March 31, 2010 RSS feed / Features

LICBDC Hears Of City, State Economic Situation

At the March breakfast meeting of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation, held at the MetLife building on Queens Plaza North, Kathryn Wylde, chief executive officer of Partnership for New York City, gave attendees a brisk runthrough o More...

QSAC Fundraiser Gets $2,500 Kickoff

Anita and Paul Halvatzis of Amorelli Realty on March 23 donated $2,500 to Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) as a kickoff gift to the QSAC 2010 annual fundraiser. More...

Chubby Checker Announces New ‘Twist’ In Medicare Law

On Social Security

If you’ve been thinking about applying for extra help with your Medicare prescription drug costs, then now’s the time to get on the dance floor and hop to it.   More...

Fallen Sanitman Remembered At Fundraiser

Family, friends and co-workers of Frank Justich said there was no doubt that the spirit of the fallen Sanitation worker filled the Studio Square catering hall on March 27, when the group held the first annual Frank Justich Memorial Dinner to raise f More...

Why Western, Orthodox Easter Fall On Different Days

This year, both Western and Orthodox Easter will occur on the same day, Sunday, April 4. Although the two Easter holidays usually occur at different times during the spring, there is a special reason why they sometimes do.   More...

Astoria Resident ‘Big Mike’ Advances On American Idol

On January 20, only four episodes into the ninth season of American Idol, 26-year-old Astoria resident Michael Lynche was already making a name for himself. More...

Queens Zoo Is Open Later During Spring/Summer Hours

Hop like a bunny, crawl like a turtle, or run like a deer. However you do it, head to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo to see creatures of all kinds this season.   The zoo will now be open every day of the year. More...

APAC Honors Gianaris, Rainey At Benefit

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris and TD Bank Vice President of Government and Community Banking Jack Rainey were honored at a benefit of the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) at Studio Square in Long Island City on March 26. More...

Contests, Games Mark ð Day At Bayside H.S.

Bayside H.S. celebrated ð Day on March 15, one day later. This year's ð Day celebration was funded by a Math for America grant written by math research teachers Larissa Bukalov and Bobson Wong.   More...

Spyropoulos School Joins In International ð Day

The William Spyropoulos School at the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas, 43-15 196th St., Flushing, has appreciated and celebrated the value of ð for longer than seven years. More...

Triumph Of Freedom

P assover, the Festival of Freedom, is by far the most popular Jewish holiday and is probably observed more scrupulously   than the Holy Days.   More...

Gov: Income Tax Refund Checks Going Out

State income tax refund checks may soon be on the way, thanks to $500 million in refund cash that Governor David Paterson is scheduled to release tomorrow. More...

Court Overturns School Closings

The New York State Supreme Court has overturned the decision made by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to close 19 schools across the city.   More...

Maloney Receives AARP 2009 Congressional Award

On March 25, the American Association of Retired persons (AARP) conferred its 2009 Congressional Award for Leadership in Protecting Consumers’ Financial Security on Congressmember Carolyn Maloney for her work in championing legislation to impr More...

Census 2010 QAC/BC Office Open ’Til Apr. 19

Steven Goodman, Ed.D, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Samuel Field Y announced today its partnership with the 2010 Census Queens Office. More...

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STAVISKY’S ’09 HUMANE LEGISLATOR OF YEAR: Chosen for her commitment and support of animal-friendly legislation in New York state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky has been presented with the 2009 More...

A day camp experience like no other is much closer than you think

Community Day Camp provides a unique and enriching summer program that is close to home, yet miles away from city life. More...

Marshall Presides At 8th Greek Independence Fete

Borough President Helen Marshall presided at the eighth annual Queens celebration of Greek Independence Day on Thursday, March 25 at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent St., in Astoria. More...

Queens Films Are Highlight Of Tribeca Film Festival

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, running from April 21 to May 2, is drawing from film influences on the other side of the Queensboro Bridge, screening at least five movies that were either filmed in Queens or created by filmmakers who hail f More...

Vallone Jr. Joins Rally Protesting OST Cuts

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined more than 100 students and parents outside P.S. 2 at 75th Street and 21st Avenue, East Elmhurst on March 25 to protest proposed cuts to their after-school program. More...

Holy Cross Sophomore Recites ð To 241 Places

Holy Cross students celebrated National ð Day on Monday, March 15, with a competition to see who could recite from memory the most digits of this infinite number that expresses the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle. More...

The Pulpit

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Schumer Pleads For More Senior Housing $

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is pressing the Obama Administration to add funds to the 2011 budget to continue building projects for very low-income seniors, including the frail elderly.   More...

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