March 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Daughter Of Malcolm X To Be Arraigned Today

District Attorney Ricahrd A. Brown announced on March 2 that Malikah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, will be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court, 125-01 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Cellphones and PDAs (Portable Digital Assistants) have changed life. I have been driving for more than 30 years and consider myself a safe driver. I am a native New Yorker, and if you can drive in New York City, you can drive anywhere. More...

At Budget Hearings, Marshall Believes Queens ‘Shortchanged’

Borough President Helen Marshall said she understands that during these difficult fiscal times cutbacks are necessary, in her borough as well as elsewhere.  But, she said at the annual public hearing concerning capital and expense budgets held a More...

112th Precinct Seeks Robbery Suspects

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance with the identity and whereabouts of the following three individuals wanted in connection with a commercial robbery in the 112th Police Precinct. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Bogus Check Writer Busted  Cops arrested a 26-year-old Ridgewood man on February 26, after he stole and forged two checks and deposited them in his own bank account. More...

Cop, Fire Unions Burning Mad Over Proposed Cuts

Police and fire union officials and elected officials are blasting Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2012 executive budget proposal that calls for some half-billion dollars in cuts to the NYPD budget and $200 million in the FDNY budget, along with the More...

Villa Fund Established For Sons Of Murdered Mom

Family and friends of a Queens woman who died on February 10 when she was shot by her estranged husband have established a fund to help provide for her sons. More...

Peralta Commemorates Black History Month

State Senator Jose Peralta hosted A Celebration of Black History and Heritage at the Langston Hughes Library in Corona, where former city Comptroller Bill Thompson, Borough President Helen Marshall, Assemblymember Francisco Moya, Councilmember Juliss More...

Muslim And Catholic Leaders Of Astoria Unite

Catholic parish pastors of Astoria have initiated a series of dialogue meetings with local Muslim leaders to establish relationships and lay a foundation for improved communication between the two communities. More...

Maloney Presents Bridge Painter With NOW Award

On February 24, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (DQueens/ Manhattan) presented Astoria resident Efrosini “Efiy” Katanakis with the National Organization for Women (NOW)- NYC 2011 Susan B. More...

Community Calendar

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Editorials

Arm Of Justice In Queens Reaches Worldwide

On Aug. 8, 2005, one Peter Belegrinos, then 25 years old, allegedly accosted a nine-year-old girl in Astoria Park, dragged her into some nearby bushes, sexually assaulted her and punched her in the face while she screamed for help. More...

Queensboro Bridge Name Should Remain

Gazette Editor Emeritus John Toscano reported in an article that ran on the front page of this newspaper February 23 that efforts were underway to rename the Queensboro Bridge for former Congressmember and three-term New York City Mayor Edward I. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Queensboro Bridge  To The Editor:  I must express my opposition to this plan.  More...

Healthy Eating For A Healthy Heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about every 25 seconds an American will suffer a coronary event. More...

Queens Library Executive FY 2012 Budget Testimony

This testimony was given by Thomas W. Galante, chief executive officer, Queens Library, before the Queens Borough Board on the Fiscal Year 2012 Proposed Executive Budget. More...

Three Admit To Siphoning Bingo Funds Slated For Greek Orthodox Charities

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown joined by New York State Racing and Wagering Board (NYSRWB) Chairman John D. Sabini and state Police Superintendent Joseph A. More...

City Seeks Financial Advisor On Parking Meter Plan

Last month the city Economic Development Corporation (EDC) started searching for a financial advisor to help with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plans to privatize the more than 30,000 parking meters located throughout the five boroughs. More...

Suspect Captured In Amsterdam

Peter Belegrinos, who viciously punched a nine-year-old girl in the face and sexually molested her on Shore Boulevard near Astoria Park, was apprehended in the Netherlands more than five years after his initial arrest. More...

Suspect In Child Abuse Case Fights Extradition

The 29-year-old Astoria man who was on the run for six years after jumping bail for kidnapping and child sexual abuse charges, last week told an examining judge in the Netherlands that he won’t return to Queens without a fight. More...

Students At Holy Cross Crusade Against Cancer

On February 11, the halls and classrooms of Holy Cross H.S. were awash in a sea of pink tee shirts. More...

Maloney Discusses Newtown Creek Cleanup

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens/Manhattan) met with Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck last week in Washington D.C. More...

Dromm Praises Obama’s Recognition Of Same Sex Marriage

In a major victory for civil rights for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community, President Barack Obama has ordered the Justice Department to drop its defense of a central part of the 1996 law that bars the federal government from re More...

Seawall Task Force Formed

After almost a decade of stop-gap solutions to repair the deteriorating seawall along the East River near the Queensbridge Houses, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens/Manhattan) has announced a repair project is poised to start moving forward.&n More...

Political Page

Others In Queens Say ‘No’ To Koch/Queensboro Renaming

Finally some support has surfaced for Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s (D–Astoria) opposition to renaming the Queensboro Bridge in honor of ex-Mayor Edward Koch.  More...

Seniors

Mobile Safety Solutions For Seniors On The Go

Dear Savvy Senior,  Do you know of any emergency help buttons for seniors (like the Lifeline) that work away from the home? I would like to get one for my 78-yearold mother, but would like to find one that’s not limited to the house. More...

Features

AME Church Has Served Flushing For 200 Years

For many Flushing residents it has simply become known as “that little church in the middle of the parking lot”. More...

Copycat Robbery Pattern Emerges In 108th Precinct

On Tuesday evening, January 18, 108th Precinct Police Officer Joseph Kohart was investigating a pattern of several robberies that had been committed north of Queens Boulevard in the 40s during the previous week, the latest one taking place that very More...

Military Special Elections Voting Bill Offered By Cuomo

Members of the military will have more time to cast ballots in New York state’s special elections under a bill proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  County boards of elections would be given the additional time in order to allow time for mil More...

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