2010-01-06 E-Edition

When Is Pill Splitting Safe?



Dear Savvy Senior, Is pill splitting safe? I have several friends who split their prescription pills to save money, and several who don’t because they don’t think it’s safe. What can you tell me? Split Decision Dear Decision: Splitting your pills––literally cutting them in half––is a simple way to save money on your prescription drugs, but be sure you talk […]

Court Square Diner…A Classic



The Court Square Diner in Long Island City is a classic diner with a modern attitude. This classic diner was established in 1946 and has seen its share of history in this ever-changing community. Current owners, Steve and Nick Kanellos, took over in 1991 and recently underwent   extensive renovations to update the diner’s interior and menu, while maintaining the […]

MTA Service Cuts Protested



“Save Our W train!” was the cry from protesters as they greeted subway commuters at the Ditmars Boulevard station in Astoria at about 8 a.m. on January 5. The early morning protest, led by City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria), consisted of some 30 angry citizens and civic leaders of Astoria and Long Island City who are concerned about […]

Bloomberg, Kelly Preside At Graduation For New Officers



Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly on December 28 presided over a graduation ceremony for 250 new police officers at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. The graduates recently completed more than six months of intensive training at the Police Academy in various field assignments. The new officers will be assigned to Operation Impact, the program that […]

Feds Offer Job Training For Day Workers



Day laborers who huddle on street corners waiting for work in three Queens neighborhoods are now eligible to head indoors for job training and a host of social services, thanks to a $1.2 million initiative financed through the federal stimulus program. The new services became available on January 4 for day laborers in Jackson Heights, Woodside and Flushing. Advocates for […]

Borough’s 1st Baby Of 2010 Born At NY Hospital Queens



Thirty-four minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square to mark the start of 2010, baby girl Shirley Chen entered the world at New York Hospital Queens. She was the first baby to be born at the hospital in the new decade. Shirley weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces and is the second child of mother Guiming Ren and father Xiu […]

4 Queens H.S. Seniors Aid Mayor On New Year’s Eve



Four seniors attending Queens high schools were among the 12 students who joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Times Square on New Year’s Eve to push the button for the ceremonial lowering of the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball. All the students chosen attend New York City public high schools, 12 of which ranked among the 100 “Gold Medal” best […]

QSAC Holiday Donations



Quality Services for the Autistic Community (QSAC), with support from the Astoria/Long Island City Kiwanis Club, distributed toys, clothes, games and food to 77 of its neediest families. Major contributors to the drive include Paul Vallone of Vallone & Vallone, LLP, QSAC Board of Directors Second Vice President Paul Halvatzis of Amorelli Realty and Tony Siano of Stutzmann & Sons. […]

TWC Holds ‘Warm Hands, Warm Hearts’ Campaign



Hundreds of Time Warner Cable employees participated in the company’s “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” campaign to benefit Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), a nonprofit dedicated to fighting childhood poverty. Employees at all local offices donated 1,700 new hats, scarves, gloves and socks to K.I.D.S. The organization will distribute these winter items to children in need throughout New York and New […]