April 27, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Activists Call For PCB Removal In Public Schools

Councilmember’s Daniel Dromm and Julissa Ferreras joined activists from New York Communities for Change (NYCC), Queens Congregations United for Action (QCUA) and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) on the steps of City Hall on Apri More...

Environmental Organizations Honor Maloney

Earth Day New York and the New York office of the Natural Resources Defense Council honored Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan/Queens) on April 22 with their 2011 Public Official of the Year Award. More...

Astoria Business Hosts Pajama Drive

At a children’s pajama and yoga party on April 9, almost 100 pajamas and books were collected for the Pajama Program, a non-profit organization that provides pajamas and books to children in th More...

Clinton Dems Co-Hosts Meeting

The Clinton Democratic Club co-hosted this month’s meeting with Democratic Organization of Flushing President Donald Henton on April 7. More...

Genocide And Holocaust Remembrance Day To Be Held In Times Square

Thousands of Armenians, Jews and their supporters will gather in Times Square at 43rd Street and Broadway to commemorate the first genocide of the 20th Century, the Armenian Genocide (Medz Yeghern) and Yom HaShoah Holocaust at a special day of rememb More...

Gianaris Honored At Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

On April 20, a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of state Senator Michael Gianaris was held at the George T. Douris Tower, a new affordable housing facility for low-income seniors located at 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Astoria. More...

Conservative Party Honors Vallone

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. was honored by the Queens County Conservative Party on April 13 in Howard Beach, where he was presented with an award highlighting his leadership in government. More...

Forecast: Showers!

These, though, are happy showers filled with good wishes, gifts and a celebration of events to come, like weddings or babies.  More...

Kastorian Society’s Basketball Team Brings Home Championship

On April 8, the 56th Annual Agganis Basketball Tournament was held in Lynn, Massachusetts. More...

American Idol Elimination Shocks All

On Thursday, April 7, Howard Beach singer Pia Toscano was voted off American Idol.  Pia was considered by fans and judges to be one of the stronger singers of the show with a good chance of becoming the next Idol. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

In the blockbuster film Live Free or Die Hard, the United States has to deal with bad guy hackers taking over the nation’s power grids. More...

The Pulpit

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Queens Celebrates Interfaith Earth Day May 15

A coalition of synagogues, a church, a mosque, local food co-ops and community groups will present the Green for Queens Earth Day Fair at the Central Queens YM & YWHA on May 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.  More...

Sprucing Up The Big Apple

On April 16, 5,600 volunteers restored 70 parks, community gardens, playgrounds and various public green spaces, commencing a citywide spring-cleaning effort during the 17th Annual Hands on New York Day, sponsored by HSBC Bank.  More...

St. Michael’s Cemetery To Hold Annual Tribute To Joplin

There will be a free concert on May 14 in honor of Scott Joplin, ragtime music legend whose work was featured in the movie, The Sting. More...

Seaburn Bookstore Reopens For Business

The only African American-owned and operated bookstore in Western Queens has re-opened after one month of renovation. More...

Queens Library’s Literacy Program Wins $10,000 National Award

Better World Books and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) announced on April 4 that the Queens Library’s Family Literacy Program is one of three winners of the annual Better World Books/NCFL Libraries and Families Award.  More...

TD Bank Releases 2010 Responsibility Report

On April 26, TD Bank’s 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report (CRR) was released. More...

Y Wednesdays To Benefit Local YMCA

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in Flushing and Bayside, have launched the Y Wednesdays program, a new initiative to reinforce their connection and support of the local community.  More...

NYC DEP Launches Rain Barrel Program To Conserve Water

Average rainfall in New York City for June, July and August is about 12 inches. Annually, the city gets about 120 days of rain totaling almost 50 inches. Now New Yorkers can catch some rain and reduce their water bills at the same time.  More...

HALLORAN ASKS CITY TO RESTORE MONUMENT:

Councilmember Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) asked the city Department of Parks and Recreation last week to take responsibility for restoring and maintaining the decaying World War I monument which stands near the Long Island Railroad station in Douglas More...

Turn The Everyday Into A Special Occasion

With the hustle and bustle of everyday, you shouldn’t have to wait for a special occasion to have a party – try turning the everyday into its own celebration and adopting an up-for-anything attitude.  More...

Giving You More Time To Eat Your Potatoes

One of my mother’s friends was raised decades ago on a few acres of land, at the end of a gravel road in Idaho. As she puts it, her family’s basic challenge was eating what they had produced before other critters did. More...

Teenage Video Games

Today technology allows teenagers to experience realistic situations in a simulated environment without reality’s repercussions.  More...

Gianaris Pledges To Continue Fighting For A Greener New York

State Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) celebrated Earth Day on April 22, by continuing his advocacy for stronger environmental laws to better protect and conserve our environment.  Gianaris is a longtime leader in the effort to clean the env More...

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