January 25, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Turnaround Model For LIC H.S. Proposed

The Department of Education (DOE) has identified Long Island City H.S. as one that will be part of a petition to the state for conversion into the Turnaround model. More...

Fired Queens Priest Sues H.S.

A 71-year-old Catholic priest has filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Federal Court charging officials at St. More...

Queens DA, Narcotics Cops Block ‘Heroin Highway’

Scores of people arrested in a drug sting coordinated by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and the NYPD are traveling a superhighway straight through the criminal justice system.  More...

Lawmakers End Parking Sticker Shock

The City Council last week voted to ban the Sanitation Department from slapping super adhesive stickers on illegally parked vehicles that block street sweepers.  More...

Time Warner Cable Launches TWC TV For iPhone

Time Warner Cable today announced the launch of TWC TV for iPhone. With TWC TV, customers can watch live TV from within the home, change channels on their set-top box and manage their DVR right from their iPhone. More...

Pre-Lunar New Year Flower Gala Held

In anticipation of the Chinese New Year, (the Year of the Dragon), the seventh annual Pre-Lunar New Year Gala and Flower Market was held on January 21 and 22 at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing.  More...

Gennaro Celebrates Passage Of Parking Ticket Cancellation Bill

On January 18, Councilmember James F. More...

Queens DA Brown Sworn In For Record Sixth Consecutive Term

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown was sworn in on January 19 to his sixth consecutive full term as District Attorney of Queens County–extending his record as the longest-tenured district attorney in Queens history  More...

Meng Welcomes Gov. Cuomo

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to Flushing to outline his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan, which expands on the historic reforms enacted last year to continue building a new New York. More...

Queens-Based Students Selected As Intel Semifinalists

Eight students, all who live in Queens, have been chosen as semifinalists for the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition. More...

Weprin Hosts Annual Councilmember For A Day

Councilmember Mark S. Weprin relinquished his Council seat for a day to Max Gallagher, a seventh grader at Public School 178, who won the Councilmember’s annual essay contest. More...

Greek-American Library Opens In Whitestone

The first Greek American library established and operated in New York City opened on January 20 at the Pan-Macedonian Studies Center, 149-14 14th Ave. in Whitestone. More...

New Inventions Of The Day And Chicken Thieves In 1888

Get into a conversation with a longtime Queens resident and you’re likely to discover a former subscriber of the Long Island Star Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

Flushing Area Pets Go Online

Animal Rescue Resources in Flushing has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. More...

The Year Of The Dragon Celebrated At Parker Jewish

At midnight on January 23, Chinese people around the world began to welcome the lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Dragon. More...

The Pulpit

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Community Leader, Richard Italiano, Dies

Former Chair (1993-2005) and current District Manager of Community Board 4, Richard Italiano has died at age 59. More...

Former OEM Director Sheirer Dies

Former Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Director Richard Sheirer died on the morning of January 19 of an apparent heart attack. More...

USCIS Queens Field Office Opens

Assemblymember Grace Meng joined her colleagues in government this week for the grand opening event of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Queens Field Office. More...

SLA Votes ‘No’ On Gypsy Rose

On January 18, Gypsy Rose, a proposed adult entertainment establishment at 42-50 21st St. in Long Island City, had its final hearing before the State Liquor Authority who determined that the liquor license would not be renewed. More...

Officials Address Years-Long Woodside Flooding Gripes

A meeting about flood conditions in Woodside, held at Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians School, locally known as St. More...

Road Rager Gets 18 Years For Cop Beating

A 27-year-old Howard Beach man last week was sentenced to 18 years in prison for a brutal road-rage attack on an off-duty Queens cop in August 2009. More...

CB 4 Member Quits Over Pledge ‘Dis’

A long-time member of Community Board 4 resigned his position earlier this month after two other members refused to salute the flag during a pre-meeting Pledge of Allegiance.    Former board member Nicolas Pennachio, a fixture at Communit More...

Carbon Monoxide Kills Father, Son

A 66-year-old father and his 29-year-old son were found dead in their Ozone Park home on January 14, both overcome by carbon monoxide that leaked from a portable heater, fire officials said.    Kuo-Kung Chen and Aaron Chen were found unco More...

TD Bank Employees Contribute More Than $2.2 Million To The United Way

Employees from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, contributed more than $2.2 million to the United Way through the bank’s annual Employee Workplace Giving Campaign. More...

Astoria Women Hear Crime Deterrent Advice

Last Wednesday, January 18, at the Immaculate Conception R.C. More...

Documentary Produced On Queens Film Festival Fraud

It all began with an unpaid bill in 2007.  More...

Legislation Helps Motorists

Frustrated motorists who receive a parking ticket when they park their car to go pay at a muni meter will no longer have to pay for the parking ticket.  More...

Board 1 Approves Sign On New JetBlue HQ

JetBlue Airways will soon move into new headquarters in Long Island City and wants to make sure people know where they are. More...

And A Little Child Shall Lead Them

Little kids are amenable to learning new habits – generally much more so than those of us who are set in our ways because this isn’t our first rodeo. More...

Cash $trapped Mets Sell Citi Field Memories

The cash strapped New York Mets are selling off pieces of Citi Field history at an online auction.  Faithful Mets fans with lots of spare cash have until January 29 to bid at auction for seven individual panels of the left-field wall at Citi Fie More...

LAGCC Alumnus Returns To Alma Mater To Teach

Rachid Rhazali, a LaGuardia Community College graduate who went on to get his bachelor’s and master’s in criminal justice, has returned to his alma mater.  However, this time he is coming back as an adjunct professor in the criminal More...

Celebrate Black History Month At Armstrong’s House

As Black History Month approaches this coming February, it’s an ideal time to pay a visit to the founding father of jazz, Louis Armstrong, at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th Ave., Corona. More...

Dogs Foster Activity While Improving Vascular Health

Man's best friend provides more than mere companionship. Dogs encourage humans to exercise daily -- come rain or shine.   More...

Immigration Office Opens In LIC

On January 20, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney joined U.S. More...

Civic Leaders Unite At Clinton Democratic Club

The Clinton Democratic Club kicked off 2012 with civic leaders from Northeast Queens giving updates about their clubs and community concerns. More...

In Remembrance: Rev. Anastasios Diakovasilis

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others,” said Pericles Rev. Anastasios Diakovasilis, presbyter economos of St. More...

Firefighters Honored For Woodside Blaze Heroism

On January 18, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer honored the FDNY for their heroism in the face of the Woodside fire which killed one person and destroyed three homes. More...

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