March 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Calendar Compiled By Susan Cleary Community Meetings Associations Mar. 22, 7:45 p.m., Juniper Park Civic; Our Lady of Hope School Auditorium, Eliot Avenue, Middle Village; 718.651.5865. Apr. More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Senate Bill Toughens Penalty For Over-70 Senior Attacks

Sadists and perverts who beat up on helpless seniors over 70, as recently happened in Jamaica Estates, and Jamaica would face stiffer penalties than those imposed by current penal laws- a move backed by Governor Eliot Spitzer and 93 percent of respo More...

Senior Eye Care Programs

Dear Savvy Senior, I've been wearing glasses for more than 40 years now, but recently my eyes have taken a turn for the worse. Can you recommend any organizations that provide low-cost eye care for seniors on a tight budget? More...

Savvy Senior Correction

The telephone number listed in the opening paragraph of Jim Miller's Savvy Senior column, "Social Security: When To Start Your Benefits" in the Gazette of March 14, 2007, should read 800-772- 1213, not 800-722-1213. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Trattoria L'incontro 21-76 31st Street (Off Ditmars Boulevard) Astoria + 718-721-3532

Trattoria L'incontro Delights For 8 Delicious Years

I t's been eight years since Trattoria L'incontro opened on 31st Street in Astoria, and still there is always something new and exciting to try, whether you visit on a weeknight or weekend. More...

Editorials

Volunteers Are Best Of American Spirit

The concept of volunteering is very largely unique to the American mindset and seems to stem in part from our conception of ourselves as an independent people. Alma Powell, wife of retired U. S. More...

Ask, Then Build

A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. More...

Parks Dept. Harms Trees

To The Editor: The historic grove in Kissena Park is being attacked, not by beetles, vandals or picnickers, but by our own Parks Department. More...

Features

NYS Leaning Toward Joining Other States With Feb. 5, '08 Primary

Clinton has seen national straw polls recently that reflect support going to Senator Barack Obama over the past two months. More...

College Pt. Expansion Considered

At the end of four days of intense negotiation concerning growing, unresolved traffic concerns in and around the College Point Corporate Park, Community Board 7 unanimously approved an expansion plan by Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Inc. More...

Put More Traffic Controls On 73rd Ave., Lawmakers Plead

Elected officials in the Fresh Meadows area, dismayed over a history of vehicular accidents along the 73rd Avenue corridor, including a recent fatality, have called upon the city Department of Transportation to immediately install more traffic contr More...

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