Queens Schools Better Than NYC Average, But Overcrowded



Queens Schools Better Than NYC Average, But Overcrowded “Overall, Queens schools are better than the city-wide average, but we still need to pull ourselves up,” Terri Thomson, Queens representative to the central Board of Education, told the Queens Borough Board at the board’s December meeting. Thomson, according to Borough President Claire Shulman, the first person to discover that funding for […]

114th Cops Play Santa



Early in December, Kevin Manrique, a seven-year-old in second grade at Most Precious Blood parochial school, wrote a letter to Santa Claus. He started out by extolling Santa’s virtues instead of his own. “I believe in Santa because he gives me surprises and goods and he makes me feel good about myself and he makes my family healthy and protects […]

Community Meetings



Jan. 9th, 2001, noon, Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce; Dazie’s Restaurant. Jan. 17th, The Community Theatre Variety Group will present three comedies about marriage and family life at the Jan. 17th meeting of AARP Chapter number 991 at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights. Items of Community Interest Jan. 16th, Tuesday and Jan. 17th, Wednesday, 7 p.m., New […]

Lotions, Potions, Orishas And Saints On View At Library



Jars filled with ritual objects, Chinese herbs and remedies, seeds for incantations, ointments, oils and spicy fragrances, images of ancestral spirits carved in wood, or made out of plaster and plastic all explore the essence of the neighborhood botánica in a small retail shop, increasingly common in New York’s Latino and Caribbean neighborhoods. It is a supply center of sorts […]

Public Service Announcements



Kew Gardens Community Center Senior Net computer classes, registration has begun; classes begin Jan. 10th call for fee 268-5960.

School For Council 2001 Hopefuls



The times are a-changing! Michael Den Dekker, one of the Democrats seeking to succeed City Councilmember John Sabini in the 25th district, informs us that he will be attending a series of forums at Baruch College "to assist prospective candidates in understanding city governance with special emphasis on the role of the City Council." Den Dekker adds: "Experts will focus […]

Hevesi Hails Vets



City Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi honored Elizabeth Carr, vice president of the Board of Visitors at the New York State Veterans Home at St. Albans at the Comptroller’s Veterans Recognition Celebration. Carr is a life member, and past president of the Blinded Veterans Association. She is a veterans of the U.S. Air Force and is the first legally blind person […]

The Pulpit St. Kevin’s:



The Pulpit St. Kevin’s: •Jan. 9th, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Catholic widows and widowers of Queens/Care meeting, school cafeteria The church is located at 45-50 195th St., Flushing. For information, call 591-3492. **** Astoria Baptist: •Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free, non-denominational mutual support group is forming for any adult who is grieving the death of a loved one. The Bereavement […]

Squire Circle Shows Generosity



Squire Circle Shows Generosity At top, Members of Squire Circle 4411 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Long Island City, and Mario Massa, coordinator of the Circle (far r.) presented toys they collected to New York City Fire Fighter Charlie Truncale of Engine Company 47, Manhattan (c.). Truncale, in turn, presented more than 150 toys to needy children at a […]

Senior Spotlight


Will Bush Revive Drug
Reimportation Law Nixed By Clinton?


Senior Spotlight Will Bush Revive Drug Reimportation Law Nixed By Clinton? Seniors seeking to buy low-priced prescription drugs in Canada and Mexico are expected to start their trips again now that a drug re-importation law was wiped off the books by the Clinton Administration. Now that the program has been wiped off the books, many seniors who had hoped they’d […]