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104th Precinct  Ridgewood Man Threatens Cops  A 59-year-old Ridgewood man is facing terrorism charges after he called 911 and threatened to kill police officers with a machine gun, claiming authorities were not searching hard enough for h More...

Mets Players Honor WTC Fallen

By LIZ GOFF Silence filled the Maspeth firehouse on the evening of September 11, 2001, where rows of unclaimed clothing bore witness to the terrible loss. More...

Maltese Honored With Academic Hall At LCC

On September 15 LaGuardia Community College honored former state Senator Serphin R. Maltese by naming an Academic Hall in his name in recognition of his enormous support of higher education at a formal ceremony. More...

Queens Community House Takes Back Meals On Wheels

Community Board 6 Chairman Joseph Hennessy welcomed members and other attendees to the September board meeting on the second floor of 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. More...

Helen M. Marshall Children’s Library Discovery Center Opens

On September 15 Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilmembers Leroy Comrie, Jimmy Van Bramer and other leaders of government and the community officially opened the Helen M. More...

GAHS Presents 9/11 First Responder Photo Exhibit

On Monday September 12, the Greater Astoria Historical Society unveiled an exhibit of Ground Zero photographs taken by 9/11 first responder Steve Spak. More...

Van Bramer Gets Holiday Light Funding, Graffiti Cleanup For Sunnyside

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer addressed the September luncheon meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce at Dazies Restaurant on Queens Boulevard on September 13. More...

Dancing With Death Over The Centuries

Once I had a case of influenza so bad I missed close to a month of graduate school. I ran a fever and coughed until it felt like my whole world was turned upside down. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

It takes iron persistence to find meaningful work, unless you plan on getting extremely lucky or are related to the hiring authority.  For example, one of my favorite writers got rejected over 350 times before he made his first sale.  He th More...

Defenseless Dog Tossed From Window

Astoria resident Milian Rysa deliberately tossed his 50-pound, Chinese Shar-Pei dog out of his third-story apartment window around 8:30 p.m. on September 12. More...

Miller Honors Glendale Residents

Assemblymember Mike Miller honored several organizations and individuals of the Glendale community on September 10. More...

Forces Combine At Citi Field

Two different forces united at Citi Field on September 13 when the Mets hosted Star Wars Night and the Stitch and Pitch events featuring more than 300 knitting fans. Mr. More...

Offer $2G Reward For ‘Ruthless’ Gunman

Queens detectives are searching for a violent gunman who last week shot a Ridgewood teenager.  Cops said the 17-year-old victim was walking near Bleeker Street and Cypress Avenue at 11:15 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Da Franco Ristorante Italiano

Da Franco offers a relaxing escape from your hectic life with exceptional Italian food and wine. More...

Features

Martin Luther School Inducts Ten New Members To National Honor Society

At its annual Opening Service, Martin Luther School inducted ten new members to its chapter of the National Honor Society. A list of the students inducted, their year and hometown follow. More...

New Memorial Honors Fallen

On September 8, a new memorial was unveiled at McManus Memorial Park in Astoria Heights during the 10th annual Memorial Candlelight Ceremony. More...

Please Be Seated!

Members of the Steinway Astoria Partnership, elected officials and local community leaders attended a ribboncutting celebrating the new benches now lining Steinway Street.  More...

Annual Event Honors D’Amico

Running and track enthusiasts gathered for an early morning meet on September 17 for the eighth annual Honorable Gloria D’Amico Memorial Fun/Run/Walk at Astoria Park. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Battering Smoker Busted More...

Airport Crime Watch

LaGuardia Airport Pilot Grounded  A JetBlue Airlines pilot is facing a weapons possession charge after he was caught with an illegal gun and ammunition in his luggage during screening at LaGuardia Airport. More...

Suspect Wanted In Deadly Shooting

On July 5 at approximately 1:22 a.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 41-03 Vernon Blvd., within the confines of the 114th precinct. More...

Chile’s First Woman President To Deliver Keynote Address At LaGuardia Commencement

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the first woman president in the country’s history, and currently the first Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, will address LaGuardia Community College graduates at its 39th a More...

Queens Appoints New Assistant District Attorneys

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on September 13 the appointment of thirteen law school graduates as Assistant District Attorneys. More...

Van Bramer Visits 9/11 Memorials Across District

During the days of September 8 through 11, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer participated in several 9/11 memorial events in his district to honor and remember the victims of the attacks. More...

Quick Facts About Astoria And Its History

Astoria is quickly becoming one of the most popular neighborhoods to live in. Its many attractions and proximity to the city have caused young families, professionals and college students to move in. More...

Astoria Community Meets To Discuss The Events of 9/11

A group of people gathered on September 10 at the Greater Astoria Historical Society for a community conversation commemorating the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. More...

LICA And City Agencies Hold Green Homeowners Forum

On September 13 the Long Island City Alliance in partnership with the NYC Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Health, the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainabi More...

Fitness For Seniors Program In Parks

The City Parks Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that offers park programs, is hosting fitness for seniors programs in Queens parks for those 60 or over.     The CityParks Senior Fitness Program kicked off on Septemb More...

Martin Luther School To Offer SAT Prep Course With Chyten Educational Services

Martin Luther School has partnered with Chyten Educational Services to offer SAT preparation courses for the Fall 2011 SAT test in November. The course is offered at a special price of $595.00 plus materials and registration. More...

Martin Luther School Begins 52nd School Year, Inaugural Middle School Classes Start

Martin Luther School, located on Maspeth Avenue in Maspeth, began its 52nd school year. Also, for the first time in its history, Martin Luther’s educational program will include students in grades six, seven and eight. More...

Astoria Bodybuilder Charged In Heartless Dog-Toss

Police at the 114th Precinct last week arrested a heartless bodybuilder who killed his dog by tossing it out a third-floor window.  Cops said Milan Rysa, 30, hurled the helpless pooch, a Chinese Shar-Pei named Brooklyn, weighing about 50 pounds More...

Walk For Immigrant New York

The Walk For Immigrant New York was held In Queens. The parade was made possible by Make the Road New York.     More...

Political Page

Turner Blasts Obama’s New Tax Plan; Has Breakfast With Mayor

In his first public comments about President Barack Obama’s latest income tax ploy, Congressmember-elect Bob Turner skewered the president’s proposed millionaires tax yesterday as counterproductive and he opposes it.  More...

Editorials

Autumn Is Welcome Change From Summer

Welcome autumn!  This Friday, September 23, summer will officially come to an end. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Jewish Vote More...

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