October 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cabbie Stabbing Swirled In Controversy

Officials at New York State’s most powerful taxi driver union last week pleaded with the public for information leading to the whereabouts of a suspect wanted in connection with the near-fatal stabbing of a Queens cabbie.Police said Kenneth Suden, 41 More...

Deadline To Register For 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reached

Yesterday, October 14, was the deadline for certain cancer victims to register to cover the cost of treatment via the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, as announced by Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, and Peter King, who had be More...

Hunters Point South Holds Application Meeting

Hundreds of people showed up for each of the first two Hunters Point South affordable housing meetings in September, and hundreds more for the third, held Monday, October 6 at the Academy for Careers in Film and Television on 51st Avenue.  Furth More...

Taxi Smart Cards Hot Topic At CB1 Meeting

At October’s Community Board 1 cabinet meeting there was considerable discussion about the Taxi Smart Card, a travel discount item for both the elderly and disabled.  For the past year it has been the basis of a pilot program in only two communi More...

'The Who' Are Coming to Forest Hills

The legendary group, The Who, are returning to Forest Hills after 44 years. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Agra of Bayside

Ayna Agra is a beautifully appointed modern Indian restaurant located in the heart of Bayside on 39th Avenue, just off Bell Boulevard Spice-red walls and gleaming wood floors are beset with elegantly dressed tables. More...

Seniors

Generic Drugs Offer Seniors Big Savings

Dear Savvy Senior,Are brand-name medications better than generic, and if not, why is there such a price difference? Also, how can I find out which medicines are available in generic form.Leery SeniorDear Leery,No. More...

Health Care

Let’s Talk About Medicare

October is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year’s Medicare open enrollment period.  It’s the perfect time to talk about Medicare prescriptions and the Extra Help available from Social Security. More...

Features

Miller Hosts Hispanic Heritage Event, Honors Latinos

On October 9, Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) held an Hispanic Heritage event at the Richmond Hill Block Association located at 110-08 Jamaica Ave. in Richmond Hill, to honor the contributions of the local Latino community. More...

Crowley Submits 3K Signatures For Cooper Ave. School

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley submitted on October 8 nearly 3,000 online and written petition signatures collected by the Glendale Civic Association in support of her proposal to turn 78-16 Cooper Avenue and the surrounding properties into a new sc More...

Gala Held For New Forest Hills Based Daycare Center

Dancing with the Stars winner Allen Genkin, and his dance partner, Amanda Spivack, dazzled the crowd of more than 200 supporters of the Rubinhaim Community Center and Angels Daycare at a red carpet gala event on October 7. More...

Funeral For Norbert Chwat October 19

We regret to inform you of the passing of our Long Time Board Member Norbert Chwat. Norbert passed away Friday morning, the day after his 90th Birthday.  More...

Wheel Fun Rentals Partners With New York State Marine Education Association

Wheel Fun Rentals is proud to announce a new partnership with the New York State Marine Education Association (NYSMEA). Wheel Fun Rentals staff will take part in an educational workshop, led by NYSMEA Board Member Dr. Merryl Kafka. Dr. More...

Resorts World Casino To Celebrate George Lamond

Resorts World Casino New York City will host acclaimed freestyle, pop and salsa artist George Lamond on Friday, October 24th at 9 PM (doors open at 8 PM).    More...

Six Years For Queens Kid Pervs

A Queens Supreme Court judge last week sentenced a 28-year-old Jackson Heights man to up to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges that he inappropriately touched a young girl – and he had dozens of child porn images stored on his com More...

ITALIAN HERITAGE CELEBRATED

Councilmember Paul Vallone hosted the Columbus Day Celebration of Italian Heritage with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilmember Vincent Gentile at City Hall on October 8. More...

It's In Queens! (October 16 to October 22)

An extremely busy weekend is on its way with 12 Saturday events and 10 activities on Sunday. As always, the diversity is mind-boggling with jazz, dance, improv, food, film, theater, poetry, a motorcade, a nighttime corn maze, and countless pumpkins. More...

Political Page

Praise From Crowley For Council’s Transit Tax Savings

Congressmember Joseph Crowley had high praise for the City Council last week for passing new legislation that will put more money in workers’ pockets by saving them money on their commuting costs. More...

Gianaris Earns High Marks On Environmental Scorecard

State Senator Michael Gianaris was proud to receive the highest score awarded by EPL/Environmental Advocates to any state senator, an honor he shared with several colleagues. More...

Constantinides Joins Participatory Budgeting Program

Councilmember Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) has set aside $1 million in discretionary funds for Participatory Budgeting and district residents will be able to vote on how to spend that $1 million on capital projects within the district. More...

Editorials

Protect Against Ebola

Measures must be taken to protect New York City from the deadly Ebola virus which has killed thousands in the worst outbreak areas of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone on the continent of Africa. More...

Letters to the Editor

Where’s The Money? A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette on September 29. Dear Chancellor Farina, More...

To Speak For Justice

Two previous articles in the Gazette prodded me to write this response. More...

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