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Borough President Urges Queens Residents To Be Ready For Hurricane Irene

     Queens Borough President Helen Marshall is urging residents and businesses to take precautions and stock up on emergency supplies like flashlights, batteries, first aid kits and to check on elderly neighbors in the event that More...

Earth’s Fragile Surface

My friend Sharon Rogers lives in suburban Virginia. On Tuesday she and her husband were leaving their house to go to a late lunch when she felt something like thunder sweeping over the neighborhood.  More...

Sanitation Truck Dangles In Queens

A boss at the union representing Department of Sanitation workers last week said the mechanic who drove a salt spreader through the wall of a Maspeth repair shop, “won the lottery”. More...

Queens County Young Democrats Celebrate Fifth Annual Summer Bash Fundraiser

On August 15,  the Queens County Young Democrats celebrated their fifth annual summer bash fundraiser with more than 100 people in attendance and many Queens elected officials.  QCYD honorees that evening were City Comptroller John Liu, Ass More...

Ulrich, Crowley, Koslowitz Fund Litter Basket Collection On Jamaica Ave

Councilmembers Eric A. More...

Transfiguration Church of Mattituck Initiates Social Change

The Vespers and Feast Day of the Transfiguration of Christ Church on Breakwater Road, Mattituck attracted more than 300 persons each day. On the August 5 evening Vespers, Rev. Sarantis Loulakis, St. Markella Church, Wantagh; Rev. Elias Nikolaou, St. More...

Cops Nab Suspects In Astoria Car Thefts

Police at the 114th Precinct last week dismantled a two-man car theft operation that long plagued an Astoria neighborhood. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct  Hunt Killer Of Homeless Man  Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect(s) sought in connection with the brutal murder of a homeless man on a street in Richmond Hill.  Cops sa More...

Electeds Offer Plan To Defuse M.V./Glendale Freight Train Problems

Western Queens lawmakers joined together last Wednesday evening to unveil their plan/agreement with rail companies to alleviate the excessive traffic, noise and undesirable odors caused by outgoing freight trains in Middle Village. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

$2G Reward For Home Invasion Info  Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are seeking help from the public to identify and locate four armed suspects who shot a man during a botched home-invasion robbery.  Cops said the suspects let thems More...

City Considering ‘Pay By Phone’ Parking Meter System

Your cellphone may soon replace your quarter in the perpetual quest for metered parking spaces in New York City.  The city Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently soliciting proposals for a pilot program that would allow motorists to &l More...

Peralta, Moya, Ferreras Join Gillibrand For Job Training Push

On August 16 Make the Road New York was the location for a press conference led by U.S. Senator Kirstin Gillibrand to announce new legislation she has proposed to provide job training and opportunities for at-risk youth living in Queens. More...

Van Bramer Kicks Off Second Year Anti-Graffiti Initiative

On August 22, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and CitySolve, joined members of the community in taking a stand against graffiti with a kickoff event commemorating the second year of Van Bramer’s graffiti fighting initiative in District 26. More...

Queens Jewish C.C. Helps Those In Need

High school students participate in the Queens Jewish Community Council volunteer program at their Forest Hills office. More...

Out-of-Town Students Study Queens Asians

Twenty students—some from as far away as California, Washington, and even one from Hawaii—spent part of their summer in an unusual way.  As participants in the recent week-long, intensive Summer Institute developed by the Asian/Ameri More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, More...

Restaurant of the Week

ASTORIA ORGANIC MARKET

I’m not only a food writer, I’m a believer! A believer in the benefits of eating a healthier diet composed largely of vegetables, grains and fruit. And if it’s all organic… even better! More...

Features

Group LED By Tishman Speyer Sells LIC Mixed-Use Tower

A group led by Tishman Speyer has sold Two Gothman Center in Long Island City at a $100 million profit, for $415 million, the Wall Street Journal reorted. More...

Crowley To Craigslist: Stop Sale Of Illegal Drop-Side Cribs

Serving notice on Craigslist to stop flouting federal regulations, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/The Bronx) called on the popular Web site to prohibit the sale of dangerous and illegal drop-side cribs on the Web site and quickly remov More...

Local Electeds Tour L.I.C. Business Incubator

On August 18, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney toured the Entrepreneur Space, food-manufacturing and business incubator in Long Island City sponsored by the city. More...

Con Edison On High Alert As Hurricane Irene Heads For New York

As Hurricane Irene approaches New York, Con Edison is closely monitoring its progress and is preparing for the possibility of extensive outages to electric, gas and steam customers. More...

State Of Emergency Declared In Preparation For Hurricane Irene

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency in New York in preparation for the potential impact of Hurricane Irene, which is expected to hit New York State this coming weekend. More...

Hurricane Irene Update

As you know, we are expecting hurricane and tropical storm like conditions as a result of Hurricane Irene over the next few days.  I wanted to share with you the latest New York City Office of Emergency Management recommendations. More...

Candidates For Ninth CD Seat Debate Issues

On September 13, voters in the Ninth Congressional District will choose a successor to Congressmember Anthony Weiner, who resigned his seat on June 16 of this year. More...

Be Calm, Stay Safe When an Earthquake Strikes

An earthquake reminds us that natural disasters can happen at any time—in an instant. Careful preparation and planning can make a difference when it comes to protecting home and family. More...

Newtown Historical Society Replaces Plaque Dedicated To Astoria's Hallett Family

The Newtown Historical Society has announced the replacement of an historic plaque dedicated to Astoria’s founding family, the Halletts, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Maspeth.   More...

Miller-GRYC Food Drive Is Success

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) in conjunction with the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC), held a food drive which ended on August 16 to benefit the Ridgewood Older Adult Center. More...

Stavisky And Koslowtiz Visit Uzbekistan Exhibit

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Councilmember Karen Koslowitz visited the Uzbekistan exhibit, Our Common Home, at the Bukharian Cultural Center on August 2 in Rego Park, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence. More...

Sunnyside, Whitestone Students Win Astoria Federal Savings’ ‘Teach Children To Save’ Essay Contest

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, Astoria Federal Savings held its sixth annual essay contest for children, ages five-12, asking them to complete the statement: “If I save a lot today, in the future I could…” More than 1, More...

Local Artist’s Work Showing At Capital One

This is the last chance to see the new collage work of local artist Edwin G. Cadiz at Capital One Bank on 32nd Street and Broadway in Astoria. More...

Cops Ramp Up Search For Abandoned Baby Mom

Detectives at the Queens Child Abuse Squad this week are continuing their search for the mother of a newborn girl, found on August 19, abandoned in a shoebox on an Astoria doorstep. More...

Jackson Heights/75th Street One-Way Reversal

As part of the overall Jackson Heights improvement plan, NYCDOT will be making the following changes:     * Change the direction of 75th Street between 30th Avenue and 37th Avenue, from a northbound street to a southbound street. More...

MTA Hiring Temporary Bridge And Tunnel Officers

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is currently seeking temporary bridge and tunnel officers (BTOs) to work at its seven bridges and two tunnels, including the Marine Parkway and Cross Bay Bridges in the Rockaways.  The temporary appointments will run for More...

Waste Treatment Plant Danger, Etc.

To The Editor,  More...

Miller Attends Third Annual Walkabout

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D–Woodhaven) along with state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

Mets And Queens Library Team Up To Promote Children’s Literacy

On August 7, Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee and infielder Nick Evans visited the Queens Library Children’s Discover Center at the Central Library in Jamaica. The players read to a group of children. More...

Richmond Hill Student Wins Astoria Federal Savings’ ‘Teach Children to Save’ Essay Contest

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, Astoria Federal Savings held its sixth annual essay contest for children, ages five-12, asking them to complete the statement: “If I save a lot today, in the future I could…” More than 1, More...

Political Page

Weprin-Turner Slugfest Continues

As both Democratic and Republican state and national organizations get more involved in the Weprin vs. More...

Editorials

Birds, Garbage And Airports Do Not Mix

Two years and seven months ago, give or take a few days, we lauded US Airways Pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his copilot, Jeff Skiles, for landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after the aircraft sustained a double bi More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks And Appreciation  To The Editor:  More...

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