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Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Flag Day Jun. 13, 11 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside, 40th Annual Flag Day Parade, Greenpoint Avenue from 39th to 48th Street, celebration at Sabba Park; 718.786.4141. 4th of July Jun 29, 7:30 p.m. More...

SHAREing & CAREing 2009 Cruise, June 29

Once again, it's time for friends to get together and support the vital services of SHAREing & CAREing Breast Cancer Support Services for the community. More...

Restaurant of the Week

OPA! Souvlaki, Since 1969

Opa! Souvlaki is a gastronomic institution, not only in Astoria, but in all of New York City and beyond. For 40 years Opa! has been serving some of New York's best souvlaki, gyro, fresh fish and arguably the best spanakopita. More...

Editorials

NYC Deserves 'Safest City' Ranking

As usually happens about this time of year, last week the Federal Bureau of Investigation, known familiarly by its initials of FBI, released its latest "Crime in the United States", the preliminary Uniform Crime Report for 2008. More...

Letters to the Editor

Parking Is Big Problem To The Editor: Why has development in recent years seem to overlook the desperate need for parking here in Queens? More...

Features

Charles J. Vallone Scholarships Awarded To 25 Area Students

An estimated 3.2 million young people will turn 18 years old in 2009, making them the largest group of high school seniors ever. At the same time, job losses have reached 822,282 so far this year, more than twice as many as last year. More...

Sears Calls For 'Vendor Free Zone' In Jackson Heights

City Councilmember Helen Sears wants to make the quality of life for her fellow Jackson Heights residents as pleasant as possible. More...

Public Meeting Regarding 64th Street Cleanup Site Set

Assemblymember Michael DenDekker (D- Jackson Heights) has announced that the public is invited to a meeting being held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) on Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m., at P.S. More...

Fire Destroys Maspeth United Methodist Church

Parishioners were left in shock while investigators continued trying to determine what caused a blaze that ripped through a century-old Maspeth church early Tuesday morning, June 9. More...

Political Page

Thompson, Weprin Rap Mike On Water Board Rate Hikes

City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. More...

Surprised Dems Might Well Ask, 'Where Do We Go From Here?'

Political Analysis

After the unexpected far reaching events that transformed state senate leadership during Monday's chaotic session as Republicans displaced the Democrats with a sneak attack that was far more effective and efficient than their efforts at the polls l More...

Seniors

Some Bill Collectors Accessing Seniors' S.S. Benefits

Under pressure from activists seeking to protect senior citizens' Social Security benefits from bill collectors, the Obama administration has promised action to close a loophole in existing law which leaves seniors' bank accounts vulnerable. More...

Gennaro Provides Free Legal Help For Seniors

During a press conference at Hillcrest Senior Center in Jamaica, City Councilmember James F. Gennaro announced he is funding free legal services for seniors. More...

Sports

Mets Defeat Phillies 6-5 In First Of Three Home Games

The New York Mets defeated the first-place Philadelphia Phillies by a 6 to 5 score on Tuesday evening, June 9, at Citi Field in the first of a three-game series. More...

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