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Ozone Park Student Named Congressional Page

On August 20, Congressmember Anthony Weiner (D–Queens,Brooklyn) announced that 16-year-old Ozone Park native Pablo Zevallos was recently accepted to the prestigious U.S. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th-112th Precincts Hunt Suspect In Burglaries Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with a string of commercial and residential burglaries in the Maspeth, Ridgewood, Middle Village More...

Bicycle Thief Nabbed

 A 24-year-old Queens man found himself behind bars on August 15 after police caught him pedaling away on a bicycle he swiped off an Astoria street. Cops said Leo Rivera tried to make his getaway on an expensive Bianchi bike, which he stole fro More...

Police Seek Help Nabbing Gun-Toting Bandit

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate an armed bandit sought in connection with a string of at least 10 commercial robberies since July 9. More...

Police Hunt Armed Suspect In Wendy’s Holdup

 Police in Bayside are searching for an  armed bandit who held up a Wendy’s fast food restaurant on August 8. Cops said the suspect walked into the restaurant at 220-06 Northern Blvd. at about 9:40 p.m. 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. 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 to 14. More...

Seniors

How To Settle A Loved One’s Estate

Dear Savvy Senior, My 77-year-old aunt recently asked me to be the executor of her estate when she dies. I feel flattered that she asked, but I’m not sure what the job entails. What can you tell me, and where can I get some help? More...

Features

Composto ‘Proud’ District 30 Is Raising Test Score Bar

“Last year, [a student] was a [Level] 3 or [Level] 4–this year [the same student] might be a [Level] 1 or [Level] 2,” District 30 Community Superintendent Dr. Philip A. More...

UCCA Honors 9/11 Victims In 9th Candlelight Ceremony

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) cordially invites everyone to its ninth annual 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony at McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and the Grand Central Service Road in Astoria Heights on Tuesday, September 7 at 7: More...

Energy Consumer Bill Of Rights Becomes Law

Governor David Paterson recently signed into law Assemblymember Michael Gianaris’ (DAstoria) Energy Consumer Bill of Rights. More...

Kimisis Church of the Hamptons Celebrates Feast Day

 The summer of 2010 marked the highest temperatures on record. The East End attracted persons from the tri-state area in search of the cool breezes of the beach. Greek Orthodox Church attendance on both the South and North Forks is rising. More...

Addabbo, Pheffer Host 1st Annual Arnie Mig Memorial Concert

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. co-sponsored the first Arnie Mig Memorial Concert on Thursday, August 12, in St. Helen’s School auditorium (rain moved the event indoors), between 7 and 9 p.m. More...

East Coast Car Association Shows Aid St. Mary’s Hospital

The East Coast Car Association is dedicated to helping the children of St. Mary's Childrens Hospital in Bayside. Throughout the year, they host cruise nights, car shows and a toy run, all to benefit St. Mary’s. More...

DNA Links Queens Livery Driver To 2000 Rape

Queens detectives last week wrapped up a cold case against a livery driver who was the prime suspect in the 2000 rape of an NYU law student. Investigators used DNA samples obtained from Rajeev Kumar to tie him to the rape. More...

Astoria Cops Bust Boozing Fare Beater

Police at the 114th Precinct came to the rescue of a city bus driver on August 14 after a malt liquor-swilling man who refused to pay his fare threatened him. More...

Air Force Week In Queens

The United States Air Force (USAF) joined Borough President Helen Marshall on the steps of Queens Borough Hall on August 24 in recognition of Air Force Week, which was proclaimed throughout the borough. More...

Political Page

Another Haggerty Loses One To Queens GOP

A court case upholding a Queens Republican’s designation as a congressional candidate had an added benefit for Philip Ragusa, the county GOP chairman, as the court threw out a claim that the brother of one of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ch More...

Restaurant of the Week

Mike's Diner

...has been part of the Astoria landscape since 1928. Located just at the foot of the Ditmars Blvd. train station, nearly everyone stops in at Mike's Diner for delicious breakfasts to stay or to go, satisfying lunches and restaurant-quality dinners. More...

Editorials

Don’t Sacrifice Good Principals For Federal $

Several years ago in this space we noted the inanity of a city Department of Education rating system that deemed a New York City high school with a 96 percent graduation rate, 97 percent attendance rate and 100 percent passing rate for English and m More...

Letters to the Editor

Keep Tax Max A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette. The Honorable Charles E. Schumer 757 Third Avenue, Suite 17-02 New York, N.Y. 10017 Dear Senator Schumer: More...

Library Card Is Key

One of the most critical back-to-school needs is absolutely free: a Queens Library card. More...

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