October 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

October 7th Groundbreaker of Transfiguration Church Parish House Attracts 150 Persons - Next Edition!

In the 1960’s, Greek- American middle-class families from Riverhead to East Marion had a dream of establishing a Greek Orthodox Church on the tip of Long Island. The first President was Theofan Kyvernitis. More...

Halloween Sex Perv Watch - Next Edition!

Queens cops and state Parole officials will be hot on the trail of the borough’s registered sexual predators again this Halloween, conducting surveillance to make sure they remained at home and stayed a safe distance from young trick-or-treaters, law More...

Keeping Little Ghosts And Goblins Safe At Halloween - Next Edition!

Halloween is a haunting eve, when spooks and specters hover over local streets in search of some ghoulishly good fun and treats. Police and fire officials are offering parents the following tips to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe as the More...

Sex Abuse Charges For East Elmhurst Man - Next Edition!

A 38-year-old East Elmhurst man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child after he grabbed two young girls on a street in Corona on two recent days in October, authorities said. More...

New Law Directs FAA To Designate Regional Ombudsmen For Noise Concerns - Next Edition!

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US Senate Minority Leader Charles E. More...

Expanded Enforcement, Planned Design Changes On Northern Boulevard Announced - Next Edition!

With 10 traffic fatalities there since the start of 2017, NYPD and DOT will redouble efforts to make Northern Boulevard corridor safer. More...

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Stops At Holy Cross High School - Next Edition!

Council Member Paul Vallone joined the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at Holy Cross High School. More...

JFK Gets $13 Billion For Project

Governor Cuomo Announces a $13 billion project for JFK, Creating Thousands of Jobs and apprenticeship openings in construction industry. More...

Gazette Crime Watch

Welcome to the new Queens Gazette “Crime Watch” featuring comprehensive, “fast read” coverage of local cases that fall under the jurisdiction of the NYPD, state and federal law enforcement agencies, in a format that allows us to present details you w More...

Cops Eye Drug Suspect In Local Bank Heists

A 39-year-old Maspeth man remains behind bars this week following his arrest on drug charges, while investigators probe his possible connection to a recent string of Queens bank robberies, police said. More...

National Day Of Remembrance

A ceremony was held outside Queens Borough Hall on September 25 in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, an annual observance held to honor the memories of those whose lives have been lost due to homicide. More...

Saint Luke’s Church To Hold Concert

Saint Luke’s Church is hosting Wings of Song: “Heavenly Music in a Sacred Space.”   Performing this music for a Sunday afternoon are baritone David Friedman with pianist Velma Adams: pieces from Mozart to Broadway, sacred music, art songs, More...

Miller Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

On Wednesday, October 3, Assembly Member Mike Miller celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring Amarilis Morel, a Spanish teacher and coordinator of student activities at Elizabeth Blackwell MS 210, at the Tropical Restaurant in Woodhaven and Don More...

Dromm Statement On Death Of Ms. Colombia, A Fixture In The Queens LGBTQ Community

Osvaldo Gomez, aka “Ms. Colombia,” was found dead in the water off Jacob Riis Park on October 3. At this time, no foul play is suspected. An autopsy is being performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the exact cause of death. More...

Ozone Park Block Association To Rally For Safety

An emergency rally has been called for in Ozone Park, by the Ozone Park Residents Block Association, in conjunction with Assembly Member Mike Miller’s office. More...

Resorts World Casino NYC Celebrates 7th Anniversary With Exciting Events & Promos

Don’t wait till Halloween to celebrate this fall – join Resorts World Casino New York City all month long for exciting events and promotions! More...

It’s In Queens! (Oct. 11 to Oct. 17)

Celebrity sex therapist Ruth Westheimer comes to Queens this week. More...

Annual Columbus Day Parade

He Sailed The Ocean Blue

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) held their 41st annual Columbus Day Parade on Saturday, October 6. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Village Grill

There’s always something delicious cooking and baking at Village Grill in Forest Hills. Located on the cozy corner of Yellowstone Blvd. and Ingram Street, Village Grill offers casual Greek and American dishes at great prices, to stay or to go. More...

LUNERA MODERN MEXICAN Restaurant | Bar

Lunera is a delightful, modern Mexican restaurant with a Spanish twist and a cool vibe. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How Medicare Covers Diabetes

Dear Savvy Senior,How well does Medicare cover diabetes? I’m 66 years old and was recently told by my doctor that I have pre-diabetes. If it progresses to full-fledged diabetes what can I expect from Medicare?Recently Retired More...

Features

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

Wow--www.Textalawyerinc.com, as the URL name implies, the site where one may actually pay for the services of a licensed attorney in their state via text, for an initial fee of 20 dollars, with a nine-dollar charge for additional questions...which we More...

On The Road in Greece: In Search of Baklava

I went in search of the perfect Baklava in summer of 2018. In 2003, I tasted a phenomenal dessert, full of large walnuts in Kos City at a restaurant in Cleopatra Street. I have never tasted a baklava in a café in the US or Greece since. Until 2018. More...

On the Road in Greece: June 17, 2018 Black Day in History

“Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it,”  Winston Churchill. More...

Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting - Next Edition!

When the October meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association was brought to order, DKCA President George Stamatiades was absent but had sent word he would arrive before the ending.  Vice President Tony Benetatos took over and began by welcoming More...

Community Board 1 Holds Monthly Gathering; HANAC Discusses Senior Health - Next Edition!

Community Board 1’s cabinet meeting for October had five official speakers, one of whom didn’t show up, and a few unofficial ones, all of them full of information.  Much was heard about Alzheimer’s disease, its treatment and how it’s important t More...

State Suspends Home Restaurant Liquor License - Next Edition!

State Liquor Authority officials (SLA) suspended the liquor license of a troubled Astoria restaurant on October 4th.   More...

Two Paintings Swiped From Astoria Bar - Next Edition!

Police are searching for a crafty thief who stole two paintings off the wall of an Astoria restaurant on September 16th.  The paintings, valued at $1,500 each, were given to the owners of William Hallet by a former employee of the bar and r More...

Cops Hunt LIC Hit-Run Driver - Next Edition!

Police are searching for a hit-run driver who struck an 11-year-old at a Long Island City intersection on October 10.  Cops said the van struck the child at the intersection of 13th Street and 40th Avenue at about 8:15 a.m. More...

Speedway Shuts Down Northern Boulevard Pumps - Next Edition!

Gas pumps have dried up and disappeared from the landscape of a former Speedway gas station on Northern Boulevard near Steinway Street in Long Island City.  Construction equipment sits in the rear of the 40,000-square-foot parcel, surrounde More...

Hunt 3 Men In LIC Knife Attack - Next Edition!

Police are on the lookout for four men who allegedly attacked a 30-year-old man in Long Island City on October 7th.  Cops said one of the suspects attacked the victim in front of 45-11 33rd Street at about 3:45 a.m. More...

Additional Roadway Improvements At LGA Ease Access For Delta Customers - Next Edition!

Untangling the complicated on-airport roadways at LaGuardia Airport is a significant part of the airport’s ongoing transformation, and beginning this week, Delta customers coming to the airport with flights to catch will notice a major new upgrade. More...

Maloney/OANA Student Debt Crisis Info Session Postponed - Next Edition!

Due to scheduling issues, the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) town hall event co-sponsored by Congress Member Carolyn Maloney on the student debt crisis originally scheduled for October 30 will have to be postponed.  OANA said, More...

Breaking News - 10/12/2018 10:21 AM

State Senator Frank Padavan, Dies At 83

Longtime state Sen. Frank Padavan died Tuesday, according to an announcement from the Queens County GOP. Padavan died of a heart attack at New York Presbyterian Hospital, according to a source. He was 83. More...

Warrior Without A Cause

WHAT: My new autobiographical solo show  More...

Man Indicted In ATV Push Slay

A 24-year-old Queens man was indicted on September 27th on murder charges for intentionally pushing a 65-year-old Ridgewood man off his bicycle, causing injuries that led to the victim’s death four days later. More...

Celebrating The Restoration Of Jamaica Bay Task Force, Bills Protecting Communities

Council Member Costa Constantinides, chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, was joined by Council Members Eric Ulrich, I. More...

Pheffer Amato Enjoys Lunch With Local Veterans

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) this past weekend attended NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo’s Veterans BBQ. “Every day we must thank our veterans who bravely served to protect our freedoms and way of life. More...

Veterans Come Out To Addabbo's Annual BBQ

More than 100 veterans and their guests filled the Howard Beach Motor Club to be a part of NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.’s ninth annual Veterans BBQ on Saturday, September 29. More...

Astoria Books’ Upcoming Events

Halloween is right around the corner, and Astoria Bookshop has some spooky events to get you in the mood! Check out some of their exciting events below – and remember that you can always see the full calendar on their website.   More...

Elmhurst-Based Italian Charities Holds Annual Awards Dinner

The 82nd Annual Awards Dinner for the Elmhurst-based Italian Charities of America (ICA), was held at the Roma View Restaurant in Howard Beach. (L. More...

Councilman Paul Vallone Meets Cardinal Dolan At Columbus Day Parade

Councilman Paul Vallone joined by his father, former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. met with Cardinal Dolan on the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral in 5th Avenue for the start of the annual Columbus Day Parade. More...

CB 2 Holds October Meeting

The Community Board 2 meeting for October had a report about a local institution, a hospital, and  what could be described as a local problem, a library that’s taken about as long to build as an Egyptian pyramid.  Tiny Blissville was promin More...

Political Page

Republican Assembly Candidate Ties His Democratic Opponent to the Radical Left

David Bressler, the Republican/ Conservative/ Reform Party candidate for the New York State Assembly in the Northern Queens 26th A.D. More...

I On Politics

ADDABBO EARNS 95 ON 2018 ENVIRONMENTAL SCORECARD: ELP/Environmental Advocates—a nonprofit organization that advocates for New York’s lawmakers to vote on bills and enact legislation to protect the environment—has released their 2018 More...

Gianaris, Simotas Endorse Cruz

Catalina Cruz, Democrat for State Assembly (39th District), earned the endorsement of New York State Senator Michael Gianaris and New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas at a press conference in Jackson Heights, ahead of the general election More...

Editorials

Don’t Forget Your Mom And Pop (Shops)

While some local shops have shut down, shopping online is not a replacement for the shopping experience—there is nothing like shopping in person: trying clothes and shoes on is essential, because everyone is shaped differently and even if somet More...

Letters to the Editor

Children Of Columbus  To The Editor:  Christopher Columbus discovered America for the children that were deported and separated from their parents.  There should be protective laws against demoralizing and dehumanizing these innocent c More...

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