July 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Complimenti!

Councilmember Jim Gennaro and Assemblymember David Weprin celebrated the 10th anniversary of Acquista Trattoria on July 15 with the Acquista family. More...

Residents Left Homeless By Astoria Blaze

Fire marshals are trying to determine what caused a fast-moving blaze that caused major damage to an Astoria apartment building on July 25.  The all-hands fire at the building at 30-95 35th St. was first reported at 2:31 p.m. More...

Gennaro Rids District Of Graffiti

Councilmember Jim Gennaro uses a high-pressure paint spray gun to remove graffiti from a roll down gate on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica. Graffiti will be removed all year in the 24th District thanks to a budget allocation from the councilman. More...

Cops Need Your Help To Nab Bike Thieves

Queens detectives are searching for some thieves who stole 35 bicycles from a summer Youth Day Camp program at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter 2

102nd Precinct  ‘Painters’ Swipe Greenbacks  Two brazen, armed bandits dressed as painters burst into an Ozone Park Chase Bank branch on July 19 and walked away with nearly $900,000, police said. More...

Savvy Senior: How Seniors Can Shape Up While Sitting Down

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about chair exercises for seniors? I have some balance problems, along with arthritis in my left knee, which limits my mobility. More...

Van Bramer Honored At Queensbridge Family Day

On July 16, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer attended Queensbridge Houses Family Day where he was honored by the Tenants’ Association led by President Pamela Thrower. More...

Addabbo And Local Woman Bring Free Self-Defense Classes to Seniors

A disturbing trend seems to be developing as more and more attacks on women and seniors are taking place in the city. The reality of the world we live in today is that one in six women will be assaulted in their lifetimes. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Night Out Against CrimeAug. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Mi Candela

Eat, drink and dance the night away at Astoria’s latest addition to the food and entertainment scene. More...

Features

The Hon. Gloria D’Amico Senior Residence Dedicated

Fourth of July weekend is America’s biggest celebration, honoring our country. During the holiday weekend, local residents of Astoria honored the late Honorable Gloria D’Amico. On July 3, the Vestry of the Board of St.  More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Did you know the press is so important in the U.S. it is the only industry mentioned in our Constitution? See our First Amendment.  More...

Two Suspects Wanted In Gas Station Robbery

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the following two suspects who are wanted in connection to a commercial robbery that occurred within the confines of the 108th Precinct. More...

Queens Borough President Marshall On Peninsula Hospital Closure

    I will call on state health officials to convene an emergency meeting to explain the future of healthcare for more than 100,000 residents of the rockaway peninsula. More...

Parks Hosts Second Annual Family Fun Night

On July 15, the Department of Parks hosted the second annual Family Fun Night on the Beach, sponsored by Councilmember Eric Ulrich. More...

Ferreras Hosts Celebration Of 201st Anniversary Of Colombia’s Independence

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras led the celebration recognizing the 201st anniversary of Colombia’s Independence at the New York Hall of Science. More...

Van Bramer Visits Woodside Senior Center

On July 19, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer visited the Woodside Senior Center’s Annual Barbecue where he spoke about the important healthy initiatives that have been put in place at the center as a result of funding he has provided, such as mea More...

Vallone: Victims Must Report Gropings To Police

Detectives at the NYPD Special Victims Unit and police at the 114th Precinct are searching for a bike-riding pervert responsible for a series of ride-by grope attacks on women in Astoria. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

106th Precinct Offer $2G Reward For Robbery-Assault Suspects Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate five suspects sought in connection with a July 8 robbery-assault at an Ozone Park residence. More...

Spend Some Quality Time On Social Security’s Web Site

Summertime is here, and for many people that means vacation. Some of the best vacations are the ones that allow you to spend time with family who live far away. More...

Seniors Celebrate Funding Victory

On July 19, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined seniors at Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) to celebrate this year’s continued funding. SCS offers a variety of social services, meals and recreational opportunities to seniors. More...

Koslowitz Teams Up With City Agencies To Address Lien Sales

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz recently worked with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Finance to address issues surrounding constituents who are facing the unfortunate risk of their lien being sold.   Both agen More...

Political Page

Koch Endorses Turner

Citing businessman Bob Turner’s unwavering support for Israel and his political independence, lifelong Democrat and former New York City Mayor Ed Koch has crossed party lines to endorse Turner, the Republican/Conservative candidate for the 9th More...

Editorials

Default, Tax Hikes Equally Unacceptable

Within the next week, the Congress of the United States (both houses) and President Barack Obama will have to come up with some sort of compromise to raise the government’s borrowing limit.  More...

Letters to the Editor

First Responders To The Editor: Sadly families will gather on September 11 at Ground Zero to honor their loved ones lost due to acts that will forever haunt civilized humanity. More...

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