February 23, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Apple Retains The Name Of Its Local Birthplace

Throughout its history, Queens has been the borough of firsts. In 1657, its population was the first to protest for the right of freedom of religion and speech in the New World. More...

Queens Facing $167 M Cut In Fed Aid Under Republican Plan

Congressmember Anthony Weiner slammed a Republican budget proposal issued last week which would slash more than $167 million in aid to Queens.  Under the proposal, Weiner said, Queens would lose millions of dollars in funding for cops, education More...

I.S. 227 ‘Underutilized’ Designation Alarms Marshall

The Louis Armstrong School, I.S. 227 in East Elmhurst, is dear to Borough President Helen Marshall’s heart. “I am one of the people who organized I.S. More...

Crowley Slams GOP For Slashing Health Care For Poor Families

Congressmember Joseph Crowley (DQueens/ The Bronx) lashed out at House Republicans last week for eliminating funding from a health services program affecting five million low income Americans.  “The Republicans’ resolution is an atta More...

Parents, Students Go To Albany To Fight For Charter Schools

Parents and students from Our World Neighborhood Charter School, 36-12 35th Ave., Astoria are pictured here with Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Albany on February 7, in observation of Charter School Day More...

Astoria Fire Stopped In Time

An early afternoon fire on February 23 broke out on the second floor of a two family home at 30-92 30th Ave. in Astoria. More...

DKCA Backs Vallone On ‘Koch’ Bridge Fight

Officials at the Dutch Kills Civic Association of Long Island City this week called on city lawmakers to keep Queens in the Queensboro Bridge, instead of renaming the iconic span for former Mayor Ed Koch.  More...

Spring Training Underway

As warmer days begin to peek through the harsh February weather indicating the approach of spring, baseball fans are becoming more and more excited for the upcoming season. More...

Murder And Celebrity Dog Make Queens Headlines In ‘37

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...

Meng Named To Gov’s Team

Governor Andrew M. More...

Kelly To City Council: Mandate ‘Bandit Barriers’ At Banks

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly last week urged city banks to install increased security to limit vulnerability and prevent robberies at branches citywide.  More...

Queens Man Arrested In Netherlands

District Attorney Richard A. More...

On the brief side...

A Bipartisan Vote Vs GOP Budget Cutting Frenzy   At a time when the Republican majority in the House is steamrolling spending cuts left and right, there was a rare moment when a bipartisan mixture of lawmakers joined to push through a $298 milli More...

Astoria Businessman Testifies At Washington Hearing

This week, Gus Prentzas, who owns Pavilion Florals and Life Health & Fitness in Astoria traveled to Washington to testify before a hearing of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. More...

Simotas Responds To Report On ER Wait Times

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas renewed her call for an expanded, modernized community hospital in Astoria after a report by Press Ganey, an organization that conducts hospital surveys, found that patients in New York state emergency rooms wait an av More...

Clinton Dems Celebrate Valentine’s Day At Meeting

On February 16, the Clinton Democratic Club celebrated Valentine’s Day at their monthly meeting. More...

Crowley, Attorney General Host Black History Event

On February 17, Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens/The Bronx) hosted a Black History Month event with special guest U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.  More...

Helping Hands For Haiti

On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake hit Haiti, causing major destruction to buildings, homes and shattering numerous lives. An estimated 316,000 people were killed and more than one million people became homeless. More...

Astoria Trio To Compete In Music ‘Battle’

Three Astoria musicians were selected to perform in the Battle of the Boroughs music competition. More...

The Pulpit

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The Man Who Planted Trees

  Flushing Town Hall Presents the Puppet State Theatre: The Man Who Planted Trees Sunday, February 27, 2:15 p.m. $12/$10 Members & Queens Botanical Garden Members/ $8 Children/$6 Member Children. For ages 8 and up. More...

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