June 7, 2006 RSS feed / Features

114th Police Precinct Blotter

Monday, May 29: + A 20-year-old Hispanic man was observed driving without wearing a seatbelt. He was stopped at 31st Avenue and Steinway Street, and his license was found to be suspended. More...

New Citizens Sworn In At LaG CC

As part of the United States Department of Homeland Security/U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, LaGuardia Community College on May 19 sponsored a swearing-in ceremony for new citizens. More...

UCCA Health Fair Draws Crowds Despite Rain

The United Community Civic Association and the Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens jointly sponsored their annual community health fair last Saturday, June 3. Despite occasional rain, the fair, in the St. More...

The Savvy Senior.

Elder Law

Dear Savvy Senior, I need to get some legal help for my 72- More...

Student Meets With Gioia About Graffiti Cleanup

As part of his research for a project on graffiti in New York City, More...

Bella Italia Mia Presents Awards

Bella Italia Mia, Inc. in collaboration with the Council on National Literatures and sponsored by Cavaliere Senatore Serphin Maltese present the "Cornaro Award Recipients" on June 24 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. More...

Rains Snarl Traffic, Disrupt Subways

Cars at 36th Street and Skillman Avenue were submerged to the axles after a More...

108th CC Learns To Beware Internet Predators

At the May meeting of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council, two officers from the NYPD computer crimes squad talked about youth and the Internet. More...

Queens Lutheran School Holds Dance Fest

Queens Lutheran School held its first International Cultural Dance Festival on May 5. The cultural traditions of more than 15 countries were celebrated through song, dance and cuisine. More...

Adirondackdirect Buys Party Rental/Sales Company

AdirondackDirect (www.adirondackdirect. com), a leading mail order furniture company that serves church, government, business, institutional and educational markets, has purchased Long Island party rental/sales company A PartyMaker, Inc. More...

One-Time Gazette Intern Will Attend Yale

Evangelia Podaras, a graduating senior, at St. Demetrios H.S. of Astoria, has been accepted and will be attending Yale University as an undergraduate freshman in the fall of 2006. More...

Birthday Party Turns Into FAAP Fundraiser

Paul Halvatsis, a real estate broker at Amorelli Realty, Astoria, celebrated his 50th birthday April 21 at a surprise party thrown by his wife, Eileen Halvatsis, at the George Washington Manor. More...

Overturned Tractor-Trailer Snarls BQE Traffic

Traffic on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway was snarled from Roosevelt Avenue More...

Monserrate Funds Hinton Park Ball Fields' Resurfacing

City Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner More...

Assembly Bill Gives Some Assurance Of Continued Homeowner Policies

With Queens residents facing increased possibilities of having their home insurance policies cancelled because of forecasts for dangerous storms, the Assembly in Albany has passed a bill to limit policy non-renewals or cancellations. More...

Senator Sabini Addresses Affordable Housing

With June being National Homeownership Month, State Senator John Sabini showed his support for affordable housing during a packed meeting at the Church of the Resurrection in East Elmhurst recently. More...

Think Sun, Think Zinc

It's a good idea to give zinc its day in the sun. That's the advice from experts who say that the amount of zinc oxide in sunscreen is more important than sun protection factors (SPFs) and "waterproof" claims when it comes to protecting your skin. More...

Santora Scholarships For 2006 Awarded

Students at area schools who have been awarded scholarships by the Christopher Santora Educational Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Santora, the youngest New York City firefighter to die in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on More...

Blaine Kicks Off Library Summer Reading Program

Magician David Blaine (l.), spokesperson for the New York State Libraries' summer reading program, themed "Books: a Treasure!" told children gathered More...

Quinn Sponsors 2nd Visit To Calverton Nat'l Cemetery

More than 40 family members and friends of Queens-area veterans buried at Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island made a Memorial Day visit to the cemetery May 31 through a tour bus trip sponsored by the management at Thomas M. Quinn & Sons, Inc. More...

T H E p ul pi t

Abiding Word Ministries: + Fridays, 8 p.m., prayer and worship service; Sundays, 11 a.m., miracle and healing service; summer day camp, computer training, music lessons, counseling, 116-67 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica; 718-323-29218, w w w . More...

On the brief side...

Aviation Jobs Fair At Borough Hall Individuals interested in aviation-related careers might get on a job track if they attend an aviation jobs fair this Friday at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m More...

Former Yankee Mickey Rivers Supports Goodwill Youth Work

John Milton Rivers, better known as former New York Yankee centerfielder Mickey Rivers, gave autographs, signed baseballs and gave a talk to about 75 young people participating in programs operated by Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and North More...

St. Guillen Scholarship Winner Is Astoria Native

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice graduate student who was the first recipient of the Imette St. Guillen scholarship is a lifelong resident of Astoria. Johanna King More...

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