Crowley Secures $100G For LaG Pollution Study

Following up on a request he made last April to the federal Environmental Protection Agency for an air and noise quality study around LaGuardia Airport, Congressmember Joseph Crowley announced last week that he had secured $100,000 for the survey. The study could begin as early as May, Crowley said. He made the announcement last Friday at the Delta Marine Air […]

Weprin Opposes Bloomberg’s Call To Abolish Board Of Ed

Taking a firm stand against Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Councilmember David Weprin last week rejected the mayor’s proposal to do away with the Board of Education and the city’s 32 local school boards. In a prepared statement, Weprin (D-Hollis) pointed out that local school boards are "a basic component of our democratic education system; an arena where parents, teachers, community […]

BQE Fitness Center Grows

The BQE Fitness Center, already the oldest fitness club in western Queens, has its sights set on being the largest and best equipped as well. To that end, the club is undergoing what will be, according to owners Tom Cavallaro and Frank Zwelsky, a $1 million renovation. The renovation began six months ago and recently entered its second phase, which […]

Community Meetings

Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m., Jewish War Veterans, Kew Forest–Woodside–Irwin Loitz Post No. 250; Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.; AX7-7711. Feb. 11, 7 p.m., sharp, Community Board 7; Union Plaza Nursing Home, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 359-2800. 7:30 p.m., Middle Village Property Owners/Residents Association; St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 79th Street and Juniper Valley Road; 894-4114. Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m., […]

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Public Service Announcements

Public Service Announcements American Cancer Society "Flower of Hope" blooms until March 4. Fresh cut bunches of daffodils $7 with vase $15. To order or volunteer to deliver flowers in your community, call (800) ACS-2345. American Cancer Society Discovery Thrift Shop needs volunteers to work three hours a day, one day a week, 253-24 Northern Blvd., Little Neck; 631-0296, ask […]

Bloomy Headed For Rough Waters On BOE Axing, Layoffs And Commuter Tax

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first State of the City address last week was fairly well received, especially his call to abolish the Board of Education and the city’s 32 community school boards. However, this proposal and several others he touched on will likely turn into future battlefields. Among these were the proposed reduction in the city’s 250,000-member work force, budget cuts […]

Street Safety Is Concern

Local leaders and elected officials met on Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues to discuss safety issues and funding for additional lighting. Show (l. to r.) are: Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, Ted Renz, Ridgewood Local Development Corporation executive director, State Senator Serphin Maltese, Captain Peter Loehle, commanding officer, 104th Precinct, City Councilmember Dennis Gallagher and Bob Rothermel, district leader.

Restaurant Of The Week

The Fiesta Begins At Passion Grill And Bistro

Restaurant Of The Week The fiesta begins on each visit to the newly opened Passion Grill and Bistro on Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights. Forget about pre-processed Mexican food that many restaurants try to pass off as authentic. Passion Grill and Bistro serves upscale innovative Mexican cuisine using only the freshest meats, seafood and vegetables, all prepared to order. Passion […]


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