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Gazette Calendar Of Events

Halloween Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, Halloween Harvest Festival with Red Door Theatre Performance, rain or shine, 21-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC; 718.956.1819. Oct. 18, noon-4 p.m. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Woodhaven House

63-98 Woodhaven Blvd. Rego Park • (718) 894-5400 www.woodhavenhouse.com

a meal at Woodhaven House is a treat for all the senses. On a recent Saturday evening, the entire restaurant was buzzing with joviality from families and friends dining together, while a surprise birthday party took over the bar area. More...

Seniors

The Savvy Senior

Flu Shots: Facts And Fiction

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the facts on flu shots? Do they really help that much, and can a flu shot actually give you the flu? More...

Book Review

The Hudson River Notes Waterway's Importance

The Hudson River: A Great American Treasure, Greg Miller in association with Scenic Hudson. Foreword by Bill McKibben Hardcover; 224 pages, 100 double page color photographs ISBN: 978-0-8478-3152-4 Price: $50 Rizzoli, New York Publication Date: November 2

T he establishment of the Hudson River School of painting marked America's first domestic art movement, providing city dwellers with a peek at the river and its settings. More...

Features

Gianaris Meets With Obama

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (DAstoria Long Island City) met with U.S. Senator and Democratic nominee for President Barack Obama in Chicago on September 22 at an event attended by national Greek- American leaders. More...

JDRF Holds Third Annual Local Fundraiser

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Dutch Kills Civic Association Holds Candidates' Night

In October, after months, nay, years, of disputation, the Dutch Kills rezoning plan arrived at its final destination, the City Council. There, it was approved in a way that left everyone dissatisfied but no one in despair. More...

Gioia Protests Janitor Firings At Queens DOE Building

Updated 10-17-08

Local 32BJ office cleaners were joined by City Councilmember Eric Gioia this past Wednesday at the New York City Department of Education Queens headquarters at 44-36 Vernon Blvd. More...

Quinn Proposes Spending Cuts, Business Tax Policy Change As Crisis Response

Updated 10-16-08

Acknowledging the depth of the fiscal challenge facing the city, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Wednesday, October 15, offered the Citizens Budget Commission a series of proposals and recommendations for how local government can play an impo More...

Political Page

Law Protecting Kids From Online Predators Passes Congress

Sex offenders will be required to register their online identifiers, such as e-mail names, and stay off social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook under the KIDS bill recently passed by Congress. More...

Possible Solution To Flooding Comes Out Of Civic Meeting

Inundated with complaints of homes in Astoria being flooded after heavy rains, the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reported that it is adding a new pump that will process heavier water intake more quickly at the Bowery Bay sewage More...

Albany Political Brawl Over Aqueduct Casino Development

The long delayed selection of a company to operate a proposed video slot casino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park remains deadlocked as Governor David Paterson and state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos disagree about a developer picked by the More...

Editorials

Editorial

The Sky Is Not About To Fall

We don't often quote Franklin D. More...

Horns Still Heard

To The Editor: Several months ago, after admitting they had misinterpreted federal government horn blowing regulations, the Long Island Rail Road changed its operating policy requiring engineers to blast their horns while going through the Forest More...

Stadiums Are Ripoff

To The Editor: The recent announced sale for both Mets and Yankee stadium assets such as old seats, player lockers, etc, confirms once again the taxpayers and sports fans have been thrown another curve ball by Yankees and Mets owners. More...

Sports

Queens Flag Football Team Makes Championships

The NFL is sending the seven young boys from Queens who make up the 9-11 New York DAC Panthers to Florida to represent the Greater New York region at the NFL Youth Flag Football Tournament of Champions in Orlando next month. More...

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