January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Airport Crime Watch

TSA Agent Busted For Laptop Swipe    Police arrested a federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screener on January 10 for allegedly stealing an expensive laptop from a college student at a LaGuardia Airport security gate.&nbs More...

Corona Man Charged In Massive Child-Porn Bust

A 35-year-old Corona man last week was arraigned on a 3,000-count indictment charging him with the possession and promotion of more than 1,000 images and 500 videos featuring child pornography.  More...

Fresh Direct Ponders Move

Fresh Direct, an online grocer that delivers to residences and offices in the New York City metropolitan area and one of the largest employers in Long Island City and Queens as a whole, has become a prize in a bidding war between New York City and Ne More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

SUGAR FREAK LOUISIANA HOMESTYLE COOKIN’ & SPIRITS

Mardi Gras is just a few weeks away (February 21) but don’t wait until then to visit Astoria’s only restaurant featuring Louisiana home style cooking and spirits. More...

Editorials

Aqueduct, Willets Point Face Challenges

Governor Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State Address January 4 among other things highlighted his vision to build the nation’s largest convention center at the Aqueduct racetrack racino—a project already on the way to becoming a done d More...

Letters to the Editor

FDR Had The Right Idea To The Editor: More...

Gianaris, Van Bramer Attend Town Hall Meeting

State Senator Michael Gianaris is seen here speaking at the Sunnyside town hall meeting, hosted by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, focusing on MTA-related issues affecting the neighborhood. More...

Crowley Attends Benefit For Slain Officer Figoski’s Daughters

On January 7, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley attended a local fundraiser for the daughters of Police Officer Peter Figoski organized by Middle Village business owners and local advocates Mike Kelly, Rich Scherne, Walter Clayton and Giancarlo Barrice More...

Crime Takes A Nosedive In 114th Precinct

Crime took a nosedive in the 114th Precinct in 2011, with homicides taking the greatest plunge – down more than a whopping 44 percent from 2010.  More...

Weekend 7 Service Suspended Between Queens, Manhattan Through April 2

Court Square 7 Station Closed 24/7 At Same Time

A continuation of upgrade and modernization work to the Flushing Line and its stations will necessitate suspension of 7 train service between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square for eleven weekends beginning January 21, as well as the full closure of t More...

Political Page

Gov Calls For New Teacher Evaluation Plan

A couple of week ago, headline writers were having a field day describing the bad blood between Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  But last week, the governor and the mayor were on the same side, fighting city teachers, demandin More...

Seniors

Don’t Wait Six Weeks! Go Online Today

Soon, the world’s most famous groundhog will be getting a lot of attention. More...

How Much Do You Need to Retire?

Dear Savvy Senior,  Is there an easy way to figure out how much savings a person needs to retire? More...

Features

Board 1 Cabinet Hears APAC, Sanitation Department, Plans

Astoria Performing Arts Center Executive Director Taryn Drongowski Sacramone, described the group’s winter-spring rehearsal and performance schedule to the Community Board 1 District Cabinet at the cabinet’s first meeting of 2012 on Janua More...

$20G Snowstorm Lawsuit Heats Up

The family of a 75-year-old woman who died while waiting for an ambulance during the 2010 Christmas Eve blizzard is moving forward with their $20 million lawsuit against the city, charging unplowed streets kept emergency responders from reaching the More...

Queens Scam Family Gets 418 Years

A fuming Queens judge last week threw the book at a Richmond Hill family of con artists, sentencing them to a combined 418 years in prison for a brazen immigration and real-estate scam that duped 19 families out of $1.8 million over a six-year period More...

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