July 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks Have Illuminating History

On July 4th weekend, fireworks lit up the skies over Queens in celebration of our country’s independence.  However, fireworks were used long before 1776, for reasons other than patriotic holidays. More...

Knife-Wielding Bicyclist Convicted Of Assault In LIC Stabbing Attack

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Gay-Bash Teens Charged With Murder As A Hate Crime

The Queens District Attorney’s Office last week upgraded charges against six teenagers to include murder as a hate crime after they allegedly beat an 18-year-old Long Island teen to death on March 13. More...

Mom Sues City In Suicide Of Son

The mother of a 12-year-old Astoria boy who killed himself after classmates constantly harassed him, is suing the city Department of Education (DOE), charging administrators at P.S. 84, failed to take action to stop the bullying. More...

Offer $2G Reward For Queensbridge Gun-Slay Info

Queens detectives are reaching out to the public for help to identify and locate suspects sought in connection with a murder outside the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City. More...

MLS Honors Three For Community Service

At the 2011 Cougar Golf Classic, Martin Luther School honored James O’Kane and Karen & David Burke with the annual Class Act Community Service Awards, which honors individuals who have excelled in their professional careers while giving bac More...

Vallone Speaks To LaGuardia CC On Public Service

On July 7, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. was a guest lecturer in the “Practical Politics in New York City” course at LaGuardia Community College. More...

Savvy Senior: Gravesite Care When You Can’t Get There

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any services or organizations that provide gravesite care and decorating? My 82-year-old mother cannot take care of dad’s grave anymore, and I don’t live nearby to do it either. Need Help Dear Need, More...

No Right Turns On Red For NYC In Near Future

Out-of-towners who visit the city are usually surprised to learn that when driving, no right turns are allowed on a red light unless a sign says otherwise. New York City is the only place in the United States where right turns on red are illegal. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Domestic Abuse Call Reveals Weapons Cache  Police responding to a brutal domestic attack on June 21 searched a suspect’s Ridgewood home where they discovered a cache of unregistered weapons – including a fully More...

Slim Down With London Lennie’s Executive Chef Jeff Baruch’s “Hot N’ Skinny” Clam Chowder

Who says you can’t enjoy succulent seafood favorites like clam chowder this summer while staying swimsuit slim? More...

DEP, Parks Department Complete Improvement Project For Oakland Lake Park

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Cas Holloway and Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe announced on July 11 the completion of a $2.5 million capital improvement project to restore the 46-acre Oakland More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Night Out Against CrimeAug. More...

Restaurant of the Week

DONATO’S RESTAURANT AND PIZZA

The relaxing, softly lit, convivial atmosphere is more than appealing enough to invite you in, but it’s the food at this Woodside corner Italian restaurant that makes Donato’s a winner. More...

Features

Students Can Make New Discoveries At Queens Library

Mark Lambert Jr., 6, and Ashley Garcia, 10, are seen here experimenting with elementary physics at Queens Library’s new Children’s Library Discovery Center. More...

First Ever Astoria Park Festival Entertains Locals

Families flocked to Astoria Park this weekend for the first ever Astoria Park Festival underneath the RFK Triborough Bridge. More...

MTA Considers Different LaGuardia Access Plans

Bowing to community opposition, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) threw in the towel eight years ago on its plan for public access to LaGuardia Airport along the “N” elevated train line in Astoria.  More...

Braunstein Announces Mother's Day Contest Winners

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...

Despicable Me In The Park

Councilmember Jim Gennaro serves popcorn to a youg girl, one of many youngsters, who came to see Despicable Me at Captian Tilly Park in Jamaica on June 29. The movie was free to the public thanks to an allocation from Gennaro. More...

100 Years To Life For Ex-Con In Arson Attack

A Brooklyn ex-con last week was sentenced to 100 years to life behind bars for setting his ex-girlfriend on fire in her apartment in November 2009. More...

114th Precinct

Hunt Check Fraud Suspect  Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are searching for a man who allegedly cashed four fraudulent checks at bank branches in Astoria.  Investigators said that on January 22, the suspect brought a victim’s More...

Borough President Joins Con Ed's Green Team At Home Energy Survey

With the summer season quickly heating up, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall joined Con Edison’s Green Team on June 15 at a Queens Village home to conduct an energy survey that will help the homeowner reduce costs and improve energy effic More...

Koslowitz Presents Citation To Longtime Forest Hills Gardens Resident

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz presented longtime Forest Hills Gardens resident and 1935 graduate of P.S. More...

Electeds Bring Free Tax Lien Help To Constituents In Debt To City

On July 6, state Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. co-sponsored a free Tax Lien Assistance Outreach Event, along with Assemblymember Mike Miller and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley. More...

P.O. Hurdle, 110th Precinct, Honored

Cop Of The Month Police Officer Paul Hurdle receives the Cop of the Month award at the 110th Precinct Community Council’s meeting June 10 at the VFW Hall in Corona. (L. to r.); P.O. More...

Social Security Information For Those Who Serve In The Military

On Memorial Day, it’s important to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. More...

114th Precinct Man Wanted By Police For Forcible Touching

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for touching which occurred on June 7, within the confines of the 114th Precinct. More...

$2G Reward Offered For Suspects In Mother And Son Shootings

Police last week arrested a gunman who killed a Fresh Meadows nursing assistant while hunting for her teenage son.  Malik Wallace, 20, allegedly fired at Christina Coleman, 39, and her 18-year- old son, Hassan Gil, on July 2 at 5:45 p.m. More...

Who Do We Thank For Air Conditioning?

The unbearable heat of summer rekindles an otherwise forgotten appreciation for air conditioning. However, it has not always been as safe and successful as the modern machines we are accustomed to. More...

New York’s Greek Community Honors Its Poetic Heritage

On July 15, a special visit by the POEMobile, projections of poems on the side of the Hell Gate Bridge,  and performances of poetry and music will mark  the 100th anniversary of the birth of Greece’s Nobel Laureate Odysseas Elytis.&nb More...

Political Page

Koch Makes Move Toward Turner Endorsement

Out-spoken former Mayor Ed Koch threw himself squarely into the race for Anthony Weiner’s former 9th CD seat on Monday, saying he would vote for Republican candidate Bob Turner over Democrat David Weprin if he backs Israel and opposes cutbacks More...

Editorials

‘Captain 3,000’ Sets Standard For All

Last Saturday, July 9, 2011, Derek Sanderson Jeter, the 37-year-old shortstop and team captain of the New York Yankees, became the first Yankee player to make his 3,000th hit.  More...

Budget Restoration Saves A Queens Treasure

We seemed for some time to have been caught in a torrent of never-ending bad news.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks For Everything To the Editor: More...

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