2006-03-15 E-Edition

Queens Medically Underserved

In contrast to Manhattan, Queens is woefully underserved with hospital facilities, a point which Borough President Helen Marshall, City Councilmember John Liu and Caryn Schwab, chief executive officer of Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, each made in testimony at public hearings held Iby the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, New York City Region in Borough Hall […]

Calendar of Events

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities Mar. 15, Frank Kenna Republican Club of Astoria St. Patrick’s Day Party, $20 donation, 23-63 Steinway St. Mar. 17, The St. Patrick’s Day Murders!; The White House, 10-24 154th St., Whitestone, $39 pp; 718-746-1111. Community Meetings Associations Mar. 20, 7 p.m., sharp, United Forties Civic; P.S. 12 Auditorium, 42-00 72nd St.,Woodside; 917-650-7776. Apr. 11, May 9, […]

Some Signs Of Legislative Response To Mayor’s School Building Demands

The school budget bills that tumbled out of the hopper on Monday indicated a response by the senate and Assembly to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s demands over the past few weeks for billions in school construction and operating funds. But they were only the opening salvo in the budget game and Governor George Pataki is yet to be heard from, although […]

L’incontro Celebrates 7 Great Years

Seven years ago, Owner and Executive Chef Rocco Sacramone opened. Trattoria L’incontro with the goal of creating a successful restaurant that would not only accommodate and please his customers, but, as he said, “wow” them as well. It’s rather obvious that his goals have been surpassed, judging from the dining rooms full of happy diners. A meal at. Trattoria L’incontro […]

$600 Property Tax Rebate Proposed For Low/Middle Income Seniors

Concerned that typical senior citizen homeowners living on fixed incomes are in danger of losing their homes when faced with the sharply increased costs of running a house, city Controller William C. Thompson Jr. has proposed that the city giver lowto middle-income New York homeowners a new annual $600 property tax rebate. Thompson explained that the program, called City Aid […]


Moped Riders Must Obey Traffic Laws

We grudge no one their right to make an honest living. We’re also well aware that some ways of earning one’s bread by the sweat of one’s brow, literally or figuratively, are harder than others. And we also know, because we see them in action every day and frequently avail ourselves of their services, that the people who deliver food […]

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Cheers India, President To The Editor: Although I’ve been disillusioned by President George Bush and his administration on a number of issues, the most recent one being the lease of our ports to the Dubai Ports World, I think President Bush’s trip to India shows promise. The nuclear pact between America and Prime Minister Mammohan Singh does make good sense. […]

Homeless Count Shows The Perils Of Street Life

arly on January 14 the temperature was still 57 degrees. It was unusually mild for winter and it didn’t look like it would be a weekend to stay indoors. But soon Esnow and wind dropped temperatures to a low of 16 degrees with wind chills reaching zero by midnight. The next morning three men were found dead-frozen solid. Two, age […]

Fire Correction Official, Says Vallone

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. demanded the firing of a city Correction Department official who was quoted in the New York Post as having said, “The greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House.” Getting into the controversy on Monday about Chaplain Umar Abdul-Jalil, a Muslim imam, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a City Hall press conference that he […]