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Fire Destroys Plastic Factory In Astoria Burned out of their apartments by a five-alarm fire Saturday morning in Astoria, eight families have been relocated to temporary housing by the American Red Cross. No residents of the building were injured in the blaze in the storage yard of the Pop Display Company at 11-12 30th Dr., Astoria. Several of the 225 […]

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Stavisky’s Wife Says She Will Run To Succeed Him In Senate By John Toscano Toby Ann Stavisky, wife of the late state senator, who passed away 11 days ago, announced on Monday that she is going to run for his seat in an election to be held in November. Her husband, Leonard Price Stavisky, died on Saturday, June 19th at […]

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Robert Moses A Tribute To The Man And His Impact On The Borough By Ginna Purrington ’If there is one person who has left his impact on this century, it’s a man named Robert Moses," Debbi van Cura, president of the Greater Astoria Society, said as she introduced John Kriskiewicz, a local architect and historian at a recent meeting. Kriskiewicz […]

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McCaffrey Eyeing Race For Boro President; Ivan Blasts Crew If a race for congress against incumbent Congressmember Joseph Crowley doesn’t pan out for City Councilmember Walter McCaffrey next year, the Woodside lawmaker says he’ll be "a sure bet" to run for Queens borough president in 2001. "My first decision will be whether I’ll run for congress," McCaffrey said in an […]

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Dining Review Christo Kouvaros undertook a six-month construction project to transform an old pharmacy into a lavish European cafe, complete with marble floors, cherry wood tables and chairs and a real embossed copper ceiling. The result, directly across the street from Athens Square Park, Plaza Cafe and Patisserie is planned so every seat indoor and out provides prime viewing for […]

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Clinton Hot For Senior’s Rx President Bill Clinton is expected to formally announce any day now that he wants Congress to support his efforts for long range savings in Medicare as well as including prescription drug coverage for members of the government’s health care plan for seniors. But we would caution everyone to take a wait-and-see attitude on both, especially […]

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Free From Alcohol To The Editor: The upcoming Fourth of July Celebration offers an ideal time to talk about freedom. We may not often consider some freedoms—the freedom to travel safe from the threat of alcohol and other impaired driving, freedom from the threat of a violent, life-threatening traffic crash and freedom from fear of resulting injury or even death. […]

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Raze The Old And Raise The New The best-laid plans of mice, men and borough presidents sometimes go astray. Borough President Claire Shulman’s proposal to expand the Queens Museum of Art into space currently occupied by the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Ice skating rink and move the rink to Cunningham Park is one such plan which seems to have been derailed. […]

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"CHANGE PARTNERS": The Irving Berlin song, written by the master tunesmith for the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers 1938 movie "Carefree" would provide the perfect title for the new play "Closer," written and directed by Patrick Marber, which has been playing to near capacity houses at the Music Box Theatre (once owned by Berlin and home to many of his […]