January 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire Response Time Falls To Record Low

On Monday, January 11, only minutes after swearing in Salvatore J. Cassano as the city’s new fire commissioner, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that in 2009 the city experienced 73 civilian fire deaths, the lowest number ever recorded. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Jan. 21, 8 p.m., FDR Democrats; Chabad of NE Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.8285.   More...

Seniors

Glaucoma Sneaks Up On Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,   What are the risk factors for glaucoma? My 82-year-old father lost much of his vision from it about 10 years ago and my sister was recently diagnosed with it, and neither had a clue anything was wrong. More...

Features

Kelly Addresses New York Press Club

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly was the keynote speaker for an “on the record “ discussion about the police and the press at the monthly meeting of the New York Press Club on Tuesday, January 19. More...

Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered At City Hall, BAM Tributes

Mayor Michael Bloomberg began a series of tributes to Martin Luther King on Monday, January 18 at a City Hall reception. Bloomberg was joined by numerous elected officials and dignitaries, including former Mayor David Dinkins, U. S. More...

Queens Foreclosures Rise, Refinancing Drops

Ten years after the first signs of crisis emerged, at least 1,000 properties are currently in foreclosure in Jamaica.   That is the most in the city, according to Propertyshark.com, as reported in the January 2 New York Times. More...

Queens GOP Endorses Tabone For 26th AD

At its executive committee meeting on January 13, the Queens County Republican Party unanimously endorsed Bayside attorney and civic leader Vince Tabone for the 26th Assembly District, encompassing the neighborhoods of Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrac More...

Astoria Community Responds To Haiti Earthquake

On Monday, January, 18, City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and local community leaders and Trinity Church members Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, Karla Mosley Frei-Pearson and Costa Constantinides honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Plaka Estiatorio

You're in for a delicious meal at Plaka Estiatorio, conveniently located in the Jackson Heights shopping center on 31st Avenue. More...

Editorials

George Onorato Set To Retire

With the general election this coming November a distinguished career in public service to the people of Queens will come to an end. More...

Letters to the Editor

Joke Helped To Grieve   To The Editor: More...

The Real Cost Of Health ‘Reform’

In my last Op Ed [“Mammogram, Self- Examination Cutbacks Threaten Women’s Health”, Nov. More...

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