Hospital Gets $1.5 M

Cancer Center Funds For 5th B

Hospital Gets $1.5 M Hospital Gets $1.5 M Cancer Center Funds For 5th B’day Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, the hospital that began life as the Astoria Sanatorium, then became Astoria General and later Western Queens Community Hospital, celebrated its fifth year under the aegis of Manhattan-based Mount Sinai Hospital last Wednesday. Western Queens Community Hospital was purchased by the […]

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings
Community Boards


Calendar of Events Community Meetings Community Boards Community Meetings Community Boards July 14, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Queens Center for Progress, 81-15 164th St., Flushing; 718-264-7895. July 14, 7:30 p.m., Board 5; Greater Ridgewood Youth Council Meeting Hall, 62-10 Myrtle Ave., Glendale; 718-366-1834. Others July 12, 8 p.m., VFW Whitestone Post 4787, 19-12 149th St.; 718-746-0540. Arts & Entertainment American Museum of the Moving […]

On the brief side…

Avella Urges West Nile Virus Precautions

On the brief side… On the brief side… Avella Urges West Nile Virus Precautions Noting that the College Point and Whitestone communities in his northeast Queens Council District were "ground zero" for the West Nile Virus when it first appeared in Queens several years ago, City Councilmember Tony Avella warned constituents to take precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to the sometimes fatal […]

Celebrate Independence From Cooking At Pinocchio Palace



Celebrate Independence From Cooking At Pinocchio Palace On an early summer evening, we joined a contented crowd at outdoor tables to feast on a wide array of freshly prepared, homemade Greek and Italian dishes at Pinocchio Palace, enjoying a taste of the Mediterranean way of life right here in Astoria. Amiable owner Nico Gregorious is always on hand to make […]

Study Shows Drug Prices Up Despite New Program



An AARP study has found that prices for prescription drugs went up in the first part of 2004 a period during which the federal government’s Medicare discount drug program was getting underway. Ironically, the new federal program was touted as a way of saving 10 percent to 25 percent on prescription drug costs. But the AARP study shows that prices […]

Smart Strategies

For Older Adults

Smart Strategies For Older Adults If you’re an older adult, you know how hard it is to eat right. Your body’s engine revs at a slower speed so you don’t need as much fuel, that is, food, as you did in your younger years. Yet scientists say that you need even more of certain nutrients once you’re into your 50s […]

Editorial

Revised Death Penalty
Will Ensure Justice


Revised Death Penalty Will Ensure Justice "A triumph of common sense and common decency" is how Kevin Doyle, New York state Capital Defender, described the state Court of Appeals ruling on the death penalty, issued June 24. The decision, by four of the court’s seven judges, ruled the state’s deadlock instruction a violation of the New York State constitution. The […]

Letters



Thanks To All To The Editor: Community Board 6 wishes to publicly thank all the merchants in Forest Hills and Rego Park who generously took posters for display in their shops so that area residents would be well aware of the June 27 Emergency Preparedness Forum sponsored by the board together with the 112th Community Council and the Forest Hills Community and Civic Club. That […]

Roving Photographer



Roving Photographer By Rev. Austin H. Armitstead "What do you like to have on your hot dog?"

Cuban Crisis Heats Up, 2 Men Murdered In July 1960



Cuban Crisis Heats Up, 2 Men Murdered In July 1960 Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you’re likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star-Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. A banner across the Star-Journal masthead reminded readers that the newspaper’s name […]