July 8, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Seven Ackerman Nominees Named To Service Academies

Congressmember Gary Ackerman (DBayside/ Long Island) announced last week that seven high school students from Queens who he recently nominated to attend the United States Service Academies have received appointments to the prestigious institutions. More...

The Sky's the Limit For A Birthday Gift

Did you ever say in passing something that returned to haunt you? I had mentioned that, like members of my family who had skydived, that it would be something that I would try. Insanity has the means to bite you when others take you seriously! More...

American Airlines Enhances Inflight Dining Experience

The effort that began a few months ago to fine tune the First and Business Class dining experience on American Airlines recently reached completion with the addition of new styles of china, cutlery and wine glasses. More...

Free Taste Of Blue Bunny's Frozen Yogurt Sandwich

New Yorkers can get a free sample of Blue Bunny's new Sedona Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches in one of two flavors; Double Chocolate, featuring creamy chocolate lowfat frozen yogurt with thick swirls of fudge, or Double Strawberry, More...

Crime Continues To Nosedive In 114th Precinct

The news is good for residents in the 114th Precinct, where major crimes plummeted an overall 11 percent since this time last year. More...

State Senate Inaction Causes Mayor To Freeze Hiring Of Cops, Firefighters

Faced with the loss of many millions of dollars in the 2010 budget because the state senate did not vote to approve the funds, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced an immediate freeze in hiring new cops, firefighters and emergency service personne More...

Cops Hunt Two Queens Hit-Run Drivers

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to track down two hit-run drivers who last week mowed down two men and left them dying on the street. More...

Feds Restore'Dirty Bomb' Funds

Police sources last week said that thanks to $10 million in federal funding restored under the "Securing The Cities" initiative, the NYPD is developing plans to install a ring of sensors around the Big Apple to alert law enforcement to the presence More...

With One Exception, Crime Declines In 108th Precinct

The 108th Police Precinct Community Council's June meeting at Sunnyside Community Services was brief but substantial. More...

Rezoning Lacks Appeal For Some Area Residents

Proposed zoning changes for Astoria (Broadway to 20th Avenue, Vernon Boulevard to Steinway Street) were given their widest exposure yet at an informational meeting held by Community Board 1 last week. More...

Serao Honored At Pride Month Ceremonies

On Tuesday, June 30, Borough President Helen Marshall celebrated Pride Month at Borough Hall, honoring Miguel Castro, Jusquitfabio Flores, Michael Mallon, Ivonne Maxwell, Selma and Mark Mones, Fran Rolan, Andrew Ronan, Melissa Sklarz and Heritage o More...

Queens Summer Streets Summer Walks

August 9, 16, 23, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Astoria Park Alliance, Astoria Water Walk, Shore Boulevard between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard. More...

Gary U.S. Bonds Returns To Astoria Park July 9

Round up your friends on Thursday, July 9 and bring a blanket to the lawn at Astoria Park on Shore Boulevard and 19th Avenue between the Hell Gate Bridge and the Astoria Pool to hear Gary U.S. Bonds make it official—"School Is Out! More...

The Pulpit

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Gianaris Extends Proposal For Governor To End Senate Stalemate

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris and members of two government watchdog groups have advanced a plan to have Governor David Paterson appoint a lieutenant governor, who would then assume the constitutional role of state senate president, with inherent More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

110th Precinct Baseball Brawl Cops arrested two baseball fans after they pummeled a third man during a brawl outside Citi Field on June 28. More...

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