September 23, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Chamber's Health Town Hall Finds More Questions Than Answers

On September 16, the day when the first of the proposed healthcare legislative bills was introduced in the United States Senate, the Queens Chamber of Commerce held a meeting to address what it termed the healthcare emergency. More...

PEP Approves Millions In Contracts

The Panel for Educational Policy approved hundreds of millions of dollars in Department of Education contracts, including a few controversial ones, at its September 14 meeting, the first since the new school governance bill was signed into law in A More...

Verizon Expands Wireless 3G Network

Surfing the Mobile Web on the Verizon Wireless high-speed 3G network is now easier and faster for Queens residents and visitors, thanks to the activation of new cell sites in Bayside and Elmhurst. More...

SASF Operates Free After School Programs

The Woodside-based Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF), a leading provider of after school and summer programming for New York City public school students, will operate high-quality sports, arts and academic after-school programs in about 70 More...

Board 1 Reluctantly Approves Cabaret License

Along with applications for enclosed and unenclosed sidewalk cafes and variances for a parking lot and side yard, Community Board 1 received one for a cabaret. Cabaret licenses are required by the city to allow dancing. More...

QHC Open House Joins Health Care Consumers, Providers

The Queens Health Coalition (QHC) recently hosted an Open House, inviting health care providers to meet with the communities they serve throughout Queens. More...

Parker Jewish Institute Celebrates Grandparents Day

In recognition of the national celebration of Grandparents' Day on Sunday, September 13, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park hosted a day of family fun that included live music, stilt walkers, magicians, a pe More...

Tuesday's Runoff: Liu vs. Yassky, Green vs. de Blasio

City Councilmembers John Liu and David Yassky, who will face each other in a runoff election next Tuesday to determine who will be the Democratic Party candidate for city comptroller traded new endorsements following last Tuesday's primary. More...

Opening Arguments Heard In Monserrate Assault Trial

Queens Supreme Court Justice William Erlbaum heard opening arguments on September 20 in the assault case against State Senator Hiram Monserrate. More...

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Riis Settlement House Plans Fall Benefit

The Jacob A Riis Settlement House will hold its Fall 2009 benefit, From Denmark to New York, on Thursday, October 8 at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave., Manhattan, at 7 p.m. More...

Church Of Saint Nicholas Holds 38th Greek Festival

The Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd., Flushing (718-357-4200), will hold their annual Greek Festival Thursday October 8 through Sunday October 11, 2009. More...

'Forgotten Trees' Scheduled For Pruning

The city is promising to prune trees on several Long Island City blocks that were overlooked when crews tended to trees throughout Community Board 1 last summer. More...

Split Vote Defeats Iannece And Vallone; Surprises In Primary Voting

Under ordinary circumstances, Paul Vallone and Jerry Iannece would be likely to succeed in their first attempts to win public office. More...

Gloria D'Amico Fun Run/Walk Celebrates Health And Family

The sixth annual Hon. Gloria D'Amico Fun Run/Walk was held Sunday, September 20, at Astoria Park on a sparkling clear, end-of-summer morning. More...

Bryant Junior Receives Applebee's Local Hero Award

Astoria resident Rachel Guzy was presented with the Applebee's "Local Hero" award at the Astoria Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 38-01 35th Ave., Long Island City on September 16. More...

North Shore-LIJ, Regal Heights Are Clinical Affiliates

To better serve the healthcare needs of the diverse population of seniors in Queens, the North Shore-LIJ Health System on September 17 announced the signing of a clinical affiliation agreement with Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Cente More...

Alma Bank Holds Grand Opening For 2nd Astoria Branch

Alma Bank, a full service community financial institution offering attractive rates and catering to the needs of consumers, small and midsize businesses and large enterprises, held a grand opening for its fourth branch, its second in Astoria, last More...

Caiafa To Receive Queens Chamber Business Award

Gene Caiafa Sr., DDS, owner of Park Dental Care, will receive the Queens Chamber of Commerce annual Business Person of the Year award in the Medium Business Category at the chamber's Business Person of the Year Dinner on Thursday, September 24 at T More...

Republican Challengers Ready To Take On Dems

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may not know it, but he's topping a Republican ballot line in the November elections that has challengers from the top of the ticket on down to races for Queens borough president and six city council seats. More...

Vallone Jr. Gets M60 Bus Shelter Installed In Astoria

A new M60 bus shelter and sign was installed at Columbus Square, 31st Street and Hoyt Avenue South in Astoria with the help of Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. The M60 bus is well used by many people going to LaGuardia Airport. More...

Dr. Abe Lucks, Practiced In South Ozone Park For 70 Years

Dr. Abe H. Lucks, a devoted physician who practiced pharmacy and medicine at the same address in South Ozone Park for 70 years, and was recognized by "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" for this achievement, died peacefully on September 19 at age 98. More...

Countdown In Astoria

A new way to make it safely across streets throughout the Big Apple has arrived in Astoria. Pedestrians are taking note of the new "Walk" and "Don't Walk" signs recently installed at the intersection of Steinway Street and several avenues. More...

Padavan Visits Queens County Fair

State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined a record-breaking crowd at the 27th annual Queens County Fair at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park during the weekend of September 19 and 20. More...

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