December 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Christopher Awarded Homeric Honors

On November 13 the board of directors and the Homeric Award Committee of the Chian Federation honored Philip Christopher, president of the International Coordinating Committee “Justice for Cyprus” (PSEKA), and president of the Pancyprian Association More...

Eddie Murphy And Ben Stiller Shoot 'Tower Heist' In Astoria

 Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller were on Astoria Boulevard and 30th Avenue on November 18 filming a scene from the upcoming thriller “Tower Heist”. More...

Museum At Queens College Honors Afghan Civilian Casualties

 Civilian casualties are commemorated in Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition coming to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College for the second stop on its cross-country tour. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Holidays Dec. 3, 3 p.m., St. Michael’s Cemetery/U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots, All Souls Chapel, 72- 02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718.278.3240. Dec. More...

Thalia Spanish Theatre Presents ‘Fuente Ovejuna’

Fuente Ovejuna, one of the most important plays by author Lope de Vega will be presented by the Thalia Spanish Theatre during December. More...

Seniors

Best Cellphone Plans For Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,   What are the absolute cheapest cellphone plans available to seniors today? I’ve had a cellphone for nearly four years that I rarely use, but I like having it for emergency purposes. More...

Features

Expansion And Improvements For Touchstone Health

Touchstone Health, one of New York’s fastest growing Medicare Advantage insurers, announced on November 24, that it has closed on a $27.5 million equity financing. More...

Elmhurst Hospital Center Spreads Holiday Cheer

On November 23, Elmhurst Hospital Center’s (EHC) Engineering and Maintenance Department distributed holiday turkeys and food packages to over 70 needy area families in the hospital’s auditorium. More...

Big Sea, Big Heart

“The sea surged toward the shore at Beach 113th Street in Rockaway Park, red flags served as stern reminders to swimmers to be careful.” More...

OTB At The Finish Line?

After four decades, the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation (NYCOTB) is expected to close its doors for good on Friday, December 3. More...

Teen Charged In Forest Hills Hit And Run

 A Queens teenager was charged last weekend with vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident after he ran down a Forest Hills man.  Police said a second vehicle then struck Dominik Winnick, 31, running over his legs when the dri More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

 Compiled By LIZ GOFF  107th Precinct  Cops Put The Brakes On Thieves  Cops in Fresh Meadows arrested a pair of car thieves on November 25, catching them red-handed, stealing a 1991 Honda.  More...

American Airlines To Award 1,500,000 AAdvantages Miles To Six Lucky New Yokers

 American Airlines has descended upon the streets of Manhattan in the form of advertisements on taxi tops, buses, phone kiosks, bus shelters, urban panels and newsstands. More...

Queens College Professor Hacker Celebrates 40 Years Of Teaching

 Renowned political scientist, distinguished author and Queens College Professor Emeritus Andrew Hacker celebrated 40 years of teaching at the college. (L. More...

Political Page

Mayor Prevails, Black Heads Schools

The 21-day uproar unleashed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s appointment of Cathie Black as the new New York City school chancellor came to a halt yesterday as state Education Commissioner David Steiner granted her the waiver which allows a non-ed More...

Restaurant of the Week

EL BOQUERON

El Boqueron will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary in Astoria, serving fine Spanish cuisine including tapas and entrees, fabulous wine, sangria and more. More...

Editorials

Shop, Dine, Enjoy Holidays In Queens

For the past week, the Internet and broadcast media have echoed with stories about the shopping stalwarts who have planted themselves at the doors of their favorite big-box retailers, some longer than a week in advance of the day after Thanksgiving More...

Letters to the Editor

A copy of this letter was received by the Gazette. Black Not An Educator Hon. More...

The Bug Stops Here Dec. 3

A new rule to prevent the spread of bed bugs will be effective December 3.   In the last few months, bed bugs have made a widespread appearance nationwide. More...

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