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City Planning Begins Public Review To Protect 257 Blocks In North Flushing

City Planning Commissioner Amanda M. Burden on Tuesday, January 20 announced the beginning of public review to protect 257 blocks of North Flushing, one of the largest contextual rezonings of the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. More...

Better Schools Campaign Wants Reforms

An alliance, the Campaign for Better Schools, is calling for reform of mayoral control of the city More...

Bike Parking, Radio Antennas Approved By Board 3

New Assemblymember Michael Den Dekker, having briefly addressed the January meeting of Community Board 2, also addressed Community Board 3. Speaking at I.S. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan Cleary Local Inaugurations Jan. 25, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, District 30 inaugural ceremony; P.S. 153, 60-02 60th Lane. Community Meetings Associations Jan. More...

Restaurant of the Week

PHILIPPU...Exotic Philippine Cuisine

Philippu is a quaint new restaurant featuring traditional Philippine cuisine served by friendly hosts in a comfortable setting. More...

Editorials

Flight 1549 Shows Experience Counts

We have cited the aphorism "Experience is a wise teacher" several times in this space in relation to various matters of moment for ourselves and our readers. More...

Letters to the Editor

Businesses Crippled To The Editor: The No. 7 train service interruption in Long Island City on the weekends in conjunction with the closure of the Borden Avenue bridge is crippling the local businesses here in Hunters Point. More...

Getting Homeland Security Right

Americans voted for change on November 4- and no area of our federal government is more in need of a change than our approach to funding homeland security needs. The problems with the current system are as clear as they are ridiculous. More...

Sports

Ambarsom Lifts Garden Over York Prep, 48-24

On Thursday, January 15, Garden School hosted York Prep from Manhattan. The Lady Griffins More...

YMCA Junior Knicks Play At Madison Square Garden

On Saturday, January 17, during halftime of the New York Knicks game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Long Island City YMCA Junior Knicks team played the Bronx YMCA Junior Knicks team. The two More...

Liu, Kennedy Witness Obama Inauguration

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LaGuardia Community College Professor Receives Fulbright Specialists Award

LaGuardia Community College Education and Language Acquisition Department Professor Judith Coppock Gex has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project at the Suleiman Demirel University in Kazakhstan during January and February, according to th More...

Police News

Knife-Wielding Man Under Psych Watch More...

Board 7 Hears Make-A-Wish Manager

There were 55 wishes for a shopping spree, 204 wishes to go to Disney World, and one for a day at American Girl Place. In Queens alone, 98 wishes were granted last year. More...

Crystal Windows Launches Solar Power Subsidiary

Crystal Window & Door Systems, an award-winning manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and high-end fenestration systems, has launched its newest subsidiary, Helios Energy Systems. More...

Political Page

Mayor Having Problem Finding A Political Party To Back Him

Despite overtures made by political emissaries of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Queens Republican Party officials, the latter aren't the least bit inclined toward giving the mayor the GOP ballot line to run on for a third term, according to top source More...

Lawmakers 'Disappointed', 'Outraged' That Con Ed Supers Took Bribes

Commenting on charges that 11 Con Edison supervisors demanded $1 million in kickbacks from a construction company on several jobs, Assemblymember Michael Gianaris said he was "disappointed but hardly surprised" at the revelation. More...

Seniors

Nolan Announces Increase In HEAP Benefits, More Eligible For Program

An increase in federal home heating benefits is making possible an expansion of the state's HEAP program to assist seniors and low-income families in meeting their home heating costs through this sometimes frigid winter. More...

Renewing Their Vows

Last fall Astorians Vincent and Agnes Maniace renewed their marriage vows first taken Aug. 15, 1948. More...

Features

Obama: We'll Meet Challenges

On a clear, brisk day, in front of a huge audience stretching from the White House to the Washington Monument, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the highest office in More...

Crowley, Maloney Applaud Passage Of Expanded Child Health Bill

Congressmember Joseph Crowley cheered and colleague Carolyn Maloney quipped, "The third time will be the charm" as the House for the third time passed a bill that will improve healthcare coverage for 651,853 children in New York state and extend af More...

Vallone Prompts Albany To Toughen Laws In Child Abuse Cases

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

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