2007-01-10 E-Edition

Park Crime Spree Ends

The reign of terror in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park may have come to an end last Friday with the arrest of two teenage males. Yovanni Rivera, 17, of 109-55 54th Ave. Elmhurst and Marcos Polanco, 17, of 108-02 43rd Ave., Corona have been variously charged with regard to four separate attacks with second degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and first- and […]

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings Boards Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., Board 8; Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke., 718.264.7895. der=0 bgcolor=”#d0d0d0″> Water Works Queens artist Greta M. Jaklitsch presents “Water Works!” in her fourth annual solo show at the Alliance of Queens Artists Gallery in Forest Hills located at 99-10 Metropolitan Avenue. The exhibit runs from January 20 through the 28. Call 718-520-9842 […]

Cuomo’s 1st Task: Scrutinize Lawmakers’ Member Items

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo revealed last week that his first major area of interest as he settles into his new job will be to take a look at the legislature’s member items, an announcement that surely must have caught the attention of every assemblymember and state senator. Under pressure from reformers, who for many years have harped on […]

Ginza Offers Japanese Fusion

31-31 Steinway St. Astoria 718-278-6656

I n the heart of the S t e i n w a y Street shopping district lies Ginza Japanese Fusion Restaurant. This sleek, modern restaurant boasts a sparkling sushi bar near the entrance, aquamarine walls, soft lighting and pretty tables. The cool, aqua interior evokes a feeling of being under the ocean, and what better place to find the […]

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

City Joins State In Program To Fight Medicaid Fraud

New York City has joined a pilot program to expose Medicaid fraud and abuse that will also attempt to end the drain of funds for the program, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced recently. Bloomberg stated in announcing the city’s action, “Medicaid is projected to cost the city nearly $5 billion in 2007, and this innovative program allows us to play a […]

Medicaid: Stiffer New Rules For Nursing Home Coverage

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the rules and eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? My father has early Alzheimer’s disease and will eventually need full-time care, but my parents have limited savings and no long-term care insurance. Also, if Dad does get Medicaid assistance, how will that affect Mom financially? Planning Ahead Dear Planning: Getting the […]


Cautious Optimism Greets Spitzer's Proposals

In his first address to the state legislature last week, Governor Eliot Spitzer, still riding the crest of an election victory of mandate proportions, continued to lay out his ambitious vision of state government, which he had started to describe earlier in the week after being sworn in as the state’s 54th governor. In the hour-long speech, the new governor […]

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Hails Local Bookstore To The Editor: As I have mentioned in the press, I have been in contact with several companies to bring a large bookstore- such as Borders or Barnes and Noble- to serve the neighborhoods of Astoria. I undertook this project due to dozens of constituent calls asking me for such an establishment. These larger bookstores offer many […]

Op- ed

Mayor: Make 2007 Even Better Than 2006

I think it’s safe to say that 2006 has been a banner year for New Yorkers. We’re living longer, our streets are safer and our economy is thriving. Our city is also more popular than ever before. How do we know? Because millions of tourists came to visit us between Thanksgiving and Christmas alone. And last week, we estimated that […]