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A Queens civic activist and his colleagues have succeeded in their efforts to preserve a historical mural on a soon to be demolished campus building at the New York City College of Technology.
“That’s very, very good news,” said the activist, longtime City Tech professor and Juniper Park Civic Association President Robert Holden. “We were able to gain a victory by saving a valuable piece of artwork in the mosaic.”
Gia Allemand, a model and former contestant on the television show “The Bachelor” who grew up in Howard Beach, died Wednesday at a New Orleans hospital in an apparent suicide, published reports said.
Her family released a statement Wednesday that read: “On behalf of the family, we kindly ask for privacy at this time.”
Last week, Robert La Rosa naively wrote that the answer to our energy needs is solar energy (“The solar solution,” Letters). He asserted that the major oil companies pay billions of dollarsto lobbyists to stop the advancement in alternative energy.La Rosa’s letters are always one sided and provide as much information as a three-minute segment on MSNBC. Both Republicans and Democrats receive millions in campaign donations.
Hereis a list offailed solar energy/green energycompaniesthat received U.S. tax dollars.Most of these companies have already filed for bankruptcy and the rest of them are failing miserably. Evergreen Solar ($25 million), Spectra Watt ($500,000), Solyndra ($535 million), Beacon Power ($43 million), N
evada Geothermal ($98.5 million), SunPower ($1.2 billion), First Solar ($1.46 billion), Babcock and Brown ($178 million), EnirDel’s ($118.5 million), Amonix ($5.9 million), Fisker Automotive ($529 million), Abound Solar ($400 million), A123 Systems ($279 million), W & K Solar Group ($700,981 thousand), Johnson Controls ($299 million), Brightsource ($1.6 billion), Ecotality ($126.2 million), Raser Technologies ($33 million), Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million), Mountain Plaza ($2 million), Olsen’s Mills ($10 million), Range Fuels ($80 million), Thompson River Power ($6.5 million), Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million), Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million), Green Voltz ($500,000), Vestas ($50 million), LG Chem’s ($151 million), Nordic Windpower ($16 million), Navistar ($39 million), Satcon ($3 million), Konarka Tech ($20 million).
All these companies were given U.S. tax dollars the way aventure capitalistfirm would invest in a company. The difference is a venture capitalfirm uses private money and does its “due diligence” to determine whether or not the investment is worth it. These companies didn’t raise money privately. Your government, headed by your president, Barack Obama, took it upon itself to pick winners and losers with your money, and they failed miserably.
La Rosa should consider educating himself. Our government, on both sides of the aisle,is failing us miserably while we preoccupy ourselves with the Kardashians and “American Idol.” The Democratic Party is now the Progressive Party (Socialist/Marxist). The Republican Party of today is like the Democratic Party of 50 years past. If our country has any chance of remaining a republic, the readers of this paper better start paying attention and vote for constitutionally conservative candidates, whether they have a D next to their names or an R. Wake up, people!
It took about 15 hours for the first fallout from the Nets’ disappointing Game 7 loss to the undermanned Chicago Bulls in the first round of the NBA playoffs to be felt. Nets general manager Billy King announced that interim head coach PJ Carlesimo would not be offered a contract.
Given the way the Nets choked away a 14-point lead with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter, combined with their putrid performance in the decisive Game 7 — trailing by 17 points at the half before making a too little, too late run — it was inevitable that Carlesimo would get his walking papers.
“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dorsky.org.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three individuals wanted in connection with hotel robberies in the 103rd, 106th and 113th precincts between Dec. 29 and April 5.
Police say the first took place at about 1:10 p.m. at the Quality Inn on 94th Avenue in Jamaica. The second took place at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Howard Johnson hotel on Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men wanted for robbing three hotels. In all three incidents the suspects displayed a handgun, demanded money and fled in a silver Audi.
The duo first struck at the Quality Inn at 138-68 94 Ave. in Jamaica on Dec. 29 at 1:10 p.m. In addition to cash, the assailants took an iPad.
The Rev. Charles Norris of Jamaica gave an understated assessment of the testimony offered as the city’s Districting Commission returned to Queens on Monday night.
“It seems everyone here has the same problem,” he observed dryly.
New Year’s Day marked the 150th anniversary of the enactment of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in the rebelling Confederate states during the Civil War, and marked a pivotal turning point in the history of the nation. The fact is not lost on African-American leaders here in Queens.
“He was a man of incredible courage to even propose something like that,” said Elmer Blackburne, a Democratic district leader for the 29th Assembly District. “He is a hero.”
Piano music filled the sanctuary last Saturday during a Toys for Tots charity event, held at All Soul’s Chapel on the St. Michael’s Cemetery grounds in East Elmhurst.
“Whatever fits the mood of the room,” said Hank Johnson, a jazz pianist from Brooklyn, after his performance.
The Howard Johnson’s at Northern Boulevard and 165th Street in Flushing in 1939, top, and the building today, housing three businesses.
Howard Deering Johnson started his business in Quincy, Mass. in 1925. Success was found in the ice cream he served, which contained extra butterfat and was offered in 28 different flavors.
Due to the hard economic times of the 1930s, Johnson did not have the funds to open more of his own restaurants, so he started franchising. Architect Joseph G. Morgan perfected his distinctive Georgian-style buildings with their orange roofs with a calming white and blue-green exterior. And HoJo introduced the trademark mascots Simon and the Pieman.
The first time Hicks struck, he allegedly robbed a man, 27, sitting inside a Pepsi delivery truck in front of the J&C Grocery store at 110-02 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica on July 3 at 2:50 p.m. He then fled in a two-door Honda Accord.
The next victim, a 26-year-old woman, was working inside the Howard Johnson Inn at 153-95 Rockaway Blvd., in Rochdale Village on July 9 when the suspect allegedly approached the counter, at around 10:15 p.m. demanded money and fled on foot.
The police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Darren Hicks, 28, a robbery suspect who allegedly struck nearly a dozen times in one month.