Clause In Health Care Reform Bill

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The History Of Thanksgiving

Throughout history mankind has celebrated the bountiful harvest with thanksgiving ceremonies. More...

Betel of America, Two Coves Community Garden Provide Food, Hope

During the holiday season when it seems more people than ever need help feeding their families, Two Coves Community Garden has come together with Betel of America to contribute some of their homegrown harvest to help address the problem. More...

McClancy Soccer Wins NYC Intersectional Championship

On Sunday, November 15, the Monsignor McClancy H.S. varsity soccer team won the New York City Intersectional Championship with a 2-1 victory over Bishop Ford of Brooklyn. More...

Athenian Society Honors Dennis Syntilas

The Athenian Society honored Dennis Syntilas for his tireless efforts in helping to create Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, at Central Lounge, 20- 30 Steinway St. More...

FDNY Holiday Fire Prevention Tips

BY LIZ GOFF

City fire officials have once again released the FDNY’s Annual Holiday Guide listing safety precautions for the use and decoration of Christmas trees, wreaths, and other holiday ornaments. More...

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