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Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Thanksgiving Nov. 26, 3 p.m., Dino Rosi in concert; Flushing House, 38- 20 Bowne St. Nov. 27, 9 a.m., LIC YMCA Turkey Trot, suggested donation $10, all proceeds support the Strong Kids Campaign; 718.392.7932, x. 242. Nov. 27, noon-4 p.m. More...

Restaurant of the Week

JACKSON AVENUE STEAKHOUSE

12-23 Jackson Avenue L.I.C., NY 11101 • 718.784.1412 www.jacksonsteakhouse.com

F or an exceptional dining experience right here in Long Island City, you owe it to yourself to visit Jackson Avenue Steakhouse. More...

Seniors

Medicare Part D Program 'Changes' Starts; Gioia Talk On Vets' Job Program

It's that time of year again—the time when seniors can either sign up for the Medicare drug prescription program for the first time or change their existing plan. More...

Senior Services Expanded At Elmcor

Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry, City Councilmember Helen Sears and Victoria Williams executive director of Elmcor, Youth & Adult Activities, Inc., will conduct a grand opening ceremony celebrating the expansion of Lefrak Senior Center at St. More...

2009 Social Security And Medicare Adjustments

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me a full rundown on the Social Security and Medicare changes for 2009? Planning Ahead Dear Planning: In spite of all the financial turmoil, Uncle Sam has good news for seniors in 2009! More...

Features

School Budgets Face Draconian Cuts

This week, parents are participating in the time-honored tradition of open school days. Intermediate and junior high schools invited parents on Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon for conferences. More...

QSAC Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On October 23, 420 people gathered at Tavern on the Green in Manhattan to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Quality Services for the Autistic Community (QSAC). More...

Drunken Driver Kills Two In Astoria Crash

Family and friends of two women killed last weekend in a horrific DWI crash in Astoria are trying to cope with their loss as they vent anger over a system that freed a murder suspect to kill again. More...

Political Page

Gioia To Costco: Accept Food Stamps

As a frigid wind blew leaves and papers into the air on Sunday, November 16, City Councilmember Eric Gioia held a press conference across the street from the Costco store on Vernon Boulevard in Astoria and called on Costco executives to reconsider More...

Bloomberg Succeeds On Willets Pt.

Following a long, hard campaign on several fronts to eliminate an eyesore that had managed to dodge the wrecker's ball for a half century, the Bloomberg mayoral administration is ready to move forward with its plan to breathe new life into the hear More...

Maloney, Schumer, Clinton Call For Stimulus Package

Citing the continuing economic downturn and little chance that a consumer-led recovery will occur because of high unemployment, soaring prices and personal debt levels, United States Senator Charles Schumer and Congressmember Carolyn Maloney have c More...

Editorials

Editorial

Reason For Hope, Despite State Of Economy

To many people it may seem that the grim economic news currently coming at us from all sides signifies the end of the world. It does not. As bleak as the situation may seem, the United States has weathered far worse financial storms. More...

Much To Be Thankful For

To The Editor: Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is much more than a day off with a big meal. More...

America Still Amazes

To The Editor: Turkey and cranberries will soon be on the table in celebration of a great American holiday, Thanksgiving. Within the shadow of our minds are days gone by populated by loved ones no longer at the table. More...

Sports

Garden School Lady Griffins Win Home Season Opener

On Monday, November 17, the Garden School Lady Griffins varsity basketball squad, hailing from Jackson Heights, opened up the 2008-09 campaign with an impressive 34-11 victory against Lycee Francais de New York (LFNY) from Manhattan. More...

Mets' Wright Gets Second Silver Slugger Award

New York Mets third baseman David Wright, who set career highs with 33 home runs, 124 RBI and 115 runs scored last year, captured his second consecutive Silver Slugger Award, the Hillerich & Bradsby Co. announced November 13. More...

YMCA Leagues

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