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Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary

Community Meetings Clubs Aug. 21, 8 p.m., JFK Regular Democratic Club of Queens; Tietz Rehabilitation Center, 164th Street, Fresh Meadows; 718.591.8446. Community Education Councils Sep. 18, 8 p.m., District 30; P.S. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Samba Grill Brazilian BBQ

29-17 23rd Avenue

the sunny yellow dining room at Samba Grill puts you in a tropical mood with colorful murals and objets d'art on the walls. More...

Seniors

Understanding Reverse Mortgages

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me about reverse mortgages? My wife and I are both in our 70s and are interested in learning more about this option. More...

Editorials

Editorial

More NYC HS Students Graduate In Four Years

Last week figures released by the New York state Department of Education showed that more than half of the students attending New York City high schools are graduating on time. More...

Reject Big Oil

To The Editor: The question should not be to drill for more oil rather the U.S. should turn away from corporate oil conglomerates who view the general public as a piggybank. More...

Supports Paterson

A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. The Honorable David J. Paterson Governor The State of New York State Capitol Albany, New York 12224 Dear Mr. More...

Sports

Jets Lose To Redskins In Second Pre-Season Game

Brett Favre, starting his first game in a New York Jets uniform, faced the Washington Redskins in the Jets' second pre-season game on Saturday, August 16. The Jets won the coin toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff. More...

Holy Scrolls Stolen From Queens Synagogue

Last Sabbath began like any other in the last 60 years for congregants at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills with members of the large Jewish synagogue located at 71-35 Main St., preparing for the Sabbath services. More...

Mets Defeat Braves 6-3 For 1-1/2 Game Lead Over Phillies

The New York Mets faced the Atlanta Braves in the second of three games at Shea Stadium on Wednesday, August 20 and defeated the Braves, 6-3 on a complete game, three-hit pitching performance by Mets starter Mike Pelfrey. If the Mets ever neede More...

Political Page

Light Action Looms On Primary Day, With Heavier Ballot On Election Day

Primary Day, which is just three weeks away on September 9th, will produce very little action in Queens this year—only six elections, all of them among Democrats, and four of these involving incumbents. More...

Sears Welcomes DOE Fund To Jackson Heights

Councilmember Helen Sears (D-Jackson Heights/Elmhurst) was joined by local business owners and area residents to formally welcome the "men in blue" of the Doe Fund's centerpiece Ready, Willing & Able program to Jackson Heights. More...

Health Care

Generations Prepared

CPR for Everyone

Approximately 310,000 Americans die every year due to coronary heart disease, most often attributed to a sudden cardiac arrest suffered outside the hospital setting or in the emergency department. More...

Monitoring Shows Increase In West Nile Virus

The city Health Department has reported that a growing number of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus since mid-June, prompting a reminder to New Yorkers to take steps to avoid contracting the illness. More...

Features

Queens Dem Convention Delegates Headed For Denver

Queens Democrats who earlier this year expected to be crowning Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States first woman presidential nominee at their party's convention in Denver next week will instead be heading west shortly to bring closur More...

GR8 121 REFERENCE: BAU@QL

(Great One-To-One Reference: Business As Usual At Queens Librar y)

Text messaging abbreviations may look like gibberish to many people, but decoding them is all in a day's work at Information Services at the Queens Borough Public Library. More...

Maloney Receives Award From Working Families Groups

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney's efforts to improve the American quality of life through family-friendly workplace policies has been recognized by two major working family organizations, who will award her the inaugural Best of Congress Award next More...

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