February 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sunnyside Community Services Receives Grant From BJ’s

Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) recently received a grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation in the amount of $5,000 to help fund Sunday meals at their Center for Active Older Adults.   More...

Snow Buried Cars Hid Flushing Suicide, Astoria Man Missing

Queens residents last week discovered the bodies of two men trapped inside cars that were buried by recent snowstorms.  The last time family members saw Kevin Ronan alive was on January 25, when he argued with family members and stormed out of More...

Pot Growing Firefighter Gets Five Years

A Queens firefighter last week was sentenced to five years in prison for operating a pot farm in the basement of a Queens Village home.  Patrick Murray, 35, a reputed member of the drug gang “The Master Race” was convicted last year More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

Compiled By Liz Goff  More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

First 2011 Homicide Detectives at the 114th Police Precinct are seeking help from the public to identify and locate suspects in the first murder reported this year at the Astoria Boulevard station. More...

New York Physical Therapy Sports Rehabilitation Opens New Office

“Make a habit of two things: to help or at least to do no harm,” Hippocrates said 2,500 years ago. More...

Bill Helping Small Businesses Thru Tax Credits Passes State Senate

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. is rooting for the Assembly to pass an omnibus tax bill which already passed the senate because it helps small businesses and also attacks the unemployment problem. 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

TELLY’S TAVERNA

Telly's Taverna is the perfect place to warm up and enjoy the cuisine from the sunny isles of Greece while you escape the winter doldrums. More...

Editorials

Queens Is Best Place To Be

“From the shores of the East River to the Atlantic Ocean coastline, Queens is building, growing and getting greener,” Borough President Helen Marshall declared in her State of the Borough address on Tuesday, January 25. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’  To The Editor:  More...

Fluoride — If In Doubt, Keep It Out

Did you know that the government is putting toxic chemicals in our water which come from the scrubbing systems of the fertilizer industry and are classified as hazardous wastes: sodium fluorosilicate and fluorosilicic acid. Are you concerned? More...

NYPD Announces Open Call For New Auxiliary Police Officers

Police precincts throughout Queens are currently seeking qualified candidates to volunteer as members of their local Auxiliary Police Departments to serve as the eyes and ears of the NYPD, police officials said. More...

Liu Holds Town Hall On Auditing

City Comptroller John Liu hosted a town hall meeting on February 7, at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th St., to discuss the mechanics of auditing. More...

Firefighters Battle LIC Gas Leak

Firefighters responding to a 911 call about a gas leak on February 4 found an unconscious resident inside an apartment in a building on 43rd Street, Long Island City.  Firefighters worked feverishly to revive the unresponsive victim before tran More...

Local 7 Is Recruiting Until February 24

The Tile, Marble and Terrazzo Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local Union No. More...

State-Of-The-Art Science Lab Revealed At P.S. 85

On February 8, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., former City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone Sr. joined parents and teachers for the unveiling of the new science lab at P.S. More...

City Eyes Speed Cams For Local Streets

Police and city Department of Transportation (DOT) officials are hoping to install a series of speed cameras across the five boroughs to catch drivers who race along local streets, breaking the 30 mph speed limit. More...

Dromm And Asian Community United Society Hold Lunar New Year Celebration

On February 5, Councilmember Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and the Asian Community United Society (ACUS) held the first ever community Lunar New Year celebration in Elmhurst to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit. The event, held at C.C. More...

Political Page

Tax Cap Bill Raises Fuss

Governor Andrew Cuomo really shook up the political establishment in Albany the week of January 28, both with his first budget submission to the state legislature and his candid comments on some of the time-honored practices which past and present le More...

Seniors

How To Locate And Compare Senior Housing Options

Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you explain the different types of senior housing options, and recommend some good resources for locating and choosing one? More...

Features

On the brief side...

Meng Seeks Snow Shoveling Volunteers   Concerned that seniors in her district cannot shovel snow away from their homes and thus are left with an unsafe situation, Assemblymember Grace Meng (D-Flushing) is seeking volunteers to join a “Snow More...

CDEC 30 Protests DOE ‘Underutilization’ Decision

When it comes to space in public schools, the Department of Education (DOE) makes decisions based on the “Blue Book”. More...

Crowley Seeks Probe of Possible Shady Student Loan Practices

Citing a new report by the Better Business Bureau alleging that certain companies are misleading families of students seeking assistance in securing financial aid, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/The Bronx) called on the Federal Trade C More...

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