2015-05-06 E-Edition

Koscuiszko Bridge Jumper Rescuers Honored



The 108th Police Precinct Community Council meeting for April was an exceptional occasion.  The chief cadre of Patrol Borough Queens North, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and several others were present to recognize four officers who had performed an extraordinary feat some three weeks earlier.   Precinct Commander Captain John Travaglia called it “an absolute honor” to congratulate them and present […]

TD Bank “Rooted In NYC” Program Honors Urban Environmentalists



TD Bank, “America’s Most Convenient Bank”, has announced the launch of TD Forests: Rooted In NYC, a program that spotlights New Yorkers who are improving their urban environment and their communities. At events throughout New York City, “Rooted In NYC” will give New Yorkers the opportunity to share stories about what a greener NYC means to them. These stories will […]

Americare Leads “Major It” Conference To Inform Home Care Leaders On Industry Trends



Americare, a leading home health service provider led a major IT conference on Wednesday, with over 180 participants from across the country in attendance at the LaGuardia Marriott Conference Center. With one of the most sophisticated and largest IT infrastructure systems in New York State, Americare’s IT team informed participants about new advances in home care technology, including the use […]

Our Bravest



Firehouses throughout New York City opened their doors to the public on May 2, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the FDNY. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the FDNY by visiting Engine 258/Ladder 115 in Long Island City, Engine 259/Ladder 128 in Blissville and Engine 325/Ladder 163 in Woodside. During his tour, Van Bramer thanked […]

150 Years Of Service



The firehouses of New York City opened their doors to the communities they serve in celebration of the agency’s 150th Anniversary. In a rare citywide open house event, guests got an opportunity to see how New York’s Bravest live and work. More than 200 firehouses and EMS stations throughout the five boroughs were opened to the public from 11 am […]

Participatory Budgeting Winning Projects Are Unveiled



Councilmember Costa Constantinides announced on May 5 the results of this year’s participatory budgeting process for his district. This year’s winning District 22 Participatory Budgeting projects are: 1. Public School District-wide Tech Upgrades, $245,000 – 825 votes. Technology upgrades of $35,000 each for: PS 84, PS 122, PS 234, IS 235, PS 17, PS 2, IS 141. 2. Dog Run […]

Astoria Restoration Association Offers Help With SCRIE



Seniors or people on Disability who live in rent stabilized or rent controlled apartments can stop their rent from increasing by applying for the SCRIE or DRIE program. The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program (SCRIE) and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption Program (DRIE) will stop future rent increases and give your landlord a corresponding tax credit against their real […]

Crowley Bill Addresses Doctor Shor tage



Legislation that addresses the looming doctor shortage by expanding the current cap on the number of Medicare-supported training slots for doctors has been re-introduced by Congressman Joseph Crowley. The legislation will help teaching hospitals meet the growing needs for more physicians, including demands facing the nation’s Veterans Affairs hospitals and medical centers, said Crowley, the Vice Chair of the Democratic […]

Bravest & Finest Find Common Ground At SJU Law



Most New Yorkers can tell you a thing or two about the long-time rivalry between New York City’s Police and Fire Departments. Each year, across a range of competitions, the NYPD and FDNY go head to head – for charity and bragging rights – in a “Battle of the Badges.” Despite what goes on outside its four walls, inside St. […]