March 10, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Klein Announces 2010 DOE Citywide Council Elections

Parents who want to have a role in influencing public school policy should run for a seat on the Citywide Council on Special Education or the new Citywide Council on English Language Learners, Schools Chancellor Joel I. More...

Accountability Is Key, ACA Is Told

Police. Sanitation. Fire. It’s very basic, said Peter Vallone Sr. More...

Immaculate Conception Hosts Immigration Reform Service

Clergy of Astoria and Long Island City, and including a Brooklyn congregation, United, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, the Catholic Migration Office of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens and Queens Congregations United for More...

Vallone Helps Open Astoria Farmers Market

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Spring Equinox Is Near

The Spring or Vernal Equinox will occur on March 20 at 5:32 p.m. at Coordinated Universal Time, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere. More...

Zoning Meeting Is Start Of Process

Community Board 2 Chairman Joseph Conley said the late February meeting concerning zoning in Sunnyside and Woodside was “just the start of a series of public meetings”, not a decisive moment when a vote of any kind would be taken. More...

The Pulpit

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Taxing Sugared Soft Drinks Cuts Kids’ Obesity, Raises Health, Education $

Urging Albany legislative leaders to kill two birds with one stone, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a 12- cent-a-can tax on “heavily sweetened” sodas and beverages to raise funds to meet budgetary needs while at the same time attack More...

Mr. Met Seeking ‘Party People’

Mr. Met never travels alone. The much-loved mascot of the Queens Boys of Summer never speaks – he leaves that to his entourage, a squad of Mets’ Party Patrol people who escort him at home and on the road. More...

City Settles Delis Sex-Harass Suit For $98G

City officials have agreed to pay $98,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former female employee at Community Board 1 in Queens. More...

London Lennie’s Is New Late Night Hot Spot

 Are you looking to enjoy a romantic date somewhere new and exciting? Do you need a new hot spot to catch up with some friends? Make  London Lennie’s your late-night spot in Queens every Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Peralta, Monserrate Clash Tuesday In Special Election

Assemblymember Jose Peralta and Hiram Monserrate, recently expelled from the state senate, will battle it out before the voters in the heavily Hispanic 13th state senate district special election next Tuesday. More...

Maloney Discusses Economy At Town Hall Forum

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney held a town hall meeting March 6 on the current economic situation, gathering a panel of public and private officials who in general spoke of working with government to try to alleviate current employment difficulties More...

Newly Revived Clinton Democratic Club Holds Monthly Meeting

Local District Leaders, Mary Ann and John Dorsa, and newly-elected club President, Paul Vallone, held their successful and well-attended, monthly meeting last night at their new location 25-59 Francis More...

Jamaica Estates Details History Of ‘Gated’ Community

Jamaica Estates Carl Ballenas and the Aquinas Honor Society of the Immaculate Conception School Arcadia Publishing ISBN: 9780738572550 128 pp. $21.99 More...

U.S. Springs Forward With Daylight Saving Time

On Sunday, March 14, Queens residents will be setting their clocks forward an hour to “spring forward” for Daylight Saving Time. More...

House Panel OKs Bill To Ban Look-Alike Census Mailings

A bill to prevent direct mailings that are deliberately designed to look similar to U.S. Census mailings, sponsored by Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, has passed the House, she announced. More...

Ackerman Meets With Armenian Genocide Survivors

Congressmember Gary Ackerman (DQueens/ L.I.) on March 4, immediately after the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a resolution that labeled the World War I-era killings of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, met in his Washington, D.C. More...

Weprin Denounces Proposed Youth Program Cuts

City Councilmember Mark Weprin has voiced opposition to plans by a city agency to cut a youth program at four schools in Eastern Queens as a costreduction measure. More...

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