February 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

114th Precinct Seeks Mugger

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the following individual wanted in connection with a robbery in the confines of the 114th Precinct. On Thursday, February 10, at approximately 3:30 p.m. More...

A Rapidly Evolving Medical Landscape

Parts of medical science are highly developed areas where doctors can precisely nail down specific diseases and even sometimes eradicate them. 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...

Boro-WIde Blotter

Compiled By Liz Goff  105th Precinct  Arrest Girlfriend In Fatal Stabbing  Police last week arrested a 36-year-old Cambria Heights woman after she fatally stabbed her live-in boyfriend during a February 7 domestic dispute. More...

Transit Police Offer iPod Etching Program

Queens Transit cops are offering a new weapon to help in their war on thieves who snatch electronic gadgets from city straphangers.  The “IDs for iPods” program gives bus and subway riders the opportunity to register their iPod&rsqu More...

Dutch Kills Civic Tackles Taxis, Parking, Housing

The February meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association was its first of 2011 and covered both new matters and some old issues that persist. More...

Addabbo, Miller Push Aqueduct Racino Over Indian-Run Casino

Two Queens lawmakers continued their efforts the week of February 7, to promote racino gambling at Aqueduct Racetrack while highlighting what they perceive as the rotten deal the state will get from Indian-operated casinos. More...

Martorana: Palermo’s Byzantine Jewel

 The Christian Middle East has produced great leaders who shaped western history. More...

Vallone Eases Traffic Delays At Busy Intersection

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) announced a new traffic signal change at 37th Street and Astoria Boulevard South that will help ease the burden for hundreds of motorists who pass the congested spot each day. More...

Vallone Speaks About Public Safety In Flushing

With budget season approaching, Public Safety Committee Chair and Councilmember Peter F. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

LITTLE MOROCCO

This corner bistro features the exotic, flavorful cuisine of Morocco and the Mediterranean in a very informal setting. Warm weather offers plenty of outside seating and people watching on the corner of Steinway Street and 24th Avenue. More...

Editorials

Bringing America’s Heritage Into Focus

Some years ago the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and 22, respectively, were celebrated as two separate holidays. More...

Letters to the Editor

Walmart Is Wanted Here  To The Editor:  Unfortunately, not everyone has the “Welcome Mat Out For Walmart” (I on Politics by John Toscano, Feb. 2, 2011). More...

Year Of The Rabbit

Thousands came to Flushing on February 12 to partake in the 15th annual Chinese Lunar New Year Parade. The parade featured dragon dancers, steel drummers, fireworks and marching bands. More...

High-Rise Fire In Astoria

On Saturday, February 12, FDNY responded to a large fire that broke out on the top floor of a six-story apartment building on 44th Street and Newtown Road in Astoria. More details to follow. More...

Open House To Set Plans For Truck Removal On Maspeth Roads

Assemblymember Marge Markey (D-Maspeth) is reaching out to residents and businesses in Maspeth to urge them to attend an open house organized by the city Department of Transportation (DOT) to reveal plans for a permanent solution to the scourge of tr More...

Greening Western Queens Grants Announced

Western Queens will soon see an infusion of trees, green jobs and youth environmental programs thanks to over $3 million in grants distributed by North Star Fund. More...

Identifying Gang Involvement

Those scratches on the inside of your child’s belt may be more than just wear and tear, they could be a signal that your child is a member of a street gang, law enforcement officials said.  Police officials last week offered the following More...

Queens DA Applauds New Mortgage Fraud Initiative

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown is joining forces with prosecutors throughout the city in a digital war against mortgage fraud. More...

Charges System Failed Slain Mom

The young mother shot to death by her estranged husband suffered through years of domestic abuse and mental anguish before the crazed ex-con executed her, sources said. More...

Borough Cabinet Hears Of Language Gateway, Youth Board

There are currently 1.8 million residents of New York City with limited English language proficiency, Amina Masood, a policy analyst for  the Mayor’s Office of Operations, said at the January meeting of the Queens Borough Cabinet. More...

Carbon Monoxide Killed Man Buried In Car

An Astoria man found dead last week in his snowbound BMW died from carbon monoxide poisoning, a spokesperson for the city Medical Examiner’s office said.  An EMS worker discovered the body of 31-year-old Astoria resident Argent Dyryzi at More...

Van Bramer Visits Woodside Mosque

On February 4, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer met with neighbors at the Madani Masjid in Woodside. Van Bramer took part in a special prayer and addressed questions and concerns from members about local libraries and schools in the district.   More...

Gennaro Helps Raise Cardivascular Awareness Among Women

Councilmember Jim Gennaro helps promote the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day on February 4, in an effort to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease now the number one killer of women. More...

Youth And Adult Activities Association Receives $10,000 Donation From JCPenney

JCPenney presented its JCPenney Aferschool grant for $10,000 to the Lefrak City Youthand Adult Activities Association in support of the New Millennium Afterschool Program at its Elmhurst location at Queens Center Mall.  The mission of the New M More...

Political Page

3rd Term Is Do Or Die For Mayor Mike

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was subjected to a withering barrage of charges from the major municipal labor unions last week as he engaged them in issues related to his efforts to try to enact a budget while dealing with a huge deficit. More...

Seniors

Do You Need To File A Tax Return This Year?

Dear Savvy Senior  What are the IRS filing requirements for seniors this year? I had to file income tax returns last year, but my income dropped a bit and I’m wondering if I may be off the hook this year. More...

Features

Track Replacement And Structure Painting To Begin In Astoria

The MTA has announced two major projects slated for Astoria in 2011 that will affect several weekend and some weekday schedules during off-peak hours. The first project involves a track panel installation at 36th Avenue. More...

Parker Jewish Resident Turns 106

Frieda Bronstein of Long Island received a special gift for her 106th birthday and Valentine’s Day on February 14. More...

Van Bramer Helps Deliver Citymeals-On-Wheels

On February 9, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Citymeals-On-Wheels to help deliver food to the elderly in Woodside. More...

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