February 16, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Black Gets Mixed Reception At School Dist. 25 Town Hall

Schools Chancellor Cathleen Black visited Queens for a town hall meeting with Community Education Council District 25 on February 7 at P.S. 165 in Kew Gardens. More...

Screening of “Gasland” Slated For March

At the February 4 United Community Civic Association Legislative/Executive Breakfast, President Rose Marie Poveromo announced the upcoming screening of the HBO documentary “Gasland,” which aims to unveil the process of drilling for natura More...

Zadroga Law Public Info Meeting

At the urging of the sponsors of the Zadroga Health Care and Compensation Law, a public meeting will be held in New York City on March 3 to answer questions about how the new law will be implemented. More...

Hunter’s Point Housing Plan Unveiled

On February 16, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled the development plan for Hunter’s Point South, the largest new affordable housing complex to be built in New York City since the 1970s. More...

The Murder Of Jamaica High School

I wanted to take the opportunity to voice my concerns about what has clearly been the systemic destruction of Jamaica High School by the New York City Department of Education. More...

Auxiliary Bishop Visits St. Francis Of Assisi

On February 1, Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq visited St. Francis of Assisi School in Astoria for Catholic Schools week. He was presented with a variety of performances and gifts at the assembly put on by all grades. More...

Funds Secured For Immigrant Groups

On February 8, Councilmember and Chair of the Immigration Committee, Daniel Dromm presented funding from the council’s Immigrant Opportunities Initiative (IOI) to local groups that serve District 25, which has the highest percentage of foreign- More...

St. Michael’s Cemetery Holds Valentine’s Day Concert

BY ED HORN AND CRISTINA GUARINO On February 12, J.D. Miller and his Trio performed selected vocals from the American Songbook within the All Souls Chapel at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Elmhurst. More...

Murder/Suicide In Astoria

On February 10, at approximately 3:46 p.m. inside Crescent Chemists, 24-12 34th Ave., Astoria, within the confines of the 114th Precinct, police responded to a 911 call of a female shot. More...

Track Replacement And Structure Painting To Begin In Astoria

The MTA has announced two major projects slated for Astoria in 2011 that will affect several weekend and some weekday schedules during off-peak hours. The first project involves a track panel installation at 36th Avenue. More...

Van Bramer Helps Deliver Citymeals-On-Wheels

On February 9, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Citymeals-On-Wheels to help deliver food to the elderly in Woodside. More...

Queens Dems Block GOP Plan To Take Back Anti-Terror Funds

Queens Congressmembers Gary Ackerman (D–Queens/L.I.) and Carolyn Maloney (D–Queens/Manhattan), after helping to block a Republican attempt to take back funds given by the U.S. More...

March 5 Flea Market At Flushing House

The Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., will be holding a giant flea market and fundraiser on March 5. More...

Quinn Updates Astoria Community At Civic Meeting

City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Meets

At the February luncheon meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, held at Dazies Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd., a sizable turnout of men and women who own and operate small businesses heard a marketing consultant tell them how to better their b More...

‘Drastic’ Increase In Bedbug Cases In Schools, Gianaris Says

Confirmed cases of bedbugs in New York City’s public schools have severely increased in the first five months of the current school year, according to recent statistics released by the Department of Education and reported by state Senator Micha More...

Brown Awards Marshall With Garvin Award

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown celebrated Black History Month on February 9, by presenting Borough President Helen M. Marshall with the 10th annual William Tucker Garvin Public Service Award. More...

Amalgamated Opens New Branch

Amalgamated Bank, America’s only union owned bank, opened its fifth, full-service branch on February 11, located at 78-01 37th Ave., in Jackson Heights. More...

The Pulpit

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