December 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Teacher Busted In Student Sex Scandal

A married Queens schoolteacher remains behind bars this week, after he was arrested for repeatedly having sex with one of his students.    Charles Oross, a social studies teacher at I.S. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Annette Hanze Alberts. To be More...

Restaurant of the Week

Tu Casa Resttaurrantt

Every night is a fiesta at “Tu Casa” where friends and families fill up on delicious Peruvian and pan-Latino food and fabulous cocktails, all served in a clean, comfortable restaurant with great service. More...

Seniors

The Twelve Sites Of Social Security

During the holiday season, it’s hard to walk in a public place without hearing a Christmas carol or two. One of the most popular traditional songs is “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. More...

How Much You’ll Pay for Medicare in 2012

Dear Savvy Senior,   I know we will be getting a slight increase in our Social Security checks next year but what about our Medicare costs. What will the Medicare premiums and deductibles cost seniors in 2012? More...

Features

Turner Sets Up Shop In Middle Village

Congressmember Bob Turner and his constituents joined together at 82-20A Eliot Ave. in Middle Village to cut the ribbon and officially open his new district office. “I am pleased to be able to share this day with my constituents. More...

Stavisky Celebrates Chanukah With Seniors

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky visited the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills Golden Age Club for their annual Chanukah Party. More...

Man Arrested In Attempted Murder Of Two Rookie Cops

Police in Manhattan arrested a 53-year-old Queens man sought in connection with the December 2 attempted murder of two Jackson Heights police officers.    Cops said Antonio Olmeda was spotted by police at 116th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manh More...

Elected Officials Seek Construction Funding For P.S. 2, P.S. 11

While supporting needs throughout District 30, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan and state Senator Michael Gianaris spoke in support of  two especially beleaguered schools: P.S. 2, Jackson Heights and P.S. More...

Oh, Christmas Tree: Tall Tales And Making Choices

Did you know it takes 15 years for saplings to grow into traditional Christmas trees? Each acre of land growing the Christmas symbols provides the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people!  More...

DelShah Sells Commercial Space To Queens Library

Executive Vice President of DelShah Capital LLC Marc Watkins announced that the Queens Library has purchased seven street-level commercial spaces, totaling more than 10,000 square feet, at 31-32 Union Street in Flushing for $3.5 million.   More...

‘Wonderful Holiday Gift’

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney hailed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s selection of a joint bid by Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to build a new applied-sciences campus on Roosevelt Island. More...

Political Page

Bloomberg Blasts Laporte Over Pride Release

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is known nationally for his efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals for obvious reasons: they kill people.  More...

Queens GOP Vice Chairman Tabone Meets With Romney

Executive Vice Chairman of the Queens GOP Vince Tabone met with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on December 14 and discussed the possibility of local organizational support for the governor’s presidential bid.  More...

Editorials

Gazette Extends Happy Holiday Wishes To All

Today, December 21, is the first day of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Four days from now the Christian world will celebrate the birth of Jesus, acknowledged as Savior and Lord. More...

Letters to the Editor

Welcome Home Troops  To The Editor:  More...

New Sports Scandals Offer ‘Teachable Moment’ About The Child Sexual Abuse Crisis

Details continue to unfold about the shocking scandals over allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-up at Penn State University and at Syracuse University here in New York.  More...

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