February 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings Associations Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m., United Community Civic, Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-01 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria. Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic. J.H.S. 93, Auditorium, Forest Avenue; 917.597.2903. More...

Restaurant of the Week

RESTAURANT Of The WEEK

Bartolino's Offers Splendid Italian Cuisine

B obby Puccio, the proud owner of Bartolino's Restaurant, invites everyone into his elegantly appointed dining room that resembles a Mediterranean villa, with cream colored walls, alabaster columns and cool tile floors, soft lighting, a roaring fi More...

Editorials

Editorial

Special People Needed To Meet Presidency's Demands

How the Good Guys Finally Won, a book about Watergate by Jimmy Breslin, had in it a sample page of the log that tracked every minute of then President Richard Nixon's day. More...

Shutdown Was Needed

To The Editor:

In response to John Toscano's article, "Gianaris: TV Tapes Show Con Ed Knew Size of Blackout From the Start" (Feb. 14, 2007, page 11), we point out that our employees in the field worked tirelessly to prevent a network shutdown. More...

Charity Begins At Home

To The Editor:

Several important issues that were either raised in the Jan. 31, 2007 issue of the Gazette or presented on the TV or radio news media have been on my mind recently and I would share my comments and opinions with the many readers of the Gazette. More...

Star Journal

Queens Awakens To Development In Feb. 1913

Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star-Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

Political Page

Spitzer Shaking Up Local Senate Races

A Democratic victory in a special election on Long Island reduced the Republican majority in the state senate to two members, and Governor Eliot Spitzer is now reportedly continuing his assault on the only GOP bastion in Albany with hopes of gaining More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Gotbaum Charges City's Low Income Families Shortchanged On Heating Aid

New York State is shortchanging seniors and low-income people by $100 million on funds used to help them offset their heating costs in the winter, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum charged last week. More...

Simple Tips For Making A Home Senior-Friendly

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips to make our house more senior-friendly? My wife and I are in our 70s and don't have much of a budget for big projects (nor do we want the construction mess), More...

Features

Town Hall Looks At NYPD Training, Pay

Last December, less than a month after five police officers fired 50 shots into a car outside a Jamaica strip club killing Sean Bell and wounding two other men, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced the council would hold a series of town h More...

House Renounces Bush Surge; Senate Debate Stalled

All of Queens' congressional representatives were on board last Friday when the House passed a non-binding resolution denouncing President George W. Bush's recent order to send 20,000 more troops into Iraq. More...

MTA Zaps Pigeons

A contractor, hired by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), recently installed "Bird-B-Gone" equipment on overhanging edges at the 52nd Street station in Woodside and the 103rd Street station in Corona on the Number 7 line, an agency spokespers More...

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