September 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Ridgewood Savings Bank Holds Teen Video Contest

Ridgewood Savings Bank announced on September 1 that it will participate this fall in a “Lights, Camera, Save!” video contest for teens aged 13 to 16 that is part of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s National T More...

Hitchhiker Proves Danger For Elmhurst Motorist

Queens police are warning motorists never to pick up hitchhikers or anyone else they do not know.    “It’s never a good idea to let a stranger into your vehicle, even if they appear to be ‘safe’, officials said. More...

New Parking Ticket Rules Can Trip Up Drivers

City cops and traffic agents are under order to immediately begin writing tickets for vehicles on streets where parking rules have been changed, despite a five-day grace period at the changed spots and notes on new parking signs indicating when the c More...

Lawyer: Transit Prankster Driven To Steal

An attorney for Darius McCullum last week said his client is driven to steal trains and buses by a rare form of autism characterized by obsessive behavior.  More...

Whitestone Teacher Wins Town’s First Poetry Contest

Welcome To Whitestone, a new local organization that was created earlier this summer, held a poetry contest seeking out a new bard of Whitestone. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

9/11—We Will Never Forget Sep. 9-14, 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...

Restaurant of the Week

Crave...It's What you Want

Crave has what you crave for lunch, dinner and especially late night when the cravings hit hard. More...

Features

Koslowitz Joins Forest View Center Block Party

City Councilmember Karen Koslowitz (l.) posed with Forest View Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Director of Activities Susan Mahler at the center’s annual block party for residents, held recently.     More...

Philip Pelusi’s Tela Design Studio Get’s Runway Ready With Women’s Mafia

Twice a year, women flock to the streets of New York in search of high fashion, heels and hairstyles. More...

Remembering Smyrna: The Asia Minor Catastrophe

“A great man who has changed the lives of many is coming to the Stathakion,” Michael Christodoulou, president of the Mytilene Society said. “We must all come to this unforgettable lecture.” More...

Bloomberg Holds Town Hall Meeting In Forest Hills

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with an all-star panel featuring the heads of almost every major city agency, met with more than 300 concerned citizens for a town hall meeting on August 31 presented by the Forest Hills Community and Civic Association. More...

Queens Film Festival Founder Sent To Riker’s Island

Queens International Film Festival Founder Marie Castaldo has been hit with criminal charges yet again, this time for animal cruelty. More...

Scalper Busted At US Open

A Long Island accountant last week was nabbed with 339 US Open tickets worth more than $10,000 stashed in his car and his pockets, authorities said.    Police caught Marvin Schaffer, 61, of Glen Head, offering scalped tickets near the wil More...

Ex-JetBlue Attendant Seeks Alternative Sentencing

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said on September 7 that the case of Steven Slater, a JetBlue Airways  flight attendant who went into a meltdown on August 9 as JetBlue Flight 1052 arrived at JFK International Airport from Pittsburgh, has More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

108th Precinct  Bounced Bar Patron Threatens Shootup  Raphael Nyack, 27, and a friend had been drinking at the Puerto Vallarta Tapas Bar on 44th Street in Woodside until an argument with another patron got them tossed out by a bouncer at More...

Political Page

Incumbents Have Edge In Most Races

Political Analysis

Queens voters, mostly Democrats will go to the polls on Tuesday for the primary elections to choose candidates for various federal and state legislative positions, with incumbents holding an edge in most cases—except for the state attorney gen More...

Editorials

Make Democracy Work For You–Vote

Next Tuesday, September 14, is one of the most important days of the year for all good citizens. More...

Letters to the Editor

We’re Not Recovering To The Editor: President Obama’s “Recovery Summer” road tour promoting the number of jobs created by stimulus spending for shovel-ready projects created great sound bites but doesn’t tell the whole More...

Commuter Vans Offer No Alternative To Buses

So-called commuter vans, unreliable, often unsafe and many more times than not operating illegally, fail to offer straphangers a true alternative to bus service cuts by the MTA. More...

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