Report Marshall An Easy Winner In Dem B.P. Race; Vallone, Hevesi Trail In Mayor’s Race

Report Marshall An Easy Winner In Dem B.P. Race; Vallone, Hevesi Trail In Mayor’s Race Capping one of the most bizarre election campaigns in memory, Democratic Party voters in Queens trickled out to the polls yesterday in the city’s first-ever term limits election and overwhelmingly selected Councilmember Helen Marshall as their candidate for borough president, according to returns reported to […]

Marshall Prevails In Dem Boro President Primary

Marshall Prevails In Dem Boro President Primary Helen Marshall, the veteran East Elmhurst city Councilmember, yesterday swept to victory in the Democratic primary for Queens borough president, positioning herself to take the general election in November and become the first black to ever hold that office. According to incomplete and unofficial returns, Marshall, who’s been a fixture as a schools […]

Calendar America: The Healing

Calendar America: The Healing Sept. 30, 3 p.m., Communal gathering in wake of America’s tragedy, with B.P. Claire Shulman, St. John’s Alumni Hall, Union Tpke. & Utopia Pkwy. Sept. 28, 10 a.m., Queens County Bar Assn., free clinic re: World Trade Center legal issues, 90-35 148th St., Jamaica; 291-4500. Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Community Board 7/Flushing Chinese Business Assn., unity […]

Herald In The U.S. Army Band

Herald In The U.S. Army Band The United States Army’s Military District of Washington will present The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” along with their Herald Trumpets and “Strolling Strings” in a free concert Saturday, October 6 at 2 p.m. in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, is located on […]

Rudy’s Chances Of Running Again Are Slim

Don’t bet too much money that things will fall into place before the Nov. 6 elections to clear the way for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to run for re-election, term limits notwithstanding. It appears there is too much to overcome. To get term limits repealed, he needs support from the state’s legislative leaders, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and state Senate Majority […]

On The Brief Side…

On The Brief Side… Gianaris: NY Should Control LaG Assemblymember Michael Gianaris has written House Speaker Dennis Hastert, a Republican, to urge him to oppose a bill giving federal authorities control over airport development projects. In opposing the measure, H.R. 2107, Gianaris said he was "particularly concerned that the legislation will disregard the needs of our community" regarding LaGuardia Airport, […]

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight WTC Disaster Could Delay New Senior Programs The deadly and devastating terrorist attack on the World Trade Center two weeks ago—causing, as of last Friday, 241 confirmed deaths, 6,333 people reported missing and billions of dollars worth of destruction—is the foremost subject on the minds of President George W. Bush and the nation’s lawmakers these days. The horrific […]

Caliendo 90, Still Active In Civics

Week after week, Ted Caliendo, who has lived nearly his entire life in Long Island City, keeps a tight schedule attending civic meetings to keep abreast of what’s happening in his community. That would be an admirable achievement for any area resident, but for Caliendo it’s extraordinary—though he recently celebrated his 90th birthday, he not only attends the various meetings […]


Let's Take Back Our Lives

Now is when it gets tough. For more than a week we watched televised images of the unimaginable and reacted. We mourned. We wept. We cursed. We did what we could–gave blood, cooked food, donated the supplies that were asked for, did the needful, wherever and however we felt called on. We’ve been on an adrenaline rush for the past […]

Through The Valley Of Darkness

September 11, 2001: a perspective on how to handle the World Trade Center tragedy. One of the greatest acts of violence of our era came to pass this day. Thousands of people going about their lives were murdered in a heinous terrorist act in Manhattan, a few miles from where I sit. Questions like, Why, Who, How and What’s Next? […]