April 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Panchiaki Korais Awards Scholarships

The Panchiaki Korais Society presented two unique awards of excellence to Markella Mallas, whose grandfather, Stavros Haviaras, was a founder of the Chian Federation, and Vicky Athanasiou. More...

Co-op, Condo Questions Addressed At Forum

On Sunday, April 18, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan and City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer held a co-op and condo forum at Sunnyside Reformed Church, gathering a panel to answer questions from Queens residents relating to various housing and dwellin More...

Hunt Suspect In JFK Laser Beam Stunt

Federal officials are searching for a prankster who shined a green laser into the cockpit of a JetBlue airliner arriving at JFK International Airport on April 12, jeopardizing crew and passengers on the landing aircraft. More...

Dutch Kills Civics Question Future High-Rise Use

Officials at the Dutch Kills Civic Association this week said they need answers to a number of questions regarding plans for a proposed 19-story building located at 30-30 Northern Blvd. before the community can approve of the plans. More...

Assault Suspect Held On $250G Bail

The thug who brutally beat an 81-year-old Astoria man during an April 5 robbery remained behind bars this week in lieu of $250,000 bail. More...

Community Calendar

Community Meetings

Community Meetings  Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm.  Associations  Apr. 27, Jun. 29, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church of Bayside, 217th Street/56th Avenue, Bayside.  More...

Restaurant of the Week

Forno Italia Ristorante

B ack in the early 1990’s, a small, family run restaurant opened its doors specializing in making pizza in a wood burning, brick oven (forno). The patriarch, Federico Spatola, has been in the   More...

Editorials

Don’t Sacrifice Safety In Tough Economic Times

Public safety issues are, with reason, usually uppermost in the minds of most citizens. More...

Letters to the Editor

Trim The Fat To The Editor: More...

Metropolitan Bishop Nektarios Visits Astoria

The Othoni Society of U.S.A. honored the Metropolitan Bishop Nektarios of Corfu, Paxoi, and the Diapontia Islands that include Othoni, Mathraki and Erikkousa with a dinner reception at Elias Corner, 24-02 31st St., Astoria on April 13. More...

London Lennie’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary

In honor of the 50th anniversary of London Lennie’s, Queen’s premiere seafood restaurant, Borough President Helen M. Marshall and New York City Councilmembers Elizabeth Crowley and Daniel J. More...

Board 4 Seeks Space For Schools

After four new high schools were planned on 94th Street in Corona by the School Construction Authority (SCA), three parcels of land remained undeveloped. More...

TD Bank Opens ‘Green’ Branch In Queens Village

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, will hold the grand opening of  its first new “green” prototype branch in Queens Village on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

110th Precinct  Deadly Liposuction  A Corona health spa owner is facing seven years in prison after she performed an illegal “appearance enhancement” on a female customer who suffered near deadly consequences following the pro More...

Hunt Continues For Pool Hall Gunman

Police in Astoria are searching for a gunman who shot and critically injured a customer on April 9 at the Racks Billiard Club on Steinway Street.  Police sources said a birthday celebration attended by members of the St. More...

Jennifer Convertible CEO Ducks DWI Slay Charge

The CEO of Jennifer Convertibles is not likely to face serious criminal charges for fatally mowing down a Queens security guard on April 14, police sources said. More...

New Agreement Eliminates ‘Rubber Rooms’

“Rubber rooms” for reassigned teachers under investigation by the Department of Education will come to an end as a result of an agreement between the city and the United Federation of Teachers. More...

Political Page

Pres. Obama Endorses Maloney For Re-Election

Foreshadowing his expected direct involvement in this year’s congressional elections, President Barack Obama has endorsed veteran Congressmember Carolyn Maloney for re-election to a 10th term in the November elections.   More...

Seniors

Shingles Vaccine Helps Protect Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,   What can you tell me about shingles and the shingles vaccination? Do I need to get it? More...

Features

City View Pharmacy Holds Fundraiser

Throughout the month of April City View Pharmacy, 23-07 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, is hosting a fundraising effort benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.   More...

Variety Boys & Girls Eating Healthy Expo

On Thursday, June 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd., Astoria, will hold an event titled “Eating Healthy for Families”. More...

RAS-Q Art Initiative To Hold Benefit Dinner

RAS-Q, The Rescue Art Strategy in Queens, a Jackson Heights Art Club initiative, is holding a benefit dinner Saturday May 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at St Mark’s Church, 33-50 82nd St., Jackson Heights. All food served is homemade. More...

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