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To The Editor: I am so appalled to learn that a man was shot and killed on Steinway Street, at a cell phone store, for no reason at all. Also, I was so saddened to learn that a 13-year-old girl has been missing since last Friday. More...

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Con Ed’s Lame Excuses

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Rikers Not For Juveniles

To The Editor: If we're serious about turning around the lives of teens who have come in contact with our criminal justice system, then we have to create facilities specifically designed to foster rehabilitation. The fact is, kids don’t bel More...

Recognizing 26 Years Of Service To Seniors

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented a Proclamation on July 18 to Susan Rabinowicz, who is retiring after 26 years as Project Director of the Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior League. As Project Director, Mrs. More...

Simple Smartphones For Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some smartphones that are specifically designed for seniors? My 75-year-old mother is interested in upgrading from a basic cellphone to a smartphone, but will need one that’s very easy to operate. More...

It's In Queens! (July 28 to August 3)

There’s a “series of series” this week, as Queens venues host multi-day concerts, dance competitions, Shakespeare plays, outdoor movies, cocktail workshops, basketball games, and even dancetherapy. More...

Dad, Son Guilty Of Corona Coke Connection Charges

It took a Brooklyn jury less than three hours on June 22 to convict a Corona father and son of smuggling 55 kilos of cocaine into the U.S. More...

Cops With Long Guns Posted Outside Queens Precincts

NYPD officials sent a “FINEST” message on July 18, advising precinct commanders that officers in protective gear, armed with machine guns and high-powered rifles would be posted outside stationhouses to ramp up protection for cops.Queens police offic More...

Move To Shift Teens Out Of Rikers Island

Under a plan announced last week by the deBlasio administration, the city’s youngest inmates would soon be packing their bags and heading to a new facility in the Brons.The plan, sporting a pricetag of more than $300 million, would place 16-and 17-ye More...

Ex-Boyfriend Faces Arson, Animal Cruelty Charges

Police last week arrested a heartless 28-year-old Queens man who punched the mother of his child in the face, assaulted the woman’s brother and set fire to her apartment at the Queensbridge Houses on July 21, severely burning her dog.Cops said Arian More...

ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY PRESENTS 18th ANNUAL GREAT LAWN SUMMER CONCERT

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Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Luna

Asian Bistro and Rooftop Lounge

Look up to the sky for a new adventure in rooftop dining and lounging in Astoria. More...

Editorials

For Future Pepsi Generations

Erected in 1940, the Pepsi-Cola sign has finally been officially landmarked. More...

Letters to the Editor

Trump For Dictator To The Editor: It is not hard to be a fortune teller during this election process. More...

RFK's Best & Brightest Join Summer Honors Program

On the weekend starting July 9, 10 Robert F. Kennedy Community High School (RFK) students traveled to western Pennsylvania to participate in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Summer Honors Program. More...

The Panorama Music Festival

The morning of July 22, with dew dropping from the leaves and sun glimmering in through the windows, I somehow noticed in the backdrop of my mind, a mid-morning dreamlike state of young people playing under the sun, basking in the glow of spectacular More...

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We Stand With You

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Undignified Behavior

To The Editor: It is awful that Trump’s wife plagiarized in her speech. It is awful how Christie, the Governor of New Jersey, made a mockery of Hillary Clinton at the Republican National Convention. This is unprofessional behavior. More...

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Security ‘Blind Spots’

A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. July 24, 2016 Secretary Jeh Johnson U.S. Department of Homeland Security Dear Secretary Johnson: More...

Forest Hills Welcomes Target

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and her sons Carter (in orange shirt) and Hunter joined in the ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new Target store at 70-00 Austin Street in Forest Hills on July 19. More...

DDC & FDNY Open New EMS Station At Jamaica

New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora and Fire Department Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro joined today to officially open the new EMS Station 50 in Jamaica, Queens. More...

On the Trail in Greece: Greek Residency

Dual Greek citizenship is impossible for me. My grandparents immigrated to the United States in the 1900’s and before the U.S. Quota of Mediterranean persons in 1922. Limnos was part of Turkey. Tseme is still part of Turkey. More...

Rule Calls For Fresh Air For Nail Salons

Gov Andrew Cuomo last week announced a new rule that requires all nail salons in New York State to install ventilation systems designed to protect workers and customers from potentially dangerous chemicals used in the manufacture of nail products.The More...

Hunt Auto Break-In Thieves

Police are searching for two thieves who broke into a vehicle in East Elmhurst and used the owner’s credit cards to make purchases at a local pharmacy.Cops said the 40-year-old motorist parked his car near the corner of 77th Street and Ditmars Boulev More...

Queens Theatre Announces New Theatrical And Dance Programs

At a press conference held last Friday at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadow Corona Park, QT Executive Director Taryn Sacramone announced several theatrical, dance, family and special programs taking place at the theatre between October and the sp More...

Celebrating Columbia

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz posed with dancers in traditional costumes as they marched in the 16th Annual Colombian Parade of New York, held on July 24 along Northern Boulevard in Jackson H More...

Political Page

Clinton Makes History: First Woman To Accept Democratic Presidential Nomination

At a momentous occasion, Hillary Clinton will make history tomorrow night when she steps up to the microphone at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and becomes the first woman ever to say: “I humbly declare that I accept the ho More...

Stavisky Announces Campaign Team

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky introduced her core campaign team on July 21. Each member has deep roots in Queens, and has extensive experience in government and campaign work. More...

Features

Simotas’ Office Hopping With Summer Interns

Since the beginning of June, the Astoria office of Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas has been hopping with summer interns. More...

Child Abuse Hotline Law To Be Posted In Schools – Now

On July 21, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law bill A6961-A, an act to amend the education law, in relation to posting the Child Abuse Hotline in schools. Assemblyman Mike Miller was the prime sponsor of this bill in the Assembly. More...

Seawall Named After Queensbridge Activist

At a ceremony on Friday, July 22 in Queensbridge Park, on the newly restored promenade above the repaired East River seawall, a tribute to the late Elizabeth McQueen, founder and leader of Friends of Queensbridge Park, was held, with Councilman Jimmy More...

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