August 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Meng To Government: The ‘Model Minority’ Needs Your Attention

In response to the research report released by the Flushing Leadership Collaborative on the service needs of Asian American seniors living in Flushing, Assemblymember Grace Meng stated, “As a member of the New York state Assembly’s Aging More...

‘Scooper’ Slacks Face Increased Fines

City officials are warning pet owners of increased fines for failing to clean up after their pooch. Department of Sanitation (DOS) officials last week announced that the citywide fine for failing to pick up after your pooch has been more than double More...

Odysseus Is Parading Into Queens

Odysseus has, finally, found his way to Queens, and — journeying through storm surge and eons of urban grit — has been transformed a bit in the process. 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...

Annual Late Summer Registration Effort for New Or Re-entering Students Runs Aug. 31-Sept. 16

The New York City Department of Education today announced that it will open 12 Student Registration Centers on Wednesday, August 31, to enroll new students for the opening of school. Procedures vary across the following categories of students: More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

LENG

Bangkok, 1942. A man named Leng opened his first restaurant cooking traditional Thai dishes for the locals. More...

Editorials

Earthquake Shows We Learned From Experience

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Central Virginia last Tuesday, August 23, sending tremors along the East Coast, and prompting office buildings from Washington D.C. to New York to be evacuated. More...

Labor Day Honors Every U.S. Worker

Among all the holidays we observe in the course of a year, Labor Day, first celebrated in New York City in 1882 and this year falling on September 5, is unique. More...

Letters to the Editor

No Road To Recovery To The Editor: The stock market plunge would have been worse if the debt ceiling was not raised. The downgrade was caused by those in Congress who played chicken by considering defaulting on the national debt. More...

Irene Storms In

Hurricane Irene has come and gone. What began almost two weeks ago as a tropical storm in the Caribbean passed through the metropolitan area as a category one hurricane packing 70 mph winds. More...

Marshall Reports: ConEd To Have Power Restored Soon For All Queens Residents

     Queens Borough President Helen Marshall reported on August 30 that more than 7,800 customers in Queens were still without power, but that Con Edison expected the vast majority of them to be restored by midnight. More...

‘Forgotten Trees’ Scheduled For Pruning

The city is promising to prune trees on several Long Island City blocks that were overlooked when crews tended to trees throughout Community Board 1 last summer. The trees, located on Steinway Street between Broadway and Northern Boulevard, will be More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

108th Precinct $2G Reward For Armed Robbery Suspect Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with an August 14 armed street robbery. More...

Addabbo Hosts BBQ For Veterans

On August 20, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. welcomed more than 100 veterans and their families to his third annual Veterans’ BBQ held outside his Howard Beach district office and VFW Post 2565, under the leadership of Mr. More...

Gennaro Joins Young Tennis Stars

Councilmember Jim Gennaro participated in the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) on August 22 at Pomonok Park. More...

American Airlines Introduces New Boeing 737NG Fleet

American Airlines is pleased to be the first airline to commit to Boeing’s new 737 family offering, which is expected to provide a new level of economic efficiency and operational performance. More...

Political Page

Weprin Cancels Debate, Sets Off New Storm

After a lull in the name-calling and brick throwing that has marked the rival campaigning between Assemblymember David Weprin and Bob Turner, which will be decided in just two weeks, in the September 13 special election, the rhetoric was ramped up an More...

Seniors

Many Popular Brand Name Drugs Will Soon Go Generic

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that the drug Lipitor and a few other popular brand name medications will soon be available in cheaper generic form. What can you tell me? Frugal Senior Dear Frugal, More...

Retirement Estimator Celebrates Three Years

It’s been three years since Social Security’s Retirement Estimator went online. More...

Features

Mapping Roosevelt Island

    Where in the world is Roosevelt Island? More...

Kimisis Church Of The Hamptons Feast Day Religious Highlight Of The East End

Eastern Orthodoxy is the second largest Christian community in the world, with an estimated 300 million adherents, according to internet sources. More...

Crowley Dishes Up Healthy Meals At Local Greenmarket

On Tuesday, Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx) participated in healthy cooking demonstrations led by Cornell University Cooperative Extension of New York City at Elmhurst Greenmarket, a regional farmer’s market organized by GrowNY More...

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