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Breaking Ground At Forest Park Playground Upgrades

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski (fourth from r.) and other guests during the July 13 groundbreaking on $1.45 million in upgrades to the Joseph DeVoy Playground in Forest Park. More...

Off the Beaten Track: Trojan Treasures In Moscow

Where are the “Treasures of Troy?” They are not in ancient Troy, modern Tevfikiye, in the Çanakkale Province of Turkey. Nor are they in the Pergamon Museum of Berlin, Germany, where Heinrich Schliemann deposited his extraordinary discovery. More...

Hunt Astoria, LIC Wallet Thief

Police are searching for a man who swiped wallets from two people in Long Island City and Astoria.Cops said the suspect first struck at Uni Mas Swim Wear at 40-20 22nd Street at about 10:30 on May 31st, when he stole a 62-year-old woman’s wallet from More...

Avonte’s Law Clears Senate Hurdle

The Senate last week passed a bill named in memory of tragic teen Avonte Oquendo, that would provide millions of dollars in funding for tracking devices and programs that would help police and family members find the autistic when they go missing.Sen More...

Homeless Man Busted In Subway Shove

Police arrested a 44-year-old homeless man last week, who allegedly shoved a 69-year-old man down the steps of a Long Island City subway station.Prosecutors said Eqwuatu Amalu, 69, was walking toward the platform at the eastbound 36th Street W/R subw More...

Fromer NHL All Star Partners With Northwell Health To Promote Alzheimer's Education

Ron Duguay, a former New York Ranger and current Emmy Award-winning analyst for the MSG Network, is partnering with Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) to promote Alzheimer’s education and awareness following his father’s death More...

It's In Queens! (July 21 to July 27)

No need to choose between the elements and air conditioning this week, as Queens hosts all kinds of outdoor and indoor fun, such as dance, film, music, poetry, tours, painting, and planting. Here’s the rundown. More...

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Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Seniors

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The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there’s a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. What can you tell me about this? More...

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How To Avoid Medicare Mistakes When You’re Still Working

Dear Savvy Senior, Should I enroll in Medicare at age 65 if I’m still working and have coverage through my employer? Almost 65 Dear Almost, The rules for enrolling in Medicare can be very confusing with all the different choices a More...

Star Journal

Movies Provide Distraction From World War II

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal Welcome to July 1940! More...

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Rhythmic Gymnastics, An Elegant All-Girls Olympic Sport

Rhythmic Gymnastics is an elegant and beautiful all-girls Olympic Sport.Rhythmic gymnastics combines ballet and creative movements to music, while working with ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes and clubs in choreographed dance-and-tumble routines. More...

Katz Endorses Stacy Pheffer Amato For Assembly

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz added her name on July 18 to the growing list of supporters backing Stacey Pheffer Amato for State Assembly. More...

Charge Witness Tampering In Astoria Murder

A Queens grand jury last week indicted two cousins for conspiring to tamper with a witness in a pending murder trial. More...

Cops Offer Common Sense Crime Prevention Tips

Police officials are urging borough residents and business owners to stay alert – and use common sense to stop criminals before they strike.“Don’t become a target for thieves and other criminals,” police officials said. More...

Passenger Critical In GCP Flip Crash

An unlicensed driver crashed his BMW into a Nissan Maxima on the Grand Central Parkway (GCP) on July 16, leaving his passenger in critical condition and landing himself behind bars, police said.Cops said the BMW driver, in his 20s, was headed west on More...

Small Hotel For Dutch Kills

The owners of a property at 38-23 28th Street in Dutch Kills filed plans last week for a five-story hotel at the site, between 38th and 39t Avenues.The building would replace a small, two-story wood frame house with a garage, located within walking d More...

NYPD Continues Summer Driving Crackdown

Police from the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and local precincts hit the street recently in the kickoff of an NYPD crackdown on drunk driving.The offensive dubbed, “Operation Cold Sober,” targets motorists who get behind the wheel after a night out at More...

QEDC Hosts Graduation Ceremony For First Prime Skills Entrepreneur Course

With exultant speeches by all 12 graduates, the Queens Economic Development Corporation celebrated the first ever completion ceremony of its new Prime Skills Entrepreneurship Program class at the Thomas White Jr. More...

Landmark 'Hits The Spot'

On July 14, the New York City Council voted 43-0 to officially landmark the neon Pepsi-Cola sign on the Long Island City waterfront. The sign, with its iconic swirling font, has stood in Long Island City for over 90 years. More...

Political Page

Trump Survives, Will Accept GOP Presidential Nomination

Donald Trump, the billionaire skyscraper builder who has had many memorable moments in his success-filled building career, will put them all behind him tomorrow (Thursday) when he is scheduled to deliver the most important speech by far of his lifeti More...

Maloney On Ambush Of Baton Rouge Police Officers

Following Sunday’s attack that left three police officers dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement, calling for unity: More...

Editorials

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We always try our best to be professional and respectful, and when we attempt humor, we try not to go over the edge – unlike some of the dailies. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Features

Facelift For Noonan Park

On July 12, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Community Board 2, and children from the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation at IS 125, cut the ribbon on new basketball and handball courts a More...

Vallone Unveils ‘Vincent Cangelosi Way’ In Whitestone

Councilman Paul A. Vallone hosted a street co-naming ceremony on Tuesday, July 12, in honor of Vincent Cangelosi, who tragically lost his life on September 11, 2001. As an employee of Cantor Fitzgerald, he was killed in the World Trade Center. More...

TLC To Get New Woodside Facility

The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has operated an inspection facility at 25-55 BQE West in Woodside since the 1960s with an addition for TLC enforcement and executive operations added in 1986. More...

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