February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Proposed Bill Would Rename Streets In Historic Douglaston

Douglaston is one of the city’s most unique and historic neighborhoods.  A new piece of legislation introduced by Councilmember Dan Halloran would preserve that history by reintroducing the names of six historic streets to the district. More...

‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are warning taxpayers to beware of 12 scams most often used by con artists out to steal your identity, cash and sense of security.    Fraudsters are out to get you at this time of year, when More...

DOT Booting Program Goes Hi-Tech

Booting scofflaw vehicles is about to go hi-tech throughout Queens and the other boroughs.    City transportation officials are preparing to launch a pilot program that will allow city marshals and the Sheriff’s Department to boot v More...

Viewpoint: Hermes Initiative Inspiring The Youth Of Hellenism

“The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity,” said Benjamin Disraeli, British politician and author. This is the guiding force behind the Hermes Young Professionals INIATIVE (HYPI). More...

Amalgamated Bank Encouraging Young Filmmakers At Queens World Film Festival

Amalgamated Bank is helping young filmmakers get an opportunity to present their work to large audiences by partnering with the Queens World Film Festival, which runs from March 1 through 4.   More...

Simotas Hosts Perales For Presentation Of Budget Plan

On February 16, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas hosted New York Secretary of State Cesar Perales for a presentation of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.  More...

Crime Prevention Tips, Home Survey

Recently released statistics show a spike in bicycle related accidents and bike thefts, Crime Prevention Officer John Glynn said.  Cyclists traveling within the confines of the 114th Precinct are reminded to follow laws regulating the use of bic More...

SB 30 Takes Issue With NYS Teacher Evaluation Pact

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the state teachers union, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), recently reached an agreement on a new evaluation system for teachers. More...

Happy Birthday Leap Year Babies

Dogs age seven years every birthday that they have, so by their third birthday, they’re already 21 years old. Well, imagine celebrating your 21st birthday when you were technically 84 years old. More...

Amalgamated Bank Teams Up With Queens World Film Festival

Amalgamated Bank is helping young filmmakers get an opportunity to present their work to large audiences by partnering with the Queens World Film Festival, which runs from March 1 through 4.  More...

Bd. 1 Approves Construction On Dutch Kills Site

The nearly four-year-long controversy over a builder’s application to the Board of Standards and Appeals concerning a narrow building site at 38-30 28th St. More...

Report For Spring Training!

One of the greatest cities in the world was once abandoned! More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Hunt Maspeth Attacker  Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man who attempted to rape a young woman in Maspeth on February 19.  Cops said the 25-year-old victim was walking near More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Teen Busted In Assault  Detectives at the 114th Precinct last week arrested an Astoria teenager who allegedly tried to swipe a woman’s purse last month.  Cops said Demetrios Polychronopoulos, 17, crept up behind the 28-year-old vict More...

Update: New Parking Ticket Rules

City cops and traffic agents were recently ordered to immediately begin writing tickets for vehicles on streets where parking rules have been changed – despite a five-day grace period at the changed spots and notes on new parking signs indicati More...

Youngsters Compete At PAL Tournament Of Champions

On February 22, 2012, 500 PAL youngsters, from all five boroughs of New York City, competed in city-wide tournaments during a fun-filled day of educational games and laughter at the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Annual Educational Tournament o More...

Dinkins Comes To Corona For Black History Month

Former Mayor David Dinkins joined state Senator Jose Peralta at the Langston Hughes Library in Corona in celebration of Black History Month. Joining the mayor was (L. to r.); Rev. Marvin Bentley, Det. More...

UCCA Holding Law & Order Public Meeting

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) is holding a public meeting on the topic, “Law & Order...Disorder & Justice!”. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

As a native New Yorker who has traveled across the U.S., I still get upset when I see people down on their luck. More...

New Leadership Elected To Queens County Young Dems

Motivated by a commitment to better their community, more than 150 members of the Queens County Young Democrats gathered to elect a new executive board at the Anoroc Democratic Club on February 22 in Woodside. More...

Steps Forward And Back For The World’s Nukes

My household has no less than three nightlights that give good service to me and mine. Perhaps you have a nightlight or two yourself. More...

Bangladeshi Mother Language Celebrated

Councilmember Daniel Dromm recently worked closely with the Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association (JBBA) and other groups to negotiate the use of the new 37th Road Plaza for a celebration More...

The Pulpit

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