April 7, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Mob ‘Wannabe’ Charged In Major Embezzlement Scam

Used car salesman Chris Orsaris may have worked his charm to become a key player at the Major Automotive Group in Long Island City but the fantasy world he created for himself collapsed when the feds started questioning his true income. More...

Dialysis Center To Open At Parker Jewish Institute

The Queens-Long Island Renal Institute, Inc. (QLIRI), conveniently located on the lobby level of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, 271-11 76th Ave., New Hyde Park, will open its doors this spring. More...

Felony Assaults, Grand Larceny Auto Rise In 108th Precinct

Pessimists attending the March meeting of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council might feel their gloomy outlook had some justification. More...

American Airlines Expands Network Service, Presence

American Airlines announced it is bolstering its service for customers in New York City with plans to add seven new destinations served by 23 additional flights to and from the city’s two airports, enhancing the travel experience with upgraded More...

Local Woman Completes USAF Basic Training

Airman Lashawnda Edmonds-Jones, USAF completed an intensive, nine-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas recently. More...

LaG CC Students Named To All-NY Academic Teams

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges, recognized two LaGuardia Community College students for their excellence in scholarship, leadership and community service. More...

Origins Of April Fools Day Remain Uncertain

On Thursday, April 1, adults and children alike played pranks on their loved ones in the spirit of April Fools Day. More...

Murals Are Creative Solution To Graffiti Plague

Graffiti is a problem in Astoria as in many parts of New York City. It is hoped that a new law that will soon go into effect, making graffiti removal easier and faster, will help to get many tagged areas taken care of. More...

QHC Tackles Queens Diversity At QPF

The Queens Health Coalition (QHC) recently participated in the annual spring conference of the Queens Perinatal Forum (QPF), which QHC cochairs with Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Queens Regional Perinatal Center. More...

On the brief side...

Crowley Holds Small Biz Seminar A seminar to provide help for small businesses in learning how to export their goods and services was held by Congressmember Joseph Crowley yesterday at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City. More...

Athens Square Committee Holds ‘Final Chapter’ Fundraiser

It began with a dollar and a dream—the vision of an authentic Greek ampitheater on a street corner in Astoria. More...

Horn Joins CALDC Bd.

Ed Horn, director of sales, marketing and community relations for St. Michael’s Cemetery, East Elmhurst, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC). More...

300,000+ Trees Planted To Date Under PlaNYC

In April, 2007, a 127-point plan known as PlaNYC was introduced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The plan’s mission is to create and maintain a more environmentally friendly New York City, as well as improve housing and transportation. More...

Upstate Millionaire Joins Lazio And Levy In Race For GOP Nod

The race for the Republican Party nomination in this year’s election became a little more complicated on Sunday as ultra conservative Buffalo millionaire Carl Paladino threw his hat into the ring. More...

Van Bramer Town Hall Covers Housing, Sanitation Issues

City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, in office since January, conducted his second town hall meeting on March 31, on the second floor of the Queens Borough Public Library Woodside branch on Skillman Avenue. More...

Steinway Library Celebrates Grand Reopening

The Steinway branch of the Queens Borough Public Library (QBPL), 21-45 31st St., celebrated its grand reopening on April 1, attracting hundreds of local residents along with Assemblymember Michael H. More...

London Lennie’s Celebrates 50 Years In Queens

London Lennie’s, Queens’ premier seafood restaurant, is celebrating its 50th anniversary by reeling back the price of the dish that hooked their first customers, London Lennie’s Fish ‘n‘ Chips. More...

Fundraiser Held For Flushing RKO Keith’s

A fundraiser on March 19 for the long defunct RKO Keith’s movie palace that graced the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Main Street from 1926 to 1986 brought more than 100 faithful and longtime residents of Flushing to the “Comedy f More...

The Pulpit

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