March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Venus And Jupiter Say Goodnight

The past several weeks presented us with an exquisite view of the conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the crescent moon. On March 25 the appearance of the crescent moon was icing on the cake to the escalation of the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. More...

Civil War Roundtable Remembers Ironclads

On March 24, as part of its monthly History Roundtable program, the Greater Astoria Historical Society hosted an event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the historic Civil War naval battle between the ironclad warships U.S.S. More...

Pampered Poodle Palace Seeks New Groomer

Pampered Poodle Palace, a local favorite pet groomer that has had its roots in Astoria since the ’60s, is soon to change ownership. More...

Maloney Joins Congressional Delegation Overseas

Last week in Washington D.C. Congressmember Carolyn B. More...

Three Outstanding Women Honored For Women’s History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month, three outstanding women were honored in the name of the late Gloria D’Amico at the Museum of the Moving Image on March 23, for their contributions to the community: Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, More...

Armenian Genocide Survivors Remember

Thousands of Armenians, Jews and other supporters will gather in Times Square on April 22, to commemorate the first genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide as well as Holocaust Remembrance Day. More...

Applications For HANAC Senior Housing Available

Applications for the new HANAC senior residence in Astoria are now available, HANAC Executive Director John P. Kaiteras announced at the March 20 meeting of Community Board 1. More...

Queens Resident Wins First Annual Spelling Bee

Queens resident Wendy Alpert, 49, won the first annual Super Spelling Bee at the Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need (EDCSPIN) which featured developmentally disabled adults in their 30s More...

Looking Good In Black

(Even If You’re Millions Of Years Old)

I’ve never met Ryan Carney of Brown University, but he is my kind of man. On his arm he has tattooed the image of a feather of the dino-bird known as Archaeopteryx. More...

Easter Is Upon Us

Now that spring is finally here, Easter is not too far away. Easter is the Christian holiday, which celebrates Christ’s resurrection, or rising but it also has some Pagan origins in the mix as well. More...

Evangel School Fair Impresses

An education is one of the most important gifts a child can receive. Schools help shape the minds of young children and prepare them for the future. More...

Dromm Honored As Gay Irishman Of The Year

Openly gay Councilmember Daniel Dromm was honored recently at the fourth annual gay St. Patrick’s Day dinner-dance on Staten Island. More...

Vallone Kicks Off Birthday At P.S. 85’s Annual Career Day

On March 23, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. spoke to fifth-graders at the Charles J. Vallone School, P.S. 85 during their annual Career Day. More...

St. Raphael’s Wins Championship

The St. Raphael’s Bantam Division won the Queens Borough Catholic Youth League Championship in basketball 26 to 16. The coach is Bob Toomey. They will play the champion of the Long Island Catholic Youth League March 31. More...

Say No To Violence

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown (r.) celebrated the Far Rockaway community’s annual Say No To Violence Week by attending an assembly at P.S. 106 on Beach 35th Street. More...

Schumer Blasts Employers Demanding Facebook, Email Passwords Before Being Hired

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Gianaris Bill Opposes Police Quotas

Addressing a very sensitive area of police-public relations, state Senator Michael Gianaris has proposed a bill opposing Police Department quota requirements. More...

Students, Board 30 Members Protest H.S. Closing Threat

Devika Seeraj will graduate from Long Island City H.S. this June. She is senior class president, president of the LIC H.S. Arista chapter and serves as the student representative on Community District Education Council 30. More...

Clinton Democratic Club Welcomes Spring 2012

The Clinton Democratic Club held its monthly meeting on March 21 at the law offices of Vallone & Vallone. More...

Greek Community Celebrates 191 Years Of Freedom

On March 25, the Greek Independence Day Parade was held along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The theme of the 74th annual parade was “Solidarity with Greece”. More...

The Joy Of A Family Reunion Or Group Outing

Since 1869 six generations of Scotts have operated a family resort in the mountains on the picturesque Oquaga Lake dubbed, Scott’s Oquaga Lake House in Deposit, New York. More...

MMI To Honor Dauman, Falco And Kaufman

Herbert S. More...

Queensborough To Exhibit African Headpieces

Queensborough Community College Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit titled BUNDU-Sowei Headpieces of the Sande Society of West Africa. More...

The Pulpit

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Father Richard F. Dunn: 54 Years Of Service

Father Richard F. Dunn of Corpus Christi passed away on March 20 at Calvary Hospital in The Bronx. Born on April 6, 1932, Dunn was just shy of 80, and was laid to rest on March 24. His funeral services were held at Corpus Christi in Woodside. More...

Viva San Giuseppe

On March 18, the Congregation of St. Joseph from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Astoria, celebrated the feast of St. More...

Crystal Donates To QEDC

The Queens Economic Development Corporation is able to continue its effective Home Improvement Contractor Training program, thanks in part to generous donations from Flushing Bank and Crystal Window More...

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