December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual Astoria Toy Drive

The 114th Precinct and 114th Community Council held its annual Christmas party and toy giveaway on December 3 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. More...

Italian-American Lawyers Association Honors De Blasio

Photos Walter Karling Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was honored by the Italian-American Lawyers Association on December 3 at their 62nd Annual Christmas Luncheon. More...

115 Pct. Seeks Bank Robber

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance with the whereabouts of the following individual wanted in connection to a Bank Robbery in the confines of the 115 pct.  The circumstances are as follows:   More...

Benepe, Marshall, Crowley Cut Ribbon On Renovated Juniper Park

On December 2, the city Department of  Parks and Recreation cut the ribbon on the second phase of renovations to Juniper South Playground. More...

Nolan Visits With LIC Business Women

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan (c.) attended a meeting on November 29 of the LIC Business Women, which was hosted by Big City Graph-x and Printing. More...

Second Annual Skillman Avenue Holiday Lights

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer was joined on December 1 by the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Queen of Angels Father Brian Dowd and more than 200 community members to mark the beginning of the Second Annual Skillman Av More...

Simotas Honored By Hellenic Professional Women

On November 29, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas was honored by Hellenic Professional Women at Central Lounge’s Ammos Restaurant in Astoria.  Simotas was recognized for her role as a mentor to young women of Greek descent and her longtime i More...

$12G Reward For Man Who Shot At Cops

Detectives at the 115th Precinct Squad this week are expanding their search for a gunman who opened fire on two police officers on December 2, sending one round into a nearby dental clinic packed with youngsters. More...

Koslowitz, CB 6 Work Successfully To Cleanup Thornton Place

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz and Community Board 6 worked with the United Talmudic Seminary to clean up the property located at 66-20 Thornton Pl. in Forest Hills. The property is owned by the seminary and has recently been rented to a Yeshiva. More...

Restaurant of the Week

HUSH CAFÉ LOUNGE AND GARDEN

Please don’t keep Hush Café, Lounge and Garden a secret or you’ll miss out on a great place. More...

Seniors

Assistance Programs For Lower-Income Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,  What kinds of programs are available to help low-income seniors with their Medicare costs and other expenses? More...

Features

Viewpoint: The 2011 Athanasiades Cultural Foundation Scholarships

“We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future,” said President Franklin D. Roosevelt,  who saved America from the Great Depression. More...

LIC YMCA Raises Awareness With Running Club

On Thanksgiving Day, hundreds of children and family members lined the sidewalks along the Long Island City YMCA for the Inaugural Kids Turkey Trot. More...

Mural Commemorates Centenial Of Kew Gardens And LIRR

On December 1, the 100 Tile Mural Project was unveiled at the Kew Gardens Long Island Railroad.  Culminating in finding its permanent home on adjoining brick w More...

114th Pct Seeks Three For Two Robberies

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating and identifying the following three  individuals wanted in connection with two robberies within the confines of the 114 pct.  The circumstances are as follows:   Incident # 1 &nbs More...

No Bail For Hate-Blogging Killer

The enraged Queens husband who opened fire on his estranged wife and stepdaughter at their Astoria home on Monday morning was held without bail at his arraignment at Queens Criminal Court, where he was charged with second degree murder, second degree More...

114 Pct. Seeks Three Suspects In Connection With Rape Case

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating the following three suspects who are wanted in connection with a rape that occurred within the confines of the 114th Precinct.  The details are as follows:   More...

Crowley Hosts Tree Lighting In Glendale

On December 3, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and the Ridgewood, Glendale and Middle Village Lions Club sponsored a tree lighting at the Frederick T. Haller Jr. Triangle in Glendale. The event featured caroling from the Grover Cleveland H.S. More...

Maspeth Celebrates At Tree-Lighting Ceremony

The Christmas tree in Maspeth Memorial Square, Maspeth was lit amid much celebrating on a balmy evening this December 4. Entertainment was provided by Song-and-a-Dance of Maspeth and Liz & Bill Huisman performing holiday songs. More...

Simotas Holds Mobile Office Hours At North Queensview

On November 29, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas held her monthly mobile office hours in the community room of the North Queensview Homes in Long Island City. More...

Van Bramer Visits Local Artists, Encourages Government Advocacy For The Arts

On November 30, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined the non-profit arts advocacy organization Fractured Atlas for a question and answer session with local artists at Topaz Arts in Woodside. More...

Vallone, SHAREing & CAREing Raise Awareness

On November 30, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

LIC Power Plant Blows Steam

A powerful steam blast from a nearby power plant shook residents in Long Island City on Monday morning.  Fire officials said a faulty valve popped on a generator at the Ravenswood Power Plant at 40th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard, shooting off a More...

Miller Hosting Free Mammography Event

Assemblymember Mike Miller will be providing free mammograms to qualified women in the area. The event will be held December 11 at Miller’s district office, 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven. It will run from 9 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. More...

Turner Meets With Juniper Park Civic Association Leadership

Congressmember Bob Turner met with Juniper Park Civic Association President Bob Holden and Executive Member Tony Nunziato on November 9 to discuss issues affecting the neighborhoods of Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale and Ridgewood and how he could More...

Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Sacred Music Society To Perform Christmas Favorites

Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Funaro and The Sacred Music Society of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs will present their annual Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, December 11. More...

Political Page

Gov’s ‘Fair Tax’ Bomb Hits Albany

Faced with ever rising deficits this year and next, the governor decided to drop his no new taxes pledge in favor of raising taxes for the wealthy while reducing them for middle and low income New Yorkers.  Also in the mix to try to revive the s More...

AVELLA CALLS FOR JAMAICA H.S. STUDENT SUPPORT:

State Senator Tony Avella (D–Bayside) charged Monday that the city Department of Education has not fulfilled the promise it made last January to provide Jamaica H.S. More...

Editorials

Legacy Of Pearl Harbor Is With Us Today

Today, December 7, 2011, is the 70th anniversary of the “day that will live in infamy”, the attack by Japanese forces on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, in what was then the territory of Hawaii. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Perfect Holiday Gift  To The Editor:  More...

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