May 12, 2010 RSS feed / Features

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104th Precinct Feds Charge Three Women In Fraud Probe Three Queens women were charged last month in connection with a massive federal probe into automated teller machine fraud, according to authorities. More...

Former Monserrate Aide Busted In Spat With Cop

Police said a former aide to former Senator Hiram Monserrate is facing seven years behind bars after he cursed at a police officer to avoid arrest on May 2. More...

LICBD To Host Annual Breakfast Panel

The Long Island City Business Development Annual Long Island City Real Estate Breakfast Panel will take place on Wednesday, May 19, from 8 until 10 a.m. at Waters Edge Restaurant on the East River at 401 44th Dr. More...

Vallone Calls For Added Safety Measures At Astoria Intersection

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. is calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to overrule itself and install a traffic slowing device at an Astoria intersection. More...

Elected Officials Rally To Save Ladder 116

Elected officials joined firefighters, religious leaders and concerned citizens alike at the Ladder 116 firehouse in Long Island City on May 7 to rally against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s budget cuts, which would call for the closing of 20 fire More...

Teachers To Be Affected By Budget Cuts

“Everybody is very, very concerned,” City Councilmember Daniel Dromm said at the May 4 meeting of Community Board 4 regarding the upcoming city budget. More...

Free Mammograms In LIC For Women 40 Or Older

Western Queens women who need a breast cancer screening will be able to get one on Thursday, May 20 when the American-Italian Cancer Foundation mobile mammography van visits the Jacob A. More...

Queens Library Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Plan Impact

New York City’s Executive Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 will reduce funding to the Queens Library by $16.9 million to be effective July 1. This reduction comes on top of an already $11.5 million cut. More...

‘Ragtime’ Composer Joplin To Be Honored At Annual BBQ

On Saturday, May 22, St. Michael’s Cemetery located at 72-02 Astoria Blvd. in East Elmhurst will hold its fifth annual barbecue and celebration of the music of early 20th century composer Scott Joplin. Edward Horn of St. More...

Fundraiser Held In Support Of Simotas’ Assembly Bid

Business leaders Peter Phillips Sr., and Peter Phillips Jr. joined with architect Gerald J. Caliendo to host a fundraiser for Aravella Simotas, Democratic candidate for the Assembly. More...

New York Heads To Dungloe

The 2010 New York Mary From Dungloe was chosen at a gala charity dance on April 24, at Most Precious Blood Auditorium, 32-52 37th St. in Astoria. More...

CB 1 Meeting Will Discuss Local Events

The next meeting of Community Board 1 District Service Cabinet will be held Thursday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at the Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36 St., 3rd floor conference room. More...

R.F.K Bridge Lane Closing

One lane out of three on the ramp from Queens leading to the Manhattan span of the Robert F. More...

Crystal Exports Windows For Upscale Development In China

Crystal Window & Door Systems, 31-10 Whitestone Expwy., in Flushing, recently began shipment of one of its most popular vinyl window products to a new residential development under construction in a truly different location – mainland China More...

Two Coves Community Garden Benefits From Leftovers

The booming voice of Master Composter Stephanos Koullias resounded throughout the parking lot of Astoria Park on May 2 the morning of the TD Bank Five Boro Bike New York Tour.         More...

Lawsuit Claims Popcorn Fumes Caused Lung Damage

A Queens woman is claiming in a recently filed lawsuit that fumes she inhaled from an additive in a microwave popcorn left her with irreversible lung damage. More...

The History Of Birthdays

In today’s society, birthdays are some of the most common causes for celebration. The tradition of the birthday party goes back to pre-Christian times, though it was not always celebrated the way it is today. More...

The Emerald City Comes To Flushing

Theater goers followed the yellow brick road to the Free Synagogue of Flushing on May 1, 2 and 8 to see its Community Theatre Group’s production of “The Wizard of Oz”. More...

DA Brown Gets $100 G Grant From Weiner To Fight Mortgage Fraud

With the mortgage meltdown still victimizing hundreds of thousands of helpless homeowners, Congressmember Anthony Weiner (D–Queens/Brooklyn) last week presented Queens DA Richard Brown with a $100,000 federal grant to continue the battle again More...

Community Board 2 Discusses Poor Roadways And Newtown Creek

May’s Community Board 2 meeting did not have any large issues to take up the bulk of the evening’s time, but a series of short appearances by persons with complaints and entreaties about matters as varied as poor quality roadways, a bele More...

LaG Slot Swaps Deal Could Trigger 7,000 Jobs In Queens

An agreement between six airlines to exchange takeoff and landing slots at LaGuardia Airport, which is presently under consideration by the federal Department of Transportation, should be adopted, according to Congressmember Joseph Crowley because i More...

‘Added Anti-Terror Funds Can Build Security Network’

With New York City’s leaders clamoring for more anti-terror funding following the recent botched attempt at a Times Square bombing, United States Senator Charles Schumer called for restoration of the city’s share of funding which had bee More...

Astoria Mother of Fallen 9/11 Hero Authors Three Children’s Books

In a response to the loss of her son Christopher, a firefighter who was killed on Septmeber 11, Maureen Santora wrote three books that teach children about the eventful day. City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined Santora on May 4 at P.S. More...

Al Pacino Shoots Film And Visits Relatives In Astoria

Al Pacino, star of the new police thriller “Son of No One”, directed by Dito Montiel and produced by Holly Wiersma, has been seen filming in Astoria, Long Island City and in other locations all over Queens. More...

Rabbi Jonathan Pearl Becomes ACI’s New Rabbi

On May 7, at Sabbath evening services, the Astoria Center of Israel (ACI), 27-35 Crescent St., in Astoria formally welcomed Rabbi Jonathan Pearl as part of the synagogue’s succession of honored rabbis. More...

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