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Astoria Civic Association Hosts Children’s Bike Race in Astoria Park

Hundreds turned out for one of the city’s oldest and longest running children’s bike races on May 22, organized by the Astoria Civic Association and Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Vallone Congratulates Graduates at 15 Schools

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. celebrated with thousands of recent elementary, middle school, and high school graduates in the past two weeks as he gave commencement speeches at 15 schools in his district and beyond. More...

Bloomberg, Crowley, Markey Dedicate New Elmhurst Park

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city Parks Department officials were joined by Congressmember Joseph Crowley and Assemblymember Margaret Markey as they dedicated the new Elmhurst Park on Grand Avenue on June 6. More...

Cullom New QTIP Excutive Director Announces Schedule

At a reception at Queens Theatre in the Park (QTiP) on June 26, Ray Cullom told the audience that when he became the new QTiP executive director at the end of March there was nothing posted in the Theatre Series for the coming season. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Guilty Verdict In ’09 Rape  A 30-year-old Brooklyn man last week was convicted of grabbing a woman off a Queens street and raping her in Forest Park in September 2009. More...

Where’s Our July 4th Blockbuster?

Fourth of July weekend is marked by several traditions: public fireworks shows, family barbecues and blockbuster movie releases.  Although not every movie released on a July 4th weekend has been a huge hit, the past has seen a good deal of  More...

Gennaro Brings Music To Fresh Meadows Temple

Councilmember Jim Gennaro borrows Rabbi Moshe Shur’s guitar during a free concert on June 27 at the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism in Fresh Meadows. More...

Burglar Sought By 108th Precinct

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred on June 20, at approximately 9:25 a.m., in the 108th Precinct. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

La Vigna Italian Restaurant

La Vigna is a fine Italian restaurant serving exquisitely prepared dishes in a beautifully appointed dining room. More...

Features

Queens Library Saved From Budget Ax

Queens Library CEO Thomas W. Galante announced on June 29 that $23 million of the proposed $25 million New York City budget cut has been restored. This is the largest funding restoration at budget adoption in history. More...

Teachers Still Face ‘Excesses’ Under $66 B City Budget

At the last Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) meeting of the school year on June 29, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott delivered the good news. “We will not be laying off any teachers,” he said.  More...

Maloney Speaks To Seniors On Efforts To Save Medicare

President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law on July 30, 1965 -- and on July 1, 1966, enrollees first entered the program.  More...

RFK Bridge Gets $1 B Capital Improvement, Project To Take 15 Years; GAHS 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibit

The sprawling Robert F. More...

Braunstein Visits Bayside Senior Center

On June 28, Assemblymember Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) provided a legislative update to the members of the Bayside Senior Center. “Thank you to Director Susan Shafer and all of the members at Bayside Senior Center. More...

114th Precinct Cops Honored, Hidden Auto Compartments Outlawed

Police Officers Peter Predescu and Mubashir Tohfafarosh were honored as Cops of the Month at the June 28 meeting of the 114th Precinct Community Council. More...

Noguchi, Socrates Revitalizing LIC Neighborhoods

The Isamu Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park (SSP) are bringing together artist led teams to help revitalize Long Island City neighborhoods. More...

Days On Bike Patrol Help Catch Mailbox Thief

Patient and thorough police work, including several days on bicycle patrol, led 108th Precinct Police Officer Ryan Dowling to make an arrest of a perpetrator  suspected of stealing from mailboxes. More...

Hillcrest Jewish Center, Marshall Celebrate Israel Anniversaries

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall addresses audience at Hillcrest Jewish Center, June 23 during celebration of 44th Anniversary of reunification of Jerusalem and 63rd Anniversary of the State of Israel. More...

P.S. 177 Special Ed Students Raise Funds For Hopeline

In late May, Verizon Wireless received a letter from a special education class at P.S. 177 in Fresh Meadows.  The students heard about HopeLine from Verizon and decided to help the cause by collecting phones and by selling lemonade and cupcakes. More...

Alumni Are Speakers At Francis Lewis H.S. Graduation

Some 1,000 seniors from Francis Lewis H.S., Musa Ali Shama, principal, gathered at the Hoftstra University Field House on Tuesday, June 28, for the graduation exercises that marked the culmination of their four years at the school at 58-20 Utopia Pkw More...

Wilbur To ‘Pig Out’ At Upstate Sanctuary

Wilbur, named by workers at the city’s Animal Care & Control Center (AC&C), was found by residents near 31st Avenue and College Point Boulevard on June 19 on Father’s Day.  Cops who responded to the 911 calls had no trouble More...

Political Page

Cuomo Sets Sept. 13 Special Election To Fill Weiner’s Seat

About a dozen Queens Democrats kicked up what had been silent campaigns to become congressional candidates when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that a special election will be held on September 13 to fill ex-Congressmember Anthony Weiner&rs More...

Editorials

New Rent Hikes Put Tenants, Landlords In Same Bind

Last Monday night, the Rent Guidelines Board by a vote of five to four raised rents on some 1.1 million apartments in New York City by 3.75 percent for one-year renewals and 7.25 percent for two-year leases. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Oops!

Rabbi Laurie Gold was incorrectly identified as Rabbi Laura Cohen in the Queens Gazette, front-page story, “Gay Marriage Law Hailed, in the June 29 edition.   More...

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