March 17, 2010 RSS feed / Features

QLS Collects $565 For Haiti Earthquake Relief

The 48-person student body at Queens Lutheran School poses with a specimen check in the amount of $565.25 to be sent to Haiti for earthquake relief. More...

Gianaris Bill Seeks ‘Good Jobs’ At Con Ed, Other Utilities

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris has introduced legislation that would guarantee good wages, health care and other benefits to cleaners and security officers at public utility companies who currently “toil under the poverty line with little or More...

City Offers Free Graffiti Removal

Spring cleaning is right around the corner and that includes free graffiti removal for commercial, industrial and residential properties by the city of New York. More...

Flushing Immigrant Community Learns How To Get Help

A town hall meeting sponsored by Assemblymember Grace Meng (DFlushing), Executive Assistant District Attorney Jesse J. More...

Queens College Hillel Hears Russell Simmons, Rabbis

A panel discussion with Rabbi Marc Schneier, hip-hop founder Russell Simmons, and Rabbi Moshe Shur was held at the Goldstein Theater at Queens College in Flushing on March 15, sponsored by The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and Hillel of Queens More...

Marshall Warns Budget Cuts May Close 100 Senior Centers

Possibly 100 senior centers throughout the city might be closed if proposed state and city budget cuts go through, Queens officials have warned. More...

2010 QSO Young Soloist Winners

The final round of the Queens Symphony Orchestra (QSO) 2010 Young Soloist Competition was held as a public recital at the Taiwan Center in Flushing on March 7, after which the winners were announced. More...

St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá 'le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially Paddy's Day, is the feast day which annually celebrates Saint Patrick (373-493), the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17. More...

The Pulpit

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

Got Talent? QSAC Competition Benefits Autism Community

March 29, April 5 and April 26 QSAC (Quality Services for the Autistic Community) will be holding a talent competition and the winner will be selected by a live audience of online community and industry professionals at the VIG 27 Lounge, 119 E. More...

QLS Collects $565 For Haiti Earthquake Relief

The 48-person student body at Queens Lutheran School poses with a specimen check in the amount of $565.25 to be sent to Haiti for earthquake relief. More...

Maloney Applauds Greece’s Inclusion In Visa Waivers

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney’s efforts to include Greece in this country’s Visa Waiver program finally found success. More...

Maloney To Speak At Aldos Dems

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, whose 14th Congressional District includes Astoria, will be the featured speaker at a general membership meeting of the Aldos Democratic Organization Friday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at 28-11 23rd Ave. More...

Queens Health Coalition Partners With Text4baby

The Queens Health Coalition (QHC) has partnered with text4baby, the largest national mobile health initiative to date, launched by an unprecedented group of public and private partners, including the White House, the federal Department of Health and More...

We The People Take 2nd Place At Albany Competition

The Townsend Harris H.S. We the People team placed second in the New York State Finals in Albany on March 6. The team, which includes members of Dr. More...

Meng And Stavisky Collect Signatures To Protest Senior Center Funding Cuts

Assemblymember Grace Meng, second from left, a member of the Aging Committee, and Senator Toby Stavisky visited Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center to collect signatures to protest the current budget pro More...

Homes Built, Sold Despite Depression In March 1931

Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you’re likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star-Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

Lowell H.S. Student Wins QCA 2010 HS2AS

David Hancock, a junior at The Lowell School–High School, 24-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, has been selected as a recipient of the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) “High School to Art School” (HS2AS) visual arts portfolio developme More...

Local Studios Produce Popular TV Shows, Movies

Many Queens residents are not aware that some of their favorite movies and popular television shows are produced here in the borough at two major studios: Silvercup Studios and Kaufman Astoria Studios. More...

Othoni Society Represents Small But Beautiful Island

The annual dance and meeting of the Othoni Society of U.S.A. Inc. was held on March 13 at the Chian Cultural Center, 44-01 Broadway in Astoria. More...

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