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Battle Revs Up To Override Bush's Veto Of Kids' Insurance

Despite the bipartisan support in Congress for an override of President George W. Bush's veto of a children's health insurance measure, enough votes to do it do not seem to be forthcoming. More...

Finally, Thompson Gets Into Rudy's Path To GOP Nomination

It has been about a month since Fred Thompson, a low-key Tennessean, entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination, bringing with him the hopes of the party's conservative wing of overtaking frontrunner Rudy Giuliani. More...

Vallone Tops Council Colleagues In Introducing Bills

Among the 51 members of the New York City Council, whose job it is to pass the laws that control the conduct of the city's residents and improve their quality of life, the most prolific sponsor of proposed laws in the 2006 session is Councilmember More...

Editorials

Communities Deserve Information, Not Rumors

The Westway Motor Inn at 71-11 Astoria Blvd. has been a source of controversy almost since it was built to accommodate visitors to the 1964-65 World's Fair. More...

Principal Good For Community

A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. NYC Department of Education Office of The Chancellor Attn: Joel I. More...

Defer MTA Increase

A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. Hon. Lee Sander Executive Director and CEO Metropolitan Transportation Authority 347 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10017 Dear Mr. More...

Sports

Al Oerter, 71, Four-Time Olympics Discus Champion

Olympics Discus Gold Medalist Al Oerter died October 1 at age 71. He won gold medals in four successive Olympics and set a record in the discus event each time. Oerter was born Aug. More...

WFAN Mets Relief Pitcher Tryouts in L.I.C.

WFAN radio talk hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton of the "Boomer and Carton Show" turned to desperate measures last week to try to stop the hapless Mets from suffering the greatest late-season collapse in the history of baseball. More...

Queens Flag Football Teams Make Championships

Youngsters from the Queens-based DAC NFLFlag Fooball league are once again going to represent the New York region at the NFLTournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida in the middle of November. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Locale Café and Bar

LOCALE…RIGHT FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD

L ocale is your location for fine dining and chic cocktails in a casual, comfortable setting, right in the neighborhood. More...

Seniors

Gianaris Holding 'Bingo Day' At Local Senior Centers

In his annual observance of Senior Appreciation Week, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris and AmeriGroup Community Care will host "Mike Gianaris Bingo Day" throughout next week at senior centers in Astoria. More...

The Best Way To Get New Knees

Dear Savvy Senior, My arthritic knee is killing me most of the time and my family doctor thinks it may be time for a new one. I understand there's a new total knee replacement procedure that provides a much faster recovery. More...

Book Review

'The End of the Innocence' Captures '64 World's Fair Era

The End of the Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, by Lawrence R. Samuel, Syracuse University Press, 2007, cloth, $29.95, 7 x 10, 256 pages, 55 photographs, notes, index. More...

Features

Homeless Gone From Westway Motel

Responding to complaints made by City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. on behalf of his constituents, the Westway Motor Inn in Astoria will no longer be used as a longterm homeless family shelter. More...

Gioia Honors Hero Cabbie For Aiding In Arrest Of Violent Felon

At about 5 a.m. on Friday, September 28, Adil Aboussalham, who drives a yellow cab for a living, was driving up First Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets in Manhattan when he saw a man beating a woman severely. More...

Crowley Urges Board 2 To File Storm Damage Claims

Congressmember Joseph Crowley brought a flooding update to the October meeting of Community Board 2, alerting those who hadn't yet heard about it of the damage the August 8 rainstorm did to the Winfield section of Woodside. More...

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