2010-06-16 E-Edition

Oil Spill Protest Fills Athens Square Park

Dozens of local residents gathered at Athens Square Park June 8 to protest BP officials’ handling of the massive Gulf Coast oil spill and subsequent cleanup. Protesters plastered signs throughout the park, including one attached to a statue of Socrates that read, “Blood Is Thicker Than Oil!” Organizers said they are outraged by BP’s apparent inefficiency in halting the massive […]

American Offers Bonus Miles On Zurich, Manchester Flights

American Airlines AAdvantage® members can earn bonus miles on select fares when flying nonstop routes between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Zurich Airport (ZRH) or Manchester Airport (MAN). For both offers, AAdvantage members flying on Business Class fares between these destinations will earn triple miles. The offer also awards double miles for passengers traveling on select […]

Borough-Wide Blotter

110th Precinct ‘Trashed’ Cop Busted At Citi Field Queens police called a strike on a fellow officer at Citi Field on June 8 after the apparently drunk, off-duty cop angered Mets fans who said he was ruining the game for them. Police said fans alerted security after Officer Anthony Rodriguez, 26, became loud, abusive and boisterous at about 10:30 p.m. […]

Parker Jewish Institute Hosts Senior Olympics June 17

The elderly residents and patients at the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation challenge you to compete with them in one of the events at the “Senior Olympics” on Thursday, June 17 at 2 p.m., 276-11 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. From the parade of Olympiads and the lighting of the Olympic torch, to the games, including bowling, basketball […]

Pan Arcadian Federation of America celebrated its 23rd Annual Spring Festival

The Pan Arcadian Federation of America celebrated its 23rd Annual Spring Festival of the Geros Tou Morea chapter. The urban festival was held overlooking the Queensboro Bridge and attracted members from New Jersey, Chicago and Illinois who met at the clubhouse of the New York chapter at 27-02 39th Ave. in Long Island City in May. Lambs were barbecued and […]

Cephalonia’s Beloved St. Gerasimos Is Celebrated

 “There is no Cephalonia without St. Gerasimos and no St. Gerasimos without Cephalonia,” Nikos Alissandratos president of the “Kefalos” Society said at the April 11 celebration commemorating the five hundred and one year anniversary of the birth of St. Gerasimos. Four hundred persons attended at Terrace on the Park. “Odysseus” Cephalonian and Diakon Federation, Cephalonian Brotherhood “Aenos” of Montreal, “Kefalos” […]

Local Charter School Faces Move Or Close Dilemma

Attendees at the June Community Board 1 cabinet meeting at Kaufman Astoria Studios were surprised to hear that a local charter school is facing a residency situation that could lead to its dissolution. Mark Cursante, a representative of Our World Charter School at 35th Avenue and 37th Street, said it looks as though the school, which has been on its […]

Last Hellenic Society Event Held At SJU

Dancing, gymnastics, culture, public and community leaders, awards and Greek cuisine are what make the Hellenic Society of St. John’s University a unique experience in 2010 United States collegiate life. The Society’s final cultural event  at St. John’s University was held in the elegant ballroom of the university’s D’Angelo Center on Thursday evening, April 8. More than 100 persons attended. […]

Hail 100th Father’s Day In America

This coming Sunday, June 20 is the 100th anniversary of the establishing of Father’s Day in the United States of America. Sonora Smart Dodd, the daughter of a Civil War veteran whose wife died in childbirth, leaving him to raise six children single handedly, honored her parent on June 19, 1910, when at her urging the first Father’s Day celebration […]