May 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

2010 Karpenisi Organization Awards

In our turbulent times, scholarships are being limited to our middle class college students. More...

Cops Hunt Suspect In Homeless Death

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect or suspects in the May 3 murder of a homeless woman in a city park in Richmond Hill.  Police said a passerby called 911 at about 9 a.m. More...

Residents Up In Arms Over Amtrak Cutting Trees

Woodside homeowners are angry over Amtrak’s decision to cut down scores of healthy, mature trees in an area near 56th Place and Northern Boulevard. More...

Community Calendar

Community Meetings

Community Meetings  Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm.    Associations  May 13, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; Growing Up Green School, 39-37 28th St., 718.786.2049.  May 13, 7 p.m., United Forties Civic More...

Pulpit

All Nations Baptist:  •Sunday, 2:30-5:30 p.m., for three months, free English classes which have already begun, registration required, limited space, 86-76 80th St., Woodhaven; 718.296.2025. More...

Editorials

We Offer Thanks Humbly For Delivering Us Once Again

The Western Queens Gazette wishes to extend its thanks to all the heroes, large and small, who had a hand in helping the United States and New York City to thwart the latest terrorist attack in Times Square and bringing to justice Faisal Shahzad, More...

Letters to the Editor

Aircraft Carriers In Jeopardy To The Editor: An article in the Navy Times entitled “Strike group mission expands far beyond simple escort” has me concerned.   More...

Community Boards: Democracy In Action

Community boards are the epitome of democracy in action. The city annually threatens to cut their funding, to undermine them, and to de-legitimize them. I have called for the city to make them stronger. Give them real power. More...

Marshall Calls For Restoration Of Library Funds

At a rally on the steps of the Flushing branch of the Queens Borough Public Library on Tuesday, May 11, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (at podium) called for restoration of proposed funding cuts that would curtail library hours and staffing. More...

Recycling For The 21st Century

Following the introduction of a comprehensive legislative package to expand and improve recycling programs in the five boroughs, City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

Padavan Supports Statewide Mammography Screening Awareness Campaign

State Senator Frank Padavan (D-Queens) today joined with the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program for their annual Mother’s Day campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer and urge women to get mammograms. More...

Political Page

Vallone Jr. Calls For Subway Surveillance Cameras

At the first Public Safety Committee hearing following the recent Times Square bomb scare, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Moonstruck Diner Comes To Queens

Following decades of success in Manhattan with four locations, the Moonstruck Diner has reached Astoria to the delight of this vibrant community. Opened just four weeks ago, this ultra-modern eatery is decorated in slate gray with smoked glass More...

Features

The Emerald City Comes To Flushing

Theater goers followed the yellow brick road to the Free Synagogue of Flushing on May 1, 2 and 8 to see its Community Theatre Group’s production of “The Wizard of Oz”. More...

Vallone Calls For Added Safety Measures At Astoria Intersection

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. is calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to overrule itself and install a traffic slowing device at an Astoria intersection. More...

The History Of Birthdays

In today’s society, birthdays are some of the most common causes for celebration. The tradition of the birthday party goes back to pre-Christian times, though it was not always celebrated the way it is today.  More...

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