March 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

HISTORY COMES ALIVE AT THE NEW VISITORS CENTER AT FORT TOTTEN PARK

Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, City Council Member Tony Avella, State Senator Frank Padavan and State Senator Toby Stavisky along with fourth-grade students from P.S. More...

Couple Left Dead Fetus At Corona Church

A fetus in a state of decomposition left at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 104-11 37th Ave., Corona, was brought to the church earlier on Wednesday, March 12 by a couple who said they had discovered it in a closet in their home, according More...

Robber Holds Up 2 Flushing Banks

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying an individual wanted for two bank robberies. Surveillance camera photographs of the suspect at one location accompany this article. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Mar. 17 St. Patrick's Day; Mar. 21 Naw Ruz, India's New Year's Day; Apr. 6 national Tartan day; Apr. 8 Vesak- Buddha's Birth; Apr. 14, Sinhala/Tamil New Year Community Meetings Associations Mar. 13, Apr. More...

Restaurant of the Week

London Lennie's

63-88 Woodhaven Boulevard Rego Park, NY

Since 1959, London Lennie's on Woodhaven Blvd. has been a beacon for the finest fish, seafood, steak and more. More...

Health Care

Harpell's Pharmacy Offers

Free antibiotics? How could it be? How can an independent community pharmacy be able to give away medication for free, while large local corporate chain drug stores do not offer such incredible promotions? More...

Editorials

Editorial

St. Pat's Day Is For All Faiths--Or None

This year, thanks to the vagaries of the Gregorian calendar, St. More...

Celebrate Responsibly

Western Queens Gazette 42-16 34th Avenue Astoria, NY 11101 To The Editor: Whether Irish, or merely Irish at heart, celebrating St. Patrick's Day is a time to sport the green, enjoy traditional foods and celebrate Ireland's rich heritage. More...

Wants More Jails

A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. Mayor Michael Bloomberg City Hall New York, NY 10007 Dear Mayor Bloomberg, State Sen. More...

Sports

St. John's Ends Season With Overtime Loss To WVU

On Saturday March 8, the Red Storm faithful filled the lower stands at Madison Square Garden to support the St. More...

Mets Single Game Ticket Sales Start Along With D.S.T.

Single game tickets for the New York Mets' final season at Shea Stadium went on sale Sunday, March 9 at 9 a.m., starting at $5, and exceeded first-day sales figures for 2007, Mets officials said. More...

Area Politicos Back Paterson

Area political figures lost no time in weighing in on Eliot Spitzer More...

Breaking News

NYPD IS SEEKING THE PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE

IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE SKELETAL REMAINS, WERE THAT OF A MALE ASIAN 30-35 YEARS OLD, 5'4" TO 5'6" More...

Vallone Brings Skate Park To Astoria

After four years of negotiations, City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. announced on Tuesday that the city Department of Parks and Recreation will start work next month on a new skate park in Astoria. More...

Gallagher Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor, Will Step Down

City Councilmember Dennis Gallagher will plead guilty to misdemeanor charges. More...

Political Page

Queens Councilmembers Lead Opposition To Mayor's Congest Plan

Ten members of the Queens City Council delegation are leading the opposition to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing proposal, the highly controversial and most important policy initiative on his agenda as he nears the end of his career in More...

Seniors

File Tax Return To Get Fed Rebate

Dear Savvy Senior, My question is in regard to the government's stimulus rebate check. I'm 75 years old and live primarily on my Social Security and have not been required to file income taxes for many years. More...

Senior Spotlight

Dept. Of Health Wants Pharmacists To Give Flu Shots

Responding to the recent increase in influenza cases, the city Department of Health has called on the state legislature under a pending bill to authorize pharmacists to give flu and pneumonia shots in order to give the public more options to protec More...

Features

Water Taxi Beach Draws Fire At Special Board 2 Meeting

Despite the official and popular support it has gained, at the request of the owner of Water Taxi Beach, a special meeting was held in early March to air and answer charges that the ferry terminal and summer resort on the shore of the East River in More...

Quinn, Sadik-Khan Visit Barnett Ave., Sunnyside

City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan on Thursday, March 6 examined traffic conditions along Barnett Avenue in Sunnyside to see how the city can make the area safer for pedestrians. More...

Nursing Home, Care Provider Budget Cuts Opposed

Assemblymember Rory Lancman (DQueens) has taken the lead in the Assembly to fight proposed cuts in the governor's budget to nursing homes and home healthcare providers. More...

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