Council’s Minority Caucus, Mayor Join Forces

After winning a major battle with the Bloomberg mayoral administration to establish a policy which protects immigrant rights, the City Council and the mayor have now joined forces to defeat a proposed federal law which they say would override the city’s new policy. Last Wednesday, the City Council Black, Latino & Asian Caucus introduced a resolution denouncing the congressional measure. […]

UCCA Honors Onorato, Barrere

UCCA Honors Onorato, Barrere A two-day blizzard didn’t keep members and friends of the United Community Civic Association away from the organization’s principal fundraiser, a champagne brunch held at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel December 7. An added inducement was the chance to honor state Senator George Onorato as Man of the Year and 114th Police Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector […]

Calendar of Events


Calendar of Events Season’s Greetings Dec. 12, 5 p.m., Cross Island YMCA "Tree of Love" lighting ceremony and fundraiser; 718-749-0505, ext. 114. Dec. 13, 5 p.m., Filipino American Human Services holiday celebration and Christmas tree lighting; 718-883-1295. Dec. 13, 4 p.m., Queens Symphony Orchestra concert and sing-along, Queensborough Community College, tickets and directions; 718-326-4455. Dec. 13, 1 to 5 p.m., King Manor […]

Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Celebrations On Saturday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m., the Queens Symphony Orchestra will present a holiday concert as part of its Masterworks Concert Series.  The performance features Arthur Fagen, Music Director/Conductor. The Tarumi Violinists and Jeremy Stein Cushman, 12-year-old Violinist. Tickets and directions available at the QSO Office (718) 326-4455.

State Troopers Are Looking For Applicants

State Troopers Are Looking For Applicants The New York State Trooper exam is coming up March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2004. Mailed or online applications must be submitted no later than February 1. You can fill out and submit an application through the New York State Police Web site or get automated exam information by calling 1-866-NYS-EXAM. Printed applications can be […]

‘Candle of Remembrance’

Comforts During Holidays

‘Candle of Remembrance’ Comforts During Holidays Gus Antonopoulos, funeral director and owner of Joseph Farenga & Sons Funeral Home, is offering a Service of Remembrance to be held on Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m. at St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst. The memorial service, sponsored by the Astoria funeral home, honors those who have died during the […]

On the brief side…

Schumer Files Tough Gangs Bill

On the brief side… On the brief side… Schumer Files Tough Gangs Bill A bill cracking down on gang activity, including a provision making it easier for prosecutors to seek the death penalty for gang related murders, has been introduced by United States Senator Charles Schumer. The bill would also permit juveniles who commit gang violence to be tried as […]



Demonstrates Segway Councilmember John C. Liu, chairman City Council Transportation Committee demonstrated the Segway Human Transporter at City Hall last Thursday. He was joined by members and Matt Dalida, a manager at the Segway Company. The Segway is a self-balancing, two-wheeled transportation device designed for short-distance travel. The United States Postal Service, the United States Parks Service and many cities across the United States […]

Copacabana Beats The Cold With Hot Food To Go

Copacabana Beats The Cold With Hot Food To Go Want to take the chill out of a winter day or night? Warm up your tummy—and tantalize your taste buds—at Copacabana Pizza and Grill on 36th Avenue in Astoria. Copacabana is the place to go for hot, crisp pizza with all the toppings to a full meal from their steam table […]

Senior Spotlight

Bad Flu Season Expected, Urge Seniors To Get Protection Of Flu Shot

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano Bad Flu Season Expected, Urge Seniors To Get Protection Of Flu Shot Any senior who has not received a flu shot yet should be aware that health officials are expressing concerns that there could be more flu cases this year—and more deaths from the disease than in previous years. Remember, seniors are more susceptible to […]