February 25, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Queens Library Launches Online Store

The Queens Borough Public Library has launched an online store so people all over the borough--and those who wish they were here--can purchase merchandise with the Queens Library logo. Proceeds benefit Queens Library programs and services. More...

FDNY Captain Honored With Plaque

On Friday, February 20, hundreds of New York City firefighters and family members gathered at Engine 263-Ladder 117 at 42nd Street and Astoria Boulevard to remember Captain Steven R. Jaeger, who died suddenly on Feb. 21, 2008. More...

Traffic Light Installed At Intersection After 41 Years

After 41- years of rejected pleas, a busy intersection at 21st Street and 30th Drive in Astoria that was the scene of numerous accidents and at least one fatality now has a traffic light, thanks in large part to more than seven years of relentless More...

Cops Question Tale Of 'Bulletproof' Man

Police sources said investigators are doubtful of a tale told by a Queens man last week who claims he walked more than two miles to a hospital, where doctors discovered he had been shot three times. More...

Austin H. Armitstead, Gazette Liaison, Dies At Age 84

The Reverend Austin Herrick Armitstead died Feb. 20, 2009 at his home in Suffolk, Virginia. He was 84 years old. More...

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Dr. Constantine Georgiou, Educator, Author, Dies At 81

"She is beautiful. Oh, so beautiful. She shall become Rani, Queen of the Jungle." This phrase introduced the children's literature masterpiece, Rani: Queen of the Jungle, a children's book by Dr. Constantine Georgiou. More...

Tax Program End Threatens NYC TV, Film Production

State Senator George Onorato (DAstoria Long Island City), whose 12th Senate District is home to both Silvercup and Kaufman Astoria Studios, is urging Governor David Paterson to provide new support for New York's Film Production Tax Credit program. More...

St. John's, Mary Immaculate Are Systemic Failure

The troubles of St. John's Queens and Mary Immaculate Hospitals are only the most recent casualities of the modern American healthcare system—a system currently on life support. More...

Community Boards Face Drastic Budget Cuts

Reduce the New York Police Department by 1,000 police officers. Eliminate engine companies or a fifth firefighter on 64 engines. Cut library subsidies 7 percent. Reduce senior center funding by 5 percent. More...

Board 1 Gives Nod To NRG 1,040-MW Plant

The average power plant in New York City was built in 1977. NRG Energy, Inc. wants to retire its existing 600-megawatt plant, built in 1969, and replace it with a 1,040-megawatt facility. More...

EHC Gets HHS Organ Donor Medal Of Honor

On Friday, February 6, the New York Organ Donor Network awarded Elmhurst Hospital Center the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Medal of Honor for substantially raising organ donation rates of eligible donors from its facility. More...

Use Stimulus $ To End Floods In NE Queens, Say Lawmakers

Queens lawmakers whose districts include the northeast portion of the borough, where there have been flood problems, have called upon Governor David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to earmark stimulus funds for flood prevention programs. More...

Reflections After 11 Years With The Gazette

Drawing Circles:

Reprinted from the May 3, 2006 edition of the Gazette. In an article in the Mar. More...

Mayor Launches Initiative For Media & Technology Opportunities

With an eye to the future and the goal of building on New York City's profitable relationship with the television and film industry, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched Media NYC 2020, a program "to address the economic challenges facing the media More...

Sebastian Gallagher, Age 8, Dies From Brain Tumor

Sebastian Christopher Gallagher, an eight-year-old boy with a winning smile and passionate love of sports in any form, died early Monday morning, February 23 from the effects of an inoperable brain tumor diagnosed in the spring of 2007. More...

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