April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Flushing Commons Pros, Cons Aired At Land Use Hearings

At the borough president’s land use public hearing, held April 20 in Room 213 of Queens Borough Hall, several important building decisions produced at Community Board 7’s April meeting two weeks earlier, all of them sure to have a tremend More...

Planning Commissioner Discusses Economic Plan

John Young, Department of City Planning commissioner for the borough of Queens, addressed the Queens Chamber of Commerce April 22 about what is being done in Queens as part of the city’s five-borough economic plan. More...

Hunt Duo In Ravenswood Donut Shop Heist

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a pair of armed bandits who held up a Ravenswood Dunkin’ Donuts shop on April 22.  Cops said the money-hungry pair were caught on a surveillance camera entering the More...

108th Pct. Undividual Wanted

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for an assault which took place on March 28, 2010 at approx 0300 hours in front of 45-08 Queens Boulevard, located within the More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations May 4, 8 p.m., Astoria Civic; Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria; 718.545.5353. More...

Restaurant of the Week

El Olivo...Spanish Cuisine

f antastic food, families, fun, fiesta! These are the words that come to mind when I think of El Olivo on 31st Street in Astoria. More...

Editorials

Comptroller Should Be Mayor’s Successor

Among the changes to the City Charter suggested to the currently sitting Charter Revision Commission is one by city Comptroller John Liu. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rubber Rooms Don’t Work To The Editor: It’s good that “rubber rooms” are going to be phased out. Among other things, they are an ineffective means of discipline.   More...

Beg Pardon

Area resident Liz Gardner was incompletely quoted in the article “Van Bramer Town Hall Covers Housing, Sanitation Issues” by Thomas Cogan in the April 7 issue of the Gazette.  More...

Sports

Rain Delay Doesn’t Delay Mets Win

The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in a game that was shortened by rain on Sunday night to sweep the Braves in their weekend three game series winning six of their seven games after starting the season in a dismal fashion. More...

DOB: Activate Long Idle Work Sites

Have you ever noticed a construction site that, after days, weeks, months or even years, makes no progress? More...

Ackerman Bill Seeks To Aid Vets Blocked From Appeals Process And Denied Benefits

Legislation has been introduced by Congressmember Gary Ackerman to fix a broken appeals process that is denying more than 200 war veterans the chance to appeal for their benefits after missing “a rigid and arbitrary deadline” set by the U More...

Cop Of Year Honored At 114th Breakfast

Ann Bruno has been president of the 114th Precinct Community Council for the past 20 years. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

By Liz Goff

112th Precinct  Short Sentence For Queens Grifter  A Queens man who scammed an elderly woman out of $11,000 for a car repair will spend only five and half months behind bars as long as he repays the victim what he charged her for the phon More...

Astoria Cops Bust Two In Livery Murder

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad investigating the January 8 murder of a Long Island City livery driver recovered a glove that provided DNA used by the cops to track down two men charged with the murder. More...

Political Page

Let Comptroller, Not Public Advocate, Succeed Mayor In Emergencies

City Comptroller John Liu has presented several New York City Charter changes to the revision committee presently sitting. More...

Seniors

Seniors Fitness Program In Local Parks

All New Yorkers age 60 and over are welcome to participate in The City Parks Seniors Fitness programs which will begin the week of May 3 and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 11 parks throughout the city.  More...

Features

Job-Seekers Line Up For Apprentice Applications

Some 800 job-seekers lined 36th Street outside the headquarters of Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Elevator Mechanics Union for a chance to get an application for an app More...

On the brief side...

Schumer Wants More Complete Census Count Alarmed at New York City’s low census count, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer called on the Census Bureau to send more workers to New York City as the follow up counting effort begins.   More...

Fordham U. Honors Vallone Sr. And Camarinos

Fordham Law’s Dispute Resolution Society honored Peter F. More...

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