April 13, 2011 RSS feed / Features

The Civil War Comes To Life On Eve Of Conflict’s Anniversary

On April 12, America celebrated the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. It began with the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Bay and ended at Appomattox in Virginia. More...

Maloney Announces Bill To Create National Museum Of Women’s History

Bipartisan legislation which would establish a National Museum of Women’s History on the National Mall in Washington was announced last week by Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (DQueens/ Manhattan).  More...

Ferrari Opens New Bronx Location

Ferrari Driving School, the largest driver training school in the metropolitan area, opened its new location in The Bronx on April 7. More...

Quontic Bank Expands Community Services To Astoria

Quontic Bank has extended its community oriented financial services to a new location in Astoria.  Services for the new branch, 35-01 Broadway, began on April 11.  More...

Crowley Fights Republican Efforts To Cut College $ Aid

Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/The Bronx), fighting to save a major college tuition program, was in a pitched battle with Republican opponents last week who wanted to downgrade the program and merge it with others.  More...

Triumph Of Freedom

Passover, the Festival of Freedom, is by far the most popular Jewish holiday and is probably observed more scrupulously than the Holy Days.  More...

Immaculate Conception To Screen Three Hitchcock Films

The Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 21-47 29th St., Astoria, will be holding a screening event, Alfred Hitchcock and the Catholic Experience, for three weeks in May. More...

Comic Books Have An Illustrious History

A lthough some comic book historians disagree, most believe that comic books began in Japan in the 18th century. At the time, wooden blocks were carved and used to print booklets containing short stories. More...

Astoria Goes Buggy Over ‘Men In Black III’

The bugs are back and being battled in Astoria.  A third installment of “Men In Black”, the popular film series starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as extraterrestrial bug-battlers, is currently being filmed at the Kaufman Astori More...

State Funding Helps Keep Senior Centers Open

State Senator Michael Gianaris announced on April 4 the restoration of state funds to keep senior centers open. The funds will allow senior centers originally slated to close to remain open.  More...

FERC Order Imposes Unfair Costs On Customers

Con Edison has petitioned regulators to reconsider a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision that will impose up to $500 million a year in unfair costs on our customers. More...

Simotas: City’s Prosperity Lies With Private Sector

Aravella Simotas, the new representative of the 36th New York state Assembly district in Astoria, was the guest speaker at the first of two April breakfast meetings of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation (LICBDC), this one being hel More...

Opposistion To DOE-Proposed Charter Expansion At P.S. 111

P.S. 111, Long Island City, and Voice Charter School have “temporarily” shared the same building since September 2008, when Voice opened to kindergarten and first grade students. More...

Western Queens Reps Continue To Rally For Bryant H.S.

Continuing to rally on behalf of William C. Bryant H.S. in Long Island City, Western Queens lawmakers urged education officials to support the school, which has been placed on the list of Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) schools.  More...

Beware Of Mechanic Scam

Senior residents should be warned about a scam that is spreading through the streets of Queens.  More...

Amalgamated Bank Holds Reception For Queens Civic Groups

Amalgamated Bank recently welcomed the community to its first branch in Jackson Heights, located at 78-01 37th Ave. During the evening reception on March 24, Amalgamated honored Queens Community Board No. 3 Chair Grace V. More...

Queens County Savings Bank Opens College Point Branch

Queens County Savings Bank, a division of New York Community Bank (NYCB), celebrated the grand opening of its new College Point branch at 133-11 20th Ave. on March 28. More...

Local Sisters Discuss The Impact Of Nuns In History

On April 9, the Greater Astoria Historical Society presented an event entitled, Sisters of Compassion, a forum on the role of Roman Catholic nuns in establishing schools, colleges and hospitals, as well as their impact on shaping the culture of the C More...

Astoria Dance Centre Brings Joy To Kids April 17

The Astoria Dance Centre has pledged their support to the Andréa Rizzo Foundation’s nationwide fundraising effort, “Dance Across America” for pediatric patients with cancer and special needs.  More...

Queens College Prof. Krasner Receives Fulbright Fellowship

Denmark has given many things to this country, including Legos, Carlsbad beer and Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. Now Queens College will be giving Denmark a gift in return – the inspired teaching of Political Science Professor Michael A. More...

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Easter Vigil At Trinity Lutheran

The Reverend Dr. Robert A. Rimbo, bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will preach and preside at the Easter Vigil Liturgy at Trinity Lutheran on April 23 at 8 p.m.  More...

Glynn New Crime Prevention Officer at 114th

Crime prevention at the 114th Precinct has taken on a new name.  Precinct officials are introducing Crime Prevention Officer John Glynn to area residents and business owners, urging the community to take advantage of numerous crime prevention pr More...

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