October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Spirits Come Alive At Maple Grove Cemetery

There is an Egyptian proverb that says, “To speak the name of the dead is to make them live again.” In 2004, students of the Aquinas Honor Society of the Immaculate Conception School in Jamaica, under the guidance of their teacher and lo More...

Take Your Best Shot

When I was a youngster in the 1960s I had all the shots little kids went through back in the day. And because I’m a klutz and regularly hurt myself outdoors, I’ve periodically had my tetanus immunity updated. More...

Marshall Helps Open Dialysis Center

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Crowley Hosts Queens Korean Community Leader At Korean President’s Speech

Congressmember Joseph Crowley was joined by President of the Korean American Community Empowerment Council John Park (r.) and his wife, Mary, (second from r.) for Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s address to a joint session of Congress. More...

Addabbo Sponsors Lectures At Senior Centers

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Martin Luther School To Host Fall Open House

Martin Luther School will open its doors in Maspeth to all current fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and their families on November 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for its annual fall open house. More...

Addabbo And Goldfeder Get Preview Of Resorts World New York

State Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. and Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder met Chief Financial Officer at Genting New York Christian Goode (c.) for an update on construction at Resorts World New York.   More...

Addabbo, Miller, Crowley Host Second Safety Awareness Event

On October 1, state Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assemblymember Mike Miller, and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley co-sponsored a Safety Awareness event in Forest Park. More...

QCYD Women’s Caucus Stands Up For Planned Parenthood

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Simotas Holds Seminar On Labor Law For Local Business Leaders

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) hosted a free seminar on October 11 at the Greater Astoria Historical Society on complying with New York’s labor laws for local business owners and operators More...

Meng: Big Tobacco is Targeting Queens Kids

Local youth from Queens teamed up on October 17 with the American Lung Association in New York and the Queens Smoke Free Partnership to lead decision makers and the media on a tour of the rampant tobacco advertising they encounter each day while walk More...

Queens Library Receives Donation of Chinese Children’s Books

On October 13, the First Lady of the Republic of China, Madame Ma Chow Mei-Ching presented a gift of ten children’s picture books in Chinese to Queens Library at Forest Hills today. Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. More...

Firefighters And Widows In Queens Court Battle

Firefighters and the widows of three firefighters killed in a 2001 Father’s Day explosion at an Astoria hardware store last week faced off with a manufacturer and store owners they blame for their husband’s deaths. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

107th Precinct Offer $2G Reward For Break-In Bandits Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two brazen burglars sought in connection with five commercial break-ins in Fresh Meadows. More...

Workers Injured In LIRR Tunnel Plunge

Two crewmembers injured on October 14, while working in a shaft at the Long Island Rail Road Expansion project in Long Island City, this week remain in serious but stable condition at New York Hospital. More...

P.S. 178 Celebrates Six Decades Of Service

Councilmember Mark S. Weprin addressed the students, parents, teachers and alumni who gathered at P.S. 178 (the Holliswood School) in recognition of the school’s 60th anniversary. Weprin is a proud alumnus of the school. More...

Serao Unanimously Voted Onto QSAC Board Of Directors

Vice President of Quontic Bank and community leader Michael Serao was recently voted onto the board of directors for Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC). More...

Entrepreneur Space, An Innovative Incubator

Speaking at the October luncheon of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) Executive Director Seth Bornstein began by stressing that timing is important, using the refurbished Sunnyside Arch on the south sid More...

Chancellor Walcott Addresses Astoria Civic Association

The Astoria Civic Association (ACA) welcomed guest speaker, city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott to a large crowd of educators, activists and concerned parents at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. More...

Caliendo Elected President Of King Manor

The King Manor Museum Association has elected Gerald J. Caliendo as their new president. More...

Vallone Targeted By Graffiti Vandals Again

A graffiti vandal (or vandals) are at it again, trying out “a new and insidious ploy” against him, says Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., a leading anti-graffiti advocate who has been targeted frequently by graffiti artists before. More...

UCCA To Hold Annual Halloween Bash

This Halloween, Monday, October 31, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) will holds its sixth annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party at Central Lounge. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 9:30 p.m. More...

Maloney Presses For Roosevelt Island Science Campus

To promote Roosevelt Island as an ideal site for a proposed applied sciences campus, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney held a 10 a.m. press conference October 17 in a board room of the MetLife Building on Queens Plaza North in Long Island City. More...

AT&T Announces Launch Of Free Wi-Fi Service In City Parks

AT&T announced on October 11 the launch of free AT&T Wi-Fi service at an additional five city park locations in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. The launch is part of a five-year digital initiative with Mayor Michael R. More...

Escape From Parga: The Universal Plight Of Refugees

Many Americans are descendants of refugees who fled from their homes with few belongings. More...

Halloween In Queens

Halloween haunts lay hidden throughout Queens, in places where scary specters rise to welcome the fearful and those who believe in things that go bump in the night. More...

GAHS Remembers Father Judge, 9/11

Early this month, the Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS) hosted two special events to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More...

Maloney Visits Entrepreneur Space

On October 11, Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney visited the Entrepreneur Space in Long Island City. More...

Van Bramer Visits Alma Mater

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer visited William C. Bryant H.S. in Astoria to meet the new principal, Namita Dwarka, and speak with teachers, including his former educator, Carl Brosnan. More...

Kid-Snatch Couple Charge With Kidnappings

The Queens parents that admitted abducting their eight children from a Forest Hills foster-care facility made their first appearance in a Queens courtroom last week. More...

Holiday Bandit Says ‘I Did It’

The armed bandit who became one of New York’s Most Wanted criminals earlier this year, pleaded guilty last week to numerous charges for his stickups at banks throughout the city. More...

Martin Luther School’s Choirs Sing National Anthem At Citi Field

The Concert Choir and Mixed Chorus of Martin Luther School (MLS) sang the National Anthem at Citi Field just before the first pitch of the Mets vs. Reds game on September 27. More...

MLS Starts 52nd School Year And New Middle School Program

Martin Luther School in Maspeth has expanded its curriculum to include Middle School for grades six, seven and eight. A ribbon-cutting was held last week to celebrate the addition of this new program. More...

Mater Christi Holds Reunion

On October 1, more than 150 alumni from the classes of 1971, 1976 and 1981 came from as far away as California and Florida and all along the East Coast to gather at St. More...

350 Pajamas And Books Donated At Annual Pajama Party

On October 13, Cavo restaurant owner Tommy Demaras, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Maria L. More...

Addresses In Queens Are Unlike Anywhere Else

As most of us know, addresses in Queens consist of numbers with dashes. If you try to Google an address on Google Map, or on a navigation system, an address in Queens will not come up unless it has a dash. More...

Miller Hosts Hispanic Heritage Event

On October 12, Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) held an event at the Legacy Center in Glendale to honor the contributions of the local Latino community.  In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which occurs from September 15 to October 15, More...

Addabbo Holds Mobile Office Hours At District Libraries

State Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. (r.) is holding mobile office hours at Queens libraries in his district for the convenience of constituents so they don’t have to make appointments to speak with him about their concerns. More...

Martin Luther School Honors Four As Alumni Of The Year

Martin Luther School (MLS) recently honored four graduates with the Alumni of the Year Award at the school’s annual Alumni Day. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Cop Impersonator Busted In Sex Assault Detectives last week arrested a 27-year-old Astoria man who allegedly posed as a police officer to sexually assault another man. Cops said the incident occurred in June 2010, when Julio Olivarez drove up t More...

Queens Leaders Tour Newtown Creek Cleanup Area

Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velázquez, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan joined U.S. More...

Italian Charities Of America Honors Vallone Jr.

On October 16, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. received the Man of the Year Award by the Italian Charities of America. More...

‘Pick-A-Name’, Mayor Announces, For New Queens Plaza Park

New Yorkers are getting a chance to leave their imprint on a part of Queens Plaza by naming the new open space area at the site of the former John F. Kennedy commuter parking lot. More...

Urgent Care Opens In Astoria

On October 13, Astoria Urgent Medical Care held a formal grand opening celebration event. More...

BigAppleRx Helps New Yorkers Save On Medications

More than 800,000 New Yorkers let their prescriptions go unfilled last year because they couldn’t afford them. More...

Crowley Sees Way Cleared For $117 M Terminal Project

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MMI Hosts Fifth Annual NYC Greek Film Festival

Despite an economic crisis that makes the financing of motion pictures particularly difficult, the Greek film industry is experiencing an exciting renaissance. More...

Sidewalk Sale Savings Satisfies Steinway Shoppers

The Steinway Street Sidewalk Sale Days is a local tradition that attracts discerning bargain hunters from 28th Avenue to 35th Avenue. On October 14, 15 and 16 they came for the great deals on an astounding array of items. More...

The Pulpit

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St. Nicholas Holds Annual Greek Festival

The 40th annual festival at the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas was held from October 6 through 9 on the church grounds in Flushing. More...

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