August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Simanowitz Joins Mayersohn, 107th Pct, For Night Out

On August 2, Michael Simanowitz, the Democratic nominee for Assembly in the 27th district, presented an award to his longtime boss, former Assemblymember Nettie Mayersohn, at the 107th Precinct’s National Night Out Against Crime. More...

Dromm Visits NY Junior Tennis League At I.S. 61

Councilmember Daniel Dromm (c.) recently visited the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) program at I.S. 61 in Corona. Joining him were (back row l. to r.); I.S. More...

Astoria Residents And Electeds Rally To Save Post Office

On August 1, concerned residents of Astoria and elected officials rallied to urge the United States Postal Service (USPS) to keep the Grand Station post office, located at 45-08 30th Ave., open for business. More...

Huang Ordered To Pay $26G Fine In Deadly Building Collapse

Troubled developer Thomas Huang last month agreed to fork over $26,400 to resolve a series of safety violations uncovered during an investigation into a deadly construction accident that left a 26-year-old worker dead and three others seriously injur More...

Sexual Assault Suspect Wanted

Police are searching for a Hispanic male in his 20s wanted in connection in an attempted sexual assault that occurred on July 14 at approximately 3:50 a.m. in the confines of the 114th Pct. More...

Local Electeds Call For Mosquito Spraying

Councilmember James F. Gennaro called on the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to spray for mosquitoes in Jamaica Estates and the Pomonok Houses after the department detected the West Nile Virus in mosquito pools in the area. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt Bogus Guard In $15G Heist Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are seeking help from the public to locate and identify a crook that disguised himself as an armored truck guard and swiped almost $15,000 in cash from an Astoria check cashing es More...

Halloran Gives Citation To Whitestone Pageant Star

Councilmember Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) presented a city citation to Katherine McQuade, 15, of Whitestone on July 20 at his district office. McQuade is a competitor in this year’s America’s National Teenager Pageant. More...

30th Road To Be Renamed ‘Ann Buehler Way’

The City Council recently voted to rename 30th Road at the intersection of 21st Street, “Ann Buehler Way”, near the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens. More...

Halloran Honors Two CB 7 Members

Councilmember Dan Halloran (R–Whitestone) (c.) presented City Council citations to Robert LoPinto (r.) and Eugene Brennan (l.) at his district office in Whitestone on July 26 to honor their years of service on Community Board 7. More...

Fake Armored Courier Sought In 14K Getaway

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect in regards to a grand larceny that occurred on July 22 at approximately 10:15 p.m. More...

Van Bramer Visits Big Six Seniors

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer visited the Self-Help Big Six Towers NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) in Woodside, which offers first rate on-site services to its senior residents. More...

Governor Appoints Queens Chamber President To Regional EDC

Jian Yuan Xu, who resides at 136th Street in Flushing, has been missing since 10 a.m. on August 1. The 15 year old was last seen by his parents when he informed them that he was going to his school library to study. More...

Missing Child

Jian Yuan Xu, who resides at 136th Street in Flushing, has been missing since 10 a.m. on August 1. The 15 year old was last seen by his parents when he informed them that he was going to his school library to study. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Susan ClearyCommunity MeetingsDates More...

Restaurant of the Week

PSARI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT AND BAR

32-10 36th Avenue, Astoria  718.786.6015

A ugust is typically “vacation time” for many people around the world, a time when people pack up and leave for blue waters, fine dining and relaxation. Sounds great, doesn’t it? More...

Editorials

Enjoy The Rest Of Summer In Queens

Editorial

It’s that time of year again. We are now entering the unofficial final month of summer 2011 and as usual, we find ourselves wondering where this all-too-brief season has gone. More...

Letters to the Editor

Permit Bill Opposition A copy of this letter was received by the Gazette. Joseph Hennessy Chair, Queens Community Board 6 73-05 Yellowstone Boulevard Forest Hills, NY 11375 Re:Livery Street Hail Permit Bill Dear Mr. Hennessy: More...

114th Pct. Seeks Basement Burglary Suspect

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for a burglary which occurred within the confines of the 114th Pct. More...

Police Seek Burglar For Afternoon Hit

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following suspect wanted for a burglary which occurred within the confines of the 114th Pct. More...

City And State Comptrollers Meet On MTA Audit Results

At an early morning press conference on July 31, city Comptroller John Liu and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli made public their findings in a recently completed audit of the MTA’s work on subways throughout the city. More...

Halloran Joins 109th Pct. For National Night Out Against Crime

Councilmember Dan Halloran attended the 109th Precinct's National Night Out Against Crime on August 2, at the Douglaston Plaza Shopping Center.  The event is part of the precinct's efforts to reach out to the community to achieve the shared goal More...

Baccalaureate School Announces Senior Class Recipients Of International Baccalaureate Diploma For 2011

The Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE) is announcing that 36 students of the senior class have been awarded the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma for 2011. More...

Former Queens Commander Named New NYPD Transit Bureau Chief

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has tapped Assistant Chief Joseph Fox to head the NYPD Transit Bureau, following the retirement of Chief Raymond Diaz. Fox, 54, is a 30-year NYPD veteran who served as commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens Sou More...

Police Nab ‘Copycat’ Groper, Continue Search For ‘Original’

Queens police officials are warning women in Astoria to remain on the lookout for a bike-riding pervert believed to be responsible for more than 20 grope attacks in the Astoria area. More...

Braunstein Holds First Mobile District Office In Little Neck

Assemblymember Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) held his first Mobile District Office on July 30 at Stop and Shop in Little Neck. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

108th Precinct Hunt Woodside Gas Station Bandits Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects sought in connection with a July 11 gas station robbery. More...

Van Crash Claims Queens Toddler

A two-year-old Queens boy lost his life on Saturday night when he ran between parked cars into traffic at 82nd Street and Broadway in Elmhurst. More...

114th Cops Search For Deli Shooting Suspect

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual wanted for a shooting that took place on July 17 at approximately 4:50 a.m. in front of En Express Deli at 9-20 Main Ave. in the confines of the 114th Precinct. More...

Halloran Supports Junior Tennis League

On July 29, Councilmember Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) visited the New York Junior Tennis League site at J.H.S. 194 in Bayside. More...

Department Of Health Launches Citywide Dog Licensing Awareness Program

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Councilmember Jessica Lappin, city Health Commissioner Dr. More...

Deaf Employee Honored At Little Neck Panera With Associate Of The Month Award

The Panera Bread restaurant of Little Neck is honoring deaf employee Darryl Jennings as associate of the month, in recognition of his superior job performance. More...

Correction

A recent Gazette article titled, “New Noise Code Turns Down The Volume,” reported that Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) workers would not enforce the new code, and that “teams of NYPD ‘noise cops’ would respo More...

Ex-Con Jailed In Woodhaven Rape

A convicted state sex offender found himself behind bars again last week, after he was charged with beating and raping a woman in an alley located just blocks from his Woodhaven home. More...

Entrepreneur’s Space Honored

A Long Island City-based business incubator was honored by the city Department of Small Business Services at a recent ceremony at Gracie Mansion. More...

Astoria Student Achieves Top Awards

Jacqueline Christopher Waldman of Astoria received top honors in two prestigious contests for students from grades three through 12. More...

Political Page

Historic Debt/Default Bill Gets Final Approval

President Barack Obama yesterday announced final passage by the U.S. Senate of the national debt ceiling compromise legislation, thereby averting a ruinous national default. More...

Seniors

How Work Can Affect Your Medicare Decisions

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ll be turning 65 this fall and I’m planning to work for a few more years. Do I have to sign up for Medicare if I am still working and receiving health insurance through my employer? Working Retiree Dear Retiree More...

Hours To Change At Several Social Security Offices

Effective August 15, a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday for several Social Security offices across the borough will be implemented. More...

Features

New 30th Avenue Photo Exhibition Unveiled

On July 20, the Greater Astoria Historical Society held an event to unveil a new photo exhibition at its galleries on 25–20 Broadway, featuring the work of Astoria artist Annabel Short, entitled 30th Avenue: A Year in the Life of a Street. More...

Push For More Education In Bed Bug Awareness

The number of bed bug cases in New York City public schools drastically increased during the 2010 through 2011 academic year as compared to the prior year. More...

Heat Wave Wattage Demands Reached Trillions

The record heat led to record breaking energy use in the metropolitan area. Con Edison reported that New Yorkers used a terawatt hour—or a trillion watts hour of electricity—during the four-day heat wave. More...

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