June 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer Months Bring Barbecue Variety

As we find ourselves in the summer months between two popular barbecuing holidays, Memorial Day and July 4, grills are starting to blaze all across Queens. More...

Kids Rally To Save Libraries

On June 14, children of Queens added their voices to the growing rally to save Queens Libraries from the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget cuts. More...

Elected Officials Meet For Launch Of East River Ferry Service

On June 13, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Deputy Mayor Steel, Congresswoman Maloney and Council Member Stephen Levin for the launch of the first East River Ferry service. More...

Dromm Stands Up For Libraries

Councilmember Daniel Dromm joined members of the community at the Jackson Heights Library to rally in support of funding necessary to maintain library jobs and services. More...

Opening Hydrants Could Mean Jail Time

City officials this week reminded Queens residents that opening fire hydrants without an FDNY authorized spray cap could result in a fine or 30 days behind bars. More...

Crowley, Brown And Sexual Assault Victims Call To Restore Funding For Response Team

Councilmembers, the District Attorney’s Office and others gathered for a rally on June 7 to restore funding for the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). More...

Weiner’s Pros And Foes Clash In Kew Gardens

On Sunday, June 12 the Juniper Park Civic Association from Forest Hills held a rally in front of the Queens office of Congressmember Anthony Weiner at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. More...

Kew-Forest Girls Anchor Boys Varsity Tennis Team’s Championship Run

The Kew-Forest School’s Tennis program has arrived. More...

Bloomberg Signs Anti-Cyberbullying Bill Into Law

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed into law a bill by Councilmember Mark S. Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) and Councilmember Lewis A. More...

Martin Luther School Offers Driver Education

Martin Luther School (MLS) will hold Driver Education Registration for the Summer Session on July 14, from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the school, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth. More...

Student Expelled For ‘Sexting’ Sues Queens School

A former Christ the King Regional H.S. More...

Remembering William Payntar Sr.

With the recent passing of William Payntar Sr., residents in Dutch Kills lost an important link to the history of the Long Island City community. More...

Strawberry Visits North Shore-LIJ For Cancer Survivors’ Day

A record crowd of more than 3,000 cancer survivors gathered at North Shore University Hospital’s and LIJ Medical Center’s Fifth Annual Cancer Survivors Day on June 7 in Lake Success, NY to hear four-time World Series champion, Darryl Stra More...

Christ The King Sophomore Wins $20,000 Scholarship

Christ the King Regional H.S. sophomore, Mya Pugh, was awarded a $20,000 scholarship from Intelisano & Associates Inc. of Forest Hills. More...

Koch, Vogt Honored By LaGuardia Community College Foundation

Edward I. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

110th Precinct Creativity Assists In Robbery Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect who used a desk chair to wheel a safe he took from an Elmhurst apartment. More...

Haitian Earthquake Memorial For Queens

The Board of Directors of Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens has unanimously approved creation of a permanent memorial for the relatives of Queens residents who perished in the January 12, 2010 Haitian earthquake and did not receive a proper burial. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Seniors

How To Stop Junk Mail And Prevent Mail Fraud

Dear Savvy Senior How can I reduce the junk mail my elderly mother gets? More...

Features

Waltz-Astoria Showcases Local Talent

Headlining on June 17 at the Waltz-Astoria will be Jon Christopher Allen, who has played among an array of eclectic artists at Waltz-Astoria’s weekly ongoing open mic nights. More...

Best Of Queens Library Summer Reading

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot More...

Legislation To Extend Age Limit For FDNY Exam Signed

On June 7, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr.’s legislation to extend the age for the FDNY civil service exam from 29 to 35 years old. More...

NYJTL Announces 2011 Boys And Girls Varsity All-Star Teams

New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) announced on June 14 its 2011 NYJTL Boys & Girls Varsity All-Star Teams, consisting of 22 players, including 11 boys and 11 girls from New York City's public, private and parochial schools.  
 
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A Director’s View: The Garden Players Production of “Musicville & Musicville High”

When I took on the responsibility of directing and producing the Garden Players Musical Theater Program in 2004, I turned down a role in a theater touring company and made a huge leap into the world of teaching and directing.  I had been  a More...

Top 10 Mobile Games

Since smartphones became hugely popular, the gaming world has seen a sudden spike in the popularity of mobile games. The following are the current top ten downloaded smartphone games of 2011: More...

Van Bramer Marches In Kiwanis Club Flag Day Parade

On June 11 Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer marched in the 42 annual Sunnyside Kiwanis Club Flag Day Parade along with Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan as well as many neighbors and friends. More...

Marshall Swears In New Board Members

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall swore in and reappointed veteran community board members during a ceremony on June 14 at the Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. More...

Watson Fellow Michelle Chan Plans To Be A Public Interest Lawyer

Queens College sophomore Michelle Chan, 19, of College Point has announced her plans to become a Public Interest Lawyer. More...

Halloran Testifies Against Proposed Variance in Bayside Hills

Councilmember Dan Halloran spoke out on behalf of concerned Bayside Hills residents at a hearing yesterday before the City’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) in Manhattan opposing the proposed variance at 50-20 216th St. More...

Graduation At Christ The King H.S.

On June 4, Chairman R. Maltese along with the board of trustees, administration, faculty and staff of Christ the King Regional H.S. celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2011. The ceremony took place at the Hugh P. More...

Bloomberg, Oliver Present 6th Annual ’Made In NY’ Awards

Mayor Michael R. More...

Van Bramer Holds District’s First LGBT Luncheon

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, Astoria and Maspeth), opened the 26th District’s first luncheon celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual Pride Month at the Riverside Restaurant in Hunters Point More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

According to several sources, including the U.S. Census, the current average divorce rate in America is 50 percent.  I write average because this rate varies depending on such factors as age, gender and specific divorce number. More...

P.S. 152 Holds Scholastic Authors and Illustrators Expo Week

From June 2 until June 10, P.S. 152, the Gwendoline N. Alleyne School of Authors and Illustrators of Woodside, held its annual Authors and Illustrators Expo Week. P.S. More...

Prometheus Luncheon Honors Greek Teachers And Students

On June 5, a free luncheon was held at the Cultural Center of the Holy Trinity Cathedral, 337 East 74 St. in Manhattan. More...

Malcolm X’s Daughter Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Lexington School For The Deaf Recognizes Local Companies

High school seniors from Lexington School for the Deaf hosted an Employer Appreciation Day luncheon on June 10 to thank several area companies and organizations for giving internship opportunities, which afforded the students the chance to gain an in More...

110th Pct CC Graffiti Cleanup In Elmhurst And Corona

The 110th Precinct Community Council held a graffiti removal event in Elmhurst and Corona on June 9 as part of a community-led effort to restore several sites that had been vandalized. More than forty volunteers participated in this event. More...

Woodhaven American Legion Holds 93rd Annual Convention

The Queens County Committee of the American Legion held its 93rd Annual Convention at the American Legion Woodhaven Post 118 on June 4.  Before the start of the convention, Queens County Commander Robert Condoleo laid a wreath in the Post’ More...

Weiner Debate Heats Up In Kew Gardens

On June 14, anti-Weiner protester Kevin Hiltunen (l.) faces off with pro-Weiner protester Jim Sideris (r.) in front of Congressmember Anthony Weiner’s office in Kew Gardens.   More...

Restaurant of the Week

COURT SQUARE DINER

If you're looking for a cool place to eat in this summer, just mosey over to Court Square Diner, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More...

Editorials

Keep Queens Parks Clean

In the past week, summer has asserted its presence several weeks early with grueling 80 to 100 degree days throughout Queens, drawing thousands of residents to local parks for their pools, leisure and sunbathing opportunities. More...

A Salute To All Fathers

On this coming Sunday, June 19, Americans will celebrate Father’s Day 2011. More...

Letters to the Editor

A Loving Memory To The Editor: Wolf Maris Auslander, 1882-1956. More...

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