January 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Queens Cops Hope Reward Will Help Solve 1986 Murder

Queens detectives are hoping a reward will spark new interest that will turn up clues in the 1986 murder of a Long Island City real estate attorney.  Police said Richard Belden, 53, picked up a payroll for workers at his Long Island City law fi More...

Firefighters Pull Rego Park Man From Blaze

Queens firefighters pulled an 85-year-old man from a burning Rego Park apartment building fire on January 15.  The first firefighters to arrive at the blaze battled frozen hydrants and heavy flames, Battalion Chief Robert McBride said.  More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

107th Precinct  Rowdy Road Test Sparks Lawsuit  A license examiner for the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recently filed a lawsuit charging she suffered serious injuries when an oil truck struck a Queens DMV test vehicle.  More...

Greek American Homeowners Association Of Astoria Awards Scholarships

On the evening of January 5, the Greek American Homeowners Association of Astoria (GAHOA) and George Fakiris, philanthropist, granted scholarships to Greek-American college students at the annual Vasilopita at their culture center, 23-49 31st St., As 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

GYRO UNO PIZZERIA RESTAURANT

Gyro Uno has been Astoria's number one choice for juicy gyros for 22 years. You'll also find chicken kebabs, pizza, burgers, salads, soups and a whole lot more at this neighborhood eatery on the corner of Steinway Street and 28th Avenue. More...

Features

Townsend Harris Senior Named Intel Semi-Finalist

The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition, announced its list of semi-finalists on January 12.  Among the chosen was 17-year-old  Anthony Barsamian of Townsend Harris H.S. More...

Crowley Celebrates Korean New Year

On January 20, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) joined the New York Korean-American community for a New Year’s celebration hosted by the National Unification Advisory Council. More...

Ackerman Bill Closes Loophole To Easy Gun Purchases

Congressmember Gary Ackerman has reintroduced legislation which he says would stop the sale of thousands of guns sold to individuals without background checks.  More...

Calls For Justice By Family Of Fallen Construction Worker

The family of a construction worker killed when a wall crumbled at an Elmhurst job site on January 10 is calling for justice.  More...

Miller, Crowley And LIRR Clean Up Graffiti

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D–Glendale) and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) have begun several programs to help keep railways clean for the community. More...

More 'Shaken Baby' Charges Occur In Corona

Another babysitter is facing charges for shaking an infant left in her care at her Corona apartment, leaving the baby brain dead and in grave condition, authorities said.  More...

Cops Charge Livery Shooter In 16 Robberies

An ex-con accused of shooting a Queens livery driver during a botched robbery attempt last month confessed to a terrifying spree of armed robberies in New York City and on Long Island, police said.  Shawn Peace, 22, told investigators he believ More...

Parents Call For Change In State Sex Offender Laws

Outraged parents of youngsters attending Queens Catholic elementary schools are calling on officials at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn to better scrutinize people who volunteer to work with children.  More...

2010 Athanasiades Scholarships Promote Hellenism Among Middle Class

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal,” Albert Pike (1809-1891), American lawyer, journalist and soldier said. More...

Political Page

Arizona Shooting Spree Leads To Call For Glock Boycott

The Arizona shooting spree on Saturday, January 8 jolted the gun control issue back into local headlines last week, with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio leading the way with a call for a boycott against purchases of the high capacity Glock gun clip wh More...

Editorials

Gazette Embarks Upon 29th Year

Birthdays are a time to reflect on beginnings, on what is going on in the world around us and to explore what the future might be. More...

Letters to the Editor

Crime Up, Police Down  To The Editor:  Looking back on 2010, it is very disturbing to see that crime has risen citywide and in Queens County.  Vehicle theft was up 11.9 percent boroughwide compared to rates in 2009. More...

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