April 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

114th Pct. Seeks Help In Hotel Stickup

The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for robbery within the confines of the 114th Precinct. More...

Miss America Helps Fight Childhood Obesity

Youth Service America (YSA), the global organization that improves communities by increasing the number and diversity of young people serving in substantive roles, held its first-ever Global Youth Service Day event with Miss America 2011, Teresa Scan More...

Library Introduces New Express Self-Service Technology At Corona

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras and Queens Library CEO Thomas W. Galante, accompanied by young library patron Danielle Plaza, cut the ribbon on a new 24/7 self-service return kiosk at the Corona branch of the Queens Library. More...

City To Be New Port Of Call For Disney Cruise Line

On April 6, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that Disney Cruise Line will be calling New York City its newest homeport. More...

Ulrich Honors Ozone Park’s Newest Marine

On April 12, Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) presented a City Council Citation to Ozone Park resident Victor Schwoebel in honor of his recent graduation from United States Marine Corps basic training. More...

APAC Actors Perform Plays By Students

Each year students from I.S. 10 in Astoria participate in an after school program where they learn to write their own plays. More...

Hermes Expo International & SAE Honor Greek American Educators

The 2011 Hermes Expo International and SAE (World Council of Hellenes Abroad) USA honored educators and philanthropists of the Prometheus Greek Teacher Association. More...

Reality House Breaks Ground For New Vet Community Residence

On April 8, Reality House held a groundbreaking ceremony for their forthcoming veterans community residence and outpatient program located at 8-13 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. More...

Samuel Adams And ACCION USA Help Local Busineses

For those seeking to begin a business in the fiercely competitive metropolis of New York City, a recent partnership may help get their idea off the ground. More...

Bicycle Registration Bill Withdrawn

A Queens lawmaker last month withdrew his proposed legislation to require cyclists to register bicycles the same way motorists register their vehicles. More...

Fundraiser Held For Whitestone Ambulance By Local Youth

The civic group, Welcome to Whitestone (WTW), held a special Palm Sunday fundraiser for the Whitestone Community Volunteer Ambulance Service. More...

Singer Adds ‘Soul’ In Bid To Save 5 Pointz Building

Soul and blues singer Joss Stone recently joined in an effort to save the 5 Pointz Building from being demolished.  Stone is speaking out on Twitter, hoping to help a grass roots move to stop the owner of the iconic, graffiti-filled Long Island More...

Monserrate Making Dough In Corona

Former state Senator Hiram Monserrate has his hands full these days at a Corona pizzeria at 40-53 99th St. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

112th Precinct  Seek Info In Restaurant Break In  Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a bandit who burglarized a Forest Hills restaurant on March 29 More...

City: Wrap Disposed Bedding, Avoid $100 Fine

The city Department of Sanitation (DOS) inspectors have handed out more than 4,500 violations so far this year involving new rules regulating disposal of bedding within the five boroughs, DOS officials said. More...

Touchstone Health Promotes Healthy Living Through Various Programs

Touchstone Health, a New York-based Medicare Advantage company, has introduced diverse programs that promote healthy living, social interaction and educational benefits to senior centers in Queens.  These events are open to members of the senior More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

Pollos A La Brasa Mario

Pollos A La Brasa Mario has been offering delicious rotisserie chicken and Colombian fare for 13 years at its Broadway location in Astoria. More...

Editorials

Easter, Passover: Changing Seasons, Enduring Freedoms

At least two of the world’s great religions will celebrate holy days in their particular calendars this week. Passover 2011 began at sunset Monday, April 18 and continues through April 26.  More...

Letters to the Editor

To The Editor: The confirmation of Timothy Geithner, President Barack Obama’s choice for Treasury Secretary, was an early indication of where the country’s ethical standards may be heading. More...

Port Chuck Rocks At Studio Square

Port Chuck, a new cover band featuring the daytime television stars of ABC’s General Hospital, Scott Reeves, Brandon Barash, Bradford Anderson and Steve Burton, treated fans of the show to a special performance. More...

Dromm Brings Arts Program To Schools

Through the City Council’s Cultural After-School Adventures (CASA) Initiative, Councilmember Daniel Dromm has provided schools in his district the chance to be enriched by theater, music and the performing arts. More...

Apartment Fire Quickly Contained

Black smoke from a small apartment fire was responded to on April 11, in the early afternoon. An ‘All Hands” alarm was sounded but the fire in the second floor apartment, 34-14 42nd St., in Long Island City, was quickly contained. More...

Civic Leaders Announce New Parking Rule To Help Small Businesses

On April 15 Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblymember Cathy Nolan and Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Maura McCarthy united with local small business owners and Community Board 2 members to announce a new parking rule th More...

Parks Department And Yale Reforest Kissena Corridor Park

On April 18, city Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Assistant Professor Alex Felson, Queens Botanical Garden Director of Education & Visitor Servi More...

Van Bramer, P.S. 150 Fight To Preserve After School Program

On April 12, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Sunnyside Community Services, the Parent Teacher Association and after-school participants of  P.S. More...

Stop & Shop Provides Emergency Assistance To Kosher Food Pantry

Forest Hills Stop & Shop Manager Tammie Smith, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, Queens Jewish Community Council (QJCC) Executive Director Cynthia Zalisky and representing the Metropolitan Council on Jewish More...

Reality House Breaks Ground For New Vet Community Residence

On April 8, Reality House held a groundbreaking ceremony for their forthcoming veterans community residence and outpatient program located at 8-13 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. More...

New Self Check-In System At Broadway Library Branch

The Broadway branch of the Queens Library, 41st Street and Broadway, now features a newly installed self-check-in system to further convenience users and speed up the process in which books are placed back into circulation. More...

Maloney: Doomsday GOP Budget Ends Medicare, Gives Wealthy $1 Trillion Tax Cuts

Reacting to the Republicans’ approval last Friday of their far-reaching 10 year, $5.8 trillion plan to rein in spending and shrink government, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D–Queens/Manhattan) attacked it for “ending Medicare as w More...

Park Carousel Proposers To Meet April 27 For RFPs

Parks and Recreation has issued Requests For Proposals (RFPs) to renovate, operate and maintain the carousel in Forest Park.  An RFP has also been issued for the renovation, operation, and maintenance of the carousel, operation of three mobile More...

Vallone Jr. Talks About Graffiti And Scratchiti

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Ex-Con Convicted Of Setting LIC Mom On Fire

A Queens jury last week convicted a 26-year-old ex-con of trying to kill his pregnant girlfriend by setting her on fire in November 2009, after she refused to let him see their son.  Khenan Clarke was found guilty of attempted murder, first-deg More...

Economy Is Nation’s Chief Problem, Citibank Official Says

The American economy, inflation and monetary policy were covered at April’s Long Island City Business Development Corporation business breakfast by Peter D’Antonio, director of U.S. economic research at Citibank. More...

MetroCard Deals For Mets Fans

The New York Mets and MTA will be teaming up this season to offer a $30 discount on tickets to Mets games on Tuesdays, beginning April 19 against the Houston Astros. More...

Queens Plaza Parking Still Rankles At Dutch Kills Civic

Lieutenant Nicholas Morales of the 114th Police Precinct had a 28-day report to lead off April’s meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association. More...

Hermes Expo International And SAE USA Hold Seminar For Young Professionals

 Leaders spoke at the 2011 Hermes Expo International SAE / World Council of Hellenes Abroad, USA event, “Professional Growth & Youth Mentor Fair Seminar”. The event was held April 2 at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City.  More...

Political Page

Cuomo Makes Moves On Pension Reform: Stirs Some Pushback

Governor Andrew Cuomo came out swinging last week as he started his offensive against liberal state labor union pensions which he attacks as being overly liberal and a major contributing factor in the state’s billiondollar budget deficits.  More...

Seniors

How To Save Money When You Hit Medicare’s Part D Donut Hole

Dear Savvy Senior  I’m about to reach the “donut hole” coverage gap for my Medicare Part D plan. More...

Features

Sunnyside Chamber Elects Officers, Hears Plan To Reopen Hospital

Election of officers and board members was the central activity during the April luncheon of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce (SCC), held at Dazies Restaurant on Queens Boulevard last Tuesday. More...

NYC Lawmakers Denounce Republican Budget Cuts

The Republican sponsored budget revision that slashes $38.5 billion from countless programs and follows the bipartisan deal that prevented a shutdown of the government, was passed April 14.  More...

Lions Club Welcomes Newest Chapter: Bayside–Whitestone

The Lions Club International is pleased to announce a newly formed local division, The Bayside–Whitestone Lions Club. This chapter in Northeast Queens will focus on dedicating service, integrity and energy to the community.  More...

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