August 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Astoria Power Plant Evacuated After Steam Blast

 A steam explosion Tuesday, August 10 at an Astoria power plant resulted in an evacuation of the area, fire officials said.   The 10 a.m. explosion in an underground generator at the plant at 18-01 20th Ave. More...

20th Dragon Boat Festival

The 20th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival kicked off in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens on Saturday, August 7 with the spectacular awakening of the dragons. More...

National Night Out Against Crime Celebrated In Borough

Vallone Jr.: ‘Thin Blue Line Stretched Too Thin’ City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Drunk Driver Went Two Miles In Wrong Direction

The drunken, wrong-way driver who slammed head-on into an airport van on the Long Island Expressway on July 5 was driving in the wrong direction for two miles before the fatal collision, prosecutors said. More...

Queensbridge Houses Murderer Arrested

Detectives at the Astoria Boulevard station house last week arrested a suspect in connection with the May 22 murder of Stefan “Tate” Middleton, who was shot and killed on 12th Street and 40th Avenue, in the Queensbridge Houses. More...

Murder Brings Homeless Outreach To Astoria Park

Sparked by the July 7 murder of a local man by a homeless couple in Astoria Park, officials at the city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) have stepped up enforcement around the park, sending in teams of outreach workers to offer services to the h More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Find Cocaine In Stolen Car Police arrested an ex-con in Middle Village on August 3 after he stepped out of a stolen car where six kilos of cocaine  were stashed under a floorboard. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Aug. 18, 8 p.m., Woodhaven Residents’ Block; Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Ambulance Corp, 78-15 Jamaica Ave.; 718.296.3735. Sep. More...

Ping Pong In The Park

Triple R Events and Build It Green! More...

Restaurant of the Week

“T-BONE DINER” STILL GOING STRONG

For a great meal any time of day or night, seven days a week, visit the landmark T-Bone Diner where Queens residents have been enjoying delicious food, made from scratch, since 1934. More...

Features

Colleague Conducts Polymathic Investigations

One of the very nice side benefits of teaching at St. John’s University, the second largest Catholic university in the country, is the vast variety of people you meet. More...

APAC Celebrates 10th Season With Plays, Musicals

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announces its 10th anniversary season, featuring the four-time 2010 Innovative Theatre Award-nominated play, “MilkMilkLemonade” by Joshua Conkel, and Galt (“Hair”) MacDermot’s mu More...

Afghanistan Holds Riches In The Midst Of War

Some geologists are heroes. That was the thought that came to my mind when I read of what Afghan geologists had done during the long and difficult time the Taliban had run their country. More...

Pols Call For Tennis Stadium Landmark Study

 On August 11, with a vote set for next month on a plan that would turn the West Side Tennis Stadium into condominiums, Congressmember Anthony Weiner, City Councilmember Karen Koslowitz, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember Andrew More...

Soap Opera Villain Helps Foil Real-Life Bank Robbery

 At about 10 a.m. on August 11, an unidentified male entered the Chase Bank branch at 99-00 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills and tried to take money out without providing a teller with a withdrawal slip. More...

Racino Now, Real Casino Later?

An official from Genting, the Malaysian gaming company that’s in line to operate the racino at Aqueduct Race Track in Ozone Park, told a state senate hearing on Monday that his firm is already discussing the prospects of running a major casino, More...

Jackson Heights Lecture Draws Packed House

Is Jackson Heights sustainable? was the question posed by Arturo Ignacio Sánchez Ph.D at a presentation that addressed the economic crisis, changing demographics and the quality of life in that particular Queens neighborhood. More...

Truck Kills Bicycling 13-Year-Old

A 13-year-old Maspeth boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on August 2 as he tried to cross Fresh Pond Road on his bicycle. More...

Cops Nab Woodside Delivery-Robbery Duo

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad moved in with a show of force last weekend to smoke out a team of thugs who robbed and beat restaurant workers delivering food to the Woodside Houses. More...

Cops Keep Focus On Astoria Co-Ed Murder, One Year Later

Queens detectives have a message for family, friends and neighbors of a young Astoria woman found murdered in her 30th Avenue apartment in July 2009. More...

Jaywalker Struck, Killed On Queens Boulevard

A 76-year-old retired bus driver, who was jaywalking, was killed on Queens Boulevard August 6. Robert Borcher had just bought his morning newspaper at about 5:30 a.m. More...

Hunt Astoria Subway Groper

Queens police officials last week released a photo of a subway groper who grabbed the buttocks of a 21-year-old Astoria woman at about 12:40 a.m. on July 31 as she was waiting for a train at the Steinway Street subway station. More...

Political Page

Rice Gets Overwhelming Endorsement From Queens Dems

Citing Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s expertise, passion and the drive to continue state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s good work, Queens Democratic Chairman Joseph Crowley and his organization endorsed Rice last week as their More...

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Queens Democratic Chairman Joseph Crowley and his organization endorsed Rice last week as their party’s nominee for attorney general in the September 14 primary and the general election to follo More...

Editorials

Clothing Sales Tax Hike Benefits No One

We can only shake our heads in disbelief at the provision of the just-passed state budget that allows for the reimplementation of the 4 percent sales tax on clothing purchases under $110 that will go into effect October 1. More...

Letters to the Editor

Maloney, LIRR Create Jobs To The Editor: Every time I see the construction of the Eastside-LIRR Connector, I am reminded of all of the work that Congress[member] Carolyn Maloney is doing to create jobs in Queens. More...

Save The Historic Dutch Kills Millstones

A fitting home must be found for historic millstones which have languished at their peril for decades among the traffic and pollution on Queens Plaza. More...

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