February 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Forest Hills Photographer Develops Unique Approach

Since 1958, photographer Walter Paul Bebirian has been developing his own unique style of photography. More...

Monserrate Attorney Seeks Appointment By Court

The defense attorney who represented former state Senator Hiram Monserrate on his recent assault charges last month filed papers requesting to be Monserrate’s court appointed attorney. More...

Taking Aim at Better Health

There’s next to nothing special about the Earth’s orbit around the sun right now. More...

Flushing Firefighter Hailed For Rescue Of Boy, 12

FDNY and city officials are offering kudos to a Flushing firefighter who used 12-years of job experience and training to rescue a 12-year-old boy from a house fire.  The fire, sparked by a faulty hair dryer, began at 6:20 a.m. More...

Cassano Discusses Expiration Of Roster Staffing Agreement

As of February 1, the FDNY will reduce staffing by one firefighter from each of its 60 engine companies so that all 194 engines in the city will be staffed with four firefighters and one officer.  No firefighters will be laid off as a result of 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

HAVANA EXPRESS CAFE & BAKERY

w elcome to Havana Express Café and Bakery, the first Cuban café in Astoria and unquestionably, “The home of the original Cuban sandwich”. More...

Editorials

May Groundhogs Predict Early Spring

By the time this newspaper appears on the street and online today, various groundhogs in the tri-state area and beyond will have either seen or not seen their respective shadows. More...

Letters to the Editor

Still ‘Working Together’  To The Editor:  The election results of last November were a repudiation of the deficit busting, wealth redistribution programs passed by Congress. More...

DA Brown Briefs Borough

District Attorney Richard A. Brown briefed city, state and federal elected officials from Queens at the DA’s 19th annual legislative breakfast held at his Kew Gardens offices. More...

Mets Pitchers Step Into Firefighters’ Boots For A Day

FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano recently hosted four Mets pitchers at the FDNY Fire Academy where the players donned firefighter gear and went through the same exercises experienced by firefighters in training. More...

Forest Hills Resident Reaches 101 Year Milestone

Forest Hills resident, Regina Schilling Mittler, has continued her membership in the centenarian club for another year by reaching 101 years of age. She is part of the estimated 70,000 centenarians currently in the U.S. More...

SOCIAL SECURITY’S NEW LOOK ONLINE

Social Security’s home page, www.socialsecurity.gov, has a new look.  Our redesigned home page now features a service channeling guide on the left side of the page, which lists the most sought after services and information on the site. More...

Frigid Temps Force Homeless From Astoria Park

Workers with the city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) last week headed to the streets on a Code Blue mission to try and coax the homeless out of the frigid temperatures and into city shelters.  DHS officials declare a Code Blue each time More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct  Arrest In Boxcutter Threat  Police arrested a 34-year-old truck driver after he flashed a box cutter at a cop who told him to move his truck which was blocking a snow covered street in Kew Gardens on the week of January 24 More...

Political Page

Welcome Mat Out For Walmart

Some years ago, Congressmember Anthony Weiner (D–Queens/Brooklyn) led the fight to block the Walmart chain from getting the necessary zoning changes that would have allowed it to open a location in Rego Park. More...

Seniors

Social Security Benefits: What’s Taxable, What’s Not

Dear Savvy Senior  Do I have to pay income tax on my Social Security benefits? I just turned 62 and am seriously considering early retirement. What can you tell me?  Ready to Retire  Dear Ready,  More...

Features

Cuomo’s Element Of Surprise In Launching Budget War

Governor Andrew Cuomo had been expected on January 31, to perform a routine chore in the business of governing by presenting his first budget as governor to the state legislature. More...

Ackerman Seeks Major Vets’ Hospital At St. Albans

Citing the need for a veterans’ hospital that could provide full-range health services and meet the needs of returning Iraq and Afghanistan warriors, Congressmember Gary Ackerman urged VA (Veterans Administration) officials to discard present p More...

114th Pct. Gets 10 New Cops

There was good news all around for the 114th Police Precinct, according to announcements made at the January meeting of the precinct community council last Tuesday. More...

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