May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Narcotics Cops Snare Fleeing Drug Suspects

A 30-year-old ex-con with a history of drug related arrests tried to outrun a team of Queens Narcotics cops who witnessed him in an Astoria drug transaction. More...

Annual Hearing Checkups Recommended For Estimated 28 million Americans

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Now is a good time to analyze your own hearing and determine if you are one of the estimated 28 million Americans, including nearly one in five teenagers, who have a hearing loss that can be treated. More...

LaGuardia Community College Student Receives Grant For Start Up Business

LaGuardia Community College student Ibrahima Njiaye is one step closer to realizing his dream of starting a video and film production business thanks to his participation in the Capital One Student Design Entrepreneur Center, which gave him invaluabl More...

Two LaGuardia Students Receive Scholarships

On May 2, LaGuardia Community College students, Syed Hossain and Kevin Magana, were selected from a pool of 1,600 applicants to win Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team Silver and Bronze Scholarships, respectively. More...

Koo Gives Flushing A Spring Cleaning

Councilmember Peter Koo, Off-Broadway Homeowners Association and the city Department of Sanitation participated in the Clean Up Your Neighborhood program. More...

Paper Cash Register Receipts On The Way Out?

Paper cash register receipts may soon be a thing of the past.  An increasing number of retailers have stopped printing receipts for small purchases or are offering customers paperless receipts that are electronic purchase information sent via c More...

Letter Writer Honored

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Public Relations Director Frederick R. More...

Vallone Updates Anti-Graffiti, Illegal Conversion

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Parks To Open Cricket Field At Baisley Pond Park

On May 9, city Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilmember Ruben Wills, High School Cricket Commissioner Bassett Thompson and Glyne Hurley and Joe Siewharack of the Melbourne/N More...

Queens Botanical Honors H2O And Presents Spring And Summer Fun

On April 28, Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) hosted a media event to announce the completion of the Parking Garden, the final project of the Sustainable Landscapes and Buildings Project, and to promote upcoming events at the garden this spring and summ More...

Transportation Alternatives Joins LIC Alliance

Around fifty locals gathered at the Greater Astoria Historical Society building to hear Transportation Alternatives’ Rider Rebellion Campaign Representative Brodie Enoch as well as city Department of Sanitation Representative Iggy Terranova and More...

Van Bramer Views Student Films

On May 5, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer visited P.S.150 in Sunnyside to meet with sixth grade students and teachers participating in the Museum of the Moving Image’s Cultural After School Adventures program (CASA). More...

Jackson Heights Resident And Law Student Honored With State Bar Association Award

Maria Martinez, a third-year law student at St John’s University, was recently presented with the New York State Bar Association’s prestigious 2011 President’s Pro Bono Service Award for Law Students for her work as the St. More...

Committee Will Not Seek Landmark Status For Tennis Stadium

On May 3, local to international landmark supporters of the West Side Tennis Club Stadium in Forest Hills were dismayed to receive a form letter from the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) stating: “After a careful review of the curre More...

’30 Rock’ Thief Cuts A Deal, Avoids Jail

A former NBC Universal accountant who embezzled more than $13,600 while working on the hit TV show, “30 Rock”, last week received a conditional discharge in an agreement with Queens prosecutors that called for reimbursement of the stolen More...

Walcott Announces $100K Grants To 10 Public Schools That Cut Energy Use

Martin Luther King Jr. H.S. in Maspeth won the top prize of $25,000 for reducing carbon emissions by 35.1 percent which equates to taking 20 cars off city streets. More...

Richmond Hill Student 2011 Salutatorian

Ryan Jaipaul, an A student, will graduate this June with a 3.951 grade point average from CUNY’s NYC College of Technology, also known as City Tech. More...

APAC’s Human Comedy Satisfies Everything

The Human Comedy, Astoria Performing Arts Center’s musical offering for its tenth anniversary season, opened to a sold out house on May 5. 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

Bartolino’s Ristorante Italiano

Bartolino's is your neighborhood Italian restaurant serving consistently delicious dishes from all regions of Italy in a comfortable, beautifully appointed dining room. More...

Editorials

Repairing Streets Will Aid Queens, City Economy

Evidence that the winter recently ended was a harsh one is everywhere, especially on the streets and avenues of Queens County. Pavement is cracked and potholes ranging in size from inches to several feet in diameter are everywhere.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Bklyn Buses Favored Jay WalderChairmanMetropolitan Transportation Authority347 Madison AvenueNew York, NY 10017Dear Chairman Walder, I write regarding an important transportation matter affecting bus riders in Western Queens. More...

Gennaro Sponsors Free Legal Services

Councilmember Jim Gennaro and The Community Legal Resource Network are sponsoring free legal advice concerning healthcare proxies, living wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and more Tuesdays through August at Hillcrest S.C., 168-01 Hillside Ave More...

'Bridge Man' Explores City's Spans From Unique Perspective

On May 2, the Greater Astoria Historical Society hosted an event with Dave “Bridge Man” Frieder, a photographer who has scaled the highest and most dangerous vantage points of sixteen of New York City’s great bridges, shooting some More...

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House Welcomes New And Returning Board Members

Executive Director of Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House William T. Newlin recently announced the expansion of its board of directors with the addition and/or return of three new members: More...

Jewish Child Care Association Holds Spring Celebration

The Forest Hills Child Care Center (FHCCC) and the Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) held their Spring Celebration and brunch for parents and visitors.  JCCA has been providing social services and support to families in the Queens commun More...

Astorians Line Up for Free Trees

On May 9, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined the New York Anti-Crime Agency and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) for a tree giveaway at Astoria Park. More...

Gennaro Provides Free Legal Help For Seniors

On May 5, Councilmember James F. Gennaro announced he is funding free legal services for seniors at Young Israel of Queens Valley Senior Center in Fresh Meadows. More...

Woodside Civic Leaders And Community Members Help In Clean Up

On April 30, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Assemblymember Michael DenDekker joined Woodside on the Move, NYC Community Cleanup and Wood-Heights Democratic Club for a community-wide effort to clean up portions of Woodside. More...

LaGuardia Community College Hosts Criminal Justice Career Day

On May 4, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. was the featured guest speaker at LaGuardia Community College’s (LAGCC) Criminal Justice Career Day. In attendance were LAGCC students who are potentially or officially majoring in Criminal Justice. More...

Braunstein Announces Northeast Queens Photo Contest Winners

Assemblymember Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Northeast Queens Photo Contest on May 6. The contest was open to students in grades 6 through twelve. More...

St. John’s Prep Student Honored

St. John’s Prep Coach Darius Penikas (l.) joined junior Ryan Yearwood in congratulating him after being selected as one of the top 50 high school basketball players in the state by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. More...

Spring Returns To Queens Zoo

One of the largest-bodied animals in North America is now calling New York City home. More...

Cops Launch Summer DWI Offensive

Police from the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and Borough Task Force cops hit the streets recently in the kickoff of an NYPD crackdown on drunk driving. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Offer $2G Reward For Ridgewood Bank Bandit Info Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with a series of bank robberies in Ridgewood. More...

$2G Reward For Flushing Home Invasion Slay Info

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a pair of killers who tied up an elderly woman and forced her to witness her son’s murder. More...

Gianaris Attends Opening Of DOH HQ In LIC

On Friday, May 6, state Senator Michael Gianaris (far r.) attended and gave remarks at the opening of the city Department of Health’s new headquarters in Long Island City. Seen here at the opening are (L. More...

Tenants May Face Fuel Surcharge

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Rent Guidelines Board, in a preliminary vote, decided last week to include a temporary fuel surcharge of one percent to a proposed rent increase of 3 to 5.75 percent for a new, one-year lease and 6 to 9 p More...

Addabbo’s Third Recycling Day Picks Up 11.5 Tons Of Waste

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. reports that more than 11.5 tons of electronics and paper were collected for recycling at his third Recycling Collection Day held on May 1 in Forest Park’s Seuffert band shell parking lot in Woodhaven. More...

Ravenswood Family Literacy Center Holds Ceremony

On May 2, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer attended a chartering ceremony for the Ravenswood Family Literacy Center at the Ravenswood Library in Long Island City. More...

Addabbo Backs Bill To Cut Medicaid Fraud With Tech Methods

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

Elmhurst Residents Enjoy New Park At Former Gas Tanks Site

After nine years of planning and pleading with local officials, Elmhurst residents last week celebrated the opening of their miracle park, built on the site of the old Elmhurst gas tanks. More...

Socrates Park Executive Director Alyson Baker Resigns

Socrates Sculpture Park of Long Island City announced that Alyson Baker will resign from her position as executive director effective June 24, following a distinguished 11-year term. More...

Political Page

Expect Major Fight To Block Budget Passage By City Council

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lost his fight for budget funding from the federal and New York state governments in putting together a $65.7 billion budget for 2011-2012, but must now continue brawling with the teachers union, the parents of 1.1 million stu More...

Seniors

Affordable Vet Care For Senior Pet Owners

Dear Savvy Senior  Are there any resources that can help senior pet owners with their veterinary bills? I have a dog and two cats that mean the world to me, but the vet care has become too expensive. More...

Features

Astorian Meets Obama At Ground Zero

Anthoula Katsimatides, whose brother John Katsimatides was killed on 9/11, met President Barack Obama along with other families on May 5 at Ground Zero. More...

FDNY Faces Cuts Despite 2010 Rise In Fires, Emergencies

When President Barack Obama visited Engine 54, Ladder 5, Battalion 9 in Midtown Manhattan last week he remembered its 15 firefighters and all 343 FDNY members killed responding on September 11. “We never forget,” he said.  More...

Maloney Offers Bill To Prevent Tanning Bed Cancers

Aiming to limit the amount of UV rays emitted by tanning beds and to reduce the time consumers may be exposed to harmful radiation in tanning salons, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D–Queens/Manhattan) has introduced bipartisan legislation requ More...

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