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Community Calendar

Calendar of Events

Remember 9/11 Sep. 8, 1 p.m. Annual 9/11 Memorial Service and dedication of permanent monument; St. Michael's Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718-278-3240. Sep. 11, 7:30 p.m. More...

Restaurant of the Week

McCann's Pub & Grill

McCann's Pub and Grill has been serving good food and libation to the Astoria community for the past ten years. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Prevention Beats Cleaning Up Afterward

Three years ago, two hurricanes brushed New York City. The subways flooded, the system shut down and people were left stranded with no way of knowing when or how they would get to work or back home. More...

Hail And Farewell

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

Reverend Austin H. Armitstead 33-06 92nd Street Jackson Heights, NY 11372 Dear Reverend Armitstead: I understand that, this summer, you and your lovely wife Bianca are re-locating to Virginia, to be closer to your children. More...

Sign Language

To The Editor:

My family often travels to the Poconos, Pennsylvania area, where I pass several mystifying signs once we cross the Delaware Water Gap on Interstate Route 80. The signs say,"Bridge may be slippery". First of all, there are no bridges. More...

Political Page

Spitzer, Congressmembers Call For FEMA Aid To Queens

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer on Monday asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make a major federal disaster declaration for homeowners, renters and business owners in the boroughs of Brooklyn, More...

Seniors

Stroke Alert

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the risk factors and symptoms of a stroke? My 74-year-old father had a stroke a few months ago and neither he nor mom had a clue what was happening. What can you tell us? More...

Cuomo Sues Home Health Services Company

New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo last week sued and obtained a restraining order against a Pennsylvaniabased company and its owners for preying on New York's elderly by selling expensive home health services agreements and not More...

Features

Poll: Mayor Should Share Schools Control

Education was listed as the most important problem facing New York City today by 16 percent of all those polled, beating terrorism, the economy, crime, housing, transportation, health care and immigration, among other issues.

At the start of the 2007- 2008 school year, five years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg became the first mayor to gain control over the city's public schools, a majority of Queens voters think the next mayor should share control of schools with an ind More...

Weiner, Liu Call For Subway Cellphone Service

Congressmember Anthony Weiner (D-Queens), joined by City Councilmember John Liu (D-Flushing), continued his four-year effort of calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to install emergency cellphone service on More...

Census Shows Street Trees Add Value To City Life

The city Department of Parks and Recreation conducted a census of street trees throughout the city in 1995 and 1996 and repeated the process 10 years later, in 2005-06. More...

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