2012-04-25 E-Edition

TD Bank Checking Accounts Just Got Easier To Understand



On April 27, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, announced that it is making checking accounts easier to understand by offering simple and transparent disclosure forms with its TD Convenient Choice Checking suite.   “We value consumers’ desire to clearly see and understand the terms and conditions that come with their checking accounts. We continually strive to offer a hassle-free […]

Arcadians Today: Yanni Sianis at 2012 Hermes Expo



The 2012 Hermes Expo International was like a “shot of adrenaline in the arm”. It gave a despondent Greece and Americans of Greek descent a positive uplift in their psyche. We know Greece has problems. What about the rest of Europe, whose economic woes are being kept under wraps? In this melancholy landscape, 2012 Hermes Expo International showed us Olympic […]

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – “Our City, My Story”

Twice-Told Winning Cinematic Tales

     Surely the Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw did not have in mind Anthony Clarke’s students at The Young Women’s Leadership School in Jamaica, Queens when he observed: “Youth is wasted on the young.”      Quite the contrary:  a double baker’s dozen or so freshmen students – under the tutelage of Teaching Artists, Nikyatu Jusu [a Georgia native and New […]

Running For The Cure



SHAREing & CAREing held its second annual Senator George Onorato 5K Run, for adults and children, on April 22, at Aqueduct Race Track in Ozone Park. This special event was held in honor of the senator in order to help raise funds to aid SHAREing & CAREing’s mission to help provide support and bring public awareness about one of the […]

Astoria Medical, Dental And LASIK Center Partners With Zipcar



Astoria Medical, Dental & LASIK Center (AMDLC) and Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world’s leading carsharing network, today announced that Zipcar has become the preferred car service of the medical center with its focus on customer service, eco-friendly cars, and commitment to the New York metro area. The agreement will primarily offer convenience for NY metro patients to reach their […]

Maloney Holds Town Hall On Hellenic-American Issues



Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney hosted a Town Hall meeting on April 21, regarding issues affecting the Hellenic- American community, with a focus on the rebuilding of the historic St. Nicholas Church in Lower Manhattan, the only religious institution to be destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. She was joined at the Town Hall meeting, held at the […]

Office Professionals: Business-Commerce Lifeblood



April 25 is Administrative Professionals Day, the day on which America recognizes and celebrates the work of secretaries, administrative assistants and other office professionals for their growing and diverse contributions to the workplace. According to the federal Department of Commerce Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2011, the latest figures available, across the United States, 21,384,330 people listed themselves as […]

Letters to the Editor



Koch Rebuttal To The Editor: On Monday of this week, I read the newspapers of New York City, as I do every day. In the Daily News was an Op-Ed article by Douglas Schoen, someone I have known since I ran for mayor back in 1977. Overall, the article was his telling the world and Mayor Bloomberg how much Schoen […]

Dismantle Poletti



I love Astoria. It is a great place to live. This Earth Day, we should take a moment to think about how we can improve the environment on the local level. Astoria is plagued with some of the worst air pollution in New York. By almost any measure—asthma, ozone pollution, particulate matter, carbon—we rank near the bottom of the list. […]