2010-06-23 E-Edition

181-Year-Old Tavern Set To Re-Open



In New York City, landmarks of great architectural and historic significance often fall victim to the developers’ wrecking ball or slip away over a long passage of time. Sometimes, though, even after notable structures fall, a few historic gems are overlooked by the great surge of development and are thus spared. Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th St., Woodhaven, is among the […]

News Briefs

Online Yanks, Mets Tix Bring Added Fees

A survey by Congressmember Anthony Weiner (D–Queens/Brooklyn) shows that a fan buying Yankees or Mets tickets online incur some of the highest fees in Major League Baseball, and fans in the cheapest seats are hit the hardest. Weiner said a Yankees fan buying a $5 ticket online will also have to pay $9.40 in ticket fees, a 188 percent markup. […]

Despina Siolas Earns M.D., Ph.D. Degrees



Despina Siolas of Bayside was awarded a degree in the Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy Medical Science Training Program (M.D./Ph.D.) program from Stony Brook University Medical Center on May 18. She was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics in May 2008 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The title of her dissertation was “RNA Interference […]

Cops Offer $1G Reward For Illegal Fireworks



The NYPD is raising the ante this year on individuals who deliver, sell, store or set off illegal fireworks. Police officials this week announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone caught possessing or distributing illegal fireworks. Officials also issued a warning to anyone who is planning their own fireworks display—get caught and you […]

Borough-Wide Blotter



104th Precinct Cleaning Lady Sells Stolen Jewelry A 29-year-old Corona woman is facing up to seven years in prison after she swiped thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a Ridgewood home where she was working as a cleaning lady. Gladys Chaico is alleged to have stolen two bracelets, five rings, one charm and a chain valued at $3,000 on […]

CDEC 26 Holds Monthly Meeting



Community District Education Council (CDEC) 26 held its monthly meeting on June 17 at M.S. 67, Louis Pasteur School, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy., in Little Neck.  The agenda included the president’s report, budget review and PTA visits. Community Superintendent Anita Saunders presented her State of the District Report.  Also on the list for discussion was the ban on bake sales in […]

Bayside Historical Society Dines Like It’s 1920



In today’s society, people have developed a sense of what the world looked like 100 years ago thanks to the Internet, old movies, books, and of course, photographs. It is only on a rare occasion that one gets to discover what it actually smelled and tasted like. The Bayside Historical Society located at Fort Totten in Bayside, offered its members […]

New Exhibit Chronicles The History Of Sports In Queens



The history of sports and sporting venues in Queens is now part of a yearlong exhibit at the Queens Historical Society (QHS) in Flushing. “For Love Of The Games”, explores the six major professional sports played in the borough since the early 19th century including baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, boxing and horse racing. On display are rare objects and never […]

Sanitation Department Seeks Garage Space



It’s a common problem: there’s no more room in the garage. The Department of Sanitation garage at the Queens West 1 facility has not kept pace with the enormous growth of the community it serves. “We need a larger garage,” DSNY Queens West Borough Chief Douglas Marsiglia said at the June meeting of the Queens borough cabinet.  “The community would […]