February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Astoria Hubby Charged With Murder

The Queens husband accused of beating and stabbing his wife to death in their Astoria apartment before fleeing to Connecticut was arraigned last week on second-degree murder charges. More...

Airport Crime Watch

Probe Grope On JFK Jet Port Authority Police and American Airlines officials are investigating a claim by a female passenger on a flight from Argentina to JFK International Airport that she was molested twice during the flight. The woman told Port More...

Regional Plan Association President Discusses Aqueduct Convention Center

At a February 17 meeting in the conference room of the Bulova Center in East Elmhurst, the Queens Chamber of Commerce (QCC) heard from Robert Yaro, president of the Regional Plan Association. More...

New Women’s Center Comes To Ft. Totten

The Center for the Women of New York announced that the project to restore its new home at 207 Totten Ave. at Fort Totten, Bayside, received unanimous approval by Community Board 7 at its February 13 meeting. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Treasurer Hailed; Hospitals, WIC On Agenda

On Valentine’s Day 2012 Dazies Restaurant at 39-41 Queens Blvd. celebrated its 40th anniversary. Among the events scheduled for the day was the monthly business luncheon of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce (SCC). More...

Vallone, Vacca Hearing Targets High Number Of Traffic Fatalities

From 2000 to 2009, more New Yorkers died at the hands of reckless or speeding drivers than gunfire, prompting city lawmakers to question the NYPD’s traffic accident response, investigations and enforcement of traffic rules. More...

Simotas Honors Students For Community Service

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas presented Certificates of Merit to 10th grade students at the St. More...

Leap Year Birthday Wish For Garden Interns

Queens Botanical Garden Executive Director Susan Lacerte will celebrate an extraordinary birthday in extraordinary fashion. More...

Gary Carter, 57, Led Mets To Victory In ‘86

Love. So much meaning in such a commonly used word. Usually this feeling is shared between two people, but in the late Gary Carter’s case, it was shared between him and the game of baseball. More...

The Pulpit

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French Baroque Music At Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-18 37th St., LIC, is hosting The French Connection, a French Baroque concert by Ensemble Leonarda. The ensemble consists of (L. More...

Van Bramer Delivers Service Worker Petition

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer stood with workers, tenants and 32BJ union supporters on February 14 in front of a Long Island City apartment complex where he delivered a petition signed by hundreds o More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Sleepover Swipe Cops arrested a 20-year-old Woodhaven man on February 18 after investigators determined he stole an $800 diamond ring during a February 7 sleepover at a friend’s home. Police said Josabad Figueroa swiped the ri More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

FBI Nabs Astoria Couple Armed with a federal warrant, FBI agents entered a residence at 31-84 37th St. More...

Prison ‘Pen Pal’ Teacher Removed

A Queens elementary school teacher had her class of fifth-graders send holiday cards to her jailed boyfriend – a felon with a taste for child porn. More...

Second Cop Suicide Shocker

Police at the 115th Precinct are struggling to understand why a well-liked and respected cop at the Jackson Heights stationhouse took his own life on February 13. More...

Astoria Teacher Busted For Kid Gropes

A Queens grade school teacher with a history of groping little boys was arrested on February 16 for repeatedly fondling two young male students. Wilbert Cortez, 49, a computer teacher at P.S. More...

Forest Hills Family Files Blizzard Death Lawsuit

A new lawsuit filed in Queens Supreme Court claims the city is responsible for the December 27, 2010 death of a 75-year-old Forest Hills grandmother, because streets buried in snow prevented emergency responders from reaching her in time to save her More...

LIC Friends Of Gantry Plaza State Park Awarded Grant

The Long Island City based volunteer group, Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park, (FriendsofGantry.org) is a recipient of one of 11 Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) Capacity Building Grants.  These grants, totaling more than $18,000 were awarded More...

Perales Explains Governor’s Budget, Racino Plans

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget for 2012 was explained by New York Secretary Of State Cesar Perales in a morning meeting held February 16 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. More...

Teachers, Students, Parents Protest ‘Turnaround’ Plan

Although an agreement reached last week on the state level concerning the evaluation process for teachers has settled a dispute between the city and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) over appeals, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made it clear the city More...

Students Encouraged To Participate In Earth Day Competition

In celebration of Earth Day, state Senator Michael Gianaris is inviting elementary school students in his Western Queens district to participate in the Earth Day Competition 2012. More...

New New York Leaders Initiative Launched By Gov Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched the New New York Leaders Initiative, a two-party program that will recruit talented young professionals and college students to serve in state government. More...

St. John’s Prep Senior Receives Horatio Alger Award

St. John’s Prep Senior Amina Abdelaziz has been named one of the 2012 Horatio Alger New York Scholars by the Horatio Alger Association. More...

City Rules: No New Homeless Shelter At Westway

The city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) this week rejected a proposal by a Manhattan-based nonprofit organization to transform an Astoria motel into a shelter for homeless families. More...

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