May 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Gazette Calendar Of Events

May 15 Independence Day (Paraguay), May 17 Armed Forces Day (U.S.); May 20 Independence Day (Cuba); May 26 Memorial Day (U.S.), May 26 Independence Day (Guyana) Memorial Day May 15, 10 a.m., LaGuardia C.C. More...

Restaurant of the Week

BARTOLINO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

34-15 Broadway, Astoria 718.728.0430

Since 1989, Bartolino's has been serving fine, regional Italian cuisine and wines to the delight of many. More...

Editorials

Demonstrations Show Need For Cellphones In Schools

Last Wednesday afternoon, the first of what the Rev. Al Sharpton declared would be a wave of protests took place at entrances to bridges and tunnels and other transportation hubs around New York City. More...

Payout Disappointing

To The Editor: The April 30th issue of the Gazette was full of many interesting and newsworthy items and I am eager to share my thoughts with my fellow Gazette readers. More...

Obama Doesn't Know Us

To The Editor: Senator [Barack] Obama's recent perverted analysis of why people "cling" to certain traditions reveals a profound ignorance of the American psyche and character. More...

Features

Marshall Inspects Crumbling Amtrak Bridge In Woodside

Borough President Helen Marshall said last week that an Amtrak bridge over the busy intersection of Northern Boulevard and Broadway in Woodside is deteriorating, with chunks of concrete falling off and posing a danger to pedestrians and motorists. More...

Dems Pass Mortgage-Aid Bill, But Bush Threatens Veto

Two bills to help ease the rampant housing foreclosure crisis, backed by Democrats, passed in the house last week but are facing resistance from President George W. Bush and Senate Republicans. More...

Gennaro Offers Plan To Cut Water Rate Hike From 14.5 To 2.75%

City Councilmember James F. Gennaro unveiled a plan yesterday to reduce the Water Board's proposed 14.5 percent water rate increase to only 2.75 percent. More...

Political Page

Shouldn't Include Cops In Budget Cuts

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a wise move in calling upon every government agency in his administration to tighten belts for several years to get the city's books out of the red and into the black while the economy gets back on track. More...

Seniors

Prediabetes: What You Should Know

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband, who's 60, was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and was shocked when the doctor told him that he's probably had it or prediabetes for many years. More...

St. John's Queens Hospital Joins 'Age In Action' Event

On Thursday, May 8, St. John's Queens Hospital participated in an "Age In Action" event in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. More...

Con Ed Donates To Sunnyside Community Services

Judy Zangwill, Sunnyside Community Services executive director, thanks Art Cronson, manager of public affairs at Con Edison, for the utility's generous and continuing support. More...

Sports

York Women Win CUNYAC Track & Field Championship

For the second consecutive season, the York College women's outdoor track and field team captured the City University of New York Athletic Conference championship. More...

Memorial Race Set

The second Michael Elferis Memorial Run, named after a New York City firefighter who died on Sept. 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks at the age of 27, is set for Saturday June 7 in College Point. More...

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