2006-11-08 E-Edition

Elections ’06, No Surprises

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi weathered the storm over his ethics lapses as the state’s voters re-elected him to a new term in yesterday’s elections, according to incomplete and unofficial returns. As expected, Eliot Spitzer was elected the 54th governor of New York state, ending Governor George Pataki’s 12- year reign. U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton easily won a second six-year […]

Calendar of Events

Pay Tribute To All Veterans On Their Day Nov. 11 Community Meetings Associations Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick’s School Hall, 39-38 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. Nov. 14, 8 p.m., sharp, Astoria Civic; Long Island City H.S., Peter F. Vallone Library, 14-30 Broadway, Astoria; 718.545.5353. Nov. 14, 8 p.m., Forest Hills Community & Civic; American Legion, 107-15 […]

Did Pataki, GOP Miss Chance To Get Hevesi Out?

There’s been a lot of talk among Republican leaders about removing New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office. It would seem, however, that they don’t have the votes to do it, even if they get the call from Governor George Pataki to set up the rules to bring him to trial. According to what we’ve read in several stories […]


21-15 31st Street, Astoria 718.932.4040

Take the chill out of fall with the warmth of Spanish cuisine at El Olivo on 31st Street in Astoria. On a recent chilly evening, El Olivo was filled with patrons delighted with their plates of paella, spooned steaming hot from a cast iron cazuela placed tableside by the professional wait staff. Riccardo Aguayo, the charming host, swiftly mixed pitchers […]

Greatest Days In NY Sports Has Answers For All

The 100 Greatest Days In New York Sports by Stuart Miller, Houghton Mifflin 464 pages ISBN: 0-618-57480-8, $35.

Did you know… 1. Who was pitching for Chicago when Babe Ruth “called” his home run in the 1932 World Series? 2. Name the five future Hall of Famers that Carl Hubbell struck out in a row in the 1934 All-Star Game. 3. Name the only batter to whom Don Larsen yielded three balls during his perfect game in the […]

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Lawmakers Want Walk-In Medicare Center Reopened

Local lawmakers and senior citizen advocates last week called for the reopening of the Medicare Rights Center, the only walk-in center in the metropolitan area, declaring that it provides a vital service to seniors and the disabled, especially at a time when seniors are applying for the Part D program for 2007. According to Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, the center in […]

Mark Weprin Helps Renovate Senior Center

Assemblymember Mark Weprin (DLittle Neck, second from l.) cut the ribbon on the Bayside Senior Center, which underwent capital improvements with New York state funds that he secured. The project included 2,700 square feet of new sidewalk around the building, a ramp to provide handicapped access to the side door, security gates for the glass front doors, and four new […]


Energy Saving Tips

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on how to make a home more energy efficient? My 74-year-old mother lives on a limited income in an old house and her utility bills are extremely high. What all can we do to cut her costs without spending a fortune? Cost Cutting Ken Dear Ken: High energy prices over the […]


Observe History's Lessons On Veterans' Day

This Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, is the 88th anniversary of the day when at 11 a.m. one of the first and bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century officially ended. That war, “The War to End All Wars”, was by no means the end of anything. The battles went on and 23 years later the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor drew […]