May 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Van Bramer And Locals Join Community Clean-Up Day

On May 14, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined forces with the Sunnyside United Neighborhood Network (SUNN), Sunnyside Boys and Girls Club and neighbors in a community effort to clean up local streets and parks. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

 Compiled by LIZ GOFF 107th Precinct Man Arrested For Robbing Motorist Detectives in Fresh Meadows last week arrested a 20-year-old Queens man who fled after he beat and robbed a motorist last month. More...

LICBDC Hears SBA Credit, Finance Policies Explained

 An explanation of the federal Small Business Administration’s credit and financing policies was the topic at the Long Island City Business Development Corporation business breakfast, billed as a Citibank credit and financing seminar and p More...

The Hills Aren’t ‘Over The Hill’

Rego Park octogenarians Richard, 87, and Erma Hill, 86, work on their volley skills and socialize with friends at CityParks Seniors Fitness free tennis classes at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. More...

Vallone Attends Career Day

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. attended career day at P.S. 85 in Astoria. Vallone met with two fifth grade classes and spoke about the importance of government and public service. More...

Borough Board Approves Kaufman Studios ‘Block-Buster’ Plan

The Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS) last week cleared a second hurdle in its plan to turn a block in Long Island City into studio space.  More...

‘Brittany’s Law’ Opposed

Under a bill passed overwhelmingly last week by the state senate, murderers, muggers and bar-room brawlers could find their names on the same type of listings required for rapists, pedophiles and other perpetrators of violent offenses.  More...

Police Imposter Nabbed

Police last month arrested a Flushing motorist after he allegedly posed as a cop while arguing with another driver.  Police said Peter Germanis, 53, started arguing with the other driver after their two vehicles nearly collided at Auburndale La More...

Vallone Honors Two Egyptian Activists Involved In Revolution

On May 16, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. honored two young Egyptians for their bravery and impact on the revolution in Egypt during a brief ceremony held in Astoria. More...

NYC Transit Addresses 7 Train Delays

During the weekend of May 20 through May 23, there was no No. 7 subway service between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza. Customers were instructed to take the E, N, R or F service shuttle buses. More...

Maloney Announces Jobs Created At Sunnyside Yards

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney held a press conference May 20 announcing the creation of thousands of jobs in Western Queens from a $295 million federal grant to improve Harold Interlocking at Sunnyside Yards. More...

Stavisky Speaks At Korean Society Awards

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky spoke at the Korean American Filial Piety Society’s annual awards celebration in Flushing on May 13, praising the values Korean immigrants and Korean Americans have brought to Flushing. More...

Political Page

Cuomo, Lawmakers Turn Back Power Moguls’ $ Grab

Governor Andrew Cuomo led a coalition of Washington and Albany lawmakers last week in a successful protest to block power generators from getting a multi-billion dollar bonanza from city ratepayers.  More...

Seniors

Technology Help For Tech-Shy Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,  What resources can you recommend to help seniors learn how to use technology devices? More...

Features

Community, Officials And Library Staff Rally For Queens Library

A downpour on May 18 couldn’t keep away a concerned community who gathered at the Flushing branch of the Queens Public Library, New York state’s busiest branch library, to fight against the unjust cuts to Queens Public Library.  More...

Maloney Announces: $295M Fed Grant Will Create Jobs

A $295 million federal transportation grant to improve a key rail junction in Long Island City will create more than 900 jobs and boost the local economy by almost $600 million, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney announced last week.  More...

Floyd Honored By Ridgewood Democratic Club

On May 19, the Ridgewood Democratic Club honored International Brotherhood of Teamsters City Employees Local 237 President Gregory Floyd. More...

Vets Honored At Boro Hall

On May 24, elected officials, veterans and their supporters from across Queens joined Queens Borough President Helen Marshall at the Veterans Memorial Garden outside Borough Hall in Kew Gardens for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony.  More...

Halloran Visits Queens Chamber

On May 20, Councilmember Dan Halloran, a member of the city council Committee on Land Use and its subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses, met with leaders of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, where he discussed the mayor’s proposed More...

Weprin Holds Town Hall Meeting

Councilmember Mark S. Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) held a well-attended Town Hall meeting at Queens H.S. of Teaching in Bellerose. Representatives from over a dozen city agencies were on hand to field questions from the local residents. More...

Newborn Left At Hospital Dies

Queens prosecutors last week said they are considering adding murder to charges faced by the 23-year-old Woodside woman who left her newborn daughter in a trash can at Elmhurst Hospital Center.  More...

Mets And EmblemHealth Team Up For Education And Fitness With Local Schools

Thanks to the New York Mets and EmblemHealth, which provides health insurance to 2.9 million people through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), Mets players Mike Pelfrey and Daniel Murphy visited four More...

I.S. 204 Wins Basketball Championship

Coach Thomas Carroll with Oliver Wendell Holmes Intermediate School, I.S. 204 of Long Island City basketball team, which won the 2011 New York City Middle School Basketball League Championship on May 14 at Truman H.S. in The Bronx.  I.S. More...

Sex Offender, Check Thief Pleads Guilty

 A convicted child sex offender fired from an afterschool program at St. Mel’s Catholic School in Whitestone last week pleaded guilty to stealing a church checkbook and forging nearly $8,000 worth of checks from the school. More...

Be Wary Of Street Food

City Department of Health (DOH) officials are once again warning city residents to be alert when purchasing food from unlicensed street vendors. More...

110 Precinct Cop Of The Month Named

Police Officer Kevin Karp received the Cop of the Month award at the 110th Precinct Community Council meeting, which was held on May 16 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Corona. Seen here are (L. More...

Visiting Nurse Service of New York Welcomes Girl Scouts

Seniors at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) CHOICE Adult Day Center in Woodside welcomed fifteen Westchester Girl Scouts for a full day of activities that included collaborating on a project to help less fortunate homebound seniors stay More...

Astoria Volunteers Clean Astoria Park Shoreline

On May 14, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined members of the American Mideast Leadership Network (AMLN), Astoria Park Alliance and the NYPD Youth Explorers at Astoria Park for their annual shoreline and park clean up. More...

Restaurant of the Week

UNCLE GEORGE'S GREEK TAVERNA

Uncle George's or "Baba Yiorgos" is an Astoria institution that has pervaded all five boroughs and beyond since it was opened in 1978. I remember as a teenager, making special trips to Uncle George from our home in Brooklyn. More...

Editorials

Honor Living As Well As Dead On Memorial Day

In 1868, three years after America’s Civil War, aka the War Between the States ended, the head of an organization of union sailors and soldiers called for setting aside a day when the graves of Civil War dead would be decorated with flowers. More...

Letters to the Editor

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