December 14, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Baby Left In Burger King

The parents of a 4-month-old girl were arrested on December 7 after they abandoned the baby on a bench inside a Queens Burger King restaurant. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Gunman Nabbed In Woodhaven Heist Police at the 104th Precinct arrested two hapless thieves after they were captured on surveillance video robbing a Woodhaven gas station. More...

Bayside Historical Society Seeks Art

The Bayside Historical Society (BHS) is seeking artists to exhibit their work in their 11th annual juried art show, A Celebration of the Arts 2012, which will run for two weeks, from January 15 through January 29, 2012.  Entry forms are availabl More...

Locals Gather For Annual Woodhaven Christmas Parade

Members of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) gathered in front of their office on December 3 to watch the annual Woodhaven Christmas Parade. More...

Goldfeder Meets With Holiday Shoppers

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and Rev. Anthony M. More...

Electeds Protest Closure Of Critical Postal Center

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Congressmember Joseph Crowley, Assemblymembers Ed Braunstein, Phillip Goldfeder, Grace Meng, William Scarborough, Michael Simanowitz and David Weprin, Councilmembers James Gennaro and Dan Halloran, stood outside the U More...

Schumer Bill: Price Gouging Short Supply Rx Drugs A Fed Crime

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is filing legislation that would make it a federal crime to engage in prescription drug price gouging when drugs are in short supply. More...

Schumer: 3,400 NYers Owed IRS Refunds

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says 3,400 taxpayers, 1,026 in Queens, who listed their wrong addresses on income tax returns are owed refunds. More...

Show Of Opposition To NYCHA Apartment Downsizing

Assemblymembers Michael Simanowitz and Grace Meng, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Councilmembers James Gennaro and Karen Koslowitz, and other Queens elected officials stood united with elderly residents of Pomonok Houses in protest of the New York More...

GIANARIS SEEKS PROBE OF TSA ‘STRIP-SEARCHES’:

Following reports of alleged unnecessary strip-searches of two elderly women at Kennedy Airport by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers, state Senator Michael Gianaris (D–Astoria) asked TSA head John Pistole for an immediate and More...

Women’s Power Breakfast

It was all about money on December 8 at this year’s eighth Women’s Power Networking Breakfast at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. More...

Woodside Family Rids Their Home Of Unhealthy Mold

On December 8, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Teresa Mendez in celebrating her newly cleaned, mold-free home in the Woodside Houses Development. Not long ago, the same apartment was covered in mold and had become unlivable. More...

Flight 1225 To Santa’s Workshop

Young patients from Cohen Children’s Medical Center used magic and the gift of imagination on December 3, to power a jet from LaGuardia Airport to the North Pole. More...

On the brief side...

Maloney Urges Tighter Controls On Steam Release More...

Remembering Loved Ones At Christmas

Friends and family members of persons whose funerals were held through Thomas M. Quinn & Sons Funeral Home placed ornaments on the annual Christmas tree in memory of their loved ones. More...

Hot Diggity Dam

As the long season of darkness sweeps over the country, it’s a natural time to think about lighting – and how dependent we are on electricity during this dim time of year. More...

Chanukah And Synagogue Restoration Dedication And Concert

Each year the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., presents the oratorio “Judas Maccabeus” by Handel as a holiday season gift to the wider community. More...

The Pulpit

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Van Bramer, Gilland Collecting For Fire Victims’ Relief

On November 18, there was a fatal fire on 61st Street in Woodside. Several families with children had to evacuate their homes and are in need of clothing, food, toys and diapers. More...

A High Line For Queens?

A proposal is currently on the table calling for the transformation of the forgotten and long abandoned Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach branch into a greenway that would compete with Manhattan’s popular High Line. More...

Astoria Gunman Confesses

Law enforcement sources said the crazed husband who shot and killed his stepdaughter and critically wounded his estranged wife at their Astoria home on December 5 opened up to investigators during questioning by detectives. More...

FBI Offers Reward For Armed Bank Bandit

Federal officials are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who fired one shot in a busy Long Island City bank during a failed December 7 robbery attempt. More...

Queens Council On The Arts Receives NEA Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced on November 29 that the agency will award 863 grants to organizations and individual writers across the country. More...

Queens Symphonic Band Honored By Marshall’s Office

Queens Symphonic Band Music Director Dr. Bernard Rose and Concert Master Dr. Julius Kornberg accept the Citation of Honor from the Office of Queens Borough President Helen Marshall. More...

Recognizing Achievements In Ecological Awareness

Councilmember James Gennaro presents Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway with the Alley Pond Environmental Center’s Green Leadership Award at the center’s 2011 gala and silent auction on December 8.   More...

Surprise Gift Of $1.6 Million Paves The Way For Queens College Students At Copland School

Several struggling music students will be able to struggle a little less, thanks to the generosity of the late Beatrice Schacher-Meyer, who left Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music (ACSM) a surprise gift of $1.6 million for student s More...

St. Michael’s, U.S. Marines Gather Toys For Tots

On December 10, St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst hosted its second Toys for Tots program sponsored by the United States Marine Corp. More...

Heating Oil Phase-Out Will Reduce Pollution, Asthma

New regulations ending the use of Nos. 4 and 6 heating oil over the next 20 years will reduce fine particles in New York City air from all sources by five percent. More...

Post Office Closings Could Cost Jobs, Delay Mail

Each day, more than seven million Americans visit the post office. But the volume of first class mail is declining and the United States Postal Service (USPS) lost $5.1 billion last year. More...

Gulf War Hero Honored

The 32nd annual Homeric Awards Ceremony was held at the Hellenic American Cultural Center by the Chian Federation on December 3 in Astoria. This year’s recipient was a decorated Lt. General of the U.S Army’s 101st Airborne Division. More...

Puglisi Honored For Service

Fred Puglisi was honored at the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens on December 8 for his 50 plus years of service as a board member. More...

The Story Of Chanukah

The story of Chanukah begins in the reign of Alexander the Great. Alexander conquered Syria, Egypt and Judea, but allowed the people under his control to continue observing their own religions and retain a certain degree of autonomy. More...

Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club Thank Auction Sponsors

The local annual auction held for charity by the Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club was a huge success on December 5. More...

The Pride Of Woodhaven And Sunnyside

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District’s Forest Parkway Tree and the Sunnyside Holiday Tree have both been named number four in NYC’s Top Ten Holiday Trees by the New York Daily News. More...

Historic Flushing House Tour

Flushing Town Hall, built in 1862, was one of six historical houses on the annual historical house tour of Flushing. For 50 years it was the political, cultural and social center of the village of Flushing. More...

Candy Canes

Did you know December 26 is National Candy Cane Day? What better reward for the sweetly striped symbols of the holiday season. More...

'Tis The Season To Pamper Your Pet

The holidays aren’t just for indulging children; family pets could use some pampering, too. In fact, a poll conducted by Petside.com reported that 53 percent of U.S. More...

GOLDFEDER TO GOV: ‘REMEMBER SENIORS’:

Just as Governor Andrew Cuomo sprung his new tax and finance plan in Albany about a week and a half ago, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D–Rockaways) sent him a little note reminding him to fully fund the federally-funded programs that aid senio More...

Gifts That Keep On Giving

Are you struggling to find a unique, useful gift for that hard-to-please person on your list? Let us help with these suggestions: More...

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