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Gazette Calendar Of Events

Chanukkah, Kwanzaa Dec. 26-29, noon-4 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, holiday open house, free, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park; 718.347.FARM. Dec. 27, 1 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, Catch the Kwanzaa Beat; Dec. 28, 11 a.m. More...

Children's Programs At The Queens Theatre

The Little Mermaid Saturday, January 17, 2009 11:00 am & 1:00 pm The New Year begins with this Hans Christian Andersen musical classic taking the stage at Queens Theatre. More...

Seniors

Paterson's Budget, MTA Access-A-Ride Fare Hike Hurt Seniors

Seniors would take a double battering from proposals advanced by Governor David Paterson in his $121 billion 2009 budget and under the Metropolitan Transportation Authority budget offered for approval last Wednesday. More...

Features

14-Year-Old Former Astorian In 'Doubt'

Ariana Silvestro, a former resident of Astoria who attended P.S. 2 in Jackson Heights, has aspired to acting since she was a mere child. More...

Bike Lanes Crowd Out Cars In Bd. 1

Everyone knows it's tough to find safe indoor parking for automobiles. But what about bicycles? More...

Gianaris Calls For Tougher DWI Laws

In the wake of the recent tragedy in which a driver with a drunk driving history and a suspended license killed two women when he crashed into their car in Astoria while again driving drunk, More...

Political Page

Weprin Key Figure In Council's Stand-Off With Mayor

In the latest battle between the mayor and City Council, this one coming as the city faces a $1 billion deficit in the coming year and homeowners are facing tough times with prices rising and some job losses in prospect, there was a victory for eac More...

Kennedy Skewered By Ackerman; Maloney, Another Woman Promoted For Clinton's Senate Seat

Some air was leaking out of the "Caroline Kennedy-for-Senate" balloon last week as a fellow Democrat and several columnists put her through the wringer. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Portofino Ristorante Consistently Delicious

Portofino Ristorante is famous for consistently delicious food, fabulous nightly specials, great wine and cocktails, and outstanding service, so why wouldn't you visit? More...

Editorials

Best Wishes Of The Season To One And All

Editorial

According to the calendar, the season we call winter began this year on Sunday, December 21. More...

Thanks For New Trees

To The Editor: I just wanted to commend and thank the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation's Forestry Division for the great job that they did this week in planting new street trees in my section of Bayside. More...

Holiday Thoughts

To The Editor: I am so happy and praise the honor students in the choir at Immaculate Conception School who sang carols at Ellis Island. This story is so uplifting spiritually and fulfills the true meaning of the holiday season. More...

Sports

SJU Defeats Marist, 65-44, Falls To Virginia Tech, 81-67

St. John's Red Storm faced the Red Foxes from Marist in the first round of the Aeropostale Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden. St. More...

Mets Reshape Bullpen For Citi Field Inaugural Season

The New York Mets have replenished what was a dismal bullpen in 2008. After the Mets took a second collapse in September, General Manager Omar Minaya has decided to reshape their bullpen in a big way. More...

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