June 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Lest We Forget

Veterans, civic leaders and members of the community gathered for the 83rd annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day parade along Northern Boulevard. More...

Met Pup Doing Fine

Met fans concerned about the welfare of a pooch who sits outside Citi Field during home games can put fears of abuse to rest, ASPCA officials said.  Coffee, the little dog dressed in a Mets outfit, was checked out by an ASPCA officer and given More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Girl Power Queens detectives arrested a 29-year-old female ‘slugger’, on May 16, who knocked out her male victim with a single punch during a May 8 robbery. More...

Meng Celebrates No Smoking In Parks With BTCA

Last February, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law a bill that bans smoking in all city parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas in an effort to promote a healthier city. More...

LICBDC, LICBID Merge As LIC Partnership

The Long Island City Business Improvement District (LICBID) held its annual meeting in late May before announcing its merger with the Long Island City Business Development Corporation, combining as the LIC Partnership. More...

St. Andrew Avellino Holds Annual Art Show

St. Andrew Avellino School and Parish in Flushing held their Annual Art Exhibit May 13 and May 15. Principal Debora Hanna proudly displayed the beautiful artistic creations from the children of the school and the adults of the parish. More...

De Blasio Rallies Parents At P.S. 19 Against Teacher Layoffs

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio visited P.S. 19 in Queens to mobilize parents in opposition to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to fire more than 4,100 public school teachers. More...

Making NYC International Center For Innovation In 21st Century

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Seth W. Pinsky will discuss the city’s economic outlook at Queens College Business Forum on June 10. More...

Marshall Rallies Against School Program Budget Cuts

Borough President Helen Marshall and other elected officials join Out of School Time Coalition members and youngsters in after-school programs, at a rally on the steps of Borough Hall to protest a proposed $23 million in cuts to various programs. More...

Astoria Federal Teaches St. Mel Students About Saving Money

More than 100 fifth and sixth graders at St. Mel School in Whitestone participated in an interactive lesson on saving money, presented by Astoria Federal Savings. Local Branch Manager Luisa Gosman and her Astoria Federal team visited St. More...

Lexington School Basketball Team Battles Legislators In Annual Tournament

The Lexington School for the Deaf boys’ basketball team, the Blue Jays and its cheerleaders traveled to Albany on May 18 to participate in the 16th annual Esther Lustig Memorial Basketball Classic. More...

Bestselling Author Visits Bayside H.S.

Adriana Trigiani, former writer for The “Cosby Show,” and author of the critically acclaimed Big Stone Gap series as well as her young adult novel Viola in Reel Life, visited Bayside H.S. on May 19. More...

What The President Got Wrong

When President [Barack Obama] spoke last week of the opportunities presented by the Arab Spring, he got a lot right. His calling out of the Arab states was long overdue and dead on. But he got some big things wrong. More...

Cops Crack Down On Illegal Fireworks

Police in Queens are planning to keep a lid on illegal activity over the July 4th holiday, combing streets for illegal fireworks and cracking down on people who sell, store and/or use illegal fireworks.  Once again this year, police throughout More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Flag DayJun. 11, 11 a.m., Kiwanis Sunnyside, 42ndAnnual Flag Day Parade, Greenpoint Avenue/41st to 48th Streets; 718.786.4141. Community Meetings More...

Restaurant of the Week

GARCIA'S MEXICAN CAFE

Spice up your life with a meal at Garcia's Mexican Café, located on fashionable Austin Street in Forest Hills. Join the very happy Happy Hour running Mondays through Fridays from 3pm until 7pm, serving discounted margaritas, beer and sangria. More...

Features

Rosanna Scotto, Fox Co-Host, Celebrates Silver Anniversary With Network

Rosanna Scotto, co-host of Good Day New York, began her 25-year career in broadcasting behind the scenes at Ted Turner’s WTBS.  More...

NYCB Gives $5K Donation To Citymeals-On-Wheels

In early May, New York Community Bank (NYCB) First Vice President Gary Cornell presented Associate Executive Director of Citymeals-on-Wheels Beth Shapiro with a check at the Citymeals-on-Wheels headq More...

On the brief side...

Second Chance To Become Firefighter   Candidates to become firefighters whose 2007 FDNY exams were nullified by a court injunction will get another chance to apply if a bill to be introduced in the City Council becomes law.  More...

Rosenstock Honored At QTiP Gala

The 2011Queens Theatre in the Park (QTiP) Gala paid special honor to Jeffrey Rosenstock, who in the late 1980s took a closed and neglected theater that had been built for the 1964-65 World’s Fair and began to transform it into a living showplac More...

Soccer Comes To Citi Field

Soccer fans across the borough and the globe will soon come to Citi Field in Flushing to witness the historic inaugural soccer game between Ecuador and Greece. More...

Astoria Smokers Defy New Smoking Ban

Declaring that Queens, and the rest of the city, is being turned into “one big non-smoking zone”, angry smokers headed to Astoria Park on Memorial Day weekend to defy the city’s newest cigarette ban. More...

CUNY Law School Headed To Court Square

The Flushing based City University of New York (CUNY) Law School next year will be preparing for a move to spacious, new, environmentally-friendly classrooms with a view of the historic Long Island City courthouse. More...

Assemblymember Weprin Holds Town Hall Meeting

Assemblymember David Weprin (D-Little Neck) hosted a town hall meeting on May 22 at the Samuel Field Y.  Weprin spoke to constituents about current legislation in Albany and how legislation will affect the people of the district. More...

Animal Rescuers’ Bill Rescues Animals

Unwanted animals at shelters throughout the city could get a reprieve in their death sentence under legislation pending in the state Assembly. More...

One More Homework Assignment

If you’re one of the many teenagers or young adults planning to get a summer job or start a career this summer, you may be surprised to see what’s deducted from your paystub. If you don’t know already, it’s time to learn More...

Savvy Senior How To Find Adult Day Care

Dear Savvy Senior,  What can you tell me about adult daycare for seniors? My 82-year-old father, who lives with us, has dementia and needs attention during the day while we’re at work.  Looking for Care  More...

St. Joan Of Arc Presents Earthquake Relief Funds To Japanese Ambassador

Approximately 25 students, grades one through 8, from St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Jackson Heights held a special ceremony to present the funds they raised for Japanese earthquake relief to the Ambassador of Japan Shigeyuki Hiroki on May 16. More...

Fake Gun Stunt At Flushing High

Students and faculty at Flushing H.S. last week got a taste of home-grown terror when a classmate showed up for classes brandishing a realistic looking Uzi, threatening to start shooting. More...

Van Bramer Presents Awards for First Ever LIC Arts Open Children’s Art Contest

On May 21 Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer presented awards to the winners of the first Long Island City (LIC) Arts Open Children’s Art Contest. More...

Christ The King 2011 Hall Of Fame Inductees

Every year the Alumni Association of Christ the King Regional H.S. More...

Long Island City H.S. Students Win Culinary Scholarships

Nineteen city high school seniors cooked their way to a career in the culinary industry at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) New York Cooking Competition for Scholarships. More...

Richmond Hill South Civic Association Installs New Board

On May 19, the Richmond Hill South Civic Association (RHSCA) conducted their Installation of the 2011-2012 Executive Board by state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation Honors Local Leaders, Business Owners

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation (GWDC) held its 32nd annual Finally Spring Dinner Dance at Cordon Bleu Caterers in Woodhaven, where several local individuals were recognized for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the comm More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt On For iPhone Mugger  Police at the 114th Precinct are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man sought in connection with at least four iPhone™ muggings in the Queensbridge Houses. More...

Political Page

Looks Like Giuliani Could Be Running For President

In the early scrambling for the Republican nomination for president in the still distant 2012 election, about a dozen would be candidates have dropped their names into the mix without stirring up much enthusiasm, except for real estate mogul/TV host More...

Editorials

Firehouse Closings Endanger Property, Imperil Lives

The two primary duties of government—any government, be it municipal, state or federal—are to ensure public safety and maintain the infrastructure. More...

Letters to the Editor

Run Ron Run  To The Editor  More...

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