March 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

YOUTH 2000 Retreat In Astoria

The Immaculate Conception Parish will be hosting a YOUTH 2000 NY retreat weekend for people ages 15 to 30, Friday to Sunday, March 12 -14. More...

The Hunt Is On For Dutch Kills Robbery Suspect

Queens detectives last week released a surveillance photo of a man sought in connection with at least three recent robberies in the Dutch Kills neighborhood in Long Island City. More...

LICBDC Looks At Parking, Parks, Crime

The year’s first business breakfast of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation (LICBDC) was a respite from a cold and wet February morning and provided interest and information that attendees would want in any weather. More...

Rally To Save W Train

Commuters in Astoria and Long Island City joined City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Mar. 11, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; Growing Up Green Charter School, 39-38 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Ben's Best

W hat can I say that hasn’t already been said about Original Ben’s Best Gourmet Kosher Deli, Restaurant and Caterers? Ben’s is a slice of New York history on Queens Blvd. More...

Editorials

Census Gives Us All A Voice In Government

For those of us who call America home, there are two ways to let our voices be heard. One, for all who are United States citizens, is to exercise the privilege of voting in any and every election, be it local, general or presidential. More...

Water Debt Program Eases Homeowners’ Burden

So far, New York City has been spared the wave of home foreclosures that has devastated many other parts of the country during this recession. More...

Letters to the Editor

Local Schools For Local Kids To The Editor: More...

Citi Field Sign Loses It Cover

Mets fans are hoping Citi Field can weather the storms this year. With Opening Day just a month away, fans are hoping the recent loss of a “C” from the signature sign at their new stadium isn’t a portent of trouble yet to come. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct  Feds Hunt $7 Million Man  FBI agents are searching for an Ozone Park man who disappeared last week to avoid arrest on charges that he masterminded a $7 million mortgage scam.  Federal agents who went to the home of I More...

Two Parades Mark St. Patrick’s Day In Queens

While St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally celebrated  on March 17, which this year falls on a Wednesday, the Irish community in Queens will host two St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the preceding weeks. More...

Kerouac Was Queens Recluse

Last week the Queens Gazette ran an article about a lecture given by Pat Fenton about author Jack Kerouac’s life in Queens. More...

Capital One Bank Branch Robbed

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a bank robber who held up a Capital One Bank branch in Astoria on February 27.  Police said the suspect walked into the bank at 31-17 Broadway at about 2:35 p.m. More...

Regal Heights Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 70-05 35th Ave., Jackson Heights, opened its doors in February 2000 as a nursing facility with 280 beds. More...

Political Page

Sears Out, Beltrani GOP Choice In Special Election; Peralta Support Swells

Despite the headline on this column last week, Helen Sears will not be running in the March 16 special election to fill the vacancy in the 13th state senate district created when Hiram Monserrate was booted.   More...

Spitzer, Then Paterson— Now Ravitch?

New York state has many distinctions, and it may possibly gain another—three different governors serving during one normal four-year term. This is something we can do without.   More...

Seniors

Are Home Genetic Tests Worth Their Cost?

Dear Savvy Senior,   What can you tell me about home genetic tests that predict the risks of developing certain diseases? More...

Features

Queens Food Bank Gets $10K From TD Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®, recently donated $10,000 to Queens Galley Food Bank to help with the increased demand on the organization. More...

Flights To San Jose, Madrid, Manchester To Start

American Airlines announced on February 18 that it will expand its international presence in New York this spring with three new routes between John F. More...

114th Precinct Cops Honored For Two Burglary Arrests

Burglaries declined 11 percent during 2009 in the 114th Police Precinct, contributing to a significant overall reduction in crime of 9.3 percent in the precinct for last year.   More...

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