NYPA Must Explain Plans To Assembly Panel, Gianaris Says



The New York Power Authority (NYPA) received some unexpected help last week from Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, but NYPA officials will be on the griddle on Mar. 15th "to answer the tough questions it has been avoiding," Assemblymember Mike Gianaris announced. Gianaris (D–Astoria), one of the leading opponents of NYPA plans to build two 44-megawatt power plants in Long Island City, […]

Butler, Kelly Honored



Shulman Mum On Power Plan



"The matter is in court," Borough President Claire Shulman said of the continuing effort to stop construction of two power generators in Long Island City during a joint session of the Queens Borough Cabinet and the Queens Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 20th even as the New York Power Authority (NYPA) received a permit from the state Department of Environmental […]

Community Meetings



Feb. 28, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society; Emanuel United Church, Woodhaven Boulevard; 846-1907. 7 p.m., Community School Board 25, District Office, 30-48 Linden Pl., Flushing; 281-7625. 8 p.m., Richmond Hill Block Association, 110-08 Jamaica Ave., Richmond Hill; 849-3759. Mar. 1, 7 p.m. Community Board 2, Sunnyside Senior Center, 41-31 39th St., Sunnyside, second floor; 533-8773. 7:30 p.m., United […]

“Trombon Con Sazon” At QMA



"Trombon Con Sazon" At QMA Originally scheduled last December the Latin-Jazz Coalition will be performing Saturday, Mar. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 592-9700, ext. 222.

Vallone Set To Appeal Ruling Killing Cop Monitors



Vallone Set To Appeal Ruling Killing Cop Monitors City Council Speaker Peter Vallone lost a round in his fight to get a city-sponsored independent monitor for the Police Department when a state appeals court ruled in Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s favor to reject the plan, but Vallone said he would appeal the decision to the state’s highest court, the Court of […]

Wheelchair-Accessible Taxis Planned



(L. to r.) Barbara Schechter, Taxi and Limousine Commission, Deputy Commissioner; Diane McGrath-McKetchnie, TLC chairperson; City Council Speaker Peter Vallone; City Councilmember Gifford Miller; Terence Moakley, associate executive director of public affairs at Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Administration at the Taxi and Limousine Commission–City Council Wheelchair-Accessible Cab Press Conference on Feb. 14th.

Senior Spotlight



Senior Spotlight Schumer Calls For Larger Mammogram Payments To Cut Mammogram Wait A few years ago a two-week wait was usually required before a woman could get a mammogram screening, but last year, United States Senator Charles Schumer said last week, the waiting period had ballooned to 10 weeks. Schumer thinks the reason for the lengthened delay is that Medicare […]

Celebrates 100th Birthday



Helen Fergus, a resident of Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility, a 280-bed long-term care facility at 61-11 Queens Blvd., celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 17th. Fergus, born in County Mayo, Ireland, came to the United States in the 1920s. She married Tom Fergus, originally from Ireland, in 1935. They raised two daughters and one son in Middle Village. Fergus […]

90th Birthday Honors



Sunnyside resident Lena Healy and her family celebrated her 90th birthday recently. Healy is an active member of Queen of Angels Parish. Shown at the celebration are (l. to r.) Father Thomas Healy, Michael Healy, Lena Healy, Maureen Healy-Murphy, and Matthew Farrell, candidate for New York City Council, 26th District. Lena Healy is a longtime friend of Farrell’s grandmother.