May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Features

44th Drive Reconfiguration Is Safety Necessity

Queens Department of Transportation Commissioner Maura McCarthy, addressing the May meeting of Community Board 2, said proposed reconfiguring of traffic on 44th Drive would be a matter of “traffic calming”, adding that making it so vehicl More...

St. John’s Prep Senior Wins Oratory Contest

On May 1, St. John’s Prep senior Yvonne Grillo won the grand prize at the Queens- Brooklyn Regional Culture of Life Speech Contest. More...

Astoria Federal Benefactors Honored

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is proud to announce that Astoria Federal Savings President and Chief Operating Officer Monte N. Redman, will be honored at QBG’s 16th Annual Rose Gala on Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. More...

CUNY And Vallone Hold Citizen Application Event

On May 9, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. teamed up with the City University of New York to co-host a free immigration assistance event. More...

London Lennie’s Shucks For Autism

London Lennie’s, 63-88 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park, held its first annual celebrity chef shuck-off competition, where celebrity guest judge Sue Torres, chef/owner of Sueños and Food Network regular, had the task of crowning New York’s most More...

Astor Room Offers Live Entertainment, Late Supper

The Astor Room, Astoria’s retro supper club destination, will begin its new live music program and partnership with the Song Circle Community. More...

PEP Orders P.S. 30 Closed; Bryant H.S. Risks Closing

The citywide Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) has voted to close three more schools, including P.S. 30 in Jamaica, bringing the total number closed by the Department of Education (DOE) so far this school year to 27. More...

Christianity And Zen Buddhism Come Alive In Lecture Series

The mysticism of Zen Buddhism and the traditions of Christianity were both compared and studied as part of a threeweek lecture series entitled, Christianity and Zen Buddhism, a Journey of Discovery, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in A More...

Gianaris Blasts Easing Regs For W. Queens Power Plants

State Senator Michael Gianaris has voted against legislation that establishes a fast-track process for the siting of new electric generating facilities without providing enough safeguards for overburdened communities. More...

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Harry Gerega, 85

A blessing service was held on May 4 at the Semian Funeral Home in Taylor, Pennsylvania for Harry Gerega of East Elmhurst, formerly of Old Forge. Gerega was the son of the late Condrat and Stefania Dovhaluk Gerega. More...

Pheffer Leaving Assembly For Queens County Clerk’s Job

After much speculation about who would become the next County Clerk of Queens County, a panel of judges of the state’s Appellate Division recently chose Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer of Far Rockaway, a veteran of almost a quartercentury of serv More...

FDNY Faces Cuts Despite 2010 Rise In Fires, Emergencies

When President Barack Obama visited Engine 54, Ladder 5, Battalion 9 in Midtown Manhattan last week he remembered its 15 firefighters and all 343 FDNY members killed responding on September 11. “We never forget,” he said. More...

Maloney Offers Bill To Prevent Tanning Bed Cancers

Aiming to limit the amount of UV rays emitted by tanning beds and to reduce the time consumers may be exposed to harmful radiation in tanning salons, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D–Queens/Manhattan) has introduced bipartisan legislation requ More...

Queens’ New Pro Soccer Team Starts Inaugural Season

On April 30, Councilmembers Peter Koo, Dan Halloran, Karen Koslowitz, Assemblymember Edward C. More...

Astor Room Features Elegance Of A Bygone Era

Members of the local media were invited to experience the extravagance of the Astor Room on May 3. More...

Women May Have Long Wait For Immediate Cancer Screening

Women who go for Diagnostic mammograms, the treatment called for when a previous Screening mammogram reveals a potential sign of cancer, may sometimes have to wait 50 working days to get it, according to an audit released by City Comptroller John Liu More...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Still Tops

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a fictional team of four teenage anthropomorphic turtles, who were trained by their anthropomorphic rat sensei Splitter in the art of ninjutsu and named after four Renaissance artists. More...

Con Edison Green Roof Can Benefit City’s Water

Green roofs, like the one atop the Con Edison building in Long Island City, can be a cost-effective way to keep water from running into sewer systems and causing overflows, Columbia University researchers have found. More...

TD Bank’s Summer Reading Program For Kids

Beginning this May, TD Bank will hold its annual Summer Reading Program, encouraging kids from Maine to Florida to keep their reading skills sharp over the summer. More...

New Law Passes ‘Parking Power’ to Community Bds.

The City Council last week passed a bill giving community boards the power to oversee local street cleaning needs and alternate side parking regulations. More...

Paper Receipts On The Way Out?

Paper cash register receipts may soon be a thing of the past. More...

Team Vallone Vs Variety Boys & Girls Club

Youngsters from Astoria’s Variety Boys & Girls Club challenged Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

St. John’s Lutheran Participates In City-Wide Open House

On Saturday, May 21, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 155 Milton Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., (between Manhattan Ave. More...

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