February 9, 2011 RSS feed / Features

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Meng Seeks Snow Shoveling Volunteers   Concerned that seniors in her district cannot shovel snow away from their homes and thus are left with an unsafe situation, Assemblymember Grace Meng (D-Flushing) is seeking volunteers to join a “Snow More...

Crowley Seeks Probe of Possible Shady Student Loan Practices

Citing a new report by the Better Business Bureau alleging that certain companies are misleading families of students seeking assistance in securing financial aid, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/The Bronx) called on the Federal Trade C More...

Tix To The Knicks

State Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) with members of Queensbridge Outreach program including adult supervisors Kenneth Eido, Clifford Josey and William Newlin. More...

Jamaica, Beach Channel H.S. Ordered Closed By City PEP

The citywide Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) voted to close Jamaica H.S. and Beach Channel H.S. at a contentious meeting last week. More...

Ackerman To Obama: ‘End U.S. Aid To Egypt’

BY JOHN TOSCANO  Congressmember Gary Ackerman (D–Bayside) called on President Barack Obama last week to give the most serious consideration to indefinitely suspending U.S. aid to Egypt.  More...

Pols Denounce Traffic Pricing Plan

On Sunday, February 6, Assemblymember David Weprin, state Senator Tony Avella, Assemblymember Michael DenDekker, Corey Bearak, community activist and a representative of Queens Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Jack Friedman, former counci More...

City Accepting Lifeguard Applications For Summer 2011

City officials are preparing for the onset of summer and are currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the National Lifeguard Training Program.  Acceptance to the program is the first step in obtaining a public service job t More...

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Amalgamated Bank To Present Workshop On Small Business Financing

Focusing on how small business owners can build useful alliances with a financial institution, Amalgamated Bank will offer a free workshop entitled Financing Your New or Established Small Business: Where to Look and What You Need to Prepare.  More...

Super Bowl Sunday Generates Most Memorable Ads

Every year, Americans swarm around their televisions for Super Bowl Sunday for two reasons: football and commercials. More...

Trustees OK Waterfront Library Plans

The Long Island City waterfront is soon-to-be the home of Queens’ newest public library—a 20,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, reading, reference and community center.  More...

CDEC 30 Protests DOE ‘Underutilization’ Decision

When it comes to space in public schools, the Department of Education (DOE) makes decisions based on the “Blue Book”. More...

Scholarships For Ten At Most Precious Blood School

Ten students from Most Precious Blood School, 32-52 37th St., Astoria, were recently awarded more than $172,000 in scholarships from six city catholic high schools. More...

Mayor Pleads City’s Case For Budget Aid In Albany

Alternately crying about the $2.1 billion cut Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget would impose on the city’s spending plan, and pleading for legislators to help ease the pain, Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to make the best of a bad situation t More...

Ridgewood Garbageman Rescues Treasures Of The Past

In this day and age, anything can be considered a collectible. More...

Dignitaries And Family Celebrate Reagan’s Centennial Birthday

While most Americans were surrounding their televisions for the Super Bowl game on Sunday, a select group of 1,500 dignitaries gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, to celebrate what would have been the former More...

Loui’s BBQ Opens In Bayside

Its classic Greek cuisine meets Southern Barbeque at Loui’s BBQ, a new restaurant that opened its doors on February 3 in Bayside. More...

Van Bramer And Queens Council On The Arts Honor Local Artists

On February 3, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside joined the Queens Council on the Arts to celebrate the artistic achievements of their 2011 Queens Community Arts Fund and Arts in the Schools Grant recipients at the Water’s Edge Restau More...

Mary Louis Academy To Celebrate 75th Anniversary

The Mary Louis Academy, 176-21 Wexford Terr., Jamaica Estates will be celebrating 75 years of excellence in education by having an anniversary dinner dance, to be held on March 25 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach. More...

Reserve Now For Second Annual Frank Justich Memorial Fundraiser

City firefighters will gather at a Long Island City beer garden next month to join family and friends at the second annual Frank Justich Memorial Dinner, to raise funds to benefit the wife and children of the sanitation worker killed on the job in As More...

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