September 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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104th Precinct Missing Wife Hubby Goes Berserk A 59-year-old Ridgewood man, whose wife went missing from their home threatened to open fire on cops for failing to find her, police said. More...

Ten Years Later-New York Remembers 9/11

Family and loved ones of those lost at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 gethered for tenth anniversary where numerous politcal figures spoke including former President George W. More...

State Alert: Astoria Boulevard Site Toxic

A study released by the state Superfund Program recently designated a site on Astoria Boulevard, formerly occupied by a dry cleaning service, as a “significant threat to public health and/or the environment”. More...

Cops Hunt Serial Cellphone Thief

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a hooded thug, sought in connection with gunpoint robberies of 11 Queens teenagers. More...

Supermarket Workers Worry Over Job Security

Workers at local Pathmark and Waldbaum’s Supermarkets are walking a tightrope, wondering if a bankruptcy filing by parent company, Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Inc. More...

Sikh’s Donate Books And School Supplies To Queens Library

The Sikh Awareness Society culminated a 10-year project to increase understanding of their culture and religion by donating books, pamphlets and DVDs to Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer’s Sunnyside office. More...

Ronald McDonald House Charities Awards $17,000 Scholarship To Ozone Park Student

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) awarded a $17,000 scholarship to Sabrina Hussain of Ozone Park. Hussain is a graduate of John Adams H.S. More...

Crowley Hosts Queens Businessman For President Obama’s Address To Congress

On September 8, the President of Delicias Andinas Manuel Miranda joined Congressmember Joe Crowley, during President Barack Obama’s address to the Joint Session of Congress. More...

Gennaro And Staff Celebrate Panorama Cafe Anniversary

Councilmember Jim Gennaro and his staff visited the Panorama Café on September 7 in Jamaica Hill to celebrate its fourth anniversary of serving the community. More...

A.G. Schneiderman Arrests Former NYS Tax Agent For Theft Of Taxpayer Dollars

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrest and arraignment of a former employee of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for stealing taxpayer money. More...

Stavisky Tours 9/11 Memorial Garden

Senator Stavisky tours the 9/11 memorial garden planted by the Korean-American Senior Citizens Society of Greater NY with KASCSGNY President Kyong Shik Kim.  The garden is a 50-foot by 100-foot flower bed planted in the shape and colors of the A More...

Assemblymember Miller: Reflections A Decade After 9/11

We are closely approaching the 10th anniversary of the tragic events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. Like many of you, I remember the event like it was yesterday and will never forget where I was on that fateful day. More...

Sunnyside Veterans’ Clinic Moving

Physicians and staffers at the Thomas P. Noonam Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic are on the move this week. More...

Transportation Closings Recall 9/11 Shutdown

In preparation for Hurricane Irene, Governor Andrew Cuomo shutdown the subway systems and bus routes at noon on August 27. The precaution was done to keep people at home, where they would be safe, rather than traveling in dangerous conditions. More...

Marshall Calls For In-Borough Congressional Districts

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall called upon the state task force charged with redistricting to keep Queens whole. More...

Special Election 9th CD

The results for the race between David Weprin and Bob Turner in the 9th Congressional District were not available when the Gazette went to press. More...

On the brief side...

Explaining the lawmaker’s action, Maloney stated: “Doctors at the 9/11 health clinics have been telling us for years that cancers would likely result from the toxic dust that lingered near Ground Zero following the attacks. More...

Community United Methodist Church Of Jackson Heights To Host Reception

Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights, will hold a fundraiser garden reception on October 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Librarian Keeps Her Promise...Kisses Frog

Children’s Librarian Susan Scatena of the Whitestone branch challenged her summer readers that if they would collectively read 3,000 books, she would kiss a frog on the library steps and try very hard to turn into a princess. More...

Elegant Jewelry, Serving Industry For Nearly Three Decades

Looking for a large selection of wedding bands or engagement rings? Perhaps you are looking to sell some unwanted gold pieces. More...

Community Calendar

Queens Library Foundation Honors Dana, Stamatiades And Cisco

The Queens Library Foundation will host its Annual Gala on Monday, October 3 from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. at Studio Square, 35-44 37th St. in Long Island City. More...

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Editorials

NYC Needs More Cops

The week preceding and the days immediately following Labor Day 2011 were among the bloodiest in New York City’s history. In the city’s five boroughs, the week that ended on Sunday, September 4 saw 72 shootings. More...

Keep Local Papers Alive

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Use More Helicopters

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Misc

The Pulpit

Hanze Alberts by Annette Pulpit compiled More...

Turner Defeats Weprin

In an astounding political upset, underdog Republican Bob Turner rode the crest of a furious late campaign surge into yesterday’s special election to hand a humiliating defeat to David Weprin as he won the seat previously held by Anthony Weiner More...

Crowley Wants To Bury Overhead Power Lines

On September 8, Councilmember Elizabeth S. Crowley will introduce legislation to move all electrical conductors in the 30th Council District underground. More...

9/11 As Seen From Long Island City

This photograph was taken by Queensbridge resident Christina Hogan from the sixth floor rooftop of her building on the morning of September 11, 2001. Both tower have been hit. More...

What To Do In Case Of A Sewage Overflow

Homes in Astoria, Far Rockaway and other areas in the five boroughs were left with flooded streets after being hit by Hurricane Irene. More...

FEMA Aid Available For Queens Irene Victims

Federal officials last week announced that disaster aid is now available to assist Queens residents and government officials as they pay for damages caused by Hurricane Irene. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said that many Queens resi More...

No Love For US Open Janitor

A 45-year-old Corona man hired to work as a janitor at the 2011 US Open Tennis Tournament was arrested last week after he cleaned out laptop computers from an office at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. More...

The Irish Wales–Olympic Champions Of Queens

The New York City Police Museum in Lower Manhattan is hosting an exhibit entitled: The Irish Whales: Olympic Champions of the NYPD, 1900-1924, from Labor Day through October 30. More...

September 11th Memorial Flag Unveiled

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum unveiled on September 6 the official New York state September 11th Memorial Flag. More...

Forest Hills Jazz Musician To Tour South And Central Asia

Forest Hills resident Paul Beaudry, member of the jazz group Paul Beaudry and Pathways will soon tour as a musical ambassador to South and Central Asia on behalf of The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad. More...

Lexington School For The Deaf Honors The Fallen Of 9/11

Students, staff and administration at the Lexington School for the Deaf recently paid tribute to the memory of those who were tragically killed in the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.  More...

Gennaro Attends 9/11 Memorial

Councilmember Jim Gennaro takes part in a ceremony in which a restored front-end of a 1970s fire truck was donated to Fresh Meadows fire company Engine 315/Ladder 125 on Sept. 9 at the firehouse. More...

Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club Delivers School Supplies To Needy Students

The Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club is marking the end of summer and the start of another school year by donating much needed school supplies to students of the QSAC School in Whitestone. More...

Jackson Heights Buses Rerouted

Officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced a series of changes in services provided by its bus lines in Jackson Heights. Starting September 4, southbound Q47 and Q49 MTA buses were rerouted to run on 75th Street More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Cops Nab Basher Cops at the 114th Precinct arrested a 27-year-old Queens man on September 1, and charged him with assault and weapons possession in the brutal beating of an Astoria man. Police said Kevin Sorta and an accomplice ambushed the 39-year More...

Woodside On The Move Dedicates 9/11 Mural

Woodside on the Move held a dedication ceremony on September 10 for their 9/11 mural. More...

Maloney Seeks Cancer Coverage Under 9/11 Zadroga

Congressmembers who authored the groundbreaking Zadroga Act to provide 9/11 workers with health care and compensation, have filed a petition which could lead the way for coverage of cancer under the Zadroga law. More...

Taxi, Limo Drivers Draw Complaints Citywide

“Don’t think you’re special. More...

Queens Restaurant Week Begins

The Eighth Annual Discover Queens Restaurant Week began on September 12. Seen here in front of Queens Borough Hall at the event are (L. to r.); Queens Borough President Helen M. More...

Armenians Of Bayside Gather For Annual Festival

The Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs at Oceania Street and the Horace Harding Expressway in Bayside, celebrated its annual Oceania Street Festival in observation of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 10. More...

Political Page

Mayor To Testify In Haggerty Trial?

A Manhattan judge ruled yesterday that Mayor Michael Bloomberg must testify in the trial involving his payment of $1.1 million to John Haggerty in 2009 to conduct an Election Day poll-watching operation for the mayor. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Lucas Steakhouse

A fter two successful years and a brief closure to undertake renovations, Lucas Steakhouse is proud to celebrate its Grand Re-opening. More...

Features

Bayside Historical Society Honors Local Heroes Of 9/11

The horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were a global experience. Families from around the world were affected by the loss of loved ones who died in the airplanes and the targets, which they struck. More...

Queens College Business Forum Scholarship Helps Two Immigrant Students Pursue Their American Dreams

For some immigrants who come to this country, the search for the American dream can quickly turn into an American nightmare especially in a poor economy.  But not for Maria-Laura Arcos and Daniel Abaev, two Queens College students who despite di More...

Boulevard Of Bravery

More than 100 members of the Woodside community gathered to honor the fallen members of FDNY Rescue 4 by renaming the intersection of 65th Street and Queens Boulevard as the “Boulevard of Bravery”. More...

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