February 2, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Cuomo’s Element Of Surprise In Launching Budget War

Governor Andrew Cuomo had been expected on January 31, to perform a routine chore in the business of governing by presenting his first budget as governor to the state legislature. More...

114th Pct. Gets 10 New Cops

There was good news all around for the 114th Police Precinct, according to announcements made at the January meeting of the precinct community council last Tuesday. More...

School Parking Incident Aired

An angry response to a parking ticket led to officers of the 114th Police Precinct arresting parents of two children attending P.S. 122 outside the school at Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Street on the morning of January 25.  More...

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Hosts Seminar

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Bill Manolopoulos of Astoria realizes the importance of saving for retirement and is hosting an educational seminar titled “Making Sense of Retirement.”  The seminar will be offered from 6:00 p.m. More...

State-Of-The-Art Facility Will Lower Emissions, Improve Air Quality

The New York State Public Service Commission on January 21, granted approval to NRG Astoria Power for the construction of a 1,040-megawatt (MW) electricity generating facility that will replace an existing 600 MW facility located at an industrial sit More...

Forest Hills Photographer Develops Unique Approach

Since 1958, photographer Walter Paul Bebirian has been developing his own unique style of photography. More...

Queens Students For Service Academies

On January 21, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her nominations of three outstanding Queens residents to the nation’s leading service institutions, the United States Military and Naval Academies. More...

Maloney, Nadler Celebrate Zadroga Bill Passage

Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney (second from r.) and Jerrold Nadler (l.) celebrated the passage of the Zadroga health bill for 9/11 first responders on January 31 at the New York City Police Museum i More...

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What To Do In A Winter Fire

Queens fire officials last week dubbed electric space heaters as the “No. More...

Fed Reward Offered For Astoria Bank Bandit Info

Federal agents and NYPD officials last week released photos of a brazen bank bandit sought in connection with three Queens bank robberies over the last two months, including a January 19 holdup at a CapitalOne Bank branch at 31-17 Broadway in Astoria More...

Ackerman Seeks Major Vets’ Hospital At St. Albans

Citing the need for a veterans’ hospital that could provide full-range health services and meet the needs of returning Iraq and Afghanistan warriors, Congressmember Gary Ackerman urged VA (Veterans Administration) officials to discard present p More...

Vallo Transportation Seeks Fed Grant For Clean Diesel Buses

Vallo Transportation, an independent school bus company serving families throughout Queens, today announced that it has applied for a federal grant that will let the company buy seven new buses with advanced low-emissions technology.  More...

Christmas Wish Comes True For Lebanese Boy In Astoria

Nearly a month after Omar Audi, a 10- year-old Lebanese boy living in Astoria with his family seeking treatment for his rare disease, and who faced the risk of being deported on Christmas Day, has been granted a two-year reprieve by the Department of More...

Credit Ready Fair Encourages Businesses To Seek Loans

The Credit Ready New York City Fair sponsored by the city and two groups in business and banking, was held on January 26 at the Bulova Corporate Center, home of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Holds Reception For Contest Winners

Kristin Burns, Mary Teresa Giancoli, Peter Kileen and Cindy Krikawa of Sunnyside; Spiros Morfovasilis of Astoria; Steve Bornholtz of Woodside; Carl Derrick of Long Island City; Grace Polk of Manhattan; Matt Green of The Bronx, and Jeff Delviscio of P More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

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Elected Call On MTA To Work With The Community

State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas sent a letter to Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Jay Walder responding to the MTA announcement of a major, month-long construction project on the N and Q subway lines in Astor More...

Ferreras Hosts Second Citizenship Drive

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras joined with CUNY Citizenship Now in hosting another successful citizenship drive at the Langston Hughes Community Library in East Elmhurst. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt ATM Cash Bandits  Police in Astoria are searching for two brazen bandits who accosted the owner of a local ATM business on January 21, swiping $50,000 cash from the victim before fleeing in a waiting car.  More...

108th Precinct Sees Slight Rise In Index Crimes In 2010

108th Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Donald Powers told those gathered for the January meeting of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council that in 2010, there was a three percent increase in index crimes, which numbered 1,254, compared to 1,2 More...

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