August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

110th Pct. Holds Night Out In Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The 110th Precinct Community Council held its 28th annual Night Out Against Crime in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on August 2. The event brought together nearly 1,000 community members. More...

Vallone Joins 114th Pct. For Night Out Against Crime

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Fire Marshals Arrest Two For Queens Arson

FDNY fire marshals arrested two men for setting a fire in Queens that resulted in four injuries that included two firefighters and two seniors who lived in the building. More...

Parking Meter Phase Out

The familiar parking meter is about to expire, city officials said.  Single-space meters are disappearing from the streets of Queens, replaced by new, Muni-Meters that offer more time at higher prices for motorists.  The city Department o More...

Greening Western Queens

City Department of Parks (DOP) officials are bringing their Greening Western Queens program to a neighborhood near you.  Officials recently launched the project, which will plant more than 850 trees in neighborhoods from Long Island City to Woo More...

Tests Prove Air Quality Safe After Power Plant Explosion

A spokesperson for USPowergen last week told the Gazette that extensive air testing has been completed at the Astoria power plant rocked by a July 27 boiler explosion. More...

Huang Subject Of New State Probe

Embattled developer Tommy Huang is facing a new legal challenge for defying a state order that bans him from selling co-ops and condominiums for the rest of his life. More...

112th Precinct Celebrates Night Out With Food, Music, Awards

On August 2, the Queens Boulevard service road between 69th Road and 70th Avenue, lined with tents and a stage, was closed for the 112th Precinct celebration of National Night Out Against Crime. More...

Van Bramer Supports YMCA Youth League

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer kicked off the first day of the Long Island City YMCA Youth League season at Queensbridge Park. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

CANZaCity ROADHOUSE

CANZacity Roadhouse opened just over a year ago to the delight of local Astorians who can be seen relaxing at tables outside and inside this friendly establishment. More...

Editorials

New Science Curriculum Holds Promise

A 282-page report, released Tuesday, July 19 by the National Research Council, presented the results of more than a year spent by an 18-member committee devising the framework for improving American science education.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Uncaring Pols To The Editor: The electeds that disgusted most of America over the fight to raise the debt level do not deserve to be re-elected. More...

Beg Pardon

In the August 3 issue of the Gazette in the I On Politics Column, Councilmember James Gennaro was erroneously misquoted as saying that the Pomonok shooting killed one man and wounded three others. More...

Native Americans Gather For Annual City Powwow

Native Americans from across the country and Canada joined together in peace and harmony at the Queens County Farm Museum in Glen Oaks for the 33rd Annual Thunderbird Mid-Summer Powwow. More...

Queens Librarian Brings Back Literary Treasure From Bangladesh

When Queens Library’s Coping Skills Librarian, Selina Sharmin, went to visit her family in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she brought back a treasure: a coveted set of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling in Bangla. More...

Crowley, Simanowitz Celebrate Medicare Anniversary At Angelo Petromelis Senior Center

Congressmember Joe Crowley and Assembly candidate Mike Simanowitz celebrated the 46th anniversary of Medicare being signed into law at the Angelo Petromelis Senior Center in College Point. More...

Astoria’s Youngest Dance Stars Perform

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing person from within the confines of the 109th Precinct. Sang Young Nam, 44, an Asian male was last seen on August 1 at 11:30 p.m. More...

Taken: Fighting Back Against Child Abduction

The voices on the tape are clear. More...

Bloomberg: It’s Time To Grade Street Food Vendors

Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week said the city’s system of grading restaurants for cleanliness is such a success that it should be expanded to include street food vendors. More...

Cops Stall Gropers, Victims Plan Rally

Queens police officials this week said increased police presence and enforcement efforts seem to have put the brakes on a bike-riding pervert believed to be responsible for more than 20 attacks on women in Astoria.  Officials said no new gropin More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

107th Precinct  Cop Impersonator ‘Crashes’  A 50-year-old Queens man last month found himself behind bars after he claimed to be a cop when his car slammed into another vehicle in Fresh Meadows.  Cops said Edwin Rivera a More...

Crash Kills 10-Year-Old Australian Tourist

A 10-year-old girl was killed on Sunday evening in a tragic accident that left her pinned inside a van that crashed on 31st Street and 34th Avenue.  Police said the girl was riding in a 2004 GMC mini van driven by a 61-year-old family member, t More...

Van Bramer Meets With Seniors At Queensbridge Senior Center

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and his mother were welcomed by seniors and staff at the Queensbridge Senior Center. More...

Political Page

Carey Eulogized As City’s Savior

It was ironic that as former New York Governor Hugh L. Carey passed away at age 92 last Sunday, the United States was on the brink of financial ruin. More...

Seniors

Resources For Job-Hunting Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you recommend some good resources to help job-hunting seniors? I’m 60 years old and have been out of work for nearly six months now and need some help. More...

Features

Maloney Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Fight Human Trafficking

On August 3 at City Hall, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D–Manhattan, Queens) announced the introduction of H.R. More...

Electeds Join Together To Keep Grand Station P.O. Open

Astoria’s four legislative representatives have joined together in the effort to convince the United States Postal Service (USPS) to keep the Grand Station post office in Astoria open for business.  More...

Don’t Mandate NYC To Build Cover Over Reservoir

Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/The Bronx) spearheaded an effort last week to convince the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant the city of New York a waiver from having to construct a cover over its Hillview Reservoir More...

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