February 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Guilty Plea In Fatal Flushing Pipe Attacker

A 29-year-old Jackson Heights man last week pleaded guilty in Queens Supreme Court to a pipe attack that claimed the life of a young Asian woman in March 2010. More...

Ridgewood, Glendale Top City Graffiti List

Ridgewood and Glendale top a city list of areas most blighted by graffiti vandals.  Recently released statistics show that graffiti complaints were down overall citywide in 2009, but complaints of graffiti vandalism increased in the 104th Preci More...

More Queens Residents Back To Work, Marshall Hails Business Community

Borough President Helen Marshall told the Queens Chamber of Commerce that unemployment in Queens is declining and New York City leads the nation in people going back to work. More...

Ferreras Visits Local Schools In Show Of ‘Respect For All’

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras visited P.S. 19 in Corona and P.S. 89 in Elmhurst on February 14 to encourage the students to embrace the ideals of the Department of Education’s Annual Respect For All Week. More...

Van Bramer And Quinn Celebrate Respect For All Week

On February 17, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn visited William Cullen Bryant H.S. to celebrate Respect For All Week. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings   More...

Restaurant of the Week

LOUI'S BBQ GREEK RESTAURANT

Loui's BBQ opened just one month ago and is already buzzing and sizzling with activity. Groups large and small gather here to feast on delicious Greek style barbecued meats, fabulous side dishes and salads. More...

Editorials

Congestion Pricing Should Stay The Table

The words “congestion pricing” first appeared in this newspaper in an article on Nov. 16, 2005. From then to today, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, the term has come up 88 times (this editorial brings the total to 89).  More...

Letters to the Editor

Reduce U.S. Deficits To The Editor: The Obama administration is spending our money at unprecedented levels and it is projected to continue for years into the future. More...

Teaching Compromise Rather Than Science

The public is bombarded with news reports saying that young people in the United States aren’t learning enough about science, especially compared to kids in Asia. More...

Silvercup Sues Developer For Copyright Infringement

Silvercup Studios last month filed suit against embattled developer Steven Baharestani, aka Steve Bahar, alleging Bahar chose to name a hotel he is building at 29-11 39th Ave. More...

Home Depot Set To Hire 60,000 Temp Workers

Officials at Home Depot announced they are planning to hire 60,000 temp workers for the company’s busy spring season of March through June, citing an increase in customers who plan to spruce up their homes. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Guest At Sleepover Swipes Ring  Cops arrested a 20-year-old Woodhaven man on February 18 after investigators determined he stole an $800 diamond ring during a February 7 sleepover at a friend’s home.  Police sa More...

Woodside Mug Victim, 96, Wants Revenge

A 96-year-old Woodside man whose mugging on February 10 was captured on a surveillance camera inside his building elevator, last week told reporters he’d like to go a round with the thug who stole his money. More...

Martin Luther School To Offer Defensive Driving Course

Martin Luther School will be hosting a National Safety Council six-hour Defensive Driving course on March 5.   The course is offered in conjunction with The Supper Agency, an accredited driving instruction school based on Long Island. More...

Alma Bank Names George Katsiaunis As New President

Alma Bank announced on February 18 that it has named George Katsiaunis as its new president. He succeeds the Bank’s first president, Luis Rebatta. Katsiaunis brings 25 years of experience in banking, finance and management to Alma Bank. 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. Photos Teresa Barile More...

Political Page

Senate Dems Urge GOP ‘Keep Your Reform Promises’

Democrats in the state senate suspect that the Republican majority may be quickly backing away from promises to reform Albany, that they made during last year’s election campaigns and which helped them to win back control of their legislative h More...

VAN BRAMER’S GAS PIPELINE CONCERNS

Citing recent tragic gas pipeline explosions and last year’s huge jet fuel leak into Sunnyside streets, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D–Woodside) last week sounded the alarm on a nationwide issue of threats to public safety from undergr More...

Features

Apple Retains The Name Of Its Local Birthplace

Throughout its history, Queens has been the borough of firsts. In 1657, its population was the first to protest for the right of freedom of religion and speech in the New World. More...

Queens Man Arrested In Netherlands

District Attorney Richard A. More...

Queens Facing $167 M Cut In Fed Aid Under Republican Plan

Congressmember Anthony Weiner slammed a Republican budget proposal issued last week which would slash more than $167 million in aid to Queens.  Under the proposal, Weiner said, Queens would lose millions of dollars in funding for cops, education More...

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