2007-03-28 E-Edition

Vests For Aux Cops

Vests For Aux Cops Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced yesterday that all Auxiliary Police Officers in the New York City Police Department will be issued state-of-the-art bullet resistant vests. The vests, recently redesigned by the Police Department and manufactured by Second Chance Armor Inc., are the same as those now issued to police officers. […]

Calendar of Events

Calendar Compiled By Susan Cleary Community Meetings Associations Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick’s School hall, 39-28 29th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. Boards Apr. 3, May 1, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; Flanders Field VFW Post 150, 51-11 108th St., Corona; 718.760.3141. Apr. 9, 7 p.m., sharp, Board 7; Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St., Flushing; 718.359.2800. […]


33-02 35th Avenue Astoria + 718-472-1146 145-16 14th Avenue Whitestone + 718-357-6747 Napoli Pizza & Pasta Offers Diners The Real Thing

33-02 35th Avenue Astoria + 718-472-1146 145-16 14th Avenue Whitestone + 718-357-6747 Napoli Pizza & Pasta Offers Diners The Real Thing N apoli Pizza & Pasta is as real as it gets, and for the past 10 years, those in the know have been coming to enjoy the crispest, tastiest pizza and simple pasta dishes for much less than a […]

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

River View Gardens: Hard Work Made Dream Come True

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney paid a visit recently to a building which has a special place in her heart- River View Gardens, an 80- unit senior housing facility, part of the Queens West development in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. Maloney (D- Queens/Manhattan) was accompanied by Linda Hoffman, president of the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (NYFSC) […]

Rally Brings Together Senior Mugging Victims

Senator Serphin R. Maltese (Queens) and Peter Cardella, founder of the Peter Cardella Senior Center in Ridgewood, Queens, hosted a rally for seniors to help empower them and keep them safe in our communities. The rally brought together the two courageous women, 101-year-old Rose Morat and 85-year-old Solange Elizee, who were both recently mugged in Queens. They were presented with […]

Life Settlements

Dear Savvy Senior, I have a life insurance policy that I’ve been thinking about dropping because I don’t really need it any longer. My neighbor was telling me I could sell it to a life settlement company for a nice profit. What can you tell me about life settlements? Interested In Selling Dear Interested: If you think you no longer […]

Flushing Remonstrance Gave Us Religious Freedom

On Dec. 27, 1657, 30 English settlers in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam in a letter told Peter Stuyvesant, the colony’s governor, that they could not in conscience “lay violent hands” on members of the religious sect known as the Quakers. Although Stuyvesant under the “patroon” policy of the colony’s establishing body, the Dutch West India Company, had extensive […]

We Think So, Too!!

To The Editor: Because of all the pedestrian traffic fatalities that occur there, Queens Boulevard has become known as the “Boulevard of Death”. But I have a different name for it. Every day I take a morning walk on Queens Boulevard, from 71st Avenue in Forest Hills to the Long Island Expressway in Rego Park and back. During my perambulations, […]

Where’s The $

To The Editor: A few years back, I read an article in a paper about money that was allocated for repairs on the section of 49th Street & Astoria Boulevard, an incline that has been very bad on traffic. Also, in the same article money was also allocated to build a roller hockey rink in one of the parks between […]