October 1, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Police Of The 114th Precinct Suggest:

1. When leaving your home, even for a short period of time, make sure all doors are locked and all windows are closed and secured. (Burglaries have occurred when homeowners were away for less than 20 minutes.) 2. More...

Warn Of ID Theft Scams By People Offering Voter Reg Help

The Consumer Protection Board urges consumers not to give out their Social Security or other numbers to unsolicited callers

As the last day to register to vote and be eligible to cast a ballot in this year's election approaches, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a report warning of a voter registration scam involving either e-mails or telephone calls that ma More...

DiNapoli To Lead FIAOQ Columbus Day Parade

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens (FIAOQ) will hold their 29th annual Queens Columbus Day parade Saturday, October 11, starting at the Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., Astoria. More...

Astoria Park Gets A Cleanup On Coastal Cleanup Day

The morning air was crisp, but warm patches of sun made Saturday, September 20 another beautiful day in Astoria Park. This park holds its own as a place of unique shore-side charm, but even the prettiest gems can gather some dirt. More...

'Cowboy' Astronaut Rides Rocket In September 1966

Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star- Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

The Pulpit

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'Keep It In Queens' Embraces All Of Borough

"Keep It in Queens" is a theme covering (1) the new Queens Chamber of Commerce Web site, (2) a membership drive the chamber is conducting for the rest of the year and (3) a press conference that was held Monday in a crowded room at the Bulova Corpo More...

Cops Beef Up 30th Ave. Enforcement

Police officials at the 114th Police Precinct last week began a series of stepped up enforcement and crime prevention efforts along 30th Avenue in Astoria. More...

Project Introduces Kids To Justice System

Although major crime dropped substantially in New York City public schools last year, there were still more than 1,000 incidents reported during the 2007-08 school year. More...

SHAREing & CAREing Fights Against Breast Cancer

T he passion that the founders of SHAREing & CAREing: President Anna Kril, Vice President Carol Scarano, Vice President Lucille Hartmann and Treasurer Mary Demakos, share as leaders in surviving breast and ovarian cancers has made this organizatio More...

Western Queens Facing Shortage Of Primary Health Care

Western Queens is among 11 communities in New York City with the most significant shortages of primary health services, according to a report released by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Helen Sears. More...

Broadway Library To Close Briefly For Renovations

The Broadway branch of the Queens Borough Public Library at 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City will be closed for two weeks beginning October 11. The branch will then reopen temporarily in the library's lower level while renovations take place. More...

FDNY Fire Safety Education Programs Available, Free

City fire officials are urging civic and community groups, senior centers and area schools to take advantage of their Fire Safety Education programs, a series of visual how-to discussions on fire prevention and escape techniques. More...

Queens Roots Show In Sofia J's Music

A native of Queens has returned to the borough where she was born and spent the first 15 years of her life, and is filling the air with song. Born in Brooklyn, Sofia J grew up in Middle Village, Glendale and Maspeth, attended P.S. More...

Dr. Joseph Shenker Dies, Was LaG CC Founding President

Dr. Joseph Shenker, founding president of LaGuardia Community College, died September 20 after a brief battle with pulmonary fibrosis at age 68. His career as one of the nation's most gifted educators spanned four decades. More...

Club Brawl, Five Stabbed

A bloody brawl outside a Steinway Street nightclub has neighbors up in arms and police searching for a group of suspects. More...

Vallone Beer Bash A Success

Some 400 people flocked to the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria on Tuesday, September 23 to honor the up-and-coming political career of City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

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