March 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Metal Workers Apprentices Wanted By March 24

District Council No. 9 of the Metal Workers Union is currently recruiting metal finishing apprentices.   Applications must be in by Thursday, March 24 and can be obtained in person from 9 a.m. More...

Free Legal Services For Queens Residents

Councilmember Mark S. More...

Savvy Senior

How To Save On Long-Term Care Insurance

Dear Savvy Senior,  My wife and I have been thinking about purchasing a long-term care insurance policy, but have found the monthly premiums to be very expensive. How can we find affordable coverage?   Planning Ahead  Dear Planning, More...

Koslowitz Fights To Save Young Israel Of Forest Hills

On March 17, Councilmember Karen Koslowitz was joined by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilmember and  Subcommittee on Senior Centers Chair David Greenfield, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi, Community More...

Light Overcoming the Darkness

On March 20, we will reach the first day of spring, known to us geeks as the spring equinox. That’s the point when those of us living on the northern half of the Earth finally start to see daylight overwhelm the darkness of winter. More...

Sex Offenders Prohibited From Working With Kids Under 16

State Senator Joseph Addabbo’s (D–Howard Beach) bill to prohibit registered sex offenders from working with children aged 16 and under, directly and unsupervised, has passed the senate and now goes to the Assembly where it is sponsored by More...

Teen Dies In Tragic Fall

A teen plummeted from an apartment roof at 1 Ascan Ave. in Forest Hills Gardens. The unidentified 18 year old was taken to Jamaica Hospital shortly before 7 p.m. on March 18 where he died of his injuries. More...

Vehicle Booting Program Goes Hi-Tech

City transportation officials are preparing to launch a hi-tech pilot program that will allow city marshals and the sheriff’s department to boot vehicles with $350 in unpaid parking tickets, rather than towing the vehicles to a city pound. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

Compiled By Liz Goff  104th Precinct  Worker Crushed Between Vehicles  A worker at a Maspeth recycling plant lost his life in a tractor-trailer accident on March 17. More...

Martin Luther School Junior Crowned Miss Teen New York Latina

Photo courtesy of The Miss New York Latina Pageant More...

Holy Cross Students Celebrate National Pi Day

Holy Cross students celebrated National Pi Day on March 14 with their seventh annual competition to see who could recite from memory the most digits of this infinite number that expresses the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle. More...

Martin Luther School To Host Academic Talent Expo

On April 9, Martin Luther School will host an academic challenge for students in grades three through eight. The competition will consist of a spelling bee, Bible quiz bowl, mathematics challenge, science quiz bowl and geography quiz bowl. More...

Vallone Speaks At JFK Regular Democratic Club

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. addressed members of the JFK Regular Democratic Club in Kew Gardens on March 17, where he took questions on quality of life crimes and the rise of certain violent crimes. More...

Boys And Girls Club Member To Compete For Youth Of The Year

Selected among several local outstanding youth, Nayomi Spencer will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the New York State Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. More...

Viva San Giuseppe, Viva!

On March 19, Roman Catholics of Astoria, Italy and around the world celebrated the Feast of Saint Joseph (San Giuseppe). More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community MeetingsDates & times are subject to change, More...

Restaurant of the Week

NAPOLI PIZZA & PASTA

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…it's Napoli Pizza and Pasta and yes, it's amore too! I love Napoli for its "down home" cooking, literally downstairs in a home on the corner of 35th Avenue and 33rd Street in Astoria. More...

Features

NRG Energy Corporate Sponsor For CALDC’s Waterfront Concerts

NRG Energy operator of Astoria Gas Turbines, recently made a $10,000 contribution to the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) Waterfront Concert Series. More...

Maloney Announces Major Gun Check Legislation

Outraged at the number of gun deaths in recent weeks, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens/Manhattan) is co-sponsoring major legislation requiring closer background checks for gun purchasers in order to keep them out of the hands of criminals and More...

Weiner Wants A Two-Thirds Vote To Protect S.S. Program

Congressmember Anthony Weiner (D–Queens/Brooklyn) and Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders have announced plans to prevent the privatization of the Social Security program by requiring a two-thirds majority of both houses of Congress if any such More...

NY Federal Reserve VP Tours Crystal

Crystal Window & Door Systems hosted Federal Reserve Bank of New York Executive Vice President Joseph Tracy and other bank executives for a tour of the Crystal facility and headquarters in Flushing on March 11. More...

Former Willets Point Workers Graduate From Center For Automotive Education

Borough President Helen Marshall recently acknowledged twelve graduates of the Willets Point Worker Assistance Program. More...

Holy Cross Class of 2015 Receives Scholarships

Benefactors, parents, relatives and friends of twenty-three academically gifted young men who are entering Holy Cross’ Class of 2015 gathered at the school on March 14 for a special scholarship ceremony and reception. More...

Assembly Action To Guarantee Funding Senior Care

Assemblymember Marge Markey (D-Maspeth) reports that the state Assembly will allocate $25 million in the upcoming state budget to guarantee funding for senior centers the city Department of Aging had threatened to close in June, including the Selfhel More...

A New Slice Out Of The Apple

I often eat without thinking, either while listening to the news or writing. It’s a poor habit for several reasons, one of which is my ever-growing waistline. More...

New Laws Tighten Background Checks On Child Sex Offender

State lawmakers are proposing the passage of two bills dealing with employment of child sex offenders, to prevent individuals from falling through the cracks in the state’s current system More...

McClancy H.S. Tyros Drama Club's Cuckoo's Nest A Hit

Monsignor McClancy H.S. Tyros Drama Club, in Flushing, put on their annual play, a presentation of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. More...

Clown Week In The City

Photos Ernest Williams HHC More...

Gay-Bash Teens Could Face Murder As A Hate Crime

Police last week arrested a fifth teenager charged with beating a Woodhaven teen to death on March 12 all the while screaming anti-gay slurs while wielding a chrome bat and a wooden cane, law enforcement sources said. More...

St. John’s Prep Wins City Championship, Advances To State

The St. John’s Prep Varsity Girls’ basketball team, coached by Ed Flood, captured the New York City “B” Championship with a victory of 52 to 27 over Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) of White Plains. More...

Vallone Marches In St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On March 17, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined two million spectators and 200,000 marchers along Fifth Avenue during the 250th St. Patrick’s Day parade. More...

American Idol’s Pia Toscano Advances To Top 12

Howard Beach’s own 22 year-old Pia Toscano advanced to the Top 12 contestants last Wednesday, March 16. More...

Queens Purim Food Drive

To ensure a bright and joyous Purim season across the community, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Councilmember James F. More...

Local Pols And Seniors Protest Proposed Center Closures

On March 11 Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilmember Jessica Lappin and Assemblymember Cathy Nolan joined local seniors and concerned residents at the Riis Settlement Senior Center and Ravenswood Senior Center in More...

College Radio Stations Offer Many Listening Options

Among popular radio stations such as Z100 and Hot 97, New Yorkers can enjoy a number of college radio stations on the air and online. More...

Political Page

Cuomo, Silver Budget Impass Continues

With nine days to go to the state budget deadline on April 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo and state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are no closer to resolving their major differences on the budget.  More...

Editorials

After Long, Hard Winter, Welcome Spring

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac and other, similar sources, the vernal equinox, the day when the sun crosses the celestial equator going northward, rising exactly due east and setting exactly due west and day and night are each approximat More...

Letters to the Editor

War Against Women A copy of this letter was received at the Gazette. To The Editor: The Republican war against women has been raging like a wildfire and it’s time we organize and do something about it. More...

Queens Deserves Yellow Taxis

Queens deserves first-class yellow taxi service not just the Taxi and Limousine’s Commission livery street hail plan.  More...

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