(NAPSI)—Settling into a new place can be an exciting time. You’re unpacking, meeting new neighbors, getting the “lay of the land” and making decisions about how to furnish and decorate your home. At the same time, you’re assuming many new financial responsibilities, such as mortgage payments and maintenance costs. That’s one reason it’s important to protect yourself and your family by making sure you have a sound financial foundation.
Residents in the Beach 41st Street Houses in the Rockaways have for years been told to be patient and wait for the installation of security cameras. Last Friday, the wait was over.
Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) said that while previous attempts to get the security cameras put in would be stalled for years, the Beach 41st system is an encouraging sign, coming as it does on the heels of recent installations in the Hammels and Ocean Bay developments.
A nearly $1 million state grant to St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside is allowing healthcare workers to reach out to homebound patients to prevent costly hospitalizations.
Although the grant was received last August, the hospital waited until all the details were worked out before officially announcing the project last week.
The Shannon Gaels Gaelic Athletic Association Club will officially be getting a home of its own in College Point this spring with the construction of a $1.7 million training field in Frank Golden Park.
Community Board 7 voted unanimously last week to approve the plan that will be carried out in three phases. Phase 1 will cost $1.7 million to construct a training field and will be paid for by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
(BPT) - Whether you’re motivated by a workplace initiative, a personal goal or the opportunity to teach your children lifelong positive habits, now is a great time to become more environmentally friendly. Earth Day is April 22, but there’s still plenty of time to develop eco-friendly habits before the big day arrives.
(BPT) - The average American spends an hour a day in the kitchen preparing food and cleaning up afterward, according to the American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Add in the time it takes to put groceries away, load and unload dishwashers, organize cabinets and pantries or just hang out, and you spend a whole lot of time in your kitchen.
Tired of congestion and noise from trucks on his street, a Jamaica resident hopes making some noise of his own will keep drivers adhering to nearby city truck routes.
And Joe Moretti of 170th Street said this week that calls to 311 and the 103rd Precinct appear to have helped for at least the short term.
(BPT) - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – especially for small businesses grappling with the high costs of worker absenteeism. Employee time lost to health issues costs American businesses $84 billion a year. For U.S. businesses, helping workers stay healthy costs far less than the financial impact of having them miss work for illness or injury.
(Family Features) As winter temperatures drop, the potential for higher utility bills goes up. Taking steps ahead of the cold season can help you trim costs and make your home more energy efficient, keeping those utility bills in check even as the winter weather rages.
(BPT) - The face of the average college student is changing, with more working adults heading back to school to complete degrees and enhance their careers. Being an adult learner means bringing life experience to the table, but it also means juggling more responsibilities alongside coursework – including working, managing a home and family commitments. That’s why there are five essential elements that every adult learner should have in their arsenal of tools to support educational success.
On Jan. 1, 2014 the city’s Build it Back program had started zero renovations on Sandy-ravaged houses and sent out zero reimbursement checks.
More than a year later, construction has started on more than 331 homes across Queens, and finished 99, and borough residents have received more than $15.2 million in reimbursements for work they completed on their own house, according to Build it Back officials.
The Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association honored an area merchant last week for bringing back holiday lights to the business community.
Joseph Bacarella, of Palazzo Home Center, is credited with taking the initiative and bringing the holiday lights back to the village of Whitestone. They had been missing for several years.
(NAPSI)—As parents, we understand the important role that math plays in our children’s education and the impact it has on their lives and our own. Despite this, we don’t always recognize the opportunities we have each day to encourage our children’s interest in and knowledge of math.
(Family Features) As shoppers grab their wallets and purses to purchase goods and products for their families and homes, many will opt for local businesses and mom and pop establishments instead of their big-box competitors.
(Family Features) With so many styles of kitchens and cabinets, it can sometimes be hard to decide on a favorite. You may see kitchens in each style and agree that they are all beautiful in their own way. But which is the style you would choose for your own home?
(BPT) - The start of a new year is the perfect time for making goals to improve your health and well-being. But too often, people make grand resolutions that are too lofty to accomplish. In fact, about half of men and women say they have made New Year’s resolutions they could not keep, according to an ORC International poll from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.
The Central Queens neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and Briarwood are mostly made up of quiet, residential streets that, when you look around, can make you forget about the hustle and bustle of city life.
But that doesn’t mean news was sparse there in 2014.
2014 began with tragedies in Western Queens. From the death of a 7-year-old to the discovery of Avonte Oquendo’s remains, it was a difficult winter. But not all of 2014 was bad. Many traffic-calming measures were installed throughout the borough to make Queens streets safer and a huge chunk of affordable housing was set aside in the Astoria Cove project. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past 12 months.
Many South Queens residents rang in 2014 with a lot of questions still on their mind. When would the city begin restoring homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy? When would the city address flooding issues in Lindenwood? Would Mary Ann Carey give in to pressure and resign as the district manager of Community Board 9?
Some of those questions, and others, were answered throughout the past 12 months, but still even more questions have been raised or have yet to be answered.