April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mount Sinai Ranked No. 3 On DiversityInc Health System List

In recognition of its comprehensive efforts aimed at ensuring a diverse workforce and leadership, the Mount Sinai Health System has been ranked No. 3 on DiversityInc’s Top Hospitals and Health Systems list for 2016. More...

Francis Lewis H.S. Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of JROTC

Cadets of Francis Lewis High School participated in record breaking fun with 300 participants for the 100th anniversary of the JROTC.  More...

Senator Stavisky Kicks Off Re-election Campaign

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, the first woman from Queens County elected to the State Senate, announced her bid for re-election to the District 16 Senate seat today. More...

Violence Against Women: The Faces Behind The Statistics

“What you do not see from the statistics is the face of the actual victim ”, Luz Maria Utrera, founder and chief executive of the Fundacion Luz Maria, Argentina and the Luz Maria Foundation, USA and Global (both www. More...

Investors Bank Gives $5K Grant To Ridgewood LDC

Investors Bank and the Investors Foundation recently gave a $5,000 grant to the Ridgewood Local Development Corporation (RLDC) to support its neighborhood improvement programs. More...

Cops Hunt Gunman In Gang Dispute

Police are searching for a suspect who fired a gun during an April 16 gang dispute in Jackson Heights.Eyewitnesses told police they saw two groups of men engaged in an angry, loud dispute at about 11:30 p.m. More...

28-Years For ‘Possessed’ Killer

A 30-year-old Whitestone man who fled to Virginia after stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death and hiding her body in her car was sentenced last week to 26-years in prison.Luis Zambrano pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter on March 31, in the dea More...

It's In Queens! (April 28 to May 4)

It’s In Queens! (April 28 to May 4) More...

Boro President Katz Appoints 318 New Members To Queens Community Boards

Borough President Melinda Katz announced 318 appointments issued this month to serve two-year terms on their respective Community Boards. More...

Queens Library Board Of Trustees To Meet

The Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library will meet at 6:15 pm, the Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet at 7:00 pm and the Board of Trustees will meet at 7:05 pm on Monday, May 2, 2016 in the Robert T. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Dates & times are subject to change. To More...

Restaurant of the Week

Pizza Classica

Pizza Classica is truly a classic, neighborhood Italian restaurant in the quiet hamlet of Glendale. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

2016 Tax Filing Requirements For Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior,What is the IRS income tax filing requirements going to be for this tax season? Due to health problems I stopped working early last year, so I’m wondering if I need to file. More...

Features

CB 12 Hears Updates On Community Investments

During the April 20 meeting of Community Board 12, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz delivered an update on recent investments in the community, including a $7 million capital allocation from her discretionary funds toward the expansion and inter More...

IS 192 Wins Citywide FIRST LEGO Robotics Competition

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz welcomed members of the I.S. 192 Robotics Team to Borough Hall on April 22 and congratulated them on their victory in the recent citywide FIRST LEGO League robotics competition. More...

Christ The King HS Honored By Bishop DiMarzio

Christ the King Honored by Bishop DiMarzio of the Brooklyn Queens DioceseThe Brooklyn/Queens Diocese’s Bishop DiMarzio honored Christ the King High School at a special ceremony in recognition of its efforts as the leading Catholic high school in the More...

Clinton Slams Sanders In NY Presidential Primary

         Registered Democrats went to the polls on Tuesday, April 19, in the New York State Presidential primary and made it clear that Hillary Clinton was their choice for President. More...

Tenants Informed About Housing Court Process

Tenants were informed about the Housing Court Process as Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s (LDC) Housing Workshop Series continues.Central Astoria LDC and Queens Legal Services co-hosted the latest workshop in the series on April 21 at th More...

Newtown HS Student Wins Meng Art Contest

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced on April 22 that Samiya Fagun, a senior at Newtown High School in Elmhurst has been crowned the winner of the Congresswoman’s fourth annual Congressional district art contest. More...

NY-Presbyterian/Queens Employee Health Initiative At Crystal

National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems in conjunction with New York-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital and the Chinese American Nursing Association (CANA) recently launched a special health initiative for its employees.  On the mornin More...

Off The Beaten Track: The Zoological Museum Of St. Petersburg Russia

The Greeks of the Black Sea Coast have a deep sorrow. Their 2,500 year old civilization was wiped out in 1922 in Modern Turkey. Refugees sought refuge in Russia, Greece and other areas. This is the Western perspective. I went to the Hermitage, in St. More...

Street Marks: Shades Of Things To Come

Residents in neighborhoods throughout Long Island City and Astoria have been questioning the meaning of various colors that are spray painted on local streets and sidewalks.It’s simple, city officials said. More...

Guide To Outdoor Grill Safety

The month of May brings more than spring flowers. With its warm weather, May brings the anticipation of outdoor parties for Moms, Dads, Brides and Grads, prompting Queens families to fire-up the backyard barbeque for some rib-tickling celebrations. More...

Cops Hunt Ditmars GPS Thief

Police are searching for a thief who swiped a GPS system and a dashboard camera from a car parked in a Ditmars driveway.Cops said the suspect was captured on surveillance footage eyeing a white vehicle parked outside a home near Ditmars Boulevard and More...

Cops: Use These Tips To Identify Gang Involvement

Those scratches on the inside of your child’s belt may be more than just wear and tear - they could be a signal that your child is a member of a street gang, law enforcement officials said.Law enforcement officials are offering the following “insider More...

Goldfeder Proposes Aqueduct Restructuring To Include Local Community Voice

A year after American Pharoah's successful Triple Crown run thrilled fans and brought horse racing to new heights across New York State, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is among the first out of the gate to support a new restructuring plan to revitalize t More...

FreshDirect Employees Clean Up The Community For Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, FreshDirect employees spent the afternoon of April 22nd cleaning up the streets of their Long Island City neighborhood. More...

Political Page

Primaries Only The Beginning

This year’s presidential campaign has been frantic, fraught, a big political fray, or some would say, a fracas. Everyone is full of speculation and urgency. More...

Last 15 Contests May Upset Trump Bandwagon

Donald Trump boasts every time he wins a primary race that he’s unbeatable, no one else can get the 1,237 delegates, so why don’t the Republican Party big wigs cave in and declare him the winner right now, before the GOP convention. More...

Editorials

Kalo Pascha!

On Sunday, May 1, Greek and Eastern Orthodox adherents will be celebrating Orthodox Easter, also known as Pascha in Greek. More...

Earth Day: The Web Of Life

This year’s presidential campaign has been frantic, fraught, a big political fray, or some would say, a fracas. Everyone is full of speculation and urgency. More...

Let New Yorkers Keep Their Nickels

Once again, there are reports that the City Council is nearing a deal that would require retail and grocery stores to charge a fee for every plastic or paper bag used by customers. This was a bad idea in 2008 and it is still a bad idea today. More...

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