2007-02-07 E-Edition

A Rose For Geraldine



Jackson & Perkins Company announced the debut of a commemorative hybrid tea rose in honor of Geraldine A. Ferraro, former Congressmember of the United States, United Nations ambassador, and the first and only woman to be nominated for Vice President by a major party. In tribute to Geraldine A. Ferraro’s inspirational courage and grace, both as a public figure and […]

Calendar of Events



February 7 Community Meetings Associations Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick’s School Hall, 39- 38 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8, Jun. 12, 8 p.m., Forest Hills Community Civic; American Legion Hall, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave. Boards Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., Board 5; Christ the King H.S. Cafeteria, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle […]

Maltese Steps Down As Queens GOP Chair, Replaced By Ragusa



State Senator Serphin Maltese stepped down as Queens County Republican Party chairman last Thursday evening and was succeeded by Philip Ragusa, the organization’s vice chairman. Maltese had nominated Ragusa to succeed him and Ragusa was elected without opposition. Maltese, (R- C, Middle Village), who had held the chairman’s position for 10 years, quit that post, he said, so that he […]

Santa Fe Steakhouse

107-18 70th Road + Forest Hills + 718.459.4040

S anta Fe Steakhouse on 70th Road, otherwise known as Forest Hills’ Restaurant Row, is an ideal place for friends and family to gather for a hearty meal of steaks, ribs, chicken and more. There’s something for everyone and the selections range from drinks and tasty snacks at the bar to full family dinners. Santa Fe Steakhouse attracts a professional […]

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Added STAR Benefits For Seniors In Spitzer's Proposed Budget

Governor Eliot Spitzer didn’t forget seniors in proposing the first budget of his administration. He included a new STAR (School Tax Relief) program, which he said will increase benefits for seniors. The new property tax abatement program, which the governor calls the Middle Class STAR program, would also make permanent the cost of living adjustment for the Senior STAR segment […]

Tax Help: Tips For Seniors



Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me the 2006 limits where seniors don’t have to file a federal tax return? I manage a senior citizens’ center and many of our retirees live on very limited incomes and may not need to bother. Also, can you tell me if Social Security benefits are taxable? I start receiving benefits in a few […]

Editorial

Bus Route Changes Don't Save Money, Put Kids At Risk

The changes in school bus routes that went into effect last week are “a disaster. Assignments were made without regard to highways, bus routes were drawn without regard to one-way streets or streets that had been blocked off.” This comment could have been made by any New York City parent, school administrator or school bus driver last week. It wasn’t. […]

CB 11 Chair Leaves Post

To The Editor:

Approximately five years ago my colleagues elected me chair of Community Board 11. Due to term limits, on March 5, I will serve in that capacity for the last time. When I first got elected, I did not fully comprehend the significance of this position and the impact one could make from it for our community. As time passed, I […]

Times Bldg. Construction

To The Editor:

At the beginning of January, I noticed construction equipment being moved onto the New York Times printing plant property in the College Point Corporate Park. I called up City Councilman Tony Avella’s office and was told that the councilman was unaware of any new construction and would look into it. I then began an online search and although it was […]