August 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Councilmembers Welcome Trinidad-Tobago Prime Minister

City Councilmembers Elizabeth Crowley (D- 30th District, far l.), Karen Koslowitz (D- 29th District, second from r.) and Eric Ulrich (R- 32nd District, far r.) welcomed the Honorable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, newly elected Prime Minister of Trinidad an More...

Fan’s Lawsuit Charges Amazins’ With Shattered-Bat Injuries

A New Jersey man is suing the New York Mets and two players for serious injuries he suffered in 2007, when Luis Castillo’s shattered bat flew into box seats at Shea Stadium and struck him in the face. More...

K-Rod Offers Apology In Assault

Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez apologized on August 14 to team management, teammates and fans for allegedly pummeling his girlfriend’s father after an August 11 game at Citi Field. More...

Astoria Residents Not Buying Flight Attendant Tale

One out of 10 people surveyed on Steinway Street last weekend believe frenzied JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater should be able to return to his job with the Queens based airline. More...

Man Sought In 10 Gunpoint Robberies

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with 10 gunpoint robberies of commercial locations in Queens between July 9 and July 24. More...

110th Precinct Celebrates Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday, August 3, more than 1,000 people from the Elmhurst/Corona area attended the 110th Precinct Community Council’s 27th annual Night Out Against Crime event. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

9/11—We Will Never Forget Sep. 4-14, Queens College, Chee Wang Ng, September 11 Memorial Installation; Godwin- Ternbach Museum, Kissena Boulevard, Flushing; 718.997.4747 or www.qc.cuny.edu/yearofchina. Sep. More...

9/11 Memorial Exhibit

In commemoration of the 9/11 tragedy, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum of Queens College will display a memorial exhibit by Malaysian-born Chinese artist Chee Wang Ng in the lobby of the Student Union building from September 4 – 14, 2010. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Daybreak Cafe Restaurant

The Daybreak Café Restaurant might open at the break of day, but the good food keeps coming all day long and through the evening. More...

Editorials

Life Is Better At The Beach

Summer is unfortunately coming to an end, and with the remainder of August slipping away, many are wondering where the months have gone. More...

Letters to the Editor

aMovies Are Success To The Editor: Our first ever Movies Under the Stars last weekend was a huge success! Over 600 people came out to enjoy the free outdoor movie. More...

Responsible Energy Is Anything But

“What is responsible energy?” The expected answer: renewables. Translation: “wind” or “solar”. These “renewable” fuels are written about in the press as if they were the saviors of America. More...

Weiner Visits Woodhaven BID

 Congressmember Anthony D. Weiner (second from l.) visited the Woodhaven Business Improvement District  (WBID) on Friday, August 13, and walked Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue. Accompanying Weiner were (l. More...

Juniper Valley Park Kids Win In Parks Dept. Competition

 On August 11, City Parks Foundation held its ninth annual CityParks Track & Field Citywide Championships, bringing more than 2,000 New York City youth to Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island for a day of healthy competition in a wide ran More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Hunt Female Bank Bandit Queens detectives are searching for a young woman who last week robbed a Ridgewood bank while talking on her cellphone. More...

New Law Stalls Drunken Drivers

Part two of a new state law went into effect on August 9 requiring anyone with a DWI conviction to install a breathalyzer device in their car  to start their engine. More...

Police Seek Car Break-In Bandits

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a team of thieves who have been breaking windows and swiping items inside vehicles parked overnight in Astoria and Long Island City. Police at the 114th Precinct have steppe More...

New Traffic Violations Put The Brakes On Scofflaws

Officials at the city Department of Finance have discovered a new way to make motorists pay outstanding parking tickets. City officials have started adding tickets issued for running red lights to parking violations without notifying the registere More...

Van Bramer Unveils Final MMI Rear Façade ‘Triangle’

City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Museum of the Moving Image Director Rochelle Slovin last Friday for a sneak peek of the construction work on the museum’s expansion and renovation project. More...

Racino Construction Nears

State senate leaders finally gave their approval last week to Genting New York to establish a racino with 4,525 video slot machines at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, leaving only the final OK to be made by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo a More...

Political Page

Weiner Hails OK Of Major Immigration Law

Congressmember Anthony Weiner last weekend expressed high praise for a new law signed by President Barack Obama that will add $600 million to increase security along the U.S. southern border and set the stage for comprehensive immigration reform. More...

Halloran Addresses College Pt. Park Crime Issues

City Councilmember Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) joined state Senator Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose), officers from the 109th Police Precinct, a representative from the city Department of Transportation, a representative from nearby St. More...

Features

New York Is American Airlines Stronghold

Regarding the August 11 news about a new facility at JFK International Airport, American Airlines wants first to congratulate Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s leadership team, including Susan Baer, Ant More...

Astoria Residents To Join In 22nd Jimmy Fund Walk

On September 12, Alexis Kaloyanides and Peter Lodola, two Astoria residents, will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon® in the 22nd annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk. More...

Greek Orthodox Church of America Leader Visits Mattituck Church

 The Feast Day of the Transfiguration of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in Mattituck was held on the evening of August 5. More...

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