Wait-and-See On Reported Compromise In Generator Suit



The judge presiding over the Silvercup Studios suit to block construction of two small generators in Long Island City will offer a compromise settlement, calling on Silvercup to drop the action in return for a written promise by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to end the operation in three years, sources close to the controversy reported yesterday. Virtually all […]

C.H.O.K.E. Protests Generators At Rally



Photo Wilson Carneiro, Jr. Protesters gathered at 43-20 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, last Saturday to protest the New York Power Authority constructing two generators on the site. Construction has already started on the generators, but the Coalition Helping to Organize a Kleaner Environment (C.H.O.K.E.) held the rally nonetheless. Peter Vallone, Jr., called the NYPA action “environmental terrorism.” Silvercup Studios, […]

Community Meetings



Feb. 18th, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans, Kew Forest-Woodside-Irwin Loitz Post; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; AX 7-7711. Feb. 20th, 9:30 a.m., Queens Borough Cabinet; Crowne Plaza LaGuardia, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst; 898-8500. 5:30 p.m., Borough Board meeting; Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 7 p.m., Community Board 1 public hearing; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 […]

Frogs, Lizards, Orbs And Slinkys At Queens Theatre



Queens Theatre In The Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, presents the theater mask ensemble Imago on Saturday, Mar. 10th at 3 and 8 p.m. Imago’s unusual images and creatures show humanity in the world of the fantastic. A larval insect performs acrobatic feats; a human shadow bursts into flames; a sphere transforms from an eggplant to boulder to circus performer. Imago’s […]

Women’s Health Bill Faces Problems In Albany Again



Assemblymember Ivan Lafayette hailed the passage through the Democrat-controlled Assembly last week of The Women’s Health and Wellness Act, saying it "provides the best health care services to the greatest number of women in this state." But the Republican-controlled Senate has some serious differences with the Assembly bill, which could make this the fourth year in a row that a […]

Telemarketing Law Blocks Sales Calls



State Senator Daniel Hevesi (D-Central Queens) told constituents at a recent meeting that every resident in the state will no longer be annoyed and bothered by calls from telemarketers. Residents can put their names on a registry which prohibits telemarketers from calling them, Hevesi explained. To register, call the state’s Consumer Protection Board at (800) NYS-1220 or visit the board’s […]

The Pulpit Reform Temple of Forest Hills:



The Pulpit Reform Temple of Forest Hills: •Feb. 14th, 21st, 28th, Wednesday, 7:45 p.m. Jewish history class. •Feb. 17th, 24th, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. "Food for Thought" study and discussion program. •Mar. 2nd, Friday, 6:15 p.m. Temple Tots monthly dinner and service. •Mar. 3rd, 17th and 31st, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Food For Thought study and discussion program re the life and […]

The Tradition Continues



Josh Zipkowitz with his grandparents Ephraim and Estelle Leibowitz and parents Judy and David Zipkowitz, recently received his first prayer book at ceremonies held at the Solomon Schechter School of Queens.

Senior Spotlight



Senior Spotlight Shop Around For Best Rx Prices, Consumer Affairs Commish Says If you have the time, energy and ability to get around, you might be able to find a pharmacy where prescription drug prices are lower than at other stores, city Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jane Hoffman said earlier this week. Hoffman said a survey by her staff of pharmacies […]

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