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Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

May 26 Memorial Day (U.S.), May 26 Independence Day (Guyana) Memorial Day May 22, 6:30 p.m., Woodhaven's Memorial Day Remembrance, "We do it because it needs to be done," 85th Street/Jamaica Avenue; 718.296.3735. More...

Restaurant of the Week

FRESH

38-01 30th Avenue, Astoria 718.626.3737

"Fresh" is truly an appropriate name for this different kind of eatery which opened about one month ago just below the sports club on 30th Avenue and Steinway Street. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Honor War Dead On Memorial Day

Summer's here and the time is right- for street fairs, backyard barbecues, happily contemplating the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation. More...

Drive Safely On Holiday

To The Editor: This Memorial Day, whether you're kicking off the start of summer in the backyard with barbecues or out on the waterways, stay safe by drinking responsibly and choosing a designated driver or designated "skipper" before the festivit More...

Keep Flag Flying

To The Editor: As we approach Memorial Day, many things come to mind. First of all, let's remember all those who gave their lives to protect our nation since the American Revolution, where we fought for our freedom. More...

Sports

Everyone's A Winner In Astoria Civic Bike Races

"I got the rain to hold off until this afternoon," City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., said prior to the start of the Astoria Civic Association's 28th annual bike race in Astoria Park this past Sunday, May 18. More...

Bryant Girls Tennis Team Is PSAL B Division Champion

Although Brooklyn's East New York Family Academy stepped out to an early lead in the PSAL Girls Tennis Team Playoffs at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on May 15, Benjamin Cardozo H.S., Bayside, won the A League Girls Tea More...

Winter Fitness Challenge Winners Earn Mets Tickets

Assemblymember Mark S. More...

Political Page

Sabini Gets 3-Day Reprieve In Fight For Party Backing

A rare, very significant and unprecedented event in Queens Democratic Party politics- withholding support from an incumbent elected official approaching reelection- failed to happen on Monday and is set for a rerun on Friday. More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight

Bill Which OKs Access-A-Ride Service Between Q-N Awaits Paterson's Action

Eastern Queens lawmakers just successfully completed a two-year fight pushing a bill through the state legislature which would expand Access-A-Ride bus service for seniors and the disabled between Queens and Nassau Counties. More...

Junk Mail Relief:

Get Your Name Off Marketers' Mailing Lists

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on how to reduce the mass junk mail and e-mail I receive? For some reason, my wife and I get bombarded with this stuff every day and are sick of it. What can you tell us? More...

Features

Thompson: 'DOE's Bldg. Plan is Flawed, Fails To Solve Overcrowding'

Despite the Department of Education's ongoing construction program of more than 36,000 new elementary and middle school seats, the city public school system is failing to build enough new schools to make a dent in the severe overcrowding problem th More...

Waterfront Alliance Seeks Bd. 7 Support

Willets Point, College Point and Flushing in Board 7, as well as LaGuardia Airport and the northern portion of Community Board 3 all border Flushing Bay.

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) has a simple message. "Our mission is to transform New York's harbor and waterways into clean, accessible, and vibrant places to play, learn and work," Carter Craft said. More...

'Fundraiser For Life'

By all accounts, seven-year-old Sebastian Gallagher is a normal little boy with a little boy smile and an infectious personality. Like most little boys, Sebastian loves sports. More...

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