February 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sad Farewell For 26-Year-Old Corona Drag Victim

Family and well wishers packed a Corona funeral home last weekend in a sad farewell to a young man who was killed in a gruesome accident on February 11. More...

Crystal Vinyl Window Lines Upgraded To Energy Star

In a bold environmental move, Crystal Window & Door Systems, an award-winning national manufacturer, announced that it is upgrading the standard window offerings for all eight of its vinyl product lines to Energy Star compliance. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Associations Feb. 19, 8 p.m., FDR Dems; Chabad of NE Queens, 212-12 26th Ave, Bayside; 718.460.8285. Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Greater Woodhaven Development; St. Thomas Apostle Church, Parish House, 87-04 88th Ave. More...

Restaurant of the Week

PL AKA GREEK ESTIATORIO

This lovely Greek eatery, or estiatorio, is conveniently located in the Jackson Heights shopping center on 31st Avenue and provides the perfect backdrop for a post-shopping dinner, to stay or to go, or a relaxing meal with friends and family. More...

Seniors

Support Services Help Seniors Living With Cancer

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of resources or support services are available to help seniors living with cancer? My husband is being treated for prostate cancer and has become exhausted and very depressed about it. More...

Editorials

Bailout Package Should Put Americans To Work

Editorial

Among the many elements of President Barack Obama's bailout package passed by Congress last week that commanded our attention was a total of $150 billion allocated to "shovel-ready" infrastructure projects. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos For Paterson A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. More...

Beg Pardon

Executive Assistant Queens District Attorney Jesse J. Sligh was incorrectly identified as Darnley Jones of the city Department For the Aging in a caption for a photograph accompanying the article "Gianaris Promises Funding Fight" More...

Sports

Garden School Lady Griffins Clinch Playoff Berth

The Garden School Lady Griffins varsity basketball team held off Columbia Prep, 54-52, on Thursday, February 12 to clinch the final playoff spot in the Girls Independent Schools Athletic League (GISAL) Division I. More...

Cops Seek Info On Queens Church Bandits

Police in Flushing are searching for a team of brazen bandits who swiped a safe containing almost $19,000 in tuition and operating funds from a cash-strapped Catholic school on February 10. More...

Police News & Borough-Wide Blotter

Hunt Suspects In Burglary Spree Police officials last week released a surveillance photo of one of four suspects sought in connection with three recent burglaries in Kew Gardens and Rego Park. More...

Former FCCA Executive Charged In $4K Theft

The former executive director of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA) and consultant to Americans for the Arts (AFTA) this week is facing grand larceny charges for allegedly bilking the two non-profit organizations out of almost $5,00 More...

Political Page

Special City Council Elections Set For Tuesday

Special elections to fill two City Council seats, one in the Jackson Heights- Corona area, the other in Ozone Park- Howard Beach, will be held next Tuesday. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Weprin Attends Legislative Breakfast

Assemblymember Mark S. Weprin (D-Little Neck) participated in a legislative breakfast at Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing understanding of the environment. More...

Gazette Endorses Ricatto, Ferreras In Special Elections

In the special elections to fill vacancies in two City Council Districts to be held next Tuesday, February 24, the Gazette endorses Mike Ricatto in the 32nd District and Julissa Ferreras in the 21st District. More...

Features

DOT Commissioner McCarthy Addresses Sunnyside Chamber

Maura McCarthy, Queens commissioner of the Department of Transportation, was the speaker at the February luncheon meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce. More...

Astoria-LIC Crime Declines, Vorbeck Tells Bd. 1 Cabinet

At the February meeting of the Community Board 1 cabinet, 114th Police Precinct Commander Deputy Inspector Paul Vorbeck delivered a long report on the status of law and order in Astoria and Long Island City, declaring it good while indicating how m More...

Marshall Decries Shuttered Hospitals

With St. John's Queens Hospital in Elmhurst and Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica closing by the end of the month, Borough President Helen Marshall has announced she will lead an effort to fill the loss in health care. More...

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