May 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Census Moves Into Face-To-Face Phase

With 130 million census questionnaires mailed to U.S. More...

Civics Keep Historic Millstones In Dutch Kills

In a blistering letter to local lawmakers and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, officials at the Dutch Kills Civic Association last week made it clear they will fight to the bitter end to keep a pair of historic, 17th century millstones in the More...

Dutch Kills Civic Hears Plans For Dormitory, High-Rise

The Dutch Kills Civic Association has been hearing about a few construction plans lately at its monthly meetings. More...

Family: Subway Jumper ‘Improving Slowly’

Beatriz Briceno, 19, is “improving slowly” from traumatic injuries she suffered when struck on May 14 by a subway train in Long Island City, family members said. More...

Queens School Contractor Charged In $2M Project Skim

A Queens school construction contractor has been charged with skimming more than $2 million from city projects by failing to pay workers properly, state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said.  More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations May 30, 8 p.m., Whitestone Veterans Memorial @ St. Luke’s Church; May 31, Memorial Day Parade; 718.767.4323. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Lucas Steakhouse...A Cut Above

Lucas Steakhouse is proud to celebrate its first anniversary, perched confidently on the corner of 35th Avenue and 32nd Street in Long Island City. More...

Features

The 2010 Hermes Expo

“We must encourage all to participate, so our society will live on. Not just the same persons should be heard. The quiet, unknown, hardworking educator must be remembered. More...

Late Phil-Hellene Is Honored With Street Naming

The renaming of Northern Boulevard and 215th Street as “Sol Soskin Way” honored Sol Soskin, a late community activist who aided the Greek-American community. More than fifty people attended the ceremony in front of the 111th Police Pct. More...

American Airlines Launches JFK-Manchester Flights

American Airlines inaugurated direct, non-stop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Manchester, England last week. (L. More...

Local Youth Throws Out 1st Pitch At Mets Game

Nine-year-old Jordan Gray, a Mets fan with autism from Queens Village, threw out the first pitch at the New York Mets game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field, on May 10. More...

Adventure Seeking Pup Returns Home

Lola, the 5-month-old pup that ran away from her Glendale home on May 7 is back home, thanks to a good-hearted Queens couple who sheltered her during her flight and returned her to her heartbroken owner. More...

Traffic Gates Draw Protests At Board 1 Cabinet Meeting

A report from the city Department of Transportation at the May meeting of the Community Board 1 district cabinet included a notice intended as good news that instead drew howls of protest. More...

Flushing Rape-Beating Victim Left Brain-Dead

Elected officials from Queens expressed outrage at the brutal rape and beating of a 23-year-old Asian woman Sunday night and called for swift prosecution of the crime and greater police presence in the Downtown Flushing area.   More...

Passenger Sneaks Weapons Aboard Cairo-Bound Jet

An EgyptAir passenger was detained last week in Cairo after arriving with a mini-arsenal of weapons and ammunition on a flight that took off from JFK Airport.    Mohamed Ibrahim Khaif was carrying two 9.mm pistols, 250 rounds of ammunitio More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Ranting Man Charged In Knife Attack  A 66-year-old Queens man last week exploded in a rage at a Glendale intersection, threatening to stab a man to death.  Investigators are trying to determine why Mario Demaria star More...

Political Page

Message To Hiram: Crowley & Dems Back Moya For Corona Assembly Seat

Congressmember Joseph Crowley, acting in his capacity as Queens Democratic Party leader, announced his endorsement of Francisco Moya for the 39th Assembly Democratic (Corona) seat, for which Moya is running to succeed Jose Peralta, who left it when More...

Seniors

What Healthcare Reform Means For Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,   How will the new healthcare bill affect seniors? My wife and I both receive Medicare benefits and would like to know what we can expect.   Concerned Senior   Dear Concerned:   More...

Editorials

Failure To Pass Budget Endangers New Yorkers

As of this writing the legislature of the state of New York, by the grace of God, free and independent, has not yet passed a budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Sports

Mets’ And Islanders’ Owners Eye Flushing As Possible Home

The New York Mets Chief Executive Officer Jeff Wilpon and Islanders owner Charles Wang have discussed the possibility about building an arena for the hockey team near Citi Field in Flushing possibly in the footprints of Shea Stadium. More...

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