July 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Queens Lawmaker Brings First ‘Caylee’s Law’ To New York State

Outrage expressed by Queens parents at the verdict in the Casey Anthony murder trial has encouraged a Flushing lawmaker to draft a bill that would make it a felony to not report the disappearance of a child to police within 72 hours, or the death of More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

UPS Worker Rerouted To Jail Queens police recently sent a UPS worker to jail after he was caught rerouting shipments of iPhones to his Middle Village home, authorities said. Cops arrested Alphonse Suarez, 29, at home on June 29 for swiping more tha More...

Mount Carmel Church Deacon Busted In ‘Jail Sex’

State police arrested a 70-year-old Astoria Catholic church deacon on July 10, after he was caught in a somewhat unholy act. More...

New Law Imposes Tough Texting-While-Driving Ban

Governor Andrew Cuomo last week sent a message to state motorists who talk and text on their cell phones while driving. More...

DOT Announces Resurfacing Of Roosevelt Avenue

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Department of Transportation Borough Commissioner Maura McCarthy announced on July 13, the completion of recent resurfacing of a seven-block stretch of Roosevelt Avenue between 51st and 58th streets, totaling 1.4 la More...

Meng Hosts Second Annual Healthy Kids Day

On July 16, Assemblymember Grace Meng hosted her second annual Healthy Kids Day to help promote active and healthy living. More than 150 youngsters between the ages of three and 12 attended. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Night Out Against CrimeAug. More...

Restaurant of the Week

TASTY’S DINER

Much like New York City itself, Tasty’s Diner is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and aims to give everyone what they want. At Tasty’s Diner, that means really good, home style food, made from scratch using fresh, tasty ingredients. More...

Editorials

Feds Should Keep Their Nose Out Of Our Light Sockets

A bill signed into law by then President George W. Bush in 2007, to go into effect in 2012, requires all new light bulbs to use at least 27 percent less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs. As of Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Features

New Artist Residency Concept Created For Ancient Smallpox Hospital

Seen here is Ellen Ivanits’ depiction of a proposed artist residence that she hopes to develop in the historic Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island. More...

Bryant H.S. Holds 65th Anniversary Reunion

On June 12, Bryant H.S. celebrated its 65th anniversary class reunion. It was hosted by the school’s alumni society and senior students. More...

Woodside ‘Colleen’ New York Rep At International Irish Fest

The new 2011 New York Mary From Dungloe has been chosen. The honor went to Woodside resident Stephanie Burke, a speech language pathologist and graduate of the Mary Lewis Academy, Hofstra University and Queens College. More...

Heat Wave In Queens, Temperature Hits 116!

Temperatures hit above 100 F. degrees with the heat index of 116 F. as of Friday 1 p.m. More...

New Noise Code Is Turning Down The Volume Across The City

City officials are reminding Queens residents that they have the power to turn down the noise in their neighborhoods, including Mister Softee trucks that park and play their familiar jingle, over and over again. More...

Cops Question Person Of Interest In Laughing Road Rage Killing

Queens detectives this week were questioning a person of interest in connection with a deadly road rage incident in Kew Gardens, that left one man dead and another in critical condition, police sources said. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Probe Alleged Gay-Bash Investigators at the 114th Precinct are probing allegations of an anti-gay hate crime that reportedly took place on June 30, outside a Long Island City deli. More...

Hunt Forest Hills Home Invasion Suspects

Queens police officials have released a photo of one of two suspects sought in connection with a July 12 home invasion robbery in Forest Hills. Cops said the suspect pictured and an accomplice burst into the home in broad daylight, bound the hands o More...

Reception Held For Mayersohn

Democratic Assembly candidate Michael Simanowitz attended a cocktail reception on July 12 in honor of Nettie Mayersohn’s retirement from the Assembly. The reception was hosted by Local 3 and the Joint Industry Board. More...

Ridgewood Democratic Club Celebrates 103rd Anniversary

The Ridgewood Democratic Club held their 103rd Anniversary Dinner Dance at Riccardo’s by the Bridge this year on May 18th. More...

Political Page

Queens Dems Respond To Koch Bid For GOP Vote Swing

Following our report in last week’s column that former Mayor Ed Koch was trying to swing the Jewish vote toward the Republican candidate in the special election for Anthony Weiner’s old seat because Koch was furious with President Barack More...

Health Care

Not Just Another Diet Book

The failing of most weight loss guides is that they are strict, regimented plans complete with recipes, rules and long lists of do’s and don’ts. More...

Keeping Your Brain Fit

I f you find yourself wondering where you left your glasses - again - or struggling to recall a name or a word you've used a million times, you're not alone. More...

The ABC’s For Keeping The Home Healthier For Children

Children often come into closer contact with their environment than adults. They put their fingers in their mouths, crawl on the floor, and touch, taste and breathe things without knowing if they are harmful. More...

Sports

Verizon And Mets Team Up With Local Youngsters

Youngsters ages seven to 12 from regional and local community youth organizations took part in a special baseball clinic sponsored by Verizon on July 17 as part of its promotional day at Citi Field. More...

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