Community Meetings

Nov. 12th, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans Post 250; meet at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park; 275-3690. Nov. 13th, 7 p.m. sharp, Community Board 7; meet at Union Plaza Nursing Home, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 359-2800. 7:30 p.m., Property Owners Residents Association of Middle Village; meet at St. Margaret’s Parish hall, 79th Street and Juniper Valley […]

Romantic Classic At QCC

Now to Nov. 11th, Sueño José Rivera’s modern adaptation of Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s mystical and romantic classic "Life Is A Dream" will be presented by Queensborough Community College Department of Speech and Theater Arts. (Top) Howard Collado as Clarin (bottom) Kristina Lomboy as Rosaura. The college is located at 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. For tickets or information, call […]

Public Service Announcements

Sunnyside Community Services needs volunteers for Holiday Meals-on-Wheels deliveries on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, call Richard at 392-6944 or Rita at 784-6173, ext. 101. Access-A-Ride provides transportation for folks with disabilities, call (877) 337-2017 for details. Meals-on-Wheels provides for the hungry, call 592-5757 or 286-1500 for information. Kew Gardens Community Center has various program for your entertainment or […]

Library Locations:

•Astoria Branch, 14-01 Astoria Blvd., L.I.C.; 278-2220. •Auburndale/Clearview Branch, 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing; 352-2027. •Baisley Park Branch, 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica; 529-1590. •Bayside Branch, 214-20 Northern Blvd.; 229-1834. •Bay Terrace Branch, 18-36 Bell Blvd., Bayside; 423-7004. •Briarwood Branch, 85-12 Main St.; 658-1680. •Broadway Branch, 40-20 Broadway, LIC; 721-2462. •Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 990-0781. •Corona Branch, 38-23 104 […]

So Long, Elections 2000, Hello, Elections 2001

So Long, Elections 2000, Hello, Elections 2001 Goodbye, Elections 2000—Hello, Elections 2001. Elections 2000, which ended yesterday, were one of the most interesting in a long time because they gave us tight races with closely matched candidates at the national level and several hard to call contests locally with fresh faces, such as the Gianaris–Tabone and Padavan–Lancman matchups. Now comes […]

Lexington VIP Honored By Hevesi

Lexington VIP Honored By Hevesi Dr. Martin L. A. Sternberg, Ed.D., a noted lexicographer and author of nine dictionaries on American Sign Language (ASL) was honored at City Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi’s Disability Awareness Month Celebration Oct. 18th. Sternberg is also the chair of the board of Trustees of the Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf in Jackson […]

Senior Spotlight

Pataki Signs Cohen

Senior Spotlight Pataki Signs Cohen’s Pension Reform, Vets’ Buy Back’ Is Law Governor George Pataki has signed into law legislation known as "the veteran’s buy-back bill" which will permit veterans who are members of a public retirement system to buy back a maximum of three years of work service time and thereby enhance their pension benefits. The bill, sponsored by […]

Ozanam Home Gets $30K Grant

State Senator Frank Padavan (c., holding check replica) presented a $30,000 grant from the state Department of Health to Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home. The funds will enable the facility to continue its wellness program for residents, staff and volunteers.


Hail Cut In City Income Tax

New York City residents got a break last week. City Council leaders and the administration of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani agreed to eliminate the personal income tax surcharge starting January 1st. The 14 percent surcharge, first imposed in 1991 under the administration of then Mayor David Dinkins, will be halved for the first $50,000 of taxable income for a single person […]


Lazio Was Cheated

To The Editor: The chief sponsor of the Breast Cancer bill just passed was Republican Rick Lazio and President (Bill) Clinton refused to give him the spotlight on a White House ceremony because his wife, Hillary, is running against him for the Senate–so he signed the bill privately, saying that Hillary was also an advocate what "Slick Willy" omitted was […]