September 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Halloran, Parents Call For Busing Options For JHS 194 Students

Last spring, junior high school parents all over New York City found out that school buses were being eliminated for their kids.  For parents at JHS 194 in Whitestone, that discovery came late.  As in, one day before the 2011-2012 school ye More...

St. John’s Prep Students Named As Commended

On September 27, Principal William Higgins of St. John’s Preparatory School announced that Oliver Allen-Cummings, Ricky Jang and Jason Roman have been named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Stabbing Bolsters Review Of School’s Security

A classroom dispute at Long Island City H.S. More...

Feds Warn Do-It-Yourself Bedbug Killers

A government study released last week is warning New Yorkers who take on the task of exterminating bedbugs that the cure can kill you.  The study, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that dozens of New Yorkers have More...

Irene Auto Repair Aid Available

Financial assistance for motorists whose vehicles suffered damage during Hurricane Irene is just a click away.  If your vehicle was damaged by the wrath of Irene, click www.automobilefloodvoucher.com for instructions on how to apply for financi More...

Addabbo’s Low-Cost Mammography Event Draws 22 Women To Test

On September 8, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., sponsored No Cost or Low Cost Mammography Screenings at American Legion Continental Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Twenty-two women had mammogram screenings for cancer. More...

Local Artists Come Together For Art ALIVE Astoria

On September 21, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended Astoria’s Art ALIVE event – a contemporary art show at Veslo Café, a new Croatian restaurant on Broadway and 32nd Street, where 11 local artists showcased their work. More...

Van Bramer Celebrates End Of Season With LIC YMCA

On September 17, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer handed out awards to young baseball players at the Long Island City YMCA Youth Baseball League's end of season ceremony at Queensbridge Park.     An avid baseball fan and supporter of More...

Addabbo To Work With Goldfeder On JFK Safety

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. and Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder attended the JFK Safety Discussion at St. Barnabas Church in Howard Beach on September 20. More...

Hunt for Sweet Cicely In Forest Park With Naturalist/Author "Wildman" Steve Brill

Foraging expert “Wildman” Steve Brill will lead one of his world-famous foraging tours of Forest Park in Kew Gardens. More...

Local Pols Attend Rosh Hashanah Food Drive

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Councilmember Karen Koslowitz assisted the Queens Jewish Community Council, 119-45 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, in its annual Rosh Hashanah food distribution on September 25. Seen here are (L. More...

Student Library Fee Reprieve

Students worried about fines for overdue public library books can take a sigh of relief, library officials said.  Officials last week announced a citywide amnesty program for more than 100,000 students who were previously barred from taking out More...

Cops Question Couriers In $200G Queens Heist

Law enforcement officials this week are trying to determine how a brazen bandit managed to grab a bag containing approximately $200,000 in cash from an armored truck in Corona on September 23 – and how the thief ran away with the cash without t More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Ponticello Ristorante

Since 1982, Ponticello Ristorante has been welcoming residents of the five boroughs and beyond, including celebrities, politicos and heavyweights in the community. More...

Features

East Flushing Library Has Heraklion Alatsata Association CD

The East Flushing Library, next to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, under the directorship of Chief Librarian Florence Leung, has established a unique Greek Studies multi-media library. More...

New Farmer's Markets Add To Borough's Fresh Food Options

     Queens Borough President Helen Marshall hailed the opening of two new farmers’ markets in St. Albans and Flushing under a State program that helps New York farmers while providing fresh food to local communities. More...

Greek Orthodox Church Blesses Greenport’s Waters

The Saints Anargyroi, Taxiarchis and Gerasimos Greek Orthodox Church of Greenport, New York held a procession and a parade to “Bless the Long Island Waters” at the Maritime Festival on Saturday, September 24th. More...

Whitestone Attempted Rape Suspect Captured

Police arrested Kenneth King. a Bayside resident on Friday, September 30, in connection with an attempted rape that occurred in Whitestone Wednesday morning, according to the NYPD. More...

103rd Pct. Cop Honored For Heroics

Detective Charles LoPresti of the 103rd Precinct was honored during the September 20 Borough Cabinet Meeting at Queens Borough Hall. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Hunt Ridgewood Child Groper  Police at the 104th Precinct are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man who allegedly groped a 5-year-old girl on September 16, inside a Ridgewood clothing store. More...

Queens Historical Society Remembers ‘Growing Up Queens’

In recent memory New York City has become a town of new faces. More...

Vallone To Seek Justice For Murdered Pup

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. last week added his voice to those of Astoria residents who are seeking justice for Brooklyn, the 50-pound Shar-Pei, whose owner allegedly tossed the pup three stories to his death on September 12. More...

‘Hank From The Bank’ Auffarth Remembered At Memorial Service

Hank Auffarth, banker, Queens Chamber of Commerce board member and former vice president, known as “Hank from the Bank”, collapsed and died August 22 while running on a beach. More...

Holy Cross H.S. Installs New President

Father  Walter E. Jenkins C.S.C. was installed as the new president of Holy Cross H.S. (HCHS) on September 15, during the school’s opening liturgy. More...

Van Bramer Helps Launch New Season Of Chocolate Factory

On September 21, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined more than 60 local supporters and artists throughout New York City to celebrate the fall lineup of the Chocolate Factory Theater in Long Island City. More...

Introducing ‘The Weekender’

MTA Website to Reduce Confusion of Weekend Subway Service

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will today launch “The Weekender,” a new feature of MTA.info intended to transform the way riders navigate the subway system on weekends. More...

Gold Medalist Jenny Simpson Visits P.S. 273

Jenny Simpson, who won the gold medal for the 1500m earlier this month in South Korea, making her the first American world champion in almost 30 years paid a visit to P.S. More...

Improvements To Vernon Blvd. Dog Run Announced

State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer announced on Sept. 20 that long-awaited renovations to the Vernon Boulevard Dog Run in Long Island City have begun. More...

Riker’s Update

Slay Suspect Recaptured After Escape Bid  A suspected murderer last week made a brief escape bid from Riker’s Island but was quickly recaptured, authorities said. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Cops Nab Dutch Kills Mugger  Police at the 114th Precinct arrested a 33-year-old Astoria man, after he swiped a wallet from a man walking along 38th Avenue.  Cops said Gabriel Sanchez grabbed the wallet from the victim at about 8:25 p.m. More...

Kid-Snatch Parents Nabbed By Pennsylvania Police

The parents accused last week of snatching their eight children from a Forest Hills foster-care facility remain in custody of law enforcement officials in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where they await extradition back to Queens, authorities said. More...

Martin Luther School Announces Addition Of Regents Exams To Advanced Placement Curriculum

Martin Luther School is bringing back the Regents program as part of the high school curriculum. The Regents Exams will be available in English, Algebra, World Studies, U.S. History and Living Environment. More...

Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu Back At London Lennie’s

Patrons of London Lennie’s, 63-88 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park will have the chance to partake in the 15th annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu starting October 17 available through November 13. More...

Political Page

Koch To Sue Over Redistricting

At an Assembly hearing on the state legislature’s plan to draw new legislative lines for the 2010 elections and for 10 years beyond that, former Mayor Ed Koch got into an argument with the lawmaker officiating at the hearing and threatened to g More...

Editorials

Reduce Smog With Synchronized Traffic Lights

A report released last week by Environment New York, a statewide, citizen based environmental advocacy organization, maintains that New York City and Long Island are among the top 20 large metropolitan areas in the country with elevated levels of smo More...

Rosh Hashanah Marks Start Of High Holy Days

Starting at sundown on September 28 and going on until nightfall on September 30, Jewish people throughout the world and here in New York City will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Trouble On The Horizon To The Editor: Republican Turner’s win in a historically blue Democratic district should cause jitters for the Obama re-election campaign. To view it as anything other than a harbinger of trouble would be foolish. More...

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