April 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

110th Precinct Community Council Honors Three Officers

Police officers from the 110th Precinct were recognized for their achievements at the April 18 meeting of the 110th Precinct Community Council held at the VFW Hall in Corona. More...

Offer Reward For Info On Queens Pipe-Bash Mugger

City police officials this week released a surveillance photo of a man who bludgeoned a straphanger with a metal pipe at a Jackson Heights subway station on April 8. More...

FDNY Unveils New Fire Safety Comic Book

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano joined Spiderman, Captain America and Hot Dog (the FDNY Fire Safety mascot) in unveiling a new fire safety comic book to teachers and students of P.S. 51. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Corrections Officer Charged With Murder  A city corrections officer last week was indicted for the August 2000 murder of his ex-girlfriend  and mother of his child. More...

Liu, Dromm Help Start New Season For GOALS Athletic League

The Girls Organization of Athletics, Leaders in Sports (GOALS) league kicked off their second season on April 16 at Kissena Park in Flushing. City Comptroller John C. Liu and Councilmember Daniel Dromm threw out the first pitches. More...

Kiwanis Club Swears In New Members

On April 20, the Richmond Hill-Woodhaven Kiwanis Club inducted three new members, Robert Ilasi, Paul Vasiliadis and Edward Wendell into the club during their last meeting, held at the Avenue Diner on Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven. More...

Braunstein And I.S. 25 Participate In Cancer Walk

On April 15, Assemblymember Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) joined with students and faculty at I.S. 25 in Bayside as they participated in the Walk for a Cancer Cure Walkathon. More...

Gianaris Speaks For Reform

On April 20, state Senator Michael Gianaris was the keynote speaker at the forum on redistricting reform, hosted by the Democratic Leadership 21st Century and Common Cause New York. More...

Pennies For Patients

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) joined P.S. 239 in Ridgewood for their Pennies for Patients initiative. The program encourages students to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. P.S. More...

Addabbo Welcomes Hometown Cadets On West Point Day

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., celebrated West Point Day on April 6 in Albany by welcoming two military academy cadets, Cidny Menjivar from Woodhaven and Gerard J. Connolly II from Howard Beach to Washington D.C. More...

Queens Jazz Artists Go On Rhythm Road

Flushing resident Jed Levy, saxophone,  Astoria resident Thomson Kneeland, bass, and Forest Hills resident Paul Beaudry, vocals have been selected for their artistic integrity, musical ability, educational skills and international diplomacy for More...

Van Bramer And Nolan Celebrate Restoration Of Senior Centers

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Assemblymember Cathy Nolan celebrated the restoration of Title XX funding with seniors at the Queensbridge Riis and Ravenswood Senior Centers in Long Island City. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Memorial DayMay 30 11 a.m., Whitestone Veterans MemorialAssociation-VFW Memorial Day Parade,Whitestone Memorial Field, 149th Street/15thDrive; 718.767.4323.Community MeetingsDates & More...

Restaurant of the Week

EL OLIVO

The secret to El Olivo’s 16 years of success in Astoria lies in Riccardo Aguayo’s commitment to quality, service and consistency. More...

Editorials

Air Traffic Controller Errors Put Us All In Danger

On March 23, two airline flights landed at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. without clearance from the tower. While working alone for the fourth straight night, the controller on duty had dozed off.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Livery Cabs  David Yassky Commissioner Taxi and Limousine Commission 33 Beaver Street New York, NY 10004 Dear Commissioner Yassky,   I write regarding an important matter affecting numerous local businesses and resi More...

Van Bramer Honors 9/11 Hero With Street Co-Naming

On April 21, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer united with officers and members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local One for a street co-naming in honor of Charles Costello.  More...

Lawmakers Push Registry Of Domestic Abusers

A Brooklyn lawmaker co-sponsored legislation to the state senate on April 17 that would require spouse-batterers convicted of domestic violence to register the same way as sex offenders. More...

APAC To Present The Human Comedy

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) will present its production of The Human Comedy. Directed by Tom Wojtunik, the play will be performed at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St., Astoria from May 5 through 21. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt Suspect In Postal Worker Assault Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with the assault of a U.S. Postal Worker. More...

Mom To Face-Off With Daughter’s Killer

The mother of a 23-year-old Flushing woman who was raped and fatally beaten to death in May 2010 will get a special U.S. visa that will allow her to confront her daughter’s killer at his sentencing. More...

Suspect Hunted In Queens Sex Attacks

Queens police are searching for a serial rapist wanted for assaulting at least four women in the last eight months, authorities said. In all cases, he snuck up on the women, knocked them down and then sexually assaulted them. More...

Koslowitz Discusses Community Issues

On April 20, Councilmember Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) discussed issues concerning the Richmond Hill community with members of the Richmond Hill East Business Persons Corporation. More...

Hundreds Participate In Walk For QCP, Raised $24K

More than 350 people turned out for this year’s annual Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) 5 Mile Walk With Me event. Walkers gathered on April 9, at the QCP Adult Center in Jamaica where they headed north up 164th Street to Kissena Park. More...

Knights Of Columbus Honor Fr. McLaughlin

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Video Contest Winners Announced By Ridgewood Savings Bank

Ridgewood Savings Bank announced on April 21 the local winners of its “Lights, Camera, Save” video contest for teens aged 13 through 16. More...

Forest Hills Little League Begins Season With FDNY Honor

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Councilmember Karen Koslowitz and Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi attended the April 9 opening day ceremony for the Forest Hills Little League. More...

Vallone Reads To Third Graders

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. read to third graders at P.S. 122 in Astoria on April 12 during their annual Read Aloud program. Vallone read one of his favorite children’s books to students, Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. More...

Commissions For Kids Charity April 27

Former Major League Baseball Outfielder Darryl Strawberry will be the guest trader at the St. More...

Political Page

Council Due To Get Mayor’s Budget Next Week

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s scheduled to unveil his 2011-12 budget in eight days, assured New York City’s citizens in an interview published yesterday that it will not contain any last minute surprises differing from what he’s be More...

Features

Activists Call For PCB Removal In Public Schools

Councilmember’s Daniel Dromm and Julissa Ferreras joined activists from New York Communities for Change (NYCC), Queens Congregations United for Action (QCUA) and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) on the steps of City Hall on Apri More...

Queens Celebrates Interfaith Earth Day May 15

A coalition of synagogues, a church, a mosque, local food co-ops and community groups will present the Green for Queens Earth Day Fair at the Central Queens YM & YWHA on May 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.  More...

Sprucing Up The Big Apple

On April 16, 5,600 volunteers restored 70 parks, community gardens, playgrounds and various public green spaces, commencing a citywide spring-cleaning effort during the 17th Annual Hands on New York Day, sponsored by HSBC Bank.  More...

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