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Joey Dee’s ‘Peppermint Twist’ Back At Astoria Park

Mother Nature might have rained out the July 23 performance at Astoria Park by Joey Dee and the Starliters, but don More...

114th Precinct Cops Nab Teen Robbery Suspect

Anti-crime officers on patrol out of the 114th Precinct on July 24 nabbed an Astoria teenager after the 13-year-old snatched a purse off the arm of a woman shopping on 30th Avenue. Police said the 40-year-old victim was walking on 30th Avenue near 3 More...

Police News

Judge Orders Psych Testing For LaGuardia Bomber By LIZ GOFF The crazed homeless man arrested for setting off panic on August 1 by strolling into LaGuardia Airport with a fake bomb attached to his backpack has a history of More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Boards Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m., Board 5; Christ the King H.S., CNL Room, 3rd Floor, Door 10, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718.366.1834. Sep. 1, 7:30 p.m., Board 4; St. More...

'We Are All Americans' Ends CALDC Summer Fun Series

The final shows of the 2009 "Summer Fun" Children's Series presented by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition will be performed on Tuesday, August 11 in Athens Square Park and on Wednesday, August 12 at the Dutch Kills Playground. More...

ITALIAN NIGHTS 2009

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens Presents

Aug. 5 Extasy's Marty Hroncich Aug. 12 Michael Armondo & Phil Echo Aug. 19 Filippo, Jannah Aug. 26 Damir & Joe All events are Wednesdays 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria. No rain dates. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Spanish Cuisine at Cafe Ole

The Nava Family invites you to experience the wonderful flavors of Spain at this one-monthold eatery on 36th Avenue in Long Island City. More...

Editorials

Enjoy All The Summer Fun Still Left

It is a truth universally acknowledged that time marches inexorably on. Of course, the pace of that march can differ widely, depending on who is keeping the beat. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks To The Editor: On behalf of the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Susan Cleary for listing our programs in the Gazette "Calender of Events". More...

Sports

Burress Indicted On Weapons Charges

A Manhattan grand jury on August 4 voted to indict former New York Giants 2008 Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress on two counts of weapons possession and one count of dangerous endangerment. More...

Mets Lose 6-5 To Arizona Diamondbacks

The New York Mets broke the hearts of their loyal fans again as they dropped a squeaker 6-5 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night, August 3, at Citi Field. More...

Mets Collapse in 12-7 Loss To St. Louis Cardinals

The Mets, in fourth place in the NL East, opened a two-game series with the Cardinals who are tied for first place in the NL Central, on Tuesday night, August 4. More...

Home Invasion Robbery Nets $, Cellphones, Metals

A home invasion robbery netted currency, cellphones and what police describe as a quantity of precious metals from a Long Island City apartment within the confines of the 114th Precinct this morning. More...

4 Of 5 Candidates For 26th District Debate Campaign

By Thomas Cogan The Democratic primary race for the 26th District City Council seat had until lately been marked by civility among its five candidates, as reflected in the debates they held this spring in Sunnyside and Dutch Kills. More...

Greater NY Area AAdvantage Members Earn Double Miles

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Ex-Con Charged With Shooting Queens Cop

When it comes to police work, domestic violence calls are the most unpredictable and deadly for New York More...

Political Page

Library’s Broadway Branch Reopens After Renovations

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and Assemblymember Margaret Markey celebrated the reopening of the Broadway branch of the Queens Borough Public Library on Tuesday, July 28. More...

Thompson Tries New Tactics, But Mayor Mike Eludes Him

City Comptroller William Thompson, who has been taking a more combative tone against Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his administration in recent campaigning, saw some improvement in his poll numbers last week. More...

Bloomberg Addresses Aldos Independent Dems

Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at a meeting of the Aldos Independent Democratic Club last Wednesday. Jerry Fragias, president and John Ciafone, executive leader, welcomed Bloomberg, More...

Features

Queens DA's Office Hosts 120 Summer Interns

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown last week announced that 120 law school and college students are participating in his 2009 Volunteer Summer Internship Program, which runs for 10 weeks. More...

Employee Misclassification Costs NYS Millions In Lost Taxes

New York state is losing millions of dollars in tax revenue because employers are "misclassifying" thousands of workers as independent contractors, state Senator George Onorato charged last week. More...

Vallone Has Lunch At Variety Boys And Girls Club

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined hundreds of children at the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys and Girls Club for lunch on Wednesday, July 22. More...

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