January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Features

114th Pct. Seeks Missing 12 Year Old Boy

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating the following missing male who resides within the confines of the 114 Precinct:   The missing is identified as: Ramos, Gerardo M/H/12 38-15 9th Street, Apt.2R Que More...

Van Bramer Partners With Sanitation To Help Extend Service

On December 29, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined officials from the city Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to announce the placement of 24 new trash baskets and additional street sweeping in Sunnyside, Woodside, and Long Island City. More...

Woodside Fire Home Illegally Converted

A two-alarm blaze that killed one man, injured five people and left 25 others homeless in Woodside on November 18 occurred in a two-family home with an illegally converted basement, authorities said.  More...

MTA Sidelines Conductor In Straphanger Beating

The subway conductor charged with slugging a straphanger who put his feet on a seat in the subway on New Year’s Day has been banned from operating trains that carry passengers while the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) investigates t More...

Feds Hunt Jackson Heights Bank Bandit

An armed, brazen bandit dressed in a UPS delivery service uniform last week took an employee hostage as he held up a Jackson Heights bank, authorities said.  More...

Firebomb Suspect Denied Bail

The Queens Village man who went on a rampage on New Year’s Day, firebombing four buildings in Queens and one in Elmont, Long Island, appeared for arraignment on arson charges from a room in Bellevue Hospital on January 5.  More...

Kiwanis Donation To QSAC Helps Families In Need

The LIC Astoria/Kiwanis recently donated $1,000 to the Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) at their annual Christmas party. More...

City Council Restores $730,000 For DNA Testing

Faced with the possibility of an interruption of DNA testing by the city’s Medical Examiners office because of a shortage of funds, the City Council last week passed a budget amendment restoring $730,000 in funding for the Office of the Chief M More...

Turner Starts New Year With Talk At Board 11

Congressmember Robert Turner, who in a September 2011 special election succeeded Democrat Anthony Weiner as the first Republican to represent the 9th Congressional District since the 1920s, began the new year at Community Board 11 by calling for a fu More...

Social Security Resolutions

Happy 2012 from Social Security! With the new year, many people put together lists of goals and resolutions. Allow us to share with you some New Year’s resolutions that you may find worth keeping.  More...

Annual MLK Celebration At Free Synagogue of Flushing

Each year the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, gathers to observe and celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Hitting Below The Belt

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to eat right and trim down, be forewarned that medical science shows your brain has it in for you and will actively promote your failure on two different fronts. More...

The Pulpit

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Astoria Federal Helps Christ The King See The Light

Astoria Federal Savings Bank recently donated $7,800 to the Hugh P. Kirwan Performing Arts Center at Christ the King Regional H.S. in Middle Village. More...

Community Celebrates District Leader’s Birthday

Elected officials and area business owners gathered at Central Lounge in Astoria to celebrate District Leader Costa Constantinides’ birthday (c.). More...

111th Pct Seeks Missing 16 Year Old Girl

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating the following missing female who resides within the confines of the 111th Precinct. More...

The Entrepreneur Space Celebrates First Birthday

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) will be celebrating The Entrepreneur Space’s first birthday on January 25. More...

Astoria Big Band Leader To Play Iridium

On January 19, leader and founder of the Astoria Big Band, saxophonist and flautist Carol Sudhalter will appear at Iridium, 1650 Broadway, Manhattan, with her GeeZee Band. More...

‘Code Blue’ Call To Warm The Homeless

Workers with the city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) last week hit the streets on a Code Blue mission to try to coax the homeless out of the frigid temperatures and into city shelters.    DHS officials declare a Code Blue each time More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct  Corrections Officer Busted  A city Department of Corrections officer found himself behind bars on January 4 for allegedly raping, assaulting and imprisoning a family member.  Police sources said the victim told cops More...

City: New Parents Need Whooping Cough Shots

A recent, dramatic increase in whooping cough cases in the city has officials urging anyone charged with caring for a baby to get a whooping cough vaccination.    There have been no fatalities in the recent outbreak, but whooping cough a More...

Simotas Sponsors Medicare Meeting

“How to Thrive in Retirement” was the designated topic for a meeting held at the George Douris HANAC residence in Astoria by Assemblymember Aravella Simotas on January 6. More...

Bayside-Whitestone Lions Discuss 2012 Plan

Speaking to a packed room of more than 25 volunteers and community leaders, the Bayside–Whitestone Lions Club President Paul Vallone opened the first meeting of the New Year by describing an impressive recap of everything the organization has a More...

Patients Offered Online Appointment Schedule

Astoria Medical, Dental & LASIK Center (AMDLC) has announced that its doctors are now live on ZocDoc, a free service for patients that allows them to book their appointments online.  More...

Remembering Dr. King Jr.: An Advocate Of Civil Rights

Both hailed as a civil rights leader who achieved his ends by nonviolent means and vilified as a traitor to the cause of black equality, Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister from Atlanta Georgia, was born Jan 15, 1929 at the home of his parent More...

Auditions For Seussical Jr. Variety Boys And Girls Club

From January 24 through March 20 auditions are being held for the Variety Boys and Girls Club’s spring musical, Seussical Jr.  More...

AVELLA BLASTS DOT ON CURB REPAIRS:

The city Department of Transportation (DOT) has a great citizen-friendly street-care-repair policy—if you report that the curb in front of your home needs fixing, the report will be entered into its database and will be repaired in the order in More...

On the brief side...

Maloney Urges GOP, ‘Get Back To Work’  More...

Bd. 2 Votes On FDNY Lease, Hears From Trades Union

The January meeting of Community Board 2 at Sunnyside Community Services opened with an exhortation to the members by Deputy Queens Borough President Barry Grodenchik to reapply for board membership as soon in the new year as possible. More...

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