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Addabbo Proposes Easier-To-Read Election Ballots

In response to the difficulty voters encountered when reading directions on the recent voting ballot, state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

Markey Takes Oath For A New Term

 Assemblymember Margaret M. Markey (D-Maspeth) was sworn into office on January 5 for a seventh term.|width=166|height=250|link=node|align=left]  More...

Throgs Neck Bridge Turns 50

The Throgs Neck Bridge, linking Queens and The Bronx, celebrated its 50th anniversary on January 11. More...

Jackson Heights Man First To Break Sex Offender Law

 A 31-year-old Jackson Heights man last week was charged with failing to register his electronic identifiers, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.  Luis Ortiz is the first man to be charged under the 2008 Electronic Security and Ta More...

Babysitter Admits Guilt In Baby's Death

The Queens babysitter charged with shaking a three-month-old boy to death during last week’s blizzard admitted to detectives that she shook the baby because he wouldn’t stop crying.  Ana Delarosa, 26, of Corona, told police at the 1 More...

Christ The King Defeats Rival Archbishop Molloy, 65-60

Last year’s New York CHSAA state champion Christ the King H.S. (4-2) traveled from Middle Village to Briarwood to meet this year’s division leader, Archbishop Molloy H.S. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Lawsuit In Nag-Toss  A 46-year-old Forest Hills pharmacist who broke her arm while on a horseback ride is suing a Queens stable for putting her on what she called an “ill-tempered” horse.  More...

Blizzard Claims Baby

Senator José Peralta is asking the community to donate to the family of the three-month-old baby, Addison Reinoso, of Corona, who died six days after the blizzard.  A donation fund has been established to pay for Addison’s funeral More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Valentine’s Events To Feb. 11 (donation deadline), Ann- Margaret Carrozza/Jefferson Dem Club/Dr.  More...

Restaurant of the Week

BEN’S BEST KOSHER DELI

THE BEST IN NEW YORK

You won’t find it in Cincinnati or Houston, Los Angeles or even Disney World. More...

Editorials

Celebrate Life And Work Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Next Monday the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be observed across America. King, whose actual birth date is Jan. 15, 1929, came to national prominence as a leader in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and early ’60s.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Happy New Year  To The Editor:  More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Welcome to another holiday edition of Internet In Bloom For The Layperson. Happy New Year!  As a college librarian, I track new media and recall when cable TV first came out it had no commercials. More...

Ambulance Involved In Forest Hills Crash

At about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, the driver of a late model Chevrolet Malibu LS sedan lost control of his vehicle at the intersection of Yellowstone and Queens Boulevards in Forest Hills. More...

Jamaica Is No. 1 Site for Mortgage Fraud, Borough Cabinet Told

Mortgage fraud is a growing crime that is hurting homeowners, businesses and the national economy, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The feds say the latest scam on the block is house stealing. More...

Koslowitz And Vacca Hail Reversal Of Parking Meter Rate Hike

 Councilmembers Karen Koslowitz and James Vacca hailed a budget agreement reached between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council that forestalls a parking meter rate hike set to take effect in all neighborhoods outside of Manhattan’s More...

City Apologizes For Bad Snow Cleanup

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Stats Show Spike In Borough Robberies; Murders Rise In 114th Precinct

 Recently released NYPD crime statistics show a sharp rise in robberies in Queens in 2010.  NYPD Compstat numbers show a 2.4 percent increase in robberies last year, 119 more as of December 26, compared with the same period in 2009.  More...

NYC Initiative Offers New Life For Brownfield Sites

What is a brownfield? It could be an empty lot on a block that has been that way for years. But under a new city initiative, that lot might soon be developed into a park, community facility or affordable housing. More...

Council Budget Restorations Will Defer Program Cuts, Parking Meter Rate Hikes

As a result of extensive negotiations over the past six weeks, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Finance Committee Chair Domenic M. Recchia Jr. More...

Queens Shop Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Girl, 16

Police last week arrested a Queens shop teacher, George Zola, 58, a licensed aviation mechanic,  who has taught at the Aviation Career & Technical Education H.S. More...

Thomas Robert Gaines, II 1947-2010

Thomas R. Gaines II, of Douglaston, New York, died on November 15, 2010 at North Shore Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 63 years old. Gaines was born into the fourth generation of a New York family. More...

Board 2 Rejects Undergrad Student Dormitory In Hunters Point

The January meeting of Community Board 2 was devoted almost entirely to 5-11 47th Ave., a residential building project in Hunters Point. More...

Political Page

Cuomo, Silver In First Policy Scuffle Of New Administration

On January 10, a countermove by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to link the tax cap issue with rent control issues was shot down by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  More...

Seniors

Health Insurance Help For Early Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior,  I’ve read that Uncle Sam recently developed some new programs that can help early retirees who aren’t yet eligible for Medicare, as well as high-risk uninsured people. More...

Features

9/11 Health Bill Authors Pay Tribute To James Zadroga

On January 5, 2011, New York Representatives Carolyn Maloney (DAstoria) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), authors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, paid tribute to the late James Zadroga, former NYPD Detective and namesake of the recent More...

Vallone-Jackson-Sponsored Student Safety Act Passes

The New York City Council made strides in protecting students’ rights in New York City public high schools with the passage of the Student Safety Act on December 20, just before recessing for the holiday break.  More...

Jamaica Is No. 1 U.S. Site For Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud is a growing crime that is hurting homeowners, businesses and the national economy, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The feds say the latest scam on the block is house stealing. More...

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