Bloomberg To ACA: Small Crimes Lead to Big Ones

Bloomberg To ACA: Small Crimes Lead to Big Ones Riding a 65 percent approval rating from the city’s voters, Mayor Michael Bloomberg touched on issues of public safety, education and plans for Ground Zero after receiving a standing ovation from the Astoria Civic Association as the special guest speaker as well as a warm welcome from Peter Vallone. "This is […]

Community Meetings

Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Community Board 1; Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd.; 786-3335. Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m., Queens Chamber of Commerce; Crowne Plaza LaGuardia, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst; 898-8500. 7:30 p.m., 112th Police Precinct Community Council, 68-40 Austin St., Forest Hills; 520-9321. 8 p.m., 110th Police Precinct Community Council; Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway, Room A1-22; 476-9309. 8 […]


Nicole Verbois is a steamy songstress and Richard Danley is the captivated piano bar accompanist in the Astoria Performing Arts Center performance of Valentine Beware! on February 14, 15 and 16 at the center located next to the Prebyterian Church of Astoria, between 31st Avenue and Broadway. For reservations and information, contact Susan Scannell at 278-5925.

Pulpit Listings Free Synagogue of Flushing:

Pulpit Listings Free Synagogue of Flushing: •Feb. 15, 22, Friday, 8:15 p.m. Shabbat services. •Feb. 24, Sunday, 10 a.m. Brotherhood tax breakfast. Collation $5. •Feb. 25, Monday. Purim carnival, 4 p.m., Megillah reading, 7 p.m.. •Mar. 8, Friday. "Shabbat Across America," full-course dinner to follow, reservations required, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 961-0030. **** Temple Beth Sholom: •Feb. 15, 22, Fridays, […]

Papa Cuomo’s Attack On McCall Continues Party-splitting Campaign Tone

Former Governor Mario Cuomo’s blistering attack on state Comptroller H. Carl McCall, who’s opposing Cuomo’s son, Andrew, for the Democratic Party gubernatorial nomination, continues the fiercely bitter tone that the candidates themselves have established. At one time, primary candidates didn’t attack each other so viciously. After a candidate was selected they could kiss and make up and then lead a […]

Nolan, Levy Meet

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan recently met with School s Chancellor Harold Levy in Albany to discuss issues of importance to neighborhood schools.

Restaurant Of The Week

Ranch Steak House Is More Than Great Steak

Restaurant Of The Week I’ve been a huge fan of Ranch Steak House on 21st Street in Long Island City since it opened in 1996 for many reasons. Firstly, Ranch serves consistently high quality, expertly cooked prime steaks, chops and seafood. Secondly, the service is always impeccable. Thirdly, the atmosphere is warm and comfortable, and you’re always greeted with a […]

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight Outlook For Drug Coverage Under Medicare Is Dim Here we go again! Last year, President George W. Bush proposed a program to overhaul Medicare and provide a prescription drug program for low-income elderly. Democrats and many Republicans in Congress opposed the idea, saying the president was not spending enough on the program, which also should include anyone on […]


Bloomberg Makes The Grade

Among the proposals put forth by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to remedy the present disastrous state of public education in New York City are two that we find especially meritorious: eliminating bilingual education and an emphasis on the basics in all subjects, especially in mathematics. Aside from constituting an exercise in futility, bilingual education is completely unnecessary. Generations of immigrants to […]


Symbol Of Hope

To The Editor: Hope. Over the past few months, our nation has breathed new meaning into the word hope. Hope comes in the form of rescue workers, volunteers, friends and neighbors. Hope also comes in the form of daffodils. Daffodils, the first flower of spring and the symbol of hope to cancer survivors and their families, will arrive in the […]