February 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Board 3 Considers Bar-Restaurant Applications

Community Board 3 held its February meeting at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights and met under the leadership of Grace Lawrence, its new chairperson. More...

Historical Society Sees Queens As it Is And As it Was

In a photograph included in the book, Queens: Then and Now, part of the Arcadia Publishing Then & Now Series, a cow stands in the middle of a meadow near what readers are informed is now Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Associations Mar. 5, 7:30 p.m., sharp, United Community Civic; Augustana Lutheran Church, 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights. Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic Association; St. More...

Greek Independence Day Celebrations Begin Mar. 3

Greek Independence Day celebrations will begin this year with the Modern Greek Language and Literature Program of the St. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Joey's Place is Your Place

The management of Joey's Place is proud to welcome you back after comleting extensive renovations. The newly redecorated dining room is so warm and inviting with its cream colored walls, soft lighting and elegant carpeting. More...

Editorials

Volunteer To Beat Winter Blahs

When winter winds howl, sleet lashes our faces and snow mounds render the landscape impassable and unrecognizable, it seems that the cold and icy precipitation will be with us forever. More...

Letters to the Editor

Keep X32 Bus In Service A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. Hon. Elliot G. More...

Ferreras Wins Special Election In J.H./Corona, Succeeds Monserrate

Julissa Ferreras, former chief of staff to Councilmember Hiram Monserrate won his seat in yesterday More...

Ulrich Wins the 32nd Council District election

The Queens political world has a new Comeback Kid following 24-year-old Republican candidate Eric Ulrich More...

Mark Weprin Helps Get Supermarket Lease Signed

With help from Assemblymember Mark S. Weprin (D-Little Neck), the Food Dynasty in Queens Village has a new 20-year lease to remain at its current location, 220-46 Hillside Ave. More...

Police News

Steinway Club Patrons Mowed Down In DWI Feb. 22

The mother of a drunk driver who mowed down seven club patrons in Long Island City early Sunday morning, offered a tearful apology to her son More...

Political Page

GOP Comeback Could Be In The Cards For Next Couple Of Years

Republican power is at its lowest point in many years on the state and national scene following staggering election losses that propelled Democrats into power in Washington and Albany in recent elections. More...

Gianaris Meets With Richard Ravitch To Address Mass Transit Challenges

In the wake of the MTA proposing its "Doomsday Budget," Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (DQueens) met with Richard Ravitch (r.) on Thursday, February 19, to discuss public transit challenges in Astoria and the steps that might be taken to find the resou More...

Seniors

Long Term Care Insurance: Tips To Consider

Dear Savvy Senior, Is long-term care insurance worth the cost? My wife and I have some assets we'd like to protect, but we don't want to go broke doing it. What can you tell me? More...

Features

Street Renamed For Rabbi Avraham Schechter

City Councilmember James Gennaro on February 17 hosted a ceremony renaming a stretch of 72nd Drive between 147th and 150th Streets in Kew Gardens Hills as "Rabbi Avraham Schechter Way" in memory of longtime community leader Rabbi Avraham Schechter. 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...

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