March 7, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Feds Blast 30-Year Sentence For Flushing Pedophile

A 27-year-old Flushing man last week pleaded guilty to federal charges of producing child pornography, law enforcement officials said. More...

Car Bashed By Bridge Hardware

If Chicken Little lived in Western Queens, he would certainly avoid the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge.    A 40-year-old New Jersey man narrowly escaped injury on February 22 when the windshield of his Mercedes was shattered by a steel bolt an More...

Puppy Pilferer Pinched

A pilfered puppy is resting comfortably this week after being returned to the Middle Village pet shop he calls home – and the people who love him the most.    A heartless Maspeth woman stole the miniature teacup pinscher from the Pe More...

Koslowitz And Ferreras Visit EDC Incubator

Councilmembers Karen Koslowitz and Julissa Ferreras toured The Bronx Sunshine Business Incubator on Monday February 27, 2012.  The Bronx Sunshine Business Incubator, in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation, is the first City-spo More...

‘End Sale Of Derogatory St. Patrick’s Day Items’

Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/The Bronx) and nine of his colleagues, including Carolyn Maloney, have called upon a clothing retailer to discontinue selling items and accessories “depicting severe and negative stereotypes of Iris More...

Taminent Regular Democratic Club Installs Officers

At last week’s Taminent Regular Democratic Club’s officer installations dinner, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (second from l.) swore in Ed Babor (l.) as men’s president; Ma More...

Flushing House Spring Flea Market And Open House

A Spring Flea Market and Open House will be held on March 31, at Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. The Flea Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Open House from 2 p.m. More...

Van Bramer Presides At Annual Black History Awards

The second annual Black History Month Celebration and Awards Night was held at Jacob Riis Settlement House in Queensbridge Houses, Long Island City on February 28. More...

Eating Heart Healthy

The renowned Rocco Sacramone, chef and owner of Astoria’s Trattoria L’incontro teamed up with Mount Sinai Queens and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) on February 29 in recognition of American Heart Month for a cooking and tas More...

The Pulpit

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QCA Announces Move to Kaufman Studios

Officials at the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) are packing their bags in preparation for a move to the Kaufman Astoria Studio complex.  QCA Executive Director Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer said in a prepared statement that the move from the agency&r More...

Airport Crime Watch

Baggage Handlers Lifted Jewelry    Port Authority police last week arrested three baggage handlers at JFK International Airport, charged with stealing approximately $160,000 worth of jewelry from the carry-on luggage of a passenger on a F More...

‘Most Wanted’ Sentenced In Queens

An ex-fugitive featured on the television crime show, America’s Most Wanted, will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for a blast of gunfire that killed one man and left another permanently disabled.  More...

Six Queens Students Make Final Cut For 2012 JA Academy

Six local Queens-based students have been selected to participate in a new, prestigious, local Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) youth development program - JA Academy - a three-year afterschool college and career readiness initiative serv More...

Protection During Transition To Managed Long Term Care

Legislators met at Parker Jewish Institute recently to discuss the proposed 2012 New York state budget and related issues that will impact access to and quality of adult health care for thousands of More...

Schumer Calls For FTC Investigation

U.S. Senator Charles E. More...

Simotas On DOE’s Turnaround Plan For Bryant H.S.

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas released the following statement after the New York City Department of Education announced it would continue to seek the Turnaround intervention model for Long Island City’s William Cullen Bryant H.S. More...

Drop In Cop Numbers Is Cause for Concern

“Citywide we are down 4,100 cops, to 36,000,” Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. told members of the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and concerned area residents at the UCCA meeting March 1. More...

Free Music, Dance And Theater At Queens Library This Summer

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will partner with Queens Library to bring free music, dance and theater performances to select branch libraries this July, August and September. More...

Crime Up In 114th Precinct, So Is Awareness

One month into the first quarter of the year, crime is up in the 114th Precinct. Index crime categories are up 24.7 percent so far in 2012 through the week ending February 19, according to the latest NYPD Compstat numbers.  More...

Homeland Security Advisory Council Appointment

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has appointed LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council. More...

Queens Man An American Idol

It all started in Pittsburgh. A nervous 22- year-old Heejun Han stepped onto the stage in front of three judges and millions of viewers as he auditioned to make it to the next step in his quest to become the next American Idol.  More...

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