February 24, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Teen Writing Challenge Scholarship Deadline Mar. 8

New York City high school students are invited to help younger kids understand and celebrate tolerance and diversity through a book writing contest that could earn winners up to $5,000 in scholarship money. The deadline for contest submissions is Ma More...

Jack Kerouac Is Unknown Queens Luminary

Queens has been the birthplace and home to many of the world’s most famous artists. Acclaimed film directors Martin Scorsese and John Frankenheimer were born in Corona and College Point, respectively. More...

Astoria Man Competes On ‘American Idol’

On Wednesday, January 20, the fourth episode of “American Idol, Season 9” aired, showing contestants auditioning for the show in Orlando, Florida. One of these contestants, 26-year-old Michael Lynche, is a resident of Astoria. More...

Memorial Dinner For Justich March 27

Friends and co-workers will be holding the First Annual Frank Justich Memorial Dinner on March 27 to raise funds benefitting the wife and children of Frank Justich, the well-liked sanitation worker killed on the job January 26. More...

Start Heart Care Early For Lifelong Health

William Schwartz M.D., cardiologist at Mount Sinai Queens Hospital, spoke at the Avalon Riverview in Long Island City on Thursday, February 18 about preventing heart disease development among youth. More...

Crowley, Sunnyside Seniors Celebrate Social Security

Congressmember Joseph Crowley (DQueens, The Bronx) visited with seniors at the Sunnyside Community Services Senior Center on February 17 to mark the 70th anniversary of Social Security and talk about his work in Congress on behalf of seniors. More...

All Aboard The ‘L.I.C. Express’

The “L.I.C. More...

UFT, Klein Do Battle Over Tenure

Cold weather and blizzard-like conditions aside, a war of words has heated up between Chancellor Joel Klein and the United Federation of Teachers. More...

Blue Jeans Strike Out

Anyone planning on pitching their employment skills at a series of job fairs scheduled by the Mets at Citi Field might want to consider leaving their blue jeans at home. More...

Board 7 Hears Fifth Avenue Truck Traffic Concerns

The Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association, Whitestone Boosters Association, members of Community Board 7 and the Department of Transportation met on February 17 at the Union Plaza Nursing Home in Flushing to discuss the growing concern over More...

Two Chios Restaurants Provide Flavor of Greece

Speaking the language of another country can give one insight into the soul of its people. Greek is a language that has been spoken in our home for four generations. More...

American Airlines, American Eagle Resume Haiti Service

American Airlines resumed service into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, beginning Friday, February 19. The first flight departed from American’s hub at Miami International Airport at 6:40 a.m. EST, arriving at Port-au-Prince at 8:35 a.m. EST. More...

Board 3 Considers New School Sites

The February meeting of Community Board 3 started late, which gave some people time to get to the Langston Hughes branch of the Queens Borough Public Library after mistakenly assuming the meeting was being held at its normal site, I.S. More...

Grandma Goes High-Tech With Teens’ Help

The Junior-Senior Partnership project of the Queens Health Coalition (QHC) brought 15 teens together with 15 older adults to swap information on communications. More...

Padavan: ‘Don’t Let Pervs Work With Kids’

Following a recent report from a local TV newscast that a Level 2 sex offender was operating a Glendale karate school, placing him in close contact with children, state Senator Frank Padavan introduced a bill prohibiting sex offenders from working o More...

Snow Days A Rare Occasion In New York City

Schools were closed in New York City on Wednesday, February 10 due to a severe snowstorm that had many trapped at home. More...

Board 1 Favors Rezoning Plan

The proposed rezoning of 238 blocks containing 9,180 lots in Astoria is on its way. Community Board 1 overwhelmingly approved the plan submitted by the Department of City Planning in the first step toward final adoption. More...

Ben’s Best Offers Special Passover Seder Menu

How many restaurants can say they’ve been around for over 65 years? Well Ben’s Best, a Zagat- rated deli, can boast of an astonishing 65 years under its belt! More...

Maloney, Ackerman Hail Credit Card Reforms

Two congressmembers from Queens yesterday took credit for their contributions to the major proconsumer legislation that reforms the credit card industry in this country, ending many abuses and giving more protections to millions of credit card holde More...

Astoria Sports Complex Sees Red

On Friday, February 5, the Astoria Sports Complex hosted a special event in recognition of “National Wear Red Day”. Steve Poliseno, owner of the Astoria Sports Complex, 34-38 38th St. and Dr. More...

The Pulpit

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