November 2, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Flamenco Show Honors Garcia Lorca On 75TH Anniversary

From November 11 until December 11 the Thalia Spanish Theatre will be hosting a flamenco tribute to the poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca, called Flamenco & Lorca. More...

Vallone Judges World Cares Center Cook off Fundraiser

On October 25, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. appeared as a guest judge for the annual World Cares Center (WCC) fundraiser. More...

The 14U Jr. Team Tennis Club Lands Fifth Place

This past weekend the 14U Jr. Team Tennis Club from the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) took home fifth place out of the top 16 teams in the country at the Advanced Level. More...

P.S. 17 Hosts Drug Prevention ‘Red Ribbon Week’ Parade

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. marched alongside elementary schoolchildren from P.S. 17 in Astoria on October 24 to kick off Red Ribbon Week, a nationwide drug prevention campaign. More...

Simotas Sponsors ‘Teen Read Week’

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas distributed thousands of pamphlets to Western Queens middle schools announcing the 13th annual Teen Read Week, which took place from October 16 through 22. More...

JetBlue ‘Slider’ Starts Probation

The JetBlue “slider” who made history by bailing out of a flight at JFK International Airport in August 2010 last week was back in Mental Health Court for graduation from a mandated mental-rehab program. More...

114th Civ-OP Holds Awards Ceremony

On October 26, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined members of the 114th Citizen Observation Patrol for their annual awards ceremony at Riccardo’s by the Bridge Catering Hall. More...

Stavisky Visits John Bowne H.S. Future Farmers

State Agriculture Department Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine, Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz and state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky examine freshly laid eggs in the chicken coop at John Bowne H.S. in Flushing during a tour of the grounds. More...

Maltese On Beltrani

Former state Senator Serf Maltese released the following comment about Supreme Court candidate Parole Judge Robert Beltrani saying, "It has been may pleasure to work with Parole Judge Robert Beltrani on matters of importance to Queens residents More...

The Gazette Urges A Vote For DA Brown

Next Tuesday, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown will be seeking re-election to a sixth consecutive term. More...

Meng Discusses Community Bds. At Queensboro Hill Civic Meeting

Local community boards will have more decision making power if Assemblymember Grace Meng has her way. Meng addressed various concerns of area residents at the Queensboro Hill Civic Association meeting at the Palace Diner in Flushing last week. More...

Schedule Changes Bring Chaos To LICHS

After two months with classes held on regular schedules, Long Island City H.S. More...

A Close Shave For Autism

Paul Halvatzis, of Halvatzis Realty, has accepted a challenge from his children, including his autistic son, to shave his 35 year old mustache off to benefit those living with autism. More...

Cycling Cellphone Snatcher Nabbed

On the night of September 24, 108th Precinct Officers Brian Ritto and Bryan Quinn were on duty at 70th Street and 41st Avenue in Woodside. More...

Local Astorian Starts New Social Networking Web Site

There is an old saying, “You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.” Because of one Astoria resident, that is about to change. More...

‘Blue Book Stats Inaccurate’ Claims CDEC 30

Amid a number of proposed school closings and co-locations by the city Department of Education (DOE) last year, Community District Education Council 30 objected to a DOE determination that five schools in District 30 were underutilized and pointed to More...

Vallone Vows To Restore Scholarship

Over the last 15 years, roughly $1 billion has been cut from public higher education in New York. More...

Model Of Proposed Silicon City Installed On Famed Panorama

With elected officials and community leaders by their side, the Coalition for Queens unveiled a conceptual model of Silicon City, a proposed technological innovation center, on the Queens Museum of Art’s Panorama of the City of New York. More...

A Slice Of Pizza For Under A Buck At Papa Gino’s

In this difficult economy people are looking for new ways to save money. It seems lately that a good deal in town has been hard to find, until now. Papa Gino’s is now offering 99-cent regular slices. More...

Flushing Student Completes Fox News Elite Apprenticeship

Last week Amanda Morales from Flushing was one of four graduates from this year’s Ailes Apprentice Program. More...

Trick Or Treat?

A few Trick or Treaters stopped by to visit the offices of the Gazette on Halloween. More...

Elmhurst Library To Relocate Temporarily

Elmhurst is getting a new library. Queens Library at Elmhurst, 86-01 Grand Avenue, will be closed effective November 7, and is moving to temporary quarters while a new library is built on the site. More...

Sinatra School To Give Free Concert

The New York City Greek Film Festival and ALMA Bank will join forces to present “Singing in the Movies”, a concert of music from famous Greek motion pictures and other notable film scores on November 6 at 7 p.m., at the Frank Sinatra Scho More...

Salvatore Polizzi To Represent Queens In 2011 Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge

This year Salvatore Polizzi has been chosen to represent Queens in the 2011 Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge that will take place on November 6. More...

Braunstein And Bayside Historical Society Cleanup Lawrence Cemetery

 Assemblymember Edward C. Braunstein and the Bayside Historical Society sponsored a cleanup of Lawrence Cemetery at 216th Street and 42nd Avenue on October 22. More...

TD Bank Opens New Richmond Hill Location

Members of the Richmond Hill community celebrated the opening of the new Richmond Hill branch of TD Bank with an all-day party featuring free food and refreshments, TD’s mascot, a stilt walker and a steel drum band. More...

Hillcrest H.S. Scores ‘A’ On City Progress Report

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott released the fifth annual Progress Reports for all city high schools. Hillcrest in Jamaica was awarded a grade of “A”. More...

Historic St. Luke’s Church To Have New Handicapped-Accessible Ramp

The historic St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Forest Hills Gardens broke ground on October 24, for its long-awaited accessibility plan, which involves the addition of a ramp and a new stoop. More...

Amalgamated Bank Educates Clients On Basics Of Borrowing Money

Revisiting the basics of borrowing money from a bank is a useful first step for hardworking men and women who are looking for a personal loan, home equity loan or a line of credit. More...

P.S. 70 Hosts Career Day

On October 26, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. spoke with two fourth grade classes at P.S. 70 in Astoria during their annual career day. More...

Van Bramer Addresses Woodside Neighborhood Association

On October 26, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer addressed community residents and activists at Woodside Neighborhood Association’s Town Hall meeting held at St. Sebastian’s Parish Center. More...

Gun Toting Robber Sought By Police

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the following individual who is wanted in connection with a gun-point robbery which occurred within the confines of the 114th Precinct. More...

SJP Girls Varsity Soccer Has Undefeated Division Record

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Batman (Vallone) Visits Astoria On Halloween


Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined three children’s Halloween parades dressed as Astoria’s caped crusader. More...

Van Bramer Hosts Second Annual Hispanic Leadership Award

On October 28, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer hosted his 2nd Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards at Arepas Café in Dutch Kills/Astoria. More...

Historical Society Holds Tenth Annual Totten Trot

Running enthusiasts braved the cold weather and icy roads for the tenth annual Totten Trot 5k Foot Race. More than 100 participants, some as young as 12 and others as old as 85, took their marks at the starting line at 9:30 a.m. More...

Brown Seeks Sixth Straight Term On Tuesday

Elections 2011 will be ushered in next Tuesday with an extremely light ballot, featuring District Attorney Richard A. Brown seeking his sixth consecutive fouryear term which will extend his record in that department. More...

Fundraiser Held For Christoforatos At Cavo

Charles Sciberras (r.) congratulates Kate Christoforatos (l.) on her run for Supreme Court Judge for Queens County during a fundraiser on October 25 at Cavo in Astoria. More...

United Behind Christoforatos

One time Assembly candidate Kimon Thermos was on hand the night of October 27 to support Kate Christoforatos in her run for Supreme Court Justice at a fundraiser held in her honor at Cavo in Astoria. More...

SHAREing & CAREing To Hold Annual Benefit And Silent Auction

On November 16, SHAREing & CAREing will hold its 17th anniversary benefit and silent auction. More...

Apply Now For Seasonal Jobs

‘Tis the season for Queens job hunters to cash-in on holiday employment opportunities. More...

Brown Calls For Getting Guns Off Streets At PSA 9

Just two weeks away from election to a sixth straight term as Queens District Attorney, on this occasion without opposition, Richard A. More...

Weprin Supports Afterschool Programs

Councilmember Mark S. Weprin visited two afterschool programs in Eastern Queens to celebrate the twelfth annual Lights on Afterschool. More...

Queens Gets Its Share Of Trees

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall looks on as youngsters, including fifth-graders from P.S. 209, plant trees on October 26 at Fort Totten Park in Bayside. More...

Rego Park Author Pens An Ode To ‘Doggies’

What Is It About Doggies?Written and Illustrated byElizabeth G. UhligMarble House Editions, paperback,36 pagesISBN 978-0-9834030-0-5$12.95 W hat is it about doggies? Why do we love them so? Why do we want to pet them? Does anybody know? More...

Marshall Funds New FDNY Training Vehicle

On October 27, at Queens Borough Hall, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and the FDNY unveiled a new Mobile Training Vehicle. More...

Halloween’s Awful Trick, A Snowstorm

Halloween weekend came with a big surprise –a rare snowstorm. A record-breaking snowfall dumped more than two and a half feet of snow, leaving thousands of homes and businesses along the Northeast coast without power. More...

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Crowley Welcomes New U.S. Ambassador To Bangladesh

On October 25, Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Bangladesh, welcomed the new U.S. More...

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