2006-06-07 E-Edition

Queens Weakened By Cuts

BY JOHN TOSCANO After a week of almost nonstop criticism and intense lobbying to restore a massive $82 million slash in New York City’s anti-terror funds by the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it appears that the agency is not going to retreat from its original decision. That was the assessment of the situation from Bloomberg mayoral administration officials […]

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events  Flag Day Jun. 10, 11 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside, Flag Day parade (parade forms at 10 a.m.), Greenpoint Avenue from 39th to 48th Street; noon, ceremonies; Veterans Memorial Plaza, Joe Sabba Park, Queens Boulevard and 49th Street. Community Meetings AssociationsJun. 13, 8 p.m., Forest Hills Community & Civic; American Legion Hall, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave. BoardsJun. 12, […]

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Harrison Surprise Entry In 22nd AD, Monserrate Challenges Sabini In Senate Race

Most of the political thunder last week emanated from the Democratic and Republican state party conventions, which set the stage for top-of-the-ticket primaries in both parties. Closer to home, at least two Democratic primaries of greater interest than usual are developing. Former Flushing legislator Julia Harrison is essaying a comeback at the age of 86, and state Senator John Sabini […]

Gianaris At Convention

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) isn’t running for any office other than his Assembly seat this year, but he was very well received when he addressed the state Democratic convention in Buffalo, largely because he brought good news about the party’s election finances. A few months ago, state Democratic Chairman Denny Farrell appointed Gianaris chairman of the organization’s fundraising apparatus for […]

Apicius Italian Cuisine Is Hidden Treasure

20-72 steinway street, astoria 718.204.7722

n the quiet end of Steinway Street, near 21st Avenue, a hidden treasure awaits. At Apicius Italian Cuisine, named after Apicius, an ancient Roman chef who was born in 25 B.C. O and spent his short life preparing extravagant dishes to please the Roman emperors, the food is fit for kings and queens. You’ll dine like royalty in this casual, […]

Senior Spotlight

Crowley Hosts Benefits Forum For Vets

Congressmember Joseph Crowley says Veterans Administration figures show that up to $22 billion in available pension money goes unspent annually because veterans who may be eligible for the benefit do not apply for it or are unaware of it. Trying to rectify the situation, Crowley D-Queens/The Bronx) held a Town Hall meeting on veterans’ benefits, including pensions, at St. Sebastian’s […]


Book, Film Underscore Our Basic Freedoms

The cinematic adaptation of the novel The Da Vinci Code recently opened in movie theaters across the country. Like the novel, the film drew detractors and supporters wherever it was running. And like the novel, the film elicited different reactions from different people. In some areas, the opening of the film version, also titled “The Da Vinci Code”, brought picket […]

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Jesus Was A Man To The Editor: I saw the movie the Da Vinci Code and I like[d] it very much. Many religious people ask[ed] us not to see it, but are those the master of the brutes? They want to keep people in ignorance, they want to be the fathers. The terrible owner of the cattle. No[t] me, I […]

Pope, Buddhist Die, Space Race Goes On In June 1963

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 came from the merger of the Long Island Daily Star […]