February 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. Feb. 14 Race Relations Day; Feb. 17 American League of United Latin Citizens Founded; Feb. 24 Mexico Flag Day; Mar. 3 The Doll Festival; Mar. 17 St. More...

Restaurant of the Week

COPACABANA

31-13 36th Avenue, Astoria, NY 718.545.3685

B razilian cuisine is as big and bold as the country itself, with so many regional dishes reflecting the diversity of its population. Copacabana offers the flavors of Brazil in a convenient, comfortable setting, to eat in or to take away. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Queens Is Borough Best Suited For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is supposed to be the one day of the year when joy in one's significant other is unconfined. More...

Auburndale Is Ignored

To The Editor: On Tuesday, February 19, at 7:30 p.m., the Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc., will be holding its monthly meeting at the Reception House, located at 167-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing. More...

Subprime Shuffle

To The Editor: If anyone believes the banks will take their losses from the subprime fiasco graciously, they are in for a rude awakening. More...

Sports

Mets' Santana Is Highest Paid Pitcher in MLB History

The New York Mets, who failed to win the National League East due to an end-ofseason collapse, opened their pocketbooks to bring Johan Santana, one of the top pitchers of this century, to Queens. More...

St. John's Defeats Providence, 64-62

On Saturday February 9, St. John More...

York Clinches CUNYAC South Division Title

The York College men's basketball team clinched its third consecutive City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) South Division regular season title with an 83-68 win over rival Staten Island on Friday night. More...

Political Page

Queens Dems Scored Big For Hillary In 'Super' Delegate Vote

The Queens Democratic organization did a thorough job of amassing presidential convention delegates pledged to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in her victory over Senator Barack Obama in New York City and state on Super Tuesday, according to unoffic More...

Seniors

Gutsy Grandma Faces Mugger In Court

Rose Morat, the feisty 101-year-old Queens grandmother who was beaten and bloodied in the lobby of her Jamaica Estates apartment building almost a year ago, faced off in court last week against her attacker. More...

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

$300 Benefit For Seniors, Disabled Vets Economic Stimulus Plan, Rebates For Others

Democrats in the Senate last week were rebuffed in adding additional benefits to an economic stimulus plan already passed by the House of Representatives. More...

Tax Breaks For Caregivers

Dear Savvy Senior, Are tax breaks available to caregivers? My wife and I provide financial support to my elderly mother and are wondering if it's deductible. More...

Features

Bed Bug Forum Draws Crowd To Astoria Civic Meeting

City Councilmember Peter F. More...

Gennaro's Stormwater Mgt. Plan Hailed By Environmentalists

Environmentalists and Queens community leaders hailed the passage last week of City Councilmember James Gennaro's stormwater management plan, aimed at ending basement floodings following heavy rain- and snow falls in various parts of the city, incl More...

Optical Scan Voting Machines In Use By Fall 2009

The federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was passed after the 2000 presidential election to ensure better counting of votes and access for the disabled.

With the presidential primary over, the city's ancient voting machines are back in storage. At 1,369 polling places throughout the city, 7,780 mechanical-lever machines did their job once again. More...

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