September 5, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Increased Transcript Requests For Deferred Action

The new school year begins Thursday, September 6 for almost one million city public school students across the five boroughs. More...

Van Bramer, Community Install Drug-Free Zone Signs

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined representatives of Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together (COMET), Maspeth Town Hall, as well as children and their parents from P.S. More...

$1 Million Bail For Astorian In Weapons Cache Arrest

An Astoria man remains in custody this week on $1 million bail, after police found a cache of weapons – and more than 10,000 rounds of live ammunition in his apartment.  More...

Queens Teens Spend Labor Day Weekend Mourning Friend

Family, friends and students at Saint Francis Preparatory H.S. in Fresh Meadows spent the weekend mourning the loss of their friend Daniel Fernandez.  More...

What Are America’s Most Popular Baby Names?

Each year, Social Security announces the top baby names for boys and girls, based on Social Security card applications for babies born in the previous year. More...

New Mural Project Pays Tribute To Astoria Greeks

Tony Meloni of New York Anti-Crime, poses under the watchful eye of Medusa before a mural created by students from Frank Sinatra H.S. in Astoria. More...

Library Hours To Change September 10

Queens Library officials last month announced that as of September 10, there will be a change in hours of operation at most Queens branches. More...

DOE Opens Registration Centers Throughout City

The Department of Education (DOE) has opened 10 Student Registration Centers to enroll new students for the start of school. More...

Queens College Ranks Fourth In 2013 Princeton Review

Once again, Queens College has been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by the Princeton Review. More...

Vallone Returns Graffiti To Sender

On August 30, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and his staff repainted numerous United States Postal Service mailboxes across Astoria that were vandalized with graffiti.  More...

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New Development Proposed For Hallets Point

New developments proposed for the Astoria waterfront are on the drawing board in an attempt to beautify the neighborhood, with high-rises, esplanades and shopping centers.  Alma Realty is looking to build 1,800 housing units on the East River wa More...

Field Testing Queried At School Board 30 Meeting

With less than a month left in the school year, students in grades three through eight have one more round of testing ahead and some parents are questioning it.  “All [the coming field tests do] is cost us a day of school,” Community More...

St. Michael’s Announces Memorial Run Sponsors

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Considerations For Sleep Sedation Dentistry

The case for sleep sedation dentistry has been widely discussed by researchers, dentists, and patients. In the end, your decision to opt-in to use sedation is dependent on your dental anxiety as well as your overall desire to use sedation. More...

Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award Winners Chosen

United Adult Ministries (UAM), the parent company of Flushing House, will honor three outstanding persons with The Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award, during their annual fundraising gala at historic Flushing Town Hall. More...

Whitestone Youth Wins Beauty Pageant

Whitestone’s own Katherine McQuade has won the prestigious title of the 2012 National American Miss New York Jr. Teen at the state pageant held on August 20, in Brooklyn. More...

Peacock Captured

The peacock that has eluded authorities for weeks has finally been captured. The bird, which escaped from John Bowne H.S. in Kew Gardens Hills, was returned by Animal Care and Control of New York City on September 1. More...

Van Bramer Brings Farm Fresh Food To Queensbridge

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Marcel Van Ooyen, executive director of GrowNYC, Bill Newlin, executive director of the Jacob Riis Settlement House and local residents to launch the borough’s first affordable farm fresh food program in Qu More...

Stavisky, Simanowitz Help Celebrate Pomonok’s 60th Anniversary

Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and other community leaders were on hand August 28 to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Pomonok Houses public housing development.  More...

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