April 4, 2007 RSS feed / Features

Designs On Display For Vernon Boulevard Waterfront Redevelopment

Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago, Illinois, sponsored, "Manufactured Ecology on the Industrial Edge: Reclaiming the Vernon Boulevard Waterfront at Newtown Creek," an exhibit of their pro-bono designs illustrating concepts for the revitalization of the Ve More...

Kelly Introduces Pizzuti To 115th, 110th Precincts

Patrol Borough Queens North Commanding Officer Assistant Chief Diana Pizzuti made her debut as the borough's top cop on March 20, meeting and greeting cops and residents of Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst. More...

DOE Agrees To Remove 'Problem' Site At P.S. 173

After expressing concern for the safety of public school students at P.S. More...

News From LICHS...

Project Bridge Selects LICHS Senior: Christina Buliga, a senior at Long Island City H.S. More...

Evangel Christian School Holds Academic Fair

Faculty at the Evangel Christian School in Dutch Kills hosted an academic fair on March 15. Students from Pre-K to 12th grade showed off their skills in Social Studies and world issues. More...

5 Honored At Greek Independence Fete

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (second from l.) and Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (far r.) honored outstanding individuals in the Greek American community at celebrations of Greek Independence Day on Friday, March 23 at the Hellenic More...

Dem Budget Proposal Gives Middle Class Relief

Congressmember Joseph Crowley lauded the House Democratic budget for 2008, which was passed last week, as a spending plan which "addresses the priorities of working Americans and restores fiscal responsibility" to the nation. More...

DSNY Shifts To Summer Hours

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced that starting Monday, April 2, and continuing through early November 2007, the primary hours for the Department's day force will be 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

New Maloney Bill To Help 9/11 Responders

The first legislation that provides both health care and compensation to individuals who were sick or injured as a result of the 9/11 attacks was introduced last week by Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney and Vito Fossella, who have been in the forefro More...

St. Demetrios Students See 'Disney On Ice'

Students in first and second grade classes at St. Demetrios Elementary School in Astoria attended a recent performance of "Disney On Ice" with tickets provided by Gazette Publisher Tony Barsamian. More...

Passover Celebrates Triumph Of Freedom

Passover, the Festival of Freedom, is by far the most popular Jewish holiday and is probably observed more scrupulously than the Holy Days. One of the reasons for Passover's universal interest is its home character. More...

Holy Week

The solemnity of Holy Week in the Greek Orthodox Church ends with the commencement of Easter celebrations, where it glorifies the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. More...

Neighborhood briefs...

MTA Builds New Headquarters Crews installing steel at a construction site on Northern Boulevard and 33rd Street in Long Island City are working on the future home for staffers at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, an MTA spokesperson said. More...

Cardboard Box Factory To Become Exposition Center

Where in the world is Fujian? More...

Edwards Exhibit Opens At Queens College

On Tuesday, April 17 Margery Edwards' New York paintings, collages, and works on paper, charting her exploration of light and dark, will be exhibited at Queens College, Kupferberg Art Center, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. More...

City To Enforce Graffiti Cleaning For All Owners

The New York Department of Sanitation through its Legal Affairs Office has informed the Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic Association that it will start enforcement of a new graffiti nuisance law- Local Law 111- 2005- which was signed into law at th More...

Flushing Bay Team Ponders Breakwater Removal

A discussion about long-term environmental control of Flushing Bay, the broad inlet that lies between La Guardia Airport and the College Point peninsula, extending narrowly into Flushing as Flushing Creek, was the basis for the latest Flushing Bay & More...

Urges 9/11 Vols To Protect Workers' Comp Benefits

Anyone who worked at the World Trade Center rescue, recovery or cleanup efforts on or after the 9/11 attacks should register with the state Workers' Compensation Board before August 14 to preserve their right to file a claim with the board, should t More...

Maloney Leads Reintroduction Of ERA Amendment

"Women's equality has been for too long a dream deferred," Congessmember Carolyn Maloney declared as she joined with several other House and Senate members last week to reintroduce the Equal Rights Amendment. More...

City Council Blasts Mayor's Education Reforms

Opposition to a second major reorganization of the city's public schools is mounting. More...

Civic Education Seminar For K-12 Teachers

The Taft Institute for Government is offering a new 2007 seminar on civic education to promote greater knowledge and awareness and more active participation in American politics through a combination of study, discussion, research, debate, hands-on More...

Vallone's Trans Fat Ban Signed By Mayor

In an action that has national and even global implications, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill introduced by City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. which bans harmful trans fats from food served in New York City restaurants. More...

T H E p ul pi t

Passover is celebrated through April 10; Eastern Orthodox and Western Christians celebrate Maundy Thursday, April 5, Good Friday, April 6, Holy Saturday, April 7, and Easter Sunday, April 8. **** All Saints': +Apr. More...

Weprin Meets With African Spur Turtle At APEC

Assemblymember Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck) visited the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) at 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston recently and met with a hard-shelled reptilian constituent, an African spur turtle named Pitzie. More...

Doherty, McCarthy Are UCCA Meeting Speakers

John J. More...

Brown: Bell Case Belongs In Queens

"I am running for re-election this year," Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said in responding to a question. Brown, a public servant for nearly 50 years, is seeking his fifth term in office come next November. More...

Retracing One's Roots In Lemnos

"Our village was called Panagia, because it was desolate. Isolated. It needed all the help it could get, because it was so close to Turkey," said my aunt, Mary Rallis. I decided to retrace my roots and see if this is still true. More...

Easter Is A Movable Feast

Easter, the greatest festival of the Christian church, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. It is a movable feast; that is, it is not always held on the same date. More...

Historic Kissena Park Grove Gets Spring Trim

In time for the spring buds to form, more than 160 trees in and around the Kissena Park Historic Grove have been pruned, the first large-scale pruning of the whole grove, removing dead wood or damaged branches so that the trees' natural form remaine More...

114th Police Precinct Blotter Highlights

Tuesday, March 27: + A 54-year-old Hispanic male was charged with having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public after he was observed drinking beer in public at Broadway and 42nd Street and found to be wanted on a warrant. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

110th Precinct Student Charged In Book-Bag Swipe A student at the High School of Arts & Business in Corona was charged last week with stealing his teacher's book bag, which contained cash, debit cards and clothing, authorities said. More...

UFT President Weingarten Re-Elected In Landslide

Randi Weingarten, the popular president of the United Federation of Teachers union, was overwhelmingly re-elected to a fourth full term by a nearly 9-to-1 margin. More...

Vallone Tries To End 'Unwarranted' Sanit Tickets

Responding to many complaints to his office about tickets issued by the Department of Sanitation for supposedly unwarranted violations, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Nicollette, Anthony, Phillip &Friends

From all of us to all of you a Blessed Easter and a Joyous Passover!

We'd like to take this opportunity to welcome the newest member of the Gazette extended family, Isabella Julia Gallo. The petite little miss was born on February 6 and weighed in at 5 pounds 3 ounces. More...

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