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Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Dec. 8, Bodhi Day, Dec. 12, Chanukah 8th Day, Dec. 20 Eid al- Adha, Dec. 22 winter begins, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve, Dec. 25 Christmas Day, Dec. More...

Gazette Holiday Calendar

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Dec. 8, Bodhi Day, Dec. 12, Chanukah 8th Day, Dec. 20 Eid al-Adha, Dec. 22 winter begins, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve, Dec. 25 Christmas Day, Dec. More...

Seniors

Plan 'Age Friendly New York' For Seniors' Future

Looking ahead to the year 2030, when New York City's senior population will grow by an estimated 40 percent, the City Council, medical officials and senior advocates have joined together to develop a blueprint to deal with the city's growing aging More...

2008 Social Security And Medicare Increases

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me a full rundown on the Social Security and Medicare increases for 2008? More...

Features

Council OK's Major Clean Air Bill

Attacking the global warming problem locally, the City Council has passed a bill designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the five boroughs to guarantee that the city remains green, clean and sustainable in the future. More...

114th Precinct Crimes Show Significant Decrease

With less than a month left in 2007, crime is down by 8.31 percent, compared to 2006 in the 114th Precinct. Doubledigit decreases are reported in four of the seven major crime categories as of Thanksgiving week. More...

Dem Slugfest In Iowa

Each of the candidates wants a victory in Iowa, the first of many primaries, to validate his or her candidacy...

With the Iowa caucuses, the first real test of candidates in the 2008 presidential election, just 30 days away, the leading Democratic candidates are locked in a statistical tie and have turned up the rhetoric as the contest gets closer. More...

Star Journal

Gemini 6 and 7 Splash Down In December 1965

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

Huckabee Win Over Romney In Iowa Helps Rudy, But...

Rudy Giuliani's latest misstep last week in his bid to win the Republican nomination for president appears to have taken some steam out of his front-running campaign, according to national polls. More...

Restaurant of the Week

PORTO BELLO

43-18 DITMARS BLVD. • ASTORIA 718.204.8766 • FAX: 718.204.8759

The next time you crave home style Italian cuisine or great pizza, you owe it to yourself to visit Porto Bello in the La Guardia shopping center on Ditmars Blvd. More...

Book Review

'Life Gave Me Many Lessons' Describes Author's Losses

Life Gave Me Many Lessons, Maria Papougenis, 60 pp., paperback; Orkos Press, 2005; ISBN 1-59232-903-9; $10.

The generation called "baby boomers" long since ceased to think of themselves as babies. Boomers now constitute a "sandwich" generation. More...

Editorials

Queens Has It All For Holiday Shopping

Editorial

The holiday rush officially began this year on November 23, "Black Friday", so called because the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the busiest shopping season of the year and a time when merchandisers of every stripe, from corner candy sto More...

Letters to the Editor

Celebrate Safely To The Editor: Holiday celebrations have many important ingredients-family, friends and good times. But if your celebrations include alcohol, don't forget the most important ingredient of all, the designated driver. More...

'Manny's Law' Must Be Enforced Everywhere

Op- ed

The New York City Council recently concluded an investigation into an important law that anyone without health insurance in New York State should know about. It's called Manny's Law, and it could save your life or the life of someone you love. More...

Sports

St. John's Beats LIU, 68-56, To Remain Undefeated

The St. John's University Red Storm varsity basketball team came into its fourth game of the season against Long Island University, riding a three-game winning streak, on November 28. The team played at home court Carnesecca Arena. More...

Mets Hold Holiday Coat Drive

The Queens Boys of Summer are planning a winter warm-up to help those most in need. More...

York College Holds On For Win Over Old Westbury

The York College men's basketball team defeated Old Westbury, 64-59, in a hard-fought game on Tuesday evening, November 27. With the win, York improves to 4-3 on the season. More...

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