May 4, 2011 RSS feed / Features

LIC Community Calls For Improved 7 Train Service

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, state Senator Michael Gianaris and state Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, were joined by local businesses, transit advocates and residents at a rally on April 28 to demand that the Metrop More...

Board 1 Proposes Version Of Transit Riders’ Bill of Rights

Shortly after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) proposed raising subway and bus fares again last year, an effort to organize outraged riders took shape in the form of a so-called “Rider Rebellion”. More...

Simotas Tours Neighborhood Senior Centers

State Assemblymember Aravella Simotas began a tour of the senior centers in her district this week, reaffirming her commitment to protecting services for the community’s aging citizens. More...

Gianaris Wants More Trees

As part of his continued commitment to improving the quality of life in Western Queens, state Senator Michael Gianaris sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg requesting the planting of trees along various avenues in Sunnyside and Woodside. More...

Joplin Tribute To Be Held This Month At St. Michael’s

On May 14th, St. Michael’s Cemetery will hold its annual Scott Joplin concert. The event will include many activities for live music and ragtime enthusiasts. Noted author Dr. More...

APAC To Present The Human Comedy

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) will present its production of The Human Comedy. More...

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Julia Ward Howe, social reformer and poet, made the first suggestion for a Mother’s Day in the United States. In 1872, she suggested Mother’s Day be on June 2nd and that it be a day dedicated to peace. More...

‘Good Info’ Lowers 108th Precinct Index Crime Rate

The April meeting of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council began with a Cop of the Month presentation and, following a crime report from 108th Precinct Commander Captain Donald Powers, ended with audience participation. More...

Sign Up To Save The Water Taxi Beach

Nearly 1,000 people around the world have joined forces by signing a petition calling on city officials to relocate the popular Water Taxi Beach (WTB). The petition, started by a Long Island City mom, contains signatures from 961 people. More...

Kelly Orders ‘Heightened Enforcement’ At Sites Throughout Queens

Wherever you go in Queens over the next few months, you will see heightened security in light of the news that U.S. troops in Pakistan killed Osama bin Laden, architect of the September 11 attacks. More...

Mayor, TLC Seek ‘Legitimate’ Livery Car Service

More than 700,000 people use yellow taxis daily in New York City, Commissioner/Chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission David Yassky said at the April 12 meeting of the Queens Borough Cabinet. More...

Maloney Honored By NYC Detectives

The New York City Detectives’ Endowment Association (DEA) honored Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens/Manhattan) at its monthly delegates’ meeting on April 27 in Howard Beach. More...

Gianaris: ‘Idling Trains Hurt Quality Of Life In LIC’

Continuing his fight to improve the quality of life in Western Queens, state Senator Michael Gianaris (D–Astoria) has called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to cease immediately the idling of Long Island Railroad trains at th More...

L.I.C. Dorm Plan Scrapped; Could Become Greek ‘Satellite’ Campus

Plans to develop a 19-story student dormitory at 30-30 Northern Blvd. in Long Island City have been scrapped by developer North 30 Associates LLC. More...

Blaze Claims A Piece Of Queens History

Fire officials have determined that a deep fryer in the basement was the cause of the fire at the historic O’Neill’s Restaurant in Maspeth. More...

Edward Jones Opens Astoria Office

On April 29, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Bill Manolopoulos held a grand opening and open house event at his new office. His family and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas attended the occasion. More...

Lauren LoGiudice Is Rising Star In Film/Theater

Howard Beach native, Lauren LoGiudice, is co-starring in a new feature film, When Harry Tries To Marry which opened April 22. More...

Mother’s Day Tribute: Wish She Were Here

(Walter Kaner wrote the following tribute to his mother, which we reprinted each Mother's Day. More...

Queens Man Credits Pope John Paul II For Keeping Him Alive

Pope John Paul II is seen here blessing Victor Mooney of Forest Hills on World AIDS Day at the Vatican in 2004. More...

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Developer Unveils New Plans For St. John’s Hospital Site

A representative for a Brooklyn architectural firm last month presented members of the Community Board 4 Land Use and Zoning committee with new plans for development of the former St. John’s Hospital site. More...

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