April 6, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Mayersohn Retires; Her Laws Confronting HIV Highlighted Career

Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn, whose Baby AIDS law, passed in 1996, saving the lives of thousands of women and children, has announced she is retiring from the Assembly where she has represented the Flushing community for 28 years. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Lay Person

Cellphones and PDAs (Portable Digital Assistants) have changed life. I have been driving for more than 30 years and consider myself a safe driver. I am a native New Yorker, and if you can drive in New York City, you can drive anywhere. More...

Astoria Civic Association Holds Scholarship Dinner-Dance

The Astoria Civic Association (ACA) held its 78th annual Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship Dinner and Dance on April 2 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. More...

St. Francis Prep Student Sings For Mets May 17

Tristen Buettel, a 15-year-old sophomore at St. Francis Prep H.S., got a phone call notifying her that she has been chosen to sing the National Anthem before a Mets game on May 17. More...

Peter, Paul And Perry Jam For Vallone’s 50th Birthday

Along with more than 450 guests, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. celebrated his 50th birthday by holding a birthday bash on March 31 at Astoria’s Central Lounge. More...

‘House Of Fashion’ Opens In Whitestone

Chrissy Poubouridis has vowed to make Fifth Avenue fashion and sensible, stylish street clothes available to all those within the convenient vicinity of Queens. More...

Rizzo’s Pizza Opens New Location

Astoria’s Rizzo’s pizzeria on Steinway Street, prized since 1959, has opened another location along the Upper East Side of Manhattan. More...

LIC Resident Robotti, 1921-2011

On September 16, 1921 Ed Robotti was born at home on Vernon Boulevard in Ravenswood to mother Aurora and father Baptist, who helped build the Empire State Building. Both were immigrants from Fubine, Italy. More...

FDNY Looking Into Willets Point Fire

City fire marshals are searching for the cause of a three-alarm blaze that sent flames and smoke billowing from a portion of the Willets Point “Iron Triangle” on April 1. More...

Crash Raises Questions At Queens Plaza

A car that went out of control after exiting the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City is bringing attention to the city Department of Transportation. More...

Stay Alert And Safe

Queens police officials last week urged users of phones and music devices to use common sense when walking alone at night. 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...

Boro Cabinet Hears New Tax Preparation Requirements

This year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended the deadline for filing 2010 tax returns by three days from the traditional April 15 deadline, which falls on a Friday, to Monday, April 18. More...

You May Be Covered By New Pre-Existing Condition Plan

Do you find it hard to obtain health insurance due to pre-existing conditions? More...

Ramp On RFK Bridge To City Closing April 11

Beginning Monday, April 11, one of three lanes on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Queens to Manhattan ramp will be closed round-the-clock until late fall. More...

Gianaris Fights Electricity Rate Increase

State Senator Michael Gianaris is fighting the passage of a drastic increase to electricity rates in New York City. More...

Queens Sees Major Post--War Development

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 tht informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

Auburndale Soccer League Welcomes Quontic Bank

Auburndale Soccer Club (ASC) accepted Quontic Bank as a corporate sponsor and the support of the law firm of Vallone & Vallone to their successful sports program. More...

This Year’s Movies Bring Rating Reminders

2011 has been and should continue to be a big year for movie buffs, with additions to popular series such as Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and Spiderman; sequels to popular movies such as The Hangover, Cars and Kung Fu Panda; an More...

Steinway Mansion Bounty Goes To Auction

It took eight decades for Michael Halberian, owner of Astoria’s Steinway Mansion, to collect the vast assortment of antiques and memorabilia that he once proudly displayed around his home and showed off to all those who visited him. More...

Con Ed Outlines Sustainable Future Road Map

Earth Day 2011 is organized around personal, organizational and corporate pledges to live and act sustainably. More...

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Help Japan But Beware Of Scams

State law enforcement officials last week issued a warning to caring New Yorkers to beware scam artists who plan to pocket your well intentioned donations to victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. More...

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