October 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

IMPORTANT City-Wide Updates For Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Schools:     •    Schools will be closed tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday.      •    CUNY is closed tomorrow. More...

Turner Encourages Constituents To Start Applying For Aid

Congressmember Bob Turner is informing constituents on how to report damages and apply for aid.    More...

Fifteen Charged With Looting Businesses In Hurricane-Ravaged Rockaways

      Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Cannibal Cop Charged With Cooking Up Bizarre Dinner Plan

A newlywed, nine-year NYPD veteran cop was arrested by the fees last week, charged with plotting to “kidnap, rape, torture, cook and cannibalize” up to 100 women in a bizarre plot uncovered by his wife, authorities said.  Officer Gilberto V More...

Sandy No Match For 36th Avenue Festival

Shadows of Hurricane Sandy hovered over the annual 36th Avenue Fall Street Festival last weekend. More...

New York Cares Coat Drive Needs Your Donation

Each winter tens of thousands of New Yorkers are faced a cold choice: buy a winter coat or put food on the table.  Since 1989, New York Cares has helped warm those in need by collecting more than one million coats for distribution to childr More...

Federal Authorities Issue Bedbug–Cure Warning

Federal authorities are renewing a warning to New Yorkers who take on the task of exterminating bed bugs that the cure can kill you.  A study released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, found that dozens of New Yorkers have f More...

Vallone Discusses Public Service At P.S. 70 Career Day

On October 24, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. spoke to fourth and fifth graders during P.S. 70’s annual career day, detailing his work in public service. More...

TD Bank Celebrates Teaching One Million Students Through WOW!Zone Financial Education Program

This month TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, taught its one millionth student through the WOW!Zone, a free in-school and online financial education program for students in grades K-12.   More...

Addabbo Cuts Ribbon On Ozone Park Health Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center on Rockaway Boulevard and 105th Street in Ozone Park, on October 26. Attending are (L. to r.); Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, state Senator Joseph P. More...

Bloomberg Signs Off On Empire Zone

“The next bill before me is Introductory Number 733-A, sponsored by Councilmembers Sanders, Cabrera, Comrie, James, Mealy, Williams, Arroyo, Rose and Gennaro. More...

Queens College Unveils Green Infrastructure

Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland and Queens College President James L. Muyskens on October 25 unveiled the college’s newly installed green infrastructure. More...

Jackson Heights Halloween Day Parade Canceled

The Jackson Heights Halloween Day Parade previously rescheduled for November 1, at 5 p.m. on 89th Street and 37th Avenue has been canceled.   More...

Meng Offers Assistance With FEMA Disaster Recovery

Earlier this morning, President Barack Obama signed official directives naming the states of New York and New Jersey disaster zones, allowing for additional federal aid to assist recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Man Charged In Hate Crime  A 23-year-old Brooklyn man was arraigned recently on an indictment charging him with second-degree assault as a hate crime in connection with a bias attack, Queens District Attorney Richa More...

LIC Sculptor Killer Gets 20 Years

A 46-year-old Long Island City man who pleaded guilty on September 12 to fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in December 2009 will be spending the next 20 years behind bars.  Tigran Tambiev, 49, admitted in his plea that he repeatedly stabbe More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 1 through Nov. 7)

Not only did Jim Henson invent the Muppets, he also described his creative efforts in great detail in a diary. More...

Ex-Con Busted In Deadly Purse Snatch

Police last week arrested a 35-year-old ex-con who punched a woman so hard in the head during an October 20 purse snatching that she was left brain dead, authorities said. More...

How To Compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

Dear Savvy Senior, Is it important to compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans every year? My pharmacist recommends it, but it’s such a hassle sorting through all those different plans. What can you tell me? More...

Queens Community House Advocates Afterschool Programming

On October 18, Queens Community House’s (QCH) afterschool programs at J.H.S. 190, J.H.S. 157, P.S. 86, P.S.82 and Hillcrest H.S. More...

Political Page

Elections Coming In Five Days

With Hurricane Sandy (hopefully) a fond memory by then, Queens voters will go to the polls next Tuesday—also hopefully under sunny skies—to participate in electing the next President of the United States and 38 other public officials rang More...

Health Care

Child-Specific Dental Procedures

Pediatric Dentistry:

Pediatric dentistry is essential for ensuring healthy teeth and gums in children and also for teaching children about proper dental hygiene, such as brushing and flossing techniques, among other things. More...

Features

Three Days In Athens During The Euro Crisis

Apostoli Zoupaniotis Publisher/ United Nations/United States Correspondent of CAN initiated a campaign two years ago to go back to our homeland, Greece, for vacation. More...

Geraldine Ferraro Way Celebrates Legacy Of Political Leader

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman vice-presidential candidate, was immortalized with a street renaming not far from her home in Forest Hills Gardens. Ferraro was Walter Mondale’s running mate in the 1984 presidential election.  More...

Officials Break Ground At P.S. 70

On October 25, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., state Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, School Construction Authority President Lorraine Grillo, District 30 Superintendent Phil Composto and P.S. More...

FEMA Office Open At Hillcrest High School

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall said Thursday, November 1st that a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center has opened at Hillcrest High School, located at 160-05 Highland Avenue.  The office is now open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Schumer Opens Port Of NY For Fuel Transport To Hault Gas Shortage

Hurricane Sandy is gone.  And New York City is still wallowing in its terrible aftermath. As each day passes more and more concerns arise.       More...

Governor Cuomo Announces: "Homeowners Will Not Have To Pay Hurricane Deductibles"

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on November 1 that New York homeowners will not have to pay potentially large hurricane deductibles on insurance claims stemming from damage caused by Monday’s storm.  More...

Queens Economic Development Corporation On Assistance For Businesses Distressed By Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has gone away, but the damage remains. More...

A Message From The Queens Chamber Of Commerce On Hurricane Sandy

Dear Chamber Member:  More...

Prosecutors: Cop Killer Had Help Disposing Of Gun

Prosecutors last week said the murderous ex-con who gunned down a Nassau County police officer and an innocent motorist in broad daylight on October 23 had help in disposing of the murder weapon, a 9-mm semiautomatic pistol.   More...

Couple Charged In Captive Limb-Loss

A Whitestone couple last week was charged with multiple criminal counts after they bound the leg of a family member so tightly with duct tape that the limb had to be amputated, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.   More...

Pop-Up Summons Writers Anger Motorists

They’re back! Motorists driving on Hoyt Boulevard and 31st Street in Astoria are getting ticked-off by city traffic agents who pop out from behind “el” pillars along 31st Street to issue tickets.   More...

Homeowners: Apply Now For HEAP Heating Grants

Homeowners and tenants who are 60 years and older, along with qualifying low-income residents, may now apply for grants of up to $500 for homeowners and $40 to $50 for residents, to help pay their current heating bills.   More...

Stormin’ Sandy Strikes

It is being called the “Perfect Storm” and even the “Storm of the Century”. More...

Addabbo Honors Ridgewood Pharmacist For 30 Years Of Service

State Senator Joseph P. More...

Time Warner Cable Announces Key Leadership For NYC Markets

As part of a continuing focus on improving operations and customer service, Time Warner Cable announced on October 24, new leadership for residential markets within its New York City service area, which includes Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, west More...

Senate Candidate J.D. Kim Practices Tai Chi With Voters

With the arrival of the weekend, state senate candidate J.D. Kim took a moment early Saturday to visit with Tai Chi practitioners as he continues to reach out to the District 16 Asian Community. More...

The 33rd Homeric Award Honors Admiral James G. Stavridis

          Chios is the last vestige of Greek Ionia. More...

The Foundation Of The Dodecanesian Society Of America Celebrates Oct 28th

Greece’s successful defeat of the Axis Powers in the first victory of the Allies was celebrated by the Federation of the Dodecanesian Society of America with a lecture. More...

Congressmember Bob Turner On Hurricane Sandy

Congressmember Bob Turner (NY-09) released the following statement regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy:    "My thoughts and prayers are with all of my fellow New Yorkers and the many others who are  experiencing loss as a r More...

Statement From State Senator Jose Peralta On Hurricane Sandy

"Thankfully, the worst has passed," said State Senator Jose Peralta, who throughout the day Monday sent e-mails conveying information from the city Office of Emergency Management to his constituents in Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst and East Elmhu More...

UCCA To Hold Annual Halloween Costume Party

The annual Queens Halloween Costume Party, hosted by the United Community Civic Association, will be held on schedule at Central Longue at 20-30 Steinway in Astoria on October 31. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and last until 9:30 p.m. More...

Local Merchants Unite Against City Fines

A group of businessmen gathered at Riccardo’s in Astoria last week, to rally against the imposition of innumerable fines and penalties on small businesses, particularly restaurants, by city agencies, particularly the Department of Health and Mental H More...

American Littoral Society To Hold Holiday Fundraiser

The American Littoral Society, whose purpose is to protect coastal wildlife, has announced their upcoming 23rd Annual Holiday Party Fundraiser. The party is slated for Saturday, December 1, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the VFW Hall in Broad Channel. More...

Restaurant of the Week

EXO GREEK MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO

A visit to Exo Greek Mediterranean Bistro is always a treat, whether you come for a casual lunch, a family dinner, a romantic date, or Sunday brunch. More...

Editorials

Everyone Must Vote On Election Day

Next Tuesday, New Yorkers throughout the state will go to the polls to choose a president, a senator, several congressmembers, judges and numerous assemblymembers and state senators. More...

Letters to the Editor

MTA Strategy  To The Editor:  More...

Hat Trick For Public Transit?

I was excited to learn of the New York Islanders’ move to Brooklyn. Barclays Center is becoming a destination point for tourists from all over the city, the country, and the world.  More...

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