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Mets Win 9th In A Row

The Mets came into Sunday night More...

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. 24, Aug. 14, Sep. 4, Sep. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Dec. More...

Restaurant of the Week

BLACKBIRD'S

41-19 30th Avenue, Astoria 718.943.6899

The Gazette is proud to welcome Blackbird's to the neighborhood. Blackbird's opened on June 20, just in time to herald the first day of summer. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Cut Back On Alternate-Side Parking, Save Fuel

We have no statistics on this matter, but it seems fairly obvious that moving a car from one side of a street to the other at least four times a week (across and back twice) expends a substantial amount of gasoline. More...

Memorial At Ground Zero

To The Editor: With recent newspaper articles and editorials decrying the lack of "progress" and vast "overruns" in cost in rebuilding at the World Trade Center site- after almost seven years- I made another "pilgrimage" from Bayside to Lower Manh More...

Obama Backtracks

To The Editor: I am writing to comment on recent troubling developments in the presidential race. More...

Sports

VB&G Club Wins All-Star Home Run Derby

At the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night at Yankee Stadium, the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens emerged the winner. More...

Jets, Giants Players Lead 'Mini-Camp' For Kids

On July 10 pro football players Brad Smith (New York Jets) and and Justin Tuck (Super Bowl Champs New York Giants) visited Roy Wilkins Park to help RCN and United Way volunteers run a mini-camp for 50 youths. More...

Breaking News Family Justice Center Opens

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown on Tuesday joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall and baseball legend Joe Torre at the opening of the Family Justice Center in Kew Gardens. More...

Crane Worker Dies In Steinway Street Collision

An 18-wheel tractor-trailer truck (insert below) traveling south on Steinway Street collided with a crane at a building site at 32-56 Steinway St. shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, hurling a worker in the crane cab to the pavement. More...

Political Page

Obama Forces Back Challenges To Meeks In SE Queens Primary

In an interesting development in the Southeast Queens 6th Congressional District, opponents of incumbent Congressmember Gregory Meeks, who elected three of five Democratic convention delegates pledged to Barack Obama last February, are backing a ch More...

Seniors

Senior Spotlight

Sen. Kennedy Leaves Sickbed To Help Pass Medicare Improvements

In truly dramatic fashion last week, United States Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachussetts, still under treatment for brain cancer, returned to the Senate chamber to cast a vote for a Democratic bill to improve Medicare. More...

Features

SCOUT Program Inspects City Streets

More than 40,000 conditions have been reported since October 2007. Queens accounts for about 28 percent of all conditions reported citywide, with most conditions reported within Community Board 13 and the fewest in Community Board 1.

Last August, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the SCOUT program. More...

Fight Development Of Brinckerhoff Cemetery

City Councilmember James F. Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) and state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Whitestone), joined by Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

New Fire Code Replaces Rules From 1913

More comprehensive and detailed, the new Fire Code places greater emphasis on enhanced safety for the general public and firefighter/emergency responder safety.

One day after 276 probationary firefighters graduated from the fire academy on Randall's Island, the city of New York's newly revised Fire Code went into effect on July 1. More...

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