January 9, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Maloney Urges Senate: 'Pass Tough Human Anti-Trafficking Law'

Following House passage of legislation which authorizes critical funding to combat sex trafficking and help its victims, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney petitioned Senate leaders to make sure the upper houses pass an equally strong measure. More...

McCain Wins New Hampshire; Rudy An Also Ran

Repeating his victory of eight years ago, Arizona Senator John McCain appeared to have scored a victory over Mitt Romney in yesterday's Republican presidential primary, according to unofficial and incomplete returns. More...

In Annual Report, Marshall Hails Queens As 'Strong In Spirit'

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, starting her seventh year in office, stated in her annual State of the Borough address yesterday at Queens College that the state and spirit of the borough are strong, and then proceeded to prove it by readi More...

Hellenic Societies Federation Holds Holiday Party

The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York hosted its annual endof year holiday gathering at Stathakion Center, Astoria, on December 29 at 4 p.m. More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park #2 In Major Crimes According to a recently released Police Department Park Crimes Report, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park came in second in the number of major crimes reported in city parks over the summer of 2007. More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Jan. 13, Lohri; Jan. 16, Religious Freedom Day; Jan. 19, Ashura; Jan. 20, World Religion Day; Jan. 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Jan. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

109th Precinct Mob 'Hit'? Police sources said investigators are probing the December 28 stabbing of a Queens construction worker as a possible mob "hit." Vincenzo Orilia, 41, of Whitestone, was stabbed in the stomach at 5:45 p.m. More...

Stranger Saves A Life With Heimlich Maneuver

An anonymous stranger kept a 47-year-old Queens man from choking to death on December 30. Fire officials said a stranger who used the Heimlich maneuver to force food from the victim's trachea gave the victim back his life. More...

Hillary Springs Surprise, Defeats Obama In N.H.

According to incomplete and unofficial returns, as the Gazette went to press, Hillary Rodham Clinton had a narrow lead over Barack Obama in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary, The situation shaped up yesterday as a must-win for th More...

Padavan Legislation Addresses Mortgage Crisis, Foreclosures

As the mortgage and foreclosure crisis shows no signs of slowing down, state Senator Frank Padavan plans to introduce legislation shortly to help at-risk families and homeowners facing the loss of their homes. More...

Arts Festival Marks Charter School's 5th Anniversary

Our World Neighborhood Charter School (OWNCS) celebrated its fiveyear anniversary December 19 with a Winter Arts Festival. More...

Steinway Street Store Destroyed In Blaze

A fire in a commercial building at 28-25 Steinway St. More...

George Vlassios Tsounis, WW II Vet, Dies At Age 84

George Vlassios Tsounis of Mattituck, Long Island and Bayside died Wednesday, November 21 at the Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Stony Brook, Long Island at age 84. Arrangements were handled by Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes. More...

114th Precinct Blotter

114th Precinct Police Seek Three-Time Bank Robber

Police are asking the public's help in identifying and arresting a robber who has struck three times during December and January at banks in the 114th Precinct in Astoria. More...

Bread Prices Reflect Supply And Demand For Wheat

One of the delights of city living, especially here in the Astoria- Long Island City area, is the fresh bread available at the bakeries that seem to be found on almost every block. More...

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