May 26, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Children’s Bike Race Draws Tots, Pre-Teens

Hundreds turned out for one of the city’s oldest and longest running children’s bike races on Sunday, May 16, organized by the Astoria Civic Association and hosted by City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Christopher Santora Scholarships Conferred

The ninth annual Christopher Santora Educational Scholarship Dinner Dance will be held at Riccardo’s by the bridge in Astoria, on Friday, June 11 from 7 p.m. to midnight. All are invited to attend. More...

Liu Gets Big Apple Greeter Awar d

At Big Apple Greeter’s recent 18th anniversary recognition breakfast, city Comptroller John Liu was presented with the organization’s Public Service Award. More...

Teachers Face Layoffs, But New DOE Management Hired

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein got a Bronx cheer in Queens last week. “Right now, layoffs are based on the reverse order of seniority,” Klein said. More...

Local H.S. Seniors Win Judge Vallone Scholarships

On June 1, the Astoria Civic Association will host an award ceremony for 23 high school senior recipients of a Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship. The event will be at Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave. in Astoria. More...

Plans For New Schools At Hunters Point Scrutinized

A combined middle school and high school, to be built amidst the Hunters Point South residential project as it is also being built, was described by School Construction Authority (SCA) officials at a mid-May meeting at St. More...

Clinton Democratic Club Holds May Meeting

Clinton Democratic Club President Paul Vallone, local District Leaders Mary Ann and John Dorsa and more than 75 club members held their monthly meeting at their new headquarters, 25-59 Francis Lewis Blvd., on May 20. More...

Immaculate Conception Church Hosts Religion Lectures

Immaculate Conception Church, at 21-47 29th St., recently hosted a three-part series on Christianity and Islam. More...

NYPD Launches Summer ‘Zero Tolerance’ Enforcement

Police from the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and Borough Task Force hit the streets this week in the kickoff of an NYPD crackdown on drunk driving. More...

Vallone, Merchants Keep 30th Avenue Clean

A quick stroll along Astoria’s 30th Avenue will quickly reveal two seeming incongruities: clean streets and sidewalks and many people dining outdoors. More...

City: Beware Unlicensed Food Vendors

City Department of Health (DOH) officials last week issued a warning to city residents to be alert when purchasing food from unlicensed street vendors. More...

QEDC Offers ‘Taste Of The World’ At Citi Field

Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) hosted the annual “Queens…A Taste of the World” on May 18 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. More...

Pan Gregorian Enterprises Receives Honor At 2010 Hermes Expo

  “We all support the 2010 Hermes  Expo in Atlantic City,” Chairman of Pan Gregorian Enterprises (PGE) Peter Sassos said.  More...

Ragtime Composer Joplin Celebrated At Final Resting Place

T he music of ragtime legend Scott Joplin was celebrated at his final resting place on May 23 at St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst. Joplin was an African American composer and pianist, born near Texarkana, Texas in 1868. More...

Way Is Clearing For Board 1 Dorm

The way is clear for a 19-story dormitory at 30-30 Northern Blvd. More...

Cuomo Nomination On Tap Today

Democratic Party officials from throughout the state will end their convention in Rye tomorrow by naming Andrew Cuomo as their candidate for governor with hopes that he will lead their ticket to a sweeping victory in November. More...

Republican Convention Next Week; 4 Seek Guv Nod

Republicans from throughout the state will convene at a Manhattan hotel next week to do battle over who should be their gubernatorial candidate to run against the expected Democratic choice, Andrew Cuomo. More...

St. Demetrios School Holds International Fest

On April 30, sixth grade students at Saint Demetrios School in Astoria held their annual international festival at the school’s Petros Patrides Cultural Center. More...

Queens Library Helps With Community Literacy

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) went on a special tour of the Queens Library’s Literacy Zone (LZ) on May 20 at the Long Island City branch. More...

Despina Siolas Awarded MD/PhD From Stony Brook

Despina Siolas of Bayside was awarded a degree in the Doctors of Medicine/Doctors of Philosophy Medical Science Training Program (MD/PhD) from Stony Brook University Medical Center on May 18. More...

The Origins of Memorial Day

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors - the Grand More...

New Program For All Vets On Memorial Day Weekend

With families across New York City set to honor America’s veterans and United States Armed Forces this Memorial Day Weekend, U.S. More...

Communism Was Big Threat In Spring Of ‘57

Get into a conversation with a long time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star- More...

The Pulpit

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Vallone Holds Summer Fundraiser At Bohemian Hall

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

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