January 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Business Owner Dies In House Fire

Fire investigators in Astoria, Queens are looking into the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a local pizza shop owner Wednesday. An afternoon fire in Astoria in January 5 turned deadly when a local pizzeria owner was killed. More...

“Annie” Holds Auditions

There will be an audition for the Andrean Players’ production of “annie”. the audition will be held on January 9th and 10th at 7:00 p.m. and on January 12th at 7:30 p.m. at St. More...

$35M Lawsuit Filed By Monserrate’s Girlfriend

The girlfriend of former state Senator Hiram Monserrate recently filed a $35 million lawsuit against the city, the Queens district attorney’s office, the NYPD and the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (LIJ).  More...

Flushing Fugitive Surrenders To Feds

A 44-year-old Flushing man sought in connection with a sex trafficking and prostitution network, turned himself in to agents at FBI headquarters in Manhattan last week.  More...

Ice And Snow Cause Major Jam On LIE

On December 28, a white tractor-trailer truck, almost thirty feet in length, skidded on an icy segment on the eastbound side of the Long Island Expressway near 156th Street in Flushing. More...

FDNY Douses Proposed Hydrant Parking Change

City fire officials are saying no to a proposal by Councilmember Daniel Dromm that would change the amount of space motorists must leave when parking near a fire hydrant.  More...

B&N Supports Literacy For Jamaica Estates P.S./I.S. 178

On December 6 students, teachers, parents and administrators gathered at Barnes & Noble (B&N) on Union Turnpike at Utopia Parkway in Fresh Meadows for a special read-aloud literacy program.  More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, More...

Restaurant of the Week

GANDHI INDIAN CUISINE

s tart the New Year off with a kick at Gandhi Indian Cuisine Restaurant. Gandhi is proud to celebrate its 10th year in business, serving tasty Indian cuisine on 30th Avenue in Astoria. More...

Editorials

Two Sides Of Government

On December 22, the United States Senate gave first responders and others who worked at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks a long-overdue Christmas present with the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bloomberg’s Blizzard  To The Editor:  More...

Giving Back To Our Communities This Holiday Season

For many New Yorkers, this is the time to begin writing thank you notes for all the gifts received during the holiday season. More...

Quinn-Carey To Join Queens Library As COO

Bridget Quinn-Carey will join Queens Library as Chief Operating Officer on April 4, succeeding Maureen O’Connor who retired last July.  “I am thrilled to be joining the Queens Library as COO,” Quinn-Carey said. More...

Queens Residents Among Police Academy Graduates

On December 27, more than 1,100 new police officers were sworn in as rookies in the New York City Police Department by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in ceremonies at Madison Square Garden. More...

Senator Padavan Bids Farewell

A salute to former state Senator Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) was held at Leonard’s of Great Neck. More...

City: Gamma Radiation At Ridgewood Building Is Harmless

City Department of Health (DOH) inspectors have located a remnant from the Manhattan Project at a Ridgewood commercial building where traces of radioactive material was processed during World War II, officials said.  Gary Giordano, district man More...

Silvercup Studios Tells ‘Silvercup’ Hotel To Cease And Desist

 Owners of Silvercup Studios are suing operators of a Long Island City hotel for trademark infringement.  More...

Jamaica H.S. Achieves Gateway Program Status

On December 13, Assemblymember Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) and Councilmember James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) held a joint press conference in Lancman’s office to discuss plans by the NYC Department of Education (DOE) to expand their highly succe More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct Hunt Suspect In Shooting Death Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect in the December 22 shooting death of a Richmond Hill man. More...

Political Page

Halloran: ‘Some Sanit Workers’ Staged Snowstorm Slowdown

Amid all the speculation and charges that city sanitation workers staged a wildcat walkout during the December 26 blizzard which piled 20- inches of snow on New York City streets, Councilmember Dan Halloran, (R–Whitestone) put out a news releas More...

Seniors

Medicare’s Preventive Services Are About To Get Better

Dear Savvy Senior,  I’ve heard that Medicare will soon be offering seniors free health screenings. What can you tell me about this?  Searching Senior  Dear Searching:  More...

Features

108th Precinct Seeks Armed Robber

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery in the 108th Police Precinct on Monday, December 20, at approximately 11 a.m. More...

Obama Signs 9/11 Health Bill Into Law

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (DQueens/ Manhattan) hailed President Barack Obama’s action in signing into law the 9/11 health and compensation plan, which will address the health crisis caused by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center More...

Bhupendra R. Patel, Retiring As Chief Of Medicine At Mount Sinai Queens

Mount Sinai Queens recognized the more than 30 years of service from Chief of Medicine Bhupendra R. Patel, MD.  Patel is retiring but will continue on with the hospital as an attending physician. More...

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