July 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Clubs Aug. 21, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Others Jul. More...

Restaurant of the Week

PINOCCHIO PALACE

32-02 30th Avenue Astoria 718.932.4976

The owners of Pinocchio Palace on 30th Avenue in Astoria are happy to announce their grand re-opening, now that extensive renovations are complete. More...

Health Care

MSHQ Celebrates 9 Years

The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens marked its ninth anniversary on June 24. While the hospital has served the community for nearly 100 years under different names, it wasn't until 1999 that it became Mount Sinai Queens. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Remember The Reason For Fourth Of July

It is not unreasonable to expect the coming Fourth of July holiday to be a little more boisterous than usual. The holiday comes on a Friday, giving many of us a three-day weekend. More...

Have Safe, Sane July 4th

To The Editor: As American adults sport the red, white and blue for Fourth of July celebrations, Anheuser- Busch Sales & Service Of New York, Inc. reminds them to demonstrate true American spirit by being a designated driver or skipper. More...

Oil Threatens U.S. Security

To The Editor: The Saudis earn $1.2 billion a day from oil. They are planning on forming an investment group funded with $1 trillion to purchase assets in th U.S. and Europe. More...

Star Journal

New York City Told Of Nazi Missile Threat In June 1945

Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star-Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

Political Page

Lawmakers Caught Up In Surge of Activity As Session Ends

Queens lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans alike, were a busy group, rushing around Albany in the closing days of the recent legislative session to get bills passed and sent to Governor David Paterson, who would then sign them into law. More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight By John Toscano

Mayor's Senior Services Changes Threatened By Assembly-Passed Bill

The controversial plan by the city's Department for the Aging which proposes changes in home meal delivery and senior center operations would be stopped dead in its tracks under a bill passed by the Democrat-controlled Assembly in the waning hours More...

Medicare Improvement Passed In House By Wide Margin

A bipartisan bill outlining improvements in the Medicare program passed the House last week by a whopping 355- 59 vote. More...

Hanac Senior Housing Facility Gets $600G Fed Funding Infusion

Officials from HANAC, an Astoria based social services organization, received a grant of $600,000 in federal funds last week to help finance construction of a 93-unit senior residence on the site now occupied by the Presbyterian Church of Astoria a More...

Features

Maloney Joins Fight Against FedEx

BY RICHARD GENTILVISO Congressmember Carolyn Maloney has joined forces with state Senator George Onorato, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris and City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Bd. 2 Looks At Landmarks, Consumer Affairs, Bike Lanes

Community Board 2's May meeting had six items that had to be brought to a vote: four Landmark Preservation Commission applications, a Consumer Affairs application and a Department of Transportation presentation on the Vernon Boulevard-East River Gr More...

On the brief side...

Major Disabled Rights Bill OK'd By House Advocates of legal protections for the disabled scored a major victory last week when Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation expanding the civil rights of the disabled and restoring some rights that had More...

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