April 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

"General Hospital" Band Is Heading For LIC

The male heartthrobs of ABC’s “General Hospital” are coming to Western Queens. More...

Baskin-Robbins Thanks Customers, NYFD With Fifth Annual ‘31¢ Scoop Night’

Ice cream enthusiasts can go to Baskin-Robbins stores in the Astoria area on April 27 and celebrate its Fifth Annual “31 Cent Scoop Night”, the cost of a 2.5 oz. scoop of ice cream or a 3 oz. soft serve cone, from 5 p.m. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Jogger Gets Justice A 54-year-old Queens woman turned the tables on a man who tried to sexually assault her during a morning run in Forest Park on April 1. Police said the woman was running in the park at about 9 a.m. More...

Battle Erupts As Rent Control Law Expires June 15

The battle in Albany over rent control is heating up as the current law covering control of the rents of about a million apartments in New York City nears expiration on June 15.  At this moment, Democrats aren’t content to extend the exis More...

‘Hands On New York Day’ Seeks Volunteers To Clean 15 Queens Parks

New York Cares is seeking 5,000 volunteers to take part in Hands On New York Day on April 16. More...

Consul General Of Japan Travels To Bayside

On March 24, Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki, the Consul General of Japan in New York, traveled to Queens to brief Congressmember Gary Ackerman (D-Queens/L.I.) on the devastating earthquake and tsunami that recently struck Japan. More...

Italian American Museum Remembers Ferraro

The Italian American Museum, 155 Mulberry St., Manhattan, joins millions of Americans of all backgrounds in mourning the loss of Geraldine Ferraro. More...

Triangle Fire Remembered 100 Years Later

The centennial celebration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the largest disaster in New York City history until the September 11 terrorist attacks, was observed on March 25 with numerous events across the five boroughs. More...

Saving Our Classrooms: The Time To Invest In Our Children Is Now

As a concerned mother of two, I have watched how Mayor Michael Bloomberg has led our school system, and after over eight years of having the control he wanted, our education system is not in the condition he had so many in this city believe it would More...

St. John’s Prep Women’s Basketball Scores Victory

The St. More...

Peralta, Ban ‘Nasty’ Business Cards

Parents of youngsters in Corona and Jackson Heights last week rallied behind state Senator Jose Peralta in support of his measure that would make it illegal to hand out business cards for prostitutes who make house calls. More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

MAMMA'S PIZZA & RESTAURANT

Mamma's Pizza and Restaurant is back and better than ever. After a three-year absence, amiable owner Spiro Ploumes is back, to the cheers of the regular customers he serves. Many customers and web sites tout "Mamma's" as the best pizza in Bayside. More...

Editorials

Budget In By Deadline Raises Hopes For Future

In 2005, George Pataki was the New York state chief executive. Pope John Paul II died and was succeeded by John, Cardinal Ratzinger as Benedict XVI, the 265th Pope. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Protecting Public School Children

Our public school system in New York City has been under attack in full view of everyone these last several weeks.  The driving forces behind this effort have been led by the media, our Schools Chancellor and our Mayor, and I have to stand up no More...

Miller Announces Collegiate Scholarship Program

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Glendale) announced on April 5 that the New York Conference of Italian-America Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. More...

Astoria Has New Members On CB1

Community Board 1 officials welcomed four new members at a monthly meeting on April 5.  CB1 officials and members welcomed Astoria residents Antonella D’Saverio, John Katsonis, Ben Wood and Dean Seratovic to the board that covers neighbor More...

Queens Resident Still Shines On American Idol

As of March 31, Pia Toscano has advanced to the top nine contestants on season ten of American Idol. More...

ElmJack Little League Honors Andre LaMorta

Family and friends gathered under sunny skies on April 2 at the ElmJack Little League Field in Jackson Heights to honor Andre LaMorta. More...

Queens Man Indicted In $10M Loan Scam

A Manhattan Grand Jury last week indicted a 30-year-old Queens man for allegedly using a Connecticut driver’s license with his cousin’s name and address as part of a $10 million loan scam. More...

Sister Charged In Death Of Older Sister

Police last week charged a 24-year-old woman with fatally shooting her older sister and the sister’s boyfriend on March 26, inside an apartment at the Queensbridge Houses.  Cops said Melanie Webb shot her sister, Tara Webb, 27, during a p More...

Let The Buyer Beware

Those of us who have been around the block a few times will remember the last time gasoline hit $4 per-gallon a new industry sprang up. More...

Art House Astoria Hosts Musical Fundraiser

The Art House Astoria, 23-35 Broadway, Astoria, a non-profit music and art school, held its first fundraiser on March 29 to raise money for scholarships at the Aurora Gallery in Long Island City. Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Rotary Club Of Flushing Helps Kids Stay Healthy

On March 23, the Rotary Club of Flushing donated $1,000 to the PTA of P.S. 162  in Oakland Gardens to help support healthy eating and activities for students at the school. (L. to r.); P.S. More...

A Year And Counting

One year ago today, we were headed to the polls in what ended up being a historic election.    Being elected to serve in the New York state senate has been one of the greatest opportunities of my life. Immediately after being sworn in More...

Water Landing In Rockaway

A single-engine aircraft landed safely in the Rockaway surf near Beach 56 Street. The crash, which happened on April 4 at 7:05 p.m., resulted in no injuries to the pilot and or the two passengers on board. More...

Quinn, Councilmembers, Officials Unveil Web Site To Combat Bedbugs

On March 29, City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

Vallone Attends Career Day

On March 23, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. came to I.S. 10 in Astoria for a career day visit. More...

Political Page

Ferraro Eulogized, Laid To Rest In Queens

A president, a governor, a mayor, former colleagues from Congress, present members and other dignitaries from the political world were joined at a funeral mass for Geraldine Ferraro on March 31, before she was brought home to Queens and her final res More...

Seniors

Tinnitus: Tips And Treatments For Ringing Ears

Dear Savvy Senior,  What can you tell me about the constant ear ringing syndrome known as tinnitus? At age 56, I have had it for several years but it has gotten more and more noticeable lately. More...

Features

Young Queens Residents Learn Boating Safety

With Spring and Summer on the horizon, residents along Queens’ shores will be getting ready for several months of boat related activities. More...

140 Firefighters Respond To Willets Point Fire

A fire erupted on the second floor of a two story building in the Willets Point section of Flushing in the early evening on April 1. More...

Rally Held To Save Bryant H.S.

Hundreds of concerned students, parents, educators and civic leaders came to rally in support of Bryant H.S. in Astoria.  More...

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