December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops Hunt Ridgewood Bank Bandit

Police this week released a surveillance photo (see photo) of a man wanted for robbing a Ridgewood bank on December 6.Cops said the bandit walked into a Chase Bank branch on Myrtle Avenue near 60th Lane at about 2:30 p.m. More...

Markey Begins New Term In Assembly, Oath Administered By Meng

Assemblymember Margaret Markey hosted a holiday open house at her District Office in Maspeth on December 5 and the festive occasion provided the opportunity for her to take the oath of office for a new term representing the 30th District of Queens.&n More...

Woodhaven’s Holds Christmas Tree And Menorah Lighting

The Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting in Woodhaven.Santa and Mrs. More...

Community Calendar

Pulpit For December 17 to December 24 2014

Astoria Adventist Church:•Saturday, Dec. 20, 4 pm: Christmas Special Musical Program.•Fridays, 7 pm: Small group video seminar, In the Footsteps of Jesus.•Saturdays, 3 pm: Bible Study. 30-89 32nd St., Astoria, 718.932.5390.**** More...

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

La Vigna

You’ll eat like a celebrity and be treated like family at La Vigna Italian Restaurant where Chef Giuseppe Vitale works his magic in the kitchen making everything from scratch, including pasta, bread desserts, and his famous mozzarella. More...

Editorials

Precious Dollars Wasted

A publicly-funded sculpture that we reported on last week, “The Sunbather” is far along in the planning stages. More...

Chanukah Is Here

From now until December 24, people of the Jewish faith will celebrate the holiday, which commemorates and honors many different elements so important to and indicative of Judaism. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Athenian Oath To The Editor: Forget re-training the police at a cost of $29 million taxpayer dollars. More...

School Bus Accident In Woodside

A school bus drove off the road at Woodside Avenue and 59th Street in Woodside at 5 p.m. The accident injured 16 people. NYPD and FDNY are on the scene.  More...

Queens Is Number One Destination In The U.S.

Long overshadowed by its smaller, but better known sibling to the west, Queens is finally emerging from the shadows of Manhattan to take its place as one of New York's most fascinating boroughs. More...

Give A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Are you struggling to find a unique, useful gift for that hard-to-please person on your list?This holiday season consider giving a membership to a “club” that keeps on giving. More...

A Christmas Carol Brings Holiday Joy To Queens Theatre

I must admit I was feeling a bit of a Scrooge when I walked into Queens Theatre on Friday night, December 12, for Titan Theatre Company’s (TTC) production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. As the play began, I felt reticent to let go of my skepticism. More...

It’s In Queens! (December 18 to December 24)

Last week, the well-respected Lonely Planet travel media company selected Queens as the best tourism destination of 2015. The stakes seem a bit higher now. More...

Political Page

Crowley Leads Women’s Effort To Become Firefighters

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley was joined by other councilmembers and other advocates last week on the steps of City Hall, issuing a rallying call to the city’s Fire Department to hire more women firefighters. More...

Crowley Applauds Newly Confirmed U.S. Surgeon General

Congressmember Joe Crowley (DQueens, The Bronx), vice chair of the Democratic Caucus and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, released the statement below following the U.S. More...

Seniors

How Seniors Can Quit Smoking With The Help Of Medicare And Other Tools

Dear Savvy Senior,Can Medicare help me quit smoking? I just turned 65, and would like to quit but need some help. Coughing ConnieDear Connie, More...

Features

QueensWay Awarded Economic Development Grant

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Friends of the QueensWay recently joined local elected officials and economic development leaders in touting the $443,750 award the QueensWay project received through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City Regional More...

108th Precinct Council Holds Annual Holiday Party

On December 13 the 108th Precinct Community Council held its annual Holiday Party at Sunnyside Community Services.  The toys were given out by Santa to the children in the Metro family residence on Queens Boulevard.   More...

Murdered Mom Reward Now $12,000

A reward for information leading to the whereabouts of an ex-con who allegedly murdered a 27-year-old Lefrak City woman and her unborn baby has risen to $12,000, police sources said.Bogopa, USA, parent company of the Food Bazaar Supermarket chain and More...

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