May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Councilmembers, Advocates Rally For Council Autism Initiative

Councilmember Mark Weprin united with his colleagues, autism service providers and families of children with autism last week on the steps of City Hall to urge the restoration of the Council Autism Initiative, which provides autism services to childr More...

Simotas Celebrates Opening Day With ICYP Of Astoria

On April 13, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas joined ICYP of Astoria to celebrate opening day of the little league season. More...

The Often Ignored Warning Signs Of A Mini-Stroke

Dear Savvy Senior, How can a person know if they’ve had a stroke? More...

Police Seek Steinway Flasher

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a  suspect wanted for public lewdness on a subway in Queens. More...

Danny’s Szechuan Garden ReOpens

For more than 40 years, Danny Chan has been a fixture on Cross Bay Boulevard serving fine Chinese food at Danny’s Szechuan Garden.  After a brief absence, Chan has now reopened at a new location in Howard Beach at 156-40B Cross Bay Blvd., More...

Lowell School Honor Society Cares

Students from the National Honor Society (NHS) of The Lowell School in Flushing, participated in the annual New York Cares Day on April 21.  Students were assigned to Kissena Park and spent the day cleaning up weeds, mulching and clearing an are More...

Con Ed Repair Causes Major Forest Hills Traffic Jam

There was traffic chaos in Forest Hills early last week. Con Ed was in the midst of some routine maintenance construction, which caused a major backup on 108th Street. More...

Dutch Kills Developer Reaches New Heights

Development in the Dutch Kills neighborhood in Long Island City is reaching new heights. A vacant, decaying warehouse at 30-30 Northern Blvd. More...

Political Page

Ulrich Announces Challenge To Addabbo In November Election

In a race that promises to be a furious battle between two incumbents, Councilmember Eric Ulrich last week announced he will challenge state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. in the election to win the 15th District seat next November. More...

Editorials

Queens Civic Congress Honors Four Queens Residents

On April 28, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined elected officials and local community leaders at the Queens Civic Congress biennial lunch held at Antuns Restaurant in Queens Village. More...

La Guardia MTS Is For The Birds

April 25: A jetBlue flight bound for Florida returns to Westchester County Airport in West Harrison after two geese strike its windshield. April 19: A Delta flight to Los Angeles returns to John F. More...

Letters to the Editor

Library Thanks Officials To The Editor: I want to publicly thank Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York state senate and the state Assembly for their incredible support of libraries in this year’s New York state budget. More...

Con Edison And ThinkEco Launch Window Air Conditioner Energy Savings Program

Device Allows Customers to Control their Window A/C Power Usage

As temperatures begin to climb this summer, Con Edison and ThinkEco have partnered to launch a window air conditioner program that will allow customers to use less energy, protect the environment and help maintain reliable service during times of pea More...

Seven Queens High Schools To Close Under ‘Turnaround’ Plan

Seven high schools in Queens will close their doors this June after the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) approved “turnaround” models for 24 schools citywide. More...

Guilty Plea In Gibbons Hit-Run

A 37-year-old Brooklyn man last week pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident in the 2011 hit and run death of popular Maspeth bar owner, George Gibbons  Jr. Queens Criminal Court Justice Dorothy Chin More...

Queens Leaders, In Unison, Blast Mayor’s Closing Of 24 High Schools

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial plan to close failing schools and replace almost half the poorly rated teachers was finally voted on and passed last Thursday, but the loud opposition from Queens officials followed the closings to the ve More...

Turner Honors 86-Year Old WWII Veteran

Congressmember Bob Turner presented 86-year old World War II veteran Max Blinkoff with seven medals and commendations for his Navy service. “Max Blinkoff is an American hero. More...

Identifying Gang Involvement

Those scratches on the inside of your child’s belt may be more than just wear and tear. Seeking new ways to outwit police and parents, street gangs have developed a new code for use in identifying members, police officials said. More...

Tough New Texting Ban In Effect

Governor Andrew Cuomo last week sent a message to state motorists who talk and text on their cellphones while driving: “Don’t Even Think About It!” Cuomo last July signed into law one of the strictest measures in the nation, bannin More...

Gianaris And Bryant H.S. Youth Activists Celebrate Earth Day

A group of Global Kids Leaders at William Cullen Bryant H.S. in LIC met with state Senator Michael Gianaris on April 23, for a forum to celebrate Earth Day and explore how young people can improve environmental conditions in Queens.  More...

Forest Park Greenhouse To Be Restored

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall joined Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

Supporting Holy Child Jesus School

Manager of Morning Star Auto Service Corporation Netaji Viren, presented a check for $2,000 to Principal Martin Abruzzo, of Holy Child Jesus School, to help support the technology program. More...

Lancman, Nolan Offer Plan To Secure Social Security Program For 75 Years

Two Queens lawmakers, standing in front of a Social Security office in Glendale that had been shut down, proaposed a long-range plan to keep the Social Security system solvent for another 75 years and to reopen the Glendale office. More...

Newtown Pippen Comes To Queens College

The arbor-minded folk hero would be proud of Queens College—-not only because its one of Princeton Review's 322 Green Colleges—-but because it is now home to more than 70 newly-planted apple trees. More...

Restaurant of the Week

UNCLE GEORGE'S GREEK TAVERNA

Uncle George’s Greek Taverna has been a fixture in Astoria and a comforting sight for hungry New Yorkers since 1978 and there’s no sign of stopping. More...

Features

Holocaust Victims Observe Yom Hashoah

Shown here are relatives of victims of the Holocaust lighting candles at four temple Yom Hashoah Memorial Service at the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism. Third and fourth generation descendants took part in the event. More...

Marshall Holds Rally To Save Beacon, After School Programs

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Local Resident Honored At 108th Precinct Community Council

Mike Novak was the honored guest at the April meeting of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council. Novak was presented with a plaque for foiling a sexual attack on 39th Street in Sunnyside early in the morning of Sunday, April 8. More...

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