June 23, 2010 RSS feed / Features

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Honors 50 Years Of Priestly Ordination Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer recently honored the Reverend James T. Devine, a Catholic priest in her Rockaways district, the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. More...

Small Business Owners Urge Swipe Fee Reform Passage

As reported in this newspaper last week (Biz Owners Try To Reduce Credit Card Fee Costs by John Toscano, June 16), in an effort to ensure swipe fee reform passes Congress and is signed into law, several New York City small business owners joined wit More...

An Afternoon Of Greek Music At The East Flushing Library

The East Flushing branch of the Queens Library, 196-36 Northern Blvd., Flushing, adjacent to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, is endangered by budget cuts. More...

NEW YORK ANTI CRIME

‘KEEPING OUR CITY SAFER’

T he New York Anti Crime agency is a Non Profit 501c3 that has run various Crime Prevention and Community Beautification programs since 1984 in the Western Queens area. Some of their most popular and efficient programs are: More...

Cultural Sensitivity Training Hosted By QHC

The Queens Health Coalition (QHC) recently hosted a program of cultural sensitivity training attended by more than 25 consumers and providers of health care and social services. More...

Famed Pastry Chef Opens Shop in Astoria

Astor Bake Shop, a new bakery in Astoria, opened to the public on June 18 at 12- 23 Astoria Blvd. The grand opening took place last week, with City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. in attendance. More...

Giglio Dance Celebrates 5th Century Miracle

Wednesday, July 7 through Sunday, July 18, the 123rd annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola Feast & Bazaar will be taking place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine Church, 275 North 8th St. More...

Bd. 1 Rejects Bike Lanes For Bridge Approach

Bicycle lanes dominated discussion of a proposal by the Department of Transportation to improve conditions at Hoyt Avenue and the RFK Bridge this summer. More...

Steinway Street Features Day-Long Music Festival

The first ever Make Music New York Steinway event was held on Monday, June 21, in recognition of the first day of summer. The music festival took place along Steinway Street from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

ICYP All-Stars Play In Three Divisions

Immaculate Conception Youth Program (ICYP), a nonprofit organization run by volunteers, recruits children age five through 18 to set up teams to play baseball. There are some 600 to 700 participants in the organization, all coming from Queens. More...

Despina Siolas Earns M.D., Ph.D. Degrees

Despina Siolas of Bayside was awarded a degree in the Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy Medical Science Training Program (M.D./Ph.D.) program from Stony Brook University Medical Center on May 18. More...

UCCA Holds Annual Barbecue

Space considerations resulted in some information being omitted from the June 16 Queens Gazette article on the UCCA annual barbecue. We apologize and herewith present the complete account. More...

CALDC Waterfront Concert Season Kicks Off June 30

Astoria Park will be the scene of an evening of tribute and flag waving on Wednesday, June 30 when the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) will present its 28th annual Independence Day Celebration. More...

Vets’ Families Visit Calverton

On June 2, Dignity Memorial Funeral Providers from Queens and Manhattan took 300 people on six luxury buses 70 miles into Suffolk County to visit the graves of their loved ones interred at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York. More...

Student MetroCards Restored

The economic downturn has created a fiscal crisis for the state, city and the MTA. The MTA has been doing its part to lower costs by reducing administrative staff, renegotiating with its suppliers and working to reduce overtime. More...

Vallone, Poveromo, Dapontes-Dougherty Honored

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

No July 4th Fireworks Visible From LIC Waterfront

Queens police officials this week issued a reminder to the public that again this year they will not be able to view the annual Macy’s fireworks display from sites along the East River in Long Island City. More...

Clouds Of War Gather Over Queens In June 1940

Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star-Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

Carrozza Discusses Elder Law And Home Care In Flushing

Assemblymember and Elder Law Attorney Ann- Margaret Carrozza held a seminar hosted by Flushing House Senior Retirement Center, 38-20 Bowne St., on June 19 in Flushing. More...

Millstone Site Remains An Issue For Dutch Kills Civics

At the Dutch Kills Civic Association’s last meeting before the summer break on June 15, association members made their feelings about a plan to place two historic millstones in a park now under construction in Queens Plaza known to the city Ec More...

Martial Arts Fighting Passes Senate; Padavan Opposes It

A controversial bill to authorize mixed martial arts, also known as “ultimate fighting”, narrowly passed the state senate last week, but faces tougher opposition in the Assembly. More...

The Pulpit

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