2011-04-06 E-Edition

Young Queens Residents Learn Boating Safety



With Spring now here and Summer on the horizon, residents along Queens’ shores will be getting ready for several months of boat related activities. In order to help prepare boat owners and enthusiasts for the boating season, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 1SR, Division 12, Flotilla 12-01 is conducting classes to help educate young and old about the necessary safety […]

Triangle Fire Remembered 100 Years Later



The centennial celebration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the largest disaster in New York City history until the September 11 terrorist attacks, was observed on March 25 with numerous events across the five boroughs. At Christ the King H.S. in Middle Village, a ceremony was held in remembrance of the 146 garment workers, mostly women, who perished on that […]

Saving Our Classrooms: The Time To Invest In Our Children Is Now



As a concerned mother of two, I have watched how Mayor Michael Bloomberg has led our school system, and after over eight years of having the control he wanted, our education system is not in the condition he had so many in this city believe it would be. But it is not fair to blame our great teachers for all the […]

Quinn, Councilmembers, Officials Unveil Web Site To Combat Bedbugs



On March 29, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Councilmember Gale Brewer (D-Manhattan), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Deputy Commissioner Daniel Kass and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Deputy Commissioner Vito Mustaciuolo unveiled a new Web-based bedbug tool which will provide New Yorkers with accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on how to prevent, recognize and treat bedbug infestations. […]

St. John’s Prep Women’s Basketball Scores Victory



The St. John’s Prep Varsity women’s basketball team, coached by Ed Flood, captured the New York City “B” Championship on March 11, with a 52 to 27 victory over Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) of White Plains.  The outstanding effort by St. John’s Prep was led by Lashonda Hathorne’s 23 points and Caroline Souza’s nine points. With the victory […]

Vallone Attends Career Day



On March 23, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. came to I.S. 10 in Astoria for a career day visit. He spoke about his career in public service, key pieces of legislation he has passed and issues facing the city, including the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge. Much like the members of civic groups Vallone has visited throughout Queens, the eighth […]

Peralta, Ban ‘Nasty’ Business Cards



Parents of youngsters in Corona and Jackson Heights last week rallied behind state Senator Jose Peralta in support of his measure that would make it illegal to hand out business cards for prostitutes who make house calls. Speaking at a press conference at P.S. 19 in Corona, Peralta defended his bill that would mandate a $1,000 fine and up to […]

Astoria Has New Members On CB1



Community Board 1 officials welcomed four new members at a monthly meeting on April 5. CB1 officials and members welcomed Astoria residents Antonella D’Saverio, John Katsonis, Ben Wood and Dean Seratovic to the board that covers neighborhoods including Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and East Elmhurst. —Liz Goff

“General Hospital” Band Is Heading For LIC



The male heartthrobs of ABC’s General Hospital are coming to Western Queens. Daytime television actors Scott Reeves, Brandon Barash, Bradford Anderson and Steve Burton will bring their new cover band, Port Chuck, to Studio Square on April 15 for the start of their new 2011 tour. The event will feature a cocktail party and acoustic performances. “We enjoy playing everything […]