August 11, 2010 RSS feed / Features

Colleague Conducts Polymathic Investigations

One of the very nice side benefits of teaching at St. John’s University, the second largest Catholic university in the country, is the vast variety of people you meet. More...

TWC Awards $30 K In Scholarships To Local Grads

Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 10 “Class of 2010” high school graduates selected from within the company’s service areas in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Western Brooklyn, Mt. More...

Crowley’s Amendment Brings Vaughn College $18M Grant

An amendment by Congressmember Joseph Crowley to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill to fund a noise pollution abatement program around LaGuardia Airport culminated in an $18 million grant to the Port Authority (PA), which o More...

Vols Needed To Revitalize 100 Public Schools

Volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to spruce up 100 public schools across the five boroughs for the city’s largest hands-on volunteer, fundraising event taking place Saturday, October 23. More...

Nature’s Chemists Celebrate 2nd Anniv. With Blood Drive

Nature’s Chemists, an Astoria based pharmacy that offers traditional and alternative medicines, celebrated its second anniversary on August 7 with a community blood drive. More...

Special Needs Programs For Kids Ages 5-15

The Samuel Field Y, in partnership with The Seaver and New York Autism Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is offering Social Skills groups, a weekly evening program for children ages five to 15 with high-functioning autism spect More...

Darryl Strawberry Opens New Restaurant In Douglaston

Mets fans, disappointed at the current woes of their beloved team, had a reason to rejoice last week with the opening of legendary slugger Darryl Strawberry’s new restaurant in Queens. More...

Cheeburger Cheeburger Aids Fundraising For 9/11 Rescuers

Seven Cheeburger Cheeburger locations held fundraising efforts for the World Trade Center Rescuers Foundation on Tuesday, August 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

The Pulpit

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Travel Web Site Dubs LaGuardia Eighth Scariest Airport

The Web site, SmarterTravel.com last week revealed LaGuardia Airport as its choice of one of the scariest places to land. Congested airspace around the Queens airport and runways that lead into the murky waters of Flushing Bay were at the top of t More...

Afghanistan Holds Riches In The Midst Of War

Some geologists are heroes. That was the thought that came to my mind when I read of what Afghan geologists had done during the long and difficult time the Taliban had run their country. More...

APAC Celebrates 10th Season With Plays, Musicals

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announces its 10th anniversary season, featuring the four-time 2010 Innovative Theatre Award-nominated play, “MilkMilkLemonade” by Joshua Conkel, and Galt (“Hair”) MacDermot’s mu More...

Some Merchants Oppose Sales Tax Increase

Several store owners and managers on Steinway Street aired their views on the clothing sales tax that is going to take place in October. More...

On the brief side...

Saujani Opens Campaign Office In Astoria Congressmember Carolyn Maloney is facing a tough challenge in the Democratic primary brought by Wall Street attorney Reshma M. Saujani. More...

Schools Facing Cuts Make The Grade With Cartridge World

T he recession continues to take an extraordinary toll on school systems as sweeping budget cuts are enacted in cities and states nationwide. More...

Klein Explains Drop In State Test Scores

More than three weeks after state education officials released previously delayed results of the annual math and English Language Arts (ELA) exams, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) will make the results available to parents online. More...

Queens Angel Rewarded With Presidential Citizens Medal

Jorge Muñoz, known as the “Angel in Queens” spends his days driving a school bus and his nights making and delivering food to the needy in his neighborhood, was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest honor a civilian More...

UCCA Honors 9/11 Victims In 9th Candlelight Ceremony

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) in a joint effort with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey cordially invites everyone to its ninth annual 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony at McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and the Grand More...

Vallone Visits Final Athens Square Park Children’s Concert

Day camp participants, parents and children gathered at Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a free month-long children’s concert series organized by the More...

FDNY Brings Fire Safety House To Local School

Sixty kids, ages 3 to 10, learned the ABCs of fire safety firsthand when the FDNY brought its Mobile Fire Safety House, a 35-foot-long version of a private home perched on a trailer, to the Immaculate More...

Brooklyn Dodgers Pitcher, LIC Native Billy Loes Dies At 80

William “Billy” Loes, who pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1948 until 1956, died July 15 in a hospice in Tucson, Arizona due to complications from diabetes. He was 80 years old. More...

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