August 15, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Crowds Flock To Steinway Street Fair

The Steinway Astoria Partnership’s Street Fair on August 12, a huge success due to cooperative weather and a wide variety of merchandise, summer food and children’s activities, drew a lar More...

Very Light Ballot For Queens Primaries On Sept. 13

The Board of Elections issued the official list of candidates for the September 13 primary elections and there are only nine contests listed covering three parties, a very light calendar for a presidential election year.  The Democrats have six More...

Vallone Gets Back To His Roots At Local Concert

On August 8, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. celebrated his heritage during an Italian Night concert in Athens Square Park in Astoria. More...

Zhang Becomes Interim Principal Of Stuyvesant H.S.

Jie Zhang has been named as new interim principal of Stuyvesant H.S. Zhang, 52, is the former principal of Queens H.S. for the Sciences at York College.  More...

Time Warner Cable’s Marcus Joins MMI Board Of Trustees

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Museum of the Moving Image Herbert S. Schlosser announced that President and Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Cable Robert D. Marcus has been elected to serve as a museum trustee.  More...

The Pulpit

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Dashing For Safety

I was minding my own business in my kitchen the other day, tossing some eggshells into the small garbage pail that sits underneath the sink. Suddenly I heard a rustle coming from the plastic lining the garbage pail. More...

Vallone Voices Support For Efforts To Reduce Restaurant Fines

Councilmember Peter F. More...

Social Promotion Returns To NYC Schools

Social promotion, the policy whereby students are promoted to the next grade without demonstrating proficiency in literacy and math, was gradually eliminated by the city from 2004 to 2010. Less than two years later, it is back.  More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

In hard times many go back to school to become more marketable. However, the education industry is often a good place to find employment. More...

Kiwanis Club Presents 31st Street Festival

The Kiwanis Club of Astoria presents the 31st Street Festival, on Sunday, August 26, from noon until 6 p.m. There will be games, rides, food and vendors on 31st Street, between Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Avenue. More...

QCA Receives High School To Art School Grant

Arthur Cronson, Con Edison’s Queens community affairs manager presented Queens Council on the Arts with a generous contribution in support of its High School to Art School Portfolio Development More...

Report Your Name Change To Social Security

This time of year, we see a lot of weddings, and in many cases that means name changes. If you need to change your name due to marriage, divorce, or any other reason, you will want to report the change to Social Security.  More...

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