June 16, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Mount Sinai Queens And UCCA Hold Annual BBQ

Mount Sinai Queens and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its special annual summer dinner and barbecue on June 10 at Central Lounge, 20-10 Steinway St. in Astoria. More...

Biz Owners Try To Reduce Credit Card Fee Costs

A delegation of local small business owners and community leaders on Monday announced plans to travel to the nation’s capital to meet with Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and plead for credit card reform to reduce the burden it places on small More...

Vallone Addresses St. Demetrios H.S. Graduates

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. made his first stop of the 2010 graduation season June 4 at Saint Demetrios H. S., Astoria, where he addressed 41 graduates. More...

Regal Heights Holds Eighth Annual Community Health Fair

Area residents of Western Queens, including Jackson Heights, came to the Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 70-05 35th Ave. in Jackson Heights on June 13 for the facility’s eighth annual Community Health Fair. More...

QCSB Launches Queens Library Grant Campaign

Queens County Savings Bank, a division of New York Community Bank, has pledged $100,000 to match funds that are donated to Queens Library Foundation. More...

Vallone Scholarships Awarded To 23 High School Seniors

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., former City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone Sr. More...

Simotas, Maloney Campaign In Astoria

Aravella Simotas, a candidate for election to the state Assembly in the 36th Assembly District, and Congressmember Carolyn Maloney took to the streets on Sunday, knocking on voters’ doors in Astoria. More...

Klein: Forego Raises Or Fire Teachers

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein defended Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to offer teachers no raises, while City Councilmember Daniel Dromm held a different viewpoint. More...

Make Music Astoria

Astoria will bustle with free outdoor concerts as part of the Fourth Annual Make Music New York Festival. More...

William Cullen Bryant H.S. 10th Annual Read-Aloud

On May 17 English Department Assistant Principal Maria Toskos, Librarians Joey Khoury and Russell Goldenberg heard the results of instilling within their students the lifelong love of reading and literature at Bryant’s 10th Annual Read-Aloud h More...

The Pulpit

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Sunnyside Chamber Hears Zoning Presentation

Determined to keep the people of Sunnyside and Woodside informed, John Young and Tom Smith of the Department of City Planning brought their illustrated zoning lecture to the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce (SCC) luncheon for June, in order, as Young s More...

Parker Jewish Institute Holds Senior Olympics

Age and disability might have slowed the pace but not the competitive spirit or joy of life of some of the elderly residents who will participate in the Senior Olympics at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park on More...

Pan Arcadian Federation of America celebrated its 23rd Annual Spring Festival

The Pan Arcadian Federation of America celebrated its 23rd Annual Spring Festival of the Geros Tou Morea chapter. More...

American Offers Bonus Miles On Zurich, Manchester Flights

American Airlines AAdvantage® members can earn bonus miles on select fares when flying nonstop routes between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Zurich Airport (ZRH) or Manchester Airport (MAN). More...

Lazio Offers Policy Paper To Save N.Y.

In his first major policy statement since becoming the Republican Party choice for governor, Rick Lazio declared that New York state faces an economic emergency and is on the brink of a crisis brought on by Albany’s high spending and high taxi More...

Police Release Stolen Car ‘Hit List’

Police officials at the 114th Precinct last week released a list of the top three vehicles sought by car thieves in the Astoria and Long Island City communities. More...

KIWANIS CLUB OF ASTORIA/LIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, the Kiwanis Club of Astoria/L.I.C. held its annual Scholarship Awards dinner at Ponticello Ristorante. Chairman of this event was, Paul A. More...

New ‘Mymoney’ Web Site Can Help You With Your Money

There’s good news for Americans who want help getting a handle on their finances. More...

Local Leaders Take ‘Zip’ Out Of Rental Car Storage Plan

Local leaders voted recently to take the “zip” out of a Department of Transportation (DOT) plan that could greatly reduce the number of parking spots available in private and municipal lots throughout the city. More...

Queens Library Kicks Off 2010 Summer Reading Program

The Queens Borough Public Library kicked off Summer Reading 2010 last week with a fivestar extravaganza at the P.S. 111 schoolyard adjacent to the library’s Long Island City branch. More...

Perna Foundation Dinner And Fundraiser For Camp Program

The Perna Foundation for Kids held a special fundraiser on June 8, at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave. More...

World Cup Soccer Brings Queens Fans Together

The FIFA World Cup soccer tournament began on Friday, June 11, crowding Queens bars and restaurants with cheering fans. More...

Small Brush Fire Sparked In Powells Cove Park

York’s Bravest from Engine 295 & Ladder 144, 12-49 149 St., Whitestone, helps extinguish a brush fire at Powells Cove Park in College Point on June 8. The early evening fire More...

Fresh Meadows Student Wins Scholastic Challenge

Eighth grader Thomas O’Malley of Holy Family School, 74-15 175th St. in Fresh Meadows, has won first place in the 2010 Scholastic Challenge. More...

Astoria Resident Is A Mets Community All-Star Finalist

Astoria resident Hector Algarroba, co-founder of the HHS Foundation, has been nominated by Major League Baseball and People Magazine as a finalist for the Mets People All-Stars Among Us campaign. More...

Council Calls For Crackdown On Food Vendor Parking

The City Council is pushing a “three strikes–you’re-out” measure that would revoke the licenses of food vendors who rack up three parking or idling tickets in one year, officials said. More...

Larry Kahn: Life As A Bugler In One Man's Army

Larry Kahn is a New York native who was born on June 14, 1919, Flag Day. It seems only appropriate that he decided at the age of 18 to enlist in the United States Army. More...

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