April 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

SBS, DOT, Parks Reps Speak At Board 1 Cabinet

The March meeting of the Community Board 1 cabinet was largely an information session. More...

Man Shot In Astoria Pool Hall Brawl

A fight between patrons at an Astoria pool hall turned violent on April 9 when one of the men pulled a gun and fired several rounds, striking the second patron. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Thug Steals Car, Slugs Owner, Cop  A 25-year-old Queens man found himself behind bars after he “borrowed” his friend’s car without permission and slugged the owner in the face when he returned the vehicle More...

Community Calendar

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Community Meetings  Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm.  Associations  Apr. 15, 8 p.m., FDR Dems; Chabad of NE Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.8285.  Apr. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Napoli Pizza & Pasta... The Real Thing

A ntonio Petito welcomes you to his “casa” on the corner of 35th Avenue and 33rd Street in Astoria to enjoy the best in Neapolitan pizza, pasta, chicken, fish and more. More...

Editorials

Eradicate Acts Of Random Violence

Late on Easter Sunday night and early Monday morning, across the East River in Manhattan, bands of roving youths terrorized an area from Times Square at 42nd Street and Broadway to Herald Square at 34th Street where Broadway and Seventh Avenue conve More...

Letters to the Editor

Theater Needs Friends To The Editor: More...

A Forrest Gump Look At Healthcare Reform

In the movie “Forrest Gump”, Forrest (Tom Hanks) said, “Mama always said, ‘Stupid is as Stupid does.’” How could one better describe the “historic vote” of the House of Representatives on Mar. More...

Lawmakers Tell How To Deal With Property Tax Lien

In anticipation of the city Department of Finance mailing notices to almost 25,000 homeowners that tax liens on their properties may be sold to private business groups, five Queens lawmakers held a tax lien assistance outreach event last Tuesday even More...

Padavan, Halloran Co-Sponsor Health Expo

State Senator Frank Padavan announced on April 9  that he will join with City Councilmember Dan Halloran in co-sponsoring a health expo at St. Sarkis Armenian Church on Sunday afternoon April 18. The expo will run from 1 to 6 p.m. More...

Queens Police Mobilization Drill Deemed Success

Police at precincts throughout Queens last week were tested through an NYPD mobilization exercise deployed from a Temporary Headquarters Vehicle (THV) in the 114th Precinct. More...

Dad Who Abandoned Baby In Cab Busted After 2 Years

A massive, two-year manhunt for a father who abandoned his baby daughter in a Queens livery cab came to an end last week when police arrested the heartless dad.  Carlos Cardenas, 29, fled the city after he abandoned the baby in February 2008. More...

Thug Arrested In Vicious Beating Of 81-Year-Old Man

City Councilmember James Van Bramer and Council Speaker Christine Quinn held a news conference outside the rent controlled apartment building at 47th and Broadway in Astoria where Mayer Behmoiras has lived for the past 60 years to announce that Jesus More...

Political Page

Simotas Launches Assembly Campaign To Accolades

An enthusiastic, star-studded audience was on hand last Saturday night as Aravella Simotas officially launched her campaign for the Astoria–Long Island City Assembly seat pledging “to fight to make sure that the working men and women of More...

Seniors

Financial Help For Family Caregivers

Dear Savvy Senior,   I’ve been taking care of my elderly mother for nearly a year now and it’s wearing me out both physically and financially. Is there any way I could get paid to be her caregiver? More...

Features

Armenian Heritage Sends Artist-Engineer In New Direction

When Flushing resident Chris Gasparian was studying mechanical engineering at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, he enrolled in two painting courses in between his demanding engineering classes. More...

Uno Chicago Grill Celebrates 25 Years In Forest Hills

Uno Chicago Grill, 107-16 70th Rd., Forest Hills, celebrated  their 25th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 8. Uno General Manager Michael McCarthy (c.) thanked the community for 25 years of business. More...

Am Air Offers Introductory Fares, AA Advantage Miles

If you book round-trip travel on American Airlines new daily nonstop flights between New York’s John F. More...

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